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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2009 :  5:39:04 PM  Show Profile
I am an ACCA professional level student. Next week I am flying to UAE for Job hunt. I know addresses of big four firms but rest I dont know about. Would somebody help me please. Actually I need addresses of all the audit firms operating in Dubai,Abu Dabhi and Sharjah.

danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2009 :  10:46:35 AM  Show Profile
Rabia if we apply from PAK do they entertain our application???
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2009 :  11:29:28 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by danish4

Rabia if we apply from PAK do they entertain our application???



yes they will.

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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2009 :  12:33:04 PM  Show Profile
mr danish are u comming to uae???
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Danyal Iftikhar
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
4 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  09:53:59 AM  Show Profile
Big 4 Rarelyy entertains anybody who's still a student !! They are not even considering Affiliates and Qualified rite now as the market condition in UAE is not so green as it used to be !! Moreover, if you have zero experience or a little, seriously forget Big4 !!
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  10:28:57 AM  Show Profile
Yes......... i am really planning to move from Pak ACCA market here in PAK is getting worse, even ACCA affiliates are not getting jobs
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  10:34:04 AM  Show Profile
MOOre stephens and sajjad haider both are ICAEW registered firm so i have decided to apply there first any one know there recruitment crieteria?????????
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  11:12:16 AM  Show Profile
call them up. but please dont forget to ask them about the visa procedure.
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  11:31:33 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by danish4

Yes......... i am really planning to move from Pak ACCA market here in PAK is getting worse, even ACCA affiliates are not getting jobs



i have read anothe post like this. is this really really true???
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2009 :  10:53:37 PM  Show Profile
None of the firms reply to my query.............
@ rabia
What is the best time to come in Dubai for job i mean when does audit firm start recruiting trainees
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Shahbaz
Semi Senior

Pakistan
293 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2009 :  7:11:37 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by rabia-k

quote:
Originally posted by danish4

Yes......... i am really planning to move from Pak ACCA market here in PAK is getting worse, even ACCA affiliates are not getting jobs



i have read anothe post like this. is this really really true???



Yes it is true. Believe it or not !!!
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2009 :  10:13:40 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Shahbaz

quote:
Originally posted by rabia-k

quote:
Originally posted by danish4

Yes......... i am really planning to move from Pak ACCA market here in PAK is getting worse, even ACCA affiliates are not getting jobs



i have read anothe post like this. is this really really true???



Yes it is true. Believe it or not !!!



so finally urs funny,sometimes ridiculous, posts have made u a heavy poster on this site. (just kidding no offence ) congrats to u
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Shahbaz
Semi Senior

Pakistan
293 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2009 :  01:06:57 AM  Show Profile
Thank you, thank you very much. . It means more to me to become a Posting Freak than becoming a successful professional.

Edited by - Shahbaz on Feb 06 2009 01:08:53 AM
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Shahbaz
Semi Senior

Pakistan
293 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2009 :  12:56:07 AM  Show Profile
Oye what happened to my ranking? :/
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Feb 09 2009 :  10:54:15 AM  Show Profile
can any one reply to my query....., whts the best time to move in UAE.........
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Ali_Hassan
Unregistered Trainee

4 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2009 :  02:12:16 AM  Show Profile
Hi Danish,
I am in Oman, quite close to UAE, here one of my friend say they recruit from June to December, not sure though!do get some advice by others in this,this is only for a bit of information which could be wrong, If u got a bit of refrence tht'll be good..Good Luck anyways!

Regards

Edited by - Ali_Hassan on Feb 16 2009 02:14:29 AM
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tariqab
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
48 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2009 :  12:40:32 PM  Show Profile
Danish

As mentioned by Ali Hassan recruitment period Jun-Dec, same is in UAE. But now situation is differ, not too many people are hiring as compare to the previous years, Here still situation is not very bad.

