About us

Phoenix Institute for Financial Training, India was established with the aim of brining UK standards of training and replicate the quality and standards of delivery followed at Phoenix Middle East centres.

Courses offered

'The Phoenix Experience'

An amazing student experience in a conducive environment.
These are some of the reasons why students choose the Phoenix experience to pursue their professional qualification journey.

Qualified and Experienced Trainers

Personalized Student support

Total Exam focus from Day 1

Customized & Updated course material

Time bound and Efficient course Structure

Access to Phoenix Employment Skills Programmes

High success rates

Student and Community Events

Our Trainers

Our world class training team consists of exemplary communicators who are also technical specialists in their domain of expertise.

Our Core team

Vignesh Sivakumar

12+ years’ experience specializing in the areas of Corporate Finance & Management Reporting & Business Strategy. Vignesh is ICAI, ACCA, CIMA, CMA and ACT qualified. He also completed 3 level of the CFA examinations on first attempt and has a variety of work experience in both Audit and Accounts Management. He is also an experienced marker for professional exams and has trained many prize-winners including those securing global highest scores in the past. Based out of Dubai, besides training students he manages the International Operations (including the Indian operation) of Phoenix and is also the Phoenix Global content specialist for Advanced Financial and Performance Management.

Rohit G Menon

Specialist in the areas of Financial and Corporate Reporting who also leads the delivery of the DipIFRS programme for Phoenix India. He has completed his ACCA and CMA examination and is renowned for his enthusiastic support for students. Rohit has to his credit training students who have subsequently gone to secure the first rank across India in papers he has delivered.

Anup Benogi

Experienced in the areas of Financial Management, Performance Management and Costing. Anup is CMA and ACCA qualified and leads the delivery of the CMA (USA) programme for Phoenix India. His personalized support to students and pleasant personality makes him endearing to the students.

Edison Stanely

Expert in the areas of Audit, Assurance & Tax, Edison comes with a very strong academic background including national level accolades during his student days. His simple, structured approach along with his ability to communicate concepts in a lucid manner has resulted in high success rates and ranks for students trained by him.

Sheela Prasad

Lawyer with nearly 20 years Academic experience teaching in the areas of Corporate Governance, Law and Ethics for some of the top B-schools in South India at Masters level. Sheela is the only non-accountant professional in the entire Phoenix team and has been part of the Phoenix team since the start of operations in India and has played a pivotal role in its growth.

Esther George

Esther is ACCA qualified and specializes in the area of Business Strategy & Taxation. Before choosing a career in training, she worked as a Financial Analyst in the private sector. Her step by step approach to help students construct exam relevant answers is renowned and has resulted in consistently high pass rates in the subjects she has delivered.

Asif C P

Administration Manager

V Vignesh (Vicky)

Student Support Executive

Content Specialists & Adjunct Tutor Pool

David Thomasson

David has 25+ years’ experience training in the UK, Africa, Gulf and India specialising in the areas of Corporate Finance & Strategy. David is a fellow of CIMA and worked in industry for many years before moving into training in the 1990s, where he has also delivered numerous corporate training sessions for large multinationals. David is the founder and Managing Director of Phoenix in UAE. He is also the Chairman of the board of Phoenix operations in India.

Victoria Hartley

Victoria has 12+ years experience in the areas of Taxation & Corporate Reporting 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 and also the Operations Director for Phoenix in the U.A.E.

Nikhil Vachani

10+ years’ experience in Financial and Corporate Reporting. Nikhil is ACCA qualified and worked for KPMG for four years before moving to Phoenix. Based out of Dubai, he has taken an active role in the grooming and training of prospective tutors and is the driving force behind tutor talent building. He has to his credit many corporate IFRS programmes he has conducted and is the Phoenix Global content specialist for Corporate Reporting.

Preethy Joseph

Has 9+ years experience in the areas of Management Accounting & Audit. 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 the Phoenix Global content specialist for Audit & Assurance.

Ryan Henderson

AAT and ACCA qualified with over 9+ 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. Besides training candidates, he is also the Phoenix Global content specialist for Taxation.

Sanjay Sagar

ACCA qualified tutor with 6+ years experience who specializes in the areas of Management Accounting and Financial Management. He is also a professional marker which insight he is able to share with students to help improve their understanding and chances of passing their exams. Sanjay is the Phoenix Global content specialist for Financial Management and Management Accounting.

Rona Rachel Ninan

ACCA qualified with 6 years’ experience in the delivery of training in the areas of Corporate Law & Business Strategy. Rona is currently based out of Dubai and had starting her teaching career with Phoenix in India before moving to Phoenix Dubai. Besides being well known for her approachability and being a friendly mentor to many student, she is also the Phoenix Global content specialist for Corporate and Business Law.

Sarah Kelani

ACCA member specialising in delivery of Financial Reporting and Audit at an advanced level with 5+ years experience. Before joining Phoenix, she worked for 4 years in a Big 4 firm within the audit function. She is now an experienced professional marker and also the Phoenix Global content specialist for Advanced Audit & Assurance.

Taha Zia

ACCA member with 5+ years’ experience in Management Accounting & Business Strategy. After training as a Business Analyst in Industry, Taha joined the Phoenix team bringing with him a number of years post qualification commercial experience which he uses very well in training students and also developing content in the area of Business Strategy, for which he is the Phoenix Global Content specialist.

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