Austin joined the firm in 1982 and was initially mainly involved on audits in Malta. He later underwent training at the Milan office of the then Deloitte Haskins and Sells for 15 months following which he resumed his duties in the Malta office. He was admitted partner at Grant Thornton Malta in 1993 and is currently Head of Tax Services.
During the past 20 years Austin has taken up further studies and specialised in the local and international taxation and in the financial services sector. He was appointed Tax Partner in 1995.
Apart from being in charge of the local tax and VAT services, Austin is also responsible for services given to foreign owned companies setting up businesses in Malta, and has provided tax advice to international clients involved in cross border business ventures.
Austin is a Fellow of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and holds a Practicing Certificate in Auditing. He is currently a member of the Tax Experts Group within Finance, as well as a member of the Direct Tax Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants, and of the Council of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. Austin regularly attends tax conferences organized by Grant Thornton International, and is a customary speaker at local conferences related to VAT and tax matters, including those organised by the Malta Institute of Management and the Malta Institute of Accountants.
- Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts
- Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants
- Warranted Certified Public Accountant
- Member of the Society of Financial Advisors