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    • 9 Apr 2020
    • 13:00 - 14:00
    • Online webinar
    Registration is closed
    Registration Time: 12.45
    Sessions Time: 13.00 - 14.00
    Speakers: Mr Marvin Gaerty, Commissioner for Revenue and Mr Kurt Farrugia, Malta Enterprise
    Venue: Online webinar
    To join you need to register online through the website.
    MIA Members: Free of Charge
    Retired Members: Free of Charge
    Students: Free of Charge

    Objectives of this session

    The objective of this session is for MIA members to voice their questions with regards to the benefits issued by the government in light of the current COVID-19 situation. From tax treatment to the application process, this is a session where a number of questions will be answered. Questions such as wage supplement NI treatment, unclear items on the application, if the NACE code is incorrect will be tackled and more. 

    Target Audience

    This session should target all MIA Members and students, sole practitioners and tax practitioners. Once registered, participants are kindly asked to send their questions on technical@miamalta.org by not later than Wednesday 8th April end of business.

    Speakers Profile

    Mr Marvin Gaery, The Commissioner for Revenue within the Ministry for Finance and Mr Kurt Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer at Malta Enterprise

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    1 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Rakele Cini
    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

    Background Information

    Recently, corporate governance issues have received increased attention from different stakeholders, and not just the local and international regulators. The main aim has been to correct organisations' superficial or weak internal governance practices. What are the expectations?

     Objectives of this session

    The objective of the session to be delivered by Dr Rakele Cini is to evaluate the concept of corporate governance and its relationship with the compliance culture within organisations.

     Topics on the agenda

    o Understanding the importance of good corporate governance
    o The role of directors, executive and non-executive
    o Compliance as a Risk
    o The role of the Compliance Officer

     Target audience

    Directors, Company Secretaries, Compliance Officers, Professionals who are in the process of taking on such role, not just those who will be PQed by the regulator.

     Speaker’s Profile

    Dr Rakele Cini is a legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Timothy Borg Olivier
    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

    Background Information

    There is international consensus that current international tax rules have been described as not adequately dealing with digital businesses and services offered remotely. The European Union and the OECD have both been working on their own respective initiatives in recent months, with the OECD’s proposals on Pillar One and Pillar Two appearing to gain most traction amongst the international tax community.

    objectives of the session

    The objectives of this session will look to explore the developments in connection with the respective initiatives proposed by the EU and OECD relating to the taxation of the digitalised economy and will focus on the current proposals laid out by the OECD. Unilateral measures being adopted by various jurisdictions will also be explored and their impact on businesses will be discussed.

    Target Audience

    This session should target tax advisors to digitalised businesses and multi-national enterprises, which will ultimately be the focal point of any proposal rolled out by the EU and/or OECD

    SPEAKER'S PROFILE

    Timothy is a manager within Deloitte Malta’s international tax and legal department. Timothy obtained a Masters in International Taxation law from the International Tax Centre, University of Leiden and was also a teaching assistant within the same programme. At Deloitte, Timothy assists clients on cross-border transactions and his main focus is on clients operating within the online gaming industry. Timothy has been monitoring developments in connection with the taxation of the digitalised economy.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 15:00 - 18:15
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 14:45
    Session Time: 15:00 - 18.15 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Ms Rachel Falzon
    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

    Background Information

    Performance Management is a long established management tool. This session delves into the background, function and value of this management practice, gives insights into how COVID-19 has challenged managers supervising remotely, and questions whether some aspects need to change.

    Objectives of this session

    By the end of this session, participants will:
    Have a better understanding of the value and function of Performance Management
    Gain insights into best practices
    Consider how to inspire performance while working remotely

    Topics on the agenda

    Snapshot of history and evolution of Performance Management
    Current best practices
    How Performance Management has been impacted by COVID-19
    How to ‘manage’ Performance remotely
    Understanding how Performance Management, if done well, can drive business value
    Nurturing a Coaching culture
    Giving effective feedback with empathy

    Target audience

    Leaders, managers and those aspiring to become managers in future.

    Speaker’s profile

    Rachel Falzon holds an MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading with a specialisation in HR. She has held positions as Director of Studies, Business Development and Communications Manager, Strategic HR Consultant and Advisory Manager with one of the Big Four.
    She currently holds the title of People Performance Consultant and is self-employed. She focuses on HR and L&D with a view to empowering people and futureproofing organisations to become more resilient in the face of modern day challenges and digital disruption through L&D, strategic HR/Business Partnering, change management, design thinking workshop facilitation and coaching. She is a member of the Board of San Anton School. 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Professional

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Diane Bugeja
    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

    Background Information

    The session will cover the legislative framework surrounding market abuse and how these interact with the AML obligations of subject persons.

