Dr. Srivatsan Lakshminarayan joined the Department of Economics and Finance in 2020. He has previously worked in the accounting profession, the financial services industry and the higher education sector in UK, India and (as visiting faculty) in Singapore. His work experience includes stints with member firms of the 'Big Four' accounting firms in India, a US head-quartered global bank, the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London and SPJIMR Business School (India). His industry experience includes positions of executive responsibility within retail and investment banking in a range of functions covering financial planning & control, risk management, and internal audit. Accounting profession experience includes a range of responsibilities in US and Indian GAAP assurance and compliance.
Srivatsan has extensive experience of teaching Introductory Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis in the BSc, MSc and MBA programs. He has taught at UG and PG levels across both, the standalone business school and the university affiliated school of finance/management. He is currently associated with the Global Professional Conduct Program of the CFA Institute. He has served on the Practice Analysis Working Body supporting the Education Advisory Committee of the CFA Institute and has participated in the practice analysis process through surveys of current practice, reviewing proposed revisions to the Global Body of Investment Knowledge (GBIK®) and Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK®) related to the CFA program. His particular interest is in the domain of Financial Reporting and Analysis.
B.com (Accounting and Auditing) - University of Mumbai on a scholarship awarded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Msc (Quantitative Finance) with distinction - Center for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS University of London
PhD (Finance and Management) in the area of Accounting, School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London on a SOAS Doctoral Research Scholarship
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA)
CFA Charterholder and member of CFA Institute, USA
Fellow of Higher Education (FHEA) - Advance HE, UK
Director of Teaching and Learning, Department of Economics and Finance