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    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    From time to time, accountants become involved in litigation by acting as witnesses, court experts and officers of companies. At times they play a more significant role by being party to cases. The seminar will discuss cases that are of relevance to the accountancy profession by drawing from judicial experience. The seminar will provide a basic introduction to the Maltese Court System; singling out and explaining the types of actions that could involve accountants.

    Topics on the agenda

    Accountants as Court Witnesses
    Accountants as Court Experts
    Accountants as Plaintiffs
    Accountants as Defendants

    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.


    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 16:30 - 20:15
    • Villa Arrigo, Naxxar
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    Registration Time: 16.30
    Session Time: 16.45-18.45
    Networking Reception: 18.45-20.15
    Venue: Villa Arrigo, Naxxar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €25.00
    MIA Students: €25.00
    Non-Members: €50.00

    Members of the Malta Employers' Association and members of the Malta Chamber of Commerce benefit from the MIA member rate.


    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    This event is being organised by the MIA Young Members Group with the purpose of educating attendees on the various aspects of payroll, which are both relevant to employees and employers.

    The session will start off with the basic principles of payroll. This will delve into the entitlements of employees for both short andlong-term employment, this includes; notice periods, minimum wages, overtime, leave and government bonuses. Other topics such as wage regulation orders, social security, tax and fringe benefits will also be discussed.

    The event will then continue by discussing practical aspects of payroll. This includes the process of appointing an employee, drafting an employment contract and the documentation required by the CFR, and what needs to take place once an employee is hired, such as the FS4 and the Jobsplus registration. Practical scenarios in relation to calculating tax and national insurance and employee terminations will also be discussed.

    This will be followed by a panel discussion for frequently asked questions in the areas. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the panellists.

    The attendees are invited for a reception after the event as an opportunity to network.


    OBJECTIVE OF THE SESSION

    The objective of the session is for young members and those interested in payroll to be able to have a high-level understanding of the payroll process. Coming out from their accounting qualification, young accountants often struggle in this area. Hence, the Young Members Group feels that an informative session on this topic is due for young accountants to be able to raise awareness of how one’s income is calculated and the legal requirements including documentation to be submitted to the relevant government bodies (ex: Jobsplus, CFR).


    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    • Basic Principals of Payroll
    • Practical Aspects of Payroll
    • FAQs session
    • Networking Food & Drinks

    Target audience

    Young MIA members, MIA students, Payroll administrators and anyone else interested in payroll.

    Event CPE Competences

    2 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.

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Ian Stafrace
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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 presentation will explain the main features of the Private Residential Leases Act 2019.

    Objectives of this session 

    To delve into practical issues encountered by practitioners and major departures from previously applicable legislation.

    Topics on the agenda

    Explain the main features of a lease agreement and the application of the new law.

    Target audience

    Practitioners, landlords, tenants and estate agents 

    Speaker's Profile 

    Ian has been practicing law for the past 22 years and specializes in commercial and civil law with a main emphasis on property related transactions, development planning and environmental law. He has extensive experience in advising a vast array of private clients and public entities both locally and internationally. He is actively advising clients on mergers and takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals and joint ventures.


    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.


    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Keith Cutajar
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have been the subject of multiple discussions which occurred especially throughout the past years. Many do ask if this technology will make it to the industry in practical and usable forms. Will it also affect the way of how accountants carry out their business on a day-to-day basis? Can it assist and facilitate the life of a professional such as an accountant? During this session, a basic introduction of what a blockchain is will be delivered. Practical examples will be discussed so as to give the audience a more hands-on feel of what this technology is all about.

