Born in a big connected family and raised in the neighbourhood full of people as close to the family members, Kirtan always valued community. Growing in this environment and seeing the need for a lot of community development, working in a social mission organization was always the desire for him. While doing his Bachelor’s degree in Business, he joined an NGO working in rural Nepal for the empowerment of underprivileged and marginalized ethnic communities where he started with People Empowerment Projects teaching youth with computer education, and coordinating training for community members for various income generating activities. After the graduation, Kirtan was entrusted with additional accounting responsibilities working on improving financial policies and procedures, budgeting and donor reporting while continuing with training like standardized accounting and financial management to build financial resiliency for the community leaders. Facilitating a five-year external audits from government and foreign donors independently with clean opinion were some of the best accomplishments in Kirtan’s early career.
Coming to Canada was a big transition for Kirtan being away from the family for the first time and settling in a new environment was a struggle until an opportunity came forward to him to be part of CSI. Here, he found similar values for community and team that were close like a family. Currently, Kirtan is working as Accounting Manager looking after day-to-day financial operations of the organization and bringing efficiency. Contributing to a complete financial reporting that helps the rest of the organization to make informed financial decisions is his key focus. He still loves to train his teammates in accounting to increase efficiency at work and support in their professional development. Kirtan is thrilled to be part of social causes at CSI.
While not at work, Kirtan loves to play lot of sports. His love for cricket and the real ‘foot’ball game is immense. He also enjoys doing art and listening to music.