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Faculty & Leadership Development
Certified Trainer / HRD Consultant
Dr. Samir Helal is a professor of accounting and Information Systems. He had his Bs. In Commerce and Masters degree in Accounting from Cairo University, then he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983. He worked as a teaching assistant then a visiting professor of accounting at the University of Illinois before going back to Egypt. He obtained a grant from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in the USA for his work on his PH.D.
Dr. Helal taught several financial and managerial accounting courses as well as business information systems at Tanta University, Egypt and The American University in Cairo. He had a sabbatical leave to work at the University of The United Arab Emirates in the period 1987-1993 where he taught courses in accounting and auditing, and also was an advisor to the university president for budgeting, finance, and internal audits. He was an active member of the founding committee of the Higher Colleges of technology in the UAE. He was also a visiting professor of accounting at Pace University in New York.
He assumed the position of head of the accounting department at Tanta University, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at Tanta University, and Vice-president of Tanta University for Education and Students. He is the founder and director of The National Center for Faculty and Leadership Development in the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt beside being an advisor to the Minister of Higher Education for budgeting and finance. He published about 17 different articles in accounting, auditing, business information systems, and quantitative decision making. He is also the author of books (in Arabic) in some of these subjects.
He led field research groups in Cost and Finance of both pre-university education and higher education. He designed the system of Program and Performance-Based Budgeting in the UAE for the Ministry of Education and the UAE University.
Performance Based Budgetting
Accounting & Auditing
Certified Trainers / HRD Consultants earned their credentials by: - attending a total of 450+ contact hours of intensive skills training and passing a comprehensive, standardized exam, - possess a personal development plan to stay current as trainer, signed the IBCT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and demonstrated proof of customer satisfaction with personally-conduct training sessions. Certification happens after strict summative and formative evaluation of knowledge, skills, trainer’s performance, and professional attitude. Recertification is required every 3 years.