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In Audit, Tax and Advisory, KPMG is noted for clear and consistent solutions. We maximize opportunities and minimize risk.

In Audit, Tax and Advisory, KPMG is noted for clear and consistent solutions.

KPMG Switzerland

KPMG is one of the leading audit and advisory firms in Switzerland and around the world. We are well established in all market areas.

Through its strong regional presence in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, KPMG is close to its clients at all times, including both locally focused SMEs and global companies from all major sectors. Mutual success is only possible if we have a detailed understanding of our clients’ strategies and business models and can combine them with our experience and expertise. That is the only way to ensure that we deliver clear and practical solutions to complex challenges. Around 2,000 KPMG employees foster regional characteristics and focus on creating long-term relationships founded on trust.

Our network

When we work with global companies, we can call on our worldwide network of around 173,000 employees in 155 countries. In Audit, Tax and Advisory, KPMG is noted for clear and consistent solutions. With our broad base across a range of specialist areas and sectors, we provide interdisciplinary advisory services from a single source. This leads to synergies and relieves the pressure on client budgets. We maximize opportunities and minimize risk.

Company history

KPMG Switzerland developed from the Zürcher Treuhand-Vereinigung as a result of a range of mergers. This organization was founded in 1910.

Following its foundation in 1910, the Zürcher Treuhand-Vereinigung’s name was changed to Fides Treuhand-Vereinigung in 1912. In 1928, the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA) acquired a majority shareholding. A number of takeovers, mergers and reorganizations followed, which led to several further changes of name. From 1987, the company operated as KPMG Fides Peat. Credit Suisse’s ownership ended after a management buyout in 1992, and in 2007, the company became KPMG AG.

The name KPMG goes all the way back to the founders, Klynveld, Peat, Marwick and Goerdeler. K stands for Piet Klynveld, who established Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co. in Amsterdam in 1917. P stands for William Barclay Peat. He set up the firm of William Barclay Peat & Co. in London in 1870. M stands for James Marwick, who, together with Roger Mitchell, founded Marwick Mitchell & Co. in New York City in 1897. G stands for Reinhard Goerdeler, one of the leading figures in the creation of Klynveld Main Goerdeler in Amsterdam in 1979.