KVA named DFK Firm of the year

DFK has named K Vijayaraghavan & Associates LLP (KVA) International Firm of the Year for 2020 for its outstanding contribution to the association.

  • DFK news
  • 20 July 2020

DFK has named K Vijayaraghavan & Associates LLP (KVA) International Firm of the Year for 2020 for its outstanding contribution to the association.

The prestigious accolade makes it a year of double celebration for the firm based in Hyderabad, India, as it also marks its 35th anniversary.

The honour was bestowed during DFK International’s ‘virtual’ annual general meeting which was held online following the postponement of the annual conference in Panama due to the impact of COVID-19.

Ragu Kannan, Senior Partner of KVA, said it was a huge honour for the firm which has been a member of DFK since 2003, and would inspire his young and dynamic team further.

He said: “It was surprising, greatly satisfying and extremely motivating to be named DFK International Firm of the Year, and reinforces the faith in DFK standing for an equilibrium of firms.

“Our team is very young and dynamic, very motivated and internationally-exposed, and this award has given them great pride and has reinforced their desire to strive for the next level of glory.  As a Great Place to Work certified firm continuously for four years, our firm is always curious in asking ‘What is the next goal?’”  

“It is an important milestone for our firm and we are very excited by the new opportunities this recognition will bring both within DFK but also with our own existing and prospective clients in terms of the stronger affiliation it represents.

“DFK is a great affiliated body which gives us prestige and standing and large connectivity, and our clients feel part of that pride and connection through us which is very important.  We cherish the connectivity more than anything else.

“What makes this award very special is that it is based on competition across entire DFK member firms.  It is the ultimate and will inspire us further. On this occasion, we dedicate ourselves to give more to the profession in an overall manner.”

The firm participates in all aspects of DFK, from regularly attending conferences all over the world to publishing a bi-monthly international tax newsletter and making a valuable contribution through referrals, training and knowledge sharing.

Martin Sharp, executive director of DFK International, said KVA was selected for its outstanding contribution across a number of areas.

He said: “KVA’s contribution has included participation on DFK committees, the quantity and value of work referred to other DFK firms, attendance and actively participating at DFK conferences, submission of material and articles that benefit members, and introducing new ideas, services and products to the association.

“We congratulate KVA on being selected for this award which is truly deserved.”


DFK International