Abdel Zaher is an assistant professor in the accounting department at The American University in Cairo since 2009. She earned her BA and PhD in accounting from Florida International University in 1997 and 2009 respectively. Before receiving her PhD, Abdel Zaher pursued a successful career in corporate accounting globally and held various positions ranging from auditing, general accounting, cost accounting, to planning and controlling supervisory roles in some of the world’s top multinational corporations. She started her career with KPMG as a Staff Auditor for the USAID division. Later, joining 3M Corporation as their Cost Accountant. She was promoted at DaimlerChrysler as the Planning and Reporting Supervisor for the Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge brands. Abdel Zaher moved up as the Vehicle Division Accountant Manager for Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Miami, Florida. Professor Abdel Zaher was the Senior Financial Analyst at Johnson and Johnson in Skillman, New Jersey. Her fifteen years of corporate professional experience crosses different industries and geographic markets giving Professor Abdel Zaher a unique competitive edge that is leveraged in her teaching techniques and research.
D. Ghosh, A. Arize and A. Zaher, “Asymmetric model of neoclassical trade and optimum tax-subsidy-tariff policy”. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries. Forthcoming 2017. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-journal-of-economic-asymmetries/
A. Abdelzaher, “Going-Concern Opinions, Executive Tenure and Gender”.
Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control (volume 12, April 2015). https://www.virtusinterpress.org/IMG/pdf/cocv12i3p2.pdf
A.Abdelzaher and R. Palliam, “Incentives Compensation and Complex Outsourcing” International Journal of Finance (ISSN# 1041-2743), Accepted (December 23, 2014) forthcoming volume 27 (2), 2015. http://www.tijof.org/index.php
D. Ghosh, D. Ghosh and A. Abdel Zaher, “Business, Ethics, and Profit: Are they Compatible under Corporate Governance in our Global Economy?.” Global Finance Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 72-79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044028311000081
Abdel Zaher is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the European Accounting Association (EAA) and her research has been presented regularly at the annual and regional meetings.
Abdel Zaher is currently Co-acting as the academic adviser to the Accounting Association (AA) club, which is the accounting club at AUC that brings both the student and the accounting professional together to further develop the student and introduces them to the professional careers in accounting.
Abdel Zaher was the chair for the Budget committee and member of the university senate. A member of the research and Grant committee as well, as the accounting department representative for the AACSB since 2009.
- ACCT 2001 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 2001- Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ACCT 3001 – Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 3004 - Cost Accounting
- ACCT 3005- Auditing
- ACCT 4003 – Contemporary Issues in Accounting
She focuses on the areas of auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibilities and firm performance. Abdel Zaher research can be found in the international Journal of Business, Corporate ownership and Control, Journal of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Finance and The Journal of Economic Asymmetries.