About

A professional consulting firm established by its founder Mr. Shahriar (Sid) Iranzad in 1988. Sid started his career as a professional accountant in 1970 by joining the predecessor firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Iran, as an articling student, while pursuing his qualification. In 1974 he graduated the accounting and finance program with the highest marks and was invited to a formal reception with the Shah of Iran at Golestan Palace. Subsequently he attended a residential MBA program structured and organized by the Harvard Business School. He graduated from this program in 1975 when he went back to his sponsoring employer; Coopers & Lybrand (C & L) as a senior management consultant. During his consulting practice from 1975-79 he also attended a special Ph.D program in Business Administration designed and setup by two major american universities for the Tehran University. He graduated from this program in 1979 and was one of the seven candidates graduating from this degree course out of initially eight hundred.

Formal reception with the Shah of Iran at Golestan Palace in 1975

Following this era he moved to London-England where he registered with both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He completed the foundation stage of both Institutes and then proceeded to qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 1983. During the course of his training in London-England, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and became familiar with Tax Heavens and International Tax Planning including Reciprocal Tax Treaties.
In 1983 he immigrated to Canada and was offered a senior position with the Business Investigations Group of the firm of C & L in Vancouver-British Columbia. During his tenure with this firm he was raised to the position of Manager of Business Investigations and was sent to Toronto for intense group training. Following this promotion he also challenged the admission test of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Canada-BC Chapter (CAMC) in 1986 successfully. Until 1988 he was responsible for field administration of many receivership management assignments, look-sees, business plans, monitoring reports, risk assessments, litigation support work and en-block sale of business assets. In April of 1988 he joined the Sandman and Northland group of companies, a client of C & L, to assist them during a restructuring under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) as their group controller. Upon successful completion of this assignment, he formed his consulting management firm of Big 8 Management Consultants Inc. and subsequently in 1996 spun-off all accounting work into a newly formed company called S. Iranzad & Associates Accounting Services Ltd.

Since 1990 in response to major influx of new immigrants to Canada from Iranian origin Sid commenced his intense study of the Immigration Act & Regulations to assist his clients at the source. He is now a full member of the government sponsored Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). With this accreditation he is able to represent his clients in all levels of immigration courts in Canada and file immigration applications of all categories with appropriate Canadian Posts. To acquire this license he had to submit 20 practical cases, pass the entrance test, meet the background search requirements, attain language competency marks and pass the final examination.

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