Agenda 2020

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09.50 – 10.00 – GATHERING & WELCOME VIRTUAL REFRESHMENTS
10.00 – 11.30 – PLENARY SESSION
11.30 – 11.35 – NETWORKING AND VIRTUAL REFRESHMENTS
11.35 – 13.05 – PARALLEL SESSIONS (6)
13.05 – 13.10 – NETWORKING AND VIRTUAL REFRESHMENTS
13.10 – 14.40 – PARALLEL SESSIONS (3)
14.45 – END OF CONFERENCE
11.35 – 13.05 – PARALLEL SESSIONS
SESSION A: “IN STEP WITH CHANGE” organized by the Association of Internal Auditors of Serbia (UIRS)
The session lasts till 13.25
Moderators:
 
Miroslav Perić, PhD
 
Predrag Zindović, Senior Internal Auditor at Komercijalna banka AD Beograd​
 

With the aim of adding value and keeping pace with change, internal audit has a special focus on developing IT risk management and information security techniques. Additionally, attention is paid to improving the process of automation and planning, as key factors in crisis management with special attention to risk management COVID-19 crisis. Also, one of the key processes that internal audit should implement is accepting trends of digitalization in the business operations of companies, adapting to the changed processes and business organization, achieving better efficiency, and reducing costs.

Speakers:

Dušan Žikić, Head of IT Audit at NIS Gazprom Neft
Topic: IT risk management – metrics and automation
 

Milica Ilić, Global head of protection and resilience at Allianz Group
Topic: Automation and planning: key factors for risk management
 

SESSION B: ACCOUNTING IN THE PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
 
Moderator:

Zoran Petrović, PhD

Topics
1. Problems faced by accountants
2. The impact of the pandemic on changing the way accountants work

Speakers:

Tomislav Gajić, MD, PhD, Ass. Prof, Singidunum University, Faculty of Health, Legal and Business Studies, Valjevo

Živoslav Damnjanović, direktor prodaje, Be-terna
SESSION C: EXPERIENCE-SHARING OF VISEGRAD COUNTRIES TO TAX AVOIDANCE ACTIVITY
Moderator:

Lidija Barjaktarović, PhD

Experience-sharing of Visegrad countries to tax avoidance activity” financed by the International Visegrad Fund grant (project No. 22010083). The papers will present guidelines for adjusting the law and the impact of tax evasion on social responsibility policy in the countries of the Visegrad Group and the Republic of Serbia.

Topic: “OPEN ISSUES OF THEORY AND PRACTICE”

Speakers:

Milan Negovanović, Editor of occasional publications and organizer of professional training, Business Advisor
Topic: Opinions of the Ministry of Finance – the choice of rights or detours to legal uncertainty

Jelena Miljković, Director at KPMG Serbia
Topic: International cooperation to combating tax avoidance and evasion

Invited papers

1. Piotr Luty
    Tax avoidance in V4 countries and Serbia – influence of company size on effective tax rate

2. Goranka Knežević, Vladan Pavlović, Kıvanç Halil Arıç
    Does tax evasion significantly contribute to overall economic crime in Serbia?

3. Anja Galečić, Lidija Barjaktarović
    Tax evasion, prevention measures, and detection procedures – the case of the Republic of Serbia
SESSION D: Digital HR
 
Moderator:


Lazar Dražeta, PhD

Digital HR represents a paradigm of the new age and is closely related to the modern knowledge economy. In technical terms, it represents the transformation of HR services and processes using digital technologies. In terms of employee experience, it poses a challenge for every aspect of the organization’s human capital management as well as a change in the business framework in which the HR function has developed so far.
Speakers:

 

Nataša Pančić, HR Director at East Point Holdings
Topic: HR in the era of digitalization
 

Brankica Ljamić, Director of ICF ACSTH program “Coaching for Active Preeminence” (CAP) / President ICF Serbia Chapter
Topic: Coaching as a methodology of personal and professional development of leaders, in the light of digitalization and teleworking
SESSION E: NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR REAL ESTATE VALUE ASSESSMENT: NECESSITY AND PERSPECTIVES OF POSSIBLE CHANGES in cooperation with the National Association of Appraisers of Serbia (NAVS) and the Association of Independent Court Experts and Real Estate Appraisers
Moderators:
 
Vule Mizdraković, PhD
 
Maja Kljajić, Assistant
 
Changes and development of the national and international real estate market, but also feedback from practitioners who face real problems in everyday business, cause changes in professional valuation standards, and sometimes legislation (where it exists), which regulates the procedure of real estate valuation. The Law on Real Estate Appraisers of the Republic of Serbia has been in force since 2017, and by-laws were adopted in the same year, various regulations, including national assessment standards. The question is whether it is necessary to make changes to bylaws, as well as whether it is necessary to make additional harmonization with international professional regulations. The aim of this session is a constructive discussion between the panelists and the participants of the session in order to exchange experiences, improve the understanding and application of the mentioned regulations and formulate possible proposals for changes in national legislation.
Speakers:



Dejan Hadžić, Head of the Insurance and Real Estate Group, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia



Danijela Ilić, President of National Association of Valuers of Serbia



Miroslav Višnjić, Vice president of Association of Independent Court Experts and Real Estate Appraisers
SESSION F: SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
Moderators:
 
Nebojša Bačanin-Džakula, PhD
 
Tijana Radojević, PhD

The international scientific conference FINIZ 2020 is an ideal opportunity for all its participants to present their work and results to the general public, as well as to exchange experiences and ideas with other distinguished experts from relevant fields. Two papers, in the expanded form (30%), will be selected and proposed for publication in The European Journal of Applied Economics (M51) in an accelerated procedure.

