Auditor at Ernst & Young

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Athina, Athens Attica, Greece

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Summary

As a member of EY Shipping Group I had the opportunity to participate in various engagements while simultaneously study towards the ACCA Professional Qualification. By delivering work as a member of various audit teams for private and listed companies incorporated in Greece and abroad, I established a solid background in order to pursue the next step in my career.

Education

ACCA Professional Qualification (in progress)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Main fields of study for the qualification: Management Decision Making, Financial Reporting and Financial Strategies
Level of Qualification: Professional
Successfully completed 9 out of 21 papers, within the first two semesters

BSc Degree in Business Administration
Athens University of Economics and Business
Main fields of study for the qualification: Accounting and Financial Management Level of Qualification: Undergraduate 1st cycle
Official Duration: 4 years | Access requirements: Baccalaureat-Panhellenic exams

Experience

Auditor, Ernst & Young Hellas, Shipping Sector
-Statutory audits and preparation of financial statements under US GAAP and IFRS, applying PCAOB auditing standards for shipping listed companies (reporting at NYSE), or International Standards of Auditing for privately owned shipping corporations
-Assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations, the adequacy of internal controls, and verification of compliance with regulatory requirements under SOX 404
-Acquired sector specific knowledge over the structure, business objectives, operation and financial reporting of shipping companies
-Utilized audit software and MS Excel to review and compile large sets of financial information and performed analysis in order to translate complex data into meaningful insights and identify underlying trends
-Gained comprehensive understanding of each client’s operations, processes, and business objectives and utilized the knowledge on engagements
-Proactively interacted with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and made recommendations for business and process improvements
-Effectively communicated timely audit and accounting related issues faced during the course of statutory audits to my supervisors and actively participated in their resolution by employing the firm’s internal database of auditing and accounting standards to seek relevant guidance and information
-Supervised, trained, and mentored interns on the audit process
Further to the above I also had the opportunity to participate in Fraud Investigation engagements and a Transaction Advisory engagement for the implementation of the private legal agreement to transfer the control and save a financially crippled major supermarket chain in Greece to another Group.

Skills

  • MS Excel-Through extensive use of complex formulas and combinations of them (text, financial, statistical, math & lookup), pivot tables, charts etc., I acquired a lot of experience in manipulating large data sets in order to extract the information needed and present them in a structured and comprehensive way.

Spoken Languages

    English, French (Intermediate), Greek