Muhammad Akram, CPA
Founder & CEO
Before founding his own Firm, Muhammad worked with Big 4 and National CPA Firms. His areas of focus included audit, tax and consulting engagements for onshore and offshore alternative investment funds.
Because of his passion for Alternative Investments, Muhammad founded Akram | Assurance, Advisory & Tax as a boutique firm specializing in providing the highest quality service to this niche industry. Muhammad has worked with hedge fund and mutual fund administrators, and he has supervised all aspects of fund accounting and financial reporting assignments.
Muhammad has also advised investment companies on structuring and compliance processes as well as consulted on regulatory and tax matters. Muhammad is instrumental in the firm's marketing and business development activities and frequently speaks at industry events and conferences.
When Muhammad is out of the office, he likes to play basketball with his son, play golf, and travel across the globe with his wife and kids.
Bachelor of Accounting, SKANS School of Accountancy
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- North Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants
Ghias Khan, CPA
Ghias is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York (License # 077913) and leads the Firm’s commercial practice. Ghias earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting from the State University of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has worked with regional and local CPA Firms on audit, review, compilation, tax and consulting engagements for non-public companies in various sectors of manufacturing, apparel, real estate, law firms, retail and wholesale, in addition to employee benefit plans. Ghias is also integrally involved with developing enhancements and processes to service client requirements and procedures for operational efficiencies. He is responsible for quality control functions in our Firm and reviews every audit job subject to peer review.
Steven earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting from the City University of New York.
He has worked with regional and local CPA Firms on audit, review, compilation, tax and consulting engagements for non-public entities within the financial services industry, having extensive experience with Investment Partnerships.
Steven is also integrally involved with training employees, and reviewing audit procedures and documentation performed by the staff before it is sent to quality control for review.
M. Amjad Shiekh,FCA
Meet AmjadMr.Shiekh is a Certified Information System Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant.He has over 25 years of audit and industry experience, including Big 4. He manages audit teams, provides technical guidance, analyzes computerized information and documentary evidence, and for financial reporting of entities in various sectors.
Audit Deputy Manager
Muhammad Dawood is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with over 6 years of experience in diverse industries including financial services. He stands ready to leverage his extensive financial expertise and experiences to drive our firm’s success to new heights.
Audit Deputy Manager
Meet HamzaHamza Zahid is a seasoned Charted Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with solid audit and assurance experience. His role primarily involves conducting financial audits, delving deep into financial records and ensuring meticulous adherence to alternative investments industry standards and regulatory guidelines
Rashmi Bangera, CA
Rashmi Bangera holds Chartered Accountant Degree from ICAI, India. She has passed her CPA-US exams and is working towards obtaining her CPA License. She has ten years of experience working with large private sector banks in Finance and Treasury. She is a Senior Auditor with our firm.
Hamza holds a Masters’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Malaysia and is currently pursuing PhD in Finance. He is an Audit Supervisor with our firm
Rodney Tyler Allison, CPA
Tyler is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina (License # 1187893) and is an audit associate in Akram-Cary office. Prior Tyler worked auditing roles in utilities and environmental regulation. In addition, Tyler worked with regional and national accounting firms. His areas of focus included audit, and compliance for the banking, energy and healthcare industries.
Assistant Manager Audit
Saad Bukhari is an accomplished Assistant Manager in Audit, bringing a
wealth of expertise in accounting and finance to the team. He holds a
Certificate in Accounting and Finance from the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Pakistan.
His key skills include team management, problem-solving, and a deep command
of key accounting and audit areas
Assistant Manager Audit
Zohaib is certified in Accounting and Finance from
Institute of Chartered Accountant's of Pakistan. He has completed his 3.5 years,
Chartered Accountancy training with RSM Pakistan, a member firm of RSM
International. Currently, He is working as Assistant Manager Audit in Akram
& Associates PLLC and also pursuing his ACCA qualification.
