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Rajnish Azad

Rajnish Azad, CPA, MBT


"I make it my goal to understand a client's business, both in the up-front process and in the ongoing monitoring of each case. This way, we're able to work together more efficiently and it helps them save time and money."

Raj enjoys partnering with his clients and providing responsive and personalized service, regardless of the size of their business. He joined GTN in 2004 as one of the firm's first employees; one of his proudest achievements has been helping this dynamic company grow.

With more than 25 years of experience in tax, Raj serves as a Director for GTN. Previously, he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their International Assignment Services practice area in the Minneapolis office, and with Ernst & Young in their corporate tax services area in Kuwait.

Clients rely on Raj for his:
  • Responsiveness and attention to detail;
  • Personal experience as an expatriate and knowledge of different cultures;
  • Extensive international tax knowledge;
  • Tailored information and consultation.

Raj earned his undergraduate degree with honors in accounting from Hansraj College, Delhi University, India. He holds a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Chartered Accountant and is an inactive member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Away from the office, it's family time. Raj has three young daughters who keep him busy. He also feels fortunate to have extended family nearby who rely on his advice in their business affairs. He's recently taken up tennis and hopes to someday beat his brother in a match.