Joe Sakr

Joe is a partner with SSP – GGi. He is the firm’s start-ups, tax, social security, and labor law expert and has wide contracts with the National Social Security Fund.

Joe specializes in the taxation, business services and consulting areas within the firm and provides these services to a wide array of clients. He has extensive experience in the construction, manufacturing, real estate development , medical services and Banking fields.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe started his career at one of the Big four Audit Companies worldwide, “Deloitte et Touche”, Beirut office where he had a proven track record and considerable experience in leading several audit engagements spanning financial services, shipping, hospitality, investments, manufacturing, governmental and non-for-profit, Banking, investment banking and financial institutions. During his 6 years of practice in Deloitte Joe led audit teams and acted as the main client contact on several audit assignments. Moreover, Joe executed audit testing to verify compliance of financial statements with International Financial Reporting Standards together with applicable Lebanese business laws, taxation and social security requirements.

Joe applied analytical skills which gave him the ability to conceptualize and implement creative solutions to business problems, provide assistance for accountants in performing and completing all financial transactions, develop excel programs for the testing of several audit areas: valuation of loans and advances at banks, payroll tax and depreciation of fixed asset.

Joe has extensive experience in advising banks and financial institutions on social security, end of service indemnity, payroll tax and labor law issues.

Joe graduated from Notre Dame University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting emphasis. Joe also holds an MBA degree in Finance and Economics and the Lebanese CPA.

Joe attended various international and local training events with GGi and Deloitte including milestone programs in Greece and UAE, IFRS update seminars and local tax seminars.