Mariya Stefanova is a founding partner of Private Equity Accounting Insights (PEAI), a private equity training and consultancy firm, providing specialist training and technical advice to GPs, LPs, and fund administrators. She has more than eleven years of experience in private equity accounting and investor reporting and more than seven years of experience in training, during which period she has trained over a thousand fund accountants and senior executives on the GP, LP, and fund administration side. PEAI Group is also providing specialist PE publications such as the PEAI Private Equity Technical Journal. Mariya is also the author of the bestseller Private Equity Accounting: The Global Guide (https://www.privateequityinternational.com/peaccounting/), published by PEI Media in October 2011.
Previously, Mariya worked in the technical department of Augentius Fund Administration LLP, a premium provider of fund administration services specialized in private equity and real estate funds. She was in charge of the technical training of the client services accountants and keeping them up-to-date with the industry and accounting developments. Mariya also provided advice to clients and client-services accountants in resolving complex technical issues, as well as performed technical reviews of accounts, quarterly investors’ reports, and complex calculations.
Before joining Augentius in 2008, Mariya worked for fund administrator Mourant International Finance Administration (now State Street) looking after a portfolio of private equity clients. Before joining Mourant in 2006, Mariya worked for Calyon, a French investment bank; and before Calyon, she worked for Patron Capital Partners, a leading European opportunistic real estate manager.
Mariya started her career with a large chemical company in Bulgaria, where she was chief accountant and was subsequently a financial controller for a Belgian industrial catering company.
Mariya holds a Masters in Finance and Accounting from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE).
Contributors: Yasir Aziz and Ramon Louw, Deloitte; David L. Larsen, Duff & Phelps; Roland Mills, PwC; Stephanie Coxon, PwC; Henry Todd, KPMG; Graeme Faulds, TopQ