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M22103 - Understanding Auditor’s requests: Be prepared for the upcoming audits (Online)

  • 6 Dec 2022
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 09:00
Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Ms Melissa Mercieca
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.


The Audit Process – an experience that may become very stressful, time consuming and inefficient for the Finance team of the audited entity if not appropriately prepared. This session is designed in a way to provide insight into common requests by external auditors with the aim to provide useful tips and guidance on why such requests are made and how they can be addressed efficiently. The main objective of this session is to reduce the expectations gap by going through the different financial statements captions and identifying those areas which may result in bottlenecks throughout the audit process whilst providing tips on how to be proactive to avoid such issues.

Specific topics to be covered during the session

The session shall start off with an introduction to auditing standards and audit requirements. We shall then delve into the different captions of the Balance sheet (SOFP) and Income Statement (SOCI) as well as other common general audit requirements such as subsequent events and going concern. For each area, a general understanding of auditors requests will be covered including common errors made by finance teams, as well as tips on how to be audit ready.

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

A practical session to help accounting professionals forming part of finance units in entities being audited to understand the auditor’s expectations for a smooth and efficient audit.

Target Audience

Accounting professionals, students and finance employees who are involved in the audit process.

Speaker's Profile

Melissa Mercieca graduated from the University of Malta after completing her Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree in 2013 while also holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. She joined the Audit function at KPMG Malta immediately following the completion of her degree and has spent over 8 years working in audit with her most recent role, that of Senior Manager. Through her audit experience she has gained valuable insight in a variety of industries. For a number of years, she was focused more on audit clients in the iGaming and technology sector. She has recently changed career paths and has moved away from audit to the industry. She has joined the Finance Unit of one of the Leading Banks in Malta, Bank of Valletta, in which she holds a Managerial position focusing on quality control and external reporting.


3 Hours Core


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