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Occupation  Professor

Name  R. Narayanaswamy
R. Narayanaswamy wwwiimbernetinsitesdefaultfilesProfRNara
Alma mater  University of Madras University of New South Wales ICAI ICWAI ICSI
Education  University of New South Wales
Books  Financial Accounting: A Managerial Perspective

R. Narayanaswamy is a Professor of Finance at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis. He was named as one among the best nine business school professors in India by Business Today in 2006.



He received his degree in Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Madras and became a chartered accountant. He is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Associate Member (AICWA) of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) and Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He obtained his Ph.D. in accounting from University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Academic positions

He joined IIMB as an assistant professor in 1986. He is currently a senior Professor in the area of Finance and Control. He is a Visiting Fellow at Manchester Business School, United Kingdom and a Visiting Professor at Osaka University, Japan.

Corporate positions

He serves as a consultant for a large number of companies such as Grindlays Bank, Barclays Bank, Kingfisher Airlines, ONGC, SKF, Titan, Tata Consultancy Services and Tyco Electronics. He has also served as the Assistant Director of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Madras from 1984 to 1986 and Assistant Manager at Steel Authority of India Limited, Madras from 1980 to 1984.


He has authored the following books which are part of the syllabus in many renowned B-schools.

  • Financial Accounting: A Managerial Perspective, PHI Learning (Fifth Edition, 2014)
  • Financial Reporting Asia Pacific: Financial Reporting in India, CCH Asia Pte Limited, Singapore
  • References

    R. Narayanaswamy Wikipedia