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Mário Torais

Head of Accounting

Mário joined NEWCO’s accounting department in 2005, and currently has over 20 years of experience in auditing and accounting for companies that operate internationally, in the most diverse of sectors. Since 2009, he has been leading the team that ensures that both Portuguese and Maltese companies comply with accounting and tax regulations while they are managed by NEWCO.

He has a degree in Business Management from ISEG – The Lisbon School of Economics and Management,  and holds several diplomas in the area of international taxation, always keeping himself up to date with developments, both in Portugal and Malta. He is a certified accountant by the Professional Association of Certified Accountants. Prior to joining NEWCO, Mário was an auditor at Rosa Lopes, Gonçalves Mendes & Associado, SROC and an accountant for several Portuguese companies.

As well as Portuguese, his native language, he is fluent in English and also speaks good Spanish.

Ana Marote

Certified Accountant

Ana has been part of NEWCO's accounting department since 1999, and is responsible for corporate accounting at the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM). Ana completed a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Management from the Lisbon Accounting and Business School, and later obtained a postgraduate degree in Taxation from the ISAG – Higher Institute of Administration and Management.

Before she began working at NEWCO, Ana was responsible for the accounting department at a travel agency. She is a native speaker of Portuguese and speaks fluent English.

Bruna Pereira

Accounting assistant

Graduated from UMA-University of Madeira in Accounting and Taxation. Having as functions to ensure the fulfillment of tax obligations before the responsible authorities, ensure the organization, classification and registration of accounting documents of several companies based in the International Business Center of Madeira (IBCM) and payroll management.

Carla Isabel Abreu

Certified Accountant

Carla Isabel has been a member of NEWCO's accounting department since 2017. She is responsible for providing accounting services for companies that have their headquarters registered at the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM) and in Malta, which includes processing of wages, preparing and drawing up financial statements and submitting and filing tax returns. She has been a member of the Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados (Professional Association of Certified Accountants) since 2006.

Carla completed a degree in Management at the ISCTE – Higher Institute of Labour and Business Sciences and a postgraduate degree in Auditing, Management Control and Taxation.

Prior to joining NEWCO, Carla Isabel worked in planning, coordinating and conducting auditing work in private companies in various business sectors, as supervisor at BDO & Associados, including IBC companies, public entities and companies, and European Union funds.

She is a native speaker of Portuguese and is fluent in English.

Carlos Teixeira

Certified Accountant

Carlos completed a degree in Business Management at the University of Madeira and has a postgraduate degree in Taxation from the ISAG – Higher Institute of Administration and Management, Lisbon, in addition to several complementary training courses in accounting and taxation.

Prior to joining NEWCO in 2010, Carlos was a senior auditor at KPMG & Associados. Within NEWCO’s accounting department, he is responsible for drawing up and analysing financial statements for Portuguese and Maltese companies. He also ensures the submission of tax returns and official documents relating to corporate and personal income tax, VAT and Social Security.

Carlos is bilingual in English and Portuguese.

Fabiana Camacho

Accounting Assistant

Fabiana joined NEWCO’s accounting department in 2017, ensuring that the accounting documents relating to the various companies headquartered at the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM) are organised, classified and registered. She also manages payroll and compliance with Statistics Portugal (INE) and Banco de Portugal reporting obligations. She has training in accounting and financial and actuarial calculation. Before joining NEWCO, she worked as administrative assistant in the Financial Department of the law firm Abreu & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL.

Idalina Ornelas

Accounting Assistant

Idalina has been a part of NEWCO’s accounting department since 2001. She provides support in organising and preparing documentation relating to Portuguese companies, in customer billing, processing SAFTs, and managing payroll. Prior to joining NEWCO, she worked in the human resources department of a company in Madeira.

Ivone Costa

Certified Accountant

A certified accountant at NEWCO since 2000, Ivone has been responsible for planning, organising and executing accounting services for companies at the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM). Prior to joining NEWCO, Ivone worked at Banco Espírito Santo (now Novo Banco)

Ivone has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Catholic University of Portugal. In addition to her native Portuguese, she speaks fluent English.

João Andrade

Certified Accountant

João joined the accounts department at NEWCO in 2015. Since then, he has been looking after the accounts for Portuguese and Maltese companies, as well as the configurations and access permissions for the Primavera computer system.

 

In addition to his degree in IT and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, he also holds a degree in Management and postgraduate degrees in Quality Management, Occupational Health and Safety and Strategic Management and Tourism Development, from the University of Madeira.

Prior to joining NEWCO, João was a trainer and administrative and financial director of human resources and IT at various Portuguese companies. He is also a university professor, lecturing on various subjects in the fields of economic and business sciences. His native language is Portuguese, and he speaks good English.

Letizia Grech Seychell

Tax Compliance

Letizia Grech Seychell is a Senior Tax Accountant within the Tax Compliance Department. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Economics in 2015, followed by a Master in Accountancy in 2017, both from the University of Malta. She then successfully obtained a Professional Award in Taxation in 2018 from the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Throughout her professional career, Letizia’s main area of practice has been taxation (including VAT), assisting a variety of clients (varying from individuals to small and large enterprises) on compliance and advisory matters, within both local and international contexts.

