The economic repercussions that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on various businesses are becoming increasingly apparent and measurable. Significant judgement and estimation uncertainty however still prevails. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight the IFRS implications and discuss the more pervasive audit reporting matters stemming from this pandemic which are of particular relevance to reporting periods ending in 2020.
The objective of this webinar is to identify and discuss the more pertinent implications that COVID-19 will have on IFRS preparers.
Accountants, Preparers of financial statements, Chief Finance Officers
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
CPE Hours: This webinar qualifies for 1 hour of structured CPE as a Core Competency area.
Jonathan leads a team of professionals within the Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) Team as a Partner at KPMG Malta. At KPMG, Jonathan has assisted various local and international clients with respect to IFRS advice and IFRS adoption. Before returning to KPMG, Jonathan set up the Malta Institute of Accountants' Technical Department which he led for seven years. During his term of office Jonathan wrote a number of technical pronouncements on the application of IFRS to specific local circumstances, was responsible for the drafting of GAPSE and he also represented the Institute on local and international fora. Before joining the Institute, Jonathan also worked as an auditor for a number of years with KPMG in Malta and in Dublin. Jonathan was the editor of the MIA journal the Accountant for seven years. He has lectured on IFRS in various countries, ran various IFRS courses for KPMG and the Malta Institute of Accountants and has given presentations at various events and conferences. He lectures on advanced financial reporting in the Master in Accountancy post-graduate degree at the University of Malta. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree from the University of Malta in 2002. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is also a fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Hilary Galea Lauri
Hilary is a Partner within the firm's audit department, managing a portfolio of local and international clients. He is the firm's lead technical partner on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the KPMG audit methodology. He is a member of the firm's Executive Management Committee and heads the firm's Professional Practice Committee. Hilary is a lead partner on a number of audit engagements relating to a diverse client base. Outside the Firm, he chairs the Accounting Technical Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants.