EMILE CHARTOUNI, LACPA
Emile holds Lebanese and French law degrees from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon. He also holds an accounting bachelor degree from Universite de Lyon, France. Moreover, he is a member and founder of the Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Emile is the managing partner of PKF Chartouni. He has considerable experience in audit since he joined Russel & Co in 1963 in Lebanon. Subsequently in 1970, he joined Arthur Young & Co as an audit manager. Mr. Chartouni established his own practice in the early 80’s and became a member firm of the PKF International network in 1992. Emile has a large and diversified experience in legal and tax matters as he has collaborated on multiple and international financial advisory assignments.
ELIE CHARTOUNI, MBA, CPA, LACPA
Elie is a charted accountant with the Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a graduate in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and holds a Masters in Management with Audit Emphasis from Ceram Sophia Antipolis, France.
Elie has worked for 2 years with PKF Paris and 4 years with KPMG before joining PKF Chartouni. Elie has a large experience in performing planning and managing audit engagement for private/listed companies in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Elie is an expert in IFRS and US-GAAP and has a great knowledge in retail, manufacturing and non-for-profit organizations.
GEORGES CHARTOUNI, MBA, CPA, LACPA
Georges is a charted accountant with the Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Georges is a graduate in Economics from the American University of Beirut and holds a Masters in Management with Audit Emphasis from Ceram Sophia Antipolis, France.
Georges has more than 9 years of International experience of which 2 years with PKF Paris and 6 years with Ernst & Young. His expertise ranges from Transaction Services (buy side/sell side due diligence) for financial and strategic investors as well as banks, business valuations, purchase price allocation , feasibility studies as well as external audit and forensic services.
Georges is an expert in the telecommunication, media, construction and insurance industries.
GEORGES BAHNAM, LACPA
Georges holds a Bachelor in accounting as well as a finance degree from the Lebanese University and is also a member of the Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants (LACPA).
Georges is the director of the Taxation Department of PKF Chartouni since 1992. From 1986 till 1991, Georges was the Chief Accountant of Capital Trust Bank S.A.L. Due to his strong accounting background coupled with a wide ranging experience in corporate and tax matters, he provided solutions and tax restructuring models to a diverse client base comprising of multinationals, local companies, privately-owned organizations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships and private individuals.
Georges is an expert in Lebanese Income Tax Laws, Code of Commerce and Value Added Tax.
Director, Corporate Finance
Sami holds a bachelor in Business Admistration and MBA from The American University of Beirut. Prior to joining PKF Chartouni, Sami was working with Development & Management House for Investments, KSA, and was responsible for corporate finance advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, evaluation of performance, assessment of investment risks, analyzing business plans, formulating structures & strategies, corporate restructuring, developing business models, and identifying investment opportunities, as well as IPO advisory.
Sami has a proven track record of constructing and executing successful strategies, business plans, and programs and is an expert in Strategic Planning, Business Development and Crisis Management with multi-national and multi-product exposure.
Mounir holds a bachelor in business administration and a masters degree from CNAM.
Mounir joined PKF Chartouni in 1998 and has accumulated extensive audit experience. He is also an expert in the compilation of Ministry of Finance and VAT reports and tax returns. Moreover, Mounir benefited from a continuous 9 years part time job in the Computer Center Department of the Ministry of Finance and handled both Tax Returns and Built Properties Tax Departments, were he was in charge of computing, controlling and issuing tax assessment reports and penalties for tax payers in Lebanon.
Mounir has also in charge of several tax and financial due diligence related to automation and retail industry.
Elie holds a bachelor in business administration and a masters degree from CNAM.
Elie joined PKF Chartouni on 2008 after accumulating an experience at a local audit firm. Elie supervises and handles a large portfolio of bookkeeping and tax clients. He is an expert in tax restructuring and compilation of tax declarations and VAT returns.
Moreover, Elie handles the audit of several not for profit and charitable organizations.