Who We Are

KRA Chartered Certified Accountants is a modern, energetic accounting practice. We aim to inspire; supporting and encouraging you to consider your vision and realise your ambitions.

Our understanding of your business coupled with our dynamic financial expertise gives us the power to see beyond the numbers and provide the optimum solution to your requirements.

We have been advising businesses for several years now and our friendly team have the experience and expertise to support you and your business from day one, whatever issue comes your way.

Our services include the obvious stuff – accounting, VAT, financial reporting, taxation and financial management.
But we also offer much more than just the “usual” accountancy services too.

KRA Chartered Certified Accountants is a modern, energetic accounting practice. We aim to inspire; supporting and encouraging you to consider your vision and realise your ambitions.

Our understanding of your business coupled with our dynamic financial expertise gives us the power to see beyond the numbers and provide the optimum solution to your requirements.

We have been advising businesses for several years now and our friendly team have the experience and expertise to support you and your business from day one, whatever issue comes your way.

Our services include the obvious stuff – accounting, VAT, financial reporting, taxation and financial management.
But we also offer much more than just the “usual” accountancy services too.

Our Business Advisory, Funding Support and Virtual CFO services grew organically. We saw the additional services our clients needed – independent business advice, help to obtain funding, and much, much more – so we developed and created them, to meet the needs of the businesses we work with.

We offer a wealth of services to over 350 small and medium size businesses right across the UK, including start-ups, sole traders and limited companies who operate in many industries.

We work with small local businesses, all the way through to well-established family businesses, medium size progressive companies and franchise networks.

And we do it all from two locations, one in the heart of the Square Mile in London and another nestled into the West Yorkshire countryside, with an amazing team.

Our Business Advisory, Funding Support and Virtual CFO services grew organically. We saw the additional services our clients needed – independent business advice, help to obtain funding, and much, much more – so we developed and created them, to meet the needs of the businesses we work with.

We offer a wealth of services to over 350 small and medium size businesses right across the UK, including start-ups, sole traders and limited companies who operate in many industries.

We work with small local businesses, all the way through to well-established family businesses, medium size progressive companies and franchise networks.

And we do it all from two locations, one in the heart of the Square Mile in London and another nestled into the West Yorkshire countryside, with an amazing team.

  • Always Available

    We don’t switch off the phone as soon as the clock ticks over to 5pm. We’re available to give you advice whenever and however it suits you!

    If you like to opt for a Skype call, send an email, have a phone call, or prefer to meet face to face, just let us know.

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    If you’re happy, we’re happy. If you’re not, we want to hear about it – and we don’t easily take offence.

    We go the extra mile to make sure you have the service you need and want to help your business grow.

  • Professional Approach

    We are friendly, but highly professional. We require our staff to have top level accountancy qualifications – as well as top level people skills.

Our Team

Kashif Akram FCCA, BA (Hons)

Kashif Akram FCCA, BA (Hons)

Director/Senior Partner

Kashif founded the firm in 2012 specialising in both corporate and personal tax, advising a number of entrepreneurial businesses and their owners. His knowledge and experience span various sectors although he takes keen interest in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.
He regularly advises clients on strategy, business management, turnaround, mergers, acquisitions and sales.

Kashif also has special expertise in personal taxation, in particular advising high net worth individuals and strategic investors interested in Enterprise Investment Schemes.

Kashif is also actively working with several progressive clients as their virtual DoF and board advisor.

Formerly at RSM and the National Health Service, Kashif has over 14 years’ of experience in audit, advisory, assurance and financial management.

Rubina Khan LLB

Rubina Khan LLB

Director/Practice Manager

Rubina is the Practice Manager and the firm’s legal support advisor.

She provides a first-class practice, systems and financial/ credit management to allow for continued development and growth of the firm.

Rubina has previously worked with several law firms specialising in family, immigration and employment law. Her versatility and expertise mean that she facilitates and support clients outside the core accounting affairs.

