Profile of Dr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea

Profile of Dr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea

team Dr. Abdallah Ali-Nakyea is a Director of Ali-Nakyea & Associates, a firm of Tax Attorneys, Solicitors and Consultants in Accra. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law where he teaches the Law of Taxation (LLB Programme) and Fiscal Dimensions of Oil & Gas (LLM Programme) at the School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon. He also teaches Taxation (B. Sc. Administration programme) and Taxes and Business Strategy (MBA programme) at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), University of Ghana, Legon. He was a Part-Time Lecturer in the Law of Taxation as well as Legal Accountancy at the Ghana School of Law. He was also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where he lectured in Public Sector Economics and Finance on the Public Sector Management Training Programme (PSMTP) at the School of Governance as well as Economic Policy (handling Policy Training Workshop) on the MSc Policy Economics programme at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS).

Dr. Ali-Nakyea has over twenty-eight (28) years working experience in Taxation, Financial Management Reviews and Investigations, twelve (12) years of which includes legal practice and seventeen years (17) of lecturing. He was an Assistant Tax Manager in Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers, (PwC)) where he handled financial management reviews & investigations, the tax affairs of the firm’s clients as well as being a Resource Person on Taxation courses and seminars organized by the Management Consultancy Unit of the firm. He was also a Senior Tax Consultant with the Tax & Corporate Advisory Services Department of KPMG. 

He has also worked as the Group Chief Accountant of BCM Ghana Limited as well as BCM International Limited, both mining contracting firms, managing the accounting system, tax affairs and finances of the company’s operations in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania and Guinea.

He also worked as the Tax Policy Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Revenue at the Ministry of Finance in Monrovia, Liberia. He is a Resource Person for the Parliamentary Centre, Canada, as well as the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) for the training of Parliamentarians and Parliamentary Staff of Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia in Natural Resource Taxation as well as Petroleum Revenue Management. He has also been a Resource Person for the German Technical Co-operation (GIZ) for the training of Staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority. He has also been a Resource Person for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) of Nigeria for the training of Management Staff of FIRS under the auspices of the World Bank. He has also been a Researcher for the African Tax Administrators’ Forum (ATAF) as well as the ECOWAS Commission on taxation, tax incentives and tax policies in the West Africa Region. He has also been a Consultant on Tax Expenditure Reporting for the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) under the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

Dr. Ali-Nakyea holds a PhD in Tax Policy from the University of Pretoria, a Master of Philosophy Degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics with Philosophy, as well as a Post-First-Degree Bachelor of Law (LLB), all from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also a Barrister at Law (BL) and a Member of the Ghana Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (Ghana) (FCIT) and also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) (CA)). He is a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Ghana) (MIIA). He is also a Master Tax Professional (MTP) of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT). He also possesses a Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option) from Kumasi Polytechnic (now Kumasi Technical University). 

Dr. Ali-Nakyea is the author of the book Taxation in Ghana: Principles, Practice & Planning and a co-author with Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor and William Kofi Owusu Demitia of the book Law of Taxation in Ghana. He is also a co-author with Samuel Addo of the book Public Sector Economics and Finance.