2023 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Challenge and diversity in work, and exposure to smart, ambitious people.”
“Innovative thought processes that are built in traditional frameworks.”
“Management that cares, market pay, and flexibility with PTO and hours.”
“Bending over backwards for client demands.”
“Policies and procedures are influenced by audit arm of the firm.”
“So large it’s easy to get lost, hard when you do not have a network in the company.”
About KPMG LLP (Advisory)
KPMG LLP is the U.S. firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The KPMG global organization operates in 145 countries and territories and has close to 236,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.
KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.
KPMG Advisory services are organized into two primary service groups that address distinct client issues: Consulting and Deal Advisory & Strategy. The organizational structure positions KPMG Advisory in the market to drive increased alignment of investments, resources, client delivery and processes so that the practice delivers an enhanced and exceptional client experience.
KPMG's roots date back to 1870, when accountant William Barclay Peat hung out his shingle in London. In 1911, his firm merged with New York-based Marwick Mitchell & Co., forming a business that later became known as Peat Marwick. Meanwhile, in Scotland, Glasgow accountancy Thomson McLintock partnered with Dutch and German accounting firms to create Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG), an alliance of independent practices operating throughout Europe.
The 1987 tie-up between KMG Main Hurdman and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. was considered the first megamerger of modern accounting, and the resulting entity, eventually named KPMG, organized its consulting activities into a separate business unit in 1997. Three years later, KPMG spun off KPMG Consulting with an initial public offering. The now-separate consulting business took over KPMG's consulting work for several companies, eventually changing its name to BearingPoint in October 2002. The bulk of BearingPoint's assets are now owned by Deloitte, which purchased them after the company filed for bankruptcy protection early in 2009.
As part of the spin-off that created BearingPoint, KPMG signed a non-compete agreement with its former consulting arm, which limited KPMG's ability to provide certain types of services. Following the spin-off, KPMG continued to provide advisory services, but any limitations on its ability to provide a full range of services ended when the non-compete agreement expired in 2006. Today, KPMG's advisory practice generates more than one-third of the company's overall revenue in the U.S.
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Employer Type: Private
Chairman & CEO, KPMG LLP (U.S.): Paul Knopp
Chairman, KPMG International: Bill Thomas
Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International & US Advisory Vice Chair, KPMG LLP: Carl Carande
2020 Employees (All Locations): 31,000
New York, NY (US HQ)
101 offices throughout the United States
700+ offices throughout the world
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