Hussain Haji  CPA, CA
As a Partner, Hussain thrives in helping clients with practical business solutions. He recognizes complex financial issues and is quick to identify factors that limit client's business growth. Known for his dynamic and motivating leadership, he is able to rally his team to achieve great results.
Hailing originally from Ontario, Hussain was born and raised in Mississauga with the exception of a five-year period in high school when he had the opportunity to live in Lusaka, Zambia. Determined to break the family lineage of accountants, he graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing in 2007. Through various roles and volunteer positions over his time at UBC, Hussain’s passion and desire to pursue a career as a business advisor emerged. As a result, he quickly returned to UBC after graduation, completing the Diploma in Accounting program in 2008. He wrote and successfully passed the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) in 2010, and obtained his CA designation in June 2011.
Hussain joined Rise CPA in June 2017, prior to which, he was a Senior Manager at mid-sized accounting firm, with an emphasis on owner-managed operations.
Hussain has several years of professional experience providing accounting, assurance and tax services to both public and private clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, railroad equipment supply, and mining & exploration. His passion to become a key driver of operational growth and strategic innovation has led him to not only ensure his clients reporting and tax compliance needs are met, but to advise and work with them through their long-term corporate goals and vision.
Outside of the office, Hussain is passionate with respect to volunteer service and social awareness. He currently serves as the National Program Director for the Career Ready Program with the National Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Canada, and is a board member with the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. He previously served as the Chairman for British Columbia of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board and sat on the Ismaili Council for BC, and previously served as Treasurer for the Vancouver Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.