Leadership Team


Muhammad Akram, CPA

Founder & CEO

Meet Muhammad

Muhammad is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California (License # 114908), New York (License # 122344), and North Carolina (Certificate # 37968) and leads the Firm’s overall practice.

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

Member Audit

Meet Ghias

Ghias is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York (License # 077913) and leads the Firm’s financial 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 including financial services, construction, non clearing broker dealers, custody audits for investment advisors, in addition to employee benefit plans, manufacturing and not for profit entities. 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.


Alex Cummings

Leader Tax- Alt Investments

Meet Alex

Alex has over 25 years in the alternative investment industry.Alex's primary experience includes consultations with professionals regarding tax consequences of investments in financial products, review of formation documents, advantageous fund and manager entity structures, appropriate tax elections and tax planning opportunities as well as review of U.S., State and Local partnership and corporation tax returns, withholding returns, and employee benefit plan returns. Alex is experienced in a variety of issues that pose challenges to principals and investors in the alternative investment industry.

Alex graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S.in accounting. He has been a presenter for Financial Research Associates, LLC's Hedge Fund tax conferences, CPE Inc's Advanced Tax Issues for Hedge Funds course, and Arthur Bell's Annual Industry Update.

Audit Team Leaders

Tax Team Leaders

HR, Admin & IT


Muneeba Atta

Chief People Officer

Meet Muneeba

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

HR Manager

Meet Ana

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.


Tania Mahboob

Client Relationship Manager

Meet Tania

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 Bajwa

Network Administrator

Meet Zainab

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 & Audit 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 by Hedge Week”.

Akram is a winner of “Best Audit Firm" by Private Equity Wire US Emerging Managers Awards 2024.
PEW Best audit Firm Award

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.