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Rahul Gupta

Grant Thornton LLP

Rahul is a Partner in the National Professional Standards Group (NPSG) of Grant Thornton LLP. Rahul assists engagement teams and clients with technical accounting issues and monitors current accounting developments, under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Rahul has a significant experience in dealing with complex issues in various accounting topics including financial liability versus equity classification, accounting for complex financing arrangements, accounting for derivative instruments, fair value measurements, accounting for investments in debt and equity investments, transfers and servicing of financial assets, consolidations, lease accounting, business combinations, share-based payments and accounting aspects of digital assets (including crypto currency).

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. Rahul is a member of AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC), which is a senior committee of the Institute for financial reporting and also serves on AICPA’s Digital Assets Working Group.

Rahul was a practice fellow at FASB from August 2011 through January 2016, where he provided technical depth and practical insight to assist the FASB in improving U.S. GAAP. 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. Rahul started his career working in the audit practice of Grant Thornton International’s Indian member firm in New Delhi focusing on clients that reported under U.S. GAAP.

Rahul’s professional certifications and membership include Certified Public Accountant–Illinois, Chartered Accountant–India, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Rahul holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Agra University, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information System Audit from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.