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    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 24 Feb 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Webinar
    Registration is closed
    Registration Time: 13:15
    Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
    Speakers Session 1: Dr Rakele Cini - Member of MIA AML Committee and Legal Consultant, rklAdvisory, Dr. Chiara Zappala, Senior Legal Officer (Legal & International Relations- Legal Affairs) at Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
    Speakers Session 2: Ms. Ariane Azzopardi, Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Director, Quality and Risk Management, KPMG in Malta and Dr. Carmela Umbro, Senior Officer of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section
    Speakers Session 3: Dr. Jonathan Phyall, Head of Legal, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit and MIA representative, Mr. Alan Craig, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner,  Mazars Malta and Ms. Joette Sciortino, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner, EY Malta
    Speakers Session 4: Dr. Manfred Galdes, Deputy Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Managing Partner, ARQ Group, Ms. Angela Fleri Soler, Member of the MIA AML Committee, Quality & Risk Management Leader, Deloitte and Dr. Daniel Frendo, Senior Manager, Legal Affairs Section, FIAU
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €100.00
    Non-MIA Members: €180.00
    Retired Members: €50.00
    Students: €70.00

    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

    SESSION 1 
    Topic: Accountants and auditors as subject persons
    SESSION 2 
    Topic: Risk factors to be considered by accountants and auditors
    SESSION 3
    Topic: Dealing with CDD and Record Keeping
    SESSION 4
    Topic: Ongoing Monitoring and reporting obligations for accountants and auditors

      Speakers' Profiles

      Dr Rakele Cini is an independent legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is an active member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
      Dr Chiara Zappala’ joined the Legal Affairs section of the FIAU in 2020 and is at present the Manager of the Legal & International Relations team. Her team is responsible for the drafting of laws and transposition of EU Directives, representing the FIAU or Malta in European and international fora of AML/CFT relevance and providing assistance, both internal and external, on legal issues within the context of AML/CFT. In 2018, Chiara graduated from the University of Malta with a Master in Advocacy. Prior to joining the FIAU, she worked in the areas of civil litigation and commercial law. 
      Ms Ariane Azzopardi is a Director within the Quality and Risk Management function. She has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and is the delegate of the Risk Management Partner at KPMG in Malta. She is involved in the implementation and monitoring compliance with quality and risk management policies and procedures in KPMG in Malta also handling compliance and risk management queries, including those related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (PMLFT) and ethics and independence. She delivers sessions on PMLFT at the KPMG roundtable and also at various other seminars and conferences. Ariane is the chair of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. 
      Avv. Carmela Loredana Umbro is Manager of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section. Her team is responsible for identifying and responding to the guidance needs of subject persons and for participating in outreach efforts among the private and public sector in the area of AML/CFT.  Carmela joined the FIAU in 2014 and has been involved in multiple projects related to AML/CFT. She holds previous experience in the civil and commercial law sector.  Carmela obtained her Master Degree in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and is a warranted lawyer. Carmela is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
      Dr Jonthan Phyall is the Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section. A lawyer by profession, he joined the FIAU in 2016 and has represented Malta and the FIAU in a number of European and international fora as well as being heavily involved in the drafting of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, and the Implementing Procedures
      Mr Alan Graig is a member of the MIA’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He heads the Business Advisory team within Mazars in Malta and is responsible for a specialised and multi-tasked team of professionals with skills in cybersecurity, risk and control, forensics and investigations, financial crime compliance. He has worked closely with both the local competent authorities and business community in the field of financial crime compliance and investigations and is a Court appointed expert in financial crime. Alan is a certified public accountant.
      Ms Joette Sciortino is a Partner at EY Malta. She joined the firm in 2006 after obtaining a Degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta. She has significant experience in the financial services industry particularly in supporting and leading various financial crime and regulatory projects. She has been seconded to EY UK whereby she has led various cross-border financial crime engagements. Joette is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant.
      Dr Manfred Galdes is a lawyer by profession, Manfred has over the past 20 years held leading roles in the area of regulatory and AML compliance. Today he leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Risk Committee of HSBC Malta plc, deputy chair of the AML Sub-Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and Strategy Director of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. Manfred is the former director of the FIAU, a position he held for eight years.
      Ms Angela Fleri Soler   is the Partner in charge of Quality & Risk Management at Deloitte. In addition to this, she fulfills the role of the firm’s Director of Independence, Ethics Officer and is also the firm’s MLRO. Angela also sits on the Risk Management Committee of Deloitte Central Mediterranean.
      Angela forms part of the Ethics Committee and the AML Committee at the Malta Institute of Accounts, together with the AML Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
      Dr Daniel Frendo a lawyer by profession, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015 and was called to the Bar in March 2016. Since then, he has worked both within the private and public sector, mainly specialising in regulatory and compliance. Daniel joined the FIAU in April 2017 as a Legal & International Relations Officer, promoted to Senior Officer in November 2018 and was tasked with managing the same team in January 2020. In October 2021, he was appointed Senior Manager of the Legal Affairs Section of the FIAU, responsible for both Legal and International Relations & Guidance and Outreach. Since joining the FIAU, he has been involved in several projects to draft AML/CFT laws, regulations and guidance documents, and tasked with steering major reform programmes at the FIAU, including those related to the Supervision and Enforcement functions of the Unit. In addition, Daniel represents Malta and the FIAU at several international and supranational fora, including meetings of the European Commission and EU Council meetings. 

      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


      8 Hours Core


      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


      Terms and conditions  apply


      DISCLAIMER


      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
      If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
      Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
      The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


      • 1 Feb 2023
      • 09:15 - 12:30
      • Online Webinar
      Register
      Registration Time: 09:00
      Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
      Speakers: Mr Karl Herrera & Ms Francesca Farrugia, Malta Enterprise Representatives
      Venue: Online Webinar
      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
      MIA Members: €40
      Non-MIA Members: €75.00
      Retired Members: €20.00
      Students: €30.00

      BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      The session will provide a technical and practical insight on the support available through Malta Enterprise for the implementation of projects that involve new investments, research and actions to make business more sustainable. The guidelines will be explored as the legal basis of the support and an overview of the application process and requirements will also be presented to the audience.

      SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

      The event will be split in 3 smaller sessions, primarily as per below:
      1. Overview of what constitutes Research & Development and available measures that promote the undertaking of research, including research that can be undertaken directly by the applicant, research that can be done in collaboration with research organisations and structures that provide access to research for the general business community. We will also cover tax benefits available for research that has been implemented and from which an applicant is generating income.
      2. Overview of available measures that support business to implement projects to become more sustainable. Malta’s Sustainable Development Vision for the coming years sets out the country’s aspirations and priorities for mainstreaming sustainable development. A number of support measures are already in place to help achieve sustainability goals for business. The session will also highlight regulation updates that are envisage to be published in the coming weeks
      3. Overview of measures supporting new investments through cash grants, tax credits, loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies. These measures aims to sustain the regional industrial and economic development of Malta and facilitates initial investments including the setting up of new establishments, the expansion of existing facilities and the diversification of existing businesses, amongst other activities.

      WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

      The session will provide an insight of the updates – during the process of evaluation we very often notice that applications do not address the latest updates. Therefore through this session we intend to highlight changes that may affect eligibility of applications. Since the audience plays a very important part in the compilation of applications, it is relevant for them to be abreast of changes and what the support is strategically intend for.

      Target Audience

      Persons and professionals that are involved in supporting businesses to apply for support measures

        Speakers' Profiles

        Karl Herrera has been engaged in the development and implementation of various support measures aimed to facilitate investment, research, entrepreneurship, and industry. Over the years he has been involved in the design of financial instruments, fiscal measures, other business support projects and initiatives aimed to facilitate economic development and industrial competitiveness. At Malta Enterprise, he currently leads a team responsible for project evaluation and the development of support measures.
        Francesca Farrugia works at Malta Enterprise as Coordinator of Incentive Development and Evaluation, focusing on reviewing and evaluating project applications for support under various incentives and contributing to the design of support measures and ancillary documentation. She is involved in the organisation of promotional and training events for client facing staff, stakeholders and industry. In previous roles, Francesca gained extensive experience in corporate communications and in development of business strategies for the creative industries.

