Farhana Kassamali, CPA
CO-CREATE | CO-DEVELOP | DELIVER
A Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors co-developing solutions with our clients at every stage of the business life cycle.
Farhana has extensive experience with tax flow-throughs, individuals, family groups, along with trust and estate taxation. She also handles consolidated corporate federal and state returns.
In addition, she is also heavily involved with recruiting at her alma mater University of Houston. She spends her time internally developing team members and staff through trainings and coaching programs offered at PKF Texas.
- Energy Services
- Health Care
- Professional Services
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX
Manager, 2019 – Present
Senior Associate, 2016 – 2019
Associate, 2014 – 2015
Deloitte & Touche, Houston, TX
2012 – 2014
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Master’s in Accounting
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Bachelors in Economics
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Why did you choose to be a CPA and/or advisor?
I've always liked the idea of connecting with people and helping them. I have a natural tendency towards details and organization, and the route to a CPA was not far from there.
What do you like best about helping clients?
When a client is confused about taxes, it's great to be able to offer advice and let them know they're not alone. It's always great when people feel better after you've spoken with them.
What energizes you about your job?
I love the growth I've accomplished while in this career. When I look back at myself even six months ago, it's satisfying to see how far I've come, which allows me to believe I have potential for more.
Where are you from?
I was raised in Dubai, but my parents are from Tanzania.
What do you do in your spare time?
Reading, shopping and eating.
What's your favorite season?
What's your favorite sport to follow?
Basketball, tennis and soccer.
Pink and gold!
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- Mark Goode, Jr., CPA
- Kelly Guise, CPA
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