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The Role of Internal Auditing for the Governance and Control

International Conference on Internal Auditing - Sofia, October 9 -10, 2006

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Deloitte Bulgaria was one of the sponsors of the International Conference on Internal Auditing, which was held in Sofia, October 9 –10, 2006. The subject of the conference was “The Role of Internal Auditing for the Effective Governance and Control”.

The event was organized by the Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria (IIAB).
Mr.Plamen Oresharsky, the Minister of Finance of Republic of Bulgaria, officially opened the conference and welcomed the participants.

Among the guests were Dr. Valeri Dimitrov,  the Chairman of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, and Mr. David Richards, President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). The former Chairman of the IIA and former President of ECIIA, Mr.Jean-Pierre Garitte – now Deloitte’s Internal Audit practice leader – gave a presentation on “Critical success factors in the different stages of an audit engagement”.

Among the other lecturers were distinguished professionals such as Richard Nelson, President of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA); Robert Gielisse, Head of Unit within the DG Budget of the European Commission; Phil Tarling, President of the IIA UK and Ireland; Martine Thouet, European Union expert in internal auditing; Dr. Klaus–Henning Busse, Director for Strategic Planning for INTOSAI; Grant Wilson, Chief of Party of the USAID Open Government Initiative Project; Dr. Edit Weidlich, commissioner to the Minister of Finance of Hungary; Joop Vrolijk, senior expert in Audit and Financial Control in the OECD/SIGMA programme; Herve Bravant, internal auditing expert from the Ministry of Finance of France, as well as leading Bulgarian experts from the Ministry of Finance and Bulgarian National Audit Office.

The Conference was attended by more than 200 internal auditors and financial experts from Bulgaria and abroad.

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