    Objectives of this session

    Understand the basics of blockchain technology
    Discuss case studies related to blockchain solutions which are being used by the accounting profession
    Topics on the agenda:
    Blockchain – An introduction
    Local framework regulating DLT
    Accounting solutions using blockchain

    Target audience

    Non-technical audience (accounting/finance industry)

    Speaker’s profile

    Keith is a Cyber-Security specialist, focusing in the fields of Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Cyber-Terrorism. He has worked on a variety of IT projects over the years, while employed and as a consultant in his personal capacity. Keith has a wealth of experience in Information Security and DLT, being also appointed frequently as a registered Court Expert at the Courts of Law in Malta in Digital Forensics and IT.

    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 Feb 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Natalie Kenely
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a person's ability to recognise, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. It is a critical ability when it comes to interpersonal communication – both in one’s personal life and in the workplace. The development of emotional intelligence is an intentional, active, and engaging process, and as such may be considered a skill set that can be learned. In particular, we will see how in order to succeed in a fast-evolving digital age, professional accountants need a rounded set of skills that go beyond technical knowledge, and these skills include emotional intelligence (ACCA report, 2019).

    Objectives of this session

    a. To provide an overview of emotional intelligence.
    b. To explain how emotion affects relationships, work performance and professional development.
    c. To describe how emotions spread from person to person in a team – emotional contagion.
    d. To underscore the importance of emotion regulation for the maintenance of effective and healthy working relationships within the workplace.
    e. To provide strategies for developing EI capabilities as individuals and as professionals in the workplace.

    Target audience

    Members and non-members of the Malta Institute of Accountants – accountants, members or managing partners of firms, directors, managers, and anyone interested in the areas being covered by this Session.

    Speaker’s Profile 

    Dr Natalie Kenely is Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. She participated as panel member and keynote speaker on a number of conferences organized by the MIA. She has also delivered various CPE workshops to MIA. Her expertise includes management, leadership, and emotional intelligence.
    Dr Kenely has presented her research in conferences both locally and abroad and was awarded Best Paper Award in an International Conference on Leadership held at Ashbridge Business School in London in 2013.

    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.


    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Paul Spiteri 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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.


    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 09:00 - 11:00
    • TTC
    Register

    NON CPE EVENT 

    IF INTERESTED IN THIS EVENT PLEASE SEND A E-MAIL TO TECHNICAL@MIAMALTA.ORG  A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PLACES ARE AVAILABLE.
    Registration Time: 8.45
    Sessions Time: 09.00 - 11.00  
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar

    Speakers

    Ms Graziella Cauchi (Jobsplus)
    Mr Wayne Brownrigg (Identity Malta)
    Mr Brian Spiteri (Exigy Online System used by Identity Malta)
    Health Department

    Background Information

    The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) would like to provide information to its members in order to facilitate the process of employing foreign nationals, with special emphasis on third country nationals. For this reason, the MIA will be holding an information session conducted by Identity Malta, Jobsplus and the Health Department to help with the process.

    Objectives of this session

    In order to keep up with the supply of jobs in Malta many companies need to employ foreign nationals. We are aware that this is a process that can be lengthy especially if not all the correct information is provided. However, if employers present the applications in the correct way with all the necessary documentation this can be a much smoother process.
    This session therefore aims to inform employers and Human Resource practitioners on the policies and procedures relating to the employment of non-Maltese nationals. The session will highlight ways how applicants can facilitate such a process including tips in this regard. Identity Malta will go through how to use the online system and how to fill in an application. Jobsplus will cover the Checklist including the labour market tests that have to be done, the reason why such tests need to be done and how the process has been simplified. The Health department will explain about the health checks needed for 3rd country nationals.

    Topics on the agenda

    Identity Malta session
    • What are Employment Licences? Who needs/does not need a Licence?
    • The ELU’s main responsibility – Labour Market Testing
    • Exemptions to such labour market testing
    • Self-Employment VS Employment and Investment Criteria Applicable
    • Who are the service users? Different types of applications
    • The Application Process
    • Some timeframes and figures
    Jobs Plus session
    • What are Employment Licences? Who needs/does not need a Licence?
    • The ELU’s main responsibility – Labour Market Testing
    • Exemptions to such labour market testing
    • Self-Employment VS Employment and Investment Criteria Applicable
    • Who are the service users? Different types of applications
    • The Application Process
    • Some timeframes and figures

    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.


