MEA July 2017

22 MEA MARKETS / July 2017 , A&B Consultants delivers intelligent solutions that help clients to achieve their bottom line goals. As the proud winner of the African Business Awards Best Tax Consultancy Firm accolade, we interviewed the firm’s Senior Partner and Chairman of the Board, Mohamed Badr to learnmore. People - the Most Important Asset A&B Consultants strategic advice and insight have enhanced their clients’ financial success for nearly a century. As trusted advisors across a spectrum of industries, A&B, provides the highest level of service to contribute to the success of their clients Mohamed Badr tells us. “We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism. Our level of service is exceptional and unparalleled. Our clients are long standing and loyal, evidenced by the substantial amount of new business referrals from our clients. We believe that sound economic growth is key to the development of entrepreneurship and successful private investment - and that a conductive business environment is needed to contribute to improve people’s lives. We seek to continuously improve our performance by responding to clients promptly and sharing our success and learning from our experience. We are therefore committed to and strive towards achieving the principles and services mentioned here. “Egypt has witnessed unprecedented growth in all fields, particularly in economic activities. Such growth is evident in the country’s flourishing stock market, the development of giant businesses and establishments under the investment law, as well as the success of the government’s privatisation programs. On the other hand, despite the obvious advantages of economic progress, success should be based on sound foundations to avoid unexpected setbacks and problems that eventually compromise the level and quality of performance, achievement and development.” “To confront the problems that companies and official entities face, it was necessary for A&B Consultants to establish an accounting office consisting of professional chartered accountants, with long term experience. In addition, some advocates will enable us to carry out the procedures of companies’ establishment within the field investment growth, and to follow up their accounting and tax situations.” A&B has been servicing the business community since they were founded in 2005 by Mohamed Badr, who provides background on the firm he set up. “Our firm was founded on the ideals of commitment and loyalty to our clients and personnel. Today, we still follow this approach, allowing us to grow into a full-service firm, representing many industries and markets. We are deeply committed to serving our local community and civic organisations in numerous capacities. “Our team of professionals have experience in the field of management, finance and taxes within the banking, commercial, construction, consultation, hospitality, investment, manufacturing, oil field services, real estate and trading sectors across Egypt, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This is in addition to their solid technical background, within the Egyptian Tax Authorities, in regards to tax compliance and planning for local and multinational corporations. “Our firm’s commitment to achieving superior levels of clients’ satisfaction is based on our precise and comprehensive knowledge of the latest tax laws and regulations, that will in turn allow corporations to preserve their resources and optimise their profits in the long run.” In terms of business ethics, A&B Consultants adhere to ‘four essential business values’ that guide them, in providing superior services for clients: • Integrity; • No to unethical practice; • Efficiency; • Passion to excellence; • Transparency; • Generate respect and trust; • Team work spirit and; • Sharing new perspectives and insight. Mohamed moves the conversation towards the industries the firm serves and their overall mission. A&B certainly represent a diversified clientele in an array of industries, including health care, technology, manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution, professional services, not-for- 1612ME01 profit organisations, oil and gas exploration. “While many of our clients are in Egypt, we also serve several clients throughout the Arabic States. At A&B we focus our efforts on innovation, flexibility and careful planning. Our team of professionals consistently demonstrates an outstanding level of service, expertise and results. “Our mission is to contribute to the success of our clients, by providing the highest level of service delivered by a team of technically competent, highly motivated professionals using the latest technology. At the same time, we provide work-balance for our personnel, thus remaining ever mindful of our corporate social responsibility. I’ve enjoyed my affiliation with A&B for many years now and find them to be extremely knowledgeable, experienced, reliable and hands-on. They offer the high-contact, personal service of a smaller firm, yet demonstrate the knowledge base and capabilities of a large firm. “In coping with today’s competitive and turbulent business climate, corporations depend on the knowledge of professional consultancy firms. Our mission at Tax Consulting Group (A&B Consultants) is to provide a world class advisory services, that maximise corporate financial performances by presenting practical solutions, within the parameters of Egyptian Tax Laws and their regulations.”