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Konferenca IIA - Slovenskega inštituta

6th IIA – Slovenia conference
Ljubljana, 29. - 30. May 2017


6th IIA Slovenia Conference

The complexity of operating and the challenges ahead

Ljubljana, May 29th and 30th 2017
Biotehnical Faculty - Grand Hall, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana.



Day 1

May 29th 2017


Opening speech1
mag. Polona Pergar Guzaj, IIA - Slovenia, President


Internal Audit Never Sleeps
mag. Angela Witzany, Chairman of the Board, IIA Global


From Zero to Universe1,
Dušan Olaj, General Manager, Duol


Coffe and networking break


Risk management in practice1
mag. Maja Šušterši, SI.RISK president


Auditing risk culture (a practical approach)                              
Martin Stevens, Audit director at Gjensidige, Norway


Lunch break


Digitalization: case study;1
Monika Zajc, Post Slovenia


What's new on IT field and what are implications on internal audit2
mag. Višnja Komnenić, IIA Croatia and ISACA Croatia


Beyond the Information Security2
Ramona Vindiš, IT Security Officer, Volvo Group, Sweden

16.15 - 16.30

Clossing day 1


Dinner on boat on Ljubljanica river
(not included in conference price; to attend register at; price 25,00 €, payment on the boat)

Day 2

May30th 2017


What kind of owners are Slovenian companies?1
Mirjam Hočevar, Deputy Managing Director, Pivovarna Laško Union


Internal audit consulting services2
Jasna Turković,  IIA Croatia, president


It is possible to make in municipal environments as well!: Case study Ljubljana city: part 1: internal audit view;1
dr. Slavka Kavčič, member of supervisory board of Ljubljana city


It is possible to make in municipal environments as well!: Case study Ljubljana city: part 2: supervisory board view:1
mag. Nataša Koprivšek, CAE of Ljubljana city


Coffe and networking break


Whistle blowers in Slovenia1
dr. Alma Sedlar, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Commission for the prevention of corruption


Introduction of round table / panel discussion speakers1
Janja Skamlić, Ernst&Young, mag. Mojca Koder, Ministry of Interior, Police department; mag. Irena Novak, DUTB


Round table / panel discussion: The influence of maturity of the environment on the internal audit development


Closing the event

1Lecture will be held in Slovenian.
2Lecture will be held in Serbian.
The organizer reserves the right to change the program.

All who come from abroad, please register through our website and regarding detailed information about the location of the conference, hotel accommodation, local transport ... contact us via e-mail address


Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA is chairman of The IIA's Global Board and head of internal audit for Sparkassen Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group, the leading life insurance provider in Austria.

Mag. Angela WitzanyWitzany has an impressive record of volunteer service with The IIA, including numerous leadership roles over the past nine years. She has served as chairman and senior vice chairman of the board for IIA-Austria, and is leading the permanent working group of private insurance companies as a contributor to numerous internal audit guidelines, model audit charters, and audit engagement programs. In Europe, she served as a board member of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) and completed her term as vice president in 2015. A member of The IIA's Global Board of Directors since 2013, Witzany served most recently as senior vice chairman, as well as chairman of the Finance Committee and chairman of the Professional Guidance Advisory Council. She was also a member of the Professional Certifications Board.

Witzany has been an internal auditor in the insurance sector since 1997, when she developed Sparkassen Versicherung's new internal audit function. She has served there as head of internal audit since 2001, and now has responsibility for internal audit activities in Austria and Central Eastern Europe. Further, Witzany serves as the Austrian Insurance Association's vice president of the Committee of Internal Audit and Control. She has been an active member of that organization since 1997.

Witzany earned her master's degree in commercial science at Vienna University of Economics and Business, and is a certified accountant. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at internal audit conferences and has written about internal audit-related topics for a number of publications. She is a lecturer and trainer on internal auditing in the insurance industry at an Austrian university, Johannes Kepler University Linz.

For her term as The IIA's global chairman, Witzany chose "Audit Never Sleeps" as her theme. "Internal auditors have sought to add value to their organizations by working tirelessly and passionately to meet the evolving expectations of stakeholders, and to become trusted advisers and partners to boards, audit committees, and management," Witzany says. In her travels to institutes, chapters, and other organizations around the world, Witzany plans to share her message that internal auditors must be credible, reliable, and have strong relationships in place to ensure their organizations are well-positioned to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex business environment. Further, she will draw on her own experiences and challenges to encourage others to use an integrated way of thinking so that their work will help to ensure organizational success.

