Who Are We? 


McMillan Woods Global (MCMWG) is a global network or association of independent local and regional firms of recognised qualified accountants and professional advisors. It was established for the purpose of providing members and their clients with the capability of furnishing a broader spectrum of accounting, auditing, advisory and management services at a cutting edge cost effective basis.


 


Our Vision.


The many offices of MCMWG are characteristically fully serviced offices with a typical recognised structure, which carry some common colour features namely, red, maroon, white and black. Each of these firms is fast growing as members themselves are “movers and shakers” which is evident in their individual characteristics. The localities of these offices are primarily in the Central Business District in each country and where the services are needed, these offices are spread across the country to better service its clients.


 


Our Mision.


Services rendered include but not limited to technical assistance in traditional accounting, audit assurance, tax consulting, specialised services such as fiscal management, privatisation support, litigation, Initial Public Offering (IPO), strategic brainstorming and planning, business valuation and even immigration application and the reformation of accounting systems.

Leadership

Hesham Elafandy

Managing Partner

Qualifications.
Bachelor of Commerce, Cairo University
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Illinois)
Fellow of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors.
Experience.
Worked with KPMG - Egypt for 35 years till July 2016. He has over 25 years considerable experience in financial, operational audit and internal audit assignments and Due Diligence Assistance for clients operating in Banking and Finance, insurance (life and nonlife) and other financial institutions in addition to other industries.
Head of Financial Services at KPMG – Egypt and Egyptian Cluster (Jordan, Libya, Syria, and Yemen) from 2002 till 2016
Head of Audit at KPMG - Egypt from 2009 till 2014.
Head of the committee established by the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) and The Egyptian Stock Exchange to set the Egyptian Accounting Standards for Egyptian Insurance and re-insurance Companies
Head of the committee established by Central Bank of Egypt to set the Egyptian Banking Accounting Standards and Credit Risk Assessment Rules.
Assigned by the World Bank to set the Accounting Standards and Risk Management rules for Commercial and Islamic Banks in Yemen.
Sector Experience.
Involved as an engagement partner in major internal and external audit services, Advisory and Due Diligence Assistance Involved in many IFRSs Financial Statements conversion.
Instructors for many accounting, auditing training course with many reputable Institutions including internal audit training.

Sharqawy ELfar

Senior Partner – Head of Tax

Qualifications.
Bachelor of Commerce, Cairo University
Member of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors
Master Degree in Accounting from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Science
Experience.
Sharkawy have significant experiences with respect to the VAT and Excise Tax, and has over 5 years of working experience in the Egyptian tax authority – 9 of which were spent working in The Large Taxpayer Centre which is the largest Egyptian tax unit for the 1500 largest enterprises established in Egypt , as a Tax Auditor for Sales Tax and Excise Tax.
Sector Experience.
Assist and advise clients on the introduction and implementation of VAT including (advising on the operation of VAT, Identifying issues that may impact the business , reviewing the supply chain and the operation process , Managing issues and provide remediation plan , recommending any amendments needed for VAT compliance, and Preparing VAT training presentations for client staff)

Gouda Houssien

SENIOR PARTNER – HEAD OF AUDIT

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Member of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors (ESAA).
Member of the Egyptian Society of Taxation.
Member of the Egyptian Chartered Accountant Register.
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Cairo University
Qualifications.
Gouda A. ELFattah is an Audit partner. Gouda joined KPMG Egypt and subsequently KPMG Riyadh in March 2013 and he had 12 years of experience.
He Joint McMillan Woods – Egypt as an audit partner and he is responsible for providing wide range of audit services to various IT, insurance, banks, telecommunication and manufacturing companies.
His primary experience lies with our large real state and construction and financial sector clients, which includes public infrastructure organizations, insurance companies and banks. He has extensive experience with audits of financial statements prepared under IFRSs.
Gouda engaged in audit for more than 30 local and multinational clients. Gouda has Attended various Auditing and Accounting Trainings in Middle East, he has extensive experience in managing various type of engagements which includes: Audit engagements, Agreed Upon procedures engagements, due diligence and internal audit service.
Experience.
Healthcare.
Retail.
Financial Services (banking, insurance, investment and brokerage).
Construction.
Investment Funds.
Sector Experience.
National Bank of Egypt
Allianz (life and non life)
Elm for Information Security Company
EFG - Hermes
Abdullah Al Othaim Market
National Agriculture Development Company (NADEC)
National Company for Learning and Education

Mohamed Sharkawy

Senior Partner - Head of Training and Consulting

Qualifications.
Researcher Master in Business Administration, Cairo University
Bachelor of Accounting, Cairo University
Arab Certified Public Accountant, # 2089.
Certified Public Accountant, Egypt, # 28,414.
Experience.
Managing Director, Activity Group Egypt
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Activity Group UAE
Chief Financial Controller, Ministry of Finance, UAE
professional development consultant, EY Egypt.
Sector Experience.
Sharkawy is considered as one of "Financial Education” leaders in the Arab world which focus on support entrepreneurs through providing consultations, training packages and workshops that help in the development of business and increase investment opportunities. Sharkawy is also the founder of the "Arab Accountants Community" website in 2005, that currently has more than 190k member and the founder of the electronic platform "Arab Governance Community".
Sharkawy is a certified board of director’s member by the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), a managing director at "Activity Group" and a founder member at "Arabia for Business Development Co.". He is also a member of the board of directors of several professional associations and institutions that support SMEs and spread the financial education.

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