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Darren Govus

Director, Audit Services

KPMG in Malta

Darren joined KPMG in 1995 and has been leading a number of audit and assurance engagements, varying in size across different industries for the past 6 years. He dedicated a number of years of his initial years in his career auditing banks, life assurance entities, fund managers and fund administrators as well as retail and professional investor funds. In recent years, he has also taken the lead in auditing manufacturing entities and service-oriented entities. With all these experiences, Darren has gained extensive experience in a wide range of industries in which he consistently applied his auditing skills. Darren is also the central point for a number of service organisations who provide accounting support to a number of mutual clients. He has established excellent relationships with such entities and managed to optimize the performance of a large number, albeit small in size, of audit mandates. Through his experience in auditing entities operating in the financial services sector, Darren has obtained deep insight to the financial instruments standards, ever since these standards were originally introduced by International Accounting Standards Board way back in 2001. He prepares and delivers training sessions on these subjects, internally within KPMG Malta, across the network, as well as the general public at large during conferences and other similar events organized by the Firm.

Areas of expertise

Assurance Audit Banking Financial Services Industrial Manufacturing Insurance International Markets Investment Management Retail
Darren Govus

Education and qualifications

  • Fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy, University of Malta

  • Diploma in Corporate Finance Treasury and Portfolio Management (University of Reading)

  • Insurance Accountants and Auditors course certificate

  • Certified Public Accountant, holding an audit practicing certificate


  • Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation

  • Approved by the Malta Financial Services Authority to sign auditors’ report on Insurance companies

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