Meet the team
Bilal Ahmed, FCCA, ACA
Bilal Ahmed, FCCA, ACA, is one of the directors of the company and is a big four trained accountant. He also holds an MBA from University of Glasgow and brings wealth of experience in large range of aspects within the accountancy and consultancy field. He has a wealth of experience in advising companies and individuals from small owner managed businesses to large PLC’s.
Bilal is very proactive in helping clients maximise their return on investment and devise a growth strategy. His passion lies in reviewing clients’ systems and procedures and advising on improvement of control environment to increase overall efficiency and productivity.
Besides work he is a very friendly, approachable and fun-loving person. He is an active player and follower of cricket and an ex-team member of sky diving club at the University of Glasgow.
Mirza Sonaver Baig, MA, FCCA
Mirza Sonaver Baig, FCCA qualified with Masters in Financial Management from Liverpool John Moores University, is a director of the company.
He is a highly competent and motivated Financial Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in providing bespoke accountancy services through private practice. He is well organised and proactive in providing timely, efficient and accurate financial information. He overseas various audit, taxation and accounting assignments across a wide variety of sectors. He also has the experience of assisting personal & corporate clients during HMRC compliance reviews.
His responsibilities also include managing staff, work flow and practice compliance. His specialist areas include:
- SRA Accounts Rule Reports
- Travel Agents Audit including ATOL Reports
- HMRC Compliance Reviews
Waqqas Memon, BSc, FCCA
Waqqas Memon, BSc, FCCA, joined MMBA in 2017 and has six years of post-qualification experience with 3 years being with one of the ’top 10‘ accountancy firms. He is an expert in auditing and financial reporting and has experience of attending audit committee meetings to discuss audit findings with his clients. He has significant experience in working with listed and large owner managed businesses in the property, medical, pharmaceutical, travel and service industries.
He is also highly experienced in helping clients transition to new accounting standards and implement strategies to support legislative and taxation changes. His ad-hoc consultancy projects, include helping clients to improve and upgrade their accounting software, with some leading to automation implementation.
In his spare time, Waqqas likes to read and volunteer for various charitable causes. He has also been an active playing member of the Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club for the last ten years, skippering various sides during his time.
Muhammad Mashood, ACCA
Muhammad Mashood is an ACCA member and joined the team in August 2018. He has over 11 years of professional experience.
Muhammad has successfully led and managed international finance teams in FTSE 100 and Nasdaq listed businesses. He is a highly skilled and motivated financial professional, well organised in providing timely, efficient and accurate advice on accounting policies and other technical issues. He has overseen many mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals, restructuring, taxation and accounting assignments across a wide variety of commercial sectors.
His specialist areas include:
- IFRS, UK GAAP, US GAAP Reporting and Group Consolidated Financial Statements
- M&A Due Diligence and Acquisition Accounting
- Discontinued Operations Accounting
- Management of the Internal Audit Process and SOX Compliance
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- Implementation of Financial Management Reporting Systems
Outside of work Muhammad enjoys reading books, swimming, running and going out with friends.
Ali Mukhtar, ACMA
Audit / Accounts Manager
Ali Mukhtar, ACMA, heads the social enterprise sector within MMBA accountants. He has more than 10 years of professional experience. Working for multi million pounds turnover charities he possess in depth knowledge of not for profit sector and the regulatory requirements.
Having his background in cost accounting he is always prompt to devise the right accounting and reporting solution for the charities. He operates with the theme “Charity Begins at Home” and always works as a partner to the social enterprise.
Kamran Inayat, ACCA
Accounts / Tax Manager
Kamran Inayat is an ACCA member who is responsible for accounting and tax compliance within the firm. He is experienced in working closely with individual and corporate clients to provide high quality, accurate management, and statutory accounts. He ensures that the clients are paying the correct personal & corporation tax by utilising all his research based ideas and knowledge.
Kamran is experienced in managing clients in various sectors including, healthcare, law firms, car dealers, insurance brokers, contractors, travel companies and many more. Having had broad experience across accounting and tax services he provides friendly and professional point of contact for clients.
Muhammad Harris, joined MMBA in November 2016. He has a BSc in Business Management from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Currently, Harris is studying for ACCA qualification and is already part qualified.
He is popular with clients due to his friendly and approachable personality. Frequently going above and beyond to assist them with their business accounts. On a daily basis Harris efficiently deals with the accounts, VAT and payroll for a variety of sole traders and limited companies.
Besides work he is married with one son. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, watching tennis and cricket. He has a keen interest in landscape photography.
Lauren Ives joined MMBA in October 2018. She has a BSc with honours in Applied Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University. But, developed an interest for working in the accounting & financial sector after finishing her studies.
Lauren is currently studying for the AAT Advanced Diploma qualification. Lauren helps with the bookkeeping, accounts preparation, VAT and Payroll for a range of limited companies, partnerships and sole trader clients.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Business Development Executive
Damilola Olaniyi joined MMBA in December 2018. She has recently graduated with a BSc in Marketing with Advertising from Edge Hill University. She has voluntary 3 years experience marketing for social enterprise projects for vulnerable people in the area.
Damilola helps with the marketing, website development, social media and admin for our clients.
Outside of work, Damilola enjoys performing and spending time with her friends.