    Objectives of this session

    The session aims at highlighting the key obligations and prohibitions arising from the market abuse legal framework.

    Topics on the agenda

    - Insider information
    - Market manipulation
    - Disclosure of inside information
    - Insiders' lists
    - Suspicious transaction report (STR)
    - Research disclosure

    Target audience

    Listed entities, entities which are considering admissibility to listing, and investment service providers

    Speaker’s Profile

    Diane practices primarily in financial services law, financial regulation and anti-money laundering regulation, providing advice to local and overseas clients on the impact of the current and forthcoming regulatory regime on their business models. Diane also advises clients on the regulatory aspects of a wide range of transactions, including licensing-related matters, capital markets initiatives and on-going liaison with regulatory authorities more broadly.
    Diane joined the firm as an Associate in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2017. She was previously a risk and regulatory consultant at a Big Four audit firm, working in Malta and in London, and subsequently joined the enforcement departments of the UK and Maltese financial services regulators. Diane successfully completed her PhD in Law in 2017 and her research focused on the mis-selling of complex investment products to commercial retail investors.
    She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and deliver seminars on various aspects of financial services law and financial crime.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 15:00 - 18:15
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 14:45
    Sessions Time: 15:00 - 18:15 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Jonathan Mifsud
    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

    tOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    What is payroll
    Information needed to compile payroll
    GDPR and documentation of employee's records
    Leave and sick leave
    Overview of income tax, social security and maternity fund contributions
    Government Bonuses
    Terminations
    Payslips
    Government Reports

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours  Professional 

    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, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr John Debattista & Mr Paul Zammit
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €80.00
    Non-MIA Members: €150.00
    Retired Members: €40.00
    Students: €60.00

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Local small and medium-sized companies are allowed to apply simplified accounting regulations (General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities, commonly referred to as GAPSME), rather than International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2016.

    OBJECTIVES

    This 6-hour seminar, split over two days, aims to provide attendees with a sound foundational understanding of the applicability and application of General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (GAPSME) at both financial accounting and financial reporting levels, including awareness of the differences between IFRS and GAPSME, when presenting financial information to users.

    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    1.     A detailed understanding of the general applicability of GAPSME
    2.     Compare and contrast exercise between IFRS and GAPSME
    3.     Adoption of GAPSME – a Case Study

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    The training course is specifically targeted to accounting professionals and students, especially those who are pursuing or intend to pursue a career in audit or financial reporting.

    SPEAKERS PROFILE

    John Debattista is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor.  John is one of the founding partners at Zampa Debattista and heads the Audit and Assurance function and the firm’s IFRS Advisory Technical team.
    John lectures the Corporate modules at the final stages of the ACCA and ACA course for the ICAEW, Institute Chartered of Accountants for England and Wales. John is also a speaker in various audit and accounting seminars delivered by a number of institutes in Malta. He also lectures the Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR).
    John sits on a number of MIA committees namely, the audit, financial reporting and SMP committees.
                                                            
    Paul Zammit joined Zampa Debattista in January 2017. Paul graduated from the University of Malta after completing the Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree in 2008.  Paul commenced his career in audit and switched to accountancy in 2012. He spent most of his time in accountancy managing a portfolio of international clientele, before joining Zampa Debattista’s accounts department in 2017. After a few months, Paul decided to accept the internal opportunity to specialise in technical matters and increase his proficiency in reporting standards. Paul is currently involved in technical accounting and advisory assignments, whilst training and assisting internal staff and external people on IFRS technical matters.


    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    6 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply
    DISCLAIMER
    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Paul Spiteri 
    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

    Background Information

    Optimizing audit quality is a common objective for all auditors, this is where the concept of data analytics becomes a useful tool for external auditors. Data analytics is made up of tools that extract, authenticate and examine large volumes of data. A recent publication by ICAEW stated that data analytics is making radical changes to large external audits and that it is only a matter of time until such tools become available for SMEs. How will auditing standards be affected by this and what does this mean for the future of the audit profession?

