Aswin Vaidyanathan
B. Com, ACA (India), CPA (Botswana), CISA (qualified)

Aswin Vaidyanathan

Partner, audit assurance
Aswin Vaidyanathan is a partner with more than 14 years’ experience in advising growth companies and their stakeholders on audit assurance, IFRS compliance, tax and financial matters. He focuses on assurance services to public entities and closely held companies.

Experience
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Aswin continued to work as an audit assistant at B.P. Jain &Co., gaining experience in statutory and internal audits.

His passion for the auditing profession and seeking international exposure brought Aswin to Botswana where he joined Grant Thornton Acumen in July 1998. In recognition of his skills and achievements, he was promoted as Branch manager in June 2002. Since April 2007 he has been in the audit division of the firm as Senior Manager and got promoted as a Partner from 1 January 2008. In 2010, he also qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

He has attended various training courses in Grant Thornton’s audit methodology and soft skills.

Sector experience
Aswin has a vast client base of mid-market entrepreneurial businesses. He is in charge of audits of public listed entities, parastatal organisations and companies in industries ranging from mining, exploration, construction, manufacturing, retail and property management. He handles a variety of group clients. His experience as the branch manager of Selebi-Phikwe operations has given exposure to various specialities including in company and personal taxation, Value Added Tax and business consultancy. He specialises in audit assurance. He has also performed audits of Information Systems for parastatals.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Aswin is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a Bachelor of Commerce degree holder from the University of Madras, India. He is also a member of ISACA the governing body of certified information systems auditors. He serves in the Professional and Training committee of BICA and also on the continuing professional development sub-committee of BICA.

Contact details
Plot 50370, Acumen Park, Fairgrounds
Acumen Park
P O Box 1157
Gaborone, Botswana

T: +267 395-2313
M: +267 7623-7135
E: aswin.vaidyanathan@bw.gt.com