Bookkeeping & Accounting

Comprehensive Bookkeeping and Accounting Standards in Malta

In Malta, the Maltese Companies Act of 1995 mandates that all incorporated businesses maintain accurate accounting records. These records should accurately represent the company’s financial status, performance, and cash flows, offering clear insights into the business operations. Proper annual accounting practices are not just a statutory requirement but a cornerstone for business transparency, with the initial accounts spanning from 6 to 18 months post-incorporation. Adhering to submission deadlines is crucial to remain compliant with Maltese regulations.

Accounting records must be kept at the company’s registered office or another location as determined by its directors. Should these records be held outside Malta, essential financial statements and returns need to be readily available at the Malta-based office for potential inspections by the VAT or Tax Departments.

Essential Financial and Management Reporting for Strategic Decisions

The importance of precise financial and management reporting cannot be overstated for informed business decision-making and investment evaluations. Our team, comprising Certified Public Accountants in Malta, excels in maintaining and compiling detailed reports tailored to your business needs. These reports, varying from annual to monthly, include:

  • Balance Sheets/Statements of Financial Position
  • Profit and Loss Accounts/Income Statements
  • Trial Balances
  • Comprehensive Transaction Histories
  • Aged Payables and Receivables Analyses
  • Inventory Listings for accurate stock management
  • Cashflow preparation, forecast and analysis 

Our comparative analyses allow for year-over-year performance evaluation, aiding in strategic planning and financial health assessment through key financial ratios.

Specialized Invoicing and Tax Compliance Services

Navigating the complexities of proper invoicing according to Maltese standards can be challenging. Our team ensures your sales invoices meet all requirements, offering template assistance and system-generated invoicing for comprehensive compliance with tax invoicing requirements, including detailed supplier and customer information, supply specifics, VAT rates, and reverse charge mentions where applicable.

Consolidation and Group Reporting Expertise

For Maltese parent companies and their subsidiaries, we offer expert consolidation guidance and group reporting assistance, ensuring compliance with international and Maltese accounting standards. Our services extend to crafting tools for performance monitoring, budgeting, and forecasting, critical for effective cash flow management.

Required Documentation for Efficient Bookkeeping

Our comprehensive bookkeeping services demand a range of documents from the business’s incorporation to the end of the financial period, including all invoices, bank statements, agreements, director/shareholder minutes, payroll records, and VAT returns. Keeping your business in good standing with Maltese authorities is our priority.


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Companies in Malta must maintain accurate accounting records as per the Maltese Companies Act, 1995. These records should reflect the company’s financial position, performance, and cash flows, offering a true and fair view of its affairs. Accounting must be done annually, with the first set covering between 6 to 18 months from the company’s incorporation.

Accounting records must be stored at the company’s registered office or another location as determined by the directors. If records are kept outside Malta, financial statements and returns must be accessible at the Malta office for inspections by authorities.

Our loan advisory service guides you through the entire process of securing a business loan, from choosing the right type of loan and understanding the terms to successfully navigating the application process and achieving approval.

A proper tax invoice must include the issue date, a sequential number, supplier and customer names, addresses, VAT numbers, details of goods or services supplied, the date of supply, taxable value, VAT rate, and total VAT payable. It may also need to specify the reverse charge mechanism or mention if it’s under a specific scheme like the margin scheme for second-hand goods.

Yes, companies engaging in intra-community transactions or receiving services from abroad must ensure that their financial reporting complies with both Maltese and EU VAT regulations. This includes keeping detailed records of transactions and submitting specific forms or declarations as required.

Comprehensive bookkeeping requires various documents, including invoices, bank statements, agreements, payroll documentation, VAT returns, and any relevant financial statements. Keeping these records organized and accessible is crucial for accurate bookkeeping and compliance.

Yes, Precision Point Malta provides guidance and support for both group reporting and financial consolidation according to the relevant accounting standards. This includes preparing consolidated financial statements and ensuring all disclosures are included for audit purposes.

Failing to maintain proper accounting records can result in fines, penalties, and legal consequences as per the Maltese Companies Act. It’s crucial to comply with the bookkeeping and financial reporting requirements to avoid such repercussions.

Engaging with a professional accounting and bookkeeping service like Precision Point Malta ensures that your business meets all regulatory requirements, benefits from expert financial advice, and maintains proper records in line with Maltese laws.