    Objectives of the session

    - To understand what are the driving factors for technological change in audit
    - The power of predictive analytics - Determining how auditors can use client data and combine it with industry information
    - Understanding the implications of data analytics for management
    - Analyzing the opportunities and threats faced by auditors with changes in technology
    - To raise levels of awareness of data analytics issues

    Topics on the agenda

    - Different strategic approaches to data analytics
    - The implementation of control systems in management and the resulting effect on governance
    - Changes in technology - what does this mean for regulatory authorities?
    - What is driving technological change in audit?
    - Changes in business models
    - The driving forces behind the demand for a forward looking approach in audit
    - Other technologies which are changing audit, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Smart Contracts
    - What does this mean for the future of auditors and the impact of audit standards?

    Target audience

    Certified Public Accountants offering corporate services to third parties and individuals who work in a managerial role.

    Speaker's Profile

    Paul graduated as a qualified accountant from the University of Malta in 2015, and is an Associate of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds a practicing certificate in auditing.
    Paul joined Nexia BT in 2011, during his university studies, in which period he started to gain significant experience in auditing various companies in various sectors and has also worked in the consultancy department.
    He currently works as a Group Financial Controller with an established firm in the construction industry.
    Paul also holds a Diploma in Insurance Accounting and Auditing.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Kenneth Cremona
    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

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

    As from 1st January 2020, new rules entered in force as a measure to harmonise and simplify existing regulations for VAT and the consequences of trade between the EU Member States. Also colloquially known as ‘Quick Fixes’, they ultimately form part of the European Commission's action plan towards a destination-based VAT regime. The Quick Fixes are divided into four main concepts: - Call-off Stock - Attribution of Transport in Chain transactions - VAT identification number requirement for exempt Intra-community supplies - Harmonised documentation as proof of transport for exempt Intra-community supplies
    These updates will have considerable implications for businesses dealing with Business to Business transactions and intra-community supplies.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION:

    - A refresher on the basic VAT concepts, as preparation for the delivery.
    - Determining which of the Quick Fixes would impact current supply chains
    - Ascertaining business benefits that may be derived by the new regulation changes.
    - Understanding the existing processes that need to be altered to be compliant with the regulation changes. Such as, IT Software changes.
    - Planning insights on the next steps that need to be taken to prepare holistically for change

    TOPICS FOR THE SESSION:

    1. Refresher on core principles of VAT
    2. Introduction on Quick Fixes
    3. Analysing individually the four Quick Fixes, i.e.: a. Call-off Stock b. Attribution of Transport in Chain transactions c. VAT identification number requirement for exempt ICS d. Harmonised documentation as proof of transport exempt ICS
    4. Concluding Remarks & Discussions

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Accountants, tax lawyers, tax practitioners, as well as business owners and self-employed persons, particularly those dealing with intra-community supplies.

    SPEAKER'S PROFILE

    Kenneth Cremona graduated with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2015. Kenneth joined RSM Malta in 2016, initially working on Income Tax Compliance dealing with clients established in multiple industries including Gaming, Immovable Property, Investments, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. During 2019, he specialised in VAT advisory and was promoted to a Supervisory role within the firm. Kenneth is also a CPA warrant holder and received the Professional Certificate in Taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2017.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply.

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Online webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
    Venue: Online webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €80.00
    Non-MIA Members: €150.00
    Retired Members: €40.00
    Students: €60.00

    bACKGROUND iNFORMATION sESSION 1 - 29.04.2020

    Introduction, requirements by law, registration of employees 

    topics on the agenda

    Introduction
    Registration with Jobs plus
    Registration with the social security department
    Registration for taxation purposes
    Registration of any employees
    Obligations with regards to payment of social security both personal and on behalf of employees
    Obligations for a direct tax perspective
    Overview of VAT obligations


    bACKGROUND iNFORMATION sESSION 2 - 30.04.2020

    Completing the income tax return

    target audience

    The session will be a practical session dedicated to the completing of the income tax return for self-employed persons.


