Meet the Team

Arif Punjani

The Senior Partner Arif Punjani is a proud Co-founder of the firm. After acquiring double bachelor’s degree in accountancy, he went on to become the member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He further developed his niche in estate planning by also becoming a member of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners along with The Association of Taxation Technicians. In addition he possesses diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards, which is reflected in his elite corporate consulting and advisory role. He also sits at ATT’s technical VAT sub-committee to share his knowledge. He brings young and dynamic management style of dealing proactively with clientele adding real value to their business and to the profession.

Tabassum Nathani, ACA, FCA (ICAI)

Tabassum Nathani is a co-partner in the firm. She holds bachelor’s degree as well as a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).  She brings with her a decade’s experience of working in Big 4 Audit firm. Her specializations include audit, consulting and forensic investigations. She has had specific exposure to banking and financial sector at her previous employment and can tactfully handle complicated issues for her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys eating different cuisine and reading.

Krishna Dahal
ACCA, Auditor

Mr Krishna Prasad Dahal is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK, Registered Auditors of the UK and fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is down to earth, hardworking, practical person and a sound professional in his field.
He is an auditor of the firm and manages portfolios of audit client including PLC, large & medium sized companies, subsidiaries of PLC, charities and many other statutory audit clients.
Mr Dahal has over 20 years’ experience in providing audit and advisory services to clients in the healthcare, communications, manufacturing, services, financial, trading and technology sectors. He advises many of leading companies. He has extensive experience working with clients operating in UK, Europe and Middle East & South Asia

Shakir Awan
B.Sc(Hons), ACCA finalist

Shakir joined Matplus in 2018 and is ACCA Finalist. Shakir is responsible for all client work including accounts preparation, personal and corporate tax. He trains and manages the team, and also responsible for VAT preparation, payroll, CIS and Company Secretarial services. Shakir is a family person who spends most of his time with family. He is also a keen cricket follower.

Salmaan Shah
Accounts Assistant.

Salmaan specialises in VAT Returns and company annual accounts with a real drive for client satisfaction. He does this through sheer persistence in putting himself in the clients shoes to be the person he would want to face when dealing with accounting discrepancies. He is currently studying towards his Level 4 with AAT and is a keen follower of sports, enduring and playing football as a recreational hobby.

Ali Hasnain
Accounts Apprentice

Ali is an accounts apprentice who is a quick learner and is always excited and keen to learn new things. He performs various fundamental tasks concerning VAT returns and annual accounts as well as Payroll and Nest. He is currently studying towards his Level 4 with ATT. Ali takes ownership and responsibility to ensure the work is undertaken in the most appropriate way to maximize efficiency.

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