about us

Our History

LDS & Co. is a firm of Chartered Accountants having offices in Kochi, Calicut and Trivandrum and renders comprehensive services in the field of audit, assurance, taxation, regulatory and business consultancy.

LDS& Co. commenced its operations on 25th Sep 2017 from Cochin and later expanded its presence to Calicut and Trivandrum.We bring with us a rich blend of heritage and aspiration of a growing firm, which provides tailor made solutions to satisfy the clients' needs through flawless and dedicated process, technology and innovation. We also strive to add value to the business of our clients. Trust, Integrity, Client focus and Social values - LDS & Co.

Our Mission

To provide a complete array of services to our clients through a qualified, motivated and effective workforce. Our mission is to be the preferred business partner in quality, cost, and clients' enthusiasm through the integration of people, technology, and business solutions.

Our Vision

To be a highly respected multi-disciplinary professional firm with utmost integrity and expertise. We intend to deliver limitlessly to ensure our clients stay one-step ahead in the competition and that is how we aim to rate our services, a benchmark for other organizations in the industry.

our Team

  • Lijil is one of the founder partners of LDS & Co managing its Kochi Practice. He is an active contributor to the firm's Indirect Tax, Management Consulting, corporate finance practices.He started his career banking Industry in the area of financial planning and analysis for Federal Bank limited.
  • He has supported the creation and execution of turnaround strategies, service pricing and cost management for the bank including major ERP design & implementation. He is a visiting faculty for various professional institutions across the country.

  • Mr. Davis George is one of our founder partner and brings his experience in industry research and Financial reporting. He actively contributes to our Corporate Finance & International Taxation Division. He started his career with Federal Bank. During his time in Bank he handled corporate credit portfolio and later he was part of the financial reporting team.
  • At LDS he specializes in advising clients with respect to mergers & acquisitions and cross border transactions including assistance in structuring of tax optimal and commercially efficient business models.



  • Mr. Surya Narayanan A R, one of our founder partners, brings blend of BIG4 experience to LDS & Co. He heads our Assurance & Direct taxes Division and also manages Calicut operations. He has an experience of over 4 years in Big 4 Audit – Ernst & Young. He has pursued his CA Course Internship from Chennai under the guidance of Mr. R Bupathy (Past President, ICAI & Direct Tax Expert).
  • His specialization is in Statutory Audit of various Industries, Internal Financial Control (IFC) & Internal Control for Financial Reporting (ICFR) Audits. He has wide Audit experience in NBFCs for past 3 years and has specializes in consultation of RBI norms governing the industry. He also handles major Bank Audit, Tax Audits, and Internal Audit for LDS & Co. He has completed the GST Certificate Course conducted by ICAI and also handles various sessions to commerce professionals.

  • Shijin M S is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has started his career in 2014 with IBS Software Services, as part of their global taxation team and has rich experience in handling tax and regulatory compliances of multiple countries across the globe. Before joining LDS & Co, he was associated of KPMG, Kochi as an Indirect tax consultant. His areas of expertise include GST, other indirect tax laws, SEZ and STPI Regulations, Foreign Trade Policy, Transfer Pricing and Corporate Taxation.
  • Shijin has joined LDS & Co as a partner in May 2018 and is in charge of the Trivandrum operations of the firm. He currently specializes in Tax and Regulatory services and Corporate Compliance Services

Bivin Varghese

Philip Clive Fernandez

Bivin Varghese
  • Bivin Varghese is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, currently partner of the firm specialising in Taxation, Assurance & Banking Consulting Division of the Firm.
  • He is an upcoming professional with core exposure in Statutory Audits, Income tax Assessments, business and technical consultancy in various industries. The passion he displays in his chosen field ensures working out realistic solutions in each of his client engagements.
  • Bivin has handled various role at LDS&Co since 2018. He has also shown his talent in the field of career guidance and motivational sessions.

Philip Clive Fernandez
  • Philip Clive Fernandez is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, currently Partner of the firm specialising in Assurance & Business Consulting Division of the Firm.
  • He is a seasoned professional with rich and varied experience in Statutory Audits, Internal Audits, Business and Start-up Consulting Engagements across clients from various industries. The passion he displays in his chosen field ensures working out realistic solutions in each of his client engagements.
  • Clive has handled various role at LDS & Co since 2018. He is also a Member of Indian Institute of Internal Auditors and a Certified CSR Professional.