About Us

HLS India

HLS India was established in 2012 with an objective to understand the unique needs of our clients and to build customized solutions most relevant to their business models in India.

We continuously engage with our clients to exchange industry points of view and discuss industry best practices. The professionals at HLS are organized along with industry sectors which helps us gain market knowledge and associated risks and deliver solutions in areas related to India Entry Strategy, Advisory and Compliance services to Japanese and other multinational companies in India.

We help our clients in 14 high growth sectors in India which are included under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. They are Indian Railways | Auto & Auto- Components | Defense Manufacturing | Chemicals | Construction | Electrical Machinery | Electronic Systems | Food Processing | IT & BPM | Media & Entertainment | Renewable Energy | Textile & Garments | Tourism & Hospitality | Fertiliser

Our Firm

HLS Global Group is an international accounting and business advisory firm with a focus on providing superior services in the areas of accounting, tax, audit, advisory, and consulting. Founded in 1990, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest levels of quality and customer service while remaining cost-effective. We have grown to more than 150 professionals serving clients in the United States, Japan, Mexico, India, and Germany. While catering to the business requirements of Japanese subsidiaries operating in the United States, Mexico, India, and Germany we also provide comprehensive solutions to non-Japanese multinational companies operating in Japan.

Our vision is to become the most trusted accounting and business advisory firm in the world by ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

Shunsuke Saito

Managing Partner

As we move beyond 2020, we face a new world filled with previously unimaginable challenges and opportunities. Technology has brought the world closer together than ever before, and HLS Global is poised to leverage new business approaches with our international team of experts to ensure that our clients achieve success wherever they are in the world.

We are continuously working to create new opportunities for our clients by shifting towards market-driven products and services powered by our talented workforce, our most important asset. Empowering our employees and providing them with ample opportunities to grow enables us to contribute more value to our clients and society. Our vision is to become the most trusted accounting and advisory firm for small and medium-sized Japanese companies around the world and for our stakeholders. We invite you to join us on our journey as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the globe.

Solutions for Your Success

What sets HLS apart from the competition?

Whether you are evaluating your plans for market entry, seeking help with incubation and operations, or looking for cross-border M&A and tax advisory services, we can support all your business requirements. Our professionals remain committed to supporting you by assessing your needs, helping to plan a strategy, implementing solutions, and accomplishing your goals to improve your bottom line. At HLS Global, we pay the highest attention to your needs and provide services with precision in both English and Japanese.

Success Stories

HLS Global is known for providing complete “end-to-end” services and solutions for your business. Here are some examples of what we can do for your company.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

India Market Entry

Indian Railways Sector

The client required technical advisory support on mitigating the differences in the working conditions of operating system of railway equipment in India and Japan. HLS India advised certain changes which were to be done on the equipment based upon Indian working conditions and specifications of Indian Railways and also assisted on passing all critical tests and examinations carried out by RDSO. Due to knowledge and experience working with Indian Railways, HLS India helped the client in getting the approval from RDSO for supplying to Indian Railways.

Japanese Subsidiary in India


Auto Component Sector

The client required a comprehensive Audit service to offer a broader, more holistic view of the business and should not be merely a compliance driven approach without insights into business strategies and performance issues. HLS India deployed a multidisciplinary industry specialist team to focus on business, compliance and accounting issues of the client which helped in re-alignment of strategic goals of the client and improvement in financial reporting processes and designing and implementing effective controls.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Risk consulting

Auto Component Sector

The client required to identify key risks and controls and simplify the compliance requirements of internal financial control (IFC) commensurate with the size of the Company. HLS India helped the client in revised the IFC testing plan, designed a new way of documenting controls and advised the key controls relevant to the size of the company. This resulted in eliminating the significant deficiencies and material weaknesses for year two in testing of IFC and reduced time and cost of IFC documentation.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Risk Consulting

Auto Component Sector

The client required an effective and structured Monthly Management Reporting System for local management and parent company in Japan to address critical business and financial issues and timely decision making. HLS India helped in establishing processes and systems of budgeting, forecasting and reporting, designed and implemented maker-checker controls for accuracy in monthly reporting which benefitted the client in their planning, forecasting and reporting activities. We turned data and information into insights for the management to be more focused and help them with more effective and timely decision making.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Expatriate Taxation

Chemical Sector

The client required a second opinion to review the correctness of the significant amount of monthly tax outgo on salary of Japanese expatriates. HLS India was engaged to review monthly and annual tax computations of expatriates and identified opportunities for corrections and legitimate tax exemptions available on expatriate salaries. The client got benefitted as we processed significant amount of tax re-fund claim on expatriate salaries for the past 03 years and achieved savings on expatriates’ salary cost.

