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Frederic Caharel

Frederic Caharel

Head of Audit

KPMG Global Services

Fred is a French and British dual-national who has been with KPMG for 17 years. He started with KPMG in France before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2008. 

Fred is currently the Partner in charge of KPMG Resource Centre Private Limited (‘KRC’) in India, one of two captive offshore Audit businesses supporting KPMG firms around the world. The business has over 1,900 employees supporting eight member firms across a full range of Audit and Accounting services.

Prior to joining KRC in January 2021 he was an Audit Director in London KPE (KPMG Private Enterprises) leading a portfolio of clients, from subsidiaries of international groups, high-growth companies to large privately owned international groups (family owned and private equity). Fred has extensive sector experience in professional services, publishing, media and communication as well as hospitality and sport.

His Audit engagements led him to travel to many countries around the world, enhancing his knowledge of the international regulatory environment (company laws and accounting framework). This included India where he has spent over six weeks in the past two years looking after the audit of the shared service center of a UK-based group.

Fred has extensive experience working with clients reporting under UK GAAP, IFRS and previously US GAAP. He has supported clients through GAAP transitions, debt issue and exit (private and public).

Outside of client delivery, Fred was the audit corridor lead for KPMG in the UK and its relations with the French firm.

Fred enjoys sport in general and golf in particular; he is a former scratch golfer and continues to play when he can find the time.

Education and qualifications
  • Registered UK Statutory Auditor

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Nantes (France)

  • Master’s degree in Business studies from Audencia Business School (Nantes, France)

Areas of expertise
  • Audit and accounting

  • Private capital and private equity

  • Professional services

  • Hospitality

  • Publishing