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Hussein Tarraf, DBA, MBA, CPA, CFE, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Hussein Tarraf serves as the owner of Tarraf and Associates PC

Well-qualified in his field, he has been a certified public accountant since 2007, a certified fraud examiner since 2008 and a certified internal control auditor since 2015.

    DEARBORN, MI, January 22, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hussein Tarraf, DBA, MBA, CPA, CFE, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Hailing from over two decades of experience in the field of taxation and accounting, Dr. Tarraf has distinguished himself as the owner of Tarraf and Associates PC, a certified public accounting firm that has led the way in the expansion of the industry toward encompassing business advisory services. Noted for its core competencies in wealth management, strategic planning and international taxation, as well as its enthusiastic incorporation of cutting-edge technologies, such as cloud-based data storage, advanced cyber security and artificial intelligence, Tarraf and Associates has garnered a laudable reputation with hundreds of clients, which primarily comprise small-to-medium sized businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Bearing memberships and certifications via such organizations as the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), among others, Tarraf and Associates works with both U.S. and international clients out of offices based in both Michigan and in Lebanon. He was also recently appointed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Treasury to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). IRSAC serves as an advisory body to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public.

Dr. Tarraf initially worked as a senior accountant at Omnex Accounting and Tax Services from 2001 to 2005, during which time he represented taxpayer interests before state and federal tribunals and developed client business plans. Following this period, he went on to serve as a senior auditor at George Johnson & Company, where he executed audits and reviewed financial statements for a variety of organizations in all sectors between 2005 and 2007. Concurrent with his current work at Tarraf and Associates, he also functioned as an audit officer for the United Nations Development Programme in Beirut, Lebanon, from 2018 until 2019.

Outside of his primary efforts as a certified public accountant (CPA), Dr. Tarraf has found further success in the field of academia. Specializing in accounting, he has availed himself as a professor at various higher education institutions, including Oakland University, the University of Notre Dame and the American University of Beirut since 2010. Presently, he is the program director of accounting at Madonna University, where he has taught students as an associate professor since 2021. In this role, he counsels graduate-level students and teaches courses in financial accounting, forensic accounting, taxation and fraud examination.

Well-regarded for his inimitable contributions to the field, Dr. Tarraf has been a driving force and participant at several industry conferences and symposia, many of which have been hosted by MICPA and the Lebanese chapter of ACFE, of which he is the current founding president. He has also been sought out for his expert opinion on a number of matters at several peer-reviewed proceedings, such as the International Istanbul Finance Congress in 2013, the International Conference of the Academic and Business Research Institute in 2013 and the Conference on Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis in 2010.

Dr. Tarraf's articles have also been featured extensively in such professional publications as the Journal of Insurance and Financial Management, the Journal of Finance and Accountancy, the International Research Journal of Applied Finance, the Global Journal of Business Research and the TAXPRO Journal. To remain aware of developments in the field, he maintains his affiliation with the Lebanese International Business Council, for which he was the vice president between 2010 and 2011, and the aforementioned taxation and CPA organizations.

Known for his contributions as a civic advocate, Dr. Tarraf is the founder of the Tarraf Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to assist underprivileged Lebanese students in securing an effective college education amid the economic crisis that currently grips their country. Additionally, he has been a board member of the Arab American Political Action Committee, which has aided Arab American residents in Dearborn, Michigan, since 1998.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Tarraf earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Lebanese University in 1998, after which he attended Wayne State University, receiving a Master of Business Administration in 2001. Following this accomplishment, he attained a Doctor of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University in 2012. Well-qualified in his field, he has been a certified public accountant since 2007, a certified fraud examiner since 2008 and a certified internal control auditor since 2015.

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