Ekaterine Papiashvili, Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia
Ekaterine Papiashvili

Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since June 30, 2019
Katerine is the CEO of a financial consulting firm with prior experience as both a Deloitte auditor, an analyst and risk manager at Georgia's largest bank, and the head of financial reporting for a large manufacturer. A holder of an MSc from Manchester Business School in business analytics and a member of ACCA, Katerine leverages her unique blend of accounting, finance, and operational experience to deliver value to Toptal's clients.
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Career Highlights

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Industry Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing

Employment

  • CEO

    2019 - PRESENT
    Creso Consulting
    • Prepared business plans, detailed financial models, and investor presentations for fundraising in the hospitality, retail, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and construction sectors which helped management raise more than $20 million of credit.
    • Built financial models, prepared forecasts, internal/external reports, and made investment decisions in companies with over $30 million revenue in the manufacturing, audio design, fashion, retail, education, and technical support industries.
    • Prepared full packages of financial statements in accordance with IFRS for businesses in manufacturing, distribution, and retail with more than $50 million in revenue.
    • Founded a financial consulting company currently employing five people.
    Focus areas: Reporting, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation, Financial Management, Forecasting, Budgeting
  • Invited Lecturer

    2018 - PRESENT
    International Black Sea University
    • Conducted several practical and theoretical courses on financial reporting in accordance with IFRS.
    Focus areas: IFRS reporting
  • Trainer

    2019 - 2019
    EBRD
    • Served as an invited lecturer of IFRS for SME training conducted for 70 accountants in various cities in Georgia.
    Focus areas: IFRS Standards
  • Risk Manager

    2018 - 2019
    JSC Bank of Georgia
    • Reviewed and analyzed more than $200 million worth of loan applications.
    • Served as a member of the risk management committee to approve and issue corporate loans, authorizing more than $100 million of credit issuance and managing a loan portfolio of more than $400 million.
    • Built detailed financial models, including income statements, balance sheets, cash-flow statements, return analysis, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, and valuation models.
    • Prepared stress-test analysis of the full portfolio to evaluate the appropriate level of reserves.
    Focus areas: Risk analysis, Portfolio management, Financial modelling
  • Senior Analyst

    2015 - 2018
    BGEO Group
    • Operated as a senior analyst reporting directly to the CFO in a $450 million revenue company whose operations spanned banking, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, retail, insurance, leasing, and energy.
    • Served as the head of reporting in subsidiary focused in the food and beverage sector with $15+ million of revenue and implemented the reporting system, external reporting functions as well as audit procedures.
    • Prepared management reports, analysis and presentations on a daily basis and for international roadshows.
    • Performed competitor analysis and reported strategic findings and recommendations on quarterly basis.
    • Analyzed subsidiary companies’ financial statements.
    Focus areas: Reporting, Financial Analysis
  • Head of Reporting

    2014 - 2015
    Shift
    • Prepared budgets and forecasts on monthly and annual basis.
    • Implemented internal reporting and controls system.
    • Managed accounting activities.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis, Budgeting, Reporting, Internal Controls
  • Auditor

    2011 - 2013
    Deloitte & Touche
    • Drew up and reviewed final financial statements and managerial reports; also prepared relevant disclosures according to IFRS.
    • Analyzed and prepared reports of client financial statements.
    • Performed control environment review and testing for multiple business cycles in the company.
    • Gathered a detailed understanding of the company's operations and business cycles.
    • Prepared a detailed description of company operations and the business sector in general.
    Focus areas: Audit

Education

  • Master's degree in Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
    2013 - 2014
    The University of Manchester - Manchester, UK
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    2008 - 2012
    Free University of Tbilisi - Tbilisi, Georgia

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    AUGUST 2015 - PRESENT
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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