Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus

Βοηθός Γενικός Λογιστής της Δημοκρατίας - Ανδρέας ΖαχαριάδηςAndreas Zachariades was born in Nicosia on 1 December 1967. He was appointed Deputy Accountant General of the Republic on 3 November 2010, according to Article 126 of the Constitution, by the President of the Republic. On his appointment he held the post of Chief Internal Audit Officer at the Internal Audit Service of the Republic.
He is a graduate of the English School, Nicosia (1986) and studied Economics and Accounting [B.Sc. (Hons) Business Economics and Accounting] at the University of Southampton (U.K.) (1991). He worked with an accounting firm in the U.K. and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) in 1994.

He returned to Cyprus in 1994 to work in public practice and in 1997 he joined the Treasury of the Republic as an Accountant. Firstly he was in charge of the financial management of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance. In 2000 he was transferred to the Internal Audit Directorate of the Treasury, being responsible for the harmonisation of the Treasury with the European Directives. In 2002 he was promoted to the post of Senior Accountant and in 2003 he was transferred to the Public Procurement Directorate of the Treasury being responsible for the transposition of the Public Procurement European Directives into law and their implementation in the Public Sector.

In 2006 he was appointed as Chief Internal Audit Officer at the newly formed Internal Audit Service of the Republic where he was responsible for carrying out the internal audit function to the various Ministries/Departments/Services as well as dealing with the auditing of programmes co-financed by the European Union.

He is married with Rena and has two children, Maria and Zachos