    Speaker's Profile:

    Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 17 years experience. She read for a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.), a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta and subsequently a Ph.D in Taxation from the School of Law, within the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her area of research was Cross Border Group Loss Relief in the EU. Dr. Calleja Borg has also been a guest researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna during 2011 and 2012/2013. Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation Council a Member the Malta Institute for Accountants and sits on the direct tax committees of both institutes.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    6 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 6 May 2020
    • 15:00 - 18:15
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 14:45
    Session Time: 15:00 - 18.15 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Chris Meilak
    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

    Background Information

    This webinar replaces the previous event titled “Top 5 common pitfalls in a valuation”, and will focus specifically on emerging valuation considerations in the current Covid-19 scenario. While valuation exercises remain a key discipline in business studies and practice, there are clear challenges being faced by various business lines, from businesses looking at redefining their business model, to auditors looking at impairment exercises, to tax authorities and other professionals. Valuation exercises will remain critical to decision-making and planning, including in the current trying environment.

    Objectives of this session

    The session’s objective is to discuss and attempt to provide options for answering questions related to a typical valuation exercise, including questions related to discount rates, impairment exercises and . Some of these considerations also stem from an understanding of the economic implications, under various timing scenarios. 

    Topics on the agenda

    Economic story and capital agenda
    Economic implications of Covid-19 situation, under different scenarios
    Valuation challenges
    - Pre-1 Jan 2020 vs Post-1 Jan 2020
    - Financial projections and PFI
    - Discount rates
    - Market multiples
    - Market capitalisation reconciliation
    - Financial planning (short-term cash management)
    - Double counting of impacts
    - Quality and risk management
    Any opportunities?

    Target audience

    This seminar is relevant for all professionals, government officials and private sector officials, students and anyone having an interest in understanding likely impacts on valuation exercises. It is relevant for both Preparers and Reviews/ Users of valuation exercises.

    Speaker’s profile

    Chris Meilak is a Certified Public Accountant, Economist and Executive Director at EY Malta, leading the Valuation, Modeling and Economics sub-service line in Malta.
    Chris joined EY in 2006 and has carried out and managed (or taken a review role in) a number of valuation exercises in various sectors. Chris holds an MA in Economics and the ACCA degree.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 7 May 2020
    • 28 May 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr John Debattista & Mr Paul Zammit
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €160.00
    Non-MIA Members: €300.00
    Retired Members: €80.00
    Students: €120.00

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Local small and medium-sized companies are allowed to apply simplified accounting regulations (General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities, commonly referred to as GAPSME), rather than International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2016.

    OBJECTIVES

    This 12-hour seminar, split over four sessions, aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive, ‘big picture’, understanding of the applicability and application of General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (GAPSME) at both financial accounting and financial reporting levels. All sections included in the legislation, with the exception of consolidation techniques, will be covered. Any relevant differences between IFRS and GAPSME shall also be pointed out as we cruise through the different topics. Numerous practical examples are expected to support the attendees’ understanding.

    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    1.     A detailed understanding of the general applicability of GAPSME
    2.     General topics under GAPSME:
    a.     Accounting concepts
    b.     General presentation
    c.      Policies, estimates and errors
    3.     Specific topics under GAPSME:
    a.     Revenue
    b.     Property, Plant and Equipment
    c.      Investment Property
    d.     Financial Assets, Financial Liabilities and Equity
    e.     Investments in Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Ventures
    f.       Intangible Assets other than Goodwill
    g.     Impairment of Assets
    h.     Government Grants
    i.       Leases
    j.       Inventories
    k.      Income Taxes
    l.       Provisions and Contingencies
    m.   Foreign Currency Translation
    n.     Post Balance Sheet Events
    o.     Related Party Disclosures
    p.     Discontinued Operations and Assets Held For Sale

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    The training course is specifically targeted to accounting professionals and students, especially those who are pursuing or intend to pursue a career in audit or financial reporting.

    Speakers Profile

    John Debattista is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor.  John is one of the founding partners at Zampa Debattista and heads the Audit and Assurance function and the firm’s IFRS Advisory Technical team.
    John lectures the Corporate modules at the final stages of the ACCA and ACA course for the ICAEW, Institute Chartered of Accountants for England and Wales. John is also a speaker in various audit and accounting seminars delivered by a number of institutes in Malta. He also lectures the Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR).
    John sits on a number of MIA committees namely, the audit, financial reporting and SMP committees.
                                                            
    Paul Zammit joined Zampa Debattista in January 2017. Paul graduated from the University of Malta after completing the Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree in 2008.  Paul commenced his career in audit and switched to accountancy in 2012. He spent most of his time in accountancy managing a portfolio of international clientele, before joining Zampa Debattista’s accounts department in 2017. After a few months, Paul decided to accept the internal opportunity to specialise in technical matters and increase his proficiency in reporting standards. Paul is currently involved in technical accounting and advisory assignments, whilst training and assisting internal staff and external people on IFRS technical matters.


