Uhy profile presentation @ risman biznet


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UHY strengthens presence in the Middle East as firm in Qatar joins the network

Global accountancy network UHY extends its coverage within the Middle East region by appointing McKenzie Shaw Ltd. Qatar. The firm will be operating under the UHY branding as UHY Ammo & Co.

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Uhy profile presentation @ risman biznet

  1. 1. The network for doing business 1
  2. 2.     UHY was established in 1986 and is based in London, United Kingdom. UHY is a network of independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in over 270 major business centers in 86 countries. Their services and teams are tailored to suit the culture of each client including publicly listed corporations, large and medium-sized companies, privately owned businesses, not-for-profit and public organizations. The UHY network is a full member of the Forum of Firms, an association of international networks of accounting firms. The Forum's goal is to promote consistent and high quality standards of cross-border financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide, and the adoption of international auditing standards. It is ranked 25th among the largest international audit, accounting, tax and consultancy networks and associations by fee income. UHY is a cohesive international network of independent member firms providing audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services across the globe. UHY member firms work together to meet client demands for capabilities virtually anywhere in the world, from Africa and Asia, to the Americas and Europe – including a significant presence in both the US and UK. UHY offers a strong network of professional services firms backed by a recognizable brand representing distinct values. UHY is a member of IFAC’s Forum of Firms. 2
  3. 3.  For many clients, audit services provided are used to ensure a subsidiary company meets the reporting requirements of the parent company. Their global network of member firms is wellplaced to carry out multi-national audit work and we frequently work with non-affiliated firms and advisors. They also have a thorough understanding of international regulations and legislation, and experience of complex reporting issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Even though they operate through an extensive global network, the size of their network usually avoids conflicts of interest.  The global UHY network is ideally placed to help clients assess and exploit the opportunities, and minimize risks for their business in international markets. Through UHY’s global presence, member firms are able to provide the on-the-ground knowledge and market insight which can be crucial for success in markets with often very different business cultures and practices. UHY’s professionals around the world are able to draw on the strong relationships and reputations developed in local markets to help facilitate business Introductions and networking opportunities.  From market assessments to establishing the most promising opportunities for your business, through to identifying distributors or agents and negotiating terms with customers, UHY member firms can help at every stage of breaking into new markets. If clients are looking to establish a joint venture or set up a physical base in an overseas location, member firms are able to provide practical advice across areas such as employment law, taxation, accounting practices and establishing subsidiary companies. Among UHY’s Corporate Services include the following: Audit and Assurance, Business Advisory and Accounting, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Corporate Recovery and Insolvency, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support, Fund Services, and Internalization. 3 
  4. 4.            SPECIAL ADVISORS FOR MEMBER FIRMS CAN HELP CLIENTS WITH: Accounting and bookkeeping outsourcing Budgeting, financial planning and control Cash flow and profit projections Business plans and independent business reviews Business valuations Company formations and company secretarial services including appropriate commercial and tax-efficient structures for international expansion and cross-border ventures, trusts and foundations, pension funds, charitable and philanthropic structures Reviewing management reporting systems Domestic and international expansion Practice management and business systems Payroll administration and company administrative services 4
  5. 5.             INCLUDED IN THE AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES ARE: Statutory audit and review of annual financial statements Internal review Review of internal controls Compilation of financial statements and other financial reports Performance and value for money audits Risk assessment and recommendations to management Special purpose audits Regulatory reports IFRS reporting Sarbanes-Oxley compliance Grant audits Specialist pension fund audits 5
  6. 6. CORPORATE FINANCE SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEMBER FIRMS INCLUDE:  Business valuation  Raising finance  Financial restructuring  Negotiations and vendor protections  IPOs/flotation  Management buy-outs/ins  Key management incentive schemes  Succession planning and development  Preparing businesses for sale  Exit strategies 6
  7. 7. UNDERSTANDING RISK AT EVERY LEVEL UHY member firms help clients understand and mitigate the risks they face in areas such as regulatory change, new legislation and threats to political instability. They are able to offer sector specific expertise in areas such as financial services and commodities. Experts also work with businesses and organizations to build resilience and to embed good risk management practices. Extensive experience of Sarbanes-Oxley ensures clients can access guidance and advice on specific aspects, or receive step-by-step compliance support. 7