        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


        3 Hours Professional


        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


        Terms and conditions  apply


        DISCLAIMER


        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
        If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
        Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
        The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


        • 2 Feb 2023
        • 7 Feb 2023
        • 2 sessions
        • Online Webinar
        Register
        Registration Time: 13:15
        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
        Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
        Venue: Online Webinar
        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
        MIA Members: €50.00
        Non-MIA Members: €90.00
        Retired Members: €25.00
        Students: €35.00

        BackgrounD information

        The Financial Controller in a family business is normally viewed as one of the top key players in the running of the family business. The influence that financial controllers, especially if they are not linked to any of the family owners, can be significant as they can provide an independent and impartial view of what is happening in the family business and how it can best improve and adapt to the challenges such family business would be facing.
        Financial Controllers need to however make sure that they understand the forces at play in a family business, whilst making sure that they use their influence to have the family business shape up and run more professionally. Therefore, financial controllers in a family business have many times a role which is much larger than simply an accounting and reporting function.
        This course is intended to help financial controllers understand the full length and breadth of their role within a family business and how they can best help family businesses improve and become more professional in their approach.

        Topics on the agenda

        SESSION 1 
        1. What makes a Family Business distinct from other types of Business?
        2. Why is the role of a Financial Controller so pivotal in a Family Business?
        3. Is the ownership structure of the family business inline with the business reality and future needs?
        4. Does the family business have the appropriate governance structures that a financial controller can use to warn about future risks or address present issues?


        Topics on the agenda 

        SESSION 2 
        1. How the financial controller can help a family business adopt a strategic mindset
        2. How the financial controller can help a family business become data driven organisations
        3. The importance of Succession Planning which is a journey and not an event
        4. The role of the financial controller in setting up various important policies (family employment, dividend, conflict management and wealth management).


        Why is the session of relevance to our members?

        Many times family businesses require input from their financial controllers that goes beyond the simple accounting and reporting functions. They would require the financial controller to guide the family business to professionalise its approach at running the business and in becoming better equipped at growing in a sustainable way.

        Target Audience

        Any accountant who works for a family business or aspires to work in a family business.

          Speaker's Profile

          Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy holding various managerial and Director roles. Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS.

          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


          4  Hours Professional


          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


          Terms and conditions  apply


          DISCLAIMER


          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
          If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
          Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
          The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


          • 3 Feb 2023
          • 13:30 - 15:30
          • Online Webinar
          Register
          Registration Time: 13:15
          Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
          Speakers: Ms,Ariane Azzopardi, Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Director, Quality and Risk Management, KPMG in Malta and Dr. Carmela Umbro, Senior Officer of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section


          Venue: Online Webinar
          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
          MIA Members: €28.00
          Non-MIA Members: €50.00
          Retired Members: €15.00
          Students: €20.00

          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

            Speakers' Profiles

            Ms Ariane Azzopardi is a Director within the Quality and Risk Management function. She has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and is the delegate of the Risk Management Partner at KPMG in Malta. She is involved in the implementation and monitoring compliance with quality and risk management policies and procedures in KPMG in Malta also handling compliance and risk management queries, including those related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (PMLFT) and ethics and independence. She delivers sessions on PMLFT at the KPMG roundtable and also at various other seminars and conferences. Ariane is the chair of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. 

            Avv. Carmela Loredana Umbro is Manager of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section. Her team is responsible for identifying and responding to the guidance needs of subject persons and for participating in outreach efforts among the private and public sector in the area of AML/CFT.  Carmela joined the FIAU in 2014 and has been involved in multiple projects related to AML/CFT. She holds previous experience in the civil and commercial law sector.  Carmela obtained her Master Degree in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and is a warranted lawyer. Carmela is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


            2 Hours Core


            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


            Terms and conditions  apply


            DISCLAIMER


            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
            If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
            Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
            The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


            • 8 Feb 2023
            • 13:30 - 15:30
            • Online Webinar
            Register
            Registration Time: 13:15
            Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
            ESG Fundamentals being organised by the MIA Sustainable Finance - Learning and Education Working Group
            Speakers: Mr Carl Zammit La Rosa, Dr Ivan Grixti, Mr Antoine Fenech, Ms Sahana Chandrasekhar


            Venue: Online Webinar
            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
            MIA Members: €28.00
            Non-MIA Members: €50.00
            Retired Members: €15.00
            Students: €20.00

            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

            As a growing number of businesses and investors focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, the role of the accountant is changing to incorporate sustainability matters, be it from a financial performance or financial reporting perspective. This CPE session will provide an overview of the ESG landscape, the main regulatory changes taking place and the implications for the modern accountant.

            SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

            The session will cover:

            • A historical review of the current state of play
            • An overview of ESG and the implications on the way we work
            • An overview of the regulatory landscape
            • An introduction to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the EU Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

            WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

            As the pressure for action on various sustainability matters mounts, the business community and its professionals need to become familiar with the ESG context and increase their skills and knowledge on the topic. 

            TARGET AUDIENCE

            Local professionals interested in knowing more about ESG

              Speakers' Profiles

              Carl Zammit La Rosa is a Manager at PwC focusing on ESG and supporting clients with their sustainability journey through carbon footprint assessments, sustainability strategies, non-financial reporting and assurance on sustainability information, amongst others. Carl is also leading PwC Malta’s net zero commitment to 2030 and assists on other aspects of management consulting relating to EU funding and policy. Carl is a member of the MIA Sustainable Finance Committee.
              Dr. Ivan Grixti is a Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting at the University of Malta within the Department of Accountancy. Apart from sitting on the MIA Council and the MIA Sustainable Finance Committee he is actively engaged in furthering the knowledge of accountancy within the local community through various educational initiatives.
              Antoine Fenech is an Audit and Assurance Director at Deloitte currently leading the ‘Accounting and Reporting Advisory’ and the ‘Accounting Operations Advisory’ pillars. He also leads the ESG Assurance team providing advisory and assurance work in relation to EU taxonomy, CSRD, ESRSs, SFDR and ESG strategies. Antoine is a member of the MIA Sustainable Finance - Learning and Education Working Group. 
              Sahana Chandrasekharis the CSRD champion in the Accounting Advisory Services team at KPMG. She helps clients in the preparation of their sustainability report in compliance with the ESRS standards. Her role also involves keeping up to date with all sustainability reporting initiatives within the EU and understanding their implications and statutory consequences on local entities. She provides advice on financial and non-financial reporting matters to clients, which includes assisting clients with the preparation of annual reports and guiding them through any new uncharted reporting environments.

              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


              2 Hours Core


              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


              Terms and conditions  apply


              DISCLAIMER


              By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
              If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
              Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
              The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


              • 9 Feb 2023
              • 09:15 - 12:30
              • Online Webinar
              Register
              Registration Time: 09:00
              Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
              Speaker: Ms Roberta Gulic Hammett
              Venue: Online Webinar
              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
              MIA Members: €40
              Non-MIA Members: €75.00
              Retired Members: €20.00
              Students: €30.00

              BACKGROUND INFORMATION
              The tax environment is becoming increasingly complex and challenging. This session shall provide a general overview of the mechanism of the self-assessment system and the costs related to non-compliance with particular focus on tax penalties and the assessment process.  Some practical insights into the tax audit process will also be discussed.

              SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

              • Persons assessable under the ITMA
              • Extent of managers, principal officers and liquidators' personal liability
              • Self-assessment system and the right to rectify tax position and the related timeframes
              • Power of the Commissioner to request information and records to be kept
              • Assessments: years in scope and consequences of failure of provision of information
              • Offences, penalties and remission system
              • Taxpayer's charter - rights and obligations

              WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

              Tax practitioners, accountants, lawyers and taxpayers in general need to be well informed of the regulating provisions, the consequences of non-compliance and what are the taxpayers' rights in a tax enquiry.  

