“Application of TRIZ/TIPS techniques in the process of internal audit function automation (TIPS – the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)”

Aleksandra Kirsanova – Internal Audit and Internal Control Professional

Aleksandra has more than 13 years of professional experience in the field of internal audit and internal control. Aleksandra started her path to the profession in 2005 in Enterprise Risk Services Group in Consulting Department of Deloitte, the main assignments related to SOX-compliance projects for the companies of the metal and coal industry. From 2008 to 2011, Aleksandra worked in Internal Audit Services of GAZ Group (automobile holding, part of Basic Element Group) as a Manager of Corporate Audit Department, then as a Head of Audit Methodology and Quality Control Department. From 2012 to 2016, Aleksandra was a Head of Internal Audit and Control Department of ERGO Russia (insurance company, part of ERGO / Munich RE Group). From 2016 to 2018 Aleksandra held the position of Fraud Prevention & Compliance Manager in HEINEKEN Russia (brewing plants, part of HEINEKEN Group). Now Aleksandra provides consulting services in the field of automation of internal audit function and internal control system.

Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Russia since 2005. Holds the following professional certificates: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 2006, Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) since 2009, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) since 2016.

In addition, in 2012 Aleksandra was awarded by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (Global IIA) in the nomination “Top 20 Under 30” as one of the best young internal auditors in the world and the first one from Russia.