    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    12 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 8 May 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 9:00
    Sessions Time: 9:15 - 12:30 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Kenneth Cremona
    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

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

    The Place of Supply (“POS”) concept is vital for VAT purposes. POS is the place where the supply is deemed to have taken place, i.e. deemed to be in one EU MS over another. Hence, determining whether VAT is applicable on the supply and at which rate depends on exemptions applicable or whether the supply is a good or a service. The POS considerations for goods follow different regulations than services. Additionally, special rules have been laid down for determining the POS of special goods and services.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION:

    - A refresher on the basic VAT concepts
    - Determining the general rules for place of supply of goods
    - Determining the general rules for place of supply of services
    - Understanding special place of supply considerations

    TOPICS FOR THE SESSION:

    1. Refresher on core principles of VAT
    2. Introduction on Place of Supply Rules
    3. Place of Supply of Goods
    4. Place of Supply of Services
    5. Special Place of Supply Considerations
    6. Worked example focusing on the POS concept
    7. Concluding Remarks & Discussions

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Accountants and prospective accountants, tax lawyers, tax practitioners, as well as business owners and self-employed persons.

    SPEAKER'S PROFILE

    Kenneth Cremona graduated with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2015. Kenneth joined RSM Malta in 2016, initially working on Income Tax Compliance dealing with clients established in multiple industries including Gaming, Immovable Property, Investments, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. During 2019, he specialised in VAT advisory and was promoted to a
    Supervisory role within the firm. Kenneth is also a CPA warrant holder and received the Professional Certificate in Taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2017.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply.

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 13 May 2020
    • 20 May 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Ms Carolin Zeitler
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €80.00
    Non-MIA Members: €150.00
    Retired Members: €40.00
    Students: €60.00

    Background Information

    When we provide services, then our employees’ efficiency, proficiency and attitude are some of our main assets. So, as managers and leaders, we need to invest in our employees’ skills and wellbeing.
    The old adage “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for life” holds true in this context too. You might need to spend a little more time to coach your reports in order to fully leverage their strengths but when you do, you save a lot of time in the long run. As a manager and leader it is your responsibility to create a work environment that is conducive to growth. Coaching skills are an important tool to have in your tool belt for this process.

    Objectives of the Session

    You are a suitable candidate if you would like to:
    • learn to listen with the intent of understanding
    • ask the right questions to help team members find their own solution
    • empower your reports to grow and develop
    • create new leaders rather than followers through your leadership
    • engage your team members more fully

    Topics of the agenda

    • More engaged employees
    • Increased confidence and trust-building skills
    • Smoother workflow
    • Improved rapport with reports

    Content

    During this highly interactive workshop, you will learn some very useful coaching skills for managers & leaders and how to use them in your work life.
    • Listening fully rather than just waiting your turn to speak
    • Asking empowering questions
    • Encouraging reports to find their own solutions
    • Allowing learning to happen from mistakes
    • Creating a culture of trust

    Target audience

    Managers and team leaders who want to improve their management style to build better rapport with their reports and increase employee engagement and retention.

    SPEAKER'S PROFILE

    Carolins work is first and foremost about true human connection and creating cultures that encourage connection. This is reflected in all her work; be it as Executive Coach, author & writer or womens empowerment activist.
    Carolins contagious enthusiasm and thirst for learning ensure that she not only stays on a path of continuous growth herself but inspires those around her to grow and succeed too.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    6 Hours Professional

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 29 May 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard 
    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

    Background Information

    The seminar will discuss the basics of employment law articulating how these rules dovetail with tax rules. After distinguishing between rules applicable to definite terms contracts and indefinite term contracts, the seminar will proceed to discuss rules governing probation, redundancy, term & termination and notices. The seminar will incorporate a short introduction to the concept of constructive dismissal taking the audience through relevant case-law. Lastly, the seminar will explain how the employment contract is reflected in payroll explaining the basic rules of the Final Settlement System, the tax treatment of employment income, fringe benefits and terminal payments.

