Ali Shivji

Assistant Business Services Manager

" I always aim to provide a tailored service for each of the clients I work with, and am always available to support them with their needs."

Building a respectable relationship with clients is key in the accounting industry, I aim to provide an exceptional and smooth process for the clients I work with by understanding their business requirements. This enables me to build a strong rapport with clients whilst also allowing my clients to focus on their core day to day business. I always aim to provide a tailored service for each of the clients I work with and am always available to support them with their needs. 

My primary focus is to provide advice on accounting matters which also involves an element of tax planning. I also work with clients to help set up a structured accounting system by using several different cloud software. This enables them to have up to date real time information and access to various reports. I also manage a diverse portfolio covering a broad range of sectors, including investment property, consulting, architectural and construction. Managing various clients includes preparation of yearly statutory accounts, quarterly or monthly management accounts & VAT. 

If you’re interested… 

Having graduated with a degree in business economics, I joined Gerald Edelman as an accounting trainee and later qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2018. Three years later I was promoted to an Assistant manager within the business services department. 

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? 

Tandem Sky dive in Dubai, which was an amazing adrenaline rush, a free fall at over 120 miles per hour! The drop zone was the palm, so the views were incredible! 

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list? 

Skydive over Mount Everest, Nepal, it is a 29,500 ft drop! 

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self? 

Buy Bitcoin when you turn 20. 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

Fly like superman, so I can travel the world and even out of space!