Based in Kabul, the firm has a team of 58 staff, including five partners. The team has experience in audit, accounting, tax and management consultancy. It has a portfolio of domestic and international clients primarily represented in the construction, education, not-for-profit, and transport sectors.

The firm’s managing partner Malik Hamid Jamal said: “We are based in an economy with a strong potential for future growth. The UHY network’s collaboration, combined with the reputable UHY brand, will give our firm a competitive edge in Afghanistan and the wider region.

“Our local capabilities and knowledge of UHY’s 8,200 colleagues around the world, not only strengthens our own market position, locally and internationally, but also will be of great value to our current and potential clients and their operations.”

UHY chairman Rick David said: “We are delighted to welcome Malik Hamid Jamal Chartered Accountant to the UHY network. The mineral rich Afghanistan, strategically located as a trade route between Central and South Asia, continues to pursue its ambitious economic reforms.

“Malik Hamid Jamal’s membership extends our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and strengthens UHY’s regional market expertise and capabilities to serve our international clients who have a business presence in this country and the wider region.”