Şafak Hekimoğlu, CPA

Seda Bayraktar

Professional Experience and Expertise

Şafak is a compliance managers in the Acccounting Compliance and Reporting department at Cerebra. He has joined Cerebra in 2011.

Şafak is responsible for the accounting compliance services provided to the multinational clients in his client portfolio, operating in different sectors. Together with his team, he provides high quality accounting compliance services to small to medium-sized entities operating in different sectors in Turkey, according to the up to date technical information and by taking initiative.

Şafak is the responsible compliance manager from the services, including bookkeeping in accordance with the Turkish Commercial Code and Tax Procedure Law, preparation of the tax returns, invoicing, payroll and execution of the duties at the Social Security Institution, being provided to the multinational companies in his client portfolio. He also takes internal responsibilities for human resources management of Cerebra.

Şafak acts as the Accounting Manager of the companies and manages the processes like capital increase, technical insolvency, address change, mergers, company type transformation, liquidation, registration at Social Security Institution, Ministry of Economy and Tax Office; cooperates with the tax and legal advisors of his Clients to meet the requirements arising from the amendments made in legislation and regulation and helps his clients to fulfil their legal and tax-wise needs. Şafak also prepares the necessary Certified Public Accountant reports which are required to be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce during the capital increase, merger and company type transformation processes.

Some of the companies in his client portfolio are as follows:

EU Montage (Denmark - Energy), Rainpower Hydro (Norway - Energy), Synthos (The Netherlands - Styrene Trading), Pattonair (USA - Aviation, Defense and Supply Chain), SpenglerFox (Ireland - HR), Boskalis (The Netherlands - Dredging & Inland Infra), Nordeka (Finland - Mining), Ennis (USA - Chemicals), Total Marketing Support (UK - Marketing Support), Viatrans-Quasar (Switzerland - Construction), Satel - Fairmont (Bermuda - Construction), Peak Games (Turkey - Mobile Gaming).

Şafak uses LOGO Tiger as accounting software and Delta for the payroll process.

Before joining Cerebra, Şafak worked as the Responsible Officer at an Independent Chartered Public Accountants office for 10 years between the years 2001 and 2010. During this time, he supported his assigned clients for their registration process in accordance with the Turkish Commercial Code and provided them bookkeeping & tax compliance services in accordance with the Tax Procedure Law. He played an active role during the planning and management of these processes.

Şafak attended many technical and managerial trainings during his career, in addition he delivered training courses to the company staff and his clients.

Qualification & Memberships

He was entitled as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by TÜRMOB in 2009 and is a member of Chamber of Independent Accountants and Financial Advisors, Istanbul.


Şafak graduated from Anadolu University, Business Administration in 2003. He earned his master degree in “Acounting and Auditing” from Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2015. His master thesis is about “Public Oversight of Audit Profession in European Union - Practices in Germany and Turkey”.

During his time at Cerebra, Şafak attended many trainings like “Electronic Application and Practices”, “Overseas Payment Management and Taxation”, “Transfer Pricing Applications”, “New World Orders and its Reflections on Turkey”.