By Sulaiman Abaje

Amidst the hullabaloo of joblessness, a brobdingnagian job discrimination, and dignity violation, shifting from certificate to skills becomes pivotal.

Mahmoud Yusuf Garba is a case study of someone who chose the path of freedom in a world full of disappointments, but abundant opportunities.

He is a prudent finance enthusiast who thought to be independent at a very young age.

Mahmoud Yusuf Garba is the founder Accureta Consulting, one of the leading Virtual CFO’s platforms.

And he’s the co-founder HBMM consulting.

Mahmoud Yusuf is a member of the prestigious Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) prior to starting his own firm.

He acquired his professional qualification with the ACCA between 2016 to 2019.

His other acquired professional certifications include advanced diploma in accounting and business from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants between 2016 to 2017.

Investment Foundations Program with Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA Institute), October 2020.

Certificate in Accounting Foudamentals with Corporate Finance Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the year 2019.

Certificate of Attendance, PML Advisory Services. 3 – Days Training on Audit, Lagos in the year 2015.

Mahmoud has vast working experience as an accountant privileged to work with blue chip company like Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Hotels (Transcorp Hilton Plc) (Owners of Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja And Transcorp Hotel Calabar).

He was Head, Finance and Records Mint Utilities (Facilities Management).

And he was Associate 2, then Senior Associate 2 at Ahmed Zakari and Co. (Chartered Accountants).

Born 7th of March, 1992 at Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Mahmoud Yusuf Garba speaks English language and Hausa language fluently.

He is a Bsc. Accounting (2nd Class Upper Hons.) holder from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State.

He has shifted from relying on his certificates to applying the skills he has enriched himself with through the years of painstakingly acquiring professional certifications in order to build his own empire as an independent entrepreneur so as to suffice himself as a job provider eventually.

Mahmoud Yusuf Garba is one of the few Northerners with the grit to shun stereotype, and put his creative mind to work in order to actualize his full potential in a digitally advanced globe.

And his mind has invested heavily in the opportunities presented by the recent Covid-19 pandemic, where he became one of the few individuals to invent a Virtual CFO’s platform.

Mahmoud Yusuf Garba is today not only a graduate of accountancy, but a young promising world class accountant who took years to courageously sharpen his skills as a Chartered Certified Accountant, and looks wonderfully ready to shape a bright future out of his skills as a professional and experienced Virtual CFO’s.

Consequently, this goes a long way to tell us that with the right skills, you can nurture a business and become an employer and save yourself and others many troubles.

In the midst of heightened hopelessness, and the difficulty involved in finding your equilibrium, especially as a youth, Mahmoud Yusuf Garba defies the norms, and has zestyfully upgraded himself to global standards of most sought after accounting resource.

He has refused the idiosyncrasies of the many idle youths, and the ginormous piles of rubbish who can’t make anything meaningful out of their certificate nor shift from certificate to skills.

And all of these boils down to the sanctity of shifting from certificate to skills, which cannot be overemphasized.

It’s high time our youths learn to blend in with the reality of the competitiveness of the world that surrounds us, where skills like honesty and the ability to decipher, analyze situations and provide solutions to problems or complications are what determines the worth of a man.

Please do accept my best wishes!

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