    Objectives of this session

    To give a basic introduction to Maltese Employment Law, the FSS Rules, the Fringe Benefit Rules and Income Tax Rules governing Employment Income

    Topics on the agenda

    Part I
    Basics of Employment Law
    Probation
    Redundancy
    Term & termination
    Notices The Concept of Constructive Dismissal
    Part II
    Taxation of Employment Income
    The Final Settlement System
    The Fringe benefit Rules
    The Part-Time Rules
    Taxation of terminal payments

    Target Audience

    Accountants, payroll providers, lawyers, accounting technicians, tax advisors, auditors

    Speaker's Profile

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 3 Jun 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    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

    Background Information

    The seminar will discuss the role of the tax advisor under Maltese law including the most recent developments governing tax advisors’ duty of professional secrecy. The tax advisor’s duties under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act will be discussed too. The seminar will explain tax advisors’ rights and obligations with particular reference to Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977, Council Directive 98/5/EC, CJEU judgments interpreting EU Law including especially case-law on Article 56 TFEU on the freedom to provide services. Lastly, the seminar will discuss how decisions taken by tax advisors may result in exposures to risk putting forward some basic risk management procedures.

    Objectives of this session

    To create awareness relating to risks associated with providing tax advisory services outlining the basic rights and obligations of tax advisors

    Topics on the agenda

    The Role of the Tax Advisor
    The Basics of the Civil Code
    Prevention of Money Laundering
    Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977
    Council Directive 98/5/EC
    CJEU judgments interpreting EU Law including especially case-law on Article 56 TFEU on the freedom to provide services
    DAC6
    Some suggestions

    Speaker's Profile

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 


    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours  Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

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    • 4 Jun 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud 
    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

    Background Information

    The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is the EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to ‘financial instruments’ and the venues where those instruments are traded.
    MiFID II came into effect in January 2018, with the aim of improving the functioning of financial markets in light of the financial crisis and to strengthen investor protection.
    In Malta we have seen the introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act in 2018, to regulate the new world of token offering and tokenised financial instruments.
    This course will explore both pieces of regulatory frameworks, whilst understanding the influence that MiFID II had on the drawing up of the VFA Act.

    Topics on the agenda

    1. From MiFID I to MiFID II
    2. Overview of MiFID II
    a. Trading Venues
    b. Systematic Internaliser
    c. Pre & Post Trade Transparency rules
    d. Trading & Execution
    e. Algorithmic Trading
    f. Investor Protection
    g. Investment Advice
    h. Investment Research
    3. Overview of the VFA Act
    a. Definitions
    b. The Financial Instrument Test
    c. The role of the VFA agent
    d. The registration of Initial Virtual Financial Offering
    e. Service Licences
    4. Aspects of the VFA Act common to MiFID II / Investment Services Act

    Speaker's Profile:

    Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy holding various managerial roles and was also an Executive Director of a licensed investment company that represented UBS funds in Malta.
    Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS, with a special focus on Regulatory Advisory Services covering applications under the Investment Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act. Within the fintech space Silvan has been advising various companies both in helping them obtain a PSP or EMI licence under the Financial Institutions Act in Malta or to get a Service Licence under the new Virtual Financial Assets Act in Malta, with EMCS being an approved VFA Agent.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    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

    Background Information

    The seminar will discuss the crime of tax evasion putting it in the context of the framework of Malta’s legal framework regulating Prevention of Money Laundering. The seminar will discuss the peculiarities of the Maltese Tax Systems and how these peculiarities dovetail with Malta’s criminal laws.

    Objectives of this session

    The seminar will take the audience through provisions in our tax laws aimed at penalizing tax offences explaining the implications of these provisions for criminal law purposes, prevention of money laundering laws especially.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and Tax Mitigation
    • The Evolution of the Concept of Tax Fraud
    • Taxation and the Criminal Code
    • Taxation, STR and the MDR

    Speaker's Profile

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    WebinarS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
    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

    Background Information

    MicroInvest is a scheme provides a Tax Credit for business owners/self-employed persons who invest in their business by innovation, expansion or implementing development in their operations. This scheme applies on new or refurbished offices, salaries and increments, equipment, machinery and others.

    Objectives of the session

    This session aims at discussing the MicroInvest Scheme and the way the business owners can make the most benefit from this scheme.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Objectives of the Microinvest Scheme
    • Tax Credits under the Microinvest Scheme
    • Eligibility
    • Qualifying Costs
    • Application Form

    Target Audience

    Accountants and tax practioners as well as business owners and self-employed persons.

