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SSAC employs qualified professionals who work under the direct supervision of the partners in the fields of auditing, accountancy, taxation, consulting and other special assignments. SSAC continuously seeks and employs technical experts and specialists from a wide array of disciplines such as economists, social scientist, cost accountants, and financial analysts from a panel of consultants. SSAC also recruits talented graduate and postgraduate students from diverse fields as articles students. The partners supervise the performance, potential and commitment of these students to help them acquire knowledge, experience and professional standards.

MANAGING PARTNERS- SYFUL SHAMSUL ALAM & CO.

Md. Syful Islam is Managing Partner of UHY Syful Shamsul Alam & Co. a global network of independent member firms that deliver accounting, tax and business consulting services throughout more than 80 countries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Md. Syful Islam FCA, FCMA, FLCCIA, FCEA, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the year 1990 and qualified as a Cost & Management Accountant in the year 1991. He also qualified as London Chamber of Commerce and Industries Accountant (LCCIA-UK) & Associate of Cost Executive Accountant (ACEA-UK) in the year 1992.

Mr Islam has outstanding academic record. He obtained his Honours and Master Degrees from the University of Dhaka in the year 1985 & 1986 respectively. He has been elected to the council of ICAB for three terms 2007 – 2009, 2010 – 2012 & 2013 – 2015. He was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) for the year 2012.

He was the Vice President of ICAB two times and Chairman of Article Student Committee & Chairman of Members Welfare Committee of ICAB. Currently he is serving SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants) as a Board Member & Technical Adviser to the President of ICAB. In addition to that he is the QPRT (Qualified Person Responsible for Training) for ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) (ACA) students in Bangladesh.

Mr. Islam was a government nominated Director of Rupali Bank Ltd. from 2007-2013, Director of Khulna Water & Sewerage Authority and the Director of Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited. He was the Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange and Audit Committee Chairman for the year 2012. He is also the Director of BTCL, Rupali Bank Securities Ltd and Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited since 2012, 2013 and 2016 respectively.

Mr. Islam is the focal person for the AML/CFT Supervisory Sub-Committee of the BFIU (Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit) of the Bangladesh Bank and has enormous experience in taking a steadfast role in developing the overall transparency & accountability within the entities which certainly contributes to his successful supervision on these areas.

Mr Islam participated in a number of trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences of SAFA, CAPA and IFAC on different topics relating to economic issues, corporate governance, IASs and IFRS etc. He has a good number of publications and is a keynote speaker on the issue of Fraud & Money Laundering in the banking sector of Bangladesh Perspective.

A.K.M Shamsul Alam, FCA

Partner

Mr Alam is a dedicated professional and an active participant in the development of accountancy profession for the last 27 years. He has tremendous expertise in auditing particularly in banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. He also specializes in Corporate Affairs, Financial Reporting (IFRS, US GAAP) Internal Auditing and Accounting Services, Project Evaluation and Appraisal, Corporate Finance, Other Risk Advisory Services (System Design and Implementation, Basel II) and Special Assignments.

He is the country’s leading consultant regarding the share market & stock exchange, Security Exchange Rules and regulations. He has experience in portfolio management. Currently he is serving in the “Institute of Share Research” as a Chairman and also as an editor of a capital market magazine named “Share Research”.  He holds the position of Independent director and Chairman of audit committee of the “Premier Leasing & Finance Limited” a public limited listed company.

He has extensive knowledge in Public Finance & Public Accounting and worked as a trainer in different national and international organizations. He is also a member of the subcommittee of ICAB relating to the Public finance and public sector accounting.

Mr. Alam has served the nation by actively participating in the liberation war of 1971. He also contributes the profession in many ways through active engagement with the development process of accountancy profession in national level. He is  one of the key counter part of ICAB and currently serving as a member of three committees; the committee of Professional Development, Committee on Public Finance and Public Sector Accounting, Committee on Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB). 

