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KPMG

U.S. Headquarters: 345 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10154
Employees: 155,180
U.S. Chairman and CEO: John Veihmeyer

Website: http://www.kpmg.com

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KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services to major corporations. It operates in 155 countries.

KPMG worldwide employment is made up of 8,664 partners, 119,675 client service professionals, and 26,841 administration and support staff working in member firms around the world.

While KPMG Global headquarters are in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, while U.S. headquarters are in New York City. There are over 23,000 employees in the U.S.

KPMG is a member of the Big Four group of accounting firms. In fiscal 2013, the entire KPMG organization reported global revenues of $23.42 billion, up 3.7% from the previous year. The Americas generated $7.88 billion in total revenue; $11.64 billion in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; $3.9 billion in Asia-Pacific.

KPMG was named by Fortune magazine in 2014 as one of the Best Companies to Work For in America for the seventh time.

History

KPMG was formed in 1987 with the merger of Peat Marwick International (PMI) and Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG), and their respective member firms.

Spanning three centuries, the organization's history can be traced through the names of its principal founding members, whose initials form the name KPMG.

K stands for Klynveld
Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co. in Amsterdam, in 1917.
P is for Peat
William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm William Barclay Peat & Co. in London, in 1870.
M stands for Marwick
James Marwick founded the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co. with Roger Mitchell, in New York City, in 1897.
G is for Goerdeler
Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first President of the International Federation of Accountants, and was for several years the Chairman of KMG. He is credited with laying many of the foundations for the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.

Benefits

- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Disability and Illness Benefits
- Insurance - Life and accident coverage
- Money Saving Benefits - MetLife auto, home and personal insurance coverage, transit passes and mortgage assistance program
- Exam Bonuses - $750 is awarded to Client Service delivery professionals who pass the CPA, Bar or Enrolled Agent exam within their first year of employment with the firm. Bonuses are awarded for each part of the Actuary property/casualty exam passed, up to $20,000 in total; and the life/health exam passed, up to $6,500 for attaining an Associateship and up to $13,500 for attaining a Fellowship.
- Work/Life - Flexible work schedules, job sharing and telecommuting may be available
- Health and Well-Being - Employee assistance program and discounts on health-club memberships
- Caring for Dependents - Flexible spending accounts for dependents, backup child care
- Paid Time Off - In addition to eight paid holidays, KPMG's Personal Days Program offers 20 to 30 paid days off each year, depending on your position and your years of service with the firm.
- Shared Leave Program - Unused paid time off may be donated to KPMG personnel who may have depleted their own personal time allocation so they can take care of a severe family illness or bereavement.

Updated March 2, 2014

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