Shantanu Bhattacharya

Vice President of Lease Accounting

As lease accounting subject matter expert, Shan supports software implementations by helping with analysis, design, configuration, user acceptance, and training with the primary goal of complying with the ASC 842 and IFRS 16 standards. He also helps train internal and partner resources, and supports product development, quality assurance, pre-sales, and post-sales support activities.

Over his last eight years with LeaseAccelerator, he has lead teams delivering outsourced lease management services to several Fortune 1000 customers. He was also part of the core team helping to build out the software product to meet the requirements of the new lease accounting standards.

Shan has three decades of experience in accounting, auditing, assurance, and management consulting in a wide variety of roles and various countries.He started his career in India with KPMG’s Indian affiliate, as assistant audit manager for leading public companies. This was followed by a position with Reliance Group, as accounts officer for their petrochemicals plant under construction. He then relocated to the Persian Gulf (Muscat and Dubai), where he started as controller for an advertising agency and then transitioned to senior internal auditor for diversified business conglomerates active in several industries including automotive, manufacturing, travel, IT, and money exchange.

After relocating to Canada, he worked in a controllership role in the software industry. His last job prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, was as account manager with Aon Global, where he managed the outsourced accounting function for several captive insurance companies.

Shan received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University, and holds three professional designations: CA (India), CPA (Canada), and CIA (US).

He lives in Montreal, Quebec and is passionate about mitigating climate change and promoting ethical, healthy, and green initiatives such as plant based diet, electric transportation, and renewable energy.

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Expert Guide | Private Companies – How to Get Started

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Learn how to identify implementation challenges, assess your existing processes, and take an enterprise wide census of your leases.

Expert Guide | Separating Lease and Non-Lease Components

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To separate or not separate - That is the question creating anxiety for many technical accountants around the world as they implement the new leasing standards. Understand the pros and…
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ASC 842 & IFRS 16 audit worries? Get ahead of the challenge.

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What items will external auditors be focused on after the implementation deadline for lease accounting? There has been little guidance published by the big four firms yet. However, one topic…