Sibtain Naqvi

ACCA

Assistant Audit Manager

"When working with clients, my focus is to maintain transparent communications and be available to them and their business whenever they need me."

‘In business, you never get a second chance to make a first impression’. I strongly believe this, especially today when people are more technologically aware and connected. Therefore, I make it a priority to fully understand my client’s businesses to give them the best possible advice and solutions to their problems. I genuinely care about my client’s goals and like to think that they trust me to help them achieve success. When working with clients, my focus is to maintain transparent communications and be available to them and their business whenever they need me.

I am responsible for managing a portfolio of audit clients, including owner managed businesses and companies in the Professional Services, Oil and Gas and Property Sectors. I have gained a wide range of auditing and accounting experience through my involvement in various sectors, including statutory accounts preparation. I also advise my clients to establish efficient management reporting processes, including advising on key performance indicators of the relevant industry. 

If you’re interested…
After completing my degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Greenwich, I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2012. I joined Gerald Edelman in 2016 and now work alongside numerous partners to carry out work for a wide array of the business’s clients.

What’s the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I would love to learn new languages and travel around the world with my wife. I believe nothing is more exciting than travelling.  

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self? 
It makes you a wise man to learn from your own mistakes, but even wiser man to learn from others. (It also a lot easier to learn from other’s experiences too!)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would ensure all underprivileged children get good education and human resources. There is nothing more disturbing to see than a child deprived of education and the basic necessities of life.  

Who inspires you? 
Imran Khan – I love cricket and courageous people. He’s been a great leader both in sports and politics. I am inspired by his determination, transparency and honesty