Real Faces of ACCA

Furqan Rajab Ali

Furqan Rajab Ali

Audit Senior, Moore Stephens Dubai Inspiration: I joined ACCA to make my dream into the reality of being a professional with high self-respect and progressing my career into the future. To have the prestigious and globally recognized qualification “ACCA” added to my...

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Shahir Fawzi

Shahir Fawzi

Senior Associate Audit and Assurance, PwC Oman Inspiration: The journey of accounting started back in 2009 as I was first introduced to the concept of accounting and its principles. It was a bummer start back in those days where I couldn’t grasp the core knowledge of...

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Muhammad Kamran Riaz

Muhammad Kamran Riaz

Head of Finance, Industrial Services Division, Descon Engineering Limited Inspiration: The ACCA qualification is the most suited professional qualification if one wants to excel in the field of management/accountancy. My journey started back in 2005 while studying...

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Ali Hasany

Ali Hasany

Executive Manager – Internal Audit, ACWA Power Inspiration: I wanted to be an IT expert due to my keen interest in computer science but due to dotcom bubble crash in 2000, I realized IT jobs were in dire situation. It pushed me to think and look for a promising...

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Ameera Khalid

Ameera Khalid

Associate, Waha Capital ACCA Journey: I am at the cusp of being an FCCA and for me my highs and lows are the same; career progression as a woman in the industry. ACCA Community: ACCA is one of the most innovative qualifications especially in terms of staying updated...

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Trisha R. Shetty

Trisha R. Shetty

Audit Junior, MOORE, Dubai Inspiration: During my enrolment at Manipal University for my Bachelor of Commerce degree, I was thoroughly encouraged and educated about the field of ACCA and it was very highly spoken about. To me, it seemed like a course that would...

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Kowsik Srikanda

Kowsik Srikanda

Senior IT Auditor, Deloitte Middle East Inspiration: I started my ACCA career in 2012 at the age of 18th. After completing my ACCA foundation level, I got the opportunity to join KPMG Sri Lanka in the audit division. Meanwhile, I also started my Bachler of Information...

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Umar Farooq

Umar Farooq

Senior Audit Manager, Crowe UAE Inspiration: I came from a simple family of a small town, who worked hard, but education wasn’t something they had the privilege of enjoying, in fact, my parents and most of my wider family left school at a young age. I chose ACCA as...

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Muhammad Athar Iqbal

Muhammad Athar Iqbal

Director - Internal Audit & GRC, AJMS Global Inspiration: I have been a member of ACCA for almost a decade and it was one of great decision of my life to invest in the ACCA qualification. I have joined ACCA to make my dream into the reality of being a professional...

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Neelam Ashraf

Neelam Ashraf

Senior Financial Planning Analyst, FedEx International Inspiration: In early high school years, I honestly chose accounting for the love of numbers and the dislike of science however sooner than I realized, I became extremely passionate about the Chartered Accountant...

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Usama Jamal & Abdur Rahman Jamal Syed

Usama Jamal & Abdur Rahman Jamal Syed

Usama Jamal Senior Manager, Internal Audit - Mergers & Acquisition, Salesforce Inspiration and journey: I was inspired to join ACCA because it is one of the swiftest routes you can start your accounting and finance career, and it does not end there. I currently...

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AMMAR SHAKIR, FCCA, CFE, CICA, UAECA

AMMAR SHAKIR, FCCA, CFE, CICA, UAECA

Audit Manager with MOORE, DUBAI, UAE Inspiration: Coming from a family of qualified accountants; since school days I aspired to be a qualified accountant. My late father always inspired me by saying,” It’s never too late to start.” The journey: Post graduation,...

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Muhammad Kalim

Muhammad Kalim

Partner, Bader Saleh Auditing of Accounts and Abacco Accounting & Consultancy – UAE Journey: My ACCA journey has been awarding. It started in 2007, as I wanted to excel in the field of Auditing, which is one of the popular pathways for accounting and finance...

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Gnei Zulhari Meedin

Gnei Zulhari Meedin

Inspiration: ACCA is a highly recognized and highly valued qualification that paved the path to many qualifications in one route. What got me was the Oxford Brookes Degree program + the ACCA qualification that could be obtained in a fewer number of years than any...