              Target Audience

              Tax practitioners, Accountants, Lawyers, Tax payers (directors, principal officers) 

                Speaker's Profile

                Roberta Gulic Hammett is a Senior Manager at PwC Malta. Roberta joined the firm in 2005 and worked for four years in the Assurance service line. In 2009 she joined the Tax service line and in 2011 she was awarded the diploma in taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation. Roberta is a graduate of the University of Malta and is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants as well as a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor.
                Roberta assists various local and international clients in handling their tax affairs in Malta including tax advice and forms part of the firm's Tax Dispute Resolution Team.  Roberta is also heavily involved in tax due diligence engagements of multinational groups and in related restructuring services and has gained substantial expertise in this area.
                Roberta lectures at the PwC EMEA International Tax & Legal Academy  - FICT and has lecturing experience in ADIT and ACCA, Advanced Taxation Paper. She has also delivered presentations at a number of tax conferences.

                EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                3 Hours Core


                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                Terms and conditions  apply


                DISCLAIMER


                By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                • 13 Feb 2023
                • 27 Feb 2023
                • 3 sessions
                • Online Webinar
                Register
                Registration Time: 13:15
                Session 1 Time: 13:30 - 16:15 Including a 15 minute break
                Sessions 2 & 3 Time: 13:30 - 15:30 no break
                Speakers Session 1: Dr Gianluca Busuttil & Mr Kevan Azzopardi
                Speaker Sessions 2 & 3: Dr Gianluca Busuttil

                Venue: Online Webinar
                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                MIA Members: €70.00
                Non-MIA Members: €140.00
                Retired Members: €30.00
                Students: €50.00

                BackgrounD information

                The transposition of Directive 1023/2019 (the Directive on restructuring and insolvency) into Maltese law will result in a material and substantial reform, with three primary outcomes, these being: (a) the introduction of preventive restructuring procedures into Maltese law in a manner that aligns with the safeguards and protections required by the Directive; (b) the modification of Malta’s existing bankruptcy legislation so as to apply a three-year duration for the effective discharge of commercial debt; and (c) the introduction of specific regulation intended to formalize the role, functions and obligations of insolvency practitioners.
                These objectives will be achieved, respectively, through the enactment of the Pre-Insolvency Act, the amendments to Part III of the Commercial Code on bankruptcy, and the Insolvency Practitioners Act.

                TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

                SESSION 1 
                • Early warning and eligibility for preventive restructuring procedure
                • The available typologies of preventive restructuring and the specific relevance of each
                • The stay of individual enforcement actions and other protections for debtors under preventive restructuring procedure
                • The formulation and confirmation of a restructuring plan
                SESSION 2
                • The declaration of bankruptcy and other considerations around entry into bankruptcy proceedings
                • The notion of dischargeable debts and the treatment of commercial and personal debts
                • The role and functions of the bankruptcy trustee
                • The implications of discharge and rehabilitation as the outcome of successful bankruptcy proceedings.


                Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                The impact of the transposition of Directive 1023/2019 into Maltese law is expected to be very broad, and to have a material impact on the manner in which business conduct their operations. New obligations will be introduced, which the vast majority of businesses will need to be sensitive towards, and the introduction of new legislative mechanisms may result in a need to revaluate various standards business practices.

                Target Audience

                Accountants and prospective accountants, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business owners and self-employed persons

                  Speakers' Profiles

                  Gianluca Busuttil is a manager at Deloitte Malta, having joined the firm in October 2019. His main areas of specialisation are commercial and corporate law, insolvency law, and AML/CFT law.
                  Gianluca has experience in the formulation of regulatory policy and related work in the fields of corporate and insolvency law, including with respect to the overall improvement of the Maltese insolvency framework and the push towards alignment with the relevant international standards of best practice – including in relation to the transposition of Directive 1023/2019 (the Directive on restructuring and insolvency) by virtue of the Pre-Insolvency Act, the Insolvency Practitioners Act, and the amendment of Part III of the Commercial Code on bankruptcy

                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                  6.5 Core

                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                  Terms and conditions  apply


                  DISCLAIMER


                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                  If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                  Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                  The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                  • 15 Feb 2023
                  • 13:30 - 16:45
                  • Online Webinar
                  Register
                  Registration Time: 13:15
                  Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                  Speaker: Mr Neville Saliba
                  Venue:   Online Webinar
                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                  MIA Members: €40.00
                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                  Retired Members: €20.00
                  Students: €30.00

                  *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                  IAS 38 ‘Intangible Assets’ defines such asset as an identifiable non-monetary asset without physical substance.
                  The intangible asset’s lack of physical substance does not mean that it is not identifiable. For instance, an intangible asset may be identifiable because despite it lacking physical substance, it can still be sold to another party separately. Another example is an intangible asset arising from contractual or other legal rights.
                  There are various types of intangible assets, and the accounting treatment tends to differ between one type and another. Moreover, it is not always straightforward to decide whether the intangible expenditure is to be capitalised or not. The seminar will provide an overview of the various types of intangible assets, as well as the way that they are treated. A selected number of special situations treated under IFRS and GAPSME shall be tackled.
                  The seminar will also delve into the fair value measurement of intangible assets and the situations where this is allowed or not.

                  Specific topics to be covered during the session

                  • Objective of the standard
                  • Key definitions
                  • Recognition
                  • Initial and Subsequent measurement
                  • Derecognition
                  • Classification
                  • Special considerations for complex examples
                  • Disclosure requirements

                  Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                  The relevance of this session emanates from the increased complexities faced by the profession in transactions involving Intangible Assets on a day to day basis

                  Target Audience

                  This CPE is intended for accounting professionals, upcoming students as well as practicing auditors.

                  Speaker's Profile

                  Neville Saliba graduated from the University of Malta in 2020 after the completion of the Master in Accountancy Degree. He joined the Accounting Advisory department at Zampa Debattista following the merger with Mint Finance in 2022, prior to which he gained experience in client accounting at one of the big-four firms.
                  Neville has worked with a diversity of local and international clients providing him with an industry knowledge of various sectors. He has been lecturing ACCA since 2022 and actively sits on the MIA’s young members committee.

                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                  3  Core


                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                  Terms and conditions  apply


                  DISCLAIMER

                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                  Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                  • 16 Feb 2023
                  • 13:30 - 16:45
                  • Online Webinar
                  Register
                  Registration Time: 13:15
                  Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                  Speakers: Ms Rebekah Barthet & Ms Alicia Vella
                  Venue:   Online Webinar
                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                  MIA Members: €40.00
                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                  Retired Members: €20.00
                  Students: €30.00

                  *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                  A company may undergo various types of reviews to assess and report the health of the entity, uncover potential areas of vulnerability and identify occurrences of misconduct, such as fraud. Having knowledge of the various types of reviews will assist the entity in understanding the benefit of each and identify the most appropriate one based on the circumstances.
                  Forensic accounting is the process of gathering evidence to establish the existence of fraud or of criminal activity, with the intention for it to be used in Court.
                  Internal auditing is an independent function which provides objective assurance on the operating effectiveness of organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes.

                  Specific topics to be covered during the session

                  • The basics of forensic accounting and internal audit
                  • The characteristics and skillset of forensic accountants and internal auditors
                  • Key similarities and differences
                  • Their role in relation to fraud

                  Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                  This session is relevant to members as it will provide an overview of forensic accounting and internal audit, two areas of specialisation within the accountancy profession.
                  It is also relevant to those charged with corporate governance as they are responsible for monitoring the overall risk assessment process of the organisation, including the management of exposure to fraud risks. Understanding the differences between the two areas of specialisation is essential for them in order to identify the requirements for their organisation.

                  Target Audience

                  The session is targeted to aspiring finance professionals seeking to obtain an understanding of these two areas of specialisation, and their role in the prevention and detection of fraud. This session will also be of interest to those professionals who already work within the respective fields.

