Our Tutors

Finance, Accountancy and IFRS

Our team of managers with experience in preparing and auditing IFRS financial statements, and in IFRS training, is led by Juraj Tučný, Partner at PwC. Juraj has been a member of the group of experts within the PwC global network specialising in providing IFRS advice for many years. Juraj spent several years working in PwC London and PwC Moscow in accounting advisory and IFRS consulting services.

Ivan Kupkovič is a member of the Slovak chamber of auditors and ACCA qualified expert. He was leading the audit teams responsible for both statutory and IFRS audits as Assurance Director. His current tutoring lectures are: ACCA – paper F3, F7, P2 and FIA – papers FA1, FA2. He is a recognised Tutor for DipIFR qualification in CEE and Russia, IFRS open training, IFRS Academy and various training tailored to the clients’ needs.

Alexandra Sviteková has been a lecturer at the Academy since 2010. She currently teaches several papers in the ACCA and FIA qualifications and is a content designer for the IFRS Academy study program in the Slovak language. As a member of ACCA and SKAU, she has many years of working experience in the finance industry as PwC's Assurance Manager.

Katarína Somogyiová has a vast experience in managing audit engagements of various Slovak and international companies as Assurance Director. She is ACCA qualified and statutory auditor. Moreover, she was coordinating and training teams in areas such as IFRS, IPSAS or audit methodologies. She is currently delivering lectures for IFRS Academy, ACCA – papers F1, F3, F7 and P2, FIA –  papers  FA1, FA2, F3. She is also teaching FIA at The University of Economics in Bratislava.

Juraj Kello is FCCA qualified, has experience in wide range of industries: manufacturing, energy and services. He previously worked as a senior manager in the Audit and Assurance department of Big4 company in Slovakia and Australia. Juraj is a Slovak licensed statutory auditor with his own practice and also has a long term experience in providing trainings in the area of IFRS, audit, management accounting and financial management topics

Robert Srnka is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and internationally licensed trainer in PM. He is an experienced tutor with over 20 years of experience in managing a wide variety of projects including IT implementations, BPR and audits. He delivers professional and other management skills training in CEE and EU countries.

Martina Ambrózi has been working at PwC since 2006. In the position of audit manager, she is mainly engaged in the audit of manufacturing companies, retail and logistics companies and real estate developers. Martina is a member of the international professional organization ACCA and in 2013 she became a statutory and government auditor. She lectures at various training for internal employees as well as external clients.

Management skills and mini MBA

Constantine (Dino) Kiritsis is a versatile business professional, entrepreneur   and consultant on HR, and training and development. He is a world-class inspirational trainer / presenter and has led diverse events for numer­ous corporations and associations. He has delivered over 15,000 hour of profession­al training, hosting & presentations over the last 20 years  in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, mainly to corporate clients. He developed the award curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s Mini MBA programme.

Miro Smolović has over 20 years of experience in providing services to corporate, private and non-governmental sectors and is an internationally licensed project management trainer. He has worked extensively in the emerging markets of the CEE, where he has gained a reputation for the quality of his management, organization and leadership of international, inter-disciplinary project teams in private sector and donor-funded development projects. He delivers project management and other management skills training in Central and Eastern Europe and EU countries.

Lazar Džamić is a former Head of Brand Planning for Google's creative think tank ZOO in London, where he created the strategy team and brought in two of the world’s first creative data scientists. His mission at Google was to ‘turn light into heat’: transforming vast amounts of Google data into deep insights for creating great brand stories. He has also worked as strategy director at several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the UK. He is a regular speaker at global and regional conferences on digital marketing and brand storytelling.

Tim Kemp is a respected designer and facilitator of effective learning events and has written extensively on team working, HR issues and leadership. He has developed a range of management learning simulations and web-based seminars for clients across the EMEA and in the US. Tim is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council and a Visiting Fellow at Bristol Business School.

Project Management

Miro Smolović has over 20 years of experience in providing services to corporate, private and non-governmental sectors and is an internationally licensed project management trainer. He has worked extensively in the emerging markets of the CEE, where he has gained a reputation for the quality of his management, organization and leadership of international, inter-disciplinary project teams in private sector and donor-funded development projects. He delivers project management and other management skills training in Central and Eastern Europe and EU countries.

Robert Srnka is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and internationally licensed trainer in PM. He is an experienced tutor with over 20 years of experience in managing a wide variety of projects including IT implementations, BPR and audits. He delivers professional and other management skills training in CEE and EU countries.

