My name is Silviya Ivanova and I am an independent VAT consultant, based in Cyprus, with over 15 years experience.
I first started working with VAT in Jan 2005 as a tax trainee at KPMG in the UK, where I successfully completed the examination requirements of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). My core skills and technical experience were then developed while working at KPMG in Cyprus for over 7.5 years. I have also spent 6 months working in Sofia at the Bulgarian KPMG practice, expanding my VAT knowledge from yet another EU jurisdiction. Most recently, I worked as a tax controller in a large group of companies with businesses across various industries, including shipping, finance and holdings. Over the years, I have advised a vast number of businesses in different industries, prepared and delivered VAT seminars and managed multiple VAT reviews.
Since October 2017, I practice as an independent VAT consultant. At present, I focus mainly on advising clients in Cyprus and other EU Member States on local Cypriot VAT issue and EU cross-border transactions involving the jurisdiction of Cyprus. I also deliver in-house VAT seminars and 1-2-1 tailored VAT trainings. In addition, since working independently, I have undertaken a number of VAT advisory projects in the new VAT jurisdictions of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
I pride myself on my high professionalism and integrity.
I hold a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Economic Science degree with First Class Honours from the University of Manchester.