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Dilroba Hossain

Dilroba Hossain

Head of Hotline Division, Technopeak Inspiration: My interest in Accounts started from the tender age of 15 while assisting my father in his business with basic Accounting, during that moment, I had realized I was passionate about Accounts. Moreover, scoring the...

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Faras Muhammad

Faras Muhammad

Executive Secretary of Investment & Marketing, Al Hilal Saudi Football Club Inspiration: It was a dream of my Father and soon realized that it will give me reputation and respect in job sector. Journey: ACCA is a challenging route to success. I faced a lot of ups...

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Varsha Sagar

Varsha Sagar

Internal Auditor - Leading Jewellery company in Bahrain. Inspiration: Due to my early marriage I had to quit studying at the age of 17. I wanted to be an accountant at quite an early age as I am quite numerical and analytical, and it was the career I always wanted. At...

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Muhammad Kinan

Muhammad Kinan

Accountant, Ratio Accounting and Financial Advisory Inspiration: When I was a kid, I used to see my father working with Excel sheets and Accounting formulas on his system. He is professionally Cost and Management (CMA) Professional and has diversified experience in...

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Nusrate Tayob Ibrahim

Nusrate Tayob Ibrahim

Head of corporate governance and internal controls, Diamond Developers.  Inspiration: I joined ACCA because of its flexibility. It allowed me to reconcile my studies with work. I literally studied and worked simultaneously while pursuing my...

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Swathi Tetali

Swathi Tetali

Assistant Manager, Crowe Mak Ghazali llc Inspiration: I joined ACCA to make my dream into the reality of being a professional with high self-respect and progressing my careers into the future… Career journey: I have had more than 10 years of experience with my ACCA...

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Paras Ali

Paras Ali

Finance Manager IFRS Excellence and Group Capital Assets, Emirates Airlines Inspiration: At the time when I had to choose between ACCA and other accounting certifications, I chose ACCA because of what it offers as a package. Apart from being rightly focused on...

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Jayani Raveena Gunasekara

Jayani Raveena Gunasekara

Fraud Analyst, RAKBANK Inspiration: I always wanted to be qualified in a certification which is highly recognised as ACCA. When I got to know about ACCA and the benefits offered by completing this certification, I was motivated to start my journey with ACCA. I am...

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Zain ul Abideen (ACCA)

Zain ul Abideen (ACCA)

Accounts Payable & Treasury Team Lead, APCO Worldwide FZ LLC Inspiration: My inspiration for ACCA came from my father, he was a banker in a well-known bank in Saudi Arabia, at the time when I was an adolescent. Many of his colleagues from the bank were Qualified...

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Jazib Abbas

Jazib Abbas

Ernst and Young, Abu Dhabi, UAE Inspiration and Journey: This goes back to early 2019 when I came on secondment to EY Abu Dhabi, UAE office from EY Lahore office, Pakistan for a period of 3 months. Once I stepped in the EY Abu Dhabi office and got to work with the top...

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Thasneem Shamsudeen

Thasneem Shamsudeen

Lecturer / SQA Assessor, Stirling University of Ras Al Khaimah Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA because it is a global qualification and internationally recognized. It is very reputable qualification globally. My inspiration to be part of ACCA was that it...

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Swedha Senthilvasan

Swedha Senthilvasan

Internal Auditor, Al Ahalia Money Exchange Bureau Inspiration and Journey: I started my ACCA journey right after I completed my Cambridge IGCSE. I was ambitious to have a career as a Chartered Accountant. After my IGCSE, I chose to study for ACCA.  When I...

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Jilal Ahmed

Jilal Ahmed

Supervisor - Taxation, Affiniax Partners Inspiration: I had to decide for a course that would not limit my scope to a particular region and ACCA was the most suitable option given the reputation and global recognition. After a lot of research, the role ACCA plays in...

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Jasim Khawaja

Jasim Khawaja

Head WB and Credit Risk Audit, United Arab Bank What does ACCA mean to you: “ACCA” - the four magical letters have set up a clear direction for my career. ACCA Journey: I started ACCA qualification immediately after completing A-Levels as this was the only globally...

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Abilash Chunangad Kumar

Abilash Chunangad Kumar

Audit Trainee Kreston, Menon Chartered Accountants Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA because this is a globally recognised course with flexible benefits to work and study. Being a chartered accountant for me was always a dream from secondary school. ACCA was...