Martin Stevens, FCA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

Martin StevensMartin Stevens is audit director at Gjensidige Insurance, Norway. The Gjensidige Group is a leading Norwegian-based general insurance corporation servicing the Nordic and Baltic countries. He is an active member of the IIA and currently is leading the development of IIA Norway's Network for Risk Management which includes the preparation of a brochure "Guidelines for the Risk Management function". He served as a board member of IIA Norway for the years 2009-2016 (including four years as president) and was on the management board of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) from 2010 to 2016. Apart from working as a qualified auditor (FCA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA) Martin has held a variety of line management positions spanning from the operational side as head of settlements in banking and CFO in a commercial company to Controller, Risk Manager and risk management consultant. Martin has been a member of IIA Norway for more than 30 years and has taken an active role in the development of the internal auditing profession in Norway and the development of guidance on internal audit and risk management through his position in the Board of ECIIA.

Monika Zajc

Monika ZajcDigital makeup or digital makeover?

Digital is omnipresent today and in the digital revolution nobody is too small to become a winner that takes all and nobody is big enough to be unbeatable. It was our decision whether to reinvent our business and to put our customers in the center or not. If we will not do anything, our odds of leaking our P&L are close to 100%. Digital makeup will not last forever! I will share the story how we prepared our digital strategy, how we learned how to apply makeup and how we decided to do complete makeover.

Mag. Višnja Komneni, univ. spec. inf., mag. ing. el.

Mag. Višnja KomneniMrs Višnja Komneni is the Executive Board member of the IIA Croatia, The First Vice President of Management Board of the ISACA Croatia Chapter and Assistant Director in Internal Audit Department in HEP. She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb and she has a master's degree in IT security and IT auditing (Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varadin). She has experience more than 25 years in IT as well as IT security and IT auditing last 17 years. She is certified as Internal Auditor in Croatia. She also has some international certificates in IT security and Auditing field like: ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor and Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager. She has published some scientific and professional papers in the field of IT auditing and IT security as well as she has been a lecturer at some domestic and international conferences in the IT auditing and IT security fields. Also, she has been lecturer on Faculty of Economics in Zagreb and Rijeka as well as on Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varadin, according the IT Auditing. She is a member of some associations: IIA Chapter Croatia, ISACA Chapter Croatia, CIGRE, Croatian Society for Quality.

Ramona Vindiš, CISA, IT Security Officer, Volvo Group

Ramona VindišI have been working in IT for more than 30 years. The last 10 years my focus is on the IT Security. A short overview of my positions and experiences is shown below.

• IT Security Officer, Volvo Group, Sweden, 2014 – present
- Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Acceptable use of IT and Information Disclosure
- Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Security Framework and Information Security Management System
- Acting on security incidents in regard to acceptable use of IT equipment & IT services
- Acting on forensic investigations by securing electronically stored information (ESI)
• Security Controller, Volvo IT, Sweden, 2007-2014
- Responsibility for Security Framework, Compliance, Awareness, ISO 27001 implementation
• Line Manager, Volvo IT, Sweden, 2000 - 2007
- Managing people, finance, customers and IT area Document Management Solutions
• Maintenance Manager, Volvo IT, Sweden, 1997 - 2000
- Managing IT systems within area of Business Administration
• Project Manager, Ale Municipality, Sweden, 1995 – 1997
• System Analyst , TP Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1983 - 1992

• CISA, Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISACA, 2008-present

• University of Sarajevo, Bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Mathematics (PMF), 1982

Information security is about protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.
My presentation "Beyond the information security" will focus on situations when information security principles are overridden by security principles.

Some keywords from a company's daily life are: disclosure of confidential data, forensic investigations, "dawn raids", acceptable use of IT etc.

Mirjam Hoevar

Mirjam HoevarSince finishing studies in mathematics working on different positions in breweries Pivovarna Laško and Pivovarna Union. I began my business career in the IT department of Brewery Union. While leading successful implementation of new ERP information system as a project manager I became deeply involved in all operational processes in brewery.
In 2002 I entered the field of finance, two years later as a finance manager carrying out tasks of strategic importance and coordinating the finance department areas.
During financial restructuring of Group Laško besides operational and strategic financial responsibilities my focus and accountability was in financial and operational restructuring and M&A processes.

Successfully finished financial restructuring brought a new owner for breweries and refocused to core beer business. Currently carrying out tasks of business restructuring, change management and integration processes.

Jasna Turkovi

Jasna TurkoviJasna Turkovi is acting President of IIA Croatia and, for the past six years, Senior Auditor in Mercury Processing Services International, a payment processing company. Prior to coming to Mercury PSI she worked shortly as the Audit Manager in the major holding utility company for the city of Zagreb.
However, majority of her work experience is connected to PLIVA, a multinational pharmaceutical company, where she gained intensive knowledge in the fields of project management, investment evaluation, internal consulting and information technology. She enters the Internal audit world mid 2000 being appointed PLIVA CAE overseeing the audit activities in all PLIVA operating countries.
Jasna is one of the founder of IIA Croatia and active participant on all nine IIA Croatia conferences held so far, either as Organizational committee member, speaker or moderator.
She is an active participant on Internal audit annual conference and trainer within the local internal audit certification program both organized by the Internal audit chapter of Croatian Association of accountants and financial workers.
Within the past years, as a speaker, she participated in the conferences organized by IIA Austria, IIA Serbia, IIA Slovenia and IIA Montenegro, and last year she actively participated and presented on the CEE conference organized by IIA Hungary.

