KPMG appoints five new associate directors
KPMG Malta has appointed five new associate directors - Noel Anastasi, Norbert Bugeja, Manuel Debono, Darren Govus and Giles Schembri - within the audit function.
Noel Anastasi joined the firm in 1990. He is a certified public accountant and a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Over the past 17 years, he managed the audits of financial statements of various clients engaged in the retail, manufacturing, hospitality and construction sectors.
Norbert Bugeja joined the accounting support department in 1989 as a trainee accountant, and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Accountants in 1993. He joined the audit department in 1995, and is also involved in providing internal and external training on international financial reporting standards as well as on audit related matters. He is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants, a certified public accountant.
A fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a certified public accountant, Manuel Debono joined KPMG in 1992. Over the last 16 years, he has led a number of major audit assignments for the Malta office and has also worked for the firm's offices in Luxembourg, Ireland and Iceland. He also holds audit expertise in various other industries, including the information, communications, transportation and entertainment industries.
Darren Govus joined KPMG Malta in 1995 after obtaining his Bachelor's degree in accountancy. He is a registered auditor responsible for the management of the firm's financial services audit department and is one of the firm's technical advisors in relation to interpretation of international financial reporting standards. He was KPMG's representative as a momentum senior manager within the firm's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and was involved in the deployment and implementation of changes in KPMG audit methodology in Malta.
Giles Schembri joined KPMG in 1994 and is mainly involved in audits of both local and foreign companies in hospitality, i-gaming, manufacturing, insurance and finance sectors as well as companies quoted on the Malta Stock Exchange. He has served as a member on the Continuing Professional Education committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants, as a part-time lecturer in financial accounting and addressed a number of seminars organised by the institute and the firm on international financial reporting standards and international standards on auditing. He holds a degree in Accountancy and is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants.