Horwath Hussain Chaudhury & Co. Chartered Accountants, one of the oldest established firms of Chartered Accountant in Pakistan and represents Crowe Horwath International in Pakistan which is ranked amongst the top ten international networks of accounting and consulting firms with over 400 offices in 100 countries. The Firm has over 67 years’ experience in Audit, Accounting, Taxation and Corporate Secretarial Services (General Practice) as well as extensive experience in Management and IT Consulting Services through its strategic partnership with SageAccpac and SAP. HCC offers a wide variety of services across many sectors of industry as well as catering for the needs of the individual clients. The firm works with its clients to achieve prompt and practical business results. The scope of our services is categorized in three broad headings.
Horwath Hussain Chaudhury & Co. is one of Pakistan’s oldest and highest ranking firms of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants. Horwath Hussain Chaudhury & Co was established in 1947 in Lahore, the year of Pakistan's independence by Mr. M Hussain Chaudhury. In a very short span of time, the firm grew to a national presence with offices in Karachi and Rawalpindi, the two other major cities of Pakistan. In 1950 Mr. Hussain established the first accounting training center in Pakistan "Hussain Institute of Accountancy" which was recognized by the Government to oversee and regulate the training needs of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan. Subsequently, in 1961 Mr. M Hussain played a pivotal role in the establishment of the highly regarded Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), which endures today. In recognition of his services to the accounting profession Mr. M. Hussain Chaudhury was honored as being recorded as the very first member in the ICAP Register of Members, a register maintained by ICAP since 1961.
In 1997, in view of the increasing globalization of business and in response to the growing demands of the local market, the firm entered into an affiliation with Crowe Horwath International, one of the world's largest networks of independent accounting firms.
In 2000, the Firm launched its IS/IT consulting arm by becoming a value added reseller of ACCPAC International's (a subsidiary of Sage PIc) financial accounting and business management software. Within a span of few years, it had become one of the leading ERP implementation consulting firms in the region.
In 2001 the firm created a fully functional professional services business (back office) using state of the art technology to undertake outsourcing functions relating to accounting, payroll and finance for businesses based locally and offshore.
The firm now has 7 partners/directors and a staff of over 150 personnel, with the head office in Lahore and branch offices in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The Firm is one of the few Pakistani firms to be registered with public Company Accounting Oversight Board, USA (PCAOB) that regulates audit firms providing services to quoted US companies around the world.
In addition to our local and national services, as a member of the Crowe Horwath International network, we can draw on a worldwide network of independent professionals and their know-how. The Crowe Horwath network consists of more than 140 independent accounting and advisory services firms and 588 offices in more than 100 countries around the world.
As a member firm of Crowe Horwath International we offer comprehensive, international expertise in a broad range of business consulting practices, including assurance, benefit plan services, corporate finance, risk consulting, forensic services, performance services, tax consulting, and technology services.
This unique combination of our local and regional talent coupled with the global reach of our network provides us with the local expertise and global worldwide capabilities our clients expect and deserve.