    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    Many times, small & micro family businesses turn to an external advisor when they hit a brick wall. In most instances the situation requires immediate action and then some long-term adjustments.
    The role of an external adviser is important to communicate effectively the immediate changes needed, the consequences of an inaction and that he/she is no their side in steering their business towards better times.
    This course will offer a hands on approach of how to tackle certain situations and what techniques to use, which are different to when consulting other types of businesses.

    Topics of the agenda

    1. What’s the situation of the Business?
    2. Firefighting: Creating a priority List
    3. Analysis the Culture within the Business: Old Guard vs new Guard?
    4. Corporate Governance – Review the internal decision-making process
    5. Reporting – Creating a basis for decision making
    6. Strategic Analysis: Creating a to-do list with timelines
    7. Change Management: Who is the champion?
    8. The role of the external advisor: Speaking a language they can understand
    9. Sustaining Growth: Access to new sources of Finance- Prospects MTF

    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 and Director roles. Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS.

    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.


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Kevin Vassallo
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    A Non-current asset is a resource whose value is expected to be recovered over a period of more than 12 months through use or through sale within the next 12 months after reclassification under IFRS 5. Non-current assets include Property, Plant and Equipment under IAS 16, Intangible Assets under IAS 38, Investment Property under IAS 40, Biological Assets under IAS 41, Tax Assets under IAS 12 and Financial Assets under IFRS 9.

    Objectives of the Session

    The seminar will serve to highlight the similarities and the differences in the accounting rules of recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure under the relevant standards for tangible, intangible, financial and tax assets together with the re-classification rules of IFRS 5 for assets that were held for use and are henceforth held for sale.

    Target audience

    Practitioners in industry, students and all those in the profession.

    Speakers profile

    Kevin Vassallo is a certified public accountant with practical experience in financial markets, risk management and internal auditing. He has been working in the banking industry for the past 30 years and is currently Head of Projects and Treasury at the Malta Development Bank. He previously held executive posts at the Central Bank of Malta and the MFSA. He is also an ACCA lecturer in corporate financial reporting.

    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.


    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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 

    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 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Ms Pauline Micallef
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €100.00
    Non-MIA Members: €180.00

    Background information

    Some people fear Excel, however in today’s busy and fast-pacing world having knowledge of this tool saves you time, money and heartache. It’s an application that works with logical inputs, so whatever does not make sense will not give you back anything – garbage in, garbage out.
    This course includes will give you knowledge that you would need within an Accounting function or department. Accounting professionals need Excel on a daily basis to produce reports, prepare financial statements including cashflows and registers, make reconciliations, organise data whilst also getting rid of the authentic calculator.

    Objectives of this session

    Session one will delve into the fundamentals of Excel and session two will build on that to explain basic formulae professionals can use, whilst also explaining keyboard shortcuts that will give the user more confidence in using this powerful tool. It’s a practical workshop were attendees are requested to bring their laptops with Windows (ideally with the latest Excel version installed to be able to follow all functions; some techniques might not work on mac). The attendees will be given an excel workbook with examples to use during the session.
    After the session the attendee will be able to understand Excel better and master techniques that will make using Excel a piece of cake.

    Topics on the agenda

    - Fundamentals of Excel
    - Choosing the keyboard over the mouse (for Microsoft Windows keyboard users only)
    - Important formulae for the Accountant (including concatenate, date and time, splitting content in cells, difference between sum and subtotals, conditional formatting, data validation, pivot tables, vlookup and more)
    - Tips when using Excel

    Target audience

    Finance analysts, Accountants with basic knowledge of excel, Accounting students, Clerks, Auditors, administrators, secretaries, individuals working with data.

