Expertise

Tiller's team comprises international and Iraqi experts whose in-depth knowledge of Iraq enables clients to operate efficiently and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Key members of our leadership team are listed below:

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Rana Al-Munshi  | Head of Services

Rana is a specialist in corporate tax, personal income tax, social security, pension contributions and payroll, with over 15 years of experience in Iraq advising clients on these matters. Rana holds a B.Sc. from the College of Engineering of the University of Baghdad, a First Class Honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has a MSc in professional accountancy from the University of London. Rana heads the services for Iraq and has been with Tiller since its incorporation.

To contact Rana, email
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Karina Wilde  | Head of Finance and Outsourcing

Karina leads the finance team at Tiller. She holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney and is a qualified Australian Certified Practising Accountant. Karina’s background includes over 24 years extensive operational and financial experience in Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

To contact Karina, email
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Abdulkareem Taha  | Head of Accounting

Abdulkareem has more than seven years’ experience as Senior Accountant in the Petroleum sector. He has a bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Arab Open Academy in Denmark and holds an MBA in Management from Must University, USA. Abdulkareem has taken several oil and gas IFRS accounting specialist courses throughout the years and has significant experience in SAP system, joint venture accounting, cash calls, billing statements and reporting to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Abdulkareem oversees all services in relation to NGOs and has worked on audit projects in relation to several grants for nonprofit organizations.

To contact Abdulkareem, email
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Karwan Jalal  | Senior Associate

Karwan has over 10 years’ experience in the industry, with previous positions including Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lebanese French University and as a Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and IT at the University of Cihan. Karwan has also held positions as an Accountant within Iraq. Karwan holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom as well as Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and in Mathematics, both from the University of Salahaddin.

To contact Karwan, email
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Sabah Tawfiq  | Associate

Sabah holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accounting from the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. for which he was awarded a full scholarship and graduated valedictorian of his class in 2019. Sabah joined Tiller from EY in 2021. Sabah works on PIT and SSPC compliance for several IOC and Service Company accounts.

To contact Sabah, email
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Alaa Jaafar  | Finance Manager

Alaa joined Tiller in 2015. He holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and is also a Chartered Accountant (CIMA), having completed his degree in 2015. Alaa further holds a Global MBA from IE business school. Alaa has over 10 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, gained from varied industries. He worked in one of the Big Four firms as a Business Risk Consultant and in a Multinational FMCG company as a Financial Accountant for 5 years. He has extensive experience in the budgeting and forecasting area gained.

To contact Alaa, email
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Ali Ahmed  | Senior Associate

Ali holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has worked as a senior tax consultant for EY and Deloitte since 2018. Prior to that, he worked for a year as a finance associate at Hanwha for engineering and construction. Ali has more than four years of work experience specializing in tax compliance, advisory work, withholding tax and personal income tax in Iraq.

To contact Ali, email
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Hamno Abdullah  | Junior Associate

Hamno has been working in accounting and finance-focused roles for close to three years, including at an OSC, a research center, and a bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and speaks Kurdish, English and basic Turkish and Arabic.

To contact Hamno, email
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Nagem Raeed  | Junior Associate

Nagem joined Tiller in 2020 and is based in Baghdad. Nagem holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the College of Management and Economics at the University of Baghdad. Nagem works with clients and sub-contractors on all matters pertaining to accounting, audit, social security, Iraqi tax and payroll matters and attends at Federal and Governorate offices on behalf of our clients. Nagem is a member of the Iraqi Union of Accountants & Auditors.

To contact Nagem, email
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Abdulrahman Fikrat  | Junior Associate

Abdulrahman is a Junior Associate at Tiller. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. Abdulrahman has 2 years of experience working in finance and accounting roles and speaks Kurdish, Arabic and English.

To contact Abdulrahman, email
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Mohammed Al Hasani  | Junior Associate

Mohammed is a Junior Associate at Tiller, based in Baghdad. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Applied Science Private University in Jordan, a Business Diploma from Baghdad Business school, and is currently training to become an Iraqi Certified Public Accountant. Mohammed previously worked in the audit department of Big 4 firms.

To contact Mohammed, email
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Frank MacDonald  | Senior Consultant

Frank is a Canadian CPA, CMA with 13 years working in the Middle East. He is very knowledgeable regarding Production Sharing Agreements/Contracts, Cost Recovery, Profit Oil and Cost Oil, Audits and Management Reporting. He has worked in Canada, Yemen, USA, Iraq, UAE and Cuba. And has recently worked remotely for a Turkish NOC. He is experienced in startups, green and brown fields and as well as several years in the service and supply sector of the oil industry.

In addition to the above Frank is well experienced in mentoring national accountants and preparing them to take over accounting roles from expats

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Sarah Al Shamiry  | Basra Compliance Officer

Sarah joined Tiller in 2016. She holds a BA in English and is in the final stages of completing her Master’s Degree in translation. Sarah has experience in following up with Basra government offices through her prior work with Shell. Sarah follows up on social security compliance and other matters for clients in Basra.

To contact Sarah, email
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Marwan Ashur  | Baghdad Compliance Officer

Marwan is based in Bagdad. He joined Tiller in 2016 and follows up with government offices in Baghdad, including the General Commission for Taxes and the Pension and Social Security Office. Marwan has negotiated and settled personal income taxes and corporate taxes on behalf of our clients.

To contact Marwan, email
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Blend Kurdo  | Head of Business Development

Blend is a business development specialist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Engineering and Management and has over 4 years of experience working in sales and business development. Blend joined Tiller in 2019.

To contact Blend, email