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Who We Are
DAA Consulting is a homegrown, full-service consulting organization built on the principles of Clarity, Consistency, Commitment.
DAA Consulting is a leading consulting firm specialized in Taxation, Sustainability & ESG, Valuation & Insolvency, Risk & Assurance, and Management Consulting Services. The organization is headquartered in Mumbai with 6 branches across India. The firm has a multifaceted leadership with partners that have diverse expertise and experience in consulting and industry.
Where We Can Help You
DAA Consulting specializes in providing well-researched consistent solutions to every business need.
The firm leverages its expertise to provide comprehensive solutions across Industries, Geographies and Consulting Services. The firm prides itself on efficiency in its processes and consistency in its outcomes.
From Transaction Advisory Services to India Entry Strategy, DAA with its board of elite advisors and professionals, is able to support organisations in various areas. Learn more about our capabilities.
Taxation & Regulatory
Having ushered on the foundational strength of indirect taxation, DAA Consulting has now expanded its services offerings to include support in direct taxation, regulatory, endowment planning and transactions advisory.
Exim and FTA
Extensive Experience and Proficiency in Direct & Indirect Taxation and EXIM coupled with Tax Technology Solutions enable us to handle complex taxation & regulatory issues.
DAA Consulting along with IRIS has developed a Litigation Management System (LMS) to handle the complex audit & litigation requirements. The LMS solution is an intelligent cloud based SAAS Solution which enables large enterprises to manage their tax litigations effectively.
Our founding partner, Mr. D. Arvind, is an IBBI Registered Valuer (Securities & Financial Assets).
Our senior partner Mr. G Sivakumar heads the valuation vertical of the firm and has a team comprising 3 IBBI registered valuers to support him.
We provide registered valuer support for business or securities valuation.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)
With numerous IBBI Registered Valuers and Insolvency Resolution Professionals in the firm, we offer diverse support to businesses.
Sustainability & ESG
Sustainability and ESG will be the cornerstone of very business and investment decision for a brighter greener tomorrow. Learn how we can add value to your business.
Life Cycle Support
The Industry Experts Panel at DAA provides Life Cycle Support to companies who wish to enter India. The Support entails helping the company with Market Research, Competition Mapping, Price Positioning, Make vs Buy Decisions, Finding the Right Business Partner for the entire Supply chain including Distribution and such other support to enable the companies to start operations in India.
Risk & Assurance
With the support of seasoned professional in Forensic & Internal Audits, we offer value added services in the space of risk & assurance.
End to End Compliance Management Support to enable companies to focus on their Core Business and leave the task of ensuring compliance to regulations to us.
Our Growing Statistics
A growing organization with a strong track record.
Years of Experience
See what our clients are saying about us
Group General Manager (Finance)
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL)
Subsidiary of ONGC
We had engaged DAA Consulting a Management Consulting firm based at Chennai to represent our company before the Government of Tamil Nadu for coordinating issuance of notification granting exemption from Value Added Tax in the context of petroleum products for transfer of products to OMC and include our company name in the list of OMCs'. This assignment has been handled by the firm very professionally following the highest ethical standards. We found the representational drafts proposed by them and their personal interactions with Government authorities were outstanding. We appreciate the efforts, perseverance, hard work and well representation made by Mr. Sumanth L, Sr. Manager of the referred firm. Please keep up good work and we wish you all the best. Date: 07-07-2022
Indirect Tax Manager
Emerson Process Managament
It is my pleasure to write few words about Adithya. I have seen many CA professionals in my career but the qualities you possess are extraordinary. Professionalism aside which almost all CA professionals would acquire in their career path , the qualities which are distinct from others are the way of handling things with poise and in a transparent manner. The most admired one is your ethical approach in any given circumstances. It goes without saying about your strong interpretation skills , deep rooted knowledge in taxation apart from others. I am happy to be associated with you professionally for ever.
Vice President & Head of Sales
Shankar is a 'man of details' and has an ability to quickly absorb the nuances of a project. This along with his knowledge of business finance becomes a potent combination for any partner.
Partners, NOVELLO Advisors
I know Akshay for close to a decade now. His ability to grasp any interpretation is amazing. He also has a dogged determination to get to the core of the matter without ever giving up. I have gone through many of his replies to SCN and appeals as well. it used to be comprehensive and inclusive on substantive, procedural and with judicial precedence. He has good analytical skills and works very well under pressure also. One of the upcoming stars am proud to know in my life.
I have worked with Akshay for close to 2 years and found him extremely knowledgeable and well oriented in tax laws. He is a patient listener and always maintained high professional demeanour. He has excellent communication skills and takes time to explain the available options.It was my pleasure being associated with him.
Akshay is one of the few young breed of Chartered Accountants, with passion for taxation as well as hands on experience. I was impressed by his depth of practical experience at such a very young age. He also has confidence in execution, which is another rare thing to find at this age. I wish him more laurels
Chairman & Managing Director
Regenix Drugs Limited
D. Arvind is one of the best brains in Indirect tax and corporate governance. One of his innovative solution was implemented with great success in a matter involving SEBI and resulted in a land mark judgment to be followed in many other cases. His young partners Akshay and Adhitya have been supporting him extremely well and becoming through professionals in their own right . We are proudto be associated with him and Team DAA and wish them all success.