    Speaker’s profile

    Pauline Micallef, the Technical Strategy Manager at the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA), is a certified Public Accountant and a member of the MIA and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). She acquired the ACCA qualification whilst working in the industry for over ten years. She then pursued a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Reading – Henley Business School. Over the years, she has implemented a number of ERP and Accounting systems and is a proficient user of Microsoft Excel that has trained a number of professionals.

    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.


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Rakele Cini
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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.


    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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 persos 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 

    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.


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Lynn McCormick
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    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

    Speaker's Profile:

    Lynn has worked in the HR field for over 18 years holding various positions within the Government and leading Maltese companies. During the past few years she narrowed her specialisation to the payroll field.
    She currently holds the post of Payroll Expert at Buddy, a payroll software company. She still enjoys keeping direct contact with her clients and thus still has her own private practise in providing payroll services and advice to a varied clientele.
    She had a deep interest in human rights and youths and has studied and is qualified in Youth Ministry.

    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.


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 08:15 - 15:00
    • To be advised
    Register
    Registration Time: 08:15
    Conference: 08:45-14:00
    Networking Lunch: 14:00-15:00
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €105.00
    Retired Members: €70.00
    MIA Students: €80.00
    Non-Members: €145.00


    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    For the first time, following a number of years, the Professional Accountant in Business (PAIB) Conference reconvenes. CEOs and CFOs today face various challenges to keep their business not only afloat, but to experience growth within the current local and international context.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) are collaborating with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to organise a conference where CEOs and CFOs are given the space to discuss the diverse challenging demands and opportunities for their businesses.
    This conference will include the participation of The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry as well as Accountancy Europe.
    The first session will be about the skills required in the 21st century, whether upskilling is an option and how the future accountant will change from what it does today. IFAC have issued a report on the future-fit Accountant: "A Vision for the CFO and Finance Function". The representatives from IFAC will be discussing this in a panel including varied areas; the Financial Function of the Future, Shifting from Accounting for the Balance Sheet to Accounting for the business, Digitalisation of Finance & Accounting momentum, developing the vision and enabling transformation and the implications for professional accountancy organisations.
    From Accountancy Europe, we will delve into the environmental sustainability that is high on the EU's agenda. Accountancy Europe are researching ways on how to make the economy more sustainable. "The planet is in crisis" hence the only way we can make it in the future is to change the way we do business today and focus on conserving our resources. Good corporate governance is a driver to a more sustainable economy.
    Another agenda point is how good corporate governance and ethical behaviour can benefit the business. Adhering to best practice guidelines across the business helps achieve results and can protect against a crisis. How important is business ethics for the business? And what benefits arise from this? How can businesses avoid scandals that result from lack of good ethical behaviour?
    Lastly, a panel discussion will discuss the struggles by local businesses in dealing with lack of resources. The panel will come from various stakeholders including, an economist, a representative from the Malta Employers Association, a recruitment agency and industry.

    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    • The future Accountant in Business. Upskilling challenges in the workforce. How automations will change the future business.
    • What Accountancy Europe are doing in terms of the Sustainable Economy.
    • How effective ‘good governance and ethics’ benefits your business?
    • How are Maltese businesses dealing with a decrease in unemployment, employee turnover and scarce resources?

      Event CPE Competences

      3.5 Hours Professional  and 1.25 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.

      • 2 Apr 2020
      • 13:30 - 16:45
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr Chris Meilak
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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

      Valuation exercises remain a key discipline in business studies and practice. Having a realistic understanding of the value of a business or the value of shares in a business or investment portfolio is critical to decision-making and planning. And, clearly, privately owned businesses do not have as easy a mechanism to determine market value as do publicly traded companies.This session will provide the initial background by looking into the various users and uses for a valuation exercise (transaction; financial reporting; investment appraisal; litigation, tax etc) and the number of accepted methods for calculating the value of a business. Following this background, this presentation will examine some of the most common errors and oversights that are made in a valuation exercise which ultimately impair the credibility of the value conclusions or cause the conclusions to be misleading. The discussion will cover how such errors and oversights can be detected and avoided.