Assistant Manager Audit
Ali is CA-Finalist from the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with a healthy experience exceeding 4 years in
various sectors, including financial services. Ali ensures precise financial
auditing and compliance. His keen analytical skills and commitment to
excellence make him a valuable asset to our team, driving success in the financial
Muhammad Ahmad Abbas, an ACCA-UK Finalist and
CA-Pakistan Finalist, brings over four years of experience in auditing,
accounting, and the banking industry. His previous audit experience spans a
variety of sectors, including textile, construction, petroleum, and retail
Ahmed thrives on tackling challenging tasks and
adhering to tight deadlines. He is distinguished by his meticulous attention to
detail, strong analytical skills, and proficient problem-solving abilities.
Senior Audit Associate
Mehmood, ACCA, is a seasoned Chartered Accountant with expertise in bookkeeping
and the financial sector. Graduating from the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants, Hassan brings a commitment to precision and compliance
to his financial roles. Explore the world of numbers with Hassan, where
professionalism meets passion
Joseph Przelomski recently graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelors degree in accounting. He started as an intern during his last semester of college and since graduating he has joined the accounting firm as a full-time auditor.
Waqas Ahmed, ACCA
Waqas Ahmed is a Tax Supervisor in our firm’s Asia Office. He has more than four years of Tax experience from A. F. Ferguson & Co. He has done Masters of Economics and ACCA graduate from SKANS school of Accountancy.
Hao is a seasoned professional, has passed CPA Exam and providing a robust foundation for work. He is sharp and motivated guy and playing a pivotal role in driving financial success across various professional capacities.
Senior Tax Associate
brings a rich and diverse background to the table, with a solid foundation of multiple
years’ experience in ERP as a Functional Consultant. He is working as a Senior
Tax Associate with Akram and aims to continue to leverage his expertise,
ensuring compliance and delivering strategic tax solutions. His focus on job
reflects a commitment to continuous growth and adaptability across various
domains within the business landscape
Duncan Bullins, CPA
Duncan Bullins is a seasoned and certified CPA professional in state of North Carolina (License # 46929)). Educational background includes an MBA and a BA in Finance and Accounting, providing a robust foundation for work. With over six years of hands-on experience in the accounting industry, he played a pivotal role in driving financial success across various professional capacities.
Amir Sohail is an Associated Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), graduated from Skans School of Accountancy. He is talented and hardworking guy has 1 good year experience in US taxation. he is working in Akram as a tax associate.
Meet AsadAsad Hussain, an affiliated Associate Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and graduate from Punjab University (PAK) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, brings a robust skill set in financial analysis, budgeting, and taxation. With 1 year of industry experience and an additional year specializing in US taxation.
HR, Admin & IT
Chief People Officer
Muneeba has earned a Masters degree in English Literature from University of Punjab, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and A+ Certified Computer Service Technician from Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland. She is responsible for generating performance reports, profitability, and revenue trends in addition to verifying the accuracy of accounting records / documents and maintain financial and business transaction documentation.
Ana D'Occhio is the HR Manager with the firm. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing. She brings recent experience as a Senior Care partner, focusing on customer and partner satisfaction.
When not at work Ana enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family.
Client Relationship Manager
Tania Mahboob is a Client Relationship Manager with Akram. She earned her Honors Bachelor's degree in Finance from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She has more than seven years experience in the customer relations department of a large commercial bank and other commercial organizations.
Zainab is Akram's Network Administrator She has done MIT from University of the Punjab(Pak) and Microsoft Certified Azure(Fundamentals) Expert. She is responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting Company Networks along with Security Implementation.
Zainab has four kids and enjoys spending time with her family.
Best Accounting Firm | Start-up & Emerging Funds
Akram is a winner in the Hedgeweek Americas Awards for consecutive 3 years 2021, 2022, and 2023
"We have been voted “Best Accounting Firm for Start-up & Emerging Funds”.
Contact Us for Investment Fund Accounting Solutions
We understand that clients in the Alternative Investments arena are extremely prudent. At Akram, we provide high-end, tailored fund accounting services with careful planning and an unmatched responsiveness that only a boutique accounting firm like ours can deliver. Contact us today to learn more about our specialized assurance, advisory, and tax services for hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, private equity and venture capital funds, digital asset funds, insurance dedicated funds, real estate funds, day traders, investors, family offices, and high net worth individuals.