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M23011 - Leveraging historical financial data to predict the future (Online)

  • 3 Mar 2023
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


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

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


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.


    3 Hours Core


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