MEET THE TEAM

Vishal Bhatt

Chartered Accountant

Vishal qualified as a chartered accountant in India during the year 2004, even before he qualified from University of Mumbai with the degree in accountancy and economics, he has been involved in his fathers’ practice which was based in South Mumbai.

He joined his father as a trainee in the audit department and soon got involved with some large charity and corporate audits. He feels he could not have exhaled in any profession except accountancy and audit due to the love for the profession in his family. All of Vishal’s Uncles and their sons are accountants’ and most importantly his grandfather was the founder president of the Bombay Chartered Accountant Society.

After working in the practice for 6 year, he wanted to widen his accounting and auditing expertise by gaining a degree in International Financial Reporting and Auditing Standards and completed his ACCA exams in 2009, Since then he has worked with some of the top firms and developed his expertise in the field of statutory, internal and systems audit and has vast experience in dealing with audits ranging from £20 million up to £300 million turnover.

Vishal’s clients have ranged across all major industries from information technology to manufacturing and logistics. Vishal also served two years on the ACCA’s Harrow Network member’s panel but had to step down due to his work commitment. If he has any spare time Vishal spends most of his time either reading technical articles to sharpen his knowledge base or making sure he does not miss any of her daughter or son’s gymnastic and football training.

Kishor Sonigra

Consultant

Kishor studies and graduated in Kenya and qualified as a chartered certified accountant with a city-based firm where he specialised as a general practitioner.

Since 1985 he has been leading the practice of Burnells, Chartered Certified Accountants, Kishor has over 25 years of tax experience. His specialism includes providing practical and commercial advice to growing family owned companies, international tax planning and VAT.

Kishor has close association with businesses in India. Over the last 25 years Kishor has been able to develop a portfolio of some large Indian based clients. He also works very closely with few firms in India to discuss inward investment opportunities as well outward.

Kishor has been involved in several charitable and professional organisations over the years. Kishor also works very closely with the local Vanna Semaj community and makes sure that he gives something back to the community.

Kishor works as a consultant and mentors the team on expanding the firm’s reach to prospective clients and also making sure that the firm’s work ethics and the service provided to the clients stands out from other accountancy firms. Kishor believes that service which adds value to the client is more rewardable.

Ruhi Jain

Accounts and Tax senior April 17 - Present

Ruhi has been with Kishor for more than 5 years and then became part of BLS Burnells since its incorporation.
She has been one of the core members in our accounts and tax team. She makes sure that all the account and tax deadlines are compiled on a monthly basis. She and the team will prepare a list of jobs and their deadlines and allocate these jobs according to their filing dates.
Ruhi has been involved in training Yash since he joined us. Ruhi is very approachable and makes sure all the trainees who join us achieve their learning objectives within the set targets.

Kavita Gor

Payroll Administrator April 2017 - present

Kavita has been with Burnells since last 7 years and since the incorporation of BLS Burnells, she has been handling the firm’s payroll very efficiently. she handles payroll for more than 60 clients on weekly, Fortnightly & monthly basis and providing the services as below; -

  • Timely Submission of RTI on time to HMRC and dealing with the compliance of any leavers / joiners in the payroll setting of Statutory payment (SSP, SMP, APP etc.) in the payroll software and managing records of the same time to time, setting up of automatic enrolment in payroll for various clients and giving time to time information to the employers relating to the pension scheme.
  • Filing of Declaration of Compliance and any other requirement of The Pension Regulators relating to Auto enrolment.
  • Completing of year end procedure and issuing of P60 for the employees. Dealing with the PAYE & NIC related issues with HMRC for the clients.
  • Assisting in Accounts preparation for various clients.
  • Summarising of VAT and filling of the same at HMRC.
  • Filing of Tax returns for clients

Kavita makes sure that the payroll process with clients on a monthly basis is completed with such ease and efficiency. In her free time Kavita likes to spend it managing her son’s musical activities.

Binola Bhatt

Office Junior April-16 - Present

Binola completed her Commercial arts degree from Mumbai University and moved to London in 2005, since moving to UK she started working for a local business consultancy firm within their office administration department on part time basis as she had a very young family.

Since the kids have now grown, she is back to work. Binola normally helps the team in completing lots of day to day admin work which includes scanning the correspondences, completing Vat return and learning to process the payroll under Kavita and Ruhi’s guidance. She has been a great addition to the team.

Yash Mehta

Audit Senior

Yash joined us in 2017 as a trainee pursuing his A.A.T and then will be aiming to complete his A.C.C.A. He has already learned the art of general practice in a very short span of time, he is very good with numbers which allows him to complete accountancy, audit and tax assignments with ease.

He is a very bright student and always eager to learn more. Currently he is involved with lots of high-end clients which demands detailed understanding of the client and its business which he manages it efficiently.