Panayiotis Economides

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst

OSM Group Ltd
  • Leading/Supervising the Accounts Department
  • Monthly/Yearly Financial Reporting to head office
  • Balance Sheet  - P&L - explain variances
  • Preparing Rolling Budgets
  • Preparing Cash Flows
  • Liaise with the company auditors
  • Arrange annual external audit of company statements and represent the company during the audit
  • Tax estimations
  • Prepare local payroll (including Social Security and Income Tax)
  • Check creditors and ensure timely payments
  • Monitor debtors balances
  • Check Vat returns
  • Liaise with head office
  • Liaise with other offices 
  • Check vessel/departmental reconciliations and vessel accounts
  • Monitoring bank accounts
  • Liaise with the banks
  • Serving a third party: Preparing Consolidated Financial Reports published
  • Prepare derivadives calculations
  • Reviewing/Authorising payments
Feb 2003 - Jul 2009

Senior Accountant and System Administrator

INTERSHIP NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD

Senior Accountant

  • Supervising a team of 8 persons

  • Checking/signing accounting entries of officers

  • Leading-distributing work load and responsibilities for the team

  • Yearly evaluation of subordinates

  • Preparing Final Accounts for auditors and acting as a liaison on following up on any auditors' requirements

  • Preparing and analysing Financial Reports on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Preparing Yearly Budgets

  • Analysing and justifying Variances and reporting to Management.

  • Checking Lumpsum/Management Agreements

  • Issuing/Signing Invoices

  • Issuing/Signing Statements To Owners

  • Assisting auditors to prepare Consolidation of more than 100 companies

  • Supervising the Crewing sup department of the Accounts (serving more than 200 vessels), while supervised in the past the owners side of the accounts. Also worked for a short period of time in the chartering division of the accounting department.

Administrator for the Custom Made Systems

  • Accountant responsible for the built up of a custom made accounting system and reporting tools that serve more than 100 companies.

  • Help developing and designing specifications for new requirements/tools, give guidelines and support to the IT and the programmers, test and approve each module before releasing.

  • Creating new companies in the system-setting up automations.

  • Creating new accounts – maintaining Chart of Accounts.

  • Acting as a liaison between accounts/IT on reporting errors and on continuing development of new tools according to needs

  • Trained more than 20 accountants on how to use the system on initial release and train every new accounts employee since.

  • Wrote an accounting manual on the “how to” of the systems and the new accounting procedures developed with a system change.

  • Worked with every accounts sub-department/section in order to be able to help development of system: that enhanced knowledge and ability to provide procedures / safeguards for the accounts (e.g. protection from double payments).

  • Designed the financial and managerial reports of the company (with the financial reporting writer tools provided)

Aug 2001 - Feb 2003

Purchase Ledger Clerk and Assistant Accountant

THE POINT OF CONTACT COMMUNICATION SERVICES LTD
  • Invoice processing and payment preparation

  • Record data into Globalsoft Accounting system

  • Assist with the preparation of Financial Reports and Reconciliation of accounts

  • Education

    Education
    Jan 2008 - Present

    ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANT

    ACCA

    Self Study (Ongoing)

    Aug 1996 - May 2001

    BA

    THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS