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Ashima Jain

Ashima Jain

PwC
Managing Director - National Office
San Jose, CA, USA


Ashima is managing director in PwC’s national office, PwC’s think-tank, providing technical advice and thought leadership on complex accounting matters.

Prior to joining the national office in 2008, Ashima worked in PwC's Transaction Services Group, a global business unit that provides quality, real-time advice on accounting, financial reporting and valuation implications inherent in a variety of complex transactions. Ashima specializes in merger & acquisition, joint venture, consolidation and lease accounting and focuses on several sectors including technology, entertainment, media, telecom, cable, power, healthcare, real estate, retail, transportation.

Ashima is subject matter specialist in several accounting areas one of which is lease accounting. Ashima has been doing lease accounting for over 10 years. She has advised several clients in lessor and lessee matters. Ashima is a popular speaker at conferences and roundtables.

Ashima has been closely involved with the proposed leasing standard. She has attended the   FASB/IASB outreach roundtables, is in close touch with the FASB/IASB staff and works closely with PwC's global national office. Ashima has authored several thought leadership papers and presentations, led several roundtables and one-on-one meetings with clients across several regions and sectors helping them navigate through the rules and the implications.

Before her appointment with PwC, Ashima worked in strategic and financial planning in the ocean transportation industry where she advised C-suite executives on strategic initiatives and helped raise $500 million from global sources under tough economic conditions.

Ashima obtained a BS degree in Physics from Bombay University, India, and MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India's premier management school set up in collaboration with Harvard. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of California State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Ashima is based in San Francisco/Bay Area.

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