Tax Academy and ADIT

James Ryan AITI, CTA, ADIT, BA (Hons.) is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Irish Tax Institute. He also holds the specialised Advanced Diploma in International Taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK). His background in financial services combined with his tax expertise gives him a holistic understanding of the interchange between finance planning and tax.

Branislav Toman is a manager in the Tax&Legal department of PwC. He specializes in corporate income tax, and advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, acquisitions, tax due diligence, and provides assistance with tax returns for Slovak companies and permanent establishments.

Alexandra Hlobenová is a manager in the Tax&Legal department of PwC, where she has been working since 2012. She graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Taxation and Tax Consulting. Alexandra specializes in VAT advice and VAT reporting. She also participates in various projects for Slovak and international clients, including VAT checks and VAT controls.

Lenka Kollárová is a certified tax advisor and is registered with the Slovak Chamber of Tax Advisors. She has been working in the VAT department of PwC since 2008. She has also worked in the Office of Financial Administration as a tax controller. She has worked on a number of VAT consulting and planning projects, and provided advice on VAT reporting and tax audits for Slovak and international clients from various industries.

Simona Žatková is a senior consultant in the tax department of PwC, where she has been working since 2014. She specializes in corporate income tax, international taxation, and mergers and acquisitions. She also participates in various projects for Slovak and international clients providing tax due diligence services and advice on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Jakub Dvorský is a senior consultant in the Tax&Legal department of PwC. He specializes in corporate income tax, business combination taxation and international tax structuring.

HR qualifications, CIPD and soft skills

Vanda Šinková has an extensive experience in HR management. Currently she is the leader of CIPD Centre of Excellence for the PwC Academies in CEE, and is delivering CIPD qualifications in several CEE countries. In her HR leader role, Vanda has been responsible for the overall HR management agenda, as well as for the strategic HR and change management, organisational and talent development.

Olívia Hurbanová has been awarded the Tutor of the Year award. She focuses on the application of behavioural sciences to business, communication and education. Olívia also utilizes knowledge from neurobiology and evolutionary biology. CIPD Masterclass is based on CIPD’s research on the application of neuroscience to the HR environment. The training also uses virtual reality, which allows participants to feel and realize the imperfections of thinking and teaches how to change established decision-making patterns.

Katarína Linczényiová is a mentor of stress management and mental resilience, coach, therapist, Oxford educated teacher of mindfulness based cognitive therapy, motivational speaker and former pro athlete in the sport of freediving. She reached the depth of eighty-five metres on a single breath of air, which was the third deepest female dive in the world in the constant weight discipline in 2013 and memorable sport achievement. Katarina address topic of stress as a guest speaker of many international events, such as CEO Forums, Executive Summits, Forbes 30 under 30, TEDx and others. She has given lectures in different countries in EU but also in Australia and USA.

Ján Dubnička is an excellent speaker and motivator, whose whole professional life has been accompanied by communication. Interpersonal communication, based on knowledge about the brain, has become his passion and profession. He is a communication strategist and an internationally certified coach. He focuses on communication intelligence and conscious communication, changing the culture in companies, developing leaders and teams. He is the author of two books: Create the life you desire and It just takes courage.

Viktor Bielik has a solid knowledge gained at Comenius University in Bratislava and the experience gained during 15 years of practice at the Sports Medicine Clinique. As part of the "HýbSa Slovensko" project at TV Markíza he teaches children and parents how to live healthily and how to sport. He was one of the main performers of the TV show "Restart" at TV JOJ. He has developed an educational concept for companies Fit 24/7, where he teaches employees how to stay fit not only at work but also in everyday life.

Shaolin courses

Shi Heng Yi started at the age of four to practice and train his skills and abilities in the arts of Shaolin. His key strength is the ability to combine knowledge with practical daily exercise in order to support people in the modern society. It is his ultimate goal to provide traditional techniques, that are easy to understand and useful in daily routine.

Shi Heng Zong has been studying Buddhism for over 20 years. It is his great ability to find the suiting key to solve common and individual problems and to provide techniques derived from Buddhist and Shaolin knowledge. He has great experience and teaching skills in dealing with people and their emotions and daily problems.

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PwC's Academy

Educational Institute, PwC Slovakia

Eva Hupková

Eva Hupková

Director, The Academy Leader, PwC Slovakia

Tel: +421 2 59350 414

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