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To meet our clients’ highest expectations is our standard… to exceed them is our goal!
Philip McMillanWoods Chartered Accountants (formerly Al Shaikh Auditing) was incorporated in the year 2001 by Mr. Thomas Philip – the Managing Partner.

During the initial years, PMcM was mainly focused on only Auditing Services. But soon afterwards started specializing in other areas as well such as Accounting, Taxation, Consulting etc. Our network, McmillanWoods International is a multidisciplinary global association of chartered accountants, tax advisers and business consultants spread across the globe in over 77 countries with more than 250 offices and growing.


This created an international brand image for us which further increased our already well established reputation. The firm has seen the UAE evolve from a barren desert to one of the most advanced and leading global players. To cope with the ever – increasing demand of professional expertise, PMcM was quick to adapt to changing circumstances and expand their resource base and today serve clients in almost all the different industries that are currently active in the UAE Market.

What Makes Us Different?


We believe in continuous learning and updating both in the way we add values to our clients and in equipping our people with modern developments in the profession. This has enabled us to empower our people with the right mindsets and skills to navigate what’s tomorrow, become the exceptional leaders the world needs, pursue careers as distinct as they are and build their own exceptional PMcM experiences.

PMcM is not just a traditional audit firm. We go beyond – we are problem solvers! In today’s world the stakeholders in every industry are increasingly coming from non – finance background which makes it more important than ever to ensure that they understand financial data and its implications on their decision making. Breaking down complex financial information to make it more comprehensive and easier to understand is one of our core strengths. We use this to develop a close – knit relation with the top management and investors of all our clients to help them understand their financial performances and financial positions better. In doing so, we help them identify their key performance indicators, cost drivers and value creators which is then leveraged to take effective strategic decisions.


We will help you understand your financial equation and find the solution that is right for you


Our Leadership

Our top-level management has a unique blend of experience and youth that allows us to provide solutions based on both decades of diverse experience as well as the current and modern developments within the profession.

Leadership Team – UAE


Thomas Philip FCA

Certified Auditor (UAE) – Managing Partner

Thomas Philip is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Certified Auditor in the United Arab Emirates. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has been in practice of the profession since 1978. He is the founder of Philip McMillanWoods Chartered Accountants (formerly Al Shaikh Auditing) in 2001 and has been exposed thoroughly to the accounting and finance environment in UAE. His expertise covers statutory audit, internal audit and consulting services.

Suhaila Haji Akbar Mohammad

Certified Auditor (UAE) - Partner

Suhaila Haji Akbar Mohammad is a Certified Auditor in United Arab Emirates with over 23 years of experience in Accounts & Finance. During her extensive career she held various positions in the UAE Government Sector (RTA and Dubai Municipality). Key highlights of the roles and responsibilities held by her included: providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team, providing strategic recommendations to the Top – level management and members of the executive management team, advising on long term business and financial planning, establishing and developing relations with senior management, external partners and stakeholders.


Abraham K. Mathew FCA

Certified Auditor (UAE), Partner

Abraham K Mathew is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 38 years of experience in auditing, business consultancy, data analytics and taxation in both UAE and Oman. His vast and diverse experience makes him an expert in various matters especially those related to International Financial Reporting Standards, with a particular focus on interpretation and disclosures and International Standards on Auditing along with expert knowledge of CaseWare auditing software. He has expertise in performing high – financial analysis and proficient in implementing online accounting systems & accounting packages. He had been part of the executive committee of ICAI Oman Chapter during 1992-93.

Shajeem Hussain


Shajeem Hussain is a qualified professional with over 20 years of experience in the Audit & Assurance Industry. He is a subject matter expert in areas such as External Audit, Company Formation and Liquidation, VAT Consultancy, Internal Control Compliance, Corporate Structuring and Financial Planning etc. Over the years he has helped several entrepreneurs and established businesses overcome challenges and achieve success by providing timely and effective advise suited to their circumstances. Before joining PMcM he was working as the Audit Manager at Kreston Menon Chartered Accountants for several years.


Arjun Ravi FCCA, UAECA


Arjun Ravi is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – UK and Accountants & Auditors Association – UAE with over a decade of experience in Audit, Accounting and Finance Industry. His core expertise is in External and Internal Audits of Companies in varied industries such as: Manufacturing, Construction, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, General Trading, Restaurants and Hotels, Insurance, Service Sector, Real Estate etc. His other prolific professional exposures relate to Due-Diligence & Business Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Fraud Investigations and other Agreed Upon Procedure Engagements for several large and small entities. He is also a subject matter expert in IFRS, Economic Substance Regulations (ESR), Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) Regulations, Anti – Money Laundering Regulations (AML), US GAAP & FRS – 102 (UK GAAP). Before joining PMcM, he was leading the Finance Team at ‘Halliburton Worldwide Ltd’ for its oil and gas operations in UK, India, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus and Malaysia.

Leadership Team – Global

Dato’ Seri Dr. Raymond Liew

President – McMillan Woods Global

Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia (IIAM) and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – UK. He has served as a corporate advisor with many years of extensive work experience with professional firms and multi-national companies in brand repositioning, insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate tax planning, investigative reviews and VAT/GST related exercises; and has since assisted in numerous corporate turnarounds. He is a regular writer of technical articles and a frequent speaker at various professional seminars, conferences and training programmes. He is a Trustee of the Malaysian Accountancy Research & Education Foundation and is also an adjudicator for the National Annual Corporate Report Awards for the past many years.


Jayapal Ramasamy

Deputy President – McMillan Woods Global

Jayapal Ramasamy is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singapore, the Institute of Certified Management Consultants and Certified Public Accountant, Australia. He played an important role in developing the McMillan Woods International Network, particularly in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Srilanka.  He is an educationist in various institutions and is still very actively involved in the development of the accounting and academic profession. He has assisted in many publications of technical issues mainly concerning audit & assurance compliance, taxation etc. He also lectures extensively and conducts professional seminars in various technical areas related to the audit and accounting profession. His industry expertise covers business and academic associations, listing exercises in overseas countries, tax legislative changes, government audits etc.


Why Choose Us?

We are the service providers for several of our clients for more than 10 years

Having played a pivotal role in their growth path as we helped them transform from small scale businesses to big players in the market today. Our foundation was built on the belief of our clients over the past years. Ensuring committed services, quality and customer-centric approach has always been at the core. At PMcM, we adhere to International Standards and take responsibility to ensure regulatory compliances and to evaluate the 3 E’s (Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness) associated with business activities and operations so that business owners can focus on their core business.

The following principles are embedded in all our services:

Transparency and a positive attitude
Willingness to be innovative
Professionalism and committed performance
Passion and righteousness
Problem solving

Our Purpose

Our Philosophy and Service Model has been designed using the highest standards that are consistent with the modern developments in the Auditing and Accounting Industry. In doing so, we try to find the connection between Industry Standards, clients’ highest expectations and where we believe we can go beyond and funnel all of our efforts to help drive them to our clients’ highest expectations and then pave the way to greater heights with their ambitions as the final destination.

Our Ethics

We are governed by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Code of Ethics and Conduct. Our Board of Directors uphold the core principles of:

Professional Competence and due care
Professional behavior

Global Presence

Broader network, deeper presence…

As an independent member of McMillanWoods International, we have around 77 associate offices worldwide. We share McMillanWoods’ vision of continuously scaling new heights and embracing the mission “Professionalism at the Forefront” with the focus to meet global challenges of tomorrow. The emphasis is always on providing our clients cost effective and efficient services of the highest standards.