— Omer Zaheer,CFA,FCCA (@OmerZaheerMeer) April 23, 2017
Below are the pictures from the historic MOU signing between Lahore Tax Bar Association & ACCA which opened up the doors of tax practice and possibilities along-with career development for ACCA fraternity, an area previously dominated by some other accountancy bodies. This then led to the initiative that culminated in the practising liscence being issued in Pakistan (again i was the pioneer ACCA liscence holder).
Mr. Chas Roy Chowdhury, the (Global) Head of Taxation ACCA was specially invited to Pakistan and was the keynote speaker. The highlight of the event was Chas Roy Chowdhury being awarded an unprecedented Honorary Membership of LTBA.
This was achieved in my capacity as the pioneer ACCA member and Chairman Liaison Committee, LTBA. It is about such groundbreaking initiatives, that I wish to build upon for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.
This can only be possible with your vote and kind support.
May this writeup find you in the best of spirits.
You may have already read my general professional introduction. If you haven’t please have a look at:
Major Endeavors/Achievements for ACCA Community:
This is however to briefly introduce some of the brilliant endeavors undertaken for the development of ACCA community and thereby the accountancy profession in Pakistan.
- Conducted and proposed CPDs particularly focused on taxation and local corporate laws to equip the members, affiliates and students with necessary technical skills in this extremely important area. (View Details )
- Conducted almost all the taxation CPDs and one-third of the total CPDs for ACCA fraternity.
- They’ve been phenomenally successful within the ACCA community and well received by the members of other accountancy bodies too, which in itself speaks of the top quality of the offering. The attendees included the top officials of firms, MNCs, businesses and public sector organizations.
- These trainings have led to a multitude of members getting equipped for and landing job opportunities. The member satisfaction in Pakistan has increased manifolds and the CPD program is taken as a benchmark by the global head office. (View Details)
- Represented and expedited for ACCA members in Pakistan to formally join the Taxation sector by getting joint events organized between the largest tax bar in Asia, LTBA and ACCA as Chairman Liaison Committee of LTBA.
- This resulted in increased footprint for ACCA and culminated in an MOU between both bodies signed by ACCA’s Head of Taxation (Global) giving a formal pathway to ACCA members towards the lucrative taxation practice. (View Details)
- Prior to this achievment, on my return from UK, I became the first ever ACCA to be enrolled as a member of a tax bar in Pakistan. This broke the monopoly of certain accountancy bodies there, created a precedent and opened up doors for ACCA members to join tax bars in Pakistan.
- Organized collaborations between ACCA and LCCI resulting in ACCA being duly recognized by and included in the committees of LCCI; hence cementing the footprints of ACCA & opening of job opportunities at leading businesses for ACCA members.
- Represented and/or introduced ACCA at various forums including LCCI, LTBA, MPDD, UET, several think tanks – being on their boards, e.t.c.
- Moreover, prepared ACCA’s taxation proposals for the joint initiative with LCCI. This was unprecedented as ACCA was the ONLY accountancy body to be involved in this endeavor.
- Helped organize and represented ACCA at the largest joint pre-budget seminar graced by dignitaries from all major tax bars, chambers, accountancy bodies and even the FBR team. Chairman FBR, the Chief Guest, highly appreciated the ACCA presentation by myself. This led to further enhanced footprint and acceptability of ACCA in Pakistan. (View Details)
- Proposed the idea of and assisted in ACCA’s practising liscence program for Pakistan.
- Became the first ever ACCA practising license holder in Pakistan as a test case to ensure a smooth journey for all ACCA members in Pakistan. (View Details)
- Similarly, my firm (Millennium Law & Corporate Company) became the Pioneer ACCA practising firm in Pakistan to create a case study for all ACCA members as well as bolstering the ACCA acceptance & footprints amongst professional firms. (View Details)
- Mentored a significant number of members, affiliates and students with their professional and personal inquiries, thereby contributing my share in the development of the ACCA community. (View Details)
- Initiated unprecedented forums for ACCA community to interact with each other and the ACCA officials with ease.
- Delivered the first ever “Thinking Ahead with ACCA” (a Ted Talk inspired program) on CPEC for enhanced recognition of ACCA in professional circles and increasing awareness of current issues within ACCA community. This is expected to be released soon globally.
- Chaired ACCA’s Taxation sub-committee and finalized the budget and taxation proposals in an unprecedented manner which will further enhance the recognition of ACCA’s technical prowess amongst the relevant circles.
- Recognized as a top professional to represent ACCA in the Professional Expert Forum.
These are just a few of the major endeavors, most of which were achieved in a very short span of time without being a part of the MNP.
Recognition by ACCA:
It was followed by few months being an MNP member as ACCA Pakistan in recognition of the outstanding achievements for ACCA community, nominated me as a technocrat member of the MNP. This allowed to further improve the deliverance for the collective benefit of the ACCA community.
Therefore as an elected MNP member, I’ll be able to more effectively pursue a lot of positive projects planned for the future, achieving the highest standards of excellence for the benefits of the ACCA community, InshaAllah.
Request for Vote, Support & Campaign:
But this can ONLY be possible with your support and trust. In view of the above, you’re humbly requested for your kind:
- vote for my MNP candidature
- support by asking your contacts for the same &
- campaigning by spreading this message and your recommendation on social media and elsewhere.
You shall be receiving an email from ACCA soon with the detailed instructions on the voting process.
Thanks in anticipation of a positive response. Please feel free to contact me as always for any support and suggestions.
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