1. Led by a Dari-speaking CPA

The Certified Public Accountant designation is among the most recognized and well-respected accounting credentials in the world. Matt has utilized his CPA license not only to do accounting work in the United States, but in a variety of international contexts outside of Afghanistan. Matt has lived in Afghanistan since 2013 and learned a moderate amount of Dari which allows him to better connect and relate with Afghans in a business setting.

2. Trust

Quest has been in business in Afghanistan since 2015 and has earned the trust of its multiple clients. Quest only hires and retains Afghan employees who demonstrate integrity and strong personal character. Clients can trust Quest to handle sensitive financial information with professionalism and confidentiality.

3. Standard Processes

Quest has developed a standard process for implementing financial systems in businesses and NGOs. Having a standard process in place ensures that all financial systems are consistently created in accordance with client needs while maintaining Quest’s standards of quality.

4. Long-Term Approach

Quest takes a long-term approach to doing business in Afghanistan through two key strategies. First, Quest seeks to recruit, train, and retain professional Afghans who are pursuing careers in the fledgling accounting industry in Afghanistan. Second, Quest is committed to the long-term success of clients and seeks to implement financial systems that can be utilized for many years. Quest creates systems that are carefully customized to meet each client’s needs, educates client management regarding the importance of the financial system so as to obtain their buy-in, and provides training and ongoing mentoring to the client staff who run the system on a daily basis.

5. QuickBooks ProAdvisors

Quest currently has active QuickBooks ProAdvisor certifications in both QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. Participating in the ProAdvisor Deluxe program gives Quest access to official QB training materials as well as full access to the Intuit ProAdvisor support team to ask questions and obtain support for any jobs that Quest works on.

6. Compliance

Quest makes every possible effort to comply with the laws of Afghanistan. Quest pays its taxes in full with honesty and transparency and strives to gives its employees their rights under the labor law. Quest goes beyond compliance and simply does thing right in order to cultivate a thriving corporate culture in line with Quest’s mission and values.