Md. Rafiqul Islam, FCA

Partner

Born in a respectable Muslim family in the late 1955, Mr. Islam after having B.Com. (Hons) and Masters of Commerce degree in accounting from University of Dhaka, qualified as a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) in 1983. For his outstanding academic qualifications he was awarded scholarship from Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) during his continuation of Chartered Accountancy course under ICAB as an articled student in one of the most renowned Chartered Accountancy Firm – M/S Howladar Yunus & Co. He has gained a wide ranging and multifarious post qualification practical experiences to his credit in accounting, auditing, taxation, financial & management consultancy services through practical assignments. Amongst many, his auditing, taxation and valuation experiences includes all the government sector Banks, Bangladesh Bank, State Bank of India (Dhaka Branch), Bank Indosuez, Bangladesh Biman, Shadharan Bima Corporation, Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Shangstha, Bangladesh Power Development Board, National Tea Company, etc. Besides, as local associate of the internationally reputed Manila based Financial & Management Consultants firm – M/S SGV & Co., Mr. Islam has demonstrated outstanding performances in developing and updating the Bangladesh Government’s accounting system, designing systems and developing manuals separately for each of accounting, auditing and fixed assets of Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation. He has independently designed the reconciliation procedure of Bangladesh Krishi Bank Limited for reconciling its long 10 years unadjusted inter-branch transactions involving thousand Crores of Taka through its 900 branches.

Being appointed by the Government through its Superior Selection Board (SSB), Mr. Islam has also worked as Director of the country’s largest government organisation – Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) for quite a long period in its different directorates such as Panning & Development, Finance & Commercial. Prior to assuming the office of Director of the Corporation, he had worked in many different senior positions such as Sr. General Manager, Chief Finance Officer, Controller of Accounts & Secretary of the same Corporation. His role in the Corporations overall financial and operational management throughout his 27 (twenty seven) years of service periods are all along recognised by the Corporation where he provided Policy Guidelines regarding Financial, Commercial and Operational Management of the Corporation along with its individual manufacturing entities. Mr. Islam also worked as nominated delegates of Bangladesh Government in so many foreign countries to represent international conferences, seminars and business & development meetings. Mr. Islam has been included as a Partner of Syful Shamsul Alam & Co. during the year 2015.  

 

Ashraful Ameen, FCA

Partner

After having earned B.A. (Honors) and M.A. degree, both in Economics, from the University of Dhaka, in 1975 and 1977 respectively, Mr. Ameen qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in 1986. Since then, he has been largely associated with the profession having gathered experience of about 37 years in the field of Accounting and Auditing which includes his four and half years’ experience in London, UK, covering Accountancy, Auditing, Taxation and Secretarial Services.

Over his adept career, Mr. Ameen served as a senior partner and director in various renowned Audit firms, the latest of which include Ata Khan & Co., Ahmed Mashuque & Co., MABS & J Partners, Hussain Farhad & Co to name a few.

Previously, Mr. Ameen had also been a lecturer in Savar Degree College. During his years in the United Kingdom, he spent a chunk of that time as an audit manager in Seymour Gura & Co, Chartered Accountants.

Within the years of his professional life, he has rendered his services to various Banks, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Public Limited Companies, Multinational Companies such as Popular Life Insurance Company Ltd., Bata Shoe Company (Bd.) Ltd., Philips (Bd.) Company Ltd., and many more. He had also provided other accounting related services and management audit to Power Development Board, Titas Gas T. & Consumer audit, Dhaka Electric Supple Authority (DESA) in the form of consumer audit

S.M. Abdul Hamid, FCA, MBA, DAIBB                  

Partner

Mr. Hamid qualified as Chartered Accountants from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in 1994. He also qualified Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and qualified– DAIBB Diplomaed Association Institute of Banking of Bangladesh with outstanding result. He was selected one of the most celebrated Graduate of IIUC Dhaka in 2007. He also awarded Excellence in Finance and Banking Award 2012. He is also a life member of the Institute of Banking of Bangladesh. Mr. Hamid joined IFIC Bank Ltd in 1983, The First Generation Private Sector Bank in Bangladesh. He was also a first Chartered Accountant who joined Private Sector Bank. He was Deputy Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in IFIC Bank upto 2017 total 34 years’ Banking experience and acted as DMD of Premier Bank Ltd for 2 years aggregating 36 years total Banking experience.

 

Key Experience

He gathered various practical experience in Banking Sector and widely contributed in the following fields: – General Banking, Credit Division, Loans & Advance, Foreign Exchange Division, Treasury, Finance & Accounts, Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering Division and other Compliance Division including Internal Control and Compliance. He also Implemented High Quality Accounting System, Taxation System, Risk Based Audit System, in Banks according to Bangladesh Bank guidelines & instructions. He also an expertise implementing BASEL-III, ICCAP, IFRS and IAS in Banking Sector.