Outside of work, Rubina enjoys spending time with her young family and enjoys travelling.

Asma Akram

Asma Akram

Senior Client Manager

Heading up the Payroll department, Asma manages a diversified portfolio of clients, from owner-managed companies to large businesses, also incorporating the payroll function of auto-enrolment.

Recently, Asma has been training up to manage owner-managed and micro entities on all aspects of accounting and tax affairs.

Away from the office, Asma is a school governor at a local primary school, assist young children with reading and enjoys experimenting with her culinary skills.

Zahid Mahmood FCPA, MBA Finance

Zahid Mahmood FCPA, MBA Finance

Senior Client Manager

Zahid is a Fellow Chartered Public Accountant and a highly experienced auditor. He has worked exclusively in the field of audit and public practice for over a decade and his extensive professional experience spans internationally where he has previously worked with several European and Asian companies.

His area of expertise is statutory as well as internal audits. He also has abundant experience in statutory accounting compliance and advisory work, where he takes keen interest in educating clients on maintaining records that reflected true and fair picture of their respective businesses.

Due to his deep involvement in audit, Zahid possesses excellent knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and also very thorough understanding of International Standards of Auditing (ISAs).

At KRA, he enjoys working in complex accounting situations, tries to solve ambiguous problems and is adept in figuring out a satisfying solution for the clients.

Mukhtar Adekunle Tijani ACA, MBA

Mukhtar Adekunle Tijani ACA, MBA

Client Manager

Mukhtar is a Chartered Accountant with more than 7 years’ experience in finance taking pride in producing professional services with high sense of responsibility. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Wales and Chartered Accountancy qualifications from Nigeria.

Mukhtar has previously worked with reputable financial institutions providing accountancy, tax, fund management and regulatory compliance services with tenacious work ethics consistently delivering operational excellence.

Away from work, Mukhtar loves spending time with his family and enjoys playing football with friends.

Jacky Xu

Jacky Xu

Client Manager

Having worked in both industry and practice for more than two decades, Jacky has developed extensive experience in accountancy, taxation and cloud accounting software while working with small owner-managed businesses to multinational groups, which enables him to provide KRA clients with hands-on support and advice on such matters as compliance and VAT, being reactive to clients’ unique requirements, tight deadlines and delivered with patience and understanding.

In his spare time, Jacky enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys cooking, working on his allotment and playing netball and badminton with his daughter and friends.

Kashmala Akram

Kashmala Akram

Assistant Client Manager

Kashmala works with our Client Managers and is responsible for providing entrepreneurial support advice to our clients across multiple sectors. Kashmala graduated in Law from the University of Huddersfield and has lived in the Middle East for several years.

She is responsible for providing back office support to several owner-managed, micro and medium enterprises and operate as a virtual Accounts Manager for multiple businesses.

Kashmala loves planes and long hauls and enjoys travelling back to the Middle East from time to time.

Shazil Akram

Shazil Akram

Accounts Assistant

Shazil joined the practice as a trainee accountant and is current working at KRA on a part time basis. Having studied Economic, Mathematics and Chemistry at A Levels, Shazil aspires to become a qualified accountant and is aiming for a university placement to study Accountancy and Finance.

Shazil supports the team as a trainee payroll administrator as well as with any ongoing bookkeeping requirements.

Outside work, Shazil is a keen cricketer and considered as one of the fastest opening ballers for his age group locally.

Kashif Akram FCCA, BA (Hons)

Kashif Akram FCCA, BA (Hons)

Director/Senior Partner

Kashif founded the firm in 2012 specialising in both corporate and personal tax, advising a number of entrepreneurial businesses and their owners. His knowledge and experience span various sectors although he takes keen interest in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.
He regularly advises clients on strategy, business management, turnaround, mergers, acquisitions and sales.

Kashif also has special expertise in personal taxation, in particular advising high net worth individuals and strategic investors interested in Enterprise Investment Schemes.

Kashif is also actively working with several progressive clients as their virtual DoF and board advisor.

