Savvas Kasapis

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Savvas is the Managing Partner at Elsavco and heads the audit and indirect tax departments.

Savvas is a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Prior to founding Elsavco, Savvas accumulated more than 10 years’ experience in audit and indirect tax, having dealt with publicly listed companies on the Cyprus Stock Exchange as well as with private companies.

Savvas advises clients, both individuals and corporate, on all indirect taxation issues (VAT), and also represents client at negotiations with the tax department, formal tax appeals and technical interpretation disputes.  Savvas has extensive knowledge of Cyprus VAT legislation as well as International Financial Reporting Standards and International Auditing Standards.

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Maria Nicolaou

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Maria is a Partner at Elsavco and heads the audit and direct tax departments.

Maria, has a Bachelor degree in Accounting at the University of Essex in the UK and has a Masters degree in International Management from the London South Bank University.  She also holds the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Prior to joining Elsavco, Maria trained with a big four audit firm and then moved on to the position of a controller at an AIM listed company, accumulating over 10 years of experience in the field.  Through her career she has gained a wide range of experience in both audit and direct tax.  She has extensive knowledge of Cyprus and International Tax law as well as International Financial Reporting Standards and International Auditing Standards.

She is a frequent speaker at local and international events as well as a writer of numerous published articles.