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The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) visited the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" on April 24 to present for the first time the book "Independent Financial Audit in Bulgaria from Its Restoration in 1991 to the Present Day". The event was open to anyone interested.

The new book by authors Prof. Dr. Ivan Rusev and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anton Svrakov presents the contemporary history of the institute, using both historical facts and personal memories of those involved in its development. Thanks to Prof. Dr. Ivan Rusev, who is also a historian specializing in economic history, the information in the book takes on a scientific character, and the book itself is structured as a scientific study. In addition to the book presentation, the film "Professor Dimitar Dobrev - the Patriarch of Accounting in Bulgaria" which was recently aired on BNT 1, was also screened.

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The event was hosted by the Dean of the Faculty, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanas Georgiev, Prof. Dr. Eleonora Stancheva-Todorova, head of the Master's program "Accounting and Audit" and operational director of the Career Center at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, as well as Velin Filipov, a lecturer at the faculty and a member of ICPA.

During the special event, Assoc. Prof. Georgiev welcomed the attending students, lecturers, and representatives of the auditing community in Bulgaria, emphasizing the importance of this collaboration for the students of the faculty. Prof. Stancheva also welcomed the attendees, expressing a wish for continued fruitful collaboration and the creation of successful initiatives to support the professional development of students.

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The authors revealed the history behind the book's creation, highlighting that it is an important publication that preserves the memories of the profession's development and is a natural continuation of the publication "The Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Its Presidents (1931-1948)". Its reviewers are Prof. Dr. Pencho Penchev and Prof. Dr. Nadya Kostova, Ph.D., with significant contributions from Boyko Kostov, the current president of ICPA (2011-2017 and 2020-2024).

The event was also attended by Dr. Dimitar Dobrev, the grandson of Prof. Dobrev, who shared his memories related to the life and work of his illustrious relative.

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The event is part of the longstanding cooperation between the two organizations aimed at improving the educational environment and career orientation for students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.