A. Wahab & Co. is one of the oldest and most reputed of the accounting firms in Bangladesh with over fifty years of experience. The firm has witnessed the independence of Bangladesh, and its economic development and consequent financial sector reforms over the years. The biggest asset of the firm is its reputation with the clientele and uncompromised professional and ethical standards. AWC serves clients with all sizes and types – ranging from small mom-pop style establishments to large corporate conglomerates; largest donor agencies in the world to a small nonprofit entity with same priority, attention and skill set in order to meet the clients’ expectations. Our efforts towards our clientele – big or small revolve around providing the feeling of exclusivity. Hence, many of our clients are with us for years and the relationship has been passed from generation to generation.
At AWC, we remain focused on our clients’ professional necessity for serving them to their expectations without compromising or breaching any professional and ethical standards. Inculcating migration of ‘best practices’ within the firm has always been the vision for improving the operational efficacy. We are considered by clients as trusted partners and with that level of comfort, all their financial management related challenges are vested upon us for a pragmatic solution. Although we are predominantly an accounting firm with specialization in audit and attestation services, our suite of services also include providing assistance to our clientele from formation/incorporating their business to recruiting staff, training, secretarial services, business process outsourcing, obtain work permit of expatriate employees, tax, IT consulting, winding up of business etc. Over the years, we have developed a niche in forensic audit and investigation and worked for the largest donor agencies of the world.
Business Registration & Winding Up
Over the years we have incorporated hundreds of small companies, many large public companies, number of banks and insurance companies, cooperatives, associations and foundations. We also support our clients for industry and trade licenses, export import licenses, industry permission, bank account opening, work permit for the expats and visa for their dependents. We also provide a full range of support in winding up the companies.
Our consulting team provide a large range of professional services to our clients. Sometimes, we even learn from our clients and cater services they demand. Our objective is to add value to your business and for that reason, we do whatever it takes and whichever way possible. We stand by our client in their time of need like a best friend.
Audit and Accounting Services
AWC is one of the premier audit firms in Bangladesh. Our clients include leading banks, insurance companies, manufacturing concerns, listed companies, donor agencies and NGOs.
Our accounting services department act as back office of many small and medium size entities in Bangladesh and abroad. We provide accounting services to companies from over 25 different countries. We also provide services to some of the professional firms in North America in serving their clients as strategic partners. Our experts in accounting team has experience working in countries like the US, Canada, England, Malaysia and India.
Our VAT consulting service starts with VAT registration and can be extended to price declaration, VAT return filing, VAT audit support and attending hearings at Commissioner, Appeal and Tribunal level. Our in-house VAT experts update themselves on regular basis and keep our clients updated on real time basis.
We have one of the finest tax consulting department in the country. We offer 360 support to our clients and make sure that they get best possible support at every situation with change of scope of their business. We offer services like Tax Planning and Return Preparation for Individuals and Corporations, support for tax hearing at DCT, Appeal or Tribunal for normal assessment, tax Audit or appeal cases, process Tax Holiday and SRO applications, Transfer Pricing return and documentation.
Our internal audit solution can be as broad or narrow in scope as desired by audit committee, board or management of our client company/organization. We develop solutions to meet needs of our clients, which includes risk assessments, risk-based plans for outsourcing or co-sourcing, internal audit quality controls and internal audit training. We follow risk-based approach and aim to Identify the risk-prone areas, develop a tailored audit plan that focuses on the identified risk, communicate directly and frequently with the audit committee, use computerized audit tools to efficiently probe and assess, formally document and report our findings, recommend improvements related to our findings, evaluate internal controls with emphasis on segregation of duties, and use client personnel where possible to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Over the years we have been working as internal auditors of some of the largest multinational companies in manufacturing and telecom industry.
Interim Staffing & Training
We provide interim staffing support and provide training at grassroots level of the country. Our dedicated team of trainers are experts in their fields. We specialize in the training of UN Partners and international NGOs and donor agencies. Over the last 15 years we have provided financial management training to thousands of mid-level financial management professionals in Bangladesh.
Business Process Documentation
We have a team of specialist who help our clients in documenting their business processes. It can be in the form of manuals, SoPs, office memos or any other media of your choice. Our primary focus are in the areas of financial management, administration, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation and performance management.