Regards
Tariq
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sheikh_sb
Junior

Pakistan
54 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2009 :  4:34:29 PM  Show Profile  Send sheikh_sb a Yahoo! Message
@DANISH
hows your result bro?
and r u in UAE ritenow?
found some articles of still tying to have them,
i am also a professional level student and intersted to go to middle east,
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2009 :  12:18:29 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by sheikh_sb

@DANISH
hows your result bro?
and r u in UAE ritenow?
found some articles of still tying to have them,
i am also a professional level student and intersted to go to middle east,



Dont ask about the result failed in all four paperz, i am still in PAK and still finding the articles , actually my brother is in Dubai, he also tell me the same that in dubai finding jobs in these days are not easy as it was so i am confused what to do, i think wajahathussain25 or some one else who is in same field can tell us whats real situation........
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2009 :  1:54:06 PM  Show Profile
Danish 4,

Best time to move will be September to Febuarry for Big 4 in UAE .

There is no criteria depends on situation the firm is facing. Depends on clients and staff level in the firm. Ernst & Young is best in UAE.

All the best…..
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2009 :  4:48:24 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Brohi

Danish 4,

Best time to move will be September to Febuarry for Big 4 in UAE .

There is no criteria depends on situation the firm is facing. Depends on clients and staff level in the firm. Ernst & Young is best in UAE.

All the best…..



what about PWC & KPMG?? i think E&Y only takes ACCA affiliates??
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2009 :  5:10:23 PM  Show Profile
All the firms take part qualified... Mostly at Assistant level...

My ex-collegue joined E & Y as ACCA part qualified. I have my assistants as Part Qualified ACCA's..

All the Firms are have Plus and Negative points...KPMG has more work pressure compared to other and it depends on which Office of Big 4 you join or Section...

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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2009 :  11:14:30 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Brohi

All the firms take part qualified... Mostly at Assistant level...

My ex-collegue joined E & Y as ACCA part qualified. I have my assistants as Part Qualified ACCA's..

All the Firms are have Plus and Negative points...KPMG has more work pressure compared to other and it depends on which Office of Big 4 you join or Section...





Brohi Part qualified(more then 7 papers cleared+1yrs or 1.5 yrs experience) or just 7 papers cleared and if you dont mind can you tell us that how much they are getting from big 4 at assistant level..
and thanks to all who answer my query .......
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2009 :  12:29:28 PM  Show Profile
Danish,

7 papers or 13 papers it is Part Qualified. .Experience of a Good Audit firms count specially Big 4 is preferred..

Further, it depends at what time you are applying, which mode you have applied (Online Application or Staff referral - this is the best ...

Being an Affiliate and applying in the Big 4 is safe bet but it is not a guarantee so always pray for your luck.

It is my personal opinion, application send from Abroad are hardly entertained compared to any candidate who is present in the country.

Assistant salary depends on which Big 4 you join and what assistant level but it should not be less than 5K .I have no idea for assistant level recruitment at this time although Seniors have pretty more chances to be recruited compared to assistants.

So focus more on your exams and become an affiliate. Then come to UAE when market is good for accountants.

All the best

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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2009 :  4:23:59 PM  Show Profile
quote:

what about PWC and KPMG?? i think E&Y only takes ACCA affiliates??



I forgot to mention PWC does not take Accounting test but the Technical Interview is tough.. All others have accounting test..

All the Best...
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2009 :  12:06:46 PM  Show Profile
MILLION Thanks to you BROHI.
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2009 :  12:12:35 PM  Show Profile
You are Welcome :))
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2009 :  12:49:18 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Brohi

quote:

what about PWC and KPMG?? i think E&Y only takes ACCA affiliates??



I forgot to mention PWC does not take Accounting test but the Technical Interview is tough.. All others have accounting test..

All the Best...



Mr Brohi could you please elaborate on the accounting test.
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2009 :  1:33:37 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by danish4

MOOre stephens and sajjad haider both are ICAEW registered firm so i have decided to apply there first any one know there recruitment crieteria?????????



Both take Part Qualified ACCA...Please note Mid Tier firms usally have binding contract for 2-3 years and you cannot move and violating results Visa issues for next employment.

All the best...
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Brohi
Unregistered Trainee

United Arab Emirates
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2009 :  1:42:39 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Mr Brohi could you please elaborate on the accounting test.



One needs to have strong financial accounting knowledge.

