In this section:
- Who We Are
- The Team
Pankaj Shah ACA – Director
After working with various City and West End Chartered Accountancy practices, in 1990, Pankaj set up his own accountancy firm (Kajaine) providing accounting and auditing services to small and medium size enterprises with an emphasis on business advice. Pankaj is Managing Partner and responsible for driving both the practice and future development. Pankaj is primarily involved in advising new businesses to assist them to set up correct structure and compliance with legal, Inland Revenue and statutory requirements. Besides Kajaine, Pankaj is involved in a number of companies at a director level and been involved in building them up into reasonably sized businesses, reporting a good growth in turnover and profitability. Pankaj is an Arsenal supporter.
Aman Singh FCA - Director & Head of Inward Investment
Aman is a partner in the practice, specialising in medium and large company audits and business advisory services. He advises a niche portfolio of UK subsidiaries and branches of international companies, several of which are listed in their local jurisdictions. He also deals with offshore tax structures, UK corporate tax and tax investigations. He currently handles a portfolio of UK and international clients and heads the Inward Investment team within the practice which offers a wide range of business services in addition to statutory and compliance matters. Aman is an Arsenal supporter.
Jay Shah FCA - Director & Head of Tax
Jay underwent his Articles with a medium sized firm in Central London and qualified with first time passes as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He carried on in general practice and has over 25 years of experience in practice, having acted for a wide range of SME’s. Jay has considerable experience in advising individuals and SME’s on all aspects of accounting, business structures, tax efficient profit extraction, personal and corporate taxation. He also has extensive experience in tax compliance including investigation and enquiry work. Jay is the tax partner in the practice and also runs a large portfolio of the practice clients. Jay is a Tottenham supporter.
Alex Sing FCCA - Head of Audit and Far East Division
In 2012, Alex joined Kajaine from a Top 50 city firm as Audit Manager and to head up the Far East division. He is responsible for the running of the audit department, which has expanded over recent years. He brings a wealth of experience with him, having acted for a wide range of companies from sole traders to European subsidiaries of well known technology companies listed on overseas stock exchange. With his extensive experience with Far East clients, Alex is well placed to offer advice to overseas established businesses on the unique issues that they often face, ranging from business planning and inward investment, through to UK compliance and group audits. Alex has recently become a Father and spends his spare time with his wife and newborn son. He also enjoys the highs and lows of being an Arsenal supporter.
Dhiran Thanki MAAT - Head of Accounting
Dhiran joined Kajaine in September 2004 as a Manager and has over 20 years practice experience. He is a qualified Accounting Technician. At Kajaine his work largely involves dealing with accounts and tax for small, medium and large owner managed and international companies. His calm and methodical approach to accounting and taxation has certainly benefited our broad client base and staff training. Outside of work Dhiran enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing most sports and continues to develop his strong sense of humour and wit.
Meesha Shah ACMA CGMA - Head of Client Accounting
Following a degree in Business Statistics, Meesha Shah started working with Kajaine in 2000 and is now a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA). She works with a wide range of clients across many sectors, in particular with the firm's Inward Investment division. Meesha specialises in assisting clients setting up in the UK for the first time. Meesha also has knowledge of a variety of accounting software and solutions and is determined to add value to our client’s businesses. Meesha has a passion for food and travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Yasser Al-Wakeel - Head of Middle East Division
Yasser joined Kajaine in January 2001, working his way through the ranks to head our Middle East division. He deals with clients from the Gulf Region, Middle East and North Africa with various business activities, including oil exploration, import export and inward investment into the UK. Yasser has worked hard to build the firms Middle East client base which has grown substantially over the past few years. Yasser has vast experience in dealing with owner managed enterprises and services a diverse portfolio of clients including some famous London restaurants and professional services companies in the medical arena. In his spare time, Yasser enjoys networking and spending time with his wife and child.
Sarin Shringi ACCA CTA - Tax Manager
Sarin trained with a Top 20 firm before joining Kajaine in 2008. He is manager of the tax department and works closely with the Tax Partner, Jay Shah. He has gained experience dealing with a wide range of clients, specialising in private client services. He advises on tax planning, investigations and disputes, compliance matters on all taxes; including capital gains tax, corporation tax, income tax, inheritance tax, national insurance contributions, stamp duty land tax and value added tax. In his spare time, Sarin enjoys playing football and badminton and is an ardent Arsenal supporter.
Bharat Shah FCCA - Head of VAT and Bookkeeping Services
Bharat joined Kajaine in June 2011 after working in a commercial environment for 35 years in various accounting roles. At Kajaine, Bharat is in charge of the team for preparation and submission of VAT returns. He has a methodical approach to work with an eye for detail and accuracy. Bharat enjoys spending time with friends and family and doing social and charitable work in his spare time.
Satish Shah - Head of Payroll Services
Satish Shah has lived in North West London throughout his working life. He worked for an international financial institution for 26 years in Actuarial, Underwriting and Marketing departments. He then worked in the Department for Social Security for 18 months. In 2005 Satish joined Kajaine specialising in payroll work for a large client base and became the Payroll Manager in January 2007. Satish is a Director of Kajaine Payroll Services Limited which was form in 2007 to offer a dedicated payroll service to a growing client base. Satish is a Liverpool supporter.