Issue 1 2021

102 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2021 Nov20646 Company: Zia Masood Kiani & Co Contact: Zia Ullah Website: oasting a professional history of more than 15 years, Zia Masood Kiani & Co is widely considered one of the leading consultants in the financial services field. Going into further detail, Zia begins by offering us a glimpse into the innerworkings of the firm, and the award-winning services the team effortlessly provides to their diverse client base. “Alongside Khawar Mustafa, I run a professional accountancy firm to serve the interests of industrial units, large commercial houses, agro-based companies, IT services companies and real estate builders/developers. Typically, we can offer clients auditing, taxation, corporate and transaction advisory, coupled with our cross-border services of taxation and bookkeeping. Besides tax planning and advice, in accordance with applicable tax laws, we also represent our clients at different appellate forums pleading their cases in the best possible manner.” Operating in Islamabad presents plenty of competition to the firm, however as Zia points out, it is Zia Masood Kiani & Co’s client- focused approach which has been one of the key factors behind the firm’s success throughout the years. “Since day one, the hallmark of the firm has been our client satisfaction. While staying focused on the issue and finding the most real-world solution, we believe in clients’ understanding, education and the realisation of the affairs which keep us confident at every level of execution. The fact we’ve managed to retain almost 100% of our client base since inception is just a further indication our methods are working. “Furthermore, client satisfaction has earned us a capital of goodwill which makes us one of the best available choices in Pakistan when it comes to financial services. Whether it is taxation, financial consultancy, business advisory or internal & external audits, Zia B Located in Islamabad, Zia Masood Kiani & Co is a chartered accountancy firm registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Following its well-deserved success in Acquisition International’s Legal Adviser Awards 2020, we got in touch with Zia Ullah to find out more about how the firm earned the accolade Leading Tax Planning and Preparation Accountancy Firm of the Year, Pakistan. Real-World Solutions Masood Kiani & Co are here to take care of all your worries and serve you in the best possible manner.” Much of the firm’s success can be attributed to the personal qualities of its team members, however it’s important not to forget the impact of training, as Zia explains further. “ZMK team members are generally very competent people, however through training and the experiences picked up, the team are capable of providing a complete package of financial services ranging from the incorporation of companies, bookkeeping, auditing, tax planning and tax filing, together with the representation of clients at different forums, regulatory bodies & financial institutions.” Bringing the interview to a close, Zia signs off by revealing the hopes the team at Zia Masood Kiani & Co have for the firm in the years to come. “Looking ahead to what the future holds, we hope to increase our number of clients in the years to come, as well as maintain the positive strides we have made over the years.” Zia Ullah Khan Senior Partner Khawar Mustafa Partner Taxation Services