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KPMG provides audit, tax & advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

KPMG provides audit, tax & advisory services. We work closely with our clients...

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


The KPMG network was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.

Principal founding members

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


Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co in Amsterdam in 1917.


William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm Peat & Co in London.


James Marwick established the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co in New York City in 1897.


Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first president of the International Federation of Accountants and a chairman of KMG. He is credited with laying the foundations of the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.

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