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Fareed Sheik & Co

Who are we:

Fareed Sheik & Co’s humble beginning started in 2008 as a boutique public accounting firm serving the greater Toronto area (GTA)’s small and medium sized businesses and self-employed individuals. Today after more than a decade of presence our firm has left a footprint as a reputed boutique public accounting firm serving over 700+ happy clients assisting in their tax, accounting and auditing needs. We are licensed to practice public accounting by the CPA Ontario and CPA of British Columbia.

Our Vision:

Our vision is “To be recognized as a firm excelling in meeting client’s expectations.”

Our Mission:

Our mission is to run a public accounting practice which helps our clients meet their financial and taxation goals. We will achieve this by means of providing exemplary professional service by our dedicated, qualified and experience team of professional accountants.

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Our Team

Our Team

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Fareed Sheik CPA,CA, LPA

Principal 

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Rajeev Acharya

Sr. Manager - Audit and Assurance

Fareed Sheik is seasoned accounting professional with over 25 years of experience in tax, accounting and audit lines of practice. He has worked with large accounting firms like Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Fareed Sheik is Chartered Accountant from Canada, US and India. Fareed's area of specialization is internal controls, taxation and client management. Fareed has been leading and directing a team of dedicated and qualified professionals at Fareed Sheik &Co for the past many years to deliver excellent client service. Fareed enjoys outdoor activities like camping, swimming and playing soccer.

A seasoned professionally designated accountant having 10 years experience in audit planning, data analysis, execution, and reporting. Rajeev manages the assurance services of the practice. Rajeev is associated with the firm since 2016. Rajeev is very knowledgeable in accounting and auditing standards, businesses and processes, risk evaluation, mitigation through internal control and process deficiencies. He has Worked in large firms like PwC, KPMG. A good team leader and a strong believer in training and development of skills and talents in new comers to the organization.

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Shakeel Khan

Manager - Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

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Sudha Narasimhan

Manager - Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Shakeel Khan is highly analytical, result-driven accounting specialist skilled at working quickly and accurately with more than 3 years of experience that included Taxes, Financial reporting and compliance and over 10 years of experience in the banking sector, with expertise in commercial banking and customer relationship management. Shakeel holds University degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Public administration and is pursuing CPA Canada designation

Sudha joined the firm in 2017. With a Masters degree in Mathematics, Sudha is a results-orientated accounting personnel with broad experience in a deadline-driven environment. Strong accounting skills, proficient in direct and indirect taxes, proven track record in consistently and effectively delivering accounting services. 

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Shah Qazi

Asst. Manager - Audit and Assurance

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Abdullah Rahil

Payroll and Billing Administrator

Shah Qazi is with the firm since 2015. He is a diversified accounting professional with over 10 years of experience in Audit, Bookkeeping and Taxation. He has done Bcom and Mcom from the University of Meerut (India) and pursuing a CPA. He holds the Accounting Technician Certificate from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Shah Qazi has strong analytical and communication skills. He is motivated, team player, organized, detailed oriented and proficient in working independently.

Abdulla Rahil, working as Payroll / Billing Administrator, his qualifications include Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) from Canadian Payroll Association and MBA specialized in Accounting & Finance from University of Madras, India. His experiences include but not limited to Canadian Payroll System, Book Keeping and Preparation & Compilation of Financial Statements.

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Bushra Fathima

Staff Accountant

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Amreen Fathima

Staff Accountant

Bushra Fathima is a graduate of Bachelor of Commerce with honors from York University. She is currently pursuing CPA designation from CPA Ontario. She is involved in many not for profit organization and has been a treasurer for Muslim Students Association of York University for 2 years. Her interest taxation and audit services.

Amreen is a passionate accounting student and staff accountant.  She has completed a Masters in Finance & HR and is currently studying project management.  As a staff accountant, Amreen helps manage bookkeeping tasks, data entry and financial reporting for Fareed Sheik & Co.  She looks forward to building upon her skills and knowledge to progress in her profession and one day become a vital asset to the firm.

