Accounting network Kreston expands in Qatar with addition of SVP

21 August 2018 2 min. read

The global accounting network Kreston International has expanded its capacity in Qatar with the addition of Kreston SVP, formerly SVP Chartered Accountants.

Spanning 125 countries with a headcount of over 25,000 and revenues in excess of $2 billion last year, Kreston International features among the world’s largest mid-tier accounting networks, alongside names such as BDO, Grant Thornton, RSM, and Crowe. In the Middle East, Kreston has a presence stretching the peninsular from Beirut to Sana'a, the capital of Yemen.

Following the admission of Gaza-based Kaanan Firm as a member in Palestine late last year, Kreston has now further expanded its regional footprint with the admission of SVP Chartered Accountants in Qatar, now Kreston SVP after rebranding on joining the network.Accounting network Kreston expands in Qatar with addition of SVPOffering auditing, accounting, taxation and consultancy services, and headed up by Managing Partner Sheji Valiyakath and three partners, SVP joins existing member MP&P Accounting and Auditing as a Kreston provider in Qatar – with the two entities set to work closely together.

“The admittance of Kreston SVP gives us additional resource and valuable representation in this important region, said Kreston CEO Liza Robbins. “The firm’s decision to brand upon entry is testament to their commitment to quality and to the key values so important within the Kreston network. We look forward to working with Sheji and team in future.”

Valiyakath, who has been based in the Middle East for over 15 years, has previously served as the chairman of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Doha Chapter, and before joining SVP Chartered Accountants in 2014 spent nearly ten years with Dlala Brokerage & Investment Holding in Qatar, most recently as a Group Finance Director.

Across its network, Kreston provides services for entities operating in numerous sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, retail, real estate and construction, life sciences, and travel, hospitality and leisure, with offerings in corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency and risk management in addition to auditing, assurance, accounting and corporate and personal taxation.