What a team! – The strength behind GI Outsourcing

GI Outsourcing’s remarkable growth and success can be attributed to its exceptional team, a diverse group of individuals who bring a wealth of expertise, passion, and innovation to the table. Each member of this dynamic team plays a pivotal role in driving the company forward.

However, what sets one of the UK’s leading outsourced accounting providers apart from many of their competitors?

The incredible growth of GI has not been haphazard but rather it is down to the considerable depth of outsourcing experience within the team.

This is particularly true of the GI outsourcing leadership team, who combined have almost 60 years of experience working within the outsourcing and offshoring industry, both within the accounting industry and across other sectors.

Their knowledge goes way beyond the size of practice that they now operate within, David Kerr and Tariq Husain coming from global outsourcing businesses with more than 8,000 employees servicing some of the largest companies on the planet and Vikas Chadha’s extensive C level experience in industry establishing Shared Service Centres throughout India.

At GI Outsourcing they have applied their combined expertise to quickly scale up operations, reach new audiences and rapidly grow clients. It is a model that many others would love to emulate, but that few have managed to match.

Let’s take a look at each individual and what they bring to the combined outsourcing expertise at GI Outsourcing:

Tariq Husain, FCCA – Group CEO

Tariq has an extensive background in the world of outsourcing, having previously held prestigious leadership positions at some of the world’s leading outsourcing providers including TMF Group, both for the accountancy industry and other industries.

A previous Partner and Head of Global Business Services for MHA MacIntyre Hudson, he understands the needs of large accountancy practices. Tariq has more than two decades creating and enhancing outsourcing services to meet the needs of a constantly evolving market.

With a commercial acumen and entrepreneurial spirit lying at the heart of his work, expertise in complex finance and operations, Tariq has been developing and supporting GI Outsourcing’s dynamic growth and expansion plans.

His 20 years of experience working with diverse international businesses and financial institutions positions him perfectly to guide GI Outsourcing towards future success.

Vikas Chadha, FCA – Managing Director

Vikas is an accomplished business leader with a background in senior roles at global brands like Tata Global and Bharti Airtel.

He took on the role of Managing Director at GI Outsourcing in 2020 and has been instrumental in driving transformation and growth.

Leveraging his extensive experience, Vikas has expanded the company into new business areas and markets, strengthening its position in the industry.

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Vikas’s expertise in business growth and profitability is a significant asset to GI Outsourcing.

His strategic leadership and innovative approach have contributed to the company’s expanding influence in financial services and accounting outsourcing, including awards wins like being named the “Pride of India” from ET Now, which add substantial value to his role at GI Outsourcing.

David Kerr – Commercial Director

One of the latest editions to the GI Outsourcing team, David is no stranger to the world of accounting or outsourcing, having spent more than 15 years in the industry.

His focus is on working with accounting firms to improve their service delivery and profitability using his own experiences in outsourcing.

Working alongside Tariq in a former career, David helped coordinate the provision of high-quality professional services to firms around the world via a team of more than 8,000 experts based in more than 100 countries.

In his new role at GI Outsourcing, he is driven to expand the reach of our business services to new audiences and develop our offering to deliver even greater support to existing clients.

His ability to work with a diverse range of businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, has been instrumental in enhancing our clients’ Finance, HR, and Legal operations across 70 countries.

Shailesh Patel, FCA – Director

A founding member of GI and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Shailesh brings an invaluable depth of accounting expertise developed in Big 4 firms as well as a founding partner of his own.

Heading our exciting new Outsourced Audit solution, Shailesh brings his background in establishing a successful practice in London to creating new services that firms truly value. In the words of Shailesh, “what we are doing is something that has not been done before in the audit space, it’s a game changer”.

He contributes significantly to the smooth operation of our business by bringing his years of industry and in-practice experience to GI Outsourcing.

Behind this leadership team lies additional expertise in innovation and technology, recruitment and retention, business development and more.

Darren Buckley, ACCA

Darren has a fervent passion for technology and 15-years tenure in top London-based accountancy practices and industry, Darren Buckley has been one of the people driving our adoption of technology so that our services make a tangible difference to the work of our team and clients.  Darren heads up our GI Cloud Consultancy offering, white label cloud solutions for your clients.

Meanwhile, Jarmila Pereira has taken on the role of account management and has been busily building connections within the accounting industry and nurturing existing relationships, which has been key in driving new growth and referrals for our services.

She has also taken an active role in the marketing of our services, including producing a regular blog on hot topics, and the wider business development of GI Outsourcing.

Over in India, we have our heads of operation for each branch, including Pramod Rupwate, Sunayana Sarda and Ronik Makhija, who support our teams in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad, respectively.

Each brings their own unique experience and expertise to their roles, including considerable international knowledge, which is helping us to build better and more talented teams overseas.

The collective expertise, passion, and dedication of these individuals are the cornerstones of GI Outsourcing’s success.

Beyond our leadership team, we also have our growing number of accountants and professionals in India and now South Africa, who manage the day-to-day expectations of our clients and foster incredibly close working relationships.

Their efforts help us to stand out in the marketplace as providers of exceptional services, which ensures that we continue to retain work and win new instructions based on the glowing referrals we receive.

As a team, we are united in our mission to drive growth, innovation, and excellence, ensuring that GI Outsourcing continues to be a leader in the global outsourcing industry.

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