  8. 8. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO DIFFICULT PROBLEMS       Winding up a business is very much regarded as a last resort and, wherever possible, member firms will look to provide advice on rescuing or restructuring a company to help it return to profitability. What can appear to be an intractable situation can often be resolved through a restructuring of bank and equity finance or rescheduling of debts. Partners in local offices are able to respond swiftly to help a company in trouble, often buying valuable time and breathing space to work through a solution. The breadth of knowledge across sectors and geographies means UHY member firms are well-placed to identify opportunities for disposals where suitable to help reduce debts or provide working capital. Working in partnership with property experts and lawyers ensures maximum value is achieved from business assets. In circumstances where companies are unable to continue within their existing form, advice is provided on the most suitable options available including administration, liquidation and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs). Corporate recovery specialists in UHY member firms frequently act as receivers or administrators, often enabling the business to continue trading whilst new owners are found. 8
  9. 9. ASSISTING CREDITORS When clients are at risk from financial problems affecting a major customer, partner or supplier, specialist staffs are able to provide practical advice on the range of options available to recover debts or protect assets. Where necessary, advice can be provided on instigating insolvency procedures and clients represented at creditors’ meetings. The reach of the UHY global network means their firms also have experience of recovering debts in jurisdictions throughout the world. 9
  10. 10. BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MOST COMPLEX OF CASES Specialist staffs have in-depth experience of business information and financial reporting systems, accounting and auditing standards and procedures, evidence gathering and investigative techniques, and litigation processes and procedures. Representatives from UHY member firms frequently act as expert witnesses in fraud and other criminal cases. Member firms from across the UHY network are able to work together on cross-border cases and have experience of international arbitration in many jurisdictions. As well as being able to respond quickly when disputes arise, UHY member firms take a proactive approach to help clients identify potential problems and take action to avoid them. 10
  11. 11. ADMINISTRATION SERVICES For new and existing funds, UHY member firms are able to offer integrated administration services, including treasury and compliance, tax and legal support and financial reporting. Proactive advice is also provided to help clients comply with the particular aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley which impact on the fund sector. 11
  12. 12. HARNESSING THE POWER OF GLOBAL NETWORK  The global UHY network is ideally placed to help clients assess and exploit the opportunities, and minimize risks for their business in international markets.  Through UHY’s global presence, member firms are able to provide the on-the-ground knowledge and market insight which can be crucial for success in markets with often very different business cultures and practices.  UHY’s professionals around the world are able to draw on the strong relationships and reputations developed in local markets to help facilitate business introductions and networking opportunities. 12
  13. 13. COMBINING STRENGTH IN LAW AND ACCOUNTANCY  On many business and corporate issues, both accountancy and legal skills are required and member firms regularly work in partnership with legal services providers or are able to refer clients to trusted advisors.  A number of member firms have an inhouse multidisciplinary legal advisory team that can deliver a broad range of legal services to meet your needs. 13
  14. 14. MINIMIZING TAX EXPOSURE In addition, the breadth of their global network means their member firms are well-placed to provide expert advice on expatriate tax issues for executives and employees being transferred or simply working outside of their home country. Areas of expertise across the network include structuring of offshore assets and remuneration packages along with the protection of foreign assets from inheritance tax. Their member firms can advise on the reporting requirements for holdings in investments held outside of home countries. 14
  15. 15. UTILIZING BEST PRACTICE AROUND THE WORLD Through the UHY network, clients have access to a range of skills and experience across the business spectrum and can benefit from best practice developed internationally. Where projects or services are brought in house after initial development externally, their member firms are also highly experienced at working with clients to ensure a smooth transition. 15
  16. 16. These and all are the benefits as a Member Firm of UHY International As a fast progressing and expanding Auditing Firm, AMMO & Co – Qatar is the newest affiliate of UHY International Both known for its exceptionally competitive services globally 16
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  18. 18. Our Contact Particulars Contact Person: Mr. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Maadhadi Partner Can be reached at: Telephone : 44989453 Telefax : 44989042 Website : www.uhy.com Office situated at: Sultan Bin Ali Al Ali Bldg. No. 2 Muntazah opposite B-Ring Road 2nd Floor – Office No. 4 18