AIA is delighted to be granted authority to provide verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for qualified accountants and auditors in Greece.

This pioneering development comes as AIA continue to build and expand their membership footprint within the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Approval was announced by the Hellenic Accounting and Auditing Standards Oversight Board (ELTE) Deputy Chairman, Panagiotis Giannopoulos: “We hereby advise that according to HAASOB’s Council, the AIA has been approved as a professional body for the provision of seminars under the Continuous Professional Education program for the statutory auditors/accountants as outlined in Article 12 of Law 4449/2017.”

The announcement on 07 January 2019, now paves the way for AIA to provide approved seminars under the CPD programme for statutory auditors/accountants in Greece.

Commenting on the pioneering developments, George Josephakis FAIA, Chairman of Greek Branch and AIA Council Member commented: “AIA have a long connection within Greece, liaising with government and regulatory authorities in order to achieve recognition of the AIA qualification. I therefore thank ELTE for granting AIA professional body approval for the provision of CPD, which I know will be of significant benefit to our Greek members.

We now look forward to working with relevant, approved parties to provide seminars which will enhance the skills and proficiency of members, ensuring that they are kept up to date with changes in legislation, regulation and best practice techniques.”



The HAASOB (ELTE) is the national supervisory body for the auditing profession. It is the appropriate body to establish and supervise correct and effective implementation of accounting and auditing standards.

Its objectives are to secure the auditing services’ quality and enhance financial information reliability and transparency.

The HAASOB supervises the Accounting Institution through the Accounting Standard Board, the Auditing Institution through the Quality Control Board and the profession as a whole through the Professional Examinations’ Committee.