About us and our plans

Fraser Russell Limited is a growing UK based firm of Chartered Accountants which is registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) providing Audit, Tax, Accounting and Advisory services to a wide range of businesses  of all sizes in the UK. We are an authorised ICAEW training provider and hold the platinum award for Training ACCA trainee Accountants.

We have decided to open our new Accounting Services office in Islamabad, Pakistan from June 2023 to bolster our UK compliance services whereby some of our UK work will be completed in the Islamabad office. All our clients are UK based and all work done in the Islamabad office is for the UK clients only.

To assist us with the work in our Islamabad office, we are looking for two part qualified or ACCA affiliate candidates  least 2 years of working in a local Pakistan Chartered Accountancy firm.

You will be work on UK based clients under the supervision of the Senior Accountant/Supervisor.

What we are looking for

Due to continuous growth, we seek two Semi Senior/ Trainee Accountant to help with our UK compliance services.  To satisfy the needs of our UK clients, you must be able to prioritise tasks while adhering to strict deadlines established by the UK office.  For the appropriate applicant and subject to performance and immigration rules and requirements, there is an opportunity for employment in our UK offices via sponsorship once you become a fully qualified Accountant.

We are keen to hear from candidates that are either part qualified Accountants or ACCA affiliates that have had 2 years’ experience in an Accountancy practice in Pakistan.  You should be eager to learn from your seniors and show great interest in learning UK Accounting Standards as after all , you wil be working on a variety and sizes of UK based clients.

You must have robust attention to detail with the  ability to prioritise tasks and communicate across all business levels, Strong IT skills including Excel, any ERP systems experience (Oracle, SAP, QuickBooks, Sage, Xero etc) is welcomed.  Support and guidance will be provided to the successful candidate to work on our  compliance software that include Caseware, Rapport and BTC and therefore you must be keen to learn these software for career progression.

You should be technically strong, keeping up to date with adaptations in compliance standards that will not only help you with your work requirements but also your study.

Your written and spoken English must be of a high standard because you will interact with members of our UK office who speak English. Please be aware that the UK office does not speak or write Urdu, so your written and spoken English must be of a high standard. A clear pathway of progression is on offer in what is seen as a long-term opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial records (Bookkeeping) using various software (Xero, Quick book, VT, Sage 50 and Excel)
  • Preparation of main control accounts and trial balance in readiness for Final Accounts
  • Prepare VAT returns according to UK VAT legislation
  • Prepare individual’s personal income tax returns according to UK tax legislation
  • Prepare monthly and weekly payroll using our software, namely payroll manager.
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Assistance with UK personal self-assessment tax returns
  • Support with UK Audit work as and when required

What's on offer:

  • Base gross salary of up to Pak Rs 60,000 per month, dependent upon experience
  • Supportive working environment.
  • Future progression opportunity to our UK office on qualification subject to performance and immigration restrictions
  • For those that also wish to become members of ICAEW, then for the right candidate and subject to performance a training contract can be provided as requited to meet so eventually you progress to become and ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
  • Due to the adoption of work hours to UK, candidates are expected to work from 12pm to 9pm into account breaks and holidays.

Next steps

The shortlisted will be called for a virtual meeting or Zoom meeting from 10 April 2023 to 28 April 2023.  Those that are successful from the virtual meetings will be ask to attend an in person meeting in Islamabad from 11 May 2023 to 16 May 2023 when the UK Partner will visit Islamabad. 

All details of the meetings (virtual and in person) will be provided to those successful candidates at each stage in due course.

Job Details

Total Positions:
2 Posts
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Entry Level
Doesn\'t Matter
Apply Before:
May 08, 2023
Posting Date:
Mar 10, 2023
Diversity Inclusion:
We value diversity of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive fair consideration without regard to genders or socio-economic backgrounds.

Fraser Russell Ltd

Accounting / Taxation · 1-10 employees - Islamabad

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