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Saad Rahim

Saad Rahim

Manager, Assurance and Tax - AJMS Global Consulting Inspiration: ACCA is a quick approach to global finance profession, in short ACCA is a "GLOBAL PASSPORT". Highs and Lows: Things have been quite smooth throughout from the start until membership....

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Muhammad Taha Nadeem

Muhammad Taha Nadeem

Audit Associate, Crowe UAE Inspiration: Going back to 2018 when I was finishing up with my A-Levels in Saudi Arabia, I was particularly good at Accounting and accomplished exemplary achievements. One of those was when I received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award...

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Sharan Shekhar

Sharan Shekhar

Senior Associate - Taxation, Adroit Accounting and Tax Consultancy  Inspiration: I wanted a qualification of substance, identity and elegance. Furthermore I wanted to join ACCA because I didn't want to just know facts and definitions and calculations...

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Sami Uddin

Sami Uddin

Audit Associate, Grant Thornton, Oman Inspiration: I was inspired to join and become part of ACCA due to the truly global nature of the qualification and the fact that it opens doors to opportunities in various fields including advisory, audit, taxation and cost...

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Ahmed Dustgir

Ahmed Dustgir

Managing Partner  AccouConsult Inspiration: I am a proud member of ACCA since 2010, in college, one of my teachers helped me to identify my passion for Accountancy.  After completing college, I was exploring the different options and choose ACCA due to its...

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Jinal Dargar

Jinal Dargar

ACCA student, Dubai Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA and start my journey due to the vast knowledge that I would gain by the end of this qualification. ACCA combines many different subjects ranging from financial accounting to...

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Michelle Lobo

Michelle Lobo

ACCA Member Inspiration: When I was studying at my pre-university in India, I wanted a professional qualification to my name which would set me apart from my peers, and through one of my family friends, I learnt about ACCA.I started my research and found that ACCA...

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Nivedha Senthilvasan

Nivedha Senthilvasan

Assistant Accountant, Multiply Marketing Consultancy LLC Inspiration and Journey: I Started my ACCA journey immediately after my IGCSE Exams in Saudi Arabia when I had noidea which field of study to choose, it was my parents who asked me to go for ACCA qualification....

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Nayeem Hameed

Nayeem Hameed

Head of Finance Hassad Food Company Inspiration: Being a CMA, I wanted to go for a certification that covers a 360-degree scope on Finance focusing extensively on IFRS. after researching and comparing many international certifications, I found ACCA to be the best fit...

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Areeb Younus

Areeb Younus

Senior Accountant Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS) Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA because two of my brothers are ACCA Fellows, and theyconvinced me it was the best step to take if I wanted to launch a successful career in Accountancy....

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Salman Yousuf Latif

Salman Yousuf Latif

Fellow Member  Inspiration: After finishing my high school, I wanted to obtain an accountancy qualification that has a global outreach and sought by employers all around the world. One of the inspirations to join ACCA was the possibility to give back to the...

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Manager Accounts, Binghannam Accounting & Auditing   Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA because A foreign qualification without going Abroad     Journey: : I Started after B.com but due to Financial problems I...

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Abdul Fazil : ACCA, UAECA

Abdul Fazil : ACCA, UAECA

Accounts & Finance in Charge, Water Department – SEWGA  Inspiration: I come from a middle-class family with an ancestral business background where my dad (Ali) had a supermarket close to home. I had...

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Talha Ahmed Khan

Talha Ahmed Khan

Country Manager-Oman, Pak Oman Investment Company Limited Inspiration: Interest in the professional qualification developed in my A levels as by virtue of teachers and close friends I came across a qualification by name of ACCA that has a global recognition and...

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Munir Chaer

Munir Chaer

ACCA Student & Audit Associate, EY Abu Dhabi Journey: Personally, I'm a huge fan of tackling new subjects which I had never dabbled in before; during university, I'd use my open electives on courses that have little to no relation to my major, all so that I can...

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Zaman Bukhari

Zaman Bukhari

Partner - Financial Advisory Services, Mazars UAE Inspiration: I come from a family of entrepreneurs, where we were well connected with chartered accountancy firms and this always motivated me as I witnessed business services surrounded...

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Sufian Sohail B.Sc.

