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Getting to know us

Getting to know us

KPMG in Mozambique was the first of the traditional ‘Big Four’ firms to provide audit, tax and advisory services in Mozambique.

We operate in Mozambique for more than 25 years

KPMG in Mozambique

Whoe we are


KPMG in Mozambique was founded in Mozambique is a fully accredited member firm of KPMG International and was the first of the traditional ‘Big Four’ firms to provide audit, tax and advisory services in Mozambique. KPMG in Mozambique has a reputation for inspiring confidence and empowering change and is thus the advisor of choice to many of Mozambique’s leading companies July 1990 and currently has a presence in 4 of the Country’s 11 provinces including”: Maputo, Nampula, Zambezia and Cabo Delgado.

We have more than 300 professionals and seven partners who provide professional services to both public and private entities. Our portfolio includes a large number of the top 100 company's listing, as well as cooperation partners and NGOs. 

Our Competitive Advantage

  • We are a Mozambican firm that combines strong operational capacity
    with knowledge of local conditions.
  • We offer the most comprehensive array of audit and advisory services
    in the Mozambican market, within one firm.
  • KPMG invests significant resources to obtain an in-depth understanding of the Mozambican economic, social and political environment asshown by our public research activities.
  • We were the first of the traditional ‘Big Four ‘firms to establish a permanent base in the north of the Country with an office in Nampula, and project offices in several provinces.
  • We have the necessary quality control and performance systems in place to ensure our independence and integrity.
  • We have built a high level of credibility in a range of Government and industry sectors

What we do

Whilst our relationships with clients are governed by a spirit of partnership and integrity, we do not compromise on independence or risk. We bring an impartial approach to each engagement.

Our values are reflected in the work we do in providing solutions that meet our clients requirements while remaining sensitive to local culture, traditions and rules.

Audit is committed to the management of various types of risks. In understanding the activities of each client, KPMG converts data into information. This can reveal hidden opportunities for improvement and increase our client’s performance.

Tax focuses on opportunities for tax savings that can have a significant impact on a client’s balance sheet. We aim to eliminate unnecessary charges through the use of appropriate tax and corporate structures.

Advisory combines specialist skills from around the Globe with local expertise to tackle challenges in growth, governance and performance oriented towards development.

What KPMG Stands for

KPMG is the registered and correct full name of our firm.  The name is based on the abbreviation of the names of the firm's principal founding members, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler.  The background to these names also provides a brief history of the firm.

K
stands for Klynveld.  Piet Klynveld was the founder of the Dutch accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co., now KPMG Netherlands.  In 1979 Klynveld joined forces with Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft and the international professional firm McLintock Main Lafrentz to form Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG). 

P
is for Peat.  William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm William Barclay Peat & Co. in London in 1870. 

M
stands for Marwick.  James Marwick founded the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co. with Roger Mitchell in New York City in 1897.  In 1911 William
Barclay Peat & Co. and Marwick Mitchell & Co. joined forces to form Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., later to become Peat Marwick International (PMI), a major international accounting and consulting firm. 

G
is for Goerdeler.  Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was for many years chairman of Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft and later chairman of KMG. He is credited with laying much of the groundwork for the KPMG merger.

 In 1987 PMI and KMG embarked upon the accounting

profession's first mega-merger and formed KPMG.  All member firms throughout the world now carry the KPMG name exclusively or include it in their national firm names.

 

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