Formerly at RSM and the National Health Service, Kashif has over 14 years’ of experience in audit, advisory, assurance and financial management.

Rubina Khan LLB

Rubina Khan LLB

Director/Practice Manager

Rubina is the Practice Manager and the firm’s legal support advisor.

She provides a first-class practice, systems and financial/ credit management to allow for continued development and growth of the firm.

Rubina has previously worked with several law firms specialising in family, immigration and employment law. Her versatility and expertise mean that she facilitates and support clients outside the core accounting affairs.

Outside of work, Rubina enjoys spending time with her young family and enjoys travelling.

Asma Akram

Asma Akram

Senior Client Manager

Heading up the Payroll department, Asma manages a diversified portfolio of clients, from owner-managed companies to large businesses, also incorporating the payroll function of auto-enrolment.

Recently, Asma has been training up to manage owner-managed and micro entities on all aspects of accounting and tax affairs.

Away from the office, Asma is a school governor at a local primary school, assist young children with reading and enjoys experimenting with her culinary skills.

Zahid Mahmood FCPA, MBA Finance

Zahid Mahmood FCPA, MBA Finance

Senior Client Manager

Zahid is a Fellow Chartered Public Accountant and a highly experienced auditor. He has worked exclusively in the field of audit and public practice for over a decade and his extensive professional experience spans internationally where he has previously worked with several European and Asian companies.

His area of expertise is statutory as well as internal audits. He also has abundant experience in statutory accounting compliance and advisory work, where he takes keen interest in educating clients on maintaining records that reflected true and fair picture of their respective businesses.

Due to his deep involvement in audit, Zahid possesses excellent knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and also very thorough understanding of International Standards of Auditing (ISAs).

At KRA, he enjoys working in complex accounting situations, tries to solve ambiguous problems and is adept in figuring out a satisfying solution for the clients.

Mukhtar Adekunle Tijani ACA, MBA

Mukhtar Adekunle Tijani ACA, MBA

Client Manager

Mukhtar is a Chartered Accountant with more than 7 years’ experience in finance taking pride in producing professional services with high sense of responsibility. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Wales and Chartered Accountancy qualifications from Nigeria.

Mukhtar has previously worked with reputable financial institutions providing accountancy, tax, fund management and regulatory compliance services with tenacious work ethics consistently delivering operational excellence.

Away from work, Mukhtar loves spending time with his family and enjoys playing football with friends.

Jacky Xu

Jacky Xu

Client Manager

Having worked in both industry and practice for more than two decades, Jacky has developed extensive experience in accountancy, taxation and cloud accounting software while working with small owner-managed businesses to multinational groups, which enables him to provide KRA clients with hands-on support and advice on such matters as compliance and VAT, being reactive to clients’ unique requirements, tight deadlines and delivered with patience and understanding.

In his spare time, Jacky enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys cooking, working on his allotment and playing netball and badminton with his daughter and friends.

Kashmala Akram

Kashmala Akram

Assistant Client Manager

Kashmala works with our Client Managers and is responsible for providing entrepreneurial support advice to our clients across multiple sectors. Kashmala graduated in Law from the University of Huddersfield and has lived in the Middle East for several years.

She is responsible for providing back office support to several owner-managed, micro and medium enterprises and operate as a virtual Accounts Manager for multiple businesses.

Kashmala loves planes and long hauls and enjoys travelling back to the Middle East from time to time.

Shazil Akram

Shazil Akram

Accounts Assistant

Shazil joined the practice as a trainee accountant and is current working at KRA on a part time basis. Having studied Economic, Mathematics and Chemistry at A Levels, Shazil aspires to become a qualified accountant and is aiming for a university placement to study Accountancy and Finance.

Shazil supports the team as a trainee payroll administrator as well as with any ongoing bookkeeping requirements.

Outside work, Shazil is a keen cricketer and considered as one of the fastest opening ballers for his age group locally.

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