Dr. Awwad Alnesafi

Acting Director of EMBA / Associate Professor of Accounting

Biography

Dr. Awwad is associate professor at Al Yamamah University. He is the accounting program coordinator at the College of Business, Chair f the Appeal Committee and member of the College of Business Council.

Before joining Al Yamamah University, Dr. Awwad was an associate professor of accounting and the Chair of the Academic Programs at the American International University in Kuwait. He served in key administrative and leadership positions, such as Program Coordinator-Business Studies at Arab Open University, and member of International Advisory Board Frankfurt International Consulting, Germany. As well, he served on the Scientific Committee and Research and Development Committee at Arab Open university.

 

Dr. Awwad is an IFRS expert as he has been teaching IFRS based curriculum since 2014 at Arab Open University and American International University. He is an approved Trainer of IFRS for Ministry of Finance and the Tax Authority in Kuwait. He has about 12 years of experience in teaching and consulting services His expertise can be summarized in the following areas:

  • IFRS
  • Accounting, financial reporting,
  • Strategic financial analysis and capital budgeting
  • Business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and financial consolidations
  • Strategic costing and activity-based cost management systems

Dr. Awwad has a Ph.D. in accounting and finance from university of Essex, United Kingdom, 2010. As well, he has a master degree in accountancy with finance and banking minor from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2001. His research interests include: Accounting in Developing and Emerging Economies, and International Financial Reporting Standards.

Dr. Awwad is frequently invited by local and International cable TV stations such as CNBC and SkyNews to participate in discussions of areas, ranging from economic issues to public policies.

Publications

Work in Progress

Alnesafi A (2021) ‘A Political Economy of Budget Reforms in Kuwait

 RESEARCH PAPER

  1. Alsharari N, Al-Omari A & Alnesafi A (2020) ‘Costs Allocation Practices and Operations Management in the Hotels Industry: Evidence from UAE”, International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 14(5): 512-545
  2. Al-Mansour, J. and Al-Nesafi, A. (2019). ‘Influence of Shared Knowledge in Accounting Departments when Implementing Organizational Strategies: Kuwait as a Case Study’. International Journal on Emerging Technologies, 10(4): 222–232.
  3. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi (2019), ‘Budget Reforms in Developing Countries: A Political Economy of Accounting Change’ GAW Finance and Economics Conference: Paris, Dec. 20-21, 2019.
  4. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi (2018), ‘Examining cost accounting systems practices in commercial banks: evidence from Kuwait’ Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 22 (4). P.1.
  5. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi and Dr. Ahmad Al-Omari (20018) ‘Exploring the development of the accounting profession in Kuwait: an institutional work analysis’ Problems and Perspectives in Management,16(3), 285-301.
  6. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi (2018), ‘Blending learning and accounting education in Kuwait: An analysis of Social Construction of Technology’. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 22 (3). P.1
  7. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi, Dr. Stephen Kasumba and Dr. Hamed A. Alduaina (2016) ‘Global Capitalism and Predatory Practices of Transnational Corporations in Developing Countries’ Accountancy Business and the Public Interest V. 15, P. 61.
  8. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi and Dr. Stephen Kasumba (2016), ‘Globalisation and the Adoption of Budget Reforms in Developing Countries: Key Evidence from Kuwait and Uganda’ Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, V. 15, P. 16.
  9. Dr. Awwad Alnesafi, Dr. Stephen Kasumba and Dr. Hamed A. Alduaina (2015), ‘Neo-Liberal Public Sector Reforms and Global Electric Capitalism in Selected Arab States and Sub-Sahara African Countries’ Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, V. 14, P. 147

 

Training

 

-Certified International Financial Accountants Training Program (CIFA), Sponsored by Institute of Certified Business Consultants and Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 11-22 April 2021.

Accounting- Tools for Business Decision Making, Public Authority of Manpower, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 21-25 March 2021.

