Management Team

Kris Baron – Partner

CPA(PC), FCCA, FIA, CISA

Kris is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and holder of an Auditor’s warrant issued by the Malta Accountancy Board. Kris Baron is the lead partner at Capstone Assurance. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (USA), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. With ample experience in the iGaming sphere, Kris spends most of his time leading Capstone Assurance and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders. Kris is also a co-founding partner at ARQ group and several other business ventures.

David Borg – Partner

FCCA, FIA, Dip.Tax, CPA

David is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is also a Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. David is the business advisory partner within Capstone and is also active in developing and diversifying the Group’s service lines. David is also a co-founding partner at ARQ group and is the Chairman of the EMEIA board of Integra International, a global association of professional accountants, auditors and tax advisory firms.

Matthew Abela – Manager

CPA(PC), MIA, M.Accty

A warranted Accountant and Auditor, Digital Committee and Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.  Matthew is a Hybrid Financial and IT Auditor with a Big4 background with ample secondments under his belt, with experience in PIEs, FIs, iGaming locally and internationally.  Matthew also has extensive experience as a Liquidator and Director as well as leading a number of knowledge clusters within Capstone Group.

Lara Baron – Manager

ACCA, AIA

A fully qualified Accountant and Auditor, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Lara leads the gaming unit within Capstone Group, with ample experience in the field. Lara also serves as an internal auditor to licensed entities in her personal capacity. She also has extensive experience in Accounting and Taxation.  Fully utilising her wide experience and versatility of character to mentor and provide guidance this allows Lara to properly manage complex situations and sensitive matters in effectively attending to the needs of the clients.

Dominika Jarecka Audit Assistant Manager

ACCA, AIA

A Financial Auditor, Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Over the years Dominika has gained experience both in Malta and abroad. Her main area of focus is consolidations. She has experience across various industries including iGaming, properties and investments amongst others.

Julija Azzopardi Coppola – Supervisor – Dept. of Professional Practice

CPA, ACCA, MIA, Cert. Tax, MPAcc, Bec

A warranted Accountant and Auditor, member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT). She is a holder of Certificate in Taxation also holding MSc in Professional Accountancy and Bachelors in Economics. Julija leads the firm’s Department of Professional Practice whilst also specialising in technical IFRS/GAPSME advisory, government entities and financial services entities.

Jairo Mifsud – Audit Supervisor

ACCA, AIA

A young yet long-standing member of the firm, Jairo is a fully qualified Accountant and Auditor, member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA), currently in his final phase of obtaining his warrant. Jairo has ample experience Accounting and Audit, with a keen interest in indirect taxation and other tax elements. As part of his portfolio, Jairo manages remote gaming audit engagements whilst serving in a Supervisory role at team level, crucially helping to mentor and serve as a reference point to Junior team members and clients alike.