    Speaker's Profile

    Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 16 years experience. She read for a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.), a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta and subsequently a Ph.D in Taxation from the School of Law, within the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her area of research was Cross Border Group Loss Relief in the EU. Dr. Calleja Borg has also been a guest researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna during 2011 and 2012/2013. Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation Council and the Malta Institute for Accountants.

    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, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 12:15 - 16:30
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 12.00
    Sessions Time: 12.15 - 16.30 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Saviour Bezzina
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €55.00
    Non-MIA Members: €100.00
    Retired Members: €25.00
    Students: €40.00

    Background Information 

    The Maltese VAT Act provides for various punitive measures (penalties, interest, assessments etc.) to be imposed/issued in the eventuality that taxable persons fail to adhere with the various provisions of the Maltese VAT Act. Whilst certain VAT risks some practitioners are quite aware of, it often happens that one is not fully aware of other material VAT risks especially in new/one-off scenarios when one comes across new types of transactions, new client types, new set-ups, new companies, incorrect/late VAT returns, incorrect/late invoices, VAT inspections and similar situations.

    Objectives of this session

    The scope of the session is to first analyse in detail the main VAT risks which might lead to negative consequences if the applicable VAT provisions are not fulfilled. The session will then proceed with identifying and determining which consequences (penalties/interest/assessments) will be applicable when the applicable VAT provisions are not adhered to properly and why (including references to the various parts of the legislation which list down when such consequences are triggered and the applicable conditions). Finally the session will discuss practical tips and actions which may be taken by involved parties with a view to ensure that such VAT risks are minimised as much as possible.

    Topics on the agenda

    • VAT Risks (including risks pertaining to VAT Treatment, VAT Registrations, VAT Claimability, VAT Forms etc.)
    • VAT Consequences (Penalties, Interest, Assessments)
    • Practical Tips and Actions to minimise such VAT risks

    Target audience

    Professionals, Practitioners and other accounting staff members dealing with all VAT related issues including the determination of the vat treatment, handling of VAT invoices and other documentation, compilation and filing of vat returns and VAT payments

    Speaker’s Profile 

    Saviour is the senior manager responsible for indirect tax matters at the EY Malta office and forms part of EY’s Global Indirect Tax Network as a local knowledge contact. He joined EY in July 2006 after obtaining the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta. He is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, holds a Diploma in VAT compliance, lectures regularly on VAT and indirect tax matters and is a member of the MIA and MIT Indirect Taxation Committees. Saviour was awarded the 2007 MIA prize as the best student who graduated in the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree Course Group 2004/2006.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    4 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.





    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online Webinar
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Mr Giancarlo Millo 
    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

    Background Information

    If you ask internal auditors why they write audit reports, some might answer that it is to communicate an engagement's objectives, scope and results. Others might state that it is to describe what the auditors found and to make recommendations for improvement. But the ultimate objective of internal audit reporting is not to describe what was found or to make recommendations for improvement. It is to persuade readers to take action.

    Objectives of the session:

    Impact is imperative, but not all internal auditors realise the difference that writing style can make to ensure corrective action is complete and timely. The content of a report informs readers, but writing style is what really motivates. The aim of this seminar is to highlight ways of how internal auditors can help ensure that their audit reports are effective – that they will not only change minds, but that they will create a call to action that gets results. The seminar shall also focus on the periodic reports through which the internal audit function communicates its overall progress to the Audit Committee. While the speaker will be sharing some of his tips for making internal audit reporting more persuasive, the participants will be welcome to put forward any other thoughts or suggestions they may have during the session.

    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    - Recognising the importance of thinking before writing.
    - Understanding the needs of readers and writers.
    - The components of the audit report.
    - The importance of identifying cause and impact of audit observations.
    - Advantages and disadvantages of different report formats.
    - How to improve writing quality.
    - Developing reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely.

    Target Audience:

    This seminar is targeted at internal audit practitioners and students.

    Speaker's Profile:

    Giancarlo Millo FIA, CPA, CIA, CISA, CRISC, MBA (Fin) is the Group Chief Internal Auditor at Mizzi Organisation, a conglomerate of business units spanning a broad portfolio of business interests and industry sectors including automotive, tourism and leisure, manufacturing and retail, real estate, and mechanical and engineering contracting. Mr Millo previously held the post of Deputy Group Head Internal Audit at FIMBank plc, also responsible for IT assurance and advisory services within the group. He is a Past President of the ISACA Malta Chapter and has been invited to deliver talks on internal audit and IT audit subjects both locally and overseas.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


               
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