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Assistant Professor

Dr. Jihad Al Okaily


Dr. Jihad Al-Okaily is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the KFUPM Business School (KBS). Prior to joining KFUPM, he was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Al-Okaily obtained his PhD in Accounting from Durham University Business School. He had taught a variety of accounting courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels. Dr. AL-Okaily’s research interest is broadly on financial reporting and corporate governance, with special focus on auditing and family ownership. He has published in reputable academic accounting and finance journals including the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and the International Journal of Auditing. In addition to his academic work, he had worked at Ernst & Young as an auditor following his MBA degree at the Lebanese American University.


PhD (Accounting), Durham University, UK, Jan 2015

MBA, Lebanese American University, 2010


Financial Accounting and Reporting

Recent Research

Al-Okaily, Jihad. “Governing anti-corruption and perceived auditor independence.” Managerial Auditing Journal (2023), Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-02-2022-3452

Al-Okaily, Jihad, and Nourhene BenYoussef. “Audit committee effectiveness and non-audit service fees: Evidence from UK family firms.” Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 41 (2020): 100356.

Al‐Okaily, Jihad, Nourhene BenYoussef, and Salim Chahine. “Economic bonding, corporate governance and earnings management: Evidence from UK publicly traded family firms.” International Journal of Auditing 24.2 (2020): 185-204.

Al-Okaily, Jihad, and Salma Naueihed. “Audit committee effectiveness and family firms: impact on performance.” Management Decision 58.6 (2020): 1021-1034.

Al-Okaily, Jihad. “The effect of family control on audit fees during financial crisis.” Managerial Auditing Journal (2020), Vol. 35 No. 5, pp. 645-665.

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