Our Team

Arofat Salayeva
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Managing Director | MSc, FCCA, ADIT

Arofat is the founder and Managing Director of Arosal, and is a highly qualified professional, holding a master’s degree in Financial Management and being a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for more than 10 years. During her early career she focused on international tax structures, working with PWC Cyprus, further becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) by obtaining the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) qualification.

Arofat also had a highly successful tenure at Grant Thorton (Cyprus), where she held the position of Executive Auditor and dealt with large international and local clients, offering audit and assurance services. She then went on to open her own firm in 2015, Arosal Audit Ltd which was the first company of the Arosal group and specializes on medium and smaller sized clients as its niche. The company has been very successful since then, having grown to a sizeable firm of around 20 professionals, and has recently opened a separate tax advisory unit aimed at offering her clients a full range of services.

Throughout her career, Arofat has worked with clients at the pinnacle of the global corporate world, including giant multinational corporations but also many smaller SME clients and high-net-worth individuals. Her passion and devotion towards her clients is what sets Arosal apart from the rest of the competition, as Arofat’s personal input into her clients acts as a safety net which allows them to focus on the core of their business. Arofat is fluent in Russian, English, Greek and Turkish.

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Head of Tax & Compliance | MSc, ACA, ADIT

A dedicated young professional specializing in the field of international taxation, corporate finance and compliance, with a master’s degree in International Business and Finance, Stephanos has completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales’ (ICAEW) ACA professional training program, as well as the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s (CIOT) Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) qualification.

Stephanos obtained a master’s degree in International Business and Finance from the prestigious Henley Business School, accredited by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA). He has further obtained his professional qualifications (ACA & ADIT) whilst working with KPMG in Cyprus, within the International Tax Services Unit. During his tenure at KPMG, Stephanos handled projects for large multinational giants such as Advent Group, JP Morgan, Melco Casinos, Rosneft, Volkswagen, Stena, Shell as well as several smaller SME clients and high net worth individuals. To these and other clients, Stephanos delivered tax advice, international IP tax optimization strategies, tax compliance, due diligence reports, mergers & acquisition services, transfer pricing studies, migration and many other services. Stephanos is fluent in English and Greek, and has expert knowledge on Microsoft Office software packages and International Taxation Databases such as IBFD.

Diliana Ivanova
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Head of Audit & Assurance | FCCA

Diliana is a highly experienced young professional, having obtained the highly accredited Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, further becoming a Felow (FCCA). She obtained her qualifications whilst working with Baker Tilly (Cyprus), one of the big-10 audit firms in Cyprus, and also spent a short period in smaller audit firms as executive auditor after leaving. She has managed to establish a thorough and detailed understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and audit procedures, with expert knowledge on accounting and audit software packages such as Eurosoft and CaseWare.

Diliana has been with Arosal since its foundation, and is the head of audit and assurance services, with a team of 5 highly skilled professionals through various stages of their ACCA qualification under her direction. Her department is able to offer audit and assurance services to a variety of client types, sizes and complexity, dedicated to offering the highest quality services to clients in a prompt and timely manner. Diliana is fluent in English, Greek and Bulgarian, and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Demetris Pidias
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Head of Accounting | BA, ACCA

Demetris is a highly qualified young professional, with an aptitude for accounting, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Nicosia, achieving an impressive 3.3/4. He then went on to obtain the highly accredited Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, supplementing his accounting and audit skills, whilst also broadening his skill set into broader business areas in addition to Accounting. Demetris has managed to accumulate considerable experience in audit and assurance services, having served clients from the IT, real estate and investment businesses sector of Cyprus.

Demetris has been with Arosal since its foundation, and is the head of accounting services, with a team of 5 highly skilled professionals under his supervision. He has participated in various tax structuring and business advisory projects Arosal has been involved in. Demetris is fluent in both English and Greek, whilst being an associate of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

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Corporate Administration and Banking Services | MSc

Agnieszka is an experienced professional who has worked in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical and laboratory administration. She has obtained a master’s degree in Biotechnology and Genetic Diagnosis, having later moved on to administrative and business development positions within various laboratories in Poland.

Agnieszka has been with Arosal for more than two years now, and she is the manager of Corporate Administration and Banking services. Her department offers international and local clients a full range of corporate administration services, handling all aspects of clients’ businesses through close collaboration with clients. Agnieszka is fluent in Polish and English and has a thorough understanding of accounting and Microsoft Office.