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At a Glance

Uppers

“Best and brightest colleagues, and world-class clients”

“Flexibility of hours and location (remote)”

“Endless development opportunities”

Downers

“Busy season hours can get long”

“Time pressures”

“Compensation”

The Buzz

“Gold standard for big clients”

“Great firm, good culture”

“Very prestigious”

About KPMG LLP

With more than 33,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting’s Big 4. KPMG, the fourth largest accounting firm in the U.S. by revenues, is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee, whose member firms can be found in 146 countries and territories and have close to 227,000 professionals. KPMG’s service lines are divided into audit, tax, and advisory, with industry-specific focus in each. 

In the U.S., KPMG works for clients in 17 industry sectors: banking and capital markets; building, construction and real estate; insurance; investment management; alternative investments; retail; food, drink and consumer goods; industrial manufacturing; energy, natural resources and chemicals; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; government and public sector; technology; media and telecommunications; private enterprise; high growth markets and venture capital; private equity; high growth emerging markets; and Japanese Practice, which works closely with KPMG member firms in Japan to serve Japanese companies doing business in the U.S.  

In addition to being one of the top firms by revenues, KPMG LLP has been inducted into Training magazine’s hall of fame, singled out for placing among the top 10 in Training's annual top 125 companies rankings for four consecutive years. And in 2020, KPMG ranked No. 32 on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list, after ranking No. 36 in 2019 and No. 29 in 2018. KPMG also regularly appears on Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers lists. 

The history of KPMG dates back to 1870, when British accountant William Barclay Peat hung his shingle in London. In 1911, Peat reached across the Atlantic, joining forces with New York's Marwick, Mitchell and Company to form Marwick, Mitchell, Peat & Co. After separating for a short while, the two firms re-established their partnership in 1925 and became Peat, Marwick, Mitchell. This was shortened to Peat Marwick International in 1978. Meanwhile, in 1979, a group of international accounting firms in Western Europe and the U.S. made a merger of their own, forming Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG). KPMG Peat Marwick was born in 1987 when KMG and Peat Marwick merged, the accounting industry's first (but not last) mega-merger; its name was further shortened to KPMG in 1995.

KPMG LLP

345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154-0102
Phone: (212) 758-9700

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private Partnership
Chair & CEO: Paul Knopp
2021 Employees (All Locations): 33,000