Mohammad Mirza, CMA, CFM, ACMA, Senior Associate

Mohammad Mirza - Senior Associate - Carlson AlightMohammad Ahsan Mirza (also goes by Ahsan, pronounced “eh-sun”) is a management accountant by profession (CMA) and holds CFM and ACMA certifications. He is also certified in Adaptive Insights Product and Implementation. He joined Alight in 2019 with extensive experience in finance and accounting, including cost accounting. He also has prior implementation experience in roles he held in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

His broad industry experience includes software (SaaS), professional services, software tech, media, manufacturing, and consumer goods including e-commerce. Over the years, he has led various projects, including systems development and M&A. He has also helped turnaround a not-for-profit and two technology companies by identifying cost savings technologies, outsourcing, and implementing other process improvements. In addition, he has held positions on the Institute of Management Accountants’ regional board, and has written examination papers and business cases for the IMA for CMA exams since 2008.

Expertise:

  • Financial planning, reporting, & analysis
  • Management and board presentations
  • Strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Financial modeling
  • Pricing strategy and sales support
  • Rolling cash flow forecast
  • Mergers & acquisitions-due diligence/integration
  • Identifying cost redundancies, including overseas outsourcing
  • Revenue recognition
  • Credit and collection
  • Sales tax
  • Inventory control
  • Breakeven and productivity analysis
  • Product and customer profitability analysis
  • Systems implementation – ADP, UltiPro, Concur, BPCS ERP, and Adaptive Insights
  • End user systems familiarity: Sage, SAP, PeopleSoft, Net Suite, Oracle, Avalara, and Salesforce.com
  • Software skills: Access, Excel Modeling, Oracle SQL, Hyperion Essbase, and Crystal Reports

Prior Roles:

  • Finance Manager U.S. business at Zwilling, a Germany-based company where he led the Adaptive Insights implementation in the U.S.
  • Consultant at Harry’s: Implemented Adaptive Insights at Harry’s in the U.S. and Eisfeld, Germany
  • Sr. Finance Manager, Amplify, a News Corporation division where he was an Adaptive Power User
  • Director FP&A at SASF, a NY-based not-for-profit