Japanese Liaison Office in India

Regulatory Approval

FMCG Sector

The client’s application before the foreign exchange authority in India to set-up liaison office in India was not adequate to address the concerns and risk parameters of the regulator in India and hence, there was significant delay in getting approval to set-up business in India. HLS India deployed multidisciplinary tax, regulatory and industry specialist team to focus on regulatory, compliance and business activities of client. We re-drafted an application for re-submission before the regulatory authority in an unambiguous manner to communicate and resolve the concerns of the regulator with greater transparency. The client got benefit in terms of receiving the approval from the regulatory authority within records time of 3 weeks.

Our Professionals

Our professionals have extensive experience in multiple domains across diverse industries, and our core accounting business is staffed by several Certified Public Accountants and Certified Tax Accountants. Most of our senior members have extensive leadership experience with the largest global firms and we remain committed to providing the highest quality solutions to our clients.

Our Partners​

We also work closely with our Alliance Partners globally, and can leverage their expertise to provide Lawyers, Social Insurance & Labor Law Consultants, Business Consultants, Research Analysts, Sales & Marketing Experts and Business Development Specialists.

HLS Global Locations


Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP

Los Angeles Office
(Global HQ)

970 W. 190th Street, Suite 900
Torrance CA 90502
TEL:(424) 246-2000
FAX:(424) 246-2005

New York Office

155 E. 44th Street, Suite 1300
New York NY 10017
TEL:(646) 589-8000
FAX:(646) 589-8005

Indianapolis Office

3925 River Crossing Parkway Suite 100 Indianapolis IN
TEL:(463) 800-6150
FAX:(463) 800-6107

Chicago Office

1901 North Roselle Road, Suite 800
Schaumburg IL 60195
TEL:(224) 955-3400
FAX:(224) 955-3401

Atlanta Office

4375 River Green Parkway, Suite 200
Duluth GA 30096
TEL: 678-206-2881
Fax: 770-232-9463

San Jose Office

2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500 (#562)
San Jose, CA 95110
TEL:(424) 246-2000
FAX:(424) 246-2005


HLS Global Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Office

2-12-10 T&G Hamamatsucho Bldg. 6F, Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6435-6596
FAX: +81-3-6435-6598


HLS Funakubo Gutiérrez, S.C.

Mexico City Office

Presa de la Angostura #23PB, Colonia Irrigacion, 11500 Mexico City, Mexico
TEL: +52-55-5203-5034
TEL: +52-55-5203-5035

Irapuato Office

Del Bosque 323, Las Reynas, 36660
Irapuato, Guanajuato
TEL: +52-462-104-5003
TEL: +52-462-104-5004

Aguascalientes Office

Av. Aguascalientes Sur #2729 Piso 2, Interior 11, Jardines de las Fuentes, 20278 Aguascalientes
TEL: +52(449) 176 0511


HLS-SJM Advisors India Pvt. Ltd.

New Delhi Office

LGF, Units 07,08,18
Eros Metro Mall
Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075
Tel.: +91-11-2808-3118
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in

Gurugram Office

Level 1, Building No. 10
Tower A, DLF Cyber City
Tel.: +91-12-4672-8890
Email: JapanDesk@HLS-Global.in

Neemrana Office

Office No. O-206
2nd Floor, Regent Square
Japanese Zone, Neemrana
Tel.: +91-98-1150-3118
Email: JapanDesk@HLS-Global.in

Lucknow Office

Office No. 22/181
Indira Nagar
Uttar Pradesh-226016
Tel.: +91-93-3536-3533
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in


HLS HWS Europe GmbH

Stuttgart Office

Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft / Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Gewerbestraße 17
70565 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 788 92 0