C&A was established in Athens in 2016. Our partners are Certified Public Accountants and members of the Greek Association of Certified Public Accountants, with expertise in the field of Audit & Assurance services in Greece as well as abroad by having been partners in some of the biggest audit firms (Big4). This is the reason we are confident, that the quality of our services can be compared to those of the largest firms in the sector.
Our provided services go beyond the limits of a typical audit of financial statements with sole objective the issuance of an audit certificate. Our aim is to create added value to our client, by creating a trustful relationship and maintaining open communication channels throughout the year.
Our company’s dynamic is based on its personnel. The members of C & A are certified professionals with expertise in audit services and profound understanding of the challenges that organisations face in today’s economic environment. They are also fluent in foreign languages and technologically literate, dealing with all the modern electronic tools and media in a perfect manner. Our main objective is for our staff to be able to identify issues and find appropriate solutions with flexibility in a timely manner and using critical judgement. In addition, we work with them to cultivate their creativity, as well as their ability to provide practical solutions.
Our reputation for excellence and integrity is our most precious asset and all our staff know that they are working to enhance both our clients’ businesses and the future of our Firm.
Our company’s founder is Antonis Papadopoulos, a certified member of the Greek Association of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Association of International Accountants of the United Kingdom as well. His professional experience starts from the 70’s when he started working in the United Kingdom, before moving to Cyprus and then to Greece. He has been associated with two of the BIG 4 audit firms but has also cooperated with smaller audit firms.
Managing partner and co-founder of our company is Christina Papadopoulou with experience as a member of one of the Big4 audit firms for more than 10 years in Greece and Luxembourg. Our firm’s Partners are George Chantavas and Konstantinos Perperis who are also former employees of Big4 audit firms.
They all have extensive experience in auditing complex organisations and group of companies in various industries, such as tourism, consumer and industrial companies and are certified members of the Greek Association of Certified Public Accountants with an excellent knowledge of the Greek Accounting Standards as well as International Financial Reporting Standards.
Despite our recent incorporation, our firm has an exceptional number of clients due to the quality of our services, the skills, experience and credibility of its members.
We offer our clients a cohesive bespoke service instead of a standard and ready-made package of services. This is accomplished by drawing on the expertise of our staff, whose experience gives us the opportunity to create an advanced and flexible methodology that will each time meet the unique needs of our clients.
The key element of our methodology is the attention given to understanding our clients and their business by studying not only the markets in which they operate but also the internal structure of the organisation and the controls implemented in order to ensure that the Financial information is accurate.
Consequently, we are able to provide our clients with helpful advice in terms of effectiveness and efficiency of their organisations and their potential issues and development opportunities.
Statutory audit engagements
Audit engagements that are required based on regulations and depend on the legal form and size of the client firms.
Non-statutory audit engagements
Audit engagements that are not legally required, but are requested as a result of a company’s need to provide accurate financial information to third parties.
Some of the audit services rendered:
- Statutory audit of Single and/or Group Financial statements prepared based on Greek Accounting Standards or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
- Non – statutory audit of single and/or Group Financial statements
- Statutory Tax Audit Engagements as required by local regulations
- Due Diligence Engagements
- Agreed Upon Procedures Engagements
Our firm provides high quality consulting services to private companies of all legal forms as well as to Public or Government Companies.
Every project is treated with a unique and exclusive perspective. We make our best effort to provide practical and achievable solutions while protecting our clients’ best interest.
We adhere to the highest international standards of independence and objectivity since we consider this a prerequisite for maintaining our good reputation and the trust we enjoy in the market.
Our consulting services include:
- Sustainability reports
Our firm studies the sustainability of our clients’ investments and provides sustainability and feasibility assessment reports required in order to be able to take advantage of developmental laws.
- Business valuations
Companies seek valuation advice in a variety of situations to assist with strategic decisions, in support of M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) negotiations, corporate governance or regulatory reasons, etc.
We are able to assist our clients by employing the valuation techniques most appropriate to the specific situation, with our work differentiated by our understanding of the economics of the underlying business to offer value added advice.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions are always accompanied by high expectations. We offer our clients a disciplined approach and bring our expertise to help them bring value to the asset that they are buying, while making their existing businesses more valuable. We help them build their Mergers and Acquisitions programs as a vector of growth. We will work with them to decide where to invest, how to take advantage of current market conditions and how to manage the executions of the deals they pursue.
- Administrative and management audits
Our services include administrative and management audit procedures in order to identify management override of controls and any other issues.
- Incorporation of business organisations
We offer services related to the incorporation of companies. Specifically, we:
- Can assist clients in defining the appropriate legal form for the company taking into consideration the specific business plan, as well as tax regulation and other local or international legislation.
- Incorporation of the company.
- Organisation of the company’s accounting department.
- Provide advice related to investment motivations for doing business in Greece and prepare the relevant applications required by local authorities.
Internal Audit Services
The need for a focused approach to internal audit and risk management has never been as great as it is today. Risks left un-managed in an organisation can ultimately result in its demise. Specialised members of our firm, with the appropriate expertise and professional certifications, provide high quality internal audit services.
- We undertake the outsourcing of our clients’ internal audit function. Our team will visit your premises to conduct the internal audit and report to the management and the Board of Directors its findings and its recommendations in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their organisation.
- We assist our clients in designing and formalising its business processes in order to ensure that adequate controls are put in place, that mitigate potential risks.
- We review our client’s current processes and procedures, analyse them and give constructive recommendations to make them more effective and efficient.
- We assist the management in setting up a risk management function or undertake the outsourcing of risk management function of the organisation. This includes the identification and measurement of risks of the company and recommendations how to mitigate them.
- We evaluate the existing internal audit function and provide recommendations to make it more effective.
We undertake the accounting function ensuring that proper accounting records are maintained and regular and up-to-date reporting is available to the client.
These services include:
- Maintenance of computerised accounting records
- Preparation of payroll and submission of related tax obligations
- Preparation and submission of annual tax returns
- Maintenance of regulatory requirements of the Business Portal (GEMI)
- Preparation of budgets and reports monitoring actual performance against budget
- Supervision of accounting departments
- Preparation of Financial Statements with local Accounting Standards or International Financial
- Preparation of Group reporting and Group Financial Statements with local Accounting Standards or International Financial Reporting Standards
Our team can provide guidance to multinational and local groups of companies in developing their tax strategies that can maximise tax planning benefits and meet compliance requirements of local tax legislation.
Drawing from our experience we can provide tax planning and tax structuring audits in order to assess our clients’ issues and find appropriate solutions and preventive measures. This can assist clients to meet their tax planning objectives and achieve cost efficiencies in line with each company’s risk profile.
Our goal is to deliver comprehensive, practical solutions in tax planning that help multinational and local businesses meet their worldwide and statutory tax responsibilities.
Multinational organisations are operating in an environment of unprecedented complexity. The rising volume and variety of intercompany transactions and transfer pricing regulations, accompanied by increased enforcement activities worldwide have made transfer pricing a leading risk management issue.
Certified Public Accountant
Christina is a Chartered Accountant with many years of experience as a member of Deloitte’s audit department in Greece and later in Luxembourg until 2016, where she was also in charge of the internal training of young professionals, specialised in facilitating the training courses for Auditing Standards. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of C&A since her return.
During her successful career, she has been engaged in the audit of complex organisations and groups of companies in various industries, such as service providers, telecommunications, advertising, as well tourism. Moreover, she has significant experience in auditing ship-owning and ship-management companies and industries with food and beverage production. She has performed several internal control audits on both industrial and service companies.
Certified Public Accountant
George started his career in 2007 by joining the audit department of Ernst & Young. Throughout his career he has led various audit engagements of high significance, such as Vivartia Group Of Companies, Germanos Group of Companies, Intertech SA., Hewlett Packard SA etc. Additionally, he has participated in internal control implementation projects, one of which…
… was the SOX controls implementation for Germanos Group of Companies. Furthermore, he has collaborated on similar assignments, i.e. special financial audits and business valuations of great companies, such as Alphabank and Archirodon Group Of Companies, as well as on a significant number of accounting standards transitions and conversions of financial statements to International Financial Reporting Standards (I.F.R.S.). Finally, George was exclusively in charge of the preparation required relating to the listing procedures of two Greek Companies on the Stock Exchange Markets of London and Nicosia. As of 2018, George is one of the partners in C&A.
Certified Public Accountant
During his first career steps, Konstantinos joined the audit department of Deloitte, where he then remained for over 17 consecutive years and promoted to a senior executive director and Certified Chartered Accountant in various assurance engagements. He joined C&A as a Partner in summer 2019 and is in charge of the Company’s branch in Thessaloniki.
Konstantinos has over 23 years of professional experience as an auditor, during which he has provided assurance services to entities and groups of companies in the production industry (food, chemicals, etc.), services (banks, advertising, etc.), commerce, hotels etc., some of which are Dodoni SA, Epirus Milk Industry, Eureka Hellas SA group of companies, Lafarge and Chipita Group companies, Northern Aegean Cannery SA, Souroti SA, Hellenic Defense Systems SA. E. etc.
C&A is a recently established company with highly experienced and qualified personnel whose vision is to be part of a company that will take a lead in its industry. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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