Kreston Global welcomes new member firm in Bangladesh

February 24, 2023

Kreston Global has welcomed new Bangladesh-based firm Howlader Maria & Co., (HmAC) to the Kreston network.

Howlader Maria & Co., (HmAC) is one of the fast-growing Chartered Accountants firms in Bangladesh. Based in Dhaka, the firm offers audit, accounting, outsourcing, tax, foreign direct investment facilitation & business consulting services to international businesses and foreign subsidiaries based in Bangladesh and overseas. Regardless of the nature or size of the engagement, HmAC insists on the best quality services, working in clients’ best interests while upholding the firm’s values of integrity and professionalism. The people of HmAC are experts in their respective fields and take pride in their problem-solving approach to helping business by easing the challenges they face in doing business at home and abroad.

Howlader Maria & Co., (HmAC) was founded by renowned Chartered Accountant Maria Howlader. Prior to this, Maria was a partner for 11 years in A. Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants, a member firm of Ernst & Young (EY).

The firm comprises 34 employees. The firm also offers a separate outsourcing service, back office support services for overseas and domestic clients needing help with accounting services such as accounts preparation, payroll and tax compliance – these business outsourcing solutions are provided through HmAC BPO.

Maria Howlader was Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) in 2021 and is currently a Council /Board member.  She is also a Director on the Board of the Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JBCCI), and a frequent speaker on different forums and chambers in connection with taxation, doing business in Bangladesh and company law.

Maria Howlader, CEO at Howlader Maria & Co. said:

We are very ambitious for growth in this firm and joining the Kreston network will accelerate this for us both locally and internationally. Being able to help our international clients connect and expand overseas in collaboration with our network colleagues will be hugely beneficial for our future growth and success. I am excited to begin our journey together.”

Liza Robbins, Chief Executive of Kreston Global, said:

“Kreston is delighted to have Maria Howlader join our network as they have such an entrepreneurial mindset which fits beautifully with our Kreston culture and client profile. Our Asia Pacific region is going from strength to strength as a result of Kreston’s collaborative and dynamic firms.”

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