COVID-19: Accounting Consideration Developments

COVID-19: Accounting Consideration Developments

Malta Webinar Series

Join another session from our ongoing COVID-19 webinars. To register simply send an email to  events@mt.ey.com with your details. 

Date: Friday 10 July 2020         

Time: 14:00 - 15:00 (CET)

The virus has significantly impacted the world economy, with businesses having to deal with lost revenue and disrupted supply chains. The pandemic has also resulted in significant financial and commodity markets volatility worldwide. Various governments have announced measures to provide both financial and non-financial assistance to the disrupted industry sectors and the affected business organisations.

This webinar provides an outline of the existing accounting requirements in the preparation of financial statements that should be considered when addressing the financial effects of the pandemic.

Registration: Send an email to events@mt.ey.com with your details. 

Speakers

Shawn Falzon | Assurance, Partner 

Shawn is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and Management from the University of Malta. He is an approved Auditor by the Malta Financial Services Authority and is authorized to audit accounts of insurance companies and insurance intermediaries.   Shawn serves a number of Public Interest entities and other high profile clients, and is a Council Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Chris Portelli | Assurance Associate Partner, 

Chris' main area of expertise is in auditing financial services entities, in particular asset management companies. He gained valuable professional experience through the EY mobility program by working in EY’s Dublin and Luxembourg offices. He regularly participates in the delivery of IFRS and asset management training sessions, both locally and abroad. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Practicing Certificate in Auditing, is a Fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a member of the Financial Services Committee within the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Chris Balzan | Assurance, Associate Partner

With over 23 years of experience in financial auditing, he has led external audits of various entities, including public interest entities mainly in the banking sector, government entities and other entities from various industrial and commercial sectors. He also acts as an engagement quality reviewer on audits of public interest entities of the firm. Chris is a University of Malta graduate in accountancy, a registered Certified Public Accountant and holds a practicing certificate in Auditing. He is also a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants, currently serving as a Council Member.

Frank Cassar | Assurance, Senior Manager

Graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management in 2007, Frank is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Practicing Certificate in Auditing. He is currently working as a Senior Manager within EY Malta’s Assurance practice. He serves a number of high-profile audit engagements including listed and public-interest entities, amongst others, both locally and abroad. His main focus is on audits of insurance entities and other financial institutions. Frank is also a visiting lecturer and examiner at the University of Malta, delivering lectures in financial reporting. Besides this, he has participated in various training programs in auditing both locally and abroad. Frank is a co-author of an academic paper presented at the 2013 Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association in Paris.

Matthew Buttigieg |  Assurance, Senior Manager 

Matthew is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Practicing Certificate in Auditing. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management in 2006, and is currently a Senior Manager within EY Malta’s Assurance practice. He is part of the industrial & commercial segment and serves a number of high-profile audit engagements including listed and public-interest entities. Matthew is also the local audit implementation leader tasked with oversight over the roll-out and implementation of all audit tools. He has participated in and delivered a number of training sessions on IFRS and audit methodology both locally and abroad.