Alicia Vella Advisory Director
Alicia Vella is a Director within the advisory department. She joined Mazars in Malta in January 2010 as a partly qualified accountant whilst undergoing ACCA studies. She initially served in the accounting and outsourcing department and subsequently moved to the advisory department. Alicia is currently heading the internal audit team that provides tailored internal audit solutions with a particular focus on the insurance, iGaming, and investment services industries. She has also successfully led a number of assignments, particularly in relation to process redesign and improvement, governance risk, and internal control.
Alicia has also extensive experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) through her involvement in a number of AML assignments. She was a significant player within a multi-skilled international team during a large financial crime investigation supporting local regulators. She also attained experience in the compliance field through the provision of AML consultancy services. These ranged from services to subject persons focusing on internal audits of AML frameworks, the establishment of appropriate AML/CFT framework as well as assistance provided to regulators to enhance their monitoring role.
Alicia is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.