Whatever you need us for, our work is underlined by our ability and patience to handle bureaucratic compliance requirements efficiently and effectively, whether this relates to your accounting, corporate or individual tax compliance, VAT compliance or company secretarial services. We also offer flexible fee structures in line with the nature and circumstances of the client, project or programme. Most importantly, however, we provide constant administrative, technical and financial support throughout.
Over the years, we have been involved in myriad projects and ongoing consultancy assignments, where our clients have included SMEs, corporates, government agencies and ministries, NGOs, cooperatives and local councils. We can boast a particularly strong track record in the business and financial planning of startups, cost-benefit analysis for structural projects, and EU funding for projects in various economic sectors ranging from ICT, tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, import and wholesale and also retail sectors. Our service portfolio also covers project and financial management in connection with structural and cohesion programmes such as the ERDF, European Maritime & Fishering Fund (EMFF), the Rural Development Programme (EAFRD) and European Social Funds (ESF), together with centralized funding programmes such as Interreg, Lifelong Learning, Media, and others. As a company, we are a registered service provider under the Business Enhance Grant Schemes.
DConsulta was founded as the D Consultancy Network Ltd by Michael Debono, a certified public accountant in 2001 and was transformed in its current form in 2007. The company started as an accounting firm and over time specialised in assisting clients in obtaining EU funding, starting from the pre-accession funds of 2004 till today’s funds under the 2014-2020 EU Malta Programme. For seven years it operated from an office in Mosta and in 2014 it moved to its current central location in Santa Venera. Josianne joined the firm in 2007 thus enhancing the team’s skills and diversifying its service offering.
DConsulta’s approach to clients requesting any service including business plans, feasibility studies, organisation & operations reviews and also process & systems reviews, is to apply its quality policy which is based on adhering to the four pillars of this quality commitment, namely:
- Client Focus
- Ongoing Improvement
- Open Communication & Feedback
- Environmental Commitment
Thus as a firm, we commit ourselves to present you with a written proposal outlining the respective responsibilities, deadlines, fees and other conditions and you as our client accepts our proposal a written agreement for the service is submitted for your approval. Work is then carried out in line with the terms and condition of the reigning agreement between both parties. As a client, you will be kept into the loop of the project and your involvement is always sought in line with the requirements of the assignment at hand and also your capabilities, competencies and contribution. We explain the final product to you as our client and seek your approval prior to submitting the final product.
Michael, who founded DConsulta in early 2001, is an experienced management consultant and certified public accountant with a track record spanning more than twenty-five years in the fields of management consulting, business planning, financial management, accounting and tax, and European Funding. Following an important stint within the Consultancy Division of KPMG, Michael spent his formative years in the private sector where he covered a range of administrative roles, including finance and HR. Meanwhile, he was also involved in the setting up of a global mobile commerce incubator in Malta. This project resulted in raising funding of US$36m from five blue-chip financial institutions and venture capitalists – a global record at the time. Michael has consulted and assisted various government agencies, local councils and other government entities with their statutory accounting, EU financial management and project management of EU funds. Josianne is a director in Plethora Trusts & Fiduciaries Limited, a company authorised by the MFSA to carry out fiduciary, trustee and administration services of private foundations. For the last seven years he has been a member of the Administrative Review Tribunal on VAT, Capital Gains Tax and also Income Tax. Michael is the President of a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NGO), named The Knowledge Catalysts Foundation, whose aim is to promote projects that disseminate knowledge across borders. Michael is a keen fan of FC Bayern Munchen football team, is interested in horse racing and loves travelling.
After stints in the audit division of KPMG (Malta) and financial control positions in industry, Josianne joined DConsulta in 2008 as a director and is responsible for coordinating the Accounting and Tax Compliance Services provided by the firm to both local and foreign clients alike. Josianne is responsible for the accounting services to various local councils and is well versed in the area of financial management of local government and other government agencies and entities. She has carried out various First Level Control (audit) assignments for various EU funded projects under the Cross-Border Programme, CEDEFOP European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training and also the Italia-Malta EU Funding Programme. Josianne is a registered certified auditor and performs statutory and other audits for SMEs, internal audits of EU pilot projects (SECUTE for the Malta Council for Science and Technology - MCST) and financial capacity and due diligence of participants in Research and Innovation Projects for the MCST. Josianne is a director in Plethora Trusts & Fiduciaries Limited, a company authorised by the MFSA to carry out fiduciary, trustee and administration services of private foundations. She is very keen on travelling and voluntary work for charitable and good causes.