Navigating the World of Accounting: A Conversation with Ibrahim Abu YousefMiddle-East
Ibrahim Abu Yousef
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Ibrahim Abu Yousef, and I am a licensed auditor, a certified public accountant, and an accredited tax agent in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. My educational background is in accounting, and I have over 20 years of experience in auditing. My career has taken me from mid-sized firms to one of the prestigious Big Four firms over the course of my career.
Could you please provide a brief overview of your company? Also, could you explain your role within TGS and how you contribute to assisting other members?
Being the founder of Experience Provider M.E, a highly respected accounting firm, is a great source of pride for me. Our company has a history spanning over a decade, and we were founded with a strong passion for helping businesses achieve financial prosperity. We offer a comprehensive range of financial services to our valued clients, including external audit, internal audit, tax services, payroll management, and consultations. Our primary objective is to ensure their financial well-being and accounting standards compliance.
As the pioneering firm in the region to establish such a partnership, Experience Provider M.E proudly represented TGS Global in Jordan in 2018. In addition to our branches in Amman and Aqaba, Jordan, we also have a branch in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We are a team of three partners and seventeen professionals who are dedicated to our success.
My role as founding partner and managing partner at TGS Jordan, as well as leader in our regain, entails steering the company towards success. It is my privilege to be the founder and take responsibility for establishing this firm. Among my responsibilities are setting the strategic direction, overseeing operations, and driving growth. In addition, I have extensive expertise in financial analysis, risk assessment, and compliance. I ensure the accuracy of our financial records, maintain robust internal controls, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. I am able to gain a comprehensive understanding of our professional operations through this dual role, enabling me to make informed decisions that safeguard our financial integrity and enable us to achieve our goals.
To add value to our team members, I am committed to providing valuable assistance by leveraging my financial expertise, strategic insights, operational efficiency enhancements, and guidance. I foster a collaborative and cohesive working environment, where teamwork thrives and mutual support is encouraged. Additionally, I actively engage with our team members, regularly sharing important industry insights and updates in the field of accounting. I also prioritize offering training opportunities to ensure their continuous professional development and keep them up to date with the latest advancements in the industry.
Tell us about a fun experience at TGS!
When we began collaborating with TGS Global, we encountered a recurring issue during meetings and client introductions. There was widespread confusion among clients, and we eventually discovered that it stemmed from sharing our name with a luxury car dealership in Jordan. However, rather than letting this hinder us, we viewed it as an opportunity to establish our unique identity and carve our own path. We are determined to elevate our presence within the community, surpassing the recognition of the luxury car dealership and creating our own remarkable history.