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Akram & Associates Featured in Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire

December 3, 2018: Akram & Associates has been featured in both Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire this week. Muhammad Akram discusses the firm's personalized approach to helping clients stay abreast of TCJA developments. 


Akram & Associates continues to focus on emerging managers and US family offices

The introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in the United States last December has been keeping tax specialists and accountants particularly busy, as hedge fund managers and family offices seek to best position themselves under this new tax regime. 

A Proud Moment: Ringing of the Nasdaq Bell

June 6, 2018 - We recently had the opportunity to share in a very special occasion with one of our clients: the ringing of the Nasdaq Bell to close the markets on May 31.

When we first began helping this incredible client, we knew that their long-term goal was to be listed on the Nasdaq. Over the years, we have done our best to help them grow and reach this amazing milestone.

Our founder, Muhammad Akram, is very grateful and proud to have been invited to participate in this special event. For many years to come, we look forward to celebrating future successes with this client, as well as with all of our exceptional clients.

Here are photos from the event:

2017 New Hires

December 5, 2017- Firm has hired Sheila Ashley, CPA as a senior audit associate.Currently, She has earned Master's degree from North Carolina State University in finance.

December 18, 2017- Firm has hired Hunter Wiseman as a tax associate. He has earned bachelor degree from North Carolina State University in accounting.

2016 New Hires

November 1, 2016- Firm has hired Pooja Sharma. She is Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and earned Master's degree in Corporate finance from Eller College of Management, University of Arizona.

October 1, 2016 - Firm has hired Lauren Colberg as an accounting and tax intern. She is working towards her bachelor's at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been living in Cary, NC since 2001.

Firm has Opened NYC office

January 1, 2016 - Firm has opened an office in NYC on 347 Fifth Avenue to service North East clients and grow the practice organically.

Firm has Expanded to New York City

November 4, 2015 - New York State Education Department of Licensing has given permission to open a physical office in New York state on November 4, 2015. Firm has expanded to New York City in the heart of world's financial center. Gias Khan will be the Partner in charge of New York office.

Firm's Name has Changed to Akram & Associates PLLC

June 16, 2015 - North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners has approved our Firm's name to Akram & Associates PLLC and Secretary of State of the state of North Carolina accepted the Articles of Amendment.

Firm Added a New Partner to Expand Its Services

May 14, 2015 -We are very pleased to announce that Ghias Khan has joined our Firm. He is a CPA in the state of New York (License # 077913) and has extensive experience in commercial industry. Prior to joining our CPA Firm, he worked at the regional CPA Firms SCF & Co., Anchin Block and Anchin and SAXBST in New York city. Ghias had worked on the 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.

Our CPA Firm Partnered with TKS Solutions

April 14, 2015 - Our Firm used pennyitworks software licensed by TKS Solutions to generate K-1s for the investors in the alternative investment entities. TKS Solutions is the firm that brings you the acclaimed software, Penny It Works®. TKS is a registered Microsoft partner offering specialized partnership and shareholder accounting solutions for the financial industry. Penny It Works® is used to manage upwards of 600 onshore and offshore funds with more than $450bn in AUM.

Registration With State of Maryland DLLR

December 23, 2014 - Our Firm (License # 41105) is registered with State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) on December 23, 2014 to serve the clients located in Maryland.

Registration With California Board of Accountancy

May 31, 2014 - Our Firm (OFR 289) is registered with California Board of Accountancy to service California alternative investment funds.

Registration with Washington State Board of Accountancy

April 30, 2014 - Our Firm (License # 6039) is registered with Washington State Board of Accountancy under RCW 18.04.195 (1) (b) on April 30, 2014 to service alternative investment clients in the Seattle area.

Registration With PCAOB

April 22, 2014 - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the "PCAOB') approved Firm's application for registration on April 22, 2014. Registration with the PCAOB brought an additional layer of transparency for the investors in the Alternative Investment Funds regarding the operations of our CPA Firm and position us to service Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), broker dealer, mutual funds and employee benefit plans.

Registration With NC State Board of CPA Examiners

December 13, 2013 - Our Firm is initially registered with North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners on December 13, 2013 right before the tax season and opened it's first office in Cary, NC.

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