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Chris Mirza

Chris Mirza, Audit Associate, KPMG Lower Gulf

After returning to Dubai from London, where I had completed a Bachelors in Finance, I was at a crossroads and wholly undecided as to what was next for me. This brought me to DSR, where I met Durdana, who exhaustively explained the intricacies of the ICAEW ACA qualification and the journey it entails. After a bit of research and advice from friends, I decided to undertake the ACA at DSR to become a Chartered Accountant.


Classes started and I progressed through the foundation, professional and advanced levels, and I now fully appreciate the gravity and significance of the ACA qualification, and how it is a ticket to a successful career. Once I had completed the majority of the professional stage modules, I joined KPMG in Dubai with support from DSR.


I feel there is no other institute in the UAE that can match DSR’s focus and expertise in the teaching of the ACA. Classes run throughout the year, covering each of the 15 examinations annually, and sometimes more often, offering a structured timetable for those wanting to complete all the modules. However, the differentiating factor in DSR is the tutors – qualified industry experts who know their subject matter to a tee, especially Zafar for the Case Study and SBM exams, and Navzar for, well, everything else! This is bolstered by the overall atmosphere of support, week-round study space, and benefits flowing from partnerships with specialized international tuition providers.


DSR has proven not only to be an excellent academic experience, but also a place where I have met great people, who remain friends to this day. Having now qualified, I would highly recommend any ACA aspirants to drop in to DSR and have a chat with Durdana, as I did 3 years ago.