David Jones, Partner, BSR and Co LLP, President, Royal Rangers Football Club
A General Management specialist with a technical grounding in the field of Assurance, I have invested over 20 years evolving from a Technical Expert into a Business Leader.
Every field of business and profession has been impacted by the mighty evolution of technology. High technology infused with the creative minds of the Millenials and Gen Z is resulting in higher and desired results.
Like every other space, Accounting has also changed dramatically over the years. Technology has brought positive opportunities for Chartered Accountants and finances are being handled more smartly in the modern day.
Today TBCY brings you a tall leader from the world of accounting, finance and taxation. We are pleased to welcome David Jones on the platform. David is the Partner of BSR and Co LLP. He is a General Management Specialist with Technical Grounding in the field of Assurance. As an avid lover of football, David is also the President of Royal Rangers India Football Club Pvt Ltd.
In this very interesting interview with Ashutosh Garg, David takes us through his professional journey and talks about his undying love for football!
Accounting and Technology:
Everything is in front of and behind the screens today. With respect to accounting, David firmly believes that accounting needs to take into consideration the technological needs of the clients. Accountants need to enhance their skills and understanding of technology. He shares how the CA course is morphing more into the procedures to keep up with the speeding technologies. Technology can compliment auditing in many ways.
David also talks about the work scope at BSR and CO LLP. The main aim at BSR is to create a centre of excellence to support field teams when they conduct audits. BSR has named it as an audit delivery centre and the company has been conducting it for the past three years.
Coming from a family that has enjoyed football for many years, David is also an admirer of the game. Started by his father over 27 years ago, the Royal Rangers India Football Club Pvt Ltd.
is focused on how the youth spend their time and energy. Football is an excellent way to engage the youngsters and discipline them. David and his kids are highly involved with the activities of the club. David talks passionately about the game and throws light on how the government can support private enterprises to promote football.
Further, into the conversation, David reminisces about his college days and highlights the three key pivot points of his life and career. He believes that when one is passionate about something, the results are groundbreaking! To him, learning is a lifelong process, and curiosity is deeply rooted in learning.
Tune in to know more about David and his incredible successes.
A General Management specialist with a technical grounding in the field of Assurance, I have invested over 20 years evolving from a Technical Expert into a Business Leader. My various roles over this journey have focused on developing strategy, managing P&Ls and cash flows, incubating new businesses, overseeing internal operations, driving quality and efficiency, managing risk, leading special projects, delivering cross-functional client engagements – essentially, harmonizing the multiple elements of a professional services firm to deliver profitable growth. I particularly enjoy the challenge of delivering complex, multidisciplinary, medium to long-term projects involving alignment and collaboration between diverse groups together with the integration of technology, systems & processes. Additionally, I manage a Foundation that focuses on providing youth with opportunities to expend their energy through sports, specifically football. Besides the academy and grassroots development programs, we have teams playing in the Men’s Senior Division and the Women’s League of the Delhi Soccer Association.