Your world: Hassan Mustan
We speak to Hassan Mustan, one of our first members in Mauritius, about ambitions for his career and the IFA.
Tell us about yourself, your role and your responsibilities
I’m the accounts and finance officer of Honoris Educational Network, which was founded in 2002 as a private tertiary education institution. It specialises in providing supported distance education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the fields of business, administration and management.
Why did you join the IFA, and how long have you been a member?
Nowadays the world is becoming more and more challenging and accountants need to constantly upskill themselves. I joined the IFA during the COVID-19 pandemic back in July 2020. Fortunately, IFA provides all the required set of skills and guidance by providing online studies, resources, workshops, and webinars to enrich all its members.
How have you found your time as an IFA member?
To be a member of IFA is very beneficial. This institute provides timely emails about what is happening in accounting. I have been able to complete some CPD, which is provided by the IFA.
What are your thoughts on doing business in Mauritius?
Mauritius is renowned for providing several benefits to potential foreign investors, consultants, entrepreneurs, and other industries. Our tax system is quite interesting, with a rate of 15 per cent for corporate tax and no withholding tax on dividends, no capital gains tax and also no capital duty on owned capital.
What do you expect from your career, the IFA and your country in 2021?
I always expect to strive towards improving my personality and skills as an accountant. The IFA will enhance my career path by providing me with the necessary tools through its platform. Given that my country has always met all its challenges, being a member will help me improve the whole citizenship.