At this year’s FINIZ 2020 conference, the Scientific Papers session is divided into two parts, in which 20 papers will be presented. The database of financial and audit reports of companies from the Republic of Serbia will open this session, and then papers from various fields of the conference will be presented.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  1. Empirical data on financial and audit reports of Serbian business entities
    Vule Mizdraković, Nenad Stanić, Vladimir Mitić, Ana Obradović, Maja Kljajić, Maja Obradović, Nemanja Stanišić

PAPERS FROM THE THEMATIC AREAS OF THE CONFERENCE

  1. Mihailo Todorović, Miroslav Perić
    Monetary Unit Sampling using MSExcel – Automation in external auditing
  2. Danko Jevtović, Nikola Stefanović
    The role of independent directors in corporate governance in IT companies in Serbia
  3. Lidija Barjaktarovic, Sanja Kekić
    The influence of pandemic COVID-19 on cyber-security on the Serbian companies
  4. Lidija Barjaktarović, Marko Barjaktarović, Snežana Konjikušić
    Echo State Networks Usage for Stock Price Predictions
  5. Vladimir Mirković, Marija Vujičić, Dragana Andonović Brmalj
    Does profitability reflect company’s financial health in the Republic of Serbia?
  6. Snežana Konjikušić, Gordana Radojević, Ana Vjetrov
    The Implementation of Fuzzy Sets in Decision Making Process
  7. Marija Antonijević, Isidora Ljumović
    Innovation and New Roles of Employees in Operational Risk Management
  8. Tamara Vesić, Cvetko Lazović, Jovan Petronijević
    The necessity of digitalization of the banking system – a chance or a threat to the development of the banking market?
  9. Slađana Sredojević, Sophia Ziakou
    Resilient digital financial education for Youth – European money quiz project
  10. Nataša Krstić
    Does Google favour its own platforms in search visibility?
  11. Nikola Dražić, Gordana Dražić, Nikola Rakašćan
    Possibilities of using by-products in the circular production process in biogas power plants
  12. Tijana Radojević, Tanja Stanković, Danica Rajin
    Employee motivation in the process of managing organizational change
  13. Ana Radulovic, Olga Epitropaki
    Leadership in virtual teams
  14. Rayyan Amour Al Noumani, Raihan Taqui Syed
    Human Resource Automation: Benefits and Challenges for Organizations
  15. Evaggelia Kiosi, Konstantinos M. Karyotakis, Kyriakos Dimitriou
    Corona-virus Crisis and Effective Change Management: Ethical Implications
  16. Slavica Squire
    Contribution of Coaching Skills to Leadership
  17. Miloš Petković, Lilian Del Real Ramirez
    Knowledge Management as a Driver of Company’s Competitive Advantage
  18. Marko Pavićević, Avetik Pashayan, Mohammad Razaul Karim
    Relevance of social media in corporate world 
  19. Milorad Kovjanić
    Fraudulent financial reporting as a permanent problem for decision makers
13.10 – 14.40 – PARALLEL SESSIONS
SESSION G: IN STEP WITH CURRENT TRENDS IN FINANCIAL FORENSICS
The session will start at 13.30 (Registration for the session will start at 13.10)

Moderators:

 
Goranka Knežević, PhD
 
Marija Radovanović, Credit Fraud manager, Secretary ACFE Serbia Chapter
 

In the conditions of business process automation, there is an increasing number of criminal acts, both due to the online environment in which business takes place after the COVID-19 pandemic and due to the fact that the criminal mind of criminal perpetrators always finds new forms of activity. In this session, we will answer the question of how to react after indications of ongoing fraudulent activity in the company. Presenting anonymous case studies from business practice is the right way to answer that question.

Speakers:


Vesna Radeta, Manager of financial security, fraud and corruption prevention

 

Sanja Jovanović, Head of department for cooperation with strategic partners at Wiener Städtische

SESSION H: EXPERIENCE-SHARING OF VISEGRAD COUNTRIES TO TAX AVOIDANCE ACTIVITY (ENG)
Moderators:
 
Lidija Barjaktarović, PhD
 
Piotr Luty, PhD, Wroclaw University

Experience-sharing of Visegrad countries to tax avoidance activity” financed by the International Visegrad Fund grant (project No. 22010083). The papers will present guidelines for adjusting the law and the impact of tax evasion on social responsibility policy in the countries of the Visegrad Group and the Republic of Serbia.

Other papers:

1. Michał Biernacki, Piotr Luty,
    Effective tax rate in V4 countries and Serbia – sectoral approach
2. Marko Milojević, Ivica Terzić, Snežana Stanišić,
    Using Benford’s Law to Detect Tax Evasion in Micro-Enterprises in Serbia
3. Vule Mizdraković, Maja Kljajić, Marija Slavković,
    Corporate tax reporting: Effective tax rate of Serbian public entities
4. Karolina Kuropka,
    Risk analysis as a fundamental element of the capital group’s transfer pricing policy
5. Dominika Florek,
    Factors influencing the tax mentality of an average taxpayer in Poland
6. Aleksandra Knežević,
    Tax evasion in Montenegro, forms of manifestation and measures of suppression
SESSION I: MARKETING AND AUTOMATION
Moderators:
 
Jelena Gajić, PhD
 
Aleksandar Đorđević, PhD
 

Automation in marketing is the latest trend in optimizing marketing activities and maximizing sales results. Thanks to this “personal assistant“, it is possible to accurately identify the needs and desires of potential and existing service users, create personalized campaigns, create quality sales opportunities and monitor the results of activities. Its special contribution to modern business is: significant timesaving, facilitated implementation of activities, and detailed reporting.

Speakers:

 
 
 
14.45 – End of Conference

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