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Assurance on Financial Instruments

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Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
Speaker: Mr Noel Grima
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar

 

Background information
The major accounting frameworks’ standards on financial instruments have been amongst the most far-reaching and daunting to implement for financial statement preparers. Topped up with the unrelenting emphasis on fair value and the difficulties that arise from its measurement, providing assurance on financial instruments within today’s increasingly demanding marketplace is fraught with risks and challenges.
This CPE event will focus on the practical aspects of providing assurance on financial instruments within audits and reviews of financial statements and assurance of valuation engagements. Several types of financial instruments of varying complexity will be examined, including considerations on methodology, context, estimates, mind-set and resources.


Objectives
The CPE event will endeavour to equip participants with an improved working knowledge of how to effectively approach financial instruments in the course of assurance engagements.


Topics
The session will touch upon various topics, broadly grouped into the following sections:
— Scope
— Classification
— Measurement
— Fair value estimates
— Disclosures


Target audience
Assurance professionals, financial statement preparers, NAV calculation agents

 

Speaker's Profile
Noel Grima
FIA, CPA, MBA (Warwick), B.Accy (Hons), B.Com
Associate Director Valuation & Financial Instruments, KPMG
Noel is KPMG’s subject matter expert on valuations and financial instruments, servicing clients across all functions. His background is in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, financial reporting advisory, transaction services and mergers & acquisitions, having formed part of KPMG’s Deal Advisory team for over 10 years. Since 2009, Noel has supported statutory ISA audits, ISRE reviews, and interoffice reporting mainly on IFRS matters relating to financial reporting, valuation and impairment of financial instruments including derivative and hard-to-value assets, investment property, impairment of non-financial assets, valuation of non-financial assets, purchase price allocations and intangible assets, and share-based payments. He is also regularly involved in reporting to regulators on regulatory capital matters and valuation assurance engagements.


Participation Fees
MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Students: €20.00

Audience

Assurance professionals, financial statement preparers, NAV calculation agents

CPE Hours

3 hours Core

5
February 2019

Assurance on Financial Instruments

(M1926)

Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Seminar

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Date & Time
2019-02-05 13:30:00 2019-02-05 16:45:00 Europe/Malta Assurance on Financial Instruments The major accounting frameworks’ standards on financial instruments have been amongst the most far-reaching and daunting to implement for financial statement preparers. Topped up with the unrelenting emphasis on fair value and the difficulties that arise from its measurement, providing assurance on financial instruments within today’s increasingly demanding marketplace is fraught with risks and challenges. This CPE event will focus on the practical aspects of providing assurance on financial instruments within audits and reviews of financial statements and assurance of valuation engagements. Several types of financial instruments of varying complexity will be examined, including considerations on methodology, context, estimates, mind-set and resources. Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar, The Malta Institute of Accountants
Tue, 5 February 2019
13:30 - 16:45
Location
Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar,
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