Role: Country Financial Controller and Assistant Country Director, Concern Worldwide
Azahar Ali has 15 years of professional experience with non-profit organizations (NPOs) in leading the finance department, financial reporting, strategic management, risk management, change management, money laundering prevention, internal control, internal audit, partnership / sub-grant management, due diligence, consortium management, grants & awards management, financial management, project cycle management, capacity building and organizational system management. His passion is to learn new knowledge and ways of working. He has work experience with renowned national and international NGOs, microfinance institute and research organizations.
He has been working with Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh as Country Financial Controller and Assistant Country Director since 2014. He has completed his Masters in Business Studies and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He has keen interest in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and also conducts trainings and workshops on IFRS, grant management, compliance and overall financial management to build the capacity of this sector. He is committed to contribute for the development of the society with his knowledge and wisdom. He is highly motivated and always supports others with his capacity, knowledge and positive attitudes.
Being a professional Accountant and Financial Management expert in the NPO Sector, I have been discussing with Accounting Professionals about the immense need of having standardized financial reporting. I am glad now that I am going to be part of this IFR4NPO project. I am excited to be able to contribute to developing this Guidance through the lens of identifying gaps and challenges faced by the non-profit sector.