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    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 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: Ms Ingrid Azzopardi
    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

    Having an internal control system that is operating effectively and efficiently is important to help businesses achieve their objectives while responding appropriately to risks. The various facets to having a robust internal control system in place falls within the responsibility of different positions within an organisation.

    Topics on the agenda

    • An overview of COSO
    • An overview of the three lines of defence
    • Why are controls important?
    • Different types of controls to address different risk categories, focusing on errors and fraud

    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

    This session highlights the importance of having a robust internal control system in place, together with the different roles and responsibilities of the different parties within an organisation with respect to the internal control system.

    Target Audience

    Accountants, Internal Auditors and Management

    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 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
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 09:00
    Sessions Time: 0915 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Roberta Lepre
    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

    Recently, stakeholders have increased the level of scrutiny over private companies when it comes to holding them accountable on their social and environmental impact. In fact, in line with this, EU law requires certain large companies to disclose information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental challenges. This helps investors, civil society organisations, consumers, policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the non-financial performance of large companies and encourages these companies to develop a responsible approach to business.

    Specific topics to be covered during the session

    • What is Sustainability?
    • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
    • Corporate Sustainability ROI – Myth or Truth?
    • The different aspects of Sustainability : Social, Environmental and Governance

    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

    If businesses want to keep thriving, they need to adapt their strategies towards long term success in financial and non-financial terms. They need to identify where they create or destroy value and adapt their strategies accordingly.
    Accountants can be a strategic partner for companies’ transition towards a more sustainable future.

    Target Audience

    Accountants and Auditors, Risk and Compliance Officers, Company Secretaries, Company directors

    Speaker's Profile

    Graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2003, Roberta has acquired substantial experience in the social sector in Malta, having served on public bodies as well as in the non-profit sector, including the Guardian for Future Generations. Roberta is currently Director at Weave Consulting - engaging the business community to adopt sustainable practices to have a more positive impact on society and the environment and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also a founding member and Project Director of SEAM (Social Entrepreneurs Associations Malta), member of the board of VSF Malta, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Directors (Malta), as well as forming part of EcoDA’s Task Force on ESG matters. She also manages the newly set up Europe Direct Core Platform. In 2021, she was award the ‘Sustainability Role Model Award’ during HSBC Malta’s Businesswoman Awards.

    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 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
    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 09:00
    Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Clayton Degiorgio
    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

    The session will cover the salient points of forecasting to improve the profitability of a business and to make adequate decisions for growth. Since planning involves the future, no usable plan can be made unless business owners are able to take future events into account as much as possible.
    Forecasting is a key element in the planning process. In fact, every decision in the organisation is based on some sort of forecasting.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Role of Forecasting
    • Steps in Forecasting
    • Techniques of Qualitative Forecasting
    • Techniques of Quantitative Forecasting
    • Practical examples of success in business through forecasting

    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

    This session will benefit attendees by understanding the importance of forecasting and identifying the appropriate method of forecasting to apply when planning for the future of their organisation. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

    Target Audience

    This session is intended for business owners and individuals within the finance department to be able to use forecasting and forecasting methods to improve the profitability of their business or in some cases minimising losses.

      Speaker's Profile

      Clayton has graduated as a qualified Accountant with a Distinction from the University of Malta in 2015 and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
      Having started his experience with one of the Big Four both within the Tax Department and Audit Department, he moved on to Accountancy related positions in the industry. In his experience as an in-house Accountant, Clayton has worked in the services, manufacturing and retail industries for six years.
      He currently holds the position of Chief Financial & Operations Officer with a reputable Maltese company operating within the retail industry and has opened a company providing audit, tax, accounting and advisory services.

      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 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

                   
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