Iftikhar Ahmed (ACCA)Chartered Accountant, Compliance Specialist
Iftikhar qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2019, has spent majority of his working career in practice. Iftikhar has worked his way up from trainee accountant to a senior accountant role thus developing a well-rounded skill set in all tax aspects such as PAYE, VAT and corporation tax.
Iftikhar feels it is very important to ensure that the relationship with clients is that of trust and good faith. Iftikhar says "the strength of your relationship with your client is reflective of the quality of advice given. The healthier the relationship the better the advice, and in turn the more successful our clients become."
Iftikhar specialises in providing tax advice and believes that with proactive tax planning minimises exposure to Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and income Tax.
Iftikhar has said "during my experience working with business owners be it start-ups or established businesses, I have noticed that owners always restrict themselves in the fear that growth would result in higher tax liabilities making them question is it really worth going the extra mile? This is when with effective tax planning, earning more doesn’t meaning more taxes it would mean more rewards and potential."
Iftikhar loves to quote his favourite boxer Muhammad Ali "A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life". As you can tell he is a boxing fan and he believes having a good work-life balance is crucial. Iftikhar is always up for any challenge and loves watching and playing any type of sport, his favourites being football, cricket, boxing and hockey.