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Forensic accountant with over 20 years experience; Managing Partner at Jack Ross.
Meet Umar – A Seasoned Chartered Accountant and Forensic Accounting Expert
Umar is a seasoned chartered accountant with over two decades of extensive experience, mainly focused on forensic accounting. After graduating from Leeds University, Umar honed his investigative skills at BDO Binder Hamlyn. Driven by innate curiosity, he moved to Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), where he spent two years specialising in forensic technology as an IT auditor, collaborating with industry titans such as Pilkington Glass plc.
Internal Auditor to Managing Partner
Umar further developed his forensic acumen as an internal auditor for Akzo Nobel, immersing himself in complex financial investigations. He later established a part-time accountancy practice that merged with Jack Ross Chartered Accountants in 1999. By 2002, as an audit partner, Umar was deeply engaged in forensic audits, financial fraud detection, and litigation support whilst providing expert advice on corporate tax planning.
Leadership with a Forensic Lens
Assuming the role of Managing Partner in 2004, Umar’s leadership has been underpinned by a forensic lens, emphasising meticulous financial investigations and ensuring clients’ financial integrity. While his digital transformation initiatives, such as championing the firm’s adaptation to Making Tax Digital (MTD), have been commendable, Umar’s true skill lies in harnessing technology for forensic accounting, guaranteeing rigorous and accurate financial analysis.
Visionary in Developing Future Leaders
In 2013, Umar’s vision led to the creation of the Jack Ross Leadership Academy to develop future leaders in forensic accounting. His unwavering commitment to growth and professional development speaks volumes about his dedication to Jack Ross, an institution since 1948.
Personal Life and Leadership Balance
Outside of work, Umar’s passion for photography and cherished moments with his family give him the balance he values. This blend of forensic expertise and personal contentment paints Umar as an accomplished leader, ready to guide Jack Ross, Chartered Accountant, through the intricate world of forensic accounting.
Very good service from the Jack Ross Team. They gave us good advice and completed a very efficient audit. They have a friendly and competent team. I would surely recommend them.
Brilliant service from the Jack Ross team in setting up several companies in very quick time, along with providing associated accountancy advice. Can recommend wholeheartedly as a leading accountancy practice with a can-do attitude.
Jack Ross is based in Manchester and provides tax planning and Xero accounts. They are a long-standing and well-regarded firm with an excellent reputation. They provide their clients with exceptional service and a wealth of advice. I have no hesitation in using their professional services.
Jack Ross has been my accountants since I set up my business in 2016. From the outset I was helped with advice, support and encouragement. I cannot commend them highly enough. Always on hand to answer any question and responsive to any changes in the economy which might concern their clients. I don’t have to worry about the financial side of my business as all of that is taken care of and dealt with by Umar and the brilliant team. If you are looking for a top class accountancy firm which maintains the personal touch they are for you!
I can confidently recommend Jack Ross Accountants. They are continually improving their service, greatly benefiting our company as well as me personally. The team at Jack Ross have helped suggest and set up innovative accounting software, adding training and support. This alone has been a massive step towards having more control and understanding of our company finances.
We have been working with Jack Ross for over two years and the service has been fantastic. They have a great and knowledgable team who have taken good care of us and our accounts.
Meeting to review annual accounts and discuss future plans. Very productive as they definitely talk my language - on reflection probably the best such meeting in recent years. Many thanks Umar and Jamie
Jack Ross has serviced my Personal Tax requirements for the last 5 years. During some complicated challenges their advice was excellent and the customer service second to none and left me with no doubt all was in hand.
Following a recommendation, I have used Jack Ross for all my accounting needs (including payroll) since the inception of my business over 12 years ago. The relationship has been completely hassle free and I greatly value their service, which goes well beyond preparation of accounts. Their tax planning advice has been really helpful and I have always felt that they have ‘got my back’. Can’t recommend them enough.
We have finally found the Accountancy firm that we have been looking for! We switched over to Jack Ross towards the end of last year and from the very first contact to the recent submission of our end of year accounts the service provided has been fantastic and has easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
I have used Jack Ross as my accountants for a number of years. Their service is professional and accurate. They deal with queries promptly and I can always get hold of the person I need to speak to. Their digital product has made a big difference to the efficiency of my business. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Jack Ross have been my family and business accountants and financial advisors for over 50 years. The delivery of services is second to none and i would recommend them to anyone. We have also built up great friendships over the years, above and beyond that of a normal business relationship which i value greatly.
Excellent advice and an understandable explanation of a very complex area of tax and corporate law which other (so called) advisors managed to totally confuse me. Thank you.
I have had a relationship with Jack Ross for several years and continue to be impressed by the proactive support and diligent advice received across the breadth of the firm. Excellent at signposting.
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