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Sami Ibrahim, CEO & Principal, CPA, CIA

About
Sami has worked on a wide variety of engagements, providing financial, process, compliance and technology-based services for clients in communications, banking, manufacturing, government and other industries.

Prior to forming Agility Solutions, Sami was a Technology Risk and Internal Audit Manager for Protiviti, and a Senior Risk Consultant with Arthur Andersen.

Additionally, Sami has served as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver, teaching undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses.
Experience
  • Designed and managed a procure-to-payment diagnostic project for an emerging, publicly-held upstream producer.

  • Audited water hauling service provider charges for two publically-held operators in the Baaken, identifying nearly 50% in potential recoveries.

  • Audited and developed key segregation of duties management policies and procedures for an upstream producer.

  • Oversaw the program development of key IT SOX processes for an upstream producer.

  • Oversaw mine site audits for clients in New Mexico, Montana and Ghana, evaluating fixed assets, payroll, purchasing, and IT asset management.

  • Managed a 7,000 hour internal audit co-sourcing engagement for a Fortune 500 international telecommunications company, with responsibility for planning, staffing and reporting audits of financial processes, operations and IT general controls.

  • Managed resolution of a CLEC-ILEC access billing dispute.

  • Designed and implemented a tariff reconciliation process for an operator services provider.

  • Served as the lead European coordinator for a multi-national office equipment company for 2005 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, managing teams in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy.

  • Coordinated review and project management for a large-scale Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing remediation effort for a multinational business process outsourcing firm.
  • Areas of Expertise

    FINANCIAL

    With a graduate degree in accounting, Sami began his career providing audit and consulting services with Arthur Andersen. In addition to his professional experience, Sami has taught undergraduate and MBA courses in Accounting, Finance and Accounting Information Systems at the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.

    Certification(s) – Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    ENERGY

    Sami is the leader of Agility Solutions' energy practice, and leads the application of our Profit Assurance service suite to the Energy industry. Sami has served a dozen clients in Energy, including upstream, midstream and mining clients. Sami is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Institute of Internal Audit’s Energy Roundtable, which includes over 15 chief audit executives from Denver-area oil and gas companies. The Roundtable serves as a forum for industry audit professionals to discuss best practices, industry challenges and emerging issues. Sami is a regular speaker on oil and gas related topics, having presented at COPAS Education Day, the IIA, and the Rocky Mountain Area Conference.

    PROFIT PROTECTION

    Sami brings an extensive background in risk assessment, control design and process improvement. Experience comes from a wide range of industries, compliance frameworks, and objectives, providing an extensive library of best practices covering key processes in finance, accounting and operations.

    Certification(s) – Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

    TELECOM

    Sami has over 12 years of in-depth telecom audit and consulting experience, having provided services to virtually every industry segment including ILECs, long-haul, CLECs, resellers, cable, and satellite.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Sami has extensive project management experience, having lead as many as 25 professionals on a single engagement. Sami has also led international and multi-location projects, with professional experience in 5 foreign countries.

    Certifications
    CPA, CIA
    Thought Leadership
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