                  Speakers' Profiles

                  Alicia Vella is a director within the advisory department. She joined Mazars in January 2010 as a partly qualified accountant whilst undergoing ACCA studies. Alicia is currently heading the internal audit team who provide tailored internal audit solutions with particular focus on the insurance, gaming and investment services industries. She has also led a number of assignments particularly in relation to process redesign and improvement, risk and internal control. Alicia has also extensive experience in Anti-Money Laundering through her involvement in a number of AML assignments.
                  Alicia is a Certified Internal Auditor, a certified AML specialist, a CPA and member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
                  Rebekah Barthet is a senior manager within the Business Advisory Department at Mazars in Malta. As an appointed Court Expert, she is involved in forensic investigations relating to financial crime. Rebekah was also involved in anti-money laundering related projects instituted by law-enforcement agencies.
                  Rebekah holds an MSc in Forensic Accounting and is accredited with the ACAMS certification. She is a certified public accountant, holding a practicing certificate in auditing and a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants

                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                  3  Core


                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                  Terms and conditions  apply


                  DISCLAIMER

                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                  Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                  • 21 Feb 2023
                  • 09:15 - 12:30
                  • Online Webinar
                  Register
                  Registration Time: 09:00
                  Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                  Speaker: Mr Kenneth Cremona
                  Venue: Online Webinar
                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                  MIA Members: €40
                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                  Retired Members: €20.00
                  Students: €30.00

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                  In recent years, multiple VAT updates have significantly impacted the VAT considerations Gaming operators and other entities operating in the gaming industry need to undertake. The main changes are in respect to the Place of Supply Rules, right of refund, exemption/chargeability of gaming related services and most recently VAT grouping. During this session we shall go through all factors impacting the VAT treatment of companies in the gaming industry in order to ensure that the VAT treatment adopted is compliant with the Maltese VAT Act and EU VAT Directives.

                  OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION

                  • A refresher on the basic VAT concepts, as preparation for the delivery.
                  • Understanding gaming services which are chargeable/not chargeable for VAT purposes.
                  • Analysing the rights of input VAT deductions for companies operating in this industry
                  • Discussion on the applicability of partial attribution
                  • Working out a practical example focusing on this industry

                  Topics on the agenda

                  • Refresher on core principles of VAT
                  • The Specific VAT considerations for Electronically supplied services
                  • Analysing the VAT activities within scope of the VAT exemption
                  • The right for input VAT deductions and partial attribution
                  • A practical example focusing on this industry

                  Target Audience

                  Accountants and prospective accountants, tax lawyers, tax practitioners, as well as business owners and self-employed persons

                    Speaker's Profile

                    Kenneth Cremona graduated with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2015. Kenneth joined RSM Malta in 2016, initially working on Income Tax Compliance dealing with clients established in multiple industries including Gaming, Immovable Property, Investments, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. In 2019, he specialised in VAT advisory and was promoted to a Manager in 2022. Kenneth is also a CPA warrant holder and received the Professional Certificate in Taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2017.

                    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                    3 Hours Core


                    WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                    Terms and conditions  apply


                    DISCLAIMER


                    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                    • 22 Feb 2023
                    • 13:30 - 15:30
                    • Online Webinar
                    Register
                    Registration Time: 13:15
                    Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
                    Speakers :  Dr. Jonathan Phyall, Head of Legal, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit and MIA representative, Mr. Alan Craig, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner,  Mazars Malta and Ms. Joette Sciortino, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner, EY Malta


                    Venue: Online Webinar
                    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                    MIA Members: €28.00
                    Non-MIA Members: €50.00
                    Retired Members: €15.00
                    Students: €20.00

                    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                      Speakers' Profiles

                      Dr Jonthan Phyall is the Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section. A lawyer by profession, he joined the FIAU in 2016 and has represented Malta and the FIAU in a number of European and international fora as well as being heavily involved in the drafting of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, and the Implementing Procedures
                      Mr Alan Graig is a member of the MIA’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He heads the Business Advisory team within Mazars in Malta and is responsible for a specialised and multi-tasked team of professionals with skills in cybersecurity, risk and control, forensics and investigations, financial crime compliance. He has worked closely with both the local competent authorities and business community in the field of financial crime compliance and investigations and is a Court appointed expert in financial crime. Alan is a certified public accountant.
                      Ms Joette Sciortino is a Partner at EY Malta. She joined the firm in 2006 after obtaining a Degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta. She has significant experience in the financial services industry particularly in supporting and leading various financial crime and regulatory projects. She has been seconded to EY UK whereby she has led various cross-border financial crime engagements. Joette is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant.

                      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                      2 Hours Core


                      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                      Terms and conditions  apply


                      DISCLAIMER


                      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                      If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                      Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                      The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                      • 23 Feb 2023
                      • 13:30 - 15:30
                      • Online Webinar
                      Register
                      Registration Time: 13:15
                      Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
                      The session is being organised by the MIA Banking Working Group, under the remit of the MIA Financial Services Committee.
                      Speakers: Mr Mario Baldacchino, Mr Christian Buttigieg & Mr Ronald Mizzi


                      Venue: Online Webinar
                      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                      MIA Members: €28.00
                      Non-MIA Members: €50.00
                      Retired Members: €15.00
                      Students: €20.00

                      *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                      BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                      The objective of the session will be to delve into:
                      • the resolution planning and reporting framework – background and rationale;
                      • common data deficiencies and challenges (trends) faced by MFSA;
                      • MFSA’s suggestions for improvement to banks (in relation to the above); and
                      • expected changes and suggestions on how banks can be prepared.
                      The above will be tackled through a
                      presentation by representatives from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), which will then be followed by a Questions and Answers session

                      SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

                      • Liability Data
                      • Critical Functions and Financial Infrastructures Reporting
                      • Preparation of Playbooks and FMI Contingency Plans, Management Information Systems
                      • Valuation and Dry-runs

                      WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                      In view that the area of expertise in resolution is still evolving, one can look at resolution as an area of growth and a constant learning experience. The aim of this session is to continue raising the level of awareness of attendees about the underlying concepts of resolution and the various elements of resolvability that are intrinsically related to the quality and quantity of data provided at planning stage. Attendees will appreciate the preparation that goes into such a process and also the areas which need to be strengthened going forward. The discussion shall aim towards evaluating the current challenges encountered in conducting resolvability assessments and the deliverables being provided by Banks within the area of resolution.

                      TARGET AUDIENCE

                      This seminar is targeted towards individuals working in credit institutions, namely in areas of recovery and resolution planning, risk management, asset liability management, information technology, operations, finance and internal audit.

                        Speakers' Profiles

                        Mario Baldacchino is a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) graduate in Economics from the University of Malta and holds a Master of Science degree in Finance (majoring in Economic Policy) obtained from the University of London. Mr Baldacchino has been working in the field of Crisis Management in Banking over the past ten years. Prior to joining the Resolution Unit at the MFSA, Mr Baldacchino formed part of the Crisis Management Unit within the Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank of Malta, focusing on Micro Prudential Policy and Crisis Management. He joined the resolution planning team within the Resolution Unit in June 2017 where he occupied the role of Analyst and later as Senior Manager. Mr Baldacchino's primary areas of responsibility revolved around ongoing resolution planning activities, the conduct of resolvability assessments for both Significant and less Significant Institutions licenced in Malta, and the direct participation in Internal Resolution Teams with the Single Resolution Board. Mr Baldacchino is also actively involved in the discussions surrounding resolution policy development and their application domestically. On 1 January 2023 Mr Baldacchino was appointed as Deputy Head within Resolution.
                        Christian Buttigieg was appointed Head of Resolution on 1 September 2022, leading a multidisciplinary and dynamic team. He joined the Resolution Unit in January 2017 as a senior manager and has been an integral part of the process to set up the necessary structures of the function. Mr Buttigieg actively participated in negotiations to finalise the second iteration of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, which regulates the resolution process in the EU and is also the MFSA representative on the Single Resolution Board’s Plenary Committee.
                        Mr Buttigieg joined the Central Bank of Malta in 2005 after obtaining a B.Com (Hons.) in Economics from the University of Malta. At the Central Bank, Mr Buttigieg joined the Financial Stability Department and covered various areas for a number of years. He subsequently joined the Economics Department and was involved in economic analysis and forecasting for around four years. Subsequently, he moved again to Financial Stability within the Central Bank before joining the Resolution Unit at the MFSA. He also continued his studies and obtained a Masters in Financial Economics and a Masters of Law (Banking and Finance) from the University of London. 
                        Ronald Mizzi is currently the Chief Financial Officer at APS Bank plc. Prior to this he worked at FIMBank plc, having spent his earlier career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Malta, the Channel Islands and New York. Ronald is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants, also sitting on a number of its sub-Committees.