Mr. Hamid did Consulting works, Valuation works, Taxational works and other Auditing work for Banks Financial Institution, Private and Public both National and International Companies. He also introduced Risk Based Audit System of the Bank.

Training/Seminars Attended (Local & Foreign)

He obtained the following professional training from aboard:

International Programme on Asset- Liability Management in Bank & Financial Institutions. By National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) – Pune, India. Measuring & Managing Operation Risk Training by Marcus Evans, Mumbai, India. Introducing Operational Risk Management to Financial Institution. By South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (Sedf). Branch Network Management- By Citi Bank N.A.-Hong Kong. He also attended all types of SAFA Conference (South Asia Federation of Accountants). By ICAB & ICMA.

  • He also attended various Seminars, Symposium, Workshop at homes and abroad including seminars of South Asia Federation of Accounts (SAFA) on different professional topics lime Accounting Professions response to the challenges of the new millennium.
  • Seminar, Workshops on all kinds of Internal Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
  • International Leasing Conference etc. In Addition, he was heavily engaged with Continuing Education for world’s accountants promulgated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and CPE programs (Continues Professional Education) and He was active member of various committees in the ICAB (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh). Like Review Committee for Published Accounts Reports (RCPAR) Professional Development Committee (PDC) of ICAB etc.

Key Note Speaker

He was also part time Lecturer on:

Taxation, ICAB The Institute of Chartered Accountants Bangladesh.

 He also a Key Note Speaker and presented paper on AMLD & CFT of Banks and other Financial Institutions in ICAB.

 Mr. Hamid having 36 years practical and professional experience in Banking both Private, and Public National and International is a partner of Syful Shamsul Alam & Co. a member firm of UHY Urbach Hacker Young International Limited based in UK since January 2021.

Mohammad Abu Jayed, FCA

Director

Mr. Jayed completed M.Com (Accounting )in 1997 and secure ICAB member in May-June 2006 Enroll No.958. He has 15 Years Comprehensive and in-depth high level experience in country Transcom Group, Partex Group, Opex & Sinha group and abroad in UAE Sawaeed group as senior level management with across all corporate finance advisory (Financial due diligence, investment planning, valuation etc,) audit, pricing and costing, accounting, treasury, MIS, risk management, legal and company secretarial functions. Strong relationship with stakeholer, communications and liaison with government authorities/statutory bodies (RJSC, SEC, DSE, NBR, VAT, customs, Bangladesh Bank, BOI, law enforcing agencies), banks and financial institutions, legal and other different service providers.

Md. Emran Hoshen, ACA

Consultant- Audit & Compliance

 Md. Emran Hoshen, ACA is a young dynamic qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Bangladesh (ICAB), was qualified in the session Dec-2020. Mr Hoshen has also outstanding academic record. He obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (BUBT) and Stamford University Bangladesh in the year 2013 & 2019 respectively.

 Mr. Hoshen is currently working as Consultant of UHY Syful Shamsul Alam & Co, Chartered Accountants (SSAC). Prior to joining SSAC he has worked in the position of Senior Executive Officer at Southeast Bank Limited. Before joining Southeast Bank, he had worked with UHY Syful Shamsul Alam & Co., Chartered Accountants (SSAC) as Manager for one year and also has completed his Chartered Accountancy Course from SSAC in January 2016. Afterwards, he continued with the Firm as an Assistant Manager and was promoted to Manager in 2018.

 During his professional career he was responsible for conducting External Audit of most of the leading Commercial & Government Banks in our country including Bangladesh Bank, Financial Institutions, Insurances, Service Company, Manufacturing Company, NGO and other assurance engagements like internal audit, financial planning, revaluation engagements, due diligence engagements, Merger & Acquisitions, forensic/ investigative audit, accounts preparation, company legal matters, secretarial services, transfer pricing, etc.

He has attained in-depth knowledge on Financial Analysis, Feasibility Analysis, Project Profile & Proposal and Forecasted Financial Statements, Financial Statements Compliance with IFRS, Company Act 1994 and other Regulatory Requirements, Budget and Budgetary Control, Analysis of Business Performance and Production Efficiency, Tax, Vat, Custom and regulatory duty, Advisory services regarding RJSC, BSEC, BIDA.

Mr. Hoshen has extensive knowledge in IT systems and participated in different training, workshops and seminars. He is studying Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and was also engaged with the implementation of ERP systems, process validation, and system appraisal of different entities.