Letizia is a a Certified Public Accountant, member of the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Lina Macedo

Certified Accountant

Lina is an accountant certified  by the Professional Association of Certified Accountants, and has worked in NEWCO since 2008.

With over 20 years of experience working at the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM) in the areas of accounting, taxation, financial management and reporting, financial statement analysis and human resources management, she has acquired thorough knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations of international accounting.

Holder of a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Catholic University of Portugal, she then went on to get a postgraduate degree in International Taxation from  the ISAG – Higher Institute of Administration and Management, Lisbon . She has also taken several courses in the area of international taxation, always staying up to date with developments in the area, as well as holding a diploma in Education and Training. Experienced in working in multilingual environments, she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French and Spanish. Her native language is Portuguese.

Luísa Viveiros

Accounting Assistant

Luísa has been in the accounting department at NEWCO since she began her career in 2002. She completed a course in accounting and provides support in organising, preparing and filing documentation for companies operating in the International Business Centre of Madeira.

Márcia Rodrigues

Accountant

Marcia has been a part of NEWCO’s accounting department since 1995. She is an accounting graduate, providing support in organising and preparing documentation relating to Portuguese companies, as well as managing payroll. Before working at NEWCO, she worked as a secretary in a law firm.

In addition to her native Portuguese, she is fluent in English.

Maria Kristina Cassar

Tax Compliance

Maria Kristina Cassar is a Supervisor within the Tax Compliance Department. Her main area of practice is taxation and related matters at a corporate level, both on local and international tax fronts. She assists local and international clients operating in diverse industries in both compliance and tax advisory matters.

Maria Kristina worked at one of the big four firms between 2015 and 2022 after enrolling in the PwC ACCA Programme. In 2019, she successfully graduated and became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. During 2021, she signed up for the Professional Award in Taxation provided by the Malta Institute of Taxation and graduated in 2022.

She is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Malta Institute of Accountants and the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Marlene Luís

Certified Accountant

Marlene joined the accounting department in 2021. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting for companies operating in the International Business Centre of Madeira (IBCM) and in the regional market.

She has a degree in Management from UAb - Universidade Aberta and a bachelor degree in Business Management from ISAL - Instituto Superior de Administração e Línguas. Throughout her career she has done training courses in taxation and professional updating.

Member of the Order of Certified Accountants since 2001. Portuguese and Spanish are her native languages, having also knowledge of English.

Paula Torais

Certified Accountant

Paula is responsible for providing accounting services for companies located in Portugal and Malta, drawing up financial statements and other supporting documents, as well as following up on financial audits. She also ensures that companies comply with reporting and payment obligations to the Tax and Social Security Authorities.

Paula has a degree in Economics from the ISEG – Higher Institute of Economics and Management and a postgraduate degree in Legal-Fiscal Sciences. She is a certified accountant, registered with the Professional Association of Certified Accountants.

Prior to joining NEWCO in 2018, Paula was a Financial Auditor (Ernst & Young), Administrative and Financial Director at a dairy company and certified accountant for several companies belonging to a Madeiran business group. In addition to her native Portuguese, she has full command of the English language and speaks good Spanish.

Pedro Oliveira

Certified Accountant

Pedro joined NEWCO's accounting department in 2013, and has since ensured that the execution of accounting services for Portuguese companies are planed, organised and coordinated effectively. More specifically, he works with companies that are a part of the International Business Centre of Madeira (CINM). Prior to joining NEWCO, he performed similar functions at other regional companies.

Pedro has completed a degree in Business Management from the ISAL  – Higher Institute of Administration and Languages  and a postgraduate degree in Taxation from the ISAG – Higher Institute of Administration and Management. In addition, he holds a diploma in Education and Training and has been enrolled in the Professional Association of Certified Accountants since 2010. In addition to his native Portuguese, he is fluent in English.

Sarah Schembri

Tax Compliance

Sarah Schembri, a Certified Public Accountant, is a Payroll Officer and a Senior Tax Executive. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Malta followed by ACCA Qualifications. Sarah has continued her studies and obtained a Professional Certificate in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Furtrermore, Sarah is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT) and of the Malta Institute of Accountants. 

Vítor Vieira

Accounting Assistant

Vítor has been part of NEWCO's accounting department since 2008, and has since ensured that all accounting documentation is organised and that financial information is reported to the Banco de Portugal. He also provides support in other areas of accounting. He has a degree in Business Management from the ISAL – Higher Institute of Administration and Languages.

William Cassar

Tax supervisor

William Cassar is a Tax Supervisor within the Tax Compliance Department. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2012, and in 2014, he completed his Masters in Accountancy from the University of Malta. Shortly after, he joined one of the Big 4 firms where he gained valuable expertise in the realm of direct tax. William furthered his education by successfully completing the Professional Certificate in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT).

Throughout his professional career, William has worked on a variety of engagements; from assisting individual clients on their personal tax affairs, to advising small and large enterprises on tax matters.

William is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the MIT, the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA), and the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners (IFSP).

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