                        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                        2 Hours Core


                        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                        Terms and conditions  apply


                        DISCLAIMER


                        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                        If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                        Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                        The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                        • 24 Feb 2023
                        • 13:30 - 15:30
                        • Online Webinar
                        Register
                        Registration Time: 13:15
                        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
                        Speakers: Dr. Manfred Galdes, Deputy Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Managing Partner, ARQ Group, Ms. Angela Fleri Soler, Member of the MIA AML Committee, Quality & Risk Management Leader, Deloitte and Dr. Daniel Frendo, Senior Manager, Legal Affairs Section, FIAU
                        Venue: Online Webinar
                        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                        MIA Members: €28.00
                        Non-MIA Members: €50.00
                        Retired Members: €15.00
                        Students: €20.00

                        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                          Speakers' Profiles

                          Dr Manfred Galdes is a lawyer by profession, Manfred has over the past 20 years held leading roles in the area of regulatory and AML compliance. Today he leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Risk Committee of HSBC Malta plc, deputy chair of the AML Sub-Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and Strategy Director of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. Manfred is the former director of the FIAU, a position he held for eight years.

                          Ms Angela Fleri Soler  is the Partner in charge of Quality & Risk Management at Deloitte. In addition to this, she fulfils the role of the firm’s Director of Independence, Ethics Officer and is also the firm’s MLRO. Angela also sits on the Risk Management Committee of Deloitte Central Mediterranean. Angela forms part of the Ethics Committee and the AML Committee at the Malta Institute of Accounts, together with the AML Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

                          Dr Daniel Frendo a lawyer by profession, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015 and was called to the Bar in March 2016. Since then, he has worked both within the private and public sector, mainly specialising in regulatory and compliance. Daniel joined the FIAU in April 2017 as a Legal & International Relations Officer, promoted to Senior Officer in November 2018 and was tasked with managing the same team in January 2020. In October 2021, he was appointed Senior Manager of the Legal Affairs Section of the FIAU, responsible for both Legal and International Relations & Guidance and Outreach. Since joining the FIAU, he has been involved in several projects to draft AML/CFT laws, regulations and guidance documents, and tasked with steering major reform programmes at the FIAU, including those related to the Supervision and Enforcement functions of the Unit. In addition, Daniel represents Malta and the FIAU at several international and supranational fora, including meetings of the European Commission and EU Council meetings. 

                          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                          2 Hours Core


                          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                          Terms and conditions  apply


                          DISCLAIMER


                          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                          If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                          Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                          The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                          • 28 Feb 2023
                          • 09:15 - 12:30
                          • Online Webinar
                          Register
                          Registration Time: 09:00
                          Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                          Speaker: Dr Natalie Kenely
                          Venue: Online Webinar
                          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                          MIA Members: €40
                          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                          Retired Members: €20.00
                          Students: €30.00

                          BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                          A mindset is a series of self-perceptions or beliefs people hold about themselves. These determine behaviour, outlook and mental attitude.
                          People with a fixed mindset believe that abilities, intelligence and talents are all traits we are born with. They often obstruct their development through their belief in innate talent and their fear of failure. They see failure as a disaster. People with a growth mindset believe their talents and abilities are developed through effort, teaching and practice. They believe anyone can improve and be smarter if they work at it. They are open to new ideas and learning and see failures as opportunities. It is possible to develop a growth mindset, and in the accounting profession today, it is not just a good idea, but vital to long-term success.

                          Topics on the agenda

                          Topics that will be covered include fixed mindset, growth mindset, attributes of a growth mindset workplace, developing “can-do” thinking, personal growth and leading with a growth mindset.

                          Target Audience

                          Members and non-members of the Malta Institute of Accountants – accountants, managing partners of firms, directors, managers, and anyone interested in the areas being covered by this Session.
                          Through this workshop participants will learn the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset and understand the repercussions of both. They will be enabled to challenge their own mindset as well as the myths about mindsets. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to move toward the growth end of the mindset spectrum.

                            Speaker's Profile

                            Dr Natalie Kenely is a Senior Lecturer and former Head of Department within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. She participated as panel member on the discussion Expanding Expectations: Intelligence, Creativity, Digital Technologies & Emotional Intelligence during the MIA Biennial Conference in 2016, and as speaker at the MIA SME forum in February 2019. She has delivered a number of CPE workshops to the MIA.

                            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                            3 Hours Professional


                            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                            Terms and conditions  apply


                            DISCLAIMER


                            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                            If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                            Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                            The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                            • 3 Mar 2023
                            • 09:15 - 12:30
                            • Online Webinar
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                            Registration Time: 09:00
                            Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                            Speaker: Mr Mark Wirth & Ms Lisa Apap
                            Venue: Online Webinar
                            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                            MIA Members: €40
                            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                            Retired Members: €20.00
                            Students: €30.00

                            BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                            Analysing a set of financial statements is an important tool for any accountant.
                            This session will cover the principal methods that one may apply to analyse a set of financial statements, including the calculation and interpretation of key accounting ratios. Furthermore, this session will also provide the attendee with insights of how to extract historical information to be able to predict future performance of a company.
                            The session will also include a step-by-step approach of how to create a basic set of financial projections.

                            Topics on the agenda

                            • Vertical vs horizontal method of analysing financial data
                            • Calculation, application and interpretation of key financial ratios (liquidity, profitability, credit analysis and inventory)
                            • Creation of financial projections

                            WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                            This session will help the attendees to improve their analysis skills and be able to calculate and apply key accounting ratios.
                            Furthermore, the session will provide the attendees with an insight into how to create a basic set of financial projections.

                            Target Audience

                            Client accountants, in-house accountants and financial advisors

                              Speaker's Profile

                              Mark Wirth is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor, specializing mainly in client accounting and business advisory services.
                              Mark graduated from the University of Malta after completing the Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree back in 2010.
                              He spent seven years working within the tax and audit service lines within one of the Big 4 audit firms in Malta. In 2017, Mark co-founded Mint Finance, an accounting and audit firm which eventually merged with Zampa Debattista on 1st January 2022.
                              Throughout his career, Mark has advised several clients operating in various industries, both locally and abroad.
                              Mark also lectured the tax module of ACCA in recent years.
                              Lisa Apap graduated from the University of Malta in 2020 after completing the Master in Accountancy Degree with a Distinction.
                              She joined Zampa Debattista in 2018, forming part of the Accounting Advisory team.
                              Lisa gained experience on both local and international clients in various industries, including gaming, retail, yachting and construction. She specialises in financial reporting in both IFRS and local framework (GAPSME).
                              Lisa also lectures the financial accounting module of ACCA.

