Team Profile

<h1>Team Profile</h1>
Our team is dedicated to the firm and our clients with high integrity and professionalism.

Mohd Afrizan Husain : Managing Partner

Mohd Afrizan Husain

Managing Partner

He is the Managing Partner of the Firm and responsible for operations and development of the strategic plans of aftaas Group of Companies.
He is a member of the following professional bodies:-
Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant (MICPA)
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia
Fellow of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM)
ISACA and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
He is currently a member of Public Practice Committee of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is the partner in charge of our East Coast regional office.
He had nine years experience in an international audit firm, Coopers & Lybrand, during which he had been involved in audit and special assignments for various public listed companies both local and international, such as profit forecast, due diligence audit, corporate takeover and setting up accounting procedures. He left PricewaterhouseCoopers (the merged firm of Coopers & Lybrand) to join aftaas as a Partner.
He is an approved Company Auditor under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 1965 and holds the licence issued by the Ministry of Finance. He also holds a Liquidator/Receivers & Managers licence issued by the Ministry of Finance.
His major assignments include operational audit of a telecommunication company, setting up of internal audit department of a government agency, financial and debt structuring exercise of a public company and investigation audit on a PN4 listed company.



Khairul Azahar Ariffin : Executive Chairman / Partner

Khairul Azahar Ariffin

Executive Chairman / Partner

He is one of the founders of the Firm. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He is also a member of Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia Ltd.
He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.
He has served several years with Coopers & Lybrand and has been involved in audits of large multinational companies and other local corporations as well as listed companies in Malaysia.
He left Coopers & Lybrand to set up his own practice. He has over fifteen years of experience in public practice and is responsible in setting up aftaas and combining various experienced resources in aftaas.
He is also the partner responsible for the Southern Region operations. He has vast experience in development of strategic business plan for SMEs. He is also involved in various zakat seminars jointly conducted by aftaas.
He has participated in monitoring and review of loans of a government agency and advisory on withholding tax.
Currently, he sits in the board of a Public Listed Company and serving as Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company.



Tarmili Dulah Kusni : Partner

Tarmili Dulah Kusni

Partner

He is one of the founders in setting up aftaas.
He is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia.
He is also member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Malaysian Institute of Internal Auditors (MIIA) and Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG).
He has extensive experience in the accounting profession from his tenure in the existing firm, aftaas, as well as from an international audit firm.
His experience includes all aspect of auditing, tax compliance, corporate tax planning and tax investigation, corporate and business advisory and project financing.
He has been auditing various public and private limited companies, government agencies and statutory bodies.
He has been appointed by “Pusat Zakat” of several states as “Agent Amil Zakat” representing the firm and is authorised to collect Zakat on behalf of the Agency in Selangor and other states.
He was previously a member of the board and Audit Committee of a Public Listed Company.



Khairudin Ibrahim : Partner

Khairudin Ibrahim

Partner

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) in 1994. He is also a member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia. He holds a practising licence issued by the Ministry of Finance. He was previously a Manager in Assurance and Business Advisory Unit with an international firm; Coopers & Lybrand and with the merged firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has gained extensive experience in audit and corporate exercises which include preparation of accountants’ report, submission of proposed issuance of bonds, bonus and rights, corporate restructuring, tax planning, due diligence review, privatisation & corporatisation exercise, acquisition and other business advisory.
He is presently a member of the Financial Statements Review Committee of MIA. He is also a committee member of Public Practice Committee of CPA Australia.
He has been involved in several working groups of the Malaysian Accounting Standard Board (MASB). Currently, he sits in the working groups of SME reporting standards, Reduced Disclosure Requirement Reporting Standards and MASB Issues Committee.
He is currently serving as Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of a Public Listed Company. He also currently an Independent Director of a unit trust and fund management company and as Independent Investment Committee of the funds.



Mohamed Nadzir Idris : Executive Director

Mohamed Nadzir Idris

Executive Director

He graduated from Institute Technology of MARA (now known as Universiti Teknologi MARA) with Advanced Diploma in Accountancy. He is also a Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1991 where he gained experience in audit, taxation and corporate restructuring and recovery assignments.
He has also gained experience in accounting and corporate exercises during his employment as the accountant of a health management company.
He is currently the Director responsible in the Assurance / Audit Services of the firm and he is the Principal of Ipoh Branch office responsible in managing and development of the Branch.



Zaidaniah Hamzah : Senior Manager

Zaidaniah Hamzah

Senior Manager

She graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.

She has been involved in audit assignments in various industries. She has also involved in special assignments including Accountants’ Report and Profit and Cashflow Forecasts for companies seeking listing in Bursa Malaysia. Her vast experience in the audit and accounting has enabled her to provide constructive advice to our clients.

In addition, her exposure in financial forecast reviews and due diligence reviews has given an advantage in meeting the clients’ needs.

She is the manager responsible for the resource management of the firm.

She is currently the team leader in the Firm’s computerization work flow and system working group.



Suriwati Azilah Abdullah : Senior Manager

Suriwati Azilah Abdullah

Senior Manager

She graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. She is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She has more than six years of experience in accounting, auditing and taxation. Her participation in various audit and tax engagements has given her wider understanding of business issues relating to tax compliances.

She is currently responsible in managing a portfolio of clients on tax compliances and tax advisory matters. She also advises clients on indirect tax issues and assists clients on applications for service tax license with the Royal Custom and Excise Department of Malaysia.



Ernie Sharmila Abd Rahman : Senior Manager

Ernie Sharmila Abd Rahman

Senior Manager

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Her experience predominantly in providing tax compliance and advisory services in aftaas’s tax division. She is responsible in managing the corporate and individual tax compliances and monitoring clients’ tax issues including assisting clients’ in tax audit and investigations.

Apart from providing corporate compliance tax services, she assists in identifying potential tax issues arising from business decisions and processes and resolve through liaisons with legal and audit professionals or sought the opinion from Inland Revenue Board.



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