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M23078 - Key Economic Indicators: A Guide for Senior Accounting Practitioners (Online)

  • 16 Nov 2023
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30- 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Mr Kurt Muscat
  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.


In today's dynamic and interconnected business landscape, senior accounting practitioners play a critical role in guiding financial decision-making and ensuring the financial stability and success of their organizations. To effectively fulfil this role, it is essential for accounting professionals to stay informed about key economic indicators and understand their implications on business performance.
The "Key Economic Indicators: A Guide for Senior Accounting Practitioners" session is designed to equip accounting professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex economic landscape. The session will delve into the significance of various economic indicators and how they can be effectively utilized to inform financial strategies, risk assessment, and decision-making processes.
Whether you work in corporate finance, public accounting, or financial advisory services, this session will provide you with valuable insights and practical guidance on how to leverage economic indicators to enhance your role as a senior accounting practitioner.

Specific topics to be covered during the sessioN

During the session, we will cover essential economic indicators, including:
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Understanding economic growth and its impact on businesses.
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI): Analyzing inflation and its implications for financial planning.
  • Unemployment Rate: Assessing labor market conditions and its influence on businesses.
    Interest Rates: Evaluating borrowing costs and investment decisions.
  • Stock Market Performance: Interpreting market trends and their significance for accounting practices.
  • Housing Market Indicators: Identifying real estate market health and its impact on the economy.
  • Business Confidence Index: Evaluating economic sentiment and its relevance to financial planning.
  • Trade Balance: Assessing international trade dynamics and its effects on industries.
  • Government Budget Deficit/Surplus: Analyzing fiscal health and its implications for accounting practices.
  • Leading Economic Indicators: Predicting future economic trends and making proactive financial decisions.


MIA members  should attend the "Key Economic Indicators: A Guide for Senior Accounting Practitioners" session to gain valuable economic insights and enhance their financial decision-making skills. MIA members will benefit from exclusive access to specialized knowledge and industry expertise. Non-members will have the opportunity to expand their professional expertise and stay updated with industry trends. Join us for this session to deepen your understanding of economic indicators and their impact on financial decisions, helping you navigate the complexities of the ever-changing economic landscape.

Target Audience

The "Key Economic Indicators: A Guide for Senior Accounting Practitioners" session is specifically designed for senior accounting practitioners and professionals involved in financial decision-making, risk assessment, and strategic planning. The session will provide valuable insights and practical guidance for individuals in various roles, including but not limited to: 
  • Senior Accountants
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Finance Directors and Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Audit and Assurance Professionals
  • Financial Consultants and Advisors

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.


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