In 2015 she was actively involved in IARF CBOK practitioner survey as a project champion for Croatia and as a reviewer for CBOK Internal Audit Maturity report.

Presentation Summary

How many times have you heard, or even used, the introductory sentence: "Good afternoon, I am internal auditor, and I am here to help you?" More important, do your clients really believe that you are here to help? Do management see you as an auditor or as an advisor?
As management and Audit Committees face the growing need for efficient risk management and internal control systems, they are increasingly seeking internal audit assistance. On the one hand, it is a consciousness that traditional internal auditing alone is not enough to make organizations achieve their strategic goals, and on the other hand, in the light of rising risks, it is a recognition that internal auditing can do more.
Internal auditors can define advisory service differently and the clarification on what it really involves is necessary. But the demand for a different level of service is obvious. All internal auditors do not feel comfortable with this change, and many managers have not yet met and are not aware of its existence.
Management wants more than mere assurance and efficient audits, wants the possibility to turn to an internal audit for expert knowledge and insight into business strategic initiatives, expecting ideas that will challenge existing practices and continuously improve business processes.

During the presentation, we will try to position advisory services within the theoretical framework, see what is the difference between assurance as a traditional audit service and advisory services, try to present the types of advisory services more closely and point out some problems in their provision, and finally see what makes the difference between auditors and trusted advisors.

Dr. Slavka Kavi

Dr. Slavka Kavi

Mag. Nataša Koprivšek

Mag. Nataša Koprivšek

Dr. Alma Sedlar

Dr. Alma Sedlar

Avtor fotografije: Joe Suhadolnik, Delo

Janja Skamli

Janja SkamliLead major international forensic investigations in Slovenia and Balkan region of alleged or suspected violations of criminal law and corporate policies occurring within or outside organizations, including embezzlement, conflicts of interest, collusion, bribery, records falsification, manipulation of financial statements, inventory stealing etc.
Cooperate with legal counsels in assisting legal professionals during legal disputes, in explaining individual cases and also appeared as an expert witness to the prosecution.
Evaluate system of internal controls and related procedures for high risk fraud areas (consideration of fraud schemes / scenarios, identification of key fraud indicators, review of company's processes and good practice, understanding and testing controls, give recommendations to management, review implementation of recommendations, reporting to management board).

Perform projects of compliance in the field of acquiring EU funds, implementing FCPA requirements in various industries and lead compliance review during or after the takeover procedure with special focus on FCPA and anti-bribery regulations.

Mag. Mojca Koder

mag. Mojca Koder

Irena Novak, CIA, CRMA, preizkušena notranja revizorka

Irena NovakIrena is an experienced auditing, internal auditing and risk management professional. For 16 years she served as key account manager in one of the Big4 firms, where she led various auditing, internal auditing, risk management and consulting projects in fields of financial reporting, internal control set-up and optimization. Most of her clients were various Slovenian and international financial services institutions. She has extensive experience in leading an internal audit function in Government sector. At present she is serving as head of internal audit function in the state owned Bank Asset Management Company.

She is a MBA and holds CIA, CRMA, Slovenian Certified Internal Auditor, Slovenian State Auditor and Slovenian State Internal Auditor certificates and for her second mandate she serves as a Governor of The IIA – Slovenian institute.

Dušan Olaj

Dušan Olaj

Polona Pergar Guzaj

Polona Pergar GuzajPolona Pergar Guzaj je preizkušena notranja revizorka, s pridobljenimi mednarodnimi nazivi, tako na podroju notranje revizije (CIA, CFSA, CRMA) kot tudi na podroju preiskovanja prevar (CFE). Z notranjo revizijo se ukvarja e od leta 2001. Je lanica IIA – Slovenskega inštituta od ustanovitve in lanica ACFE, ameriškega zdruenja preiskovalcev prevar ter podpredsednica Zdruenja preizkušenih preiskovalcev prevar – ACFE Slovenija. Ima izkušnje z vodenjem notranje revizije tako v proizvodnem kot tudi finannem sektorju. Od leta 2014 je direktorica drube 4E, d. o. o., specializirane za svetovalne storitve na podroju upravljanja organizacij (upravljanje tveganj, notranja revizija, korporativno upravljanje) in obvladovanja prevar. Poleg izkušenj v kontrolingu, menedmentu, notranji reviziji in revizijskih komisijah ima tudi bogate izkušnje kot predavateljica. Izvaja tudi predavanja in delavnice za individualne naronike in zunanje ocene kakovosti notranje revizije, aktivnosti cosourcing ter pomaga pri uvajanju notranjerevizijske funkcije in/ali revizijske komisije v organizacijo. V zadnjih nekaj letih se je specializirala tudi za podroja prepreevanja, odkrivanja, preiskovanja in odpravljanja prevar.

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