                              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                              3 Hours Core


                              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                              Terms and conditions  apply


                              DISCLAIMER


                              By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                              If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                              Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                              The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                              • 7 Mar 2023
                              • 13:30 - 16:45
                              • Online Webinar
                              Register
                              Registration Time: 13:15
                              Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                              Speakers: Ing Justin Mizzi
                              Venue:   Online Webinar
                              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                              MIA Members: €40.00
                              Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                              Retired Members: €20.00
                              Students: €30.00

                              *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                              BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                              Traditionally, commercial properties have been valued using the traditional capitalization method. This is an inflation implicit valuation method where the rental value is divided by an all-risks yield (ARY) in order to obtain the Market Value.
                              However, the world is experiencing a shift towards the discounted cash flow method as it is an inflation explicit method which is more versatile which makes it able to cater for changing complexities in lease structures. This shift has been slow in Malta as there remains a reluctance within the real estate sector to adopting valuation approaches in which these factors are made more explicit for a variety of reasons.
                              The webinar will discuss the key concepts and principles of these two methods, being the two main methods in the income approach. It will comment upon the on-going debate about the preferred use of implicit models of valuation vs their explicit counterparts by giving an overview of the processes and pros and cons of both methods and will give guidance about when to use both methods.

                              Specific topics to be covered during the session

                              Introduction to valuations
                              • Introduction to valuations
                              Valuation methodology and the different approaches
                              • Recommended literature
                              Important principles
                              • Investment vs commercial property
                              • Property as an investment
                              • Rental value and leases
                              The income approach
                              Introduction to the income approach
                              • Yields
                              • The traditional capitalization method
                              • The discounted cash flow method
                              • Practical examples and key considerations

                              Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                              This online session is beneficial for auditors, real estate and financial advisors, valuers, estate agents and property investors as over the three-hours you will:
                              • learn the key terminology and principles of commercial and investment properties
                              • learn how to estimate the rental value of commercial real estate
                              • learn about the different valuation methods in the income approach
                              • learn the key principles of the traditional capitalization and discounted cash flow methods.

                              Target Audience

                              • Auditors who review/ audit property valuations
                              • Accountants, periti and estate agents who conduct property valuation and advisory services
                              • Landlords of commercial properties and property investors/ developers

                              Speaker's Profile

                              Justin Mizzi is an academic at heart who is passionate about real estate. He leads real estate valuation and advisory services at Archi+, an architecture firm based in Malta.
                              He holds a Masters of Architecture and Conservation and is currently working on a PhD on the topic of valuation quality.
                              Besides his roles as a real estate professional and student, he gives and organizes lecturers and talks on different topics related property investment and valuation.

                              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                              2.25 Core
                              0.75 Professional


                              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                              Terms and conditions  apply


                              DISCLAIMER

                              By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                              Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                              • 9 Mar 2023
                              • 21 Mar 2023
                              • 3 sessions
                              • Online Webinar
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                              Registration Times:  Session 1 - 13:15
                                                                     Session 2 - 09:00
                                                                Session 3 - 14:45
                              Session 1 time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                              Session 2 time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                              Session 3 time: 15:00   - 16:30  no break

                              Speaker: Mr David Leone Ganado
                              Venue:   Online Webinar
                              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                              MIA Members: €90.00
                              Non-MIA Members: €180.00
                              Retired Members: €45.00
                              Students: €70

                              BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                              Certain financial statement disclosures prove to be challenging to preparers, users and auditors of financial statements alike. This is especially true for disclosures that are more than a disaggregated analysis of amounts included in an entity's primary statements. This package of seminars will address a number of these disclosures through the use of relatable examples; where relevant, presentation considerations will also be covered. The agenda for the seminars includes disclosures related to:
                              Session 1
                              • Market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and capital management disclosures for corporates,
                              • Disclosures of fair values and of valuation techniques adopted
                              • Accounting policies, and significant estimates and judgements
                              • Presentation of assets and liabilities as current or non-current
                              Session 2
                              • Disclosures of business combinations, and of investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint arrangements,
                              • Related parties and related party transactions
                              • Investing and financing cash flows
                              • Disclosures related to contracts with customers
                              Session 3
                              • Determination of segments, and disclosure of segmental information,
                              • Earnings per share
                              • Interim reporting

                              Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                              Preparing quality financial statements is an important function for any accountant, and this package of seminars will equip attendees with the requisite knowledge to be more confident in preparing or auditing financial statements.

                              Target Audience

                              Preparers of financial statements and auditors, and anyone with an interest in disclosures in financial statements

                              Speaker's Profile

                              David spent over 20 years at a Big 4 firm, initially carrying out external audits before spending 12 years specialising in, and providing advice on, technical accounting matters under IFRS and local GAAP. He sits on the MIA's Financial Reporting Committee, has contributed significantly to the MIA's development of GAPSME as well as its guidance note on the accounting implications arising from the Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules, and has more than 14 years of experience in delivering seminars on financial accounting. He is a fellow of the MIA and ACCA, holds a CPA warrant, and has recently set up Accounting Advice by David Leone Ganado.

                              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                              7.5 Hrs Core


                              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                              Terms and conditions  apply


                              DISCLAIMER

                              By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                              Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                              • 14 Mar 2023
                              • 09:15 - 12:30
                              • Online Webinar
                              Register
                              Registration Time: 09:00
                              Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                              Speaker: Mr Robert Attard
                              Venue: Online Webinar
                              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                              MIA Members: €40
                              Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                              Retired Members: €20.00
                              Students: €30.00

                              BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                              The seminar will discuss the proposed Pillar 2 Directive, the proposed Unshell Directive, the proposed DEBRA Directive and other initiatives in the international tax area.

                              SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION 

                              The seminar will discuss the EU’s most recent tax proposals

                              WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                              EU tax proposals could eventually have an impact on the environment within which a practitioner operates. Hence, it is imperative that one is kept informed about ongoing developments. 

                              Target Audience

                              Accountants and Auditors

                                SPEAKER'S PROFILE

                                Robert Attard is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem), Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency).


                                EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                3 Hours Core


                                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                Terms and conditions  apply


                                DISCLAIMER


                                By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                                If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                                Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                                The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                                • 15 Mar 2023
                                • 13:30 - 16:45
                                • Online Webinar
                                Register
                                Registration Time: 13:15
                                Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                                Speakers: Mr Kurt Muscat
                                Venue:   Online Webinar
                                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                MIA Members: €40.00
                                Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                Retired Members: €20.00
                                Students: €30.00

                                *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                                BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                                In today's economy, we take resources from the Earth, manufacture items from them, and finally discard them as garbage - the process is linear. In a circular economy, on the other hand, we prevent waste from being created in the first place.
                                Accounting and financing are critical to the success of circular businesses and to achieving sustainable development. Creating circular businesses is a key path to accelerate the circular transformation and achieve major climate targets like net-zero emissions. However, there are some key challenges in implementing circular accounting approaches to capture the value of circular business models and help circular businesses be successful. These challenges will be discussed in detail in this session. 

                                Specific topics to be covered during the session

                                • What is circular economy
                                • What are the challenges of supporting the Circular Economy in financial accounting
                                • What are the benefits of incorporating Circular Economy in financial reporting
                                • What is carbon neutrality
                                • How can businesses contribute towards carbon neutrality.

                                WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                                Accountants are usually the first port of call for most business owners when they need to evaluate the feasibility of a project/product or to get general business advice. However, accountants might not have the time to focus on some areas such as environmental issues, meaning that they might not be in a position to properly guide their clients. This session will give a good general background on the topic while still entering into the details of the subject.  

                                Target Audience

                                • Accountants and prospective accountants who work mainly on the provision of financial reporting beyond financial statements.
                                • Accountants and prospective accountants in general.
                                • Business advisors.
                                • Business owners and self-employed persons who would like to transform their business into a more sustainable one.

                                Speaker's Profile

                                Kurt Muscat holds a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the University of Malta and an ACCA qualification
                                He started his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton before being seconded with St Julian's advisory for just over a year. During his time at St Julian's advisory he focused on financial modelling and future forecasts as well as raising debt and equity for several local and international companies.
                                Kurt has joined EMCS in January 2018 and is presently a senior executive for the Advisory service at EMCS. He worked on a number of product development costing analysis and economic impact assessments mainly for the appraisal of Malta council for science and technology (MCST) projects. Was also involved in the undertaking of various CBAs and feasibility studies for the public sector which range from waste and water management to the appraisal of projects that seek to address Malta's ever-increasing transportation problem.
                                Other work included business plans for EU funds, financial analysis and Corporate finance.

