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M22098 - Payroll Sessions: Maximising digitalisation to realise the potential of payroll processes and data - 2 Sessions (Online)

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 23 Nov 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 22 Nov 2022, 13:30 16:45 (CET)
  • 23 Nov 2022, 13:30 16:45 (CET)
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Ms Karen Spiteri Bailey & Ms Fabianne Ruggier
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


Are you up to date with the basics of personal taxation? What about double taxation and fringe benefits in different jurisdictions?
Our first session will answer these questions and expand on the essentials of payroll; payslips, payslip regulations, SSC, and the final year assessment.
Our second session will then delve into how the processes and activities leading up to payroll can be automated, improved and made more efficient. We will also explore how technology can enable accurate and timely reporting and information analysis for better planning and decision-taking.

Specific topics to be covered during the session

  • Personal taxation
  • Fringe benefits
  • The effect of International jurisdictions on the payroll function
  • The payroll legislative framework
  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Payslip layout and its explanation
Automation and Reporting
  • Payroll process automation
  • Automated reporting
  • Trend analysis and workforce patterns


Payroll is an intensive, technical and highly detail-oriented function within an organisation. It is governed by a legislative framework that spans HR, tax and corporate regulations. It is an impactful function, because it touches each and every employee, so it is directly linked to the employee experience.
In managing the resources, tasks, processes and activities leading to payroll processing, an organisation generates a lot of manual intervention and data. Many organisations are learning how lack of data standardisation and processes creates inefficiencies and hampers a company’s ability to take strategic decisions.
Automating and data management can transform payroll from a back-office processor to a core centre in any organisation. Digital innovation enable payroll and management teams to gather and structure data to empower better workforce planning and decision-taking.
Delivered by experts in their field, these sessions are the perfect opportunity for members of the MIA and the public to get first-hand insights from people who live and breathe the topics in question on day-to-day basis.

Target Audience

Sessions will be particularly of interest to tax advisors and compliance experts, client-facing accountants and auditors, payroll teams and HR professionals.

Speakers' Profiles

Karen Spiteri Bailey is the Partner heading Accounting outsourcing services, Payroll outsourcing services and VAT advisory services.
She has extensive experience in servicing local and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors including trade federations, chambers and associations. She also has considerable experience in dealing with Value Added Tax and Taxation matters and in recent years continued to focus on Value Added Tax as an integral part of her responsibilities within the firm. Karen also provides regular training on VAT and payroll matters both within the firm and externally to other practitioners.
Karen sits on the Indirect Tax Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Education Committee of the IFSP.
Fabianne Ruggier has over eighteen years of professional experience. Earlier in her career she spear-headed national policy and public-private alliances in the public sector, to then join a private multi-national and introduced global programmes in Malta. When she first joined, she focused on establishing a Strategic HR Function to support the Firm’s growth. She transitioned naturally into Consulting as she started working more with the Firm’s clients on their business challenges.
Fabianne holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s in Business Administration. She also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate from Cambridge on Digital Disruption.
Fabianne works at the strategic level with clients implementing business transformation. She heads a multi-disciplinary team that provide change management services to clients, bringing together business, digital, data and people expertise. She is the Chairperson of the HR and Talent Thematic at the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Vice-Chair of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) Board of Directors.


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