Lecturers


F1/FAB ACCOUNTANT IN BUSINESS

  • Matthew Camilleri
    Matthew Camilleri - MBA, ACCA, MIA, CPA

    Matthew is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of both the ACCA and the MIA and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

    Matthew held the role of general manager with a local business for a number of years. He has significant experience within the asset management industry in audit and financial reporting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration respectively in Dublin, Ireland and currently provides regulatory compliance consulting as well as leading the compliance monitoring, client accounting and MFSA licence application service teams within an international corporate service provider, servicing primarily fund managers and investment firms.

    His interests include tennis, travelling and following current world affairs.

F2/FMA MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

  • Margaret Vassallo
    Margaret Vassallo - MSc Finance (Leicester) Dist. A.C.I.B, A.I.A. C.P.A.

    Margaret is MIA qualified and also holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.

    She has a strong background in risk management, financial management, corporate and trade finance, financial restructuring, international and private banking at Bank of Valletta plc.

    Her interests include  jogging, swimming and travel.

F3/FFA FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

  • Margaret Vassallo
    Margaret Vassallo - MSc Finance (Leicester) Dist. A.C.I.B, A.I.A. C.P.A.

    Margaret is MIA qualified and also holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.

    She has a strong background in risk management, financial management, corporate and trade finance, financial restructuring, international and private banking at Bank of Valletta plc.

    Her interests include  jogging, swimming and travel.

  • Kevin Vassallo
    Kevin Vassallo - MSc Finance (Leicester) Dist. A.I.A. C.P.A.

    Kevin is a certified public accountant by profession and holds a post-graduate degree in the science of finance. He has been lecturing financial accounting and related subjects for the past seventeen years. He also delivers CPE lectures for recognised bodies including the Malta Institute of Accountants. His professional work experience includes accounting, internal audit, human resources management, portfolio management in the money & fixed-income markets, foreign exchange and risk management.

F4 CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW (CL)

  • Dr. Andrei Vella
    Dr. Andrei Vella - B.A., LL.D, LL.M

    Andrei’s main areas of specialisation are finance and debt restructuring, banking, investment services and energy law. Andrei is actively involved in corporate restructuring, M&A and corporate finance transactions, both locally and internationally, including a number of cases with a cross-border emphasis. He assists leading credit institutions in Malta in complex loan transactions. He also advises on regulatory aspects relating to credit and financial institutions, and investment service providers. Andrei frequently assists in the setting up of trusts and foundations in Malta, including trusts and foundations within financing structures as well as securitisation structures, and assists Maltese companies with corporate governance matters on an on-going basis.

    Andrei joined the firm as a Trainee in January 2008. That same year he graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta and embarked on an LL.M. in International Banking & Finance at the University College London. Andrei was appointed as Associate and Senior Associate of the Corporate & Finance practice group in 2010 and 2014 respectively.

F5 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (PM)

  • Sarah Cassar
    Sarah Cassar - ACCA

    Sarah is a qualified accountant, having studied ACCA. She also holds a degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Malta. She has worked both in architecture firms and accountancy firms, with work experience in the advisory department of one of the big four.

    She currently works at Attard and Co as a management accountant, where she is involved in the preparation of management accounts and assists in the development and analysis of key financial information.

    Sarah’s hobbies include travelling and cycling.

F6 TAXATION (TX)

  • Stephanie Bianco
    Stephanie Bianco - B.Accty(Hons), Tax Dip, CPA

    Graduated in accountancy with honours in 2011 from the University of Malta, Stephanie is currently a manager within the tax department at Nexia BT. Joining Nexia BT after finishing her studies, she is now involved in tax advisory services particularly the restructuring of businesses, fiscal incentives for local business and advising businesses seeking to move their activities to Malta. Stephanie holds a Diploma in Taxation and a Diploma in VAT compliance and is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

  • Jean Paul Debono
    Jean Paul Debono - ACCA, AIA, AMIT, Cert. Tax, CPA

    Jean Paul is a certified public accountant specialised in accounts and taxation and has extensive experience in servicing local and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors. Before founding Debono & Associates, a multi-disciplinary firm offering audit, accounting and tax consultancy services, Jean Paul worked with various medium sized firms servicing both domestic and international clients.

    He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Malta Institute of Accountants and achieved a distinction in the Professional Certificate in Taxation awarded by the Malta Institute of Taxation.

F7 FINANCIAL REPORTING (FR)

  • Monique Micallef
    Monique Micallef - B.Com.,B.A.(Hons)(Accty.),M.Sc.(R'dg.),C.P.A.,F.I.A.

    Monique Micallef is a certified public accountant and holds a practicing certificate in auditing. She holds a post-graduate degree in international accounting and has extensive experience in lecturing including delivering CPE lectures. She is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants where she forms part of the Financial Reporting Committee. She is also a member of the European Accounting Association.

F8 AUDIT AND ASSURANCE (AA)

  • Morgan Carabott
    Morgan Carabott - B. Accty (Hons.), AIA, CPA

    Having graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Honors Accountancy from the University of Malta, Morgan joined one of the big four audit firms as an external auditor.

    In 2011 she moved into the financial services industry as an Internal Auditor, and became a certified information system auditor in 2014.

    She has been teaching Audit and Assurance papers with AIM Academy for the past 6 years.

F9 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FM)

  • Patrick Spiteri Swain
    Patrick Spiteri Swain - BA (Hons) Accty, MIA, CPA, CFA

    Qualified from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons). Other qualifications held are ACIB, MSc Financial Management (London).

    Work experience in financial management, specialising in financial risk management, fixed-income portfolio management and bank asset and liability management.

