Zahabar Ali
License Liquidator in-charge of corporate insolvencies

 

Key Accomplishments

  • Audit & Assurances, Corporate, Tax & Legal Advisory & Arbitration

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Judicial Management and Liquidation (Insolvency Practice)

  • New Company incorporations, Managerial & Corporate Training services

  • Setting up offices in the region – e.g Rep & Branch offices & Overseas ventures

  • Due diligence, Corporate Re-structuring, Compliance and Internal Controls

  • Strategic & Business Expansion Planning & Execution including IT Management

  • Work Life Balance Consultancy & Master Trainer on Financial subjects

 

Besides professional practice, have good experience working with Government, NGOs Chambers of Commerce, educational Institutions and related entities. This includes policy formulation, setting strategic direction and action plans for sustained turnaround, risk mitigation, resource optimisation and change implementation. Aside core roles, I exhibited strategic foresight and resourcefulness in key appointments as Chairman, Director and Treasurer.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Highly skilled Senior Accounting and Finance professional with over 40 years of experience as a trusted adviser assisting companies with financial analysis , financial reporting , auditing, internal control policies and procedures, and strategic planning. Proven leader in the accounting profession influencing and driving initiatives that impact financial reporting and fiscal accuracies.

  • Am a transformational leader with strong mission-focus, change implementation acumen and excellent people- connect. MBA graduate from Monash University (Caufield Campus) Melbourne, Australia and many Professional qualifications as listed above.

  • Have established excellent networks across the government, private sector and international levels at senior cum working levels. Possess extensive experience working with ambiguities across multiple fields to manage complexities. My unique experiences and ability to form motivated work teams are assets in corporate managerial work. Achieved corporate goals with governance, legal and audit frameworks maintaining sustaintablity. Execution abilities at all levels and developing strategic plans attaining desired objectives.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award by Monash University - Australia June 2012

  • Nominated for LBS National Award for excellence in Public Administration , Academics and Management , India June 2012

  • Prestigious Hind Rattan Award from NRI Welfare Society of India , Delhi Dec 2011

  • Nominated for Member of Parliament (NMP) – Singapore Aug 2009

  • Award from the Govt of Singapore for dedicated voluntary service to the Community July 2006

  • Singapore Schools Debate - Chairman (MediaCorp Televised programme) Aug 2004

  • Singapore Polytechnic – Chief Judge at the Business School Convention July 2003

CAREER - PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Parkinsons CPA LLP (Chartered Accountants & Regional Consultants) June 2007 to Current
Raffles CAs LLP (Chartered Accountants & Insolvency Practice) Managing Partner
The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia) June 2018 to Current
Singapore & India Regional Director
Singapore Polytechnic -PACE Academy –Senior Trainer on Accounting/Finance -June 2018 to Current
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Money Sense programmes
Singapore Training Institute -Chairman June 2013 to Current

  • Responsible for regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, U.K and Japan.

  • Responsible for the overall operations providing consulting services to a wide spectrum of clientele as a Chartered Accountant and Registered Consultant. The areas of responsibilities include Audit & Assurance, Corporate Re-structuring, Financial advisory, Due diligence, Biz valuations, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery, Liquidations, Business Operations, New start-ups, Strategies & Management planning and Cross-Border consulting.

  • Responsible for business development and client relationship management.

  • Assisted various organizations ranging from starts ups to established MNCs in analyzing business operations and developing sustainable change management strategies to drive long term growth.

  • Provided consulting to foreign companies and individuals for setting up companies in Singapore.

  • Associated Consultant with the Japan External trade Organization (JETRO) to assist Japanese companies set-up presence in India, China, Malaysia, Middle East and Indonesia.

  • Handled Arbitration matters pertaining to settlements and contractual obligations.

  • Represented the Firm in the external market-place as ambassador, spokesman and figure-head.

  • Pannell Kerr Forster – PKF Worldwide Aug 2003 to May 2007 (Chartered Accountants & Regional Consultants) -Director

  • Developed new client contacts for business growth.

  • Understood client businesses and provided appropriate services to meet client expectations.

  • Met with clients to identify, assess business control risks, process gaps/ work flow inefficiencies.

  • Planned and managed audit engagements.

  • Carried out due diligence exercises for clients including compliance and internal control reviews.

  • Managed project financials, budgets, WIPS, timely billing/ collection and variance recognition.

  • Provided Merger and Acquisition advisory services.

  • Built highly-skilled and achievement-oriented team environment.Parker Randall International – Worldwide Dec 2005 to Sept 2007(Chartered Accountants & Regional Consultants)

  • Deputy Chairman – Worldwide meetings and conferences

 

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION FOR SINGAPORE

  • Foreign Direct Investment Conferences held at the National Productivity Council, KL, Malaysia attended by over 20 speakers representing various countries around the world.

  • Training Program on Advanced Management Consultancy held at NPB, Singapore - 5 Weeks program with over 20 other trainees from various parts of the world. Represented Singapore in a Strategic Management conference in Tokyo, Japan - 4 week program attended by 24 trainees from various parts of the world. This was a joint training conference organized by the Japan productivity Council (JPC) and the Asian Productivity Organization, (APO) Tokyo, Japan.

  • Travelled to many different continents as Trade Mission Leader representing Singapore. Conference Speaker and presenter in various forums and conferences in various parts of the world. Conducted GST Awareness Lecture for Malaysian Governments departments’ officers when GST was introduced in Malaysia.