2 January 2020 – RSM Malta, the leading audit, tax and consulting firm focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its directors, Bertrand Spiteri and Donald Schembri to the role of partners as from 1st January 2020.
Donald has a B.A. Hons Accountancy degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Prior to joining RSM, Donald was employed locally with an international audit firm and during this time he was seconded to their London office on several occasions where he oversaw various prominent audits and advisory engagements. Donald then joined WINS Limited as Finance Director and Company Secretary. As part of its senior management team, he was crucial to establish the company from a start up to an international player with subsidiaries in Sweden, Germany and Italy.
In 2016, he joined RSM Malta and as from January 2020 he will be appointed as partner of the Outsourcing Department taking care of the accounting, payroll, vat consultancy and liquidations.
Bertrand is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves on the financial services committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Prior to his employment with RSM Malta, Bertrand trained as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom and subsequently joined a big four firm in Malta having been promoted to Associate Director in the assurance service line. Bertrand specialised in financial services following long term secondments to the United Kingdom and Italy. Bertrand then continued his career working in investment banking in London within Accounting Policy, financial control, and structured transaction support and was a specialist in IFRS, US and UK GAAP accounting for complex financial instruments and structured transactions. On returning to Malta during 2013, he joined a big four firm as a Senior Manager in the financial advisory services service line.
Bertrand joined RSM in 2016 and as from January 2020 will hold the position of Partner responsible for service delivery in the business advisory service line focusing on transaction services and corporate finance engagements.
“Both have worked very hard for this achievement and, as importantly, both espouse the values of our firm. The RSM partner team will be richer, more diverse and better able to meet future challenges. Clients engage firms because of the professionals behind them – indeed a firm’s success is built a partner at a time” – says Maria Micallef, Managing Partner of RSM Malta.
We congratulate Bertrand and Donald and wish them well in their new role and in all their future undertakings.
RSM Malta is an independent member firm of RSM International, a network of audit, tax and consulting firms providing services to entrepreneurial, growth-focused organisations globally. Through collaboration, deep understanding of what matters most to clients, and insight sharing by senior partners, we empower clients to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential. We have firms in 116 countries and are in each of the top 40 major business centres throughout the world, with 750 offices across the Americas, Europe, MENA, Africa and Asia Pacific. We have combined staff of over 41,000.