CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, a staunch leader has risen to the highest echelon of accounting profession to acquire position of President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2020-21, the second largest accounting body in the world after being its Vice-president in the year 2019-20. He has served the Accountancy Profession for more than two decades and is widely respected for his strong organisational skills and deep insight in the affairs of profession. A commerce and a law graduate by education, he served as Chairman of Digital Accounting and Assurance Board, Board of Studies, IT Committee and Indirect Taxes Committee of the ICAI.
With deep interest in the research, he is credited for the project of preparation of accrual-based financial statements of the Indian Railways (third largest Railway of world) under the ambit of Accounting Research Foundation. .
With his diverse and deep knowledge, he has served in various governmental bodies in past. He has been first Chairman of the Accounting and Finance Services Sectional Committee constituted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. He has also been member of Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board (GASAB), Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA), SEBI’s Primary Market Advisory Committee. .
On International front, he is on the Board of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), XBRL International.. He, earlier, has been the Chairman of Committee on Education, Training & CPD of SAFA, Board Member of SAFA, IIRC, PFC committee of CAPA. .
Being thoroughly conversant with the professional concerns and demands of his times, CA. Gupta has authored many relevant books and has published numerous articles in leading newspapers, magazines and professional newsletters, and delivered lectures in about 1600 seminars and conferences.