R. Tarun Handa

Caricom Senior Partner / Chairman

KPMG in Jamaica

Tarun joined KPMG in Jamaica in 1987, became a Partner in 1993, and has been Managing Partner of KPMG in Jamaica since 2008 up until 2021, when he was appointed Caricom Senior Partner on October 1, 2021, of which he also serves as the Chairman. Tarun also currently sits on the board of the KPMG Islands Group. Tarun’s experience in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean includes leadership in several high profile audit as well as multi-discipline engagements spanning varied sectors: hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, mining, consumer products, utilities, high technology, telecommunications and gaming companies. He is familiar with all aspects of accounting for business combinations and stringent international reporting requirements involving US and UK GAAP. In addition to audit, he has significant experience in tax-based restructuring, financial planning, valuations, company secretarial matters and transactions management. As the Senior Partner for KPMG Caricom, Tarun leads the Caribbean region’s largest professional practice with 23 dedicated Partners, 16 Directors, 120 Managers and Senior Managers and over 1,240 staff

Areas of Expertise

  • Audit 
  • Audit assisted valuation 
  • Energy and Natural Resources 
  • Enterprise 
  • Financial Services 
  • Gaming 
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Oil and Gas 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Travel, Leisure, Tourism
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hons), University of Delhi

  • CA (Jamaica)

  • FCA (India)

  • CPA (USA)

  • Several KPMG courses relating to IFRS and audit updates and general management

Accreditation
  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica

  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants