Kazi Shahabuddin, FCA MCMI qualified as a chartered accountant in 1975. He spent four years in Zambia as the Chief Internal Auditor of the National Agricultural Marketing Board, a state corporation. He joined Deloittes, an international chartered accountancy firm, in 1979 managing the audits of some well known UK companies.
He joined Etisalat, the UAE's telecommunications corporation, in 1982 as Chief Internal Auditor. In his ten years there he built an excellent reputation and was instrumental in establishing Etisalat's highly sophisticated system of internal controls. This, together with his expertise and knowledge of the industry ensured the working of a highly effective internal audit department and contributed to the smooth running of the organisation. He was also responsible for reviewing all contract tenders, before final approval, to ensure that these were in Etisalat's best interests.
He returned to the UK in 1992 establishing himself in practice. He has considerable business expertise, dealing with a wide variety of clients from audits, accountancy, business advice and Revenue and Customs investigations. His specific areas of expertise include: internal audit, internal control systems, fraud investigations, telecom accounting systems, setting up of offshore companies and advising on offshore business.
Furkan Shahabuddin, FCA CTA was educated at the London School of Economics. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 and is also a chartered taxation practitioner. His career started with KMPG the international accountants were he trained and spent over eight years at their London office. As a manager he was responsible for dealing with a portfolio of clients including well known multinationals and property companies. He left KPMG in 1996 to set up SMS Abacus & Co.
Furkan has specific expertise in managing full accounts outsourcing assignments and dealing with larger property companies both in the UK and overseas. His work has involved him in assisting in stock market circulars project appraisals including cash flow projection and feasibility studies. He has considerable experience in dealing with property investment offshore planning including overseas investment in the UK as well as general tax planning.