KPMG in Pakistan
Zaka is an Associate Chartered Certified Accountant (UK), with more than 5 years of experience in Risk and Management Consulting practices in Pakistan. He has extensive assurance, advisory and internal audit experience with manufacturing, automotive, financial institutes especially microfinance bank, insurance, mutual funds and DFIs.
He possesses comprehensive understanding of various local and international
compliance and control frameworks. His experience includes Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Governance Risk, Accounting & IFRS Advisory, and Compliance services that include assignments on Sarbanes Oxley, Internal Audits outsourcing/ co-sourcing, BASEL II & COSO implementation and compliance engagements, equipping him capability to carry out critical assessment of internal controls and audit activities and recommend appropriate remedial action. His recent engagements include ICFR of a large
bank, transformation engagement of a microfinance institution and a fact
finding engagement on financial misappropriation at a financial institute.
His other experiences include carrying out information & management system reviews, regulatory reviews, Institutional assessment & feasibility study and due diligences involving organization wide analysis and scrutiny of business model, strategic plans and financial model.
Furthermore, Syed’s management advisory experience includes business process improvement and redesign engagements at a commercial bank and a large utility company in the country. He has also been associated with internal audit, core applications and SCM review of an Islamic bank, commercial bank and a NGO respectively.
He regularly attends various international and local, trainings and workshops, on finance transformation and financial risk management, complementing his exposure and experience in the field.
Certified Chartered Accountant
Bachelors of Commerce
Member Associatoin of Certified Chartered Accountants