Ahmed Shamsi, an Associate at SierraConstellation Partners’ Los Angeles office, supports directors in providing operational and financial restructuring and advisory services to both underperforming companies and companies in transition.
Prior to joining SCP, Ahmed was an Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche. His responsibilities included supporting and leading financial statement audits by identifying financial reporting risks, overseeing the implementation various audit procedures, and effectively managing teams of 2-5 people to meet strict reporting deadlines. Through auditing Ahmed has gained exposure to a variety of industries including Financial Services, Retail, eCommerce, and Manufacturing.
In 2021, Ahmed won the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award under the category of ‘Turnaround of the Year (Over $100MM)’ for his work with Alto Ingredients (fka Pacific Ethanol).
Ahmed earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA® charterholder and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California. In 2021, he successfully completed ACG’s Middle-Market Certification program.
He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFALA society.
Relevant Industry Expertise
Consumer Products & Retail
Industrials & Manufacturing
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- Facilitated adoption of new audit methodology to distinguish between private and public auditing standards in order to streamline engagement efficiency. Resulted in total hour reduction of 10% and increased offshore resource utilization by 25% that improved project margin and profitability.
- Spearheaded audit that generates one of the highest fees among nonpublic clients within LA consumer products audit group. Responsibilities include leading quarterly financial statement reviews, executing work with minimal guidance and supervision, and coordinating workflow effectively between staff/senior team members to meet strict client deadlines.
- Analyzed retail stores for impairment by performing sensitivity analysis on client’s DCF models by adjusting key assumptions (revenue growth rate and EBITDA margin). Resulted in a ~$500K finding that was communicated to the client.