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Haren Shah Profile
Opening Shah & Co in 1985 the practice has grown to almost 1,000 clients but Haren still provides services to his very first client.
Now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the head of practice Haren is still very ‘hands on’ and has a vast personal knowledge of his clients and thrives in helping them develop their full business potential and maximise their personal wealth.
It was a very proud day in 2012 when Haren welcomed his son Jay into the practice, Jay having trained in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Along with the new offices in that year it was the start of a new era for the company.
The passage of time has not dulled Haren’s enthusiasm to provide a high quality and personal service to the local community and beyond to people and business both large and small. He looks forward with joy to the challenges of the future and the continued growth of the practice.
Sonal Shah Profile
Sonal has been at Haren’s side since the very first day the Coventry office opened. Coping with the long days and sometimes even longer nights, supporting him at every step she has balanced the demands of the office with home life and the bringing up of two children.
Sonal was equally proud on the day their son Jay joined the practice and the day their daughter Bijal qualified as a Doctor and began practicing as a GP.
Accomplished in all aspects of bookkeeping, PAYE and accounts preparation Sonal now concentrates on the Financial Control, Management Accounting and HR services for the Shah & Co group.
David Banerjee Profile
David has over fifteen years of experience of Computerised Payroll, especially of the latest sage payroll software, and has gained experience of the mechanics of sick pay, maternity pay and paternity Pay. More recently he has been involved in the implementation of major digital and legislative changes to payroll such as RTI and Auto-enrolment as well as assisting with minimum wage investigations.
He has specialised in this area which he finds most interesting. In his spare time, he enjoys chess, Tennis and Some community activities connected with his local church.
AAT fully Qualified
Gopal Manan Profile
Gopal trained at a small East Midlands based accountancy practice and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in December 2002. He broadened his experience at an independent firm and a top 20 national firm of accountants both based in the East Midlands. Following his move to Coventry, Gopal worked at a well-established local practice before joining Shah & Co in August 2014 as a Senior Manager where he also took on the responsibility of ensuring the smooth transitional arrangements and continuation of services to new and prospective clients following the acquisition of Mistry & Co (Accountants) Ltd in the same year. Gopal has more than 15 years’ experience in understanding a diverse range of clients from sole traders, partnerships, SMEs and large companies including AIM listed groups, charities and solicitors. At Shah & Co, Gopal is able to provide a range of appropriate general practice services to both audit and non audit clients relevant to their requirements.
Auditing and Assurance
Statutory accounts preparation
Hamid Ismail Profile
Hamid, educated in London in the “swinging sixties” returned home (Malawi – Africa) to work in the family retail business.
Relocating to Coventry in the early eighties with his wife, Hamid set up his own business enterprise and has many successful years in FMCG retailing.
Joining Shah & Co in November 2000 Hamid uses that experience to help clients with their bookkeeping, quarterly VAT returns and accounts preparation.
Having Grandchildren on three different continents, it is just as well he enjoys travelling, and when he isn’t spending quality time with his family he enjoys reading, walking and cycling.
Indra Damania Profile
Having a successful background in FMCG retailing, Indra has for the last 10 years used that experience to assist clients with their book keeping and preparation of quarterly VAT returns. He enjoys meeting clients and solving their issues related to VAT.
Outside of the office his main interests are reading, cooking & walking.
Jay Shah Profile
Jay joined Shah & Co. in 2012 having previously trained at a family run practice in Central London where he did his article ship. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2011 and since then has been the office manager at Shah & Co.
BSc Accounting and Finance
Chartered accountant (ICAEW)
Kishor Jobanputra Profile
Kishor Rajput Profile
Kishor has started his career, in India, as a Lecturer in accountancy having Master Degree with a B.COM, M.COM, B. ED & M.ED (With Distinction)
After moving to the UK he Joined Shah & Co in December 2001 as a Trainee Assistant Accountant but quickly progressed in Accounts preparation and Business and Personal Taxation. Kishor now manages a wide portfolio of sole-trader, partnership and smaller to medium limited company clients. Over the years, Kishor has gained broad range of experience dealing with clients in the construction industry, retail, and service industries including many Taxi and Private Hire Drivers. Although his main role is managing year end accounts preparation and Tax Returns he is always keen to meet new clients and help to prepare Business Plans and Cash Flow Forecasts. He also helps to make our practice more efficient and more productive. Always on hand to assist new employees and clients alike he believes we are nothing without our clients being successful so he strives to support them throughout the year.
Kishor is renowned for arranging delicious impromptu lunch parties in the office. Outside of the office his interests are singing, dancing, reading, writing and meditation.
Financial Accounts Preparation and Finalised with Clients
Dealing with HMRC Enquiries
Nasir Durrani Profile
Nasir joined Shah & Co in 1990 as a trainee accountant and has been with the firm ever since. He previously worked overseas for an international bank. As a trainee accountant, Nasir studied and qualified as an AAT (Association of Accounting Technician) accountant achieving Fellowship status in 1999. Nasir has gathered a wealth of experience over the years in providing general accountancy services to both individuals and business of varying sizes operating in different industry sectors.
Nirav Joshi Profile
Nirav joined Shah & Co in April 2017 having previously worked at an East Midlands based facilities management company as a management accountant. Nirav has experience in bookkeeping, preparation and submission of VAT returns and preparation of management accounts. Nirav is an ACCA affiliate after passing his ACCA exams in 2014.
Bookkeeping and VAT Returns
Forecasts and Budgets
Sam Mehta Profile
Graduating with a BSc in Maths Sam joined a Birmingham accountancy practice and in 1988 became Shah & Co ’s one of the first employees. His grasp of technology was instrumental in the introduction and development of computers in the company.
Sam has over 20 years’ experience working in several practices and dealing with all aspects of accounting and taxation for sole traders, partnerships & SME’s.
Much of his spare time is spent with trying to keep up with his children.
Carol Bonsor Profile
Carol has been at Shah & Co since 2002 having previously worked for over 30 years as a records clerk at Marks & Clerk, a Patent Attorney company, dealing with filings of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs. At Shah & Co, Carol’s duties as the Office Receptionist include making visitors welcome by greeting them in person or on the telephone and answering or referring enquiries to the Partners and Staff. She is also the Personal Assistant to the Partners by organising their diaries including client meetings. Carol ensures the smooth running of the office reception and administration procedures.
Liz Sturman Profile
Liz has over 20 years’ experience in accountancy practice having worked for Mistry & Co (Accountants) Ltd, prior to its merge with Shah & Co in October 2014. Her main role is bookkeeping, preparation and submission of VAT returns, preparation of management accounts to a diverse range of clients from sole traders, partnerships and SMEs. On occasions, Liz provides payroll services to clients as well. Liz specialises in SAGE software and trains clients on how to do bookkeeping on SAGE. Since joining Shah & Co, Liz has taken over bookkeeping responsibilities from clients so they can focus on growing their business.
Aqdas Zulfiqar Profile
Aqdas joined Shah & Co in 2011 to complete a one-year voluntary work experience as part of his degree from Coventry University. After graduating he was employed as an Assistant Accountant. Since then he has continued to strive within the firm, currently work with all departments and supporting new employees to ensure the continues growth of the business.
He spends his spare time with family and friends, participating in various events/activates both social and religious. He enjoys watching movies and TV series such as, Suits. He also likes eating at new restaurants and tasting innovative cuisines.
ACCA (Part- Qualified)
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Audit preparation, planning and testing
Limited company, partnership & sole trader accounts
Book-keeping and data analysis
Corporation Tax Returns
Self-assessment Tax Returns
CIS (Construction Industry scheme)
Supervising Junior Employees
Arranging Webinars and meetings