Swiss Audit Championship 2019

Effective Audit Knowledge in a World of Digital Transformation

IIA Switzerland and the Audit Research Center successfully held the Swiss Audit Championship together. As a unique experience, the auditors learned about the innovative learning opportunities with the help of an individually created serious business game. More than 70 auditors trained live at the conference. Gamification is an essential element in the digital transformation of HR development in internal auditing. The participants were not only able to acquire new knowledge in these areas, but also participated in exciting challenges with and against each other. Please have a look at the first impressions and photos.

Winner – Individual Ranking

Individual Ranking
1. PlaceTimothy ArnandaUnion Bancaire Privée
2. PlacePatrick René ThomZürcher Kantonalbank
3. PlaceJoël MooserGlencore International

Winner – Team Ranking

Team Ranking
1. PlaceJonathan David Woodford
Timothy Arnanda
Thibault Fouache
Glencore International
Union Bancaire Privée
Union Bancaire Privée
2. PlaceDaniel Arthur Blank
Albana Gashi-Pnishi
Patrick René Thom
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zürcher Kantonalbank
3. PlaceLucas Nistor
Laura Crespo
Roman Alexander Werschel
Zurich Insurance Company
Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft
Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft

MARS is a unique learning experience! During the Serious Business Game, your know-how and skills will be trained in the following areas:

  • Risk Assessment Know-how
  • Operational Audit Techniques, e.g. Sampling or Process Audit
  • Audit Quality Gates, Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Strategic Audit Development
  • Control Design and Effectiveness of Controls
  • Audit Engagement Management
  • Audit Documentation and References
  • Governance Processes
  • Audit Interview Techniques
  • Audit Report Writing

What is it about?

In 2030, the first humans reach the red plant. Become one of the first colonists, tasked with building a new civilization in which information and knowledge are the keys to survival. Mars combines a strategy game with a system of questions and answers. Here you can influence the development of the Serious Business Game and the acting players yourself with the numerous social community possibilities.

In order to build up your colony on Mars, you will answer audit competence questions, bring in your own internal audit topics or challenge other players individually or as a team with regard to your know-how in auditing!