Boyko Atanasov – Chair of the Financial Supervision Commission, presented the prize in the “Young Auditor” contest

By special invitation of the organizers from the Higher School of Insurance and Finance (VUZF) and the auditing companies “HLB Bulgaria” and “Zaharinova Nexia”, Mr. Boyko Atanasov, Chair of the Financial Supervision Commission, was among the official guests of the 12th edition of national audit contest “Young Auditor”. The competition distinguishes students from all over the country, with an interest in the auditing profession, as well as traditionally popularizes it among the whole society.

  “I admire the 12 years of effort to give recognition to the auditing profession. The audit is a key element in the financial sphere, in particular, in the non-banking financial sector, and the functioning of the entire system is unthinkable without it”, said the Chair of the Financial Supervision Commission addressing the organizers.

Mr. Boyko Atanasov presented the prize to the student who won first place in the contest. He addressed all the participants with the words: “Be strong, be brave, don’t be satisfied with what you have achieved today and remember that without extra effort, success is not possible. Good luck!”.

Among the special guests of the “Young Auditor” contest were Ms. Gorica Kozhareva – Chair of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, His Eminence Bishop Pachomius of Branitsa – Rector of the Sofia Theological Seminary, Mr. Vladimir Savov – Deputy Chair in charge of the Insurance Supervision Division in the Financial Supervision Commission, Mr. Genko Nikolov – Secretary General of the Commission for Public Oversight of Statutory Auditors, Mr. Boyko Kostov – Chair of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Bulgaria, Mr. Stefan Belchev – Director of the Public Financial Inspection Agency and Ms. Stefka Stoeva – former constitutional judge.

In 2023, more than 50 students from 12 universities in the country took part in the contest, among them the Higher School of Insurance and Finance (VUZF), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, University of National and World Economy (UNWE), D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, University of Economics – Varna, Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Burgas Free University, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, New Bulgarian University, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

The event ended with a speech towards the students and guests by Denislav Georgiev – the winner of the 2022 contest.