Mr. Steven M. Estes

Partner, Advisory

KPMG LLP (US)

Steve Estes is a partner with KPMG’s Advisory practice in Dallas. Steve has over 20 of years experience providing advisory services to clients in the energy industry. He has served a variety of energy clients including exploration and production, refining, chemical, oilfield services, and midstream companies. Steve’s leadership roles include being the U.S. Advisory Oil & Gas Sector Lead, Dallas BU Energy & Chemical Industry Lead and the Dallas BU Internal Audit Lead.

Areas of expertise

Education and qualifications

  • MBA, Southern Methodist University

  • BAc, University of Oklahoma

Accreditation

  • Certified Public Accountant

Project focus

  • Serves as the lead partner for numerous internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing engagements. Responsibilities include delivering enterprise risk management (ERM) engagements, working with management to develop internal audit plans, executing internal audit projects, assisting in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) compliance, and advising with audit committees on corporate governance.

  • Has led numerous SOX implementation and sustainability projects for domestic and international companies. Responsibilities included program design, project management, documentation of significant processes, development and execution of test plans, remediation of gaps, facilitation of evaluating control deficiencies, and management reporting.

  • His various audit engagements have addressed a number of operational audits that are of significant risk to the energy industry including capital spending, reserves, land, safety, environmental, project management & construction, procurement and inventory.

  • Has served as the lead partner on clients involved in large integration efforts in the energy space. Services delivered including project management, technical accounting services, IT conversion and management, SOX impacts, human resources, tax valuation services, and others.

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