On 3 November 2010 Rea Georgiou was appointed by the President of the Republic to the post of Accountant General of the Republic.
Rea Georgiou has more than 30 years of public and private sector experience. She joined the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus in 1987 working in a variety of roles. She was Deputy Accountant General of the Republic since 1999. In that capacity she has been in charge of the Public Procurement Directorate of the Treasury and chair of the Central Committee for Variations and Changes of the government. She joined the Treasury of the Republic in 1987 working at the Internal Audit Directorate of the Treasury. In 1989 she was posted in charge of the Accounting Department of the Ministry of Health until 1997. During this period she was involved in the study for the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Cyprus preparing the cost estimates of the Public Sector on Health. From 1997 to 1999 she served as head of the Accounting and Financial Services Directorate of the Treasury.
From 2001 to 2003 she served as President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She has played a significant role in the recognition of ICPAC as the competent authority of the accounting profession in Cyprus.
She is chair of the Public Sector Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and vice-chair of the Public Sector Committee of the Federation of European Accountants. She is member of the Management Board of the Lemythou Mitsis School and member of the Board of Archibishop Makarios C´ Foundation.
Rea Georgiou qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales after obtaining a degree in Economics, BA (First Class Honours). She became a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus in 1986.