Phd. Samer H. ALSSABAGH

- Lecturer -

Samer H. Alssabagh was born in Damascus/Syria. He holds a Ph.D in auditing -with excellent grade- from Damascus University. He is also a certified public accountant (SCPA) since 2010.
Dr. Samer is a former lecturer at Damascus University / Accounting Department, and a former audit manager at PwC-Middle East, with more than ten years of professional experience in auditing, accountancy and advisory services.


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Education Background :
  • PhD in Auditing-Accounting Department, Damascus University, Syria,2016.
  • MSc in Auditing, Accounting Department, Damascus University, Syria,2013.
  • DipHE in Economic & Social Planning, Planning and International Cooperation Commission, Syria, 2010.
  • BSc in Economics with a major of Accounting, Damascus University, Syria, 2007.

Interests :
  • International Standards on Auditing (ISAs)
  • International Accounting Standards (IASs)
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs)
  • Audit Risks Assessment
  • Audit Sampling Techniques
  • Governance
My Teaching philosophy is :

My experience has taught me that the instructor is not someone who lectures and requires students to repeat information, but the instructor is someone who equips students to think “beyond” their comfort zone. 

To accomplish this goal, I focus on challenging, motivating, and actively engaging students.  My objective as an instructor is to motivate my students to develop their own learning interests and critical thinking to establish a learner-centred environment in the classroom, as well as to develop and stretch a student’s mind so that they can apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to everyday business decisions. To achieve my objectives, I challenge my students so they not only understand the core principles of accounting, but that they understand the intuition.  I seek to demonstrate the hands-on nature and real-world applications of accounting. The goal for every class I teach is that students leave with the ability to attack accounting issues with success and confidence.  This requires me to challenge students and make sure they know what we are doing and why we are doing.

As a result, I prepare lesson plans always considering the interconnection between the student’s own knowledge, culture and learning abilities and the subject matter discussed in class. Then, I choose content and activities that are both significant and challenging for the students so that they are stimulated to think “beyond” their comfort zone and feel involved in their own learning process. Furthermore, interactive learning is also central to my teaching philosophy to promote reflective thinking and improve the students’ communicative and trans-cultural skills.

Finally, I thoroughly enjoy teaching.  I believe it is a privilege to be an instructor and to be able to instil knowledge and power to students.  I find it very rewarding to see students develop a passion about the material and a genuine desire to know more. 
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My Publications

  • Paper Published In International Indexed Journals
    • Jordan Journal of Business Administration
      2016 - 2017
      “The Extent of Auditors’ Commitment by Assessment Factors of Material Misstatements Risks Due to Fraud- Field Study at Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities”, Jordan Journal of Business Administration, 12 (2): 377-399. DOI: 10.12816/0033355[ LINK ]
    • Damascus University Journal for Economic and Legal Sciences
      2016 - 2017
      “The Extent of Auditors’ Reliance on Test of Controls to Assess Risks of Material Misstatements at the Account-Level (Field Study at Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities)”, Damascus University Journal for Economic and Legal Sciences, Accepted for publishing by letter No.251/S; Date: 08/03/2016.
    • Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies
      2015 - 2016
      “The Extent of Auditors’ Commitment by Assessment Risks of Material Misstatements at Financial Statement Level -Field Study”, Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies- Economic and Legal Sciences Series, 38 (2): 143-159.[ LINK ]
    • Journal of Al-Baath University for Humanities
      2015 - 2016
      “The Extent of Auditors’ Response to Assessed Risks of Material Misstatement Due to Fraud -Field Study”, Journal of Al-Baath University for Humanities, 38 (11): 181-210.[ LINK ]
    • Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies
      2013 - 2014
      “Role of the Basic Accounting System in Preparing of Domestic Product Account in Public Economic Sector- An Applied Study”, Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies- Economic and Legal Sciences Series, 35 (5): 93-108.[ LINK ]