OUR HERITAGE

KPI founded as an Audit Firm in Dubai in 1992, is a Business Advisory and Accounting firm. Besides the advisory and accounting core services, we also provide following services

  • Business Process Re-engineering,
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Oracle + NetSuite ERP software Implementation, 
  • Business setup services
  • UAE VAT Advisory

Story That Matters


Over the last twenty five years we have served our clients from a variety of business sectors and industries – some having huge opportunities and others facing serious challenges in their operations. Both types of clients needed appropriate guidance and advice in their respective ventures and circumstances.

So when people ask, “What is different about KPI?” the answer lies in the examples of where we have helped KPI clients to achieve remarkable goals, solve complex problems or make meaningful progress. All these success stories and testimonials are important for us but they are secondary to the truest measure of KPI.

We seek and upgrade our skills in areas that are outside of our comfort zone to help our clients to overcome these challenges.  Keeping pace with the business and regulatory environment changes, we continually look for ways to improve – a core value which we never compromise.

Our expertise in our domain, our dedication to the highest quality and our ability to keep up with the technological trends, equip and enable us to be creative and innovative, yet efficient and effective as solution-providers for our clients.

We always advice our clients to use technology and latest software products to automate their business processes, which can provide accurate data analysis and pathways for prudent business decision-making that impacts the future of the business.

We Don’t Just Preach - We Also Follow What We Preach.


At KPI we have implemented a fully automated, risk-based, paperless Audit Software to carry out Audit assignments. We are proud of the fact that we are one of the very few firms to offer such systems to our clients in the region.

For us, good isn’t good enough. We aim to be the standard-bearer among the leading consulting firms in the world – to help our clients realize their ambitions, to ensure the success of our people and to have a positive impact on our community.

In 2014, we reinforced our capabilities by adding NetSuite Solutions to our inventory. Using NetSuite, the world’s No. 1 Cloud-based ERP solution has allowed us to offer turnkey process consulting and reengineering solutions.

With more than 25 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity, yet our core value remains the same – to continually look for ways to improve.

VISION & MISSION

vision

Vision

To be the most trusted and most admired consulting firm in the world.
mission

Mission

To be the absolute best at identifying and delivering innovative solutions and services to our clients and adding value to their businesses.

OUR STORY

2015

FIrst Firm to Register At
The Abu Dhabi GLobal Market

2014

Joined NetSuite Solution
Provider Program

2013

Achieved DFSA
Registered Auditor (one of the Sixteen Audit firms in Dubai )Status

2012

Implemented
Paperless Audit

2011

Rebranded
As KPI

1992

Established
As Kamath Auditing

VALUES WE NURTURE

ACCOUNTABILITY

ACCOUNTABILITY

We stand accountable for each and every solution that we provide to our clients.

Respect

Respect

We first seek to understand and then be understood. At KPI we treat everyone with utmost respect and dignity for their knowledge, skills, values, and abilities.

Team Spirit & Value

Team Spirit & Value

We focus on improving our team’s leadership qualities. We lead by example, focusing on cultivating managerial qualities in our employees.

At KPI we believe in the philosophy that fruits of success must be shared with the people working so dedicatedly. Only then can we together grow as individuals and as a company.

We do appreciate, value and admire even the smallest contribution by them, and care for their every concern. This in turn reflects positively on our customer care.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

Continuous Learning

We stay energetic, eager and enthusiastic for knowledge and new methods, in order to stay relevant. At KPI, we are committed to the true pursuit of knowledge that can be applied and converted into real benefit for our clients.
“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
– John C. Maxwell
If you ask any of our team member this question, the answer you’re most likely to get is “this morning!”

INTEGRITY

Integrity

Anything short of the highest levels of integrity goes against our very essence. We stay transparent, truthful and faithful in all our engagements.

OUR TEAM

  • Mohammed Abdulla AhliPartner
    MOHAMMED ABDULLA AHLI (Partner)
    • About Him:

      Mohammed Abdullah is a partner at KPI. He is a Business Management and Accounting graduate from University of United Arab Emirates in Al Ain and holds an extensive experience in Accounts, Audit and Finance functions with UAE Armed forces and Ministry of Education. Currently he is the head of Planning and Development Office in the Finance Department at Dubai Municipality.

    • Expertise In:

        Financial Statement Audit.
        Feasibility Studies and Market Research.
        Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring.
        Financial Analysis for cost reductions and formulation of turnaround strategies.
  • Prabhakar KamathFounder & Managing Director
    PRABHAKAR KAMATH - FCA, CFA (Founder & Managing Partner)
    • About Him:

      The seeds of KPI were sown by Prabhakar in 1992 when he started Kamath Auditing and established a culture of service excellence.
      The Founder and Managing Partner at KPI, Prabhakar has been the cornerstone of the team since inception - mentoring both the Audit & Consulting divisions. With over 25 years of professional practice in the UAE, his experience and passion is an inspiration to the entire KPI team, as well as a large number of corporations and individuals he has helped through KPI.
      Holding a CFA charter, Prabhakar is considered an authority with respect to investment decisions and Corporate Finance issues by many reputed business groups in the Middle East.
      Always on lookout for new avenues and an early adopter of technology, Prabhakar led the team into signing up with NetSuite as a solution provider in 2014. Since then KPI team has successfully implemented NetSuite ERP for several of our clients.

