CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT (CA)
Arva Rangwala, on qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in her very first attempt was immediately absorbed in IRAS accounting pool. After IRAS she had a illustrious career with KPMG. Finally in 2006 she registered her own firm – The Number Crunchers Pte Ltd (TNC).
TNC is the firm spearheading AccountsGuru – an interactive portal allowing all Business Owners to quickly connect with a professional team to get free advice on all their Accounting, Tax & Corporate Secretarial requirements.
Like every entrepreneur’s journey Arva’s personal journey was marked by an overdose of confidence and self-doubt. Confidence that she had the technical know how to balance any balance sheet; self-doubt that why would anyone want to trust a young CA, when there are hundreds of other CA’s around. Yet every day she would put on a smile, quieten that little voice of self-doubt and make an honest attempt to genuinely help a business owner. 15 years hence her motto is the same, put on a smile and make an honest attempt to genuinely help a business owner.
Thought technical know-how is a good starting point, the difference Arva brings to the table is her personal approach & the interest she takes in each of her client’s business. She is personally and directly available to each client. There are no filters to reach her. Always a phone call away & now with the launch of AccountsGuru, she is just a click away from video-conferencing with whoever wishes to connect with her.
On the personal front, Arva is passionately involved in public speaking. She has been in the executives committee of her Toastmasters club for the past 5 years. She has been the country level finalist of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in 2017.
Arva, is also an award-winning actor and her short films have been featured in many movie festivals around the region. She finds herself equally at home on both fronts, be it facing her client solving their Accounting problems, or on stage entertaining her audiences.
And whoever still thinks that accountants are boring people has yet to meet Arva!!!