Michael Papageorge matriculated from Crawford College in Pretoria in 2010. Michael was elected as Head boy of his year and academically achieved 6 distinctions. He commenced tertiary studies at the University of Pretoria in 2011 and graduated with his Bachelors in Accounting Sciences in 2013. Michael furthered his studies at the same university in 2014 to obtain his Honours degree in Accounting Sciences. Michael completed his Honours and moved to London for 3 years to partake in the distinct Deloitte UK Chartered Accounting articles program. In 2018 Michael qualified as a Charted Accountant, CA(SA) and returned back to South Africa to join his father also Mike Papageorge at Helfin Financial Services. One year later Michael qualified as a member of the Chartered institute of Management accountants (CIMA) and in the same year, Michael became a member of the UK Association of Chartered accountants. In 2019 Michael started his Masters in Taxation through the University of Pretoria. In the year 2020 Michael graduated with second honours, this one in Financial planning, through the University of the Free State (UFS). Michael completed this Honours Top of his Class. Michael wrote the board exam for the Financial Planning Institute and Qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner (CFP) in 2020. In 2021 Michael graduated with Masters in Philosophy of International Taxation with the Golden Key award and as a Top scholar.
Currently, Michael serves as the secretariat of the High Net Worth Individuals and International Tax Committees for the South African institute of Taxation. Michael is also a board member of a medical company and the financial director of a property company.
Michael is a passionate financial advisor and has clients worldwide.
Michael has the following qualifications:
CA(SA) (30674182) – SAICA
CFP (161626) – FPI
ACA (6181971) – ICAEW
CIMA (1-3HYS67B) – CGMA
Tax-Professional (54337451) – SAIT
M.Inst.D (58659373) – INSTD
Michael has skills in the following areas of financial advice:
- Financial planning for corporates and for individuals
- Estate planning
- Tax consulting
- Local Investments
- International Investments
- Medical aids
- Group benefits and Group Schemes
- Short Term Insurance
- Life Insurance
- International Trusts and Local Trusts
- International Tax planning and consulting