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WS131211 Introduction to Accounting

Topic Highlights

Learn key financial concepts and relate them to the financial management actions for the non-financial executives.
  • Differentiate between finance, accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Grasp accounting fundamentals such as debit, credits and double entry-bookkeeping.
  • Analyze basic financial documents such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flow
  • Use financial tools to manage performance more effectively
  • Determine how assets, liabilities and equity affect your area of operation
  • Apply financial risk/return principles to managerial decision-making
  • Justify your requests for new equipment and other capital investments
  • Improve your budgeting skills
  • Relate your department’s financial performance to the bigger pictures


About the Speaker


Antoine Tabbakh brings 25+ years of cross-industry financial, audit, and operational experience and the distinguished ability to strategically provide vision, focus, and execution to maximize your company's profits and ensure success.

Antoine has held key managerial positions with big international audit firms such as ex PWC (USA & Gulf States), Mazars as executive director (Gulf States), and multinational companies such as Schering Plough (USA) as group financial controller. He has also worked in Lebanon for Adidas ME, Warner Music MENA, Arabia Insurance and Finatrade ( Europe & W. Africa) as CFO.” In addition to Antoine’s solid financial know-how, his work and communication style is characterized by honesty, reliability and respect for the individual and your company can benefit from his insight, knowledge, and strategic impact as a part-time CFO consultant at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time CFO on the payroll.

He is a holder of a B.S. in accounting and an MIS from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin, USA. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) from the State of Illinois, USA, and a Certified Public Auditor sworn in Lebanon (LACPA).