ACCA Council Election 2020 – Omer Zaheer Meer

ACCA Council Election 2020 – Omer Zaheer Meer

Foreword:

My belief is that those of us fortunate enough, have a duty to give back to the profession and humanity. It’s not a favor to anyone but a blessing for our own-self.

It’s an honor to put myself forward for Council election, having been very actively engaged with ACCA. My ACCA advocacy, began in student society in 2003 and turned a leaf in London after becoming a member in 2008.

I’ve been ACCA’s Network Panel Member (Pakistan) member since 2015 and honored to be its first ever unopposed and unanimously elected Chairman (since 2018), representing its 40,000 members, affiliates and students.

My numerous contributions have been recognized by the award of ACCA’s Exceptional Public Value award (twice) and National Advocacy award. I’ve evolved from national to regional to global levels and learned about ACCA’s unique vision, workings and adaptability.

I’ve held many leadership positions besides being a managing partner at MLCC.

My Profile: https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/about/

Existing Key contributions: https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/10/07/omer-zaheer-meers-existing-key-contributions-for-acca/

Commitment & Manifesto:

https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/manifesto-for-acca-council-2020-omer-zaheer-meer/

Conclusion

I’ll act on behalf of all members to ensure that the future direction of ACCA continues to address the evolving needs of our members and all stakeholders while championing the highest ethical standards.

 Please vote and support me and let’s “Think Ahead” together.

Thank you.

Manifesto for ACCA Council 2020 – Omer Zaheer Meer

Manifesto for ACCA Council 2020 – Omer Zaheer Meer

Commitment:

In view of the unique challenges due to COVID-19’s global implication, I commit to bring to Council:

  • continued selfless devotion and passion for ACCA fraternity,
  • tax and corporate laws specialization,
  • 14 years’ plus crisis management experience at board & public sector level,
  • governmental level policy making experience,
  • ideas to capitalize on the fast evolving regulatory and tax framework culminating from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with exciting economic possibilities,
  • extensive experience on the boards of various think-tanks,
  • insights from extensive interactions with ACCA members across the globe and
  • a fresh perspective.

If successful, I’ll continue to work with utmost honesty, dedication and unrelenting passion to contribute to the ACCA community in the following ways:

Vision:

  • Provision of relevant CPDs and/or courses for capacity building to equip our members with vital skills in a fast evolving enviornment particularly for current and upcoming technologies, allowing them to progress in their careers.
  • More work towards increasing earning potential of ACCA members globally using successful initiatives such as “six digits” and “two-week-too-strong”.
  • Generating more career opportunities for members by proposing initiatives involving working closely with and facilitating employers in hiring ACCA members.
  • Strengthening mentoring programs for members for their professional and career development.
  • Promoting closer networking opportunities amongst members.
  • Collaborations with regulators and other professional bodies to enhance recognition of ACCA.
  • Work towards introduction of local taxation variants in various markets .
  • Promote ACCA brand globally, thereby creating more value for members.

I’ll act on behalf of all members to ensure that the future direction of ACCA continues to address the evolving needs of our members and all stakeholders while championing the highest ethical standards.

Omer Zaheer Meer’s Existing Key Contributions for ACCA

Omer Zaheer Meer’s Existing Key Contributions for ACCA

Besides:

  1. Sitting and contributing on the ACCA Global Tax Forum (5 Years+),
  2. Contributing on the ACCA International Assembly (3 Years+),
  3. Being a member of the Editorial Board of the MESA publication of ACCA’s Policy Insights (2 Years+) and
  4. Working with global policy teams and regional members’ affairs teams of ACCA on various initiatives.

Mr. Omer Zaheer Meer also:

  1. Spearheaded a comprehensive CPD program particularly focused on local laws and taxation, topical techonologies including Artificial Intelligence, Big-Data, Data Analytics, Blockhain, presentation skills, leadership, effective communication, e.t.c. to equip members with the necessary skills for their growth. This resulted in more opportunities and increased members satisfaction.
  2. Worked tirelessly to get MOUs signed with various Tax Bars, opening up new and exciting career opportunities for ACCA members in the lucrative taxation practice. This enhanced the recognition of ACCA in the market.
  3. Proposed and led by personal participation in the 30 days, 100 employers initiative to ensure more reach of ACCA and a stronger brand leading to more employment opportunities for ACCA fraternity.
  4. Proposed, Launched and Personally ran “Tax Clinic” with Chamber of Commerce and Industry leading to a strong partnership to ensure that ACCA brand is recognized by top business leaders, leading to more employment opportunities for our fraternity.
  5. Interacted and assisted #Regulators leading to enhanced collaborations and brand recognition for ACCA.
  6. Assisted #FinanceMinistry with key inputs and proposals.
  7. Developed and contibuted in a very effection #MentoringProgram.
  8. Created #Upskilling Programs.
  9. Focused on increasing earning potential of our fraternity by proposing and then contributing in absolutely free of cost ground breaking initiatives such as “Six Digits” and “Two-Week-Too-Strong” programs which have been resounding successes leading the participants to secure incomes in six digits and/or marked rises. Infact, the pilot program has been so successful that in the second edition more than 1200 ACCA fraternity members have availed this program.
  10. Personally mentored thousands of members, affiliates and students over the past decade.
  11. Represented and/or introduced ACCA at various forums including Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Tax Bars, Financial Institutions, Regulators and other professional institutions such as LCCI, KCCI, KTBA, LTBA, MTBA, PTBA, NRSP, MPDD, UET, MCB, NBP, IBP, several think tanks – being on their boards, e.t.c.
  12. Pioneered #WhatsApp groups for #membersnetworking and #connectivity.
  13. Initiated other unprecedented forums including using social media tools for ACCA community’s interactaction with each other and the ACCA officials with ease.
  14. Conducted #career orientation & other sessions for #students to opt for #ACCA,
  15. Helped launch and personally contributed in the #ProfessionalExpertsForum for subject matter experts to guide #ACCA fraternity as well as brand recognition and much more.
  16. Proposed, assisted and worked towards the practicing certificate launch in Pakistan for ACCA fraternity (was the first one to be awarded one) by then ACCA President.
  17. Conveyed the members sentiments to the ACCA officials and various decision makers as Chairman of MNP. Interacted with the decision makers and made efforts to link these sentiments with the ACCA strategy. This lead to various support measures during the Covid-19 by ACCA, including the increase in the income level allowed for claiming subscription assistance from GBP 5,000 to GBP 8,000 and proposed it to be further increased significantly and extension in the Subscription due date to almost mid-September besides the option to pay in installments, all unprecedented measures.
  18. In addition to the above, these efforts also contributed towards consideration and allowing of special relief for Suspended members by ACCA.
  19. Has been instumental in and participated in several campaigns to promote ACCA brand including the “Think Ahead with ACCA” series by the marketing as well as the members’ affairs teams.
  20. Worked tirelessly with ACCA officials in line with advocating and supporting the idea for audit rights for ACCA members leading to the historic agreement with ICMAP which opened up doors to audit practice for our fraternity.

In recognition of the above mentioned and numerous other contributions, ACCA honored him by awarding the Exceptional Public Value Awards (for 2 years running) and National Advocacy Award to him.

All this resulted in enhanced #brandrecognition, increased #opportunities for #ACCA and several ancilliary benefits for our fraternity and the profession.

It is my aim to build upon this good work for all members globally, as an #ACCACouncilMember.

Therefore, please #VoteOmerZaheerMeer in #ACCACouncilElection and let’s continue to #ThinkAhead together.

OZM on Way Forward for Punjab Revenue Authority in TV Program

Mr. Omer Zaheer Meer, FCCA, CA, CFA, CPFA, & AMLE, a leading tax expert speaks on one of the most important issues impacting the businesss & ease of doing business in Pakistan.

He’s the Twice Serving Chairman of MNP & Fourth-time Serving Chair of the Taxation committee of #ACCA and represents Pakistan on the Global Tax Forum.

For more visit: http://www.mlcc.pk

Imp Information – Become a Filer

Want to be a #Filer? Be responsible & file timely.

This message is about the filing of #Income Tax #Return for Tax Year #2020 with the deadline of 30th September looming over.

You might be well aware of the requisites but below is a list of important documents normally required:

1-Utility Bills of Office and Home (only bill of July 2020 of each utility could suffice for home بجلی, فون , پانی, گیس, انٹرنیٹ وغیرہ)

2 – Salary Certificate Or Tax Deduction Certificates from July 1st 2019 to 30th June 2020.

