Befiler is a joint venture of renowned tax advisors: Syed Asad Ali Shah and Mr. Ashfaq Tola, and Arittek Solutions – a leading technology company. The initiative aims to simplify the tax filing process for individuals; especially salaried class, and to promote the culture of documentation in Pakistan. Befiler makes tax filing easy for the common man who have little or no financial knowledge, without having need to engage expensive tax consultants.
Syed Asad Ali Shah
Syed Asad Ali Shah was Country Managing Partner of Deloitte Yousuf Adil, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Shah has remained engaged with Public sector in various capacities, as professional advisor over nearly 30 years, and as Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for 3 years, and has remained engaged with the government on various matters, including its governance and public financial management. Mr. Shah remained President of the ICAP during 2008-09, and a Board Member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global accountancy profession organization that represents professional bodies of 122 countries and more than 2.5 million accountants.
Mr. Ashfaq Tola is an accomplished professional, who has over 25 years of diversified experience in the areas of Tax Planning, business advisory; international merger and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate affairs. He is also a member of ICAP’s Council. Mr. Tola is also a member of Privatization Committee – GoP, Sub-Committee on Taxation for Promotion of Islamic Banking (MoF), and Tax Reforms Implementation Commission. He is also the Chairman of Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee. Mr. Tola has also been a member of various Government Bodies including Tax Reforms Commission, Tax Advisory Council, Taxation Reform Co-ordination Group & Revenue Advisory Council, and Privatization Board.
Mudassir Ali is a Founding Partner at Arittek Solutions Pvt Limited, He assumes the roles Chief Executive Officer. With a diversified experience, he has worked with UNCHR, BWM, Daewoo Motors, and Spectrum Systems. Mudassir holds a MBA in Strategic Planning from the Charles Sturt University of Australia and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from College Aman Malaysia, additionally he is CCNA certified and completed Java certification from Informatic Beacon House.
A software consultant by profession, having more than 15 years of experience mostly in the banking industry around the globe. He has been associated with TEMENOS for 10 years and has implemented more than 10 banks during his tenure. Apart of consultation he has been busy training banking professionals in various countries on TEMENOS Core Banking System. He is a Gold Certified TEMENOS Consultant
Akbar is the Founder & CEO of InvestoMate (Pvt.) Ltd and Director at Befiler (Pvt.) Ltd. He started his professional career with Deloitte Pakistan in 2001, and excelled with diversified experience in advisory, risk management and assurance services. He later joined IGI Financial Services in 2007 as Vice President and CFO. Before founding InvestoMate in 2014, he was GM Finance and a member of Executive Management at PIA Investments, overseeing strategic and financial affairs of Company’s hospitality investments in USA and France, which were collectively valued at more than US$600 million. Akbar is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Karachi. He has also served as a member of ICAP’s Financial Sector Committee in 2006-07.
Farrukh Rasheed is an Associated Chartered Accountant. Mr. Rasheed is a Director at Befiler (Pvt.) Ltd, and leads Taxation and Advisory Services. He is also the Founding Partner of RA Chartered Accountants (RA). Mr. Rasheed started his career with EY and went on to work there as an Assurance Manager principally specializing in the financial services sector. His professional experience spans multiple countries as he has worked extensively for EY office in Bahrain and managed a substantial portion of EY’s client portfolio in Tajikistan. He was also involved in a multi-location assignments in Afghanistan.
Atif Nawaz Tarar
Atif Nawaz Tarar is a seasoned professional with over 8 years’ experience in tax advisory and compliance, tax planning, merger and acquisitions. Atif has been associated with Deloitte during most part of his career, and his clients comprised of various industry sectors like financial institutions, airline, power sector, oil and gas, service providers, manufacturing etc. He also conducts training and workshop on taxation and works as visiting faculty at university and institutes of professional qualifications. Atif is a Fellow Chartered Certificate Accountant (FCCA) and pursuing Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Business Management from CBM-IoBM.