Global Tutor Team

Core India Team

These are tutors who are currently programmed to delivery courses for 2018 and includes both tutors based out of India and outside India (including Phoenix Dubai).

Vignesh

VIGNESH SIVAKUMAR

11 years experience as trainer. Vignesh is ICAI, ACCA, CIMA, CGMA, CMA and ACT qualified with a variety of work experience including a stint in audit including within a Big 4 audit firm.He started training candidates at a young age and has since been involved in exam marking and content writing for professional exam bodies. He trains in the areas of strategic financial management, management accounting and business strategy across qualifications including for case study based exams. He is a core part of the India team and has been involved in the delivery of courses right from the start of Phoenix in India.

Nikhil

NIKHIL VACHANI

9 years  experience in the Gulf and India. Nikhil is ACCA qualified and worked for KPMG for four years before moving to Phoenix. He is based out of Dubai, while flying to India frequently for delivery of classes. He has taken an active role in the grooming and training of prospective tutors and is the driving force behind tutor talent building and career development. Nikhil specialises in the areas of Financial and Corporate Reporting as well as Taxation. He has to his credit many corporate IFRS programmes he has conducted for mid and top level executives in large corporate in the Middle East

Sanjay

SANJAY SAGAR

Sanjay is ACCA qualified and a very enthusiastic tutor with 5 years experience who specializes in the areas of Management Accounting and Financial Management. He is also a professional marker for UK professional exams, which insight he is able to share with students to help improve their understanding and chances of passing their exams. Sanjay while being based out of Dubai, flies out to India occasionally to run courses in his areas of specialisation.

Rona

RONA RACHEL NINAN

Rona is ACCA qualified and teaches both CIMA and ACCA. She has 5 years’ experience in the delivery of training in the areas of Audit and Enterprise Operations & Management. Rona is currently based out of Dubai and had starting her teaching career with Phoenix in India before moving to Phoenix Dubai. She is well known for her approachability and being a friendly mentor to many students choosing to pursue a career in Accountancy and Finance

Anu

ANU LIZA THOMAS

Anu is ACCA qualified and is a core member of our dedicated India teaching team based out of Cochin. She specializes in Audit & Management accounting and is an astute and self-motivated personality with great passion in teaching and works extremely hard for the success of the team.Besides her involvement in teaching, Anu plays a significant role in the day to day operations management and administration of the Cochin centre, the first of Phoenix centres in India.

Rohit

ROHIT G MENON

Rohit is ACCA qualified and one of core team members based out of our Indian centre currently based out of Cochin. He specializes in Financial Accounting & Financial Management. Rohit has a strong academic  background  before taking up a career in education management and teaching, where he is well known amongst students as somebody who goes the extra mile on aspects outside the content and learning for exam purposes .Besides teaching Rohit also plays a significant role in the management and administration of the Cochin centre

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SHEELA PRASAD

Sheela is the only non-accountant professional in the entire Phoenix team, who is a lawyer by profession. She is a well renowned tutor in the areas of Corporate Governance, Law and Ethics delivering lectures for professional qualifications at Phoenix and for Academic Degrees including post-graduate programs offered by institutions including some of the premier B-schools in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Sheela has been part of the Phoenix team since the start of operations in India and has played a pivotal role in its growth

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ESTHER GEORGE

Esther is ACCA qualified and teaches in the areas of taxation and business strategy. After pursuing her final ACCA papers with Phoenix, she went onto work in the role of a Financial Analyst before deciding to take up a career in the training sector. She is known for her cheerful disposition and known to train students to produce very effective exam answers

Adjunct Tutor Pool

These are tutors who are part of the Phoenix pool of tutors, who have delivered trainings in India for Phoenix in the past and will continue to be involved in the future as and when required, although not programmed to teach any subjects for 2018

David

DAVID THOMASSON

David has 24 years experience in the UK, Africa, Gulf and India. David is a fellow of CIMA and worked in industry for many years before moving into training in the 1990s. David is the founder and Managing Director of Phoenix Financial Training in the UAE in 2005-06. He was ex-director of Kaplan (formerly called FTC) running the largest regional centre in the UK before moving to UAE to establish Phoenix. He is Managing Director of Phoenix operations globally and Chairman of the board of Phoenix India.

Victoria

VICTORIA HARTLEY

Victoria has 11 years experience in the Gulf and India. Victoria is ACCA qualified and previously worked in Audit before becoming Financial Controller at Fedex UK. She is one of the co-founders of Phoenix in the UAE in 2005-06 and specialises in the areas of taxation and Corporate reporting in the class rooms. She is also the Operations Director for Phoenix in the U.A.E.

Preethy

PREETHY JOSEPH

Preethy has 8 years experience in the Gulf and India. Preethy is ACCA qualified, studied in the UK and worked for four years in Audit with KPMG before moving to teach for Phoenix. She is a very passionate tutor and rated as one of the best tutors in the MENASA region in the areas of Audit and Assurance.

Ryan

RYAN HENDERSON

Ryan is AAT qualified with over 7 years experience in the areas of financial reporting and taxation. Having worked in the training industry in the UK , Ryan moved to Dubai to work for Phoenix in Dubai a few years ago. He is a very passionate young tutor and has been involved with Phoenix India in the delivery of F6 courses in the past

Why study with Phoenix

  • Phoenix brings a total exam focuses from Day I of your tuition program. No other training provider in the region brings this UK approach to your exam preparation.
  • Phoenix is the training provider of choice in the Middle East for leading businesses and accountancy practices with several sponsored students from the Big 4.
  • Global and regional prizes won by students studying across Phoenix centers globally is testimony to the effectiveness of the course structure and tutoring quality.
  • Phoenix gives diligent and hard-working students the opportunity to even complete the entire qualification ACCA in 2 years and take a quicker route to career in finance. Phoenix had the priviledge of training one of the world’s youngest ACCA affiliates Ramkumar Raman, who qualified in 2015 at our Dubai center.
  • Phoenix India provides students access to UK standards of classroom training a very economical option as compared to travelling and training for ACCA in the UK.
  • Phoenix Internships and Employment opportunities- Phoenix in the Middle East launched the Phoenix Intern Partnership program in 2014-15, where it works with a growing list of multi-national companies and firms to offer students internships and employment opportunities. This enables students to satisfy their practical experience requirements and obtain membership as quickly as possible. Students in India also have access to the Phoenix Skills and Recruitment initiative which gives them access to potential internships and employment opportunities.
  • Option to transfer to Dubai to complete final papers- Those desiring to expose themselves to a multi-cultural environment may opt in the final year of study to transfer (through separate application) to PFT Dubai to do their Professional Essential and Option papers.Alternatively the same may be completed in India.

  • 22/02/2016in News

    2016 Events: Phoenix PER event on 3rd Jan 2016

    Phoenix Institute for Financial Training along with ACCA organized a Practical experience requirements event on 3rd Feb 2016 to share key information on how students can obtain their practical experience needed for their ACCA membership. Students preparing successfully for their exams found the session very useful as they were not only appraised on...
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