Mazars in Malta has further reinforced its management team with the appointment of two of its senior managers, Ruth Farrugia and Ramon Cutajar, as directors within the firm.
After having served as a trainee, Ruth Farrugia joined Mazars in Malta in 2005 as a Senior Auditor working on the statutory audits of companies involved in gaming, insurance, manufacturing, retailing, as well as government entities. In 2006, Ruth joined the Tax Department, assisting clients with their statutory fiscal requirements. She is currently involved in providing tax advice to both local and international clients. Ruth is a graduate from the University of Malta and is a Certified Public Accountant. Moreover, she holds an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation by the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Ruth is a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioner. She also lectures on taxation to students who are sitting for their ACCA exams.
Ramon Cutajar joined Mazars in Malta in 2009, where he holds the position of Director in the Business Advisory Department. He currently heads Mazars' IT audit team, undertaking IT audits both in support of financial statutory audits, and on an ad hoc advisory basis, including cyber security. Ramon has specialist knowledge in the iGaming industry, and leads systems and compliance regulatory reviews contracted to Mazars by iGaming companies based in Malta. In 2010, Ramon obtained the CISA qualification, and has undertaken extensive training in IT Audit and Data Analysis through Mazars University. In 2014, he successfully completed a training course on Ethical Hacking. Ramon is a University of Malta graduate and is also ACCA qualified. He is an associate of the Malta Institute of Accountants, and a Member of ISACA.
Commenting on these appointments, Mazars in Malta Managing Partner Anthony Attard stated that “both Ruth and Ramon have proved themselves to be tremendous assets to the firm. We are confident that in their new roles, they will continue to add value to the delivery of our customised solutions, whereby we address clients’ challenges in a bespoke manner, through the input of a dedicated team of experts, combining both local market knowledge and global technical advice. Investing in our people remains a strategic priority in our bid to consolidate our position as one of the leading audit and advisory firms on the local market.”