2Our Foot Print“ Provide Unsurpassed Service which adds Premium Value to our Clients”
3IntroductionEstablished in 1979 we, F.R.A.N.T.S. & Co. Chartered Accountants, have the requisite expertise along with a strong local knowledge base and a professional team.We believe in delivering real value to our clients, we have the foresight, to anticipate and the capabilities, to address the emerging challenges arising from globalization and ever changing business environment.We provide a comprehensive range of business services in the areas of audit and assurance, taxation & advisory.We are operating through seven branches covering all the major locations of Pakistan and an international location in Kabul, Afghanistan.
4Who Are We ?VISIONTo be among the leading audit, accountancy, taxation and advisory firms providing relevant, sufficient and prompt services with the highest ethical, professional and legal standards.
5Who Are We ?MISSIONTo provide unsurpassed services of the highest quality, which adds premium value to our clients’ businesses, through a team empowered with diverse experience so that challenges of globalization can be met.
6Partners S. No Name Qualification Years of experience 1 Abdul Rauf FCA 322Farooq Dandia263Zulfiqar Nasir224Ejaz Rathore5Tausif Ilyas186Muhammad Talib177Nouman Khan148M. Faheem Rauf119Zeeshan AliFCA, FCCA10Mahmood SaeedQamar MumtazACATotal Experience in Years:184
7Branches - Pakistan Karachi Partner In Charge 504, 5th Floor, Business Plaza, Abdul Rauf AyoobMumtaz Hasan Road,Karachi.Telephone: +92 (021)
8Branches - Pakistan Islamabad Partner In Charge 32, Block 8, School Road Ejaz Hussain RathoreF-6 Super Market, Islamabad, PakistanTelephone: +92 (051)
9Branches - Pakistan Peshawar Partner In Charge 8th Floor, State Life Building, Zeeshan AliThe Mall, Peshawar Cantt.Telephone: +92 (091)
10Branches - Pakistan Sialkot Partner In Charge 2nd Floor, Riaz Plaza Zulfiqar Ahmed NasirParis Road, Sialkot, PakistanTelephone: +92 (052)
11Branches - Pakistan Lahore Partner In Charge 65/1, Garden Block, New Garden Town Nouman Razaq KhanLahore – 54600, PakistanTelephone: +92 (042)
12Branches - Pakistan Multan Partner In Charge 327-B, Gulgasht Colony, Multan, Pakistan Muhammad TalibTelephone + 92 (061)
13Branches - Pakistan Kabul Partner In Charge House # 3, Street 5, Sailo Road, Qamar Ali MumtazKabul, AfghanistanTelephone: –
14AffiliationsASNAFWe have affiliation with ASNAF, which is a group of accounting firms of the ASEAN region.FIDUNIONWe are a part of FIDUNION International which is a grouping of independent accounting firms from Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Middle East. FIDUNION has recently merged with Polaris and IGAF to become the third largest association of independent accounting firms in the world.
15AffiliationsPakistan Mercantile Exchange We are on the Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) Panel of Auditors courtesy of which we can carry out audits of brokerage houses. State Bank of Pakistan We are Enlisted on the State Bank of Pakistan’s Panel of Auditors through which we can carry out audits of Banks, non-banking financial institutions and asset management companies. Stock Exchange We are also on the Panel of Auditors of Stock Exchanges of Pakistan through which we can carry out statutory audits of listed companies & modarabas and system audits of brokerage houses.
16Accreditations & Training Partnerships Approved training Organization for:Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan;Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales,ACCA (Gold Category Employer), UK;CIMA, UK.Our firm was subject of a review by the ICAEW with respect to staff training and development in which we were highly appreciated.
