Brandon Gatt: A Certified Public Accountant in possession of an ACCA degree, has been in the profession for the past six years. He has been involved in VAT and accounting assignments both within and outside of Malta. Brandon has been specialising in VAT since 2016 and is currently leading the VAT Compliance division at Zampa Debattista.
In a relatively short period, Brandon has acquired the necessary experience vital to handling an ever-growing portfolio of diverse clients, operating within various sectors of the economy. Back in June 2017, he attended an intensive course in France, provided by VAT Forum; a partnership of International VAT experts, where he was provided with intensive training on the Articles of the EU VAT directive 2006/112/EC. He is now reading for the EU VAT Expert Degree.
To understand how an individual may benefit from a tax credit and build a financial cushion for the future, when saving into a personal pension plan.
To understand how a voluntary occupational pension scheme, with the various tax benefits that it offers, may help employers retain quality employees and attract new talent, to become an ‘employer of choice’.
Claire Portelli joined Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Limited in February 2021 as Insurance Officer. Prior to joining the Company, she worked for over two decades with a local bank mainly on the front line, providing professional customer service to both corporate and personal clients. This was followed by a short period in regulatory compliance. Having worked also in sales in an international pensions environment, she transports years of retail banking, investment advice and pension planning experience to the company. Claire completed a Diploma in Management from the University of Leicester in 2010. Her CeFA qualification was awarded by the Institute of Financial Services in 2004. Claire is responsible to initiate, develop and retain long term relationships with customers in the acquisition of personal and workplace pensions and other tax efficient products.
Dr Rakele Cini is an independent 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. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
• VAT Consequences (Penalties, Interest, Assessments)
• Practical Tips and Actions to minimise such VAT risks
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
Notaries, CSP’s and Administrators authorised to act as administrators of private foundations.
Tax practitioners, Legal Advisors, Accountants, Compliance Managers and Officers, MLROs, Business Managers and supporting employees
Mr. Micallef is a business, insurance and healthcare professional with a career spanning ten years in the healthcare sector, and over twenty years of which in insurance and financial services management.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and a Chartered Insurer. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (Henley Management College UK) authoring his theses on “The Key Elements for Growth in the Private Medical Insurance Sector”.
Mr. Micallef’s experience as an insurance and business trainer spans over 18 years as a visiting lecturer at the Malta Insurance Training Centre, the Global College, The London School of Commerce, STC College, Learnkey Institute, the Gulf Insurance Institute (Bahrain and Saudi Arabia), the Malta Chamber of Commerce (LCCIEB), RISC Institute, Leoron, and Arizona Computer Services pvt. Ltd, delivering customized workshops for various companies in the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, he has managed to increase his network of institutions in the Gulf area and has developed and delivered several workshops for a diverse audience in medical insurance and provided tuition for CII subjects in Private Medical Insurance, Claims Management, Economics and Insurance Law. He also lectures Information systems in Business, Economics and Business administration, Business Ethics, Risk Management and Capital Adequacy, and Customer Services.
Mr Micallef has been lecturing in the GCC region, as a senior lecturer, since 2014, and has accumulated a vast experience in lecturing different Business Strategy, Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Insurance and Supply Chain Management subjects as short or long courses, on behalf of various institutions in the region.
Family Business Owners, Directors of Family Businesses, Financial Controllers/CFOs of Family Businesses, CEOs or Managing Directors of Family Businesses, Managers within a Family Business.
*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.