    • Expertise In:

        Financial Statement Audit.
        DFSA regulatory Issues.
        DIFC company incorporations, liquidations (Recognized Insolvency Practitioner at DIFC).
        Free zone and Offshore Strategy.
        M&A and Corporate Restructuring.
        Process design, KPI Metrics and KPI Dashboards.
        ERP Implementation
  • Gopinath RaoPartner
    GOPINATH RAO - ACA (Partner)
    • About Him:

      A Chartered Accountant with over 26 years of professional experience, Gopinath has extensively worked in the areas of Audit, Accounting, Investments and Controllership. He is also a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor. In his prior engagements, he has been instrumental in ensuring healthy accounting and bookkeeping processes during his career, setting up Finance departments and turning around businesses as the firm’s Corporate Controller.

    • Expertise In:

        Financial Statement Audit, Information Systems Audit.
        Investment Analysis and Advice.
        Financial Planning, Analysis and Evaluation.
        Accounting and Bookkeeping.
  • Pritesh KadhiChief Operating Officer
    PRITESH KADHI (Chief Operating Officer)
    • About Him:

      Pritesh is an unmatched analytical mind with an ever-ready attitude to roll up his sleeves to take a hands-on approach and get his hands dirty with the numbers. A management graduate from Ohio University, Pritesh has worked for about 5 years in Advisory roles at KPMG Bangalore, India. His wealth of experience is spread across a wide spectrum of industries including Telecom, Information Technology, Financial Services, Real Estate Services and Manufacturing in India and the Middle East. Pritesh joined KPI as Engagement Manager in 2011. He rose through the rank and is promoted as Chief Operating Officer for his dedication, ever willing to learn attitude.
    • Expertise In:

        NetSuite ERP Implementation
        Internal Audit.
        Process design, redesign and optimization.
        Risk and Controls Assessment.
        Development of Standard Operating Procedures.
        Revenue Assurance Services.
        Sarbanes Oxley compliance assistance.
  • RAJIV HIRADirector – Advisory
    Rajiv Hira (Director – Advisory)
    • About Him:

      A practicing Chartered Accountant, with an experience of leading roles in private and multinational financial institutions for over 20 years. Extensive experience in ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) implementation, process design - review across credit risk & operational risk, audit function and regulatory engagement. Expertise in connecting with people and processes to arrive at the effective value preposition for business, derived from hands-on experience of working in multicultural and multinational organisations. Experience of working in Asia, Africa & Middle East. Hands-on experience in engaging with regulators and governing bodies in the space of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF). This work involves understanding the strategic intent and implementation objectives for compliance.
    • Expertise In:

        ERP Implementation / review
        Internal Audit
        Assistance & review readiness of AML/ CTF
        Process design, metrics and dashboards
        Third party (independent) audit for financial institutions
  • Mahesh ShettyDirector - Assurance & Advisory
    MAHESH SHETTY (Director - Assurance & Advisory)
    • About Him:

      Mahesh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). During his professional career spanning around 10 years, Mahesh has worked on engagements in the area of Financial Statement Audit & Accounting Services. Mahesh joined KPI as a Senior Associate in 2011. He rose through the rank and is promoted as the Director in 2017.
    • Expertise In:

        Information systems for Financial Services.
        Financial Statement Audit.
        Internal Audits
        DFSA Authorised Firm Audits
        Business Plans, Due diligence
        Business set up and corporate services

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATION

KPI Ahli Chartered Accountants is an Audit firm in Dubai, is also an independent member of Formed in the 1970s, GMN International is an association of carefully selected professional accounting firms established and respected in their own countries. Each firm is a separate and independent legal entity. Unfettered by the constraints and cost structures of a multi-national, GMN International professionals are free to concentrate on providing solutions to businesses within a common commitment to the highest professional standards. The relationship between GMN International member firms is forged and reinforced by regular personal contact, as it positions every member to access international information and support, rapidly and at a high level. GMN International has 70 offices in more than 32 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Being a relatively tech-savvy enterprise, we found it frustrating that our shipping quotation and booking processes were antiquated and manual. NetSuite gave us the perfect solution to manage these process effectively, and more importantly, in an automated manner. KPI, who designed the automated workflows, took up the challenge and delivered! They analysed our quotation and booking management, and customised NetSuite to suit our specific needs. I recommend KPI to firms in any industry, who would like to implement a custom solution rather than an ‘install and work with what you have’ method.

Kashif Rafiq

Managing Director
Al Sharqi Shipping Co LLC

NetSuite has given us the flexibility that we always wanted, but never got from other ERP systems. Having previously implemented multiple systems in our group, we can safely say that NetSuite proved to be the best solution for us! The implementation team at KPI went beyond the traditional “modular system” approach. They actually listened to what we wanted, designed bespoke workflows and completely automated our processes, even those where we didn’t think any major improvements could be made. Thank you KPI, for spending your time and effort and going the extra mile to satisfy our business needs. Highly recommended!

Hillary W. Pinto

Managing Director
Al Faris Equipment Rentals LLC