At a glance

At a glance

KPMG is a network of professional firms with more than 174,000 employees in 155 countries.

KPMG is a network of professional firms with more than 174,000 employees in 155 countries.

KPMG - an Overview

In Germany too, KPMG is one of the leading auditing and advisory firms and has around 9,800 employees at over 20 locations.

Our services are divided into the following functions: Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory.

Our Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Consulting and Deal Advisory functions.

We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.

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History

There were four key figures in the formation of KPMG. They are the founding members of the present organisation.

  • Klynveld: Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co in Amsterdam in 1917.
  • Peat: William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm Peat & Co in London.
  • Marwick: James Marwick established the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co in New York City in 1897.
  • Goerdeler: Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first president of the International Federation of Accountants and a chairman of KPMG. He is credited with laying the foundations of the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.

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Our business

Many clients, different requirements: KPMG in Germany is part of KPMG's global network of member firms. This enables us to put together the right audit or advisory team for each client individually.

Better advisory services thanks to pooled industry knowledge and market awareness.

In addition to specialist know-how from our Audit, Tax and Advisory business areas, our clients also expect KPMG to provide specific industry and market-related skill. This is why we specialize in sectors and markets, sharing the project experience of our specialists in member firms around the world. In this way, we can ensure that our services are more efficient and increase the quality of the advice we provide.

Uniform standards for working methods in member firms around the globe

We are well aware of our responsibilities as a provider of audit and advisory services. This is why we have high expectations of ourselves: in relation to guaranteeing independence and objectivity, with regard to ensuring the validity of accounting for the benefit of the capital markets, and with respect to our working methods. By carrying out regular quality reviews, we promote uniform quality standards, even in KPMG member firms outside Germany.

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Performance

In the fiscal year 2015 (01/10/2014 to 30/09/2015) KPMG in Germany's total revenue increased to 1.51 billion euros.

In auditing, we grew our revenue to 600 million euros.

Tax revenue grew to 399 million euros.

Advisory had with 507 million euros a strong performance and steady growth this fiscal year. 

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Values

At the core of KPMG's vibrant culture are a set of values that bring out the best in our people. Our values create a shared identity within the KPMG organisation, defining what we stand for and how we do things.

Our values help us to work together in the most effective and fulfilling way. They bring us closer as a global organisation.
 

We lead by example

At all levels we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our member firms' clients.
 

We work together

We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful working relationships.
 

We respect the individual

We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
 

We seek the facts and provide insight

By challenging assumptions and pursuing facts, we strengthen our reputation as trusted and objective business advisers.
 

We are open and honest in our communication

We share information, insight and advice frequently and constructively and managing tough situations with courage and candor.

 

We are committed to our communities

We act as responsible corporate citizens by broadening our skills, experience and perspectives through work in our communities.
 

Above all, we act with integrity

We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice and rigorously maintain our independence.

Our values are at the heart of our Global Code of Conduct, which defines the standards of ethical conduct we require of people in KPMG member firms worldwide.

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