This report, The Value of Audit: Perspectives for Government, features the views of KPMG government audit leaders from nine countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK and the US.
Sjaak Bruinsma started his career as an accountant in 1985. Prior to joining KPMG in 1998, his experience was focused on business services and government. At KPMG, his knowledge and expertise have shifted from social security and health insurance to the government and independent public bodies. As part of his services for the government, he has conducted or supported the performance of audits for the Ministry of Defence, Security and Justice, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Within KPMG, Sjaak has been responsible for embedding accounting developments in the public sector. He is the co-author of the annual KPMG publication on developments in the public sector in the Netherlands.
Diane Dudley is the partner-in-charge of KPMG’s Government Audit Practice in Washington, D.C. She leads the KPMG practice of over 300 professionals dedicated to providing auditing services to federal agencies. She currently serves as the overall audit partner or quality control review partner of several large federal agencies. Ms. Dudley is highly involved in contributing to the improvement of federal financial management as an auditor and by participating in work groups to comment on relevant auditing standards applicable to the US Federal government.
Baudouin Griton, a French certified public accountant, is technical advisor to Michel Camoin, a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. Baudouin is an audit partner with KPMG France, where he has been working in the Infrastructure and Government sector for more than 20 years. He is the partner in charge of the audit of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures’ Financial Statements and Pension scheme, an international organization located in Paris that prepares its financial statements using IPSAS as well as the signing partner of one of the largest listed construction companies in Europe.
Archie Johnston has over 30 years of experience in servicing public sector, not-for-profit and regulatory organizations. He currently serves as industry leader of KPMG Canada’s Province of BC public sector practice. Archie has also served as lead audit partner and quality control review partner for many of Canada’s premier public sector organizations. In recognition of his contributions to the sector and profession, Archie has received the Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA) of BC’s Life Member award and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC) Fellowship (FCA) designation.
Hans-Werner Nieweg has extensive assurance experience in the Industrial Market and in the Infrastructure and Government industries. His specialties include the audits of individual and consolidated financial statements according to HGB and IFRS (accredited partner of IFRS). He has a strong track record in the management of medium-sized companies with private or public shareholder background. Hans-Werner’s focus is on the audit of the consolidated financial statements and annual audits, as well as other related consulting services.
Andrew Reeves is a Partner in the KPMG Sydney Financial Services practice specializing in Insurance. Andrew was appointed as a Partner in January 2002 after joining KPMG in 1987. He has worked in Sydney and London on a range of financial services clients across insurance, funds management and superannuation. Andrew’s depth of experience enables him to provide a wealth of knowledge to clients on the prudential regulatory environment, risk management and financial reporting issues.
Andy Sayers joined KPMG in 1986 and was appointed a partner in 1997. He has worked in both the KPMG Audit and Advisory practice with both commercial and public sector clients. He is now a partner in KPMG’s Public Sector practice working with a range of public sector bodies in local government, central government and related bodies focusing predominantly on external and internal audit.
Alfred Sithole has over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of entities in both the private and public sectors. He is responsible for the overall performance and the technical quality of the audits including formulating an audit opinion and has extensive experience in GRAP, IFRS, SA GAAP reporting. As a Partner on assurance audits, he ensures that the audit meets the firm’s quality standards. Alfred is directly involved with the planning, execution and finalization of the audit and maintains effective and regular audit-to-client communication throughout the year at all appropriate levels.
Yoshihide Takehisa has over 25 years of experience with KPMG Japan, specifically around delivering services in the public sector. He currently serves as the Leader of KPMG Japan’s Public Sector practice. Yoshi has also served as the Vice President of Risk Management and the Director of Healthcare for KPMG Japan LLP. Additionally, Yoshi is a member of several public sector groups in Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.