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Sidhra Fareed

Payroll and Billing Services-  Assistant

Solomon Laxmidhar

Client Service Representative - Technology

Sidhra Fareed graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. She is currently pursuing Payroll compliance practitioner (PCP) course from McMaster University. She is currently working as a payroll and billing assistant at the firm. Her interest includes bookkeeping and payroll. Sidhra is a dedicated, organized, and hard-working team player.

A certified AWS cloud practitioner, and a mathematical wizard, Solomon has over 5 years of experience supporting clients as well as domain knowledge on software engineering for business use, which he acquired at Sheridan College.  He has also begun his journey in project management, looking to pursue CAPM, and eventually PMP.  On his “downtime”, Solomon enjoys sports, fitness and tinkering with tools.

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Aadil Shahnawaz

Staff Accountant

Aadil Shahnawaz graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Northern BC. He is working as a Staff accountant and has an interest in audit and assurance. He is currently pursuing his CPA designation with CPA Ontario. He Joined the Team of Fareed Sheik from May 2022

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Asma Sheerin

Client compliances co-ordinator

Asma Sheerin has completed her Bachelors degree in English Literature and currently pursuing her Masters in English literature. At Fareed Sheik & Co., she is responsible for all the compliances related matters for clients like filing annual returns with ministry and Federal Government. She also maintains client records and data base to ensure they are in compliance. Her interests include reading books, writing blogs and travelling places.

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Shreeja Warrier

Audit Senior - Assurance

A qualified Chartered Accountant with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, Shreeja is proficient in the field of Auditing & Assurance, Taxation and Accountancy. Shreeja has been associated with Ernst & Young where she got an opportunity to manage & lead engagements for clients in healthcare, life science and the manufacturing industry. Shreeja also has knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and various auditing procedures. Her interests include reading novels, singing, and painting. 

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Waheed Rahman

Accountant – Accounts Receivable

With over decades of extensive experience in human resources and customer service, Waheed is a self-motivated professional with a strong background in the field. His career spans roles as diverse as Senior Executive VP and Head of HR at NCC Bank Ltd. in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to serving as a Controller at Petro V Plus Ltd. in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada where he managed recruitment, financial activities, and vendor relationships for multiple service locations. His dedication to maintaining confidentiality, effective communication skills, and proficiency in various software applications further enhance his ability to excel in the field of human resources.

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Syed Ali Waris

Accountant - Corporate Services

Syed Ali Waris is a Graduate in Commerce and has a certification in finance and accounting essentials. He has 10+ years experience in finance and accounting for multiple clients across Europe and India. At Fareed Sheik & Co he dedicatedly handles Corporate client accounts with their monthly and quarterly financial reporting.  

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Moncef Baalouche

Associate - Assurance Services

Moncef is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) from CPA Ontario and holds a University degree (B.A) in Management Accounting.  Moncef is fluent in French, English, Arabic and is able to serve clients in either language. Moncef has over 15 years of experience in the accounting sector working in a great variety of industries including hospitality, health care and professional corporations. He has worked with companies

ranging from small to large. He is comfortable providing tax, year-end financials, and controller services. Away from work, Moncef enjoys staying active, playing soccer and cycling.

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Praveen Philip

Chartered Accountant

An experienced Chartered Accountant with proven experience, sound technical skills and an impeccable work ethic, Praveen has 15 years of extensive experience in accounting and compliance functions. He has a firm understanding of financial statements, excellent analytical and communication skills. Outside work, Praveen's passion for sports instills a collaborative spirit, while his creative hobbies like writing and painting enable innovative thinking. This blend of athletic teamwork, creativity, and love of art make Praveen a versatile contributor at Fareed Sheik & Co.!

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Mantasha Kafeel Siddiqi

Project Lead -- Technical Services

Mantasha Kafeel Siddiqi is an IT professional with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India. She is currently pursuing a Project Management program at Northeastern University. She has a background in software development. She previously worked at Bosch as a Senior Software Engineer, where she received both the Star and Bravo award for her contribution. She has expertise in building Angular and Java applications, among other technologies.

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