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Author: CA Vikram S. Mathur

Created: April 10th, 2015

Last Updated: November 25th, 2015

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Self-Study & Research Begins on 13th May 2015

On May 13th, 2015, a very important and self-defining decision was taken by the author. Such decisions are not ones that are taken due to any reason other than the situations that prevail at that time and the circumstances that surround it. Events like this are sometimes beyond the circle of our consciousness or comprehension, brought on by factors, that on hindsight, seem so fragile and futile. Even stupid, at times.

The author is not interested in sharing anything other than the fact that this decision was taken under circumstances that time will only tell were beyond the scope of comprehension and understanding of what may today seem to be one in which the author may appear to be taking revenge of some sort.

But, nay, who is the author to decide what seems to be a divine directive? Since this itself is a debatable issue, because obviously, God clearly does not have any favorites. Indeed, he whispers into the ears of each one of us, from time to time, in the form of the voice of our conscience. It is us who often ignore that silent voice in our heads, believing ourselves to be cleverer and shrewder than anyone else on this earth, or for reasons that are best known to the ignorers.

Coming back to the topic, since the author stresses here, that this period of self-study and research was brought on by the events best left undiscussed, for nothing is to be gained by talking about something nobody was willing to do anything about, isn’t it?

The screenshot above, made from my Samsung Galaxy Tab Neo 3 today instant from my facebook post, says things in a very concise and meaningful way. Much better than I could describe in words, isn’t it?

More to you later, this is your favorite author signing off for the day, more will follow in the days to come. CIAO!!

CA Vikram Shankar Mathur

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection (FAFD)

It is by sheer good fortune that the author has come to be associated with a group of Chartered Accountants who have joined hands together to form a more cohesive and action oriented group who so far (as on date of writing this post, i.e. 18th April, 2015) was just represented by a Facebook group of the same name, i.e. Forensic Accountancy and Fraud Detection.

Before I proceed with my article, I wish to share an infographic (reproduced with the due linkages to the original post [URL] below) about the ICAI’s published facts about the Statistics of ICAI Members as on 2014, below:

FAFD_3946086116479492357_nThe reason the author is re-duplicating the above is because it is a startling statistic that while a majority of the Fellow Chartered Accountants (61105/76247=80.14%) are in full time practise, very few of the Associate Chartered Accountants (41335/152899=27.03%) are in a similar occupation. This surely implies that for the newly qualified chartered accountant, there must be fewer avenues to go into full-time practise. This is where the newer areas of practise (like FAFD) gain importance.

The author wishes to reiterate that the slightly high fees charged by the ICAI for the FAFD Certification should normally not deter the younger members of our fraternity from full-time practise. My gut feeling says that Forensic Accounting is going to be, over the coming years, an area that will have far-reaching consequences and implications. Forensic Accounting and it’s recognition in Indian law is another wonderful article written by the same author, whose name appears at the heading of both the above-referenced articles.

In the end, all I can say is that even I am extremely desirous of taking the FAFD Certification course for which an online application can be made from the same link provided above. There are a number of other articles at the ICAI’s website, which deal with general information about the Forensic Accounting area.

CA Vikram S. Mathur

Indian VBA Professional

Okay, friends, so it is now time I became more active on this front. Basically, this post is to discuss at a very preliminary level what I plan to do with my Knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications. As many of you may have visited my profile on fb ( and also seen my Excel VBA Page there ( – You will be quite aware of all the things that I am capable of doing.

No, I do not like to boast, but these are some cold hard facts that you cannot ignore, and just to convince you, I am posting some Userforms that have been developed by me over the years (note that these are not all of them, just indicative of the work that I have done in the past.)


frmCalendar – Inspired by many an MVP, this is my own exclusive Calendar, having a large part of my own coding that has gone into it, so technically, I am not stealing anyone’s work, only have built over and above what has been done, in my own exclusive way.


This is a form that is based on a Userform created for another sub-system (eTDS) that is useful here too.


This userform is spanking new and seeks to collect information on the taxes paid by an assessee during a particular Assessment Year.

With that as an introduction, I have created a Google Plus page here ( that will do the rest of the work. Enjoy reading further!!

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