Abdulla Leeman Zahir

Managing Partner

Leeman is one of the founding members of MILE & Associates which was established in August 2011. Leeman has over 15 years of experience in the field of accounting, financial management, tax and audit and assurance. He held a number of executive positions in various organizations in major industries in Maldives. He was a Board Director and Audit committee member of a public listed company in Maldives. He also held Deputy Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Controller, Manager and various other positions of leading companies in Maldives. He also worked at the Department of Inland Revenue of Maldives.

Leeman is also a visiting lecturer of Maldives National University and Mianz International College in Maldives. He taught Audit and Assurance, Financial Accounting and Accounting Information Systems for undergraduate programs and Financial Reporting and Control for postgraduate programs.

Leeman also has attended several trainings, conferences and workshops held in various countries across the world.

Leeman is a licensed auditor for statutory audit and assurance services in Maldives. Leeman is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Maldives (ICAM) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK . He also holds a Bachelor of honors degree in Accounting and Finance from University of East London, UK.

He also holds Executive Diploma and Executive Certificate in Directorship from Singapore Management University-Singapore Institute of Directors. He is also a Certified Accounting Technician of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.


Education

  • ACCA (UK)
  • Executive Diploma in Directorship (Singapore)
  • Executive Certificate in Directorship (Singapore)
  • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (UK)
  • Certified Accounting Technician, ACCA (UK)

Area of Expertise

Audit and Assurance, Tax Advisory, Accounting and Financial Advisory, Due Diligence, Forensic Auditing and Strategic Management

Niyaz Ibrahim

Partner

Niyaz is a professionally qualified chartered accountant with both professional and academic education in the field of Accounting, Finance, Internal & External Auditing, Corporate Governance and Risk Management. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of United Kingdom. His formal education qualifications include a master’s degree in Audit Management and Consultancy from Birmingham City University, and a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from University of East London of United Kingdom.

Niyaz counts several years of experience in providing audit and assurance services to entities in both private and public sector environments. These include entities with the mandates of providing public services, such as central bank, government ministries, departments, local government & statutory bodies, state-controlled Funds and projects funded by foreign governments and multinational financial institutions, to businesses with profit motives, such as state owned enterprises and private sector businesses, operating in finance, education, imports and exports, real estate and property development, telecommunication, healthcare, cargo and freight handling, port management, tourism, fisheries, aviation, energy, Shipping and general trading.

Niyaz is experienced in different types of audits, including, Financial Statement Audits, Performance Audits, Compliance and Regulatory Audits and Special Investigation Audits.

Niyaz is well versed with different types of financial reporting frameworks and auditing standards, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Niyaz’s exposure to audit and assurance services began with his employment with the Auditor General’s Office of the Maldives. He started as a junior auditor and subsequently served in several key positions of AGO during his time at the office from the year 2000 to 2010. Mr. Niyaz Ibrahim served as the Auditor General of Maldives from May 4, 2011 to November, 2014.

Niyaz also served as the Chief Audit Executive of Maldives Ports Limited, the national port management company, from 2010 to 2011 and Villa Group of Companies, a group of companies operating in several industries including tourism, fisheries, aviation, energy, shipping general trading and etc. from Jan 2015 to September 2015.

During his tenure as Auditor General, Niyaz played a vital role in the modernization and development of the organization. He is the visionary who initiated the transformation of the AGO to a modern SAI offering full range of public sector audit services. Under his leadership AGO adopted audit methodologies compatible with internationally recognized standards and introduced various specialized audits disciplines such as risk based financial statement auditing, performance, compliance, regulatory and special investigation auditing etc. and guided the institution to achieve public trusted and acceptance and reputation internationally.


Education

  • ACCA (UK)
  • MSc. Audit Management and Consultancy
  • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Area of Expertise

External Auditing, Internal Auditing, Performance Auditing, Compliance and Regulatory Auditing, Special Investigations, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Fizan Abdulla

Partner

Fizan has over 15 years of experience in accounting, tax and financial management. He has worked before at Maldives Tourism Development Corporation Plc and Maldives Airports Company Limited, one of the largest companies in Maldives. Fizan joined the firm in August 2011.

Fizan holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from University of West of England, UK. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Maldives National University.


Education

  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management (UK)
  • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Area of Expertise

Accounting, Finance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

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