Hardeep Singh Lamba
Johnson & Johnson
Akshay is core Indirect Tax expert who prescribes practical solutions which are industry friendly and easy to adopt. His energy and zeal for excellence is really commendable, I really enjoyed working with him. He is very approachable and adaptive. His humours nature makes difficult things look quite simple. I wish him all the very best for his future
Regional Director (South Asia)
I had the chance to interact with Akshay during the tax optimisation exercise at Brenntag. Akshay is a bright and enthusiastic person who paid a lot of attention to details. He was well versed with the tax laws and was able to suggest many tax optimisation solutions. He was also part of the team that followed up on the implementation of the project at Brenntag India
Indirect Tax Manager
Grasim Industries Limited
During the discussions with group companies about suitable professional firm to review GST Annual returns for FY 2021, one name which was handsomely recommended was DAA. After interacting with Mr. Satish and DAA team of vibrant young partners, Mr. Akshay and Mr. Aditya, we came to know why. They had a fresh approach towards handling the assignment and impressed us with their enthusiasm and confidence. GST return review of Grasim Units can be tough even for experienced professional firms owing to size, variety of products and number of locations. Under the guidance of Mr. Satish, DAA team were able to collaborate well with the business units and completed the assignment to our satisfaction. We thank Team DAA for their efforts and look forward to a mutually fruitful relationship.
Chief Financial Officer
UFO Moviez Limited
He was leading the indirect tax practice at Deloitte and I had joined as CFO of UFO Moviez India Limited. Over a decade our company made a mesmerising progress and evolved into a successful innovation story that completed the marathon journey from start up stage to a publicly listed stock. Amongst the efforts of many who gave shape to UFO’s success story, the contribution of Mr. Arvind and his entire firm DAA supported by Akshay and Aditya has been so significant that it will be an injustice to their efforts if I attempt to quantify it.
Morris Lubricants UK
We have worked with Akshay at DAA for more than 2 years now on various projects, and have been very impressed with not just the quality of their work, but also their diligence and commitment to overcoming whatever obstacles have been placed in their way. Having initiated many similar global projects, I can say that DAA are a strong and dedicated consultancy, and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
Former Managing Director of Wyeth Ltd
I have known Satish for over 30 years as a Finance and Tax professional and also as a fine person with high integrity. I have had the opportunity to work with him at the beginning of his career and have seen him grow from strength to strength professionally. He has built his professional career with experiences in Companies like Cyanamid India Limited , L and T , PwC etc. He is now using all the experience gained over the years in his role as a Managing Director of DAA Consulting Pvt Ltd. DAA is a 12 year old firm with presence in 8 cities and a team strength of 120 qualified and/or experienced persons. The firm provides Financial and Tax consultancy to MNCs , large Indian Companies and PSUs . I take this opportunity to wish Satish and DAA all the very best in all their endeavors. I have no hesitation in recommending Satish and his firm for Financial and Tax consultancy
P&G Group India
DAA LLP, has been closely associated with Procter and Gamble India in post GST era. We would like to put appreciation on record for your contribution towards technically sound audit observations. The firm has been approaching the assignments with constructive mind set. Your firms’ skills in managing audits of large conglomerates has been noteworthy. You have been strong partners in growth and clearly seem to believe in meticulous and collaborative audit approach. We wish you very best.
Director & Head of Indirect Taxes
Siemens has been associated with DAA from last 4 years and I have always found the team to be thoroughly professional. They really step into the shoes of the client and visualize the problem not as a consultant but as a business partner. They will always come up with a practical solution to any problem and not just a paper solution. Special thanks to Mr. Satish S and Mr. Akshay Arvind for supporting us on many occasions whenever we needed them
Chief Financial Officer
Aditya Birla Capital
Let me express my sincere gratitude to DAA consulting for all the help and support it has provided in the areas of GST litigation, GST audit and advisory services to Aditya Birla Capital Limited and its subsidiary companies. The biggest challenge for a financial services company was compliance under GST law on a decentralized basis i.e., right from GST registration, audit, assessment summons, visiting GST department etc. has to be complied at State level. Considering the spread of different business and branches it was really a task to manage GST litigation and compliances on all India basis centrally from Mumbai. We really appreciate the way DAA consulting supported us and were fortunate enough to onboard them just before Covid impact has started i.e., April 2020 onwards. Under the leadership of D Arvind (Founder and Director), Satish S (Managing Director) and Akshay Arvind (Partner), DAA consulting has delivered the services to our satisfaction, we appreciate the prompt response always shared by Akshay and his team members, their knowledge base, industry practice on indirect tax laws and the support provided during Covid period. We thank you for your support look forward to many more years of cooperation. Accept my sincere appreciation for the excellent job you are doing.
Advisor: Energy Minister, Maharashtra
Director: MSEB Holding Company Ltd.
Advisor: Energy Minister, Maharashtra
Director: MSEB Holding Company Ltd.
I know Mr. D Arvind for the last two decades. I have availed his professional Services and observed tat he was not only thorough in his subject matter but also very practical, giving solutions, yet non - comprising. His Sincere approach, hardworking and continued efforts to learn newer things put him in advanced stead. I am sure he is an asset to the legal, finance, and taxation field. It would not be an exaggeration to state that he is, probably, amongst the first three brains in indirect Taxes in India. I wish him all the very best.