    Interests include football, reading and watching films.

SBL – Strategic Business Leadership

  • Kenneth Mousu’
    Kenneth Mousu’ - B.A. (Hons) Accty, FIA, CPA, MBCS

    Graduated from the University of Malta and is a member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

    Kenneth is a director of Amarillo Investment Solutions Limited and a member of the Investment Committee. He previously worked in the audit department of Deloitte and Touche before moving to the Benchmark Group of companies where he served as group CFO. Kenneth is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

    His interests are DIY, cooking and football.

STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORTING (SBR) (P2)

  • Kevin Vassallo
    Kevin Vassallo - MSc Finance (Leicester) Dist. A.I.A. C.P.A.

    Kevin is a certified public accountant by profession and holds a post-graduate degree in the science of finance. He has been lecturing financial accounting and related subjects for the past seventeen years. He also delivers CPE lectures for recognised bodies including the Malta Institute of Accountants. His professional work experience includes accounting, internal audit, human resources management, portfolio management in the money & fixed-income markets, foreign exchange and risk management.

P4 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (AFM)

P5 ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (APM)

P6 ADVANCED TAXATION (ATX) – EXTENDED COURSE

  • Brandon Gatt
    Brandon Gatt - Indirect Taxation

    Brandon Gatt, a Certified Public Accountant in possession of an ACCA degree, has been in the profession for the past five years and has been involved in VAT and accounting assignments both within and outside of Malta. Brandon has been specializing 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.

    Brandon, who provides in-house training to companies established within and outside of Malta, is a lecturer for the ‘Certificate in Tax Compliance’ being offered by the Malta Institute of Taxation, a lecturer with CPA Forum and also lecturer of the ACCA Advanced Taxation (P6 – VAT) with AIM Professional Academy.

  • Roderick Borg
    Roderick Borg - Roderick Borg B.Accty (Hons.), Dip.Tax, CPA

    Roderick Borg, an accountant by profession, joined the tax function of KPMG after graduating with a first class degree in both the B. Com course and the B. Accty (Hons.) course from the University of Malta. In 2010, Roderick was awarded the diploma in taxation with distinction from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Roderick is currently a Manager involved in the provision of direct and indirect tax compliance and advisory services to domestic and international corporate and individual clients. He also delivers lectures in various seminars and professional educational activities relating to taxation matters.

  • Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni
    Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni - A.M.I.T., LL.B., M.A. (Fin.Serv.), LL.D.

    Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni is a Partner at WDM International, a multidisciplinary legal, tax and advisory firm based in Malta (Europe). He is the Partner responsible for WDM Lex Advisory, the firm’s Legal and International Tax Practice. He is also a Director of WDM Trustees Limited, which is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to act as a professional trustee or co-trustee.

    Jonathan graduated as Doctor of Laws in 2009 from the University of Malta defending a thesis entitled ‘Domestic and Treaty based Anti-Abuse Provisions to Combat Tax Treaty Abuse: An Analysis’, while contemporaneously reading for a Master of Arts in Financial Services at the University of Malta. He successfully completed his master’s degree in 2011 with the same University, graduating magna cum laude after submitting a thesis regarding the international taxation of investment funds including an analysis of the UCITS IV Directive and tax implications related thereto.

    Jonathan provides legal advice to financial services operators, wishing to operate, establish or passport their rights to Malta particularly focused on funds and investment services. To this end he assists clients through the entire licensing process and with the drafting of pertinent documentation in relation thereto. He also provides direct and international corporate tax advice to a vast array of clients involved in complex cross border operations. Jonathan has also been actively involved in the provision of advice pertinent to structures involving trusts and foundations.

    He also lectures the Advanced Taxation Module (P6) to students reading for the ACCA qualification and Principles of International Taxation to students pursuing their Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) qualification. Jonathan also lectures at the University of Malta in the field of aviation law.

    Jonathan is a Council member of the Malta Institute of Taxation, a member of the Tax and Unregulated Business Sub-committee of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP), a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and a member of the Malta Institute of Management (MIM).

P6 ADVANCED TAXATION (ATX) – SHORT COURSE

  • Brandon Gatt
    Brandon Gatt - Indirect Taxation

    Brandon Gatt, a Certified Public Accountant in possession of an ACCA degree, has been in the profession for the past five years and has been involved in VAT and accounting assignments both within and outside of Malta. Brandon has been specializing 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.

    Brandon, who provides in-house training to companies established within and outside of Malta, is a lecturer for the ‘Certificate in Tax Compliance’ being offered by the Malta Institute of Taxation, a lecturer with CPA Forum and also lecturer of the ACCA Advanced Taxation (P6 – VAT) with AIM Professional Academy.

  • Roderick Borg
    Roderick Borg - Roderick Borg B.Accty (Hons.), Dip.Tax, CPA

    Roderick Borg, an accountant by profession, joined the tax function of KPMG after graduating with a first class degree in both the B. Com course and the B. Accty (Hons.) course from the University of Malta. In 2010, Roderick was awarded the diploma in taxation with distinction from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Roderick is currently a Manager involved in the provision of direct and indirect tax compliance and advisory services to domestic and international corporate and individual clients. He also delivers lectures in various seminars and professional educational activities relating to taxation matters.

P7 ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE (AAA)

  • Morgan Carabott
    Morgan Carabott - B. Accty (Hons.), AIA, CPA

    Having graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Honors Accountancy from the University of Malta, Morgan joined one of the big four audit firms as an external auditor.

    In 2011 she moved into the financial services industry as an Internal Auditor, and became a certified information system auditor in 2014.

    She has been teaching Audit and Assurance papers with AIM Academy for the past 6 years.