      Objectives of this session

      The objective of this session is to discuss and attempt to answer the following questions:
      What are the common errors found in a valuation exercise? How does one spot them, and what is the impact of these errors? How should a Prepare avoid such errors? How should someone using/ interpreting the valuation exercise be able to communicate such situations?
      These questions will be explored in the context of both the theoretical underpinnings and practical case studies.

      Topics on the agenda

      Uses and users of valuation exercises
      Refresh on valuation techniques
      (a) Cost approach
      (b) Income approach
      (c) Market multiples approach
      Top 5 common pitfalls in a valuation
      (a) Theoretical argument for each
      (b) Example of the specific pitfall (and its impacts) in practice
      Recommendations for Preparers
      Recommendations for Users

      Target audience

      This seminar is relevant for all professionals, government officials and private sector officials, students and anyone having an interest in understanding how a valuation is developed, and its main pitfalls. In sum, 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.


      • 15 Apr 2020
      • 13:30 - 16:45
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr Timothy Borg Olivier
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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
      • 09:15 - 12:30
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 09.00
      Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Ms Rachel Falzon 
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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

      In the current VUCA environment, we all need two sets of eyes: one set to focus on the present, and the other to focus on the future. This is true both for an organisation's leadership team, who have to navigate an organisation through a very competitive landscape and ongoing disruption, maintaining efficiency and productivity on the one hand, and driving innovation and adaptability on the other. Similarly, individuals can no longer rest on their laurels but need to be rethinking their skillset and looking for upskilling opportunities as technology and automation disrupt their jobs.

      objective of the session

      By the end of this session, participants will have more insights into the tensions and paradox afflicting organisations and individuals, which are proving to be very challenging. Additionally they will have improved perspective on the leadership style, organisational design and capabilities required to build an ambidextrous organisation 

      Topics on the agenda

      Sense-making: the VUCA environment
      Understanding the leadership paradox
      Leadership styles
      Prioritising creativity and innovation
      Rethinking learning

      Target audience

      This session is intended for leaders, managers or individuals who are interested in change and innovation.

      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
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 09.00
      Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Dr Diane Bugeja
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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.


      • 21 Apr 2020
      • 23 Apr 2020
      • 2 sessions
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr John Debattista & Mr Paul Zammit
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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.

      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.


      • 29 Apr 2020
      • 30 Apr 2020
      • 2 sessions
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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

      topics on the agenda

      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.


      • 7 May 2020
      • 28 May 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr John Debattista & Mr Paul Zammit
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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.


      • 4 Jun 2020
      • 13:30 - 16:45
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud 
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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.


      • 11 Jun 2020
      • 09:15 - 12:30
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 09.00
      Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Ms Rachel Falzon 
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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

      Management is not only about managing processes and operations. With the level of current and future disruption, managers will also need to drive and implement change in an organisation. In fact, it is possible argue that going forward, all management will be Change Management. 

      objective of the session

      By the end of this session, participants will get a better understanding of Change Management in the context of managing the people side of change. We will look at the different types of changes that may occur within an organisation, how change impacts people and some tools and techniques to manage employee engagement and encourage adoption of the proposed changes during the change process. There will be the opportunity for practical application of some change management tools.

      Topics on the agenda

      Fundamentals of Change Management
      Tools and concepts underpinning a Change Management initiative

      Target audience

      Individuals who may need to hone their skills in Change Management either for personal enrichment or on-the-job application.

      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.


      • 23 Jun 2020
      • 12:15 - 16:45
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 12.00
      Sessions Time: 12.15 - 16.45 including a 30-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr Saviour Bezzina
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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 

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      • 24 Jun 2020
      • 13:30 - 16:45
      • TTC
      Register
      Registration Time: 13.15
      Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
      Speaker: Mr Giancarlo Millo 
      Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
      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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