M.Com, FCA, CPA, CA (Ontario)
Muhammad Maqbool is a Chartered Accountant from England & Wales, Canada and Pakistan. He is specialist of teaching IFRS, Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Business Reporting subjects. He has designed various Bachelor and Master Degree programmes for the Lahore School of Accountancy and Finance, the University of Lahore.
He has been a Council Member of ICAP in the term 1993-97 and the President of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA formerly known as AAT) in 1995. He is again elected in the council of ICAP for the term 2013-17. He had been Vice President, Chairman Investigation Committee and Chairman of Education & Training Committee of ICAP for year 2014-15. Currently he is Chairman of Technical Advisory Committee of ICAP. He was also elected as President of PIPFA for term 2015-16. He is representing ICAP as member on various committees of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). He had been contact person in Pakistan for Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for two years.
He is elected independent director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Bata Pakistan. He is also member of Policy Board constituted by Auditor General of Pakistan.
Message of the Dean
Lahore School of Accountancy and Finance has been established to offer graduate and post-graduate programmes in commerce and finance. These courses have been designed to provide the students with skills and knowledge in applied as well as practical aspects of accounting, commerce and finance. These are meant to supply competent staff to the profession of industry, commerce and accountancy. The standard of accountancy and commerce education in the country has not kept pace with the emerging new techniques of business management. Hence, our traditional commerce degree holders have failed to cope with the requirements of increasingly competitive, technological interdependent and rapidly changing business environment. The goal of the University of Lahore is to develop human resources with desired competency in applied accounting and finance. It is essential for the effective business and organizational development in the country.
To enable students for pursuance of professional accountancy career, the programmes provide bridging to recognized professional accounting qualification such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, Chartered Accountancy in Pakistan Chartered Accountancy in England and Wales, CFA (USA), CPA (USA), ACCA (UK) and CIMA (UK). LSAF is committed to impart quality education. The atmosphere is very conducive and exciting due to the participative – learning approach in the study programmes. We have carried out new a new approach in our curriculum, to provide students with skills and knowledge in the applied as well as practical aspects of accounting, commerce and finance.
The recommended study material is syllabus-specific. It allows our faculty to effectively cover the entire course within the allocated time, without mounting unnecessary pressure on the students. The programme offered at LSAF help students specialize in Management Marketing, Internal Audit, Investment Management, Islamic Banking and Risk Management to name a few. They will be able to understand the applications of these subjects in various areas of Business Management.
Our mission is to develop competent accountants and business professionals that measure up to the current global standards. The challenges of current era are great; we, however, are committed to doing everything possible to develop our human resources for meeting these challenges in a befitting manner. LSAF continues to enter into joint venture arrangements with internationally recognized accountancy bodies in order to provide international standard of education to its students.