Rahul Gupta is a Partner in the National Professional Standards Group (NPSG) of Grant Thornton LLP and is based in the Chicago office. Rahul assists engagement teams and clients with technical accounting issues and monitors current accounting developments, under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Rahul is also involved in developing firm’s thought leadership on accounting issues, including liaising with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), AICPA and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Rahul has more than sixteen years of public accounting experience in the United States and India. Rahul was a staff member at FASB from 2011 through 2015, first as a practice fellow and then as a senior project manager, where he provided technical depth and practical insight to assist the FASB in improving U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Prior to joining the FASB, he was a senior manager in the firm’s NPSG, where he assisted engagement teams and firm’s clients with technical accounting issues. Prior to joining the NPSG, Rahul worked in the firm’s Dallas audit practice, serving private and publicly traded clients primarily in the consumer and industrial products, energy, software, and financial services industry segments. As part of the audit practice, Rahul has worked on large audit engagements, including national and international consolidations, and has significant experience with SEC reporting matters, including periodic reporting, initial and follow-on debt and equity offerings, and private placements.