Haroulla is the Risk and Compliance Partner of Grant Thornton Cyprus. She is a qualified accountant with extensive professional experience of over 25 years in the field of audit and regulation.
Haroulla served as a senior practice reviewer with the ACCA, for over 11 years, where she was responsible for overseeing audit firms on behalf of ICPAC to monitor the conduct of audit work and their compliance with the IESBA Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. In addition, she was also responsible for monitoring both audit firms and administrative service providers, members of ICPAC, in respect to money laundering regulations.
Haroulla has also worked as a lecturer for professional examinations (ACCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers) with one of the largest tuition providers in Cyprus and has offered training and support services to audit and other professionals both in Cyprus and abroad.
In her current role, she is responsible for engagements having to do with quality and compliance. Haroulla undertakes internal audit and advisory services to financial institutions, other professionals, including auditors, administrative service providers and law firms in view of the development and enhancement of their own policies and procedures. Haroulla leads our team for services offered to a number of Crypto Asset Services Providers (CASPs). In particular, she undertakes external assessments for a number of crypto exchanges.
Moreover, she is the money laundering compliance officer of the firm, acts as the second partner responsible for internal quality control reviews on the audits of public interest entities and other larger/complex audits and is the firm’s ethics leader.