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 the CPD programs particularly focused on presentation skills, leadership, effective communication, techonological topics including Blockhain, local laws and taxation, e.t.c. to equip members with the necessary skills for their growth. This resulting in more opportunities and increased members satisfaction.
  2. 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.
  3. Worked tirelessly to get MOUs signed with various Tax Bars, opening up new and exciting career opportunities for ACCA members towards the lucrative taxation practice. This enhanced the recognition of ACCA in the market.
  4. 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.
  5. Proposed, Launched and Personally ran “Tax Clinic” with Chamber of Commerce and Industry to ensure that ACCA brand is recognized by top business leaders, leading to more employment opportunities for our fraternity
  6. 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.
  7. In addition to the above, these efforts also contributed towards consideration and allowing of special relief for Suspended members by ACCA.
  8. 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.
  9. Personally mentored thousands of members, affiliates and students over the past decade.
  10. 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.
  11. Initiated unprecedented forums including using social media tools for ACCA community’s interactaction with each other and the ACCA officials with ease.
  12. Has been recognized as a top professional to represent ACCA in the Professionals’ Expert Forum.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

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