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What defines the Finanquest Team

Finanquest is an accounting and financial advisory firm dedicated to Small and Medium Businesses that has been in the market since 1998. As a consulting company we specialize in the following areas: Accounting, Taxation and Financial Consulting.

Our position in the market, is based on a commitment of responsibility, rigor, quality and partnership with our customers. Because we believe that the success of our clients depends on the rigor and professionalism of our work, we provide a team of multidisciplinary collaborators capable of treating in a personalized way the problems of their companies and businesses.

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Carlos Martins

CEO and Accountant

Over twenty years’ experience in the business world, in particular in the field of finance, withduties involving consulting, financial analysis, advisory service and tax planning (Tax & Legal).

I like to travel, particularly to Asia, where I visited China, Taiwn, Hohg-Kong, Macau, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. I would like to visit Japan and Indonesia. I like to play sports, namely cycling and gym. I like tennis, see the Tour de France, the Giro and Vuelta and motor sport.




  • Degree in Business Management from the Faculty of Economics at the University of the Algarve (1995)
  • Diploma in Higher Specialised Studies in Marketing from the Higher School of Management at the University of the Algarve (2001)
  • Post-graduate degree in Tax Accounting from the Higher School of Management at the Universityof the Algarve (2004)
  • Specialisation Course on Financial Auditing, Overgest – Lisbon, ISCTE – Instituto Superior deCiências do Trabalho e da Empresa (Higher Institute of Labour and Business Sciences) (2005)
  • Post-graduate degree in Advanced Tax Accounting in Fiscal Law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon (2007)
  • Member 36127 of OCC (Portuguese Chartered Accountants Association)
  • Member 10621 of OE (Portuguese Association of Certified Chartered Economists)
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Human Resources Specialist/ Accountant

Four years of experience in accounting, specialized in Human Resources and IRS. Thirteen years of experience in Tourism. EducationDegree in Management in ESGHT, at the University of the Algarve (2014)

After spending quality time with my family, my favourite hobbie is reading. I read all kind of booksbut i’m really fond of romances. I also like to travel so i’ve visited several European Cities but, my travel dream is New York City! I love the sun and the beach, i’m very fortunate to live here in the Algarve to enjoy both.

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I’ve started applying the knowledge in the financial area acquired at the university in 2003, when I did my professional internship in a hotel unit in the Algarve, and I continued working in the accounting area until today.

Degree in Financial Management in ESGHT at the University of the Algarve (2005)

I really like to be with others, and if I could join travels, family and friends, then I would be truly happy. I like to meet different cultures and  taste different food, and I love to live near the sea. I practice crossfit to keep myself active. I am christian and I provide voluntary and community servicein my parish, with children and young people.

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I have ten years of experience as an Administrative Assistant at FINANQUEST, LDA.

10th Year of Schooling, at the Secondary School of Albufeira.

I like to walk.
I like to get along with my friends.
I like the beach.
I like being with my family.
I love being a mother.

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More than fifteen years of experience in Accounting, in the last thirteen in Accounting offices, responsible for all the accounting and tax work of the client portfolio.

Degree in Economics in the Institute of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon (1998); Extra curricular subjects of the course of Management of the University of Algarve, for enrollment in the examination of access to the Order of Certified Accountants (2012/2013);
Several training courses in Accounting and Taxation, to update knowledge and to monitor the constant changes of tax codes and accounting system (2012 to 2018).

Travel & Photography

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In the last eighteen years I have acquired a vast experience in the area of accounting, salary processing, invoicing and follow up legal start-up of new companies.

Attendance Second year of the superior course of Management of the Superior School ofManagement, Hotel and Tourism of the University of Algarve.

Travel to the discovery of Portugal, to know the traditions and the customs and to findplaces still lost in the time, not only as a tourist but as a local inhabitant. I like northern Spain, especially the Peaks of Europe, where I fell in love with its beautyand hoping to return soon. I enjoy practicing sports, namely Yoga and hiking, playing with my children. Read and losemyself in the story of a good book.

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Nelson Sebastião

Human Resources Specialist/ Accountant

Over 6 years of experience in the world of finance, more focused on business accounting and operational advice.

Technological course of computer science (2005) Degree in Business Management (2011)

From early in love with two-wheeled sports evolving to a special taste for bikes and motor sports. In the free time I like to practice sports and outdoor walks. For me spending time with family and friends is very important. And whenever I can I like to travel and get to know other cultures.

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Attends the 2nd Year of the Economics course at the New School of Business and Economics