Rania Uwaydah Mardini, MBA, CPA, LCPA, CFE, became a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board in January 2017. She was self-nominated.
Ms. Mardini is a full-time lecturer, a Core Course Coordinator, and a Core Advisor at the Olayan School of Business (OSB) of the American University of Beirut (AUB). At OSB, she is a member of the Student Affairs Committee and the Strategic Planning Task Force, having previously served on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy Committee.
She has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, authored a case on corporate governance for the International Finance Corporation, and coauthored three scholarly articles. Ms. Mardini is also a coauthor of the 2nd Middle East edition of McGraw-Hill’s Managerial Accounting textbook.
Ms. Mardini’s teaching experience spans an array of accounting subjects and tasks pertaining to content development, delivery, and assessment. Besides academic instruction, she has conducted several professional workshops and conference presentations. Ms. Mardini started her career in audit with Ernst & Young (2000-2003).
Ms. Mardini is a board member and treasurer of the Lebanese Transparency Association and the Lebanese chapter of Transparency International, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Ms. Mardini received her BBA (with Distinction, 1996) and MBA (Finance, 1999) from AUB. She passed the CPA Examination in 1999 in California (US), where she maintains an active CPA license. She became a Lebanese CPA (LCPA) in 2010 and a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2015.