20Services We ProvideWe follow a multidisciplinary approach considering quality control compliance through our professional staff to ensure the best service can be provided. Following is a list of our areas of expertise:Audit & AssuranceAdvisoryTaxation & Corporate Services
21Audit and Assurance Statutory Audit Internal Audit Cost Audit Due DiligenceInformation Audit
22Advisory Financial Planning & Consultancy Corporate Restructuring Gap AnalysisFeasibility StudyAcquisition, Takeovers & MergersDisinvestmentJoint VenturesCorporate RestructuringBusiness Problems DiagnosticsBusiness Process ReengineeringTransaction Advisory ServicesBusiness ValuationSetting up Foreign BranchesHuman Resource Advisory
23Taxation & Corporate Services Direct & Indirect TaxesIncome TaxSales TaxCorporate & Business TaxSESSI & EOBIWWF & WPPFPersonal Tax PlanningTax on ServicesIncorporation & FormationWinding up & LiquidationSecretarial & Corporate ComplianceIPOTax Audit
24Services Provided through Associates Through our associates, we provide the following services:PrivatisationsSecuritisationsMergers and amalgamationsIntellectual property / trademarks & patentsInternational Investment
25International Exposure Worked at ABV Rock Group KB, a Swedish venture based at Riyadh.Worked at Arabian Education & Training Group.Worked with European Union grant at Shikarpur District.Worked with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and to UN-HABITAT Pakistan.Worked for Lagan Construction Limited, UK for their joint venture for the construction of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.Worked for METRO AG’s management in setting up its Pakistan operations.Coordinated with China Petroleum Engineering Construction Company on behalf of Engineering Kinetics for finalization of sub-contract for engineering works in oil fields of Sudan.
26International Exposure Coordinated with Ranhill, Malaysia on behalf of DDFC Group for execution of JV for Engineering, Supply, Construction and Commissioning of Adhi LPG/NGL Plant.Assisted Engineering Kinetics, Pakistan for execution of Joint Venture with OZEST, Saudia.Coordination with Tobishima Corporation, Japan for execution of sub contract for construction of water filtration plant in Faisalabad.Conducted financial & systems review of five partners of Oxfam Novib, an international donor, in Punjab, Sindh & Baluchistan.Provided assistance in formation of representative office of DF Deutsche Forfait AG, Germany in Pakistan.
27Experiences, continue.. Experience with Donor bodies DANIDA; USAID World Bank;European Commission;Global FundCordaid;Agence Française de Development (AFD)MISFADANIDA;Norwegian Church Aid (NCA);Intercooperation / SDC;Christian Aid;Oxfam/ Novib;GIZ;Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Holland (BUZA)
28Experiences, continue.. IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS Performance Based Grants Contract (PPG)Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG)” is funded by USAID and implemented jointly through World Health Organization (WHO) and MoPH. The project consisted of 16 organizations implemented 26 different clusters in 13 Provinces. The total budget for the audit was around USD 25 million per year. These projects related to the running and maintenance of health facilities at various levels in the target areas.PERFORMANCE BASED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (PPA)Performance based Partnership agreement was funded by World Bank and was implemented through Grant and Contract management Unit of MoPH. Terms of reference included a sample of four projects implemented by 3 lead partners for the period from March 2004 to June 2007 with the total expenditure of approximately USD 22 million.
29Experience continue.. IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS Audit of SHARP and AHAPP projects funded by World Bank (On going Audit)SHARP and AHAPP projects are funded by World Bank and implemented through MoPH. AHAPP project was implemented through 7 implementing partners while SHARP project is being implemented by 5 implementing partners. With the total expenditure of approximately USD 42 million. These projects related to the running and maintenance of health facilities at various levels along with HIV interventions in target areasAudit of “Programme For Returnees Reintegration & Community Support In Afghanistan” having contract No. AFG/AIDCO/2002/0466The basic purpose of this project was to assist in the settlement of returning Afghan refugees in the areas of Health, education, agriculture and rural rehabilitation. The consortium was led by DACAAR and was implemented by 5 International organizations
30Experience continue.. ANNUAL AUDIT ASSIGNMENTS Hope Worldwide, Afghanistan;Norwegian Refugee Council, Afghanistan;Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA);Merlin Afghanistan.Intercooperation Representation Office- Afghanistan (ICRA)Cordaid- Afghanistan officeDen Denske Afghanistan Committee (DAC);Coordination of Rehabilitation Development Services for Afghanistan (CRSDA)Christian Aid.IbnSina Public Health Programme for Afghanistan;
31Internal Quality Control Our firm places great emphasis on quality so that our clients receive the best possible services. Vital to this is the internal system of quality control which helps maintain a constant level of excellence in services.EQCRPartnerManagerJob InchargeAudit StaffA hierarchy has been developed which ensures value addition in the audit assignment at each step of the way and it is as follows:
32Advantage of F.R.A.N.T.S. & Co. Among Top firms of Pakistan.Experienced & able partners who have the capability to address challenges arising from globalisation.Having truly national presence with offices in all the major cities of Pakistan.Both National & International offices having considerable experience in handling International projects & Clients.Partners are committee members of Accounting & Tax Bodies of the country, They are also the active members of International & national Business Chambers.Authorized trainers for ICAP(PK), ICAEW(UK), CIMA(UK) & ACCA(UK).