Ahmed is an audit partner. Ahmed’s client base comprises a mixture of private sector corporate and entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses. He is also the partner in charge of the firm’s public sector work relating to contract work to the Auditor General of South Africa. He also consults with clients, attends to tax matters and is involved in certain special assignment audit work and has assisted public sector clients with various accounting matters relating to IFRS and GRAP.
Ahmed is also involved in the International Grant Thornton Assurance Review team and has been part of teams performing quality control review on assurance engagements and member firm reviews in various offices around the world.
Ahmed had served as a director of the Thutuka Education Uplifment Fund and had also served as a member of SAICA’s Eastern Region Council. He is still serving on the Accountancy Profession Transformation and Education Committee (APTEC) in the Eastern Region.
Ahmed was a bursary student who served his traineeship with the firm from 1999 to March 2002. On completion of his articles, he was appointed an Audit Supervisor and was promoted to the position of Audit Manager in July 2002. He then served a year as a manager with KPMG in London, UK in their “Middle Market Division”, assisting them with the transition from UK GAAP to IFRS. On returning to South Africa in September 2005 he was appointed a partner at Grant Thornton.
- Chartered Accountant (SA)