A man of refined thought-process, quick understanding and sharp vision, CA. Atul Kumar Gupta (Commerce and a Law graduate by education) got elected as Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the term 2019-2020.
He is known and appreciated widely for his key contribution to the ICAI as facilitator of the Goods and Service Tax regime, particularly in its formative years. He had represented the profession on national as well as international fronts, he has addressed numerous technical meetings and seminars/ conferences, and represented the Institute and its professional initiative in the past, including those at Association of Corporate Treasurer, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Financial Reporting Council and ICAEW in London, American Accounting Association, Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy, Manchester.
He has also been the Chairman of SAFA CPD Committee and Director of XBRL India and ICAI-Accounting Research Foundation (ARF) in the past. Through ICAI-ARF, he is credited for the promotion of the agenda of research in profession. After anchoring the ICAI-ARF team in the project of preparation of accrual-based financial statements of the North-Western Zonal Railways for the year 2014-15, CA. Atul Kumar Gupta has mentored the team in the project of preparation of accrual-based financial statements of the Indian Railways for the years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
An academic by temperament, CA. Atul Gupta has published numerous articles in leading newspapers, magazines and professional newsletters, and delivered lectures in about 1500 seminars and conferences.