Prior to becoming a Tax Consultant, Akbar worked for 16 years for the Indonesian Tax Authority (Directorate General of Taxes, the Ministry of Finance) from 1996 to 2013 and held many key positions such as Auditor on Tax Audit Joint Committee between the Directorate General of Taxes & the Directorate General of Customs & Excise, Chief of Service Section, Chief of Audit Section and Chief of Monitoring & Consultation Section in various Tax Offices.