COVID-19: Accounting Considerations And Challenges: Led By Deloitte

Published on:
May 21, 2020
Join ACCA and Deloitte as we take an in-depth look at the accounting considerations and challenges in relation to COVID-19, along with sharing insights on elements that you will need to consider.

The COVID‑19 pandemic is affecting economic and financial markets, and virtually all industries are facing challenges associated with the economic conditions resulting from efforts to address it. Nevertheless, entities will need to do their best to make reasonable estimates, prepare comprehensive documentation supporting the basis for such estimates and provide robust disclosure of the significant judgements exercised, the key assumptions used and, potentially, their sensitivity to change.

Webinar details
Date: Monday 15th June  2020
Venue: Webinar:Click Here
Time: 11am to 12pm (UAE Time)
CPD Award: This webinar will provide 1 CPD unit.

Ahmed AL Qassabi
Office Managing Partner – Oman | Audit & Assurance
Ahmed is the Managing Partner in the Deloitte and Touche Middle East Oman office. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with over 18 years experience in Audit and Advisory and has led various projects within this area. He brings a unique mix of commercial, risk management, operational, legal and financial knowledge to work closely with companies within the Financial Services Industry (FSI), employing the deep capabilities of the firm to solve problems and enhance value. He has intensive experience in Oman Capital Market regulations.
Ahmed AL Qassabi

Georges Najem
Partner | Audit & Assurance
Georges is Audit Partner and Assurance Leader for Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) serving a variety of clients, including national and multinational banks, investments companies, private equity funds, credit funds, insurance companies, real estate developers, and diversified large groups.
As Assurance Leader, Georges leads a team of professionals experienced in providing Assurance on complex accounting matters, transactional events, accounting operations improvements and regulatory and contractual compliance.

He provides complex accounting assurance services related to the implementation of new accounting standards and provision of accounting advice on various transactions including acquisitions, mergers, groups restructuring, collar financing, preference shares, ESOPs, hedge accounting, leases, and service concessions.s.
Georges Najem

Syed Samar Abbas
Director | Audit & Assurance
Samar is a Director in Audit and Assurance service line with over 13 years of experience in providing professional services with Deloitte. Samar is a member of Deloitte Middle East IFRS technical committee. He has advanced knowledge of IFRS and has also been involved in providing IFRS training to in house staff and external audience. His diverse experience includes audit and assurance engagements in varied industries including Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Power and Water, Shipping, Telecommunication, Construction and Real Estate, Retail and consumer products.
Samar has also been involved in various advisory assignments with International consortiums for global transactions related to International Financial Reporting Standards (corporate restructuring, restructuring, bond offering, agreed-upon procedures, developing industry-specific accounting policy manuals and other advisory engagements.
Syed Samar Abbas

Saleem Goolam Mamode
Partner | Audit & Assurance
Saleem is a Partner at our Doha office, with over twenty years experience in providing professional services.
Saleem’s experience includes the audit and other attest engagements in various industries, including but not limited to retail, consumer products, heavy industries, petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecommunication, technology, construction, utilities, energy and related services. 

Saleem has been involved in various consulting assignments including the transaction services, financial due diligence, cost allocation mapping, developing industry-specific accounting policy manuals and other advisory engagements. He has also been involved in internal audit assignments for clients in various industries. Saleem has been involved in various receivable valuation exercise and other agreed-upon procedures with various clients.

Saleem is the lead of Deloitte’s Middle East IFRS Committee and was previously served as the chairman of the ACCA Doha chapter
Saleem Goolam Mamode