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How we work

KPMG firms collaborate across the globe, addressing the needs of clients, making bold decisions on investing together and serving the needs of KPMG professionals, wherever they work.

Across the organization, KPMG professionals lead with commitment, passion and purpose in order to deliver differentiated, successful outcomes for our clients, people and communities. We have a clear purpose — to inspire confidence and empower change — which is underpinned and guided by our values.

With a powerful unified vision to be the clear choice for clients, KPMG professionals are focused on a collective strategy to realize this vision that is aligned with and adopted by KPMG firms throughout the world.

The strategy starts with a relentless focus on being the most-trusted and trustworthy professional services organization. This means serving the public interest in our every decision and instilling confidence in the capital markets. With trust as the foundation, the goal is to bring clients the best thinking, technology and solutions from KPMG professionals collaborating across our global organization.

Working together, KPMG professionals are dedicated to solving our clients’ biggest issues and seizing new opportunities wherever they do business.

Read more in KPMG International’s Transparency Report 2019.

FY19 global revenue growth and people numbers

KPMG firms achieved strong results in FY19, reflecting the deep insights and technical knowledge our professionals bring to clients. Our extraordinary people leveraged investments in technology, the knowledge of our alliance partners and our collaborative network to deliver growth and value across geographies and service lines. KPMG grew to more than 219,000 people, the highest-ever number employed across the organization, including the recruitment of more than 44,000 graduates and other entry-level professionals.

Global FY19 numbers

Global total revenues: $29.75

USD in billions

Global

$29.75b: Global

$11.72b: Americas

$5.14b: Asia Pacific

$12.89b: EMA

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$11.72b: Americas

$4.46b: Audit

$3.02b: Tax & Legal

$4.24b: Advisory

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$5.14b: Asia Pacific

$2.14b: Audit

$0.87b: Tax & Legal

$2.13b: Advisory

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$12.89b: EMA

$4.58b: Audit

$2.73b: Tax & Legal

$5.58b: Advisory

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Growth by region

Revenue by region in USD in billions and local currency growth

6.2% FY18 FY19 $28.96 $29.75
6.6% FY18 FY19 $11.10 $11.72
9.3% FY18 FY19 $4.88 $5.14
4.7% FY18 FY19 $12.98 $12.89
Global Americas Asia Pacific EMA

Function

$29.75b: Global

$11.18b: Audit

$6.62b: Tax & Legal

$11.95b: Advisory

Growth by function

Revenue by function in USD in billions and local currency growth

3.7% FY18 FY19 $11.15 $11.18
7.8% FY18 FY19 $6.34 $6.62
7.9% FY18 FY19 $11.47 $11.95
Audit Tax & Legal Advisory

Industry

$9.11b Financial Services

$7.12b Industrial Markets

$3.27b Consumer Markets

$3.33b Technology, Media and Telecommunications

$6.32b Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare

Growth by industry

Revenue by industry in USD in billions and local currency growth

3.9% FY18 FY19 $9.07 $9.11
4.5% FY18 FY19 $7.05 $7.12
4.5% FY18 FY19 $3.24 $3.27
8.1% FY18 FY19 $3.16 $3.33
10.8% FY18 FY19 $5.92 $6.32
Financial Services Industrial Markets Consumer Markets Technology, Media and Telecommunications Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare

FY19 and FY18 revenues, reported in USD billions, are translated at the average exchange rates prevailing in each respective financial year

Local growth percentages are based on maintaining consistent FY19 exchange rates across both FY19 and FY18

EMA = Europe, Middle East and Africa, including India

The financial information set forth represents combined information of the separate KPMG member firms that perform professional services for clients. The information is combined here solely for presentation purposes. KPMG International performs no services for clients nor, concomitantly, generates any client revenue.

The industry analysis excludes revenues reported outside of KPMG's standard sector taxonomy. Prior year figures have been restated to reflect FY19 sector reclassifications.

FY19: 1 October 2018 — 30 September 2019

FY18: 1 October 2017 — 30 September 2018

People

Americas

61,169

EMA

111,937

Asia Pacific

46,175

FY18

FY19

Partners

10,517

10,908

Professionals

162,088

172,362

Professional support staff

34,445

36,011

Total

207,050

219,281

Gender

52% male

48% female

More than 30% of new partners promoted and recruited in our largest member firms were female (in countries with revenues in excess of $1 billion).

*Headcount figures are expressed as FTE (full-time equivalent) and are based on average headcount for the financial year.

FY19: 1 October 2018 — 30 September 2019

FY18: 1 October 2017 — 30 September 2018

Our leadership teams

Global Board

The Global Board is the principal governance and oversight body of KPMG International.

Members of the Global Board, as at October 2019:

Bill Thomas
Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG International
Arun Kumar
India
Scott Ozanus
Chairman, KPMG’s Americas region
Seamus Hand
Ireland
Honson To
Chairman, KPMG’s ASPAC region
Domenico Fumagalli
Italy
Sikander Sattar
Chairman, KPMG’s EMA region
Toshiya Mori
Japan
Kunle Elebute
Africa
Kyo Tae Kim
Republic of Korea
Alison Kitchen
Australia
Victor Esquivel
Mexico
Charles Krieck
Brazil
Stephanie Hottenhuis
Netherlands
Elio Luongo
Canada
Pang Thye Ong
Singapore
Richard Cysarz
CEE
Hilario Albarracin
Spain
Oleg Goshchansky
CIS
Stefan Pfister
Switzerland
Jay Nirsimloo
France
Bill Michael
United Kingdom
Klaus Becker
Germany
Lynne Doughtie
United States

Global Management Team

The Global Management Team works under the supervision of the Global Board, with other leadership groups, on key priorities including developing global strategy and driving alignment between KPMG member firms, functions and sectors.

Members of