Muhammad Rizwan ACAPartner – Assurance and Advisory
Rizwan played a significant role in growth of ‘Salman Arshad’ along with Salman after joining the Firm in May 2014. He is Partner of Assurance and Advisory services. His additional responsibilities include talent management and assurance quality management of ‘Aamir Salman Rizwan’. He is particularly expert in housing & real estate, engineering & construction, rice & flour mills, NPO and public sectors. His professional experience spans over a period of more than 11 years.
Rizwan specializes in systems and procedures, financial reporting, business planning & analysis and risk advisory. He also writes blogs and articles on a number of topics including financial reporting and financial management.
In the past, Rizwan held managerial position in ‘Assurance Department’ of Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman for three years. He has also served as ‘Manager Finance’ in a large real estate housing group. Having worked for a number of years at GT as an assurance expert, Rizwan developed excellent approach towards assurance quality and financial reporting. At GT, he was considered to have hands-on skills with GT Assurance tools AuditCARE, GT Explorer and Voyager.
He has provided services to a large variety of clients such as National Bank Modaraba Management Company Limited, Allied Bank Limited, Atlas Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited, Hyundai Engineering (Private) Limited, Punjab Seed Corporation, Eden Group, ICC Textiles Limited, Master Textile Mills Limited, Walters Power International Pakistan and Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited.
He has also provided services in supporting role to Superior Courts in the cases such as Habib Bank Limtied vs Needle Point (Private) Limited and State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan vs Mst. Anwer Gulzar and others. He was also team leader for a nation-wide specific cost verification project of EU Delegation to Pakistan and a number of forensic audits of housing societies on orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also worked as a team member in supervisory role for pre-award assessments of LUMS and WAPDA on behalf of USAID. Some of his advisory related assignments include preparation & review of Accounting and Finance Manual of a large NPO working in healthcare and preparation of Business Plan for a coal mine in Lakhra, Sindh.
Rizwan is Associate member of ICAP.
He speaks Punjabi and Urdu, and is fluent in English.