Stan Oparanov


Stan Oparanov is Director at Protiviti Milan and Protiviti Bulgaria. Stan is one of the leaders of Protiviti Bulgaria and focuses on the use of technology and innovation in management consulting, risk management, compliance and internal audit.

He has strong experience in combining traditional professional services with enabling technologies and leading digital transformation programmes in financial services. Prior to joining the leadership team of Protiviti Bulgaria, Stan spent 10 years working in London.

Stan is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a BSc in Economics from Durham University, UK and an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Bayes Business School, UK.

Major projects​

  • Stan is leading the use of enabling technologies at Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory solution, focusing on equipping clients’ three lines of defense to begin or accelerate their digital transformation journey. He has led and continues to deliver a number of technology-driven consulting projects in a variety of client industries.
  • Stan has PMO experience for several large process mining implementation projects.
  • He has led 20+ process mining pilots, most recently at a top 10 global bank on several highly complex processes.​
  • Stan was the Product Owner and project lead for the development of the Protiviti Controls Assurance Instrument and the Protiviti Controls Excellence Execution App, both of which are published on EMS. ​
  • Outside of process mining, Stan has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including asset management, investment and retail banks and fintech companies. ​
  • Previously, he was an internal audit manager at a FTSE100 and CAC40 communication groups, integrating newly acquired agencies with on-site reviews, training and being a primary point of contact for group policies, accounting treatment, and controls. Stan had significant exposure to SAP and Oracle integration work due to an ongoing business transformation.​
  • Stan has extensive experience working internationally, with assignments in the UK, Germany, France, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, and Nigeria. He has Anti Money Laundering and Anti Bribery and Corruption expertise having performed on-site forensic reviews.​

Areas of Expertise​​

  • Internal Audit​
  • IA Digital Maturity​
  • Process Mining​
  • Business Process Improvement​
  • Risk Management and Assurance​
  • Technical Accounting​

Industry Expertise​

  • Financial Services​
  • Media, Communications and Advertising​
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology​
  • Professional Firms​


  • Bayes Business School, London – Master in Banking and International Finance​
  • Durham University, UK – BA Economics​

Professional Memberships and Certifications​

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)