                                EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                                3  Core


                                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                                Terms and conditions  apply


                                DISCLAIMER

                                By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                                Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                                • 16 Mar 2023
                                • 29 Mar 2023
                                • 3 sessions
                                • Online Webinar
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                                Registration Time: 13:15
                                Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                                Speaker: Mr Saviour Bezzina
                                Venue: Online Webinar
                                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                MIA Members: €110.00
                                Non-MIA Members: €215.00
                                Retired Members: €50.00
                                Students: €80.00

                                BackgrounD information

                                The determination and application of the proper VAT treatment often gives rise to certain questions and uncertainties, especially when entering into new/one-off transactions or dealing with new/different customers and suppliers. Given that adopting an incorrect VAT treatment may prove to be quite costly, it is of utmost importance that the proper VAT treatment is applied in a timely manner.
                                The scope of this course is to analyse and discuss how to arrive at the proper VAT treatment of various transactions over 3 VAT practical workshops which will target the typical VAT practical issues encountered in the day-to-day work. Examples will be taken from past experiences encountered. Questions from participants are also encouraged to make the sessions more interesting and useful for attendees.

                                Topics on the agenda

                                These 3 VAT practical workshops will target the typical VAT practical issues encountered in the day-to-day work. Examples will be taken from past experiences encountered. This will then be followed by the VAT treatment of complex transactions. The 3 sessions will be as follows:
                                Session 1. VAT Practical Session – Goods (ICS/ICAs/Imports/Exports/Distance-Online Sales/Chain Transactions, Triangulation, Customs Duty Suspension Regime)
                                Session 2. VAT Practical Session – Services (B2B/B2C, Location and Nature of Customer, Exceptions to General Rules, Exemptions, Tax in Danger)
                                Session 3. VAT Practical Session – Other VAT issues (Right of Refund/Partial Attribution, VAT Registrations, Time of Supply, Taxable Value)

                                Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                                Practical examples: Members and non-members can learn how to deal with complex VAT transactions when it comes to VAT for goods, services, and other VAT issues. Each session will be practical with walk-through examples.

                                Target Audience

                                • Accountants and prospective accountants, tax lawyers, tax practitioners, as well as business owners and self-employed persons
                                • Accountants specialising in which area(s) would benefit from joining this session?
                                • Indirect taxation
                                • Financial Accounting

                                  Speaker's Profile

                                  Saviour Bezzina is a Senior Manager responsible for indirect tax matters at the EY Malta office and forms part of EY’s Global Indirect Tax Network as a local knowledge contact. He joined EY in July 2006 after obtaining the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta. He is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, holds a Diploma in VAT compliance and lectures regularly on VAT and indirect tax matters. Saviour Bezzina is a Senior Manager responsible for indirect tax matters at the EY Malta office and forms part of EY’s Global Indirect Tax Network as a local knowledge contact. He joined EY in July 2006 after obtaining the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta. He is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, holds a Diploma in VAT compliance and lectures regularly on VAT and indirect tax matters. Saviour was awarded the 2007 MIA prize as the best student who graduated in the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree Course Group 2004/2006.

                                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                  9  Hours Core


                                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                  Terms and conditions  apply


                                  DISCLAIMER


                                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                                  If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                                  Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                                  The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                                  • 17 Mar 2023
                                  • 09:15 - 12:30
                                  • Online Webinar
                                  Register
                                  Registration Time: 09:00
                                  Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                                  Speaker: Ms Ingrid Azzopardi
                                  Venue: Online Webinar
                                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                  MIA Members: €40
                                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                  Retired Members: €20.00
                                  Students: €30.00

                                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                                  Session will delve on the importance of communicating results, what the standards say and how best to implement. How should Internal Auditors present their findings? At what stage, what format and to who? Session will focus on formal and informal ways of communication to various parties including the Auditee, Management and the Audit Committee. The ultimate objective is to ensure effective communication that portrays the findings, observations and recommendations resulting from the Internal Audit work and that action is taken by the parties concerned. In this way the work performed by Internal Audit will add value and contribute towards the improvement of an entity’s operations.

                                  Topics on the agenda

                                  • Standard 2400 – Communicating Results,
                                  • Presentation of Findings
                                  • Reporting Styles

                                  WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                                  For effective communication purposes.

                                  Target Audience

                                  Internal Auditors, Audit Committee Members, Management, Students.

                                    Speaker's Profile

                                    Ms. Ingrid Azzopardi is the Group Internal Auditor at GO plc, a position she has held since November 2000. She is also responsible for fraud prevention and detection, facilitates risk management and leads GO’s sustainability project.
                                    She is a Non-Executive Director at HSBC (Malta) where she chairs the Bank’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Bank’s Risk Committee. She is a former Director of HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Limited where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. She has also sat on the Board of the Housing Authority, Teatru Manoel and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
                                    Ms. Azzopardi, a Chartered Director, has a Master in Accountancy and holds the CPA Warrant and the Practising Certificate in Auditing.
                                    She is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the UK Institute of Directors. Ms. Azzopardi is a Member of the Committee of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors. She is a founding member of the Forum and has held the posts of Vice Chair and Chair of the Committee.
                                    At an international level Ms. Azzopardi was actively involved on the Executive Committee of the Forum for the Irregular International Network Access (FIINA) and chaired the Interconnect Committee of the Forum. Ms. Azzopardi has represented the GO Group at several conferences held locally and abroad and presented on internal audit, revenue assurance and telecommunications fraud at International Fora.

                                    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                    3 Hours Core


                                    WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                    Terms and conditions  apply


                                    DISCLAIMER


                                    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                                    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                                    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                                    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                                    • 21 Mar 2023
                                    • 15:00 - 16:30
                                    • Online Webinar
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                                    Registration Time:14:45
                                    Session time: 15:00   - 16:30  no break
                                    Speaker: Mr David Leone Ganado
                                    Venue:   Online Webinar
                                    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                    MIA Members: €20.00
                                    Non-MIA Members: €40.00
                                    Retired Members: €10.00
                                    Students: €15.00

                                    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                                    Certain financial statement disclosures prove to be challenging to preparers, users and auditors of financial statements alike. This is especially true for disclosures that are more than a disaggregated analysis of amounts included in an entity's primary statements. This session will address a number of these disclosures through the use of relatable examples; where relevant, presentation considerations will also be covered. The agenda for the seminars includes disclosures related to:
                                    • Determination of segments, and disclosure of segmental information;
                                    • Earnings per share; and
                                    • Interim reporting.

                                    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                                    Preparing quality financial statements is an important function for any accountant, and this package of seminars will equip attendees with the requisite knowledge to be more confident in preparing or auditing financial statements.

                                    Target Audience

                                    Preparers of financial statements and auditors, and anyone with an interest in disclosures in financial statements

                                    Speaker's Profile

                                    David spent over 20 years at a Big 4 firm, initially carrying out external audits before spending 12 years specialising in, and providing advice on, technical accounting matters under IFRS and local GAAP. He sits on the MIA's Financial Reporting Committee, has contributed significantly to the MIA's development of GAPSME as well as its guidance note on the accounting implications arising from the Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules, and has more than 14 years of experience in delivering seminars on financial accounting. He is a fellow of the MIA and ACCA, holds a CPA warrant, and has recently set up Accounting Advice by David Leone Ganado.