Sufian Sohail B.Sc.

Risk Advisory,Deloitte Middle East Journey: ACCA was a customised fit for my goals, with a keen pursuit in accounting and having my own pace and schedule, ACCA provided me with an environment of great learning and development. After enrolling in 2017, I dedicated...

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Malvika Guntur

Malvika Guntur

Assurance, Ernst & Young Middle East Inspiration: Studying ACCA was a great opportunity to equip myself with a professional qualification, which is highly valued at work, along with the chance to get a quality degree from OBU. In addition, I...

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Maryam Rahman

Maryam Rahman

ACCA Student Inspiration: I was inspired to start my ACCA because being a professional qualification, I knew it will give me an edge in the job market and make me more attractive to employers. Journey: I have completed all the Applied Skills papers which has not been...

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Pallavi Kishore FCCA, UAECA

Pallavi Kishore FCCA, UAECA

Senior Lecturer, Campus Programme Coordinator - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Accounting and Finance Inspiration: Doesn’t everybody just love numbers? If you’re reading this, you must too!  Accounting is such a precise and ordered art and that is what I...

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Ahmed Faqir Al Bulushi

Ahmed Faqir Al Bulushi

Chief Corporate Banking Officer, Bank Muscat Inspiration: During my early career, I was working with the Internal Audit department at Bank Muscat. I was inspired to join ACCA as I felt that an ACCA qualification would open doors to a lot of exciting career...

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Abid Ansari

Abid Ansari

Senior Credit Analyst, Financial Sector Inspiration: Once I was travelling on a public bus to meet my maternal relatives, a young man was seated beside me reading the ACCA student accountant (magazine) very attentively, I asked him further details about the magazine...

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Robert van der Klauw

Robert van der Klauw

Regional Head of Finance and Risk, Munich Re Inspiration: I have been an ACCA member since 2005 and I was inspired to do ACCA because it is a rigorous and global qualification that is well recognised across the globe.  Career Journey: Over the past...

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Yousuf Khamis Al Mabsali

Yousuf Khamis Al Mabsali

Assistant Dean for Administrative and Financial Affairs, University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Ibra Inspiration: My interest in pursuing ACCA qualification did not come by chance. After being awarded an MSc in finance from the UK, I looked for a reputed...

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Muhammad Anis Younus

Muhammad Anis Younus

CFO & Board Secretary, AlFadhili Field Housing for Real Estate Development Inspired: I started my journey with ACCA in 2000. I still remember when my elder brother brought home an ACCA brochure given to him by one of his students, something attracted me to it and...

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Vandita Ritolia

Vandita Ritolia

StudentAbu Dhabi, UAE Inspiration and Pride: I was inspired to join ACCA because of its depth of studies which provides a foundation that can support us to branch out into various fields. Its global reach and multinational environment make me proud to be part of the...

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Mini Madhavan

Mini Madhavan

Partner, Affility Management ConsultingDubai, UAE Inspiration: At the end of my Bachelor's degree, I wanted to do something different instead of pursuing an MBA and directly joining my family business along with my father and brother. ACCA gave me a platform of...

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Nauman Mian

Nauman Mian

CFO, Bayt.com Inc UAE Inspiration: I come from a family of Accountants and at a very young age and with little understanding of the profession, my father sat me down and gave me this analogy: Accountancy is like the ‘Medical Profession’. Medical professionals diagnose...

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Julanda Khalfan Al Asmi

Julanda Khalfan Al Asmi

Student Oman Inspiration: ACCA provides a flexible and relevant first-class quality training that will get me qualifications, which will set me apart and opens doors to many rewarding opportunities, develop a network of inspiring professionals, help me gain global...

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Frederick Martin Byrne

Frederick Martin Byrne

Abu Dhabi, UAE Member since 2015 Inspiration: I felt that as a professional body, ACCA goes the extra mile to ensure their students and members feel valued. Furthermore, having the letters “ACCA” after one’s name signifies expertise in the field of accounting, as well...

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Shagufta Kashif

Shagufta Kashif

Lecturer, AbdulRehman Bin Faisal University Inspiration: I was inspired to join ACCA because its a global qualification which is very prestigious and recognized internationally. For me ACCA is the perfect starting point in a 100m race where I am ahead of other...

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