KPMG has been recognized as a global “Vanguard Leader” and one of the top organizations in the space in the recently released 'Finance Operations Consulting' report by ALM Intelligence. The report assesses the consulting providers' capability to get results for clients, based on the combination of their depth and breadth and factoring the degree of engagement model complexity incurred across industry sectors and geographic regions. KPMG was seen as one of a few select organizations to earn the prestigious recognition.
In characterizing KPMG's strengths, ALM stated, “KPMG has put together a dynamic and customizable approach to finance operations across geographies, demonstrating deep technology and process awareness in projects and strong project management capabilities for complex, geographically spread projects.”
“Among the leaders of the 2019 Vanguard…KPMG has seen the largest gain [in ranking], through a more coherent fusion of tech tools with strategy, putting greater emphasis on business transformation,” says Tomek Jankowski, Senior Analyst, Management Consulting Research with ALM Intelligence, in the report.
Jankowski continues, “…across the board the firm has organized to deliver full finance transformation. KPMG has recently been deploying a host of tools and centers built around digital client experiences…designed to help clients understand and plan their transformation strategy utilizing the latest capabilities (e.g., data and analytics, intelligent automation, and AI)… KPMG is also ramping up its SaaS and managed services offering, and has built what it calls KPMG Powered Finance - a prebuilt, cloud-based next-generation finance function…that helps clients achieve maximum efficiency, interface with other departments as well as build flexibility into processes to make companies more nimble and able to address change and unexpected challenges.”
Commenting on this recognition, Stephanie Terrill, Global Head of Finance Strategy and Transformation, KPMG International, says “we are extremely proud of our global capabilities in providing organizations with business-led, technology-enabled Finance transformation using Powered. ALM's report reinforces KPMG's ongoing commitment to focus our solutions and managed services on business outcomes that finance leaders can have confidence in the end-to-end digital transformation required to stay ahead of the curve now and in the future.”
ALM ranks KPMG's Enabling Tools 'Best in Class,' noting that “most consulting providers competing in the finance operations space are busily developing tech tools and solutions around analytics, automation, etc., but KPMG has excelled in focusing its solutions (e.g., Insights Centers, Innovation Labs, Ignition Centers, KPMG Lighthouse) on business outcomes, tying in change and process management to strong impact.”
KPMG member firms overall were rated “very strong” for their (RC) Management System and “strong” in the areas of: Strategy, Operating System, Project Management, and Client Capability Development.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and territories and have 207,000 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.
ALM’s Vanguard report evaluates 33 organizations based on their capabilities to embed their finance expertise with digital, to fully develop their human talent, to exploit managed services, and to integrate their offering for a seamless client experience across service lines and geography. Leaders are deemed “at the top of the market” based on their ability to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across diverse engagement models.
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