                                    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                    1.5 Hrs Core


                                    WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                                    Terms and conditions  apply


                                    DISCLAIMER

                                    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                                    Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                                    • 24 Mar 2023
                                    • 09:15 - 12:30
                                    • Online Webinar
                                    Register
                                    Registration Time: 09:00
                                    Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                                    Speaker: Mr Mario P Galea
                                    Venue: Online Webinar
                                    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                    MIA Members: €40
                                    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                    Retired Members: €20.00
                                    Students: €30.00

                                    BACKGROUND INFORMATION
                                    Financial statements are meant to give a true and fair view of the financial performance for a period of time and the financial position at the period ended on that date. The majority of balances and transactions making up the financial statements are supported by documentation. However, some items are not so supported because they are estimates.
                                    These estimates are pivotal to the truth and fairness of the financial statements because they can overturn the message that the supported assertions purport to provide. Accounting estimates may be a tool in the hands of persons with malintent to deliver the message they want rather than an objective view about the entity.
                                    Auditors are concerned with the audit risk of issuing the wrong opinion on the financial statements. During their work they are faced with various levels of comfort or lack of it. It’s one thing auditing routine procedures which produce documented numbers flowing into the financial statements and it’s another thing auditing estimations which are placed in, rather than flow into, the financial statements side by side with the data supported by a clearly laid out audit trail.
                                    When it comes to the audit of accounting estimates the inherent audit risk shoots through the roof and with no or limited concrete controls to mitigate that risk, the auditor is constrained to apply extensive procedures to bring down the detection risk and therefore balance and rationalise the audit risk of misrepresentation.
                                    During this session we will be looking at the nature, presence and incidence of accounting estimates, their impact of financial statements and the tools at the disposal of the auditor to detect them, obtain reasonable assurance about their truthfulness, justification, and fair representation as well as the nature of work and procedures that the auditor will have to engage in to minimise the risk of being drawn into being an accomplice in misrepresentation.

                                    Topics on the agenda

                                    • ISA 540, estimation uncertainties
                                    • complex estimations
                                    • setting assumptions
                                    • supporting data
                                    • judgmental decision
                                    • nature timing and extent of audit procedures
                                    • risks of material misstatements
                                    • implementation tools for auditors
                                    • ISA 540 requirements flow
                                    • specific procedures under ISA 540 and other ISAs and the auditor’s professional judgement

                                    WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

                                    This session is important for members in their responsibility to lend credibility to financial statements audited or produced by them, and to non-members as part of the campaign of the accounting profession to make business owners and users of financial statements aware of the workings of the profession.

                                    Target Audience

                                    Auditors, accountants, accounting staff, business leaders who are responsible for determining accounting estimates in their financial reporting, and students.

                                      Speaker's Profile

                                      Mario P Galea is a  certified public accountant holding a warrant to practice both as an accountant and as an auditor. Currently practising as a business advisor providing governance oversight and advisory services to businesses and corporations. Serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards and audit committees of various listed companies in the financial and commercial sectors. Mentor and advisor to family businesses. Founder, managing partner and chairman of accountancy and audit firm EY in Malta until retirement in 2012. Specialised in auditing and assurance which he has practiced for 35 years in Malta and abroad. Lectured in auditing, assurance and professional and business ethics and led several training courses. Speaker at various business and professional conferences in Malta and abroad. Speaker and producer of various webinars related to auditing, corporate governance and ethics. Assisted businesses in several areas particularly relating to governance, accounting and systems of control. Served as President of the Malta Institute of Accountants and for many years formed part of the Accountancy Board which is the accountancy profession regulator in Malta. Served on various professional committees in Malta and abroad such as the council of the Federation des Experts Comptables (FEE) in Brussels (now Accountancy Europe). Member of the Ethics committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants in Malta.

                                      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                      3 Hours Core


                                      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                      Terms and conditions  apply


                                      DISCLAIMER


                                      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                                      If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                                      Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                                      The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                                      • 18 Apr 2023
                                      • 13:30
                                      • 20 Apr 2023
                                      • 15:30
                                      • Online Webinar
                                      Register
                                      Registration Time: 13:15
                                      Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
                                      Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
                                      Venue: Online Webinar
                                      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                      MIA Members: €50.00
                                      Non-MIA Members: €90.00
                                      Retired Members: €25.00
                                      Students: €35.00

                                      BackgrounD information

                                      Business Plans need to be a coherent document. The analysis of the business at its present status, its strategic direction and any change management or transformation need to follow a logical flow.
                                      This course will go through the building blocks of a Business Plan and how these building blocks needs to be linked to build a coherent analysis and strategic direction. The financials in the Business Plan also need to fit in within the other building blocks.
                                      The aim of the course is to give you the tools to first build a coherent Business plan and then implement that Business Plan, rather than allow it be a document to be shelved.

                                      Topics on the agenda

                                      SESSION 1 
                                      1. What is a Business Plan?
                                      2. Why do a Business Plan
                                      3. A very detailed overview of a Business Plan


                                      Topics on the agenda 

                                      SESSION 2 
                                      1. Dealing with the implementation of the Business Plan - Business Transformation
                                      2. Managing Change
                                      3. To implement a Business Plan - need Leadership, Teamwork and Communication


                                      Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                                      Many times, the inherent main weakness of a Business Plan is that it is not an extensive & coherent document and hence many things shown in the financial forecasts are not tied up with any previous analysis on the business and its strategic direction. These sessions are intended to overcome this weakness and to make sure that Business Plans are extensive, detailed and most of all coherent strategic documents

                                      Target Audience

                                      Anyone involved in drawing up Business Plans should be interested in these sessions. This includes Business Owners, Business Managers, Company Directors, Financial Controllers and Outsourced Accountants.

                                        Speaker's Profile

                                        Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy holding various managerial and Director roles. Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS.

                                        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                        4  Hours Professional


                                        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                        Terms and conditions  apply


                                        DISCLAIMER


                                        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
                                        If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
                                        Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
                                        The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                                        • 19 Apr 2023
                                        • 13:30 - 16:45
                                        • Online Webinar
                                        Register
                                        Registration Time: 13:15
                                        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                                        Speakers: Mr Kenneth Cremona
                                        Venue:   Online Webinar
                                        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                        MIA Members: €40.00
                                        Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                        Retired Members: €20.00
                                        Students: €30.00

                                        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                                        BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                                        Customs duty refers to the tax imposed on goods when they are transported across international borders. In simple terms, it is the tax that is levied on import and export of goods. VAT, on the other hand, is chargeable on the supply of goods and services, the acquisition of goods from another EU member state and the importation of goods from outside the EU. This session will give an overview of both taxes, discussing common pitfalls and queries relevant to stakeholders. This seminar is prepared for industry professionals, and will include pertinent & current topics.

                                        OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION

                                        • A discussion on general Custom Duty Concepts
                                        • A discussion on general VAT Concepts
                                        • Determining the practical queries on both VAT and Custom Duty
                                        • An overview of contemporary VAT and Custom Duty Issues.

                                        Specific topics to be covered during the session

                                        1. Analysing core principles of VAT, namely:
                                        a. Persons within scope of VAT
                                        b. VAT registration
                                        c. Place of Supply Rules & Cross Border trade
                                        d. VAT obligations and Declarations
                                        2. Analysing core principles of Customs duty, mainly:
                                        a. The important provisions of the Act
                                        b. Administrative & Custom Procedures
                                        c. Inward/Outward Processing relief
                                        3. A focus on contemporary issues
                                        4. Concluding Remarks and discussion

                                        Target Audience

                                        Accountants and prospective accountants, tax lawyers, tax practitioners, as well as business owners and self-employed persons

                                        Speaker's Profile

                                        Kenneth Cremona graduated with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2015. Kenneth joined RSM Malta in 2016, initially working on Income Tax Compliance dealing with clients established in multiple industries including Gaming, Immovable Property, Investments, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. In 2019, he specialised in VAT advisory and was promoted to a Manager in 2022. Kenneth is also a CPA warrant holder and received the Professional Certificate in Taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2017

                                        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

                                        3  Core


                                        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                                        Terms and conditions  apply


                                        DISCLAIMER

                                        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
                                        Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
                                        • 31 Dec 2023
                                        • 00:00
                                        • Online Webinar
                                        Register