Shamal has had experience working within both the private and public accounting sectors. Beginning his career at the age of 18, he started working as a bookkeeper for a family friend’s business. Working very closely with the business’ personal accountant, Shamal quickly developed a mentor-mentee relationship; inspiring him to also pursue a career in accounting. As their bond strengthened, Shamal took full responsibility of the business’ accounting activities, incorporating his mentor’s methodology & discipline to further hone the skills he would require to make his mark in the industry.
After graduating from college, he moved into the public sector, working for 2 regional firms. During his employment, Shamal specialized in the preparation of individual and business tax returns, making sure that all his clients’ books were GAAP compliant. By the age of 23, Shamal had obtained his CPA qualifications, which he considers one of his proudest achievements. Looking back now, Shamal believes that the discipline required to balance his rigorous powerlifting schedule, alongside his studies, was the most significant driver in achieving this. Since that day, he has worked diligently to maintain his love for powerlifting, naturally developing his passion for businesses within the Health & Wellness industry.
Shamal prides himself on breaking the stereotypes of any community he is involved in. Referred by his powerlifting peers as “the Mathematician” and “the Titan” by his accounting colleagues, he wears both these monikers honorably, distinguishing himself from other accountants within the industry as he helps businesses owners navigate their accounting responsibilities.
Joining Accodex Partners in 2017, Shamal intends to utilize his skills, expertise, and versatility as an accountant to guide and educate all business owners within the Health & Wellness industry. Whether it be gym owners, coaches, personal trainers, apparel, or supplement companies, Shamal steadfastly believes passions – if nurtured appropriately – can help fuel sustainable businesses, and aims to be the accountant that business owners can trust to help them reach their goals.