- Lecturer, Accounting
Pedram Khoshakhlagh is a Digital Transformation Strategist who leads development of automation processes for his clients. This includes process automation for preparing and reviewing tax returns and financial reports, and technology enablement of staff. Pedram is the Founder and Managing Director of PSK Consulting Services (https://www.pskconsultingservices.com/).
Pedram is a trained engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (The Cooper Union). Pedram also holds a Master’s degree in Public Accounting from Mercy University and graduated at the top of his class with various awards such as NYSSCPA Superior Scholar and IMA Certificate of Achievement.
Pedram gained over ten years of engineering experience before joining the financial and accounting industry to focus on data automation and data analytics. Pedram was among the first generation of engineers who worked on a data driven methodology called BIM (Building Information Modeling). Studying accounting assisted Pedram to recognize opportunities in data automation and data analytics in the financial and corporate world.
Joining professional services giant PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) allowed Pedram to lead outstanding and novel projects such as End-to-end Indirect Tax Automation which enables users to prepare tax returns without manual data processing.
Pedram has been teaching Accounting Information Systems (AIS) at Mercy University since 2015. He believes academia and industry should work alongside to train future leaders and address existing challenges; therefore, in the AIS course he incorporates advanced data analytics applications and techniques into the course material along with conventional academic materials.
- Master of Science (M.S.), Accounting, Mercy University
- Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Civil Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art