Accounting implications of the effects of coronavirus, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 21-25 March 2021.

Certified International Financial Accountants Training Program (CIFA), Sponsored by Institute of Certified Business Consultants and Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 17-21 January 2021.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Training Program for Tax Authority Department, Ministry of Finance, from 21-25 April 2019.

Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 5-16 May 2019

Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 19-30 May 2019

- Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 9-19 June 2019

Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 30 June-11 July 2019

Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 14-23 July 2019

Financial Accounting Training and Practices for New Graduate Members in Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA) from 13-17 October 2019

Conferences

− GAW Finance and Economics Conference: Dec. 20-21, 2019, Paris.

− KWAA 6th Conference on Challenges and the Future for Accounting and Auditing, Kuwait, 5th of December 2018. Kuwait Chamber of Commerce.

− Europe’s Financial Landscape After Brexit and Germany’s Increasing Role, Frankfurt Main Finance and Kuwait Banking Association. Kuwait, 4th of December 2018.

− Training of Trainers, Arab Open University, Kuwait Branch, 29 July 2018.

− VAT in the GCC Workshop, Kuwait, May 1st, 2018.

− Kuwait VAT Conference, Kuwait, May2ed & 3ed, 2018

− International Conference on Innovation and Economic Diversification in GCC’s National Development Plans (IED18), March 2018

− Constructive Feedback Workshop, Arab Open University, February 15th, 2018.

− Virtual Classroom Training Program, Arab Open University, September 19th, 2017.

− Mooc-LMS Workshop, Arab Open University, September 22nd, 2016.

Teaching

Current Teaching

  • PGRD 495-Accounting and Finance Fundamentals for MBA
  • ACC 418: Advance Financial Accounting
  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting

Graduate Teaching

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Advance Financial Accounting.
  • Auditing Theory and Practice.

Service and Administrative Experience

  • Chair for Academic Programs, American International University, Kuwait, Sep 2019-Dec 2020.
  • Kuwaiti Certified Auditor (grade A) Licensed from Ministry of Commerce and Industries Since 2001.
  • Program Coordinator -Business Studies, Arab Open University- Kuwait Branch,  Sep 2015- Sep 2016.
  • General Manager, KCME Oil & Gas Co, Kuwait, October 2011 - September 2014.
  • General Manager, Kuwait National Guard Supermarkets, Kuwait, September 2008-October 2011.
  • Director of Audit Department, Kuwait National Guard, Kuwait, January 2001 - June 2004.
  • Member Board of Director, Kuwait National Guard Co-operation, 2002-2003.
  • Director of Follow up Department, Kuwait National Guard, September 1995-October 1998.
  • Chair of Appeal Committee, Alyamamah University September 2021-current
  • Member of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Innovation and Economic Diversification in GCC’s National Development Plans (IED18), March 2018.
  • Member of Research and Development Committee at Arab Open University- Kuwait Branch, 2015-2016.
  • Member of Scientific Committee at Arab Open University- Kuwait Branch, Business Studies, 2014 -2019.
  • Member, Training and Consulting Committee, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA), 2020-Current.
  • Member, Technical Committee for adopting Financial Accounting and Auditing Standards, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Kuwait, 2018-2020.
  • Member, Committees of Exam, Preparation of Questions and Correction and Supervision of Kuwait Certified Public Accountant (K-CPA) - Ministry of Commerce and Industries,
  • Member, International Advisory Board Frankfurt International Consulting, Germany, 2012-Current.
  • Member, Training and Consulting Committee, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA), 2010-2011
  • Coordinator, Legislative Committee, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA), 2010-2011
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Kuwait National Guard, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Development Committee, Kuwait National Guard, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors (KWAAA), 2001-Current.
  • Member, Five Years Business Plan Team for the Cleveland Tomorrow Organization, Ohio, USA, 2000-2001.
  • Member, Administrative Development Committee, Kuwait National Guard, 1995-1998.