270 New Members join the MIA Maltese students
The Malta Institute of Accountants welcomed 270 New Members in a special ceremony held at Mediterranean Conference Centre on Thursday October 25. The new members were formally received into the Institute after graduating in accountancy programmes by the University of Malta, ACCA, or ICAEW. “The accounting profession in Malta is growing in size and, more importantly, in stature,” said MIA President William Spiteri Bailey in his address. “The Institute is committed to keep raising the standards of the profession and today we enjoy the respect of other professionals both in Malta and abroad.” The ceremony was attended by distinguished international and local guests including ACCA Global President Mr Leo Lee and Regional Head of Policy Mr Nick Jeffrey, ICAEW Regional Director Dr Martin Manuzi, FEMA Dean Prof. Frank Bezzina, and former MIA President Mr Frederick Mifsud Bonnici. High achievers in the three streams of study, were presented with an award by the respective guests on behalf of the University of Malta, ICAEW, and ACCA. MIA CEO Maria Cauchi Delia said that the Institute currently represents more than 3,000 accounting professionals in Malta: “The Malta Institute of Accountants is a force of change and development. Through its work and strategic partnerships, the accounting profession in Malta keeps ahead of the curve in transformations affecting global business and finance.” During the New Members ceremony, the Kevin Mahoney Award for Altruism was presented to Malcom Custó by Ryan Mahoney, the son of the late Kevin Mahoney, for his work with Puttinu Cares Foundation. Now in its third year, the award gives recognition to MIA members who demonstrate the values of the Institute beyond their professional life.
Maltese students celebrate ACA success
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA graduation ceremony took place recently. The ceremony celebrated the success of 7 graduates and welcomed one in to ICAEW membership.