Bio and Interests CPA Mohamed Ebrahim

CPA Mohamed Ebrahim is a prospective candidate to contest the Mji wa Kale (Old Town)/Makadara County Assembly seat in the 2017 General Election. The main reasons are that in order for devolution to succeed and to ensure adequate accountability by the devolved funds to the County Governments as one of the key roles of the County Assembly is financial oversight over the County Executive arm. We need to have Members of the County Assembly who are financially literate to understand the impact of the bills they pass, the budgetary process, and keep a critical oversight over financial reporting by the County Executive for Finance and Planning. I believe the current assembly lack members who can demonstrate knowledge and experience in Budgetary, Accountancy, Finance and Audit and who’s conduct is regulated by both local and international Public Accountancy Bodies, hence declaration of my interest as a candidate for the Mji wa Kale/(Old Town)/Makadara seat in the 2017 General Election

Personal Details
CPA Mohamed was born in the Coastal City of Mombasa, to his mother who was a teacher later deputy head teacher in Burhaniya Primary School and later Head teacher at Bondeni Girls Primary School – Late Mrs Shirin Ebrahim and a fishmonger father Abdulla Ebrahim. His Grandfather was Ebrahim commonly called British. He schooled in Burhaniya Primary School, Allidina Visram High School, attended the then Mombasa Polytechnic and then enrolled a Distance Learning student in Strathmore College (Now Strathmore University). Later, he did his BA (Hons) in Sustainable Performance  Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University and MBA at The University of Manchester (Alliance Manchester Business School) ranked among the elite business schools in the world http://www.mbs.ac.uk/about-us/ranking-accreditation/  in England.

Mohamed is the CEO of Ace Financial Advisory Limited, a partner in Ace Associates- Certified Public Accountants and a Director in Ace Taxation Services Limited, Ace Consulting Limited.

 

Professional /Personal Interests
Islamic Finance
Risk Management
Treasury Management
Corporate Governance
Entrepreneurship
Political Governance
Leadership
Portfolio Management
Financial Reporting
Performance Management
Free trade area agreements
Twin Hearts Meditation and other Arhatic Yoga meditations
Swimming and Reading

Get to Know CPA Mohamed Ebrahim MBA (Manchester), FCT, CIFE, ACMA, CGMA

CPA Mohamed Ebrahim – MBA (Manchester), BA (Hons), CGMA, ACMA, FCFIP, FIPA/FFA, CIFE AND ACIFE IN Islamic Accounting

CPA Mohamed Ebrahim is a Partner with Ace Associates – Certified Public Accountants, CEO of Ace Financial Advisory Limited and Director in other ACE group Companies including Ace Taxation Services Limited, Ace Consulting Limited.
Mohamed’s has worked for close to 20 years with firms in Kenya -Ernst & Young – Supervisor, Assurance Advisory Business Services and Starting as a trainee in Devani-Devani & Co. CPA’s, then joining Kassim-Lakha Abdulla & Co. to being an Audit Senior (now PKF Kenya), United Arab Emirates -Group Financial Controller, Credo Investments FZE and  Canada, World Financial Group – Financial Advisor and Mc Tavish & Company Certified General Accountant’s.
He is a practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA-ACMA). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Corporate Treasurers, Institute of Financial Accountants and Institute of Public Accountants of Australia.  He is a pioneer Fellow Member of The Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (FCFIP).  He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Furthermore, he is a Honorary Member of Non-Executive Directors Association (NEDA) UK and a member Institute of Directors (Kenya). He served as the Secretary and CPD Convener on the Coast Branch management committee of ICPAK between (2013-2015) and as an Executive committee Member in 2012.

Mohamed graduated from the University of Manchester’s highly ranked Manchester Business School with an MBA (Finance). He read and passed modules on Managerial Economics, Marketing Strategy, Corporate Risk Management, Management & Organisational Behaviour, Treasury, foreign exchange & Trade Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Ethics Governance and Competition Policy and Strategic Management. His dissertation was on Risk Management in Islamic Financial Institutions.

MOOC Courses

  • THE WORLD BANK GROUP’S MOOC ON Financing for Development.
  • Financial Markets an online non-credit course authorized by Yale University and offered through Coursera
  • Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money a 6 week online non-credit course authorized by University of Michigan and offered through Coursera