Six students received internships, cash prizes and scholarships in the national contest “Young Auditor”.

The winners were awarded at the official ceremony in Sofia Hotel Balkan.

Six students received internships and prizes on the seventh edition of the National competition “Young Auditor”, which is organized by the University of finance, business and entrepreneurship (VUZF) and the specialized auditing companies “HLB Bulgaria” Ltd. and “Zaharinova Nexia”. The aim of the competition is to promote the profession of auditor among young people in Bulgaria, as well as to highlight the role of the audit in business sector and society as a whole.

First place won Kiril Luchkov from “Dimitar Tsenov” Academy of Economic – Svishtov received cash prize of 2000 lev, established by the auditing company “HLB Bulgaria” Ltd. and the opportunity for one – month internship in the auditing companies “HLB  Bulgaria” Ltd and “Zaharinova Nexia”.

Second place in the competition was awarded to Anna Parvanova from Economic University – Varna. She received cash prize of 1000 lev, established by the auditing company “Zaharinova Nexia” and opportunity for one-month internship in the auditing companies “HLB Bulgaria” Ltd. and “Zaharinova Nexia”.

The third place, a cash prize of 500 lev, established by the Institute of Certified Public accountants, was given to Aleksey Singur, from Economic University – Varna.

Three honorary awards were awarded at the ceremony for the participants with the most original ideas solving the case of the test.

The ceremony was attended by many other representatives from many state agencies, public financial sector, commercial, auditing and Insurance companies. Among the official guests were  Menda Stoyanova – chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee in the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Diana Yordanova and Ralitza Agayn -Guri – Deputy chairpersons of Financial Supervision Commission, Tsvetan Tsvetkov– chairman of the Bulgarian National Audit office, Galya Dimitrova – executive director of National Revenue Agency, Ognyan Simeonov – chairman of the Commission for Public oversight of Statutory Auditors, the Deputy Governor of National Social Security Institute Vesela Karaivanova and other guests.

In the Seventh edition of the competition “Young Auditor” participated students from more than 11 universities from home. There were participants form the universities of Glasgow and Italy. The second stage (solving the test) were admitted to pass all participants with more than 60% correct answers.

 At this year’s ceremony was announced the officially joining of the auditing company “Zaharinova&Partners” to the network of Nexia International – a leading worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting companies, which is in the Top 10 of the global auditing companies and the network works in more than 115 countries from all over the world. The network has 667 offices, more than 30,000 employees and more than 245 Partners worldwide.