Actual stage is the Technical Interview which will decide the fate of application..
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2009 :  12:23:58 AM  Show Profile
hi guys,
I have got the job in Dubai...
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2009 :  12:26:44 AM  Show Profile
but after getting the job, I have very little time for studies...

Anyone thinking of doing job alongwith studies should keep in mind the problem which I've mentioned above
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2009 :  12:28:31 AM  Show Profile
I'm very thankful to you Ms Rabia that you told me about some audit firms operating in Dubai...

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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2009 :  11:07:43 AM  Show Profile
congrats , its very nice to know you have got the job. at present i dont work, but am definetly planning to work from next yr. what are the work timings ? y does it become so difficult to study?
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A.H
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
6 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2009 :  11:09:44 AM  Show Profile
hey Wajahat i just wanted to know where did u joined and how much they are paying ...??
bc is worth to go there.. ??? and earn as well... i dont want to fwd any burdern on my parents..
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mr.4hm3d
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
46 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2009 :  12:38:00 PM  Show Profile
hi guys, hows situation in uae now? is it getting better or worse?
do acca affiliates stand a chance to get into some small firm there? coz i hvnt recvd a call frm big4 in pk yet and now thinking tht instead of joining a small firm in pk its better to join small firm in uae, need advice, thnx.
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2009 :  12:07:51 AM  Show Profile
Thanx, work timings are from 8:30 to 6:30 usually. I'm working for Sajjad Haider and Company in Dubai. As far earning is concerned, I can easily support myself. And I am not worried about earning more because it's matter of experience for some years. A.H even in a very small firm you get as much stipend that you can support yourself. You apply to all the firms in UAE and if possible do visit and drop CV in person, that will probably more helpful in getting the job...
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2009 :  12:16:24 AM  Show Profile
After working hard in the office for 9 to 10 hours, you get tired and want to relax for some hours. Studying becomes really hard if you mess in the flat with your roommates and go to gym to maintain your health...
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A.H
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
6 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2009 :  11:05:13 AM  Show Profile
yeah you are rite.... its good to hear that. There is 1 more thing i just wanted to know how r the conditions over there and are you qualified acca or jus in middle of somthing ??
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A.H
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
6 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2009 :  1:05:12 PM  Show Profile
and also give me a average pay rate a month.. just in case..
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wonk.xags
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
49 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2009 :  4:36:37 PM  Show Profile  Send wonk.xags a Yahoo! Message
Dear wajahathussain25
May I get your cell number? I really want to discuss some issues with you.
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uzi_cool
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
4 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2009 :  03:30:02 AM  Show Profile
Hey wajahat congratz for getting the job... just give me an idea what ACCA affiliate may earn that is average salary by working in a small audit firm ?
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  01:34:33 AM  Show Profile
how long it take to find a job, well as u mention that u r professional level student so can u tell us how much sajjad haider and co is paying and do u have any prior exp. thanks
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  01:38:33 AM  Show Profile
wajahat u r really lucky, becoz condition in UAE are very bad.........well any ways congrat
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  10:48:00 AM  Show Profile
Danish keep trying
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  11:51:34 AM  Show Profile
Rabia I am trying from Pak, so chances are less............
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  6:43:39 PM  Show Profile
still keep email/faxing ure cv againg and again
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danish4
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
47 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  6:48:00 PM  Show Profile
I never FAX but email, dont ask after alot of try now i am considering to apply through consultant. Rabia can you provide names of some good and reliable consultant firms there in Dubai.
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rabia-k
Manager

United Arab Emirates
805 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  6:50:47 PM  Show Profile
NADIA CONSULTANCY is a big name here in UAE. check their website

www.nadia-me.com

Edited by - rabia-k on Apr 04 2009 6:54:49 PM
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wajahathussain25
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
16 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2009 :  9:14:18 PM  Show Profile
Conditions in Dubai are not ideal these days because of global economic crises rather it has hit Dubai the most, I would say. Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are not that much affected by the same....

As far Salary package is concerned, you earn that much to support yourself easily but if one wants to support one's family, it becomes difficult.
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uzi_cool
Unregistered Trainee

Pakistan
4 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2009 :  12:39:48 AM  Show Profile
but how much @ wajahat can u give us the figure plz
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