Throughout my career I have worked with highly inspirational and entrepreneurial clients who have a unique set of experiences and achievements. I have also been fortunate enough to learn from them. By the same token, no two clients have the same concerns and issues, so I try to listen carefully and provide guidance which hopefully lead to fewer sleepless nights!
I have a varied portfolio of audit clients, my time is also spent advising companies ranging from established corporates to ambitious start-ups. I act as a sounding board and come up with fresh ideas, formulate growth strategies and focus on planning the future of their businesses. I also support my clients with financial due diligence and transactional support and work with several overseas entities seeking to invest in the UK.
I also chair Gerald Edelman’s Sustainability Committee, in our aim to set company- firm wide sustainable development goals (SDG’s), educate our workforce and measure our performance, over the short, medium and long term. I have also recently advised clients on setting up of a Certified B Corporation, and balancing purpose and profit, where companies are required to balance the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.
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After graduating with a degree in Economics, I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996. I joined Gerald Edelman as a partner in 2014 having gained experience at mid-tier firms and one of the Big Four and I enjoy working with ambitious companies and dynamic management teams.
What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
I once went skydiving and remember thinking that it was great fun and that I would do it again… that was 20 years ago and I still haven’t managed to have another go!
What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I want to experience space tourism – imagine the sheer joy, the thrill! I’ve started saving towards this dream flight but my kids keep raiding my penny jar…
What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
Never look back in regret. A setback is never a bad experience but another of life’s lessons.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To control time – I imagine I could get up to all sorts of mischief!
Hiten has always been someone who can be relied upon. He is always available to answer any queries and always delivers; his high degree of expertise, attention to detail and professional approach is second to none.
CFO, Davines Limited
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