Umar is a principal for the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). He holds his master’s degree in financial accounting, articled with Ernst & Young in Toronto and Bermuda, and spent most of this career in the private sector as an accountant for complex hedge funds.
Umar left his role on the senior management team of Citco Group, the world’s largest hedge fund administrator, to jump into the public sector in 2011. Before joining CPA Canada in 2015, Umar worked as a senior advisor for the provincial government of Ontario.
Umar is a published author. His works have appeared in the Financial Post and CPA Magazine, as well as literary magazines across Canada.