3- Bank Statement Pesonal and Business From July 1st 2019 to 30th June 2020.

4- School Fee of Children.

5- House Hold Expenses including foreign travelling.

6- List of assets with purchase prices.

7- Documents of Sale Purchase of Vehicles and Properties e.t.c.

Pls compile those applicable at the earliest so we may file your ITR in a timely fashion.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to reach us.

http://www.mlcc.pk

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer,
Managing Partner (#Taxation & #Corporate Services), #MLCC

Member, Global Tax Forum &
Chairman
i) #Tax Clinic, LCCI,
ii) Tax Committee, ACCA
iii) Finance & Economic Committee, #LTBA,
iv) #MNP#ACCA

Daily YouTube Professional Videos

Daily YouTube Professional Videos

Dear Readers,

Assalam O Alikum (Peace be on you),

In continuation of our post addressing the same matter regarding converting the ongoing crisis into a blessing by investing in your development (https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/convert-the-covid-19-crisis-into-a-blessing-youtube-professional-trainings/) and our continued efforts in this regard, we’re pleased to share with that we’ll be again sharing daily professional videos on topical issues from various training sessions, tv programs, e.t.c. at:

Omer Zaheer Meer’s Youtube Channel

You may want to save the release time in your schedule as there will be a

new release EVERY DAY at 3:30 PM Pakistan Time (GMT+5)

We hope this will deliver value for you and ask you to also share this in your circle and social media to spread awareness.

Best Wishes,

Team #OZM

YouTube Premiere of ACCA & PSX Post Budget 2020 Seminar

#ACCA recently organized a seminar on #Budget2020 with Pakistan Stock Exchange – PSX as a knowledge partner.

A power packed panel contributed to the well-attended & thought provoking seminar with insightful discussions. I was honored to moderate the panel discussion. There was a 100% positive feedback with requests for the session’s recording.

The participants included:

1. Ibrahim Kasumbi, Director & ex-SVP, Umair Petro Chemical & #KCCI

2. Adnan Mufti, Partner, Moore, Shekha & Mufti

3. Haider Ali Patel, Senior Partner, #EY Ford Rhodes

4. Omer Zaheer Meer, Managing Partner, MLCC & Chairman, MNP & #Tax Committee, ACCA & Member, Global Tax Forum

5. Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA (Pak)

6. Zeeshan Shahid, Partner , #Deloitte Yousaf Adil

Be the first to watch the recording of this on the YouTube premiere on Wed, 24th June at 3:30 PM Pak Time (GMT+5)

ACCA & PSX’s Post Budget 2020 Seminar

Join us today for #ACCA & #PSX Post Budget Seminar 2020 (Online)

Honored to be moderating a high-profile and though provoking discussion at the Virtual #PostBudget Seminar #2020 where #ACCA brings country’s most distinguished thought leaders and #tax experts together.

The session will be broadcast LIVE today (18 June) at 4 PM #Pakistan Time (GMT+5) on #Twitter, #LinkedIn & other #SocialMedia platforms.

Pakistan Stock Exchange – PSX is the exclusive #Knowledge #Partner.

Good News!

With the #Eid “holidays” over but the lockdown still continuing in most parts of the globe, we’ll be continuing to share various professional posts and CPD videos.

The sessions during #lockdown before the Eid reached over 10,000 professionals across the globe. They benefited by attending live, watching the recording or by sharing in closed groups.

Most of the #CPDs were done for #ACCA and I’d like to appreciate the efforts of the all the team members involved in making these happen.

We’ll continue these effort to do our part by giving back to the profession and the wider humanity.

Please subscribe if you haven’t already done so:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtxMRR_ryZMhuSOauB1IIQ/videos?view_as=subscriber

Learn Tax as a Force for Good (Complete Trans-national Seminar)

By rethinking the design of our tax systems in a holistic way, we can make taxes a force for good: a tool supporting the ambitions of a global inclusive economy that is fit for the future.

In this trans-national seminar organized by ACCA, Ms. Femke Groothuis (report author), Mr. Omer Zaheer Meer (Member, Global Tax Forum & Chair #ACCA MNP & Tax Committee (Pak) & Ms. Yen-Pei Chen (Manager, Corporate Reporting and Tax, ACCA) come together to explore this important research.

The video will go public (premiere) at the usual time of 3:30 PM PKT (GMT+5).

Best Wishes,