Currently the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), Assessment & Accreditation Coordinator, and Assistant Professor of Accounting at CIM. Professor Kurdi also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, a strategic think-tank for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources chaired by the Deputy Minister. Primarily specialized in financial accounting, earnings quality and measurement, oil and gas accounting, internal auditing, and capital-markets-based accounting research.
Professor Kurdi was featured as an invited speaker for various academic and professional seminars and events in the Kingdom and the United States including the American Accounting Association, the University of Texas at Dallas Research Symposium, the Fort-Worth Petroleum Club, and the Saudi Society of Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA), and King Saud University Annual Accounting Research Forum in Riyadh. He also featured as a guest on several TV shows on the National Television network of the Kingdom on programs covering topics related to the Kingdom’s budget, petroleum resources, and internal auditing practices.
Ph.D. in Accounting , University of North Texas, 2008
Master of Accounting, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
BS in Accounting, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, KSA
Kurdi, A., 2008, Oil and Gas Reserve Reporting Practices and the Implications SFAS 157, Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal, 27(2), 26.
Kurdi, A., X. Liu, and T. Conover, 2007, Cross-National Comparative Accounting Research: A Quasi-Synthetic Approach, The Journal of Current Research in Global Business, 10(15), 1.
Area of Specialization
Financial Accounting, Capital Market Research, and Petroleum Accounting