Elena Foka holds a BSc Hons in Accounting and Finance from the Lancaster University, UK and the SUNY Binghamton University, New York. She has obtained her professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
Over 9 years of experience in the Audit Department of Big 4 companies both in London and Cyprus holding a group senior manager role. Her experience is across a wide range of business sectors, predominantly retail, consumer and travel, agricultural, insurances, both as auditor and advisor.
Strong technical abilities in accounting, audit, IFRS, business processes, finance transformation and financial control. A results driven audit group senior manager with an extensive and successful track record in auditing a wide range of portfolios across department and boarders and holding a number of leadership roles, managing large teams, and liaising with different department simultaneously.
She is actively involved in a number of committees and groups within her firm, namely the training group providing training and support within the firm, member of the external training group for technical and soft skills and the International Financial Reporting Standards group (“IFRG”) providing insights, consultation and training on financial reporting issues both internally and externally. She is also a part time visiting lecturer at the University of Cyprus.