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Marinos Athanassiou

Marinos Athanassiou

From my courses you will take treasures like: real-life examples, relevant case studies, motivating to refer to materials, skills on judgement application and critical thinking all obtained in a course full of fun and smiles.
From my courses you will take treasures like: real-life examples, relevant case studies, motivating to refer to materials, skills on judgement application and critical thinking all obtained in a course full of fun and smiles.

Marinos is the founder and trainer at EY Academy of Business since 1994.

Started as an audit assistant with Sears Michaels, Holborn, London, then joined Ernst & Young (later to become EY). After many years of experience in auditing banks, insurance and manufacturing companies I worked as the CFO of an investment bank. Finally I was able to fulfil my passion and became a teacher of Economics and Accounting and later a professional trainer! My knowledge from my professional work was enriched during my training career. If you deliver courses that are meant to be truly interactive and practical you do want, as a trainer, to give valuable tools and skills to your audiences. It is therefore a two-way system. I learn from my clients what and how they do their work and they learn from me how to shape this knowledge and convert it into practical skills. This way we discover so many common professional treasures which could not be shared otherwise. All the courses I deliver are conducted in the same way, no matter whether it is Pricing or Valuations, or IFRS, or Reporting Skills or Budgeting or whatever topic.

Before you invest in a course make sure you understand the methodology employed as well as the content. Above all questions is this: are the trainers TRAINED to be professional trainers? I straining their primary job? Is there a team behind these trainers to make sure they possess up to date skills in training methodologies and product design? Is the course a slide show simply or an interactive workshop with case studies, illustrations and content that is relevant and useful?

Mozart and Chopin are my heroes and I am currently studying their music in my free time.





Realized projects:

One of my youngest creations is the Postgraduate joint Programme with SGH in International Finance which explores all the treasures that a manager of a modern organization can hope to have. The concept I simple: If you are a manager in business you make business decisions. To make these decisions you need to analyse information. You therefore need skills in finance from reading and analyzing financial statements to finding solutions how to improve performance, from costing and pricing your products to planning for VAT. International Finance is a very successful programme, being in its third year already!



Courses conducted at EY Academy of Business:
  • ACCA
  • CFA
  • CIA
  • Finance for Professionals
  • Internal audit
  • Process Management and many more



  • Clients about Marinos:
    • „Eight years ago I was receiving my Accounting Diploma from Marinos, today I am happy to see so many of you receiving the same Diploma from my teacher!”
    • „I travelled 300 km to see your presentation, I am a PhD holder in Accounting, and I must say I have never experienced such a session in Accounting. I thank you!”
    • „This is the place to be trained. I will be back!”
    • „You have embedded in us not just technical skills but also a culture of ethical behavior.”

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