KPMG has been working in Azerbaijan since 1998, and our essential principle has always been to use the network's global intellectual capital, combined with the practical experience of our local professionals. KPMG has operated a full service office in Azerbaijan since 2011. Our staff in Azerbaijan is now over 150, with the majority of them represented by Azerbaijani professionals who are assisted by foreign personnel. KPMG in Azerbaijan provides audit, tax, legal and advisory services to a great number of the banks and financial institutions of the country, as well as to enterprises in the leading sectors of the economy such as construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, and the food industry. Our strength in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries is our base of local national KPMG trained professionals augmented by KPMG trained expatriates from around the world. These invaluable human resources are available to all of our offices and project centers throughout the region and we are building for the future by transferring skills possessed by our professionals from elsewhere in the world to our local staff.