Sam Joumblat, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for the Port of Long Beach, California. He was appointed to the post by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in 2006. As CFO, Sam oversees the financial responsibilities for the Port. This includes financial statements, continuing disclosure, and bond issuance. Recently, he added a contract compliance section to his division and currently he is managing the implementation of a new billing system.Before coming to the Port, he was a Deputy City Auditor with the City of Long Beach. In that capacity, he oversaw various financial and management audits of several city departments.Prior to local government, Sam spent most of his career in industry. He was a Senior Manager with Arthur Andersen and worked 15 years with Atlantic Richfield Company, an oil and gas company, where he held a number of managerial positions that included supervising internal audit, general accounting, contracting, information technology, and environmental, health and safety. He also led a number of strategic sourcing efforts where he negotiated major contracts and managed a software implementation project.Sam began his career as an engineer at Rockwell International, where he worked on the Space Shuttle and other space programs. His responsibilities included developing computer models that simulated cryogenic fluid systems.Sam holds a masters degree in business administration, a master of science degree in mechanical engineering and a master of science degree in industrial engineering, all from the University of Southern California. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in the State of California, and a Certified Internal Auditor.Sam volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations. These include being a member of the board of directors of Pacific Resource Credit Union and he chairs the audit committee of CampFire USA Long Beach Area Council.
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