Abraham Norteye Nortey was born on 7 April 1953. He attended Ada Secondary School and wrote the WASC in 1974. After studying for the Advanced level I exams , he proceeded to the then Institute of Professional Studies now University of Professional Studies, where he wrote the Intermediate level of the Institute of Chartered Accountants exams in 1984.
In September the same year, he started his teaching career at Chemu Secondary School, where he taught great young boys like Samuel Tawiah Fianko - Ofori who was a very clever student, later becoming Rev. Samuel Fianko- Ofori. Mr. Nortey continued with the teaching profession for some time. After ten years of teaching he was later attached to Accounting Associates; a practice firm to acquire some experience. He later proceeded to Central University to study Accounting.
He obtained Bsc Accounting Option, after which he worked at different places. The last place of work was Bomark Company LTD at Tema industrial Area. He obtained part 2 of the ICA exams.