Joachim Koelschbach


KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Joachim is KPMG’s global IFRS insurance leader. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development of KPMG’s guidance on accounting for insurance companies. Joachim currently leads KPMG in Germany’s Department of Professional Practice for Insurance, having been a partner of KPMG in Germany since 1999. He has also been a key participant in several European Commission studies on these matters and is member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Insurance Accounting Working Group. Joachim is also a lecturer at the University of Cologne on accounting for insurance companies, and has given many speeches and written numerous articles on the subject.

Areas of expertise

Accounting Advisory Services Accounting standards Advisory Audit Financial Services IFRS and Accounting Change Insurance Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • Degree in business administration, University of Cologne, Germany

  • Doctorate (Diplom Kaufmann), University of Cologne, Germany

Other experience

  • Member of the EFRAG Insurance Accounting Working Group

  • Deputy chairman of the European Federation of Accountants (FEE) Insurance Working Party

  • Lecturer, accounting for insurance companies, University of Cologne, Germany

Connect with me

  • Cologne, DE

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