GMA Auditors Limited is managed by a group of talented professionals with significant experience in the audit, tax and advisory services. Our vision is to be one of the leading professional services organizations in Cyprus by focusing on our clients’ needs and offering personal high quality service.
Angelos Stylianou, founder of the firm, was educated in the UK obtaining a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds. Upon completion of his studies he returned back to Cyprus where he signed a training contract to train as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Cyprus, from where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. Angelos stayed on with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for nearly 9 years before resigning from his post of Senior Manager. While with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Cyprus he was send for a secondment to PriceWaterhouseCoopers Ukraine (July 2007 – March 2008) as a team member of the real estate team, thus gaining knowledge and insight. This proved to be a unique opportunity since Angelos was involved in a number of transactions (some of which exceeded USD100mln) from both the Cypriot and Ukrainian point of view. Angelos has extensive experience on international taxation matters and tax planning on cross border transactions, gained both through practical experience and by attending numerous seminars/courses/summits.
Angelos was a member of the VAT Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) for six years (2008 – 2014). The VAT Committee keeps contacts with the government services in charge, the Parliament and advises ICPAC Board on issues that may arise.
Socrates Georgiades is the Head of the Audit department of the firm. Socrates obtained a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Leeds and upon completion of his studies he joined PwC Cyprus from where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. Socrates stayed on with PwC for 10 years before resigning to join GMA. While with PwC Cyprus, Socrates was seconded to PwC UK (December 2008 – June 2011) during which period he was responsible for the audits of local and multinational corporations, including listed PLCs. Socrates has extensive experience in auditing under the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and international financial reporting under both IFRS and UKGAAP. Socrates is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.
Mary Papadopoulos was educated in the USA, where she obtained a BSc in Hotel, Hospitality Management from the University of Indianapolis in December 1998 and an MA in Human Resources Management from Hawaii Pacific University in May 2001. Mary’s diverse educational background as well as the diverse exposure in different types of organizations (Hotel Industry, Retail Industry, Legal Firm, Audit Firms) has added value to her knowledge and expertise. Her solid 7 years HR experience in one of the big Four Audit Firms has given Mary a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of the HR and its functions.
Mary was trained to be a certified trainer, and received special training in administering competency based tests.
Mary’s latest achievement In May 2015 was to become an Accredited International Mediator.