Meet our core team behind the IFRS Learning Suite. Our subject-matter experts work within KPMG Malta’s Accounting Advisory Services and deliver seminars from our IFRS Learning Suite.
Our IFRS seminars do not just focus on the technical aspects but also break down the complex matters of IFRS standards into easy-to-digest understandable content.
Our trainers delve into the more judgemental areas of the standard and leverage on their experience in the implementation of the relevant standards, making our seminars as hands-on and practical as possible.
Jonathan Dingli, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta
Jonathan leads a team of professionals within the Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) Team at KPMG in Malta. At KPMG, Jonathan has assisted various clients, both local and international with respect to IFRS advice and IFRS adoption. He was responsible for advising a multi-national group of over 150 subsidiaries in its adoption of IFRS and the preparation of the group’s first IFRS consolidated financial statements. Before returning to KPMG, Jonathan set up the Malta Institute of Accountants’ Technical Department which he led for seven years. During his term of office Jonathan wrote a number of technical pronouncements on the application of IFRS to specific local circumstances, was responsible for the drafting of GAPSE (an accounting standard for Maltese SMEs), and he also represented the Institute on local and international fora. Before joining the Institute, Jonathan also worked for a number of years with KPMG in Malta and in Dublin during which he was assigned on a number of audits of high level clients both locally and overseas. Jonathan was the editor of the MIA journal the Accountant for seven years. Jonathan has been specialising in IFRS since 2008; he has lectured on IFRS in various countries, ran various IFRS courses for KPMG and the Malta Institute of Accountants and has given presentations at various events and conferences. He lectures on advanced financial reporting in the Master in Accountancy post-graduate degree at the University of Malta.
Georges Xuereb, Senior Manager, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta
Georges provides IFRS and GAPSME advice and delivers accounting topic papers to his clients on complex technical accounting matters. He also assists clients in the preparation of separate and consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS or GAPSME, including groups operating in sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, gaming, international business, construction, and financial services. His area of focus in these diverse industries includes IFRS consolidations and implementation of recently issued IFRSs such as IFRS 16 Leases, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for non-financial institutions. Georges also implements Excel-based consolidation tools to large groups to improve their consolidation reporting process, with a focus on quality and complex accounting requirements and reducing reporting timeframes. He has also developed an IFRS 16 Leases tool to assist clients in transitioning to the new leases standard, with focus on automation and timely reporting. Georges delivers technical training and presentations on IFRS matters both internally to his colleagues and to his clients, and delivers lectures on the Financial Reporting and Strategic Business Reporting modules to students as part of their studies in fulfilment of the ACCA qualification.
Renzo Bugeja, Asssistant Manager, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta
Renzo joined KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services function in 2018 upon completing his master’s degree in accountancy at the University of Malta. Renzo is mainly involved in advising a varied portfolio of local and international clients with their implementation of IFRS requirements. Renzo also delivers training on specific IFRS matters and local Companies Act requirements to his clients.
Emerson Zammit, Assistant Manager, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta
Emerson Zammit joined KPMG during 2018 after completing the Master in Accountancy Degree at the University of Malta. Emerson holds the role of an advisor within the firm’s Accounting Advisory Services team and has assisted a wide range of clients across different industries with complex financial reporting matters and other tailor-made solutions in compliance with IFRS. Emerson delivers technical training to both local and international clients on specific accounting matters.