Talha bin Hamid qualified as a Chartered Accountant with A F Ferguson & Co, in Karachi, Pakistan commencing in the profession in 1997 and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also completed Certified Internal Auditor certification from the Institute of Internal Auditors, USA, in 2005.
Talha joined BDO Ebrahim & Co. on March 1, 2016 as Director, Risk Advisory and Corporate Services. He supervises assurance and advisory teams in several client sectors including financial services, manufacturing, distribution and not for profit.
He has served as Chief Internal Auditor of International Industries Limited, Security Papers Limited and Century Paper & Board Mills Limited as well as Manager Internal Audit at Pakstan State Oil. In addition to leading the Internal Audit function in these companies he contributed in developing internal control manuals, standard operating procedures, performing project audits, special audits and investigations.
He also has financial management experience from serving as CFO in an ICT sector company, and three years of tax advisory services with A F Ferguson & Co. During his training he was primarily engaged in audit and advisory services to FMCG clients and Financial Institutions.