Syed Rahat Ali

Managing Partner

Heading up RASCO team is Syed Rahat Ali, a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Master Degree in Business/ Managerial Economics. He is also member of several committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA).

Having studied masters in economics at University of Punjab, Rahat began his career in 2005 at Avais Hyder Liaquat Nauman(AHLN) Chartered Accountants currently known as RSM Pakistan as a trainee student and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. His career started in the firm’s Lahore based office and after completion of articles training he quickly moved through the ranks to become Senior Manager of Audit & Assurance department. During that tenure he also worked on various assignments including Taxation, Business Advisory and Corporate Finance Services alongside Audit & Assurance services. Rahat established himself as a renowned assurance and tax expert.

From 2014, he worked for United International Group (UIG) as a head of Corporate Compliance & Reporting, before moving back into private practice in 2018, as a Group Corporate and Financial Advisor of UIG.

Rahat’s expertise in the field of corporate matters ranges over 15 year. He has a special niche for the matters relating to the Company Laws and Ordinances. He is also the member of visiting faculty of Corporate Law at The professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC).

In 2015, joined RASCO Consulting as a partner and later on also started Chartered Accountants firm with the name and style of Rahat Ali Shah & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Syed Wajahat Ali

Senior Manager Audit & Assurance

Wajahat is a seasoned accounting & finance professional with over 7 years of diverse experience in audit, accounting, tax, financial and management consulting.

Wajahat joined RASCO in 2015. As a senior manager of the Corporate Services team, his role mainly involves managing various book keeping assignments, and audit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with a focus on national and international companies, charities and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). As a proactive problem solver with highly-developed analytical ability, Wajahat enjoys the day-to-day variety of working with a wide range of corporate clients and business individuals as it enables him to meet and interact with a diverse range of people. He is a highly skilled auditor with experience in a range of sectors, including property development, insurance, banking hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare.

He began his career in Pakistan at RSM International AHLN Chartered Accountants. He has achieved the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualification, BSc (Hons.) in Applied Accounting as well as Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Wajahat went on to achieve the LLM in Commercial Law qualification in 2019.

As Chartered Professional Accountant and being Law Graduate he enjoys the challenge of applying an ever moving legislative backdrop to achieving the best result for his clients.

Muhammed Ibraheem Khan

Manager Audit & Assurance

Ibraheem joined RASCO in 2018 as assistant manager in corporate service team. Ibraheem started his professional career in 2014 from RSM International AHLN Chartered Accountants in audit & assurance department and during three years of training he was promoted as audit supervisor 2017. A dedicated and highly analytical professional with more than 6 years of diversified experience in the field of accounts and audit.

His work mainly involves providing audit and accountancy services to a variety of corporate clients and owner managed enterprises. As part of a busy Corporate Services department, Ibraheem also provides accounting advice and support to a wide range of businesses. Whilst being a self-motivated high achiever, he’s also very much a team player. His ability to collaborate productively with colleagues ensures that clients consistently experience the highest levels of service in all financial matters.

He began his career in Pakistan at Zahid Jamil and Co. Chartered Accountants (an independent Member Firm of Prime Global) and RSM International AHLN Chartered Accountants. Ibraheem is CA-affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and also a Bachelor in Commerce (B.com) from University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Khizar Abbas

Manager Taxation

Khizar joined RASCO Chartered Accountants in April 2020 as Manager Taxation and Advisory and has wide range of experience in the field of Audit and Taxation. He has sound knowledge of Tax legislation and practices in Pakistan along with good command on International Accounting Standards (IAS), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA’s).  

He holds vast experience of handling direct tax and indirect tax matters both for clients from taxpayers’ community and the taxpayers’ regulator (FBR). During the course of his career, he has represented his clients from various sectors in matters pertaining to Income Tax, Sales Tax, Federal Excise (Central Excise) and Customs. He is quiet known for his expertise in tax planning and contemplating models for availing tax benefits. During his course of training at RSM Pakistan he served in different capacities in Audit and taxation department.

He is particularly expert in handling the taxation matters of Oil and Gas Sector, Hospitality Industry, Textile and Leather Sector, Paper industry, Non-Profit Organization, Construction and Real Estate Industry, agriculture industry, Government Organizations.

Khizar began his career in Pakistan at RSM International AHLN Chartered Accountants. Khizar is CA-affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and also a Bachelor in Commerce (B.com) from University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

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