George Josephakis is Managing Director of G. Josephakis Audit Ltd, a firm of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus, specialising in auditing and assurance, corporate and personal taxation, business consulting and accounting. The firm successfully achieved the ICPAC (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus)Quality Checked Award for demonstrating top quality professional services and high quality standards and internal procedures in January 2015.
George also has strong business links in the wider Mediterranean region and is the Executive Director of a Business Consultancy firm based in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as an active Registered Auditor in Romania and a member of The Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania.
He is also senior lecturer on IFRSs and Auditing for the past 11 years at Epsilon Business Training in Athens and Thessaloniki. Lecturing on the AIA IFRS Diploma and Auditing Diploma to professionals from the accounting and auditing sector in Greece.
George made the decision to go into accountancy whilst at high school. On graduation he moved to London and started training as an accountant with a firm of certified accountants. He was subsequently appointed Financial Controller with a large London firm in the textile industry and was later promoted to Financial Director. Upon returning to Cyprus he became Financial Director in a firm in the medical sector with subsidiaries in Greece, where he worked until setting up his own practice in 1996.
He joined AIA as a student in the late 1980s, qualifying as an Associate in 1990, and is one of very few members who have taken the AIA professional examinations twice; the second time in 2000 to be eligible for membership of ICPAC and to become a Registered Auditor.
George is a dedicated supporter of AIA, acting as President of the AIA Branches in both Cyprus and Greece. He is also actively involved in the efforts to further AIA’s recognition in Greece.