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Imtiaz Umar, FCCA
Job title: Director
Email:imtiaz@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Professional practices; Taxation, Company reorganisations and corporate finance

Qualifications: FCCA

Biography
Imtiaz qualified with a top international firm of accountants and has significant experience in business advisory services and specialises in taxation and corporate finance work. During his career, he has advised extensively on all aspects of taxation, including tax investigations, and wills and inheritance tax planning and on setting up corporate structures. Imtiaz has previously led growth strategies for outstanding business start ups, in addition to exit and succession management and commercial restructuring for a number of clients. In the course of his work, Imtiaz has developed excellent strategic alliances across a diverse network of key professionals in the industry.

Ashraf Valera, BSc (Hons), ACA
Job title: Manager
Email:ashraf@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Assurance, Advisory & Business Services

Qualifications: BSc( Hons), ACA

Biography
Ashraf trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top ten international firm of accountants. He heads the assurance and advisory services department and has a wide portfolio of corporate clients in various industries including textiles, manufacturing, distribution, and the service and professional sectors. He specialises in a number of regulated areas including Charities and professional practices. He has significant experience in ad hoc type work, including preparation of business plans, plans for profit, due diligence, investigations, work on acquisitions and business valuations.



Saira Puffett, BSc (Hons), ATT, MRICS
Email: saira@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Capital allowances & Tax Planning

Qualifications: ATT, MRICS, BSc (Hons)

Biography
Saira has surveying and tax qualifications and has specialised over the last 12 years in capital allowances and tax planning. During her career, Saira has worked for a number major accountancy firms, including Andersen, Deloittes and KPMG. Saira has led capital allowances teams for major international organisation accounts such as Fitness First, the UK’s largest leisure club group, The Abbey Life Fund and SAS Radisson Hotels.

Saira has worked with many organisations from blue chip companies to specialist property focused investors and developers. She has particular expertise in property processes and company asset systems, enabling her to manage high level acquisitions, new builds and refurbishments.



Manoj Suchak
Job title: Senior Consultant
Email: manoj@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Medical and Pharmaceutical Practices

Biography
Manoj, a long standing member of the practice, specialises in servicing dentists, doctors and pharmaceutical clients. During his career, he has developed an indepth knowledge of matters pertaining to this sector and has advised extensively on all aspects of book keeping, VAT and accountancy matters. Manoj also has extensive knowledge of the various VAT schemes and regularly advises on VAT matters.

Tracy Yiu
Job title: Senior
Email:tracy@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Audit and Assurance, Construction Industry Scheme

Biography
Tracy specialises in audits and servicing clients in the construction industry. During her time at Smith Hannah, Tracy has undertaken the audit of a number of medium size clients, including subsidiaries with tight reporting deadlines. In the process, she has built up an enviable reputation for being pro active and providing services tailored to clients' needs. She also has extensive knowledge on all aspects of the constructive industy scheme and has built up a good portfolio of clients drawn from this sector.

Abdul Bachu, ACCA
Job title: Senior
Email:abdul@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Solicitors (SAR and other regulated work) and Audit and Assurance

 

Biography
Abdul started his career in professional practice, but has considerable experience in industry, having worked for a number of successful businesses in Leicestershire. Abdul qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with Smith Hannah and specilaises in servicing Solicitors and undertakes work in other regulated areas. He also services a number of our larger audit clients and undertakes due diligence work and other adhoc assignments.


Mussa Afzal
Job title: Senior
Email:mussa@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Charities and audit and assurance



Biography
Mussa works in our Assurance and advisory department, with specialist knowledge of the charity sector. During his career, he has worked on all aspects of general practice, serving owner managed businesses. Mussa has also a particular expertise in the IT sector and advises clients on selecting appropriate accounting software and provides training on its use. Mussa is currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. He thrives on working under pressure and is well respected by both staff and clients.

Mohmed Daya (Mo)
Job title: Senior Consultant
Email:mohmed@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Payroll compliance



Biography
Mo heads our payroll department which is home to over 100 payrolls. Mo has built up an enviable reputation to providing a first class, accurate and timely payroll service to a broad range of clients. Mo has a very good knowledge of payroll matters and advises our clients on all payroll issues. In the course of his work, Mo has built up a good relationship with a number of key contacts. He regularly attends courses and actively keeps abreast of developments and issues as they arise, such that our clients receive the most up to date advice. Mo also provides key support services to the rest of the team at Smith Hannah.

Dawn Lee
Job title: Administrative Support and HR
Email:dawn@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: Statutory returns, HR and administrative support



Biography
Dawn heads our HR and administrative support department. She also looks after all company secretarial matters, ensuring that all clients returns are filed on a timely basis. Dawn is a long standing member of the team and plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our clients receive a first class service at all times and acts as sounding board for any issues that arise in the office, ensuring that they are dealt with promptly and efficiently.


Hannah Umar
Job title: Trainee Accounts and Audit Assistant
Email: hannah@smithhannah.co.uk

Service specialisation: General Practice

Biography
Hannah is the latest addition to the Smith Hannah team and has embarked on training to becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. She has successfully completed the foundation stage of the professional examinations. Hannah assists in all areas of audit, accounts and book keeping and undertakes marketing and PR work.

 
Smith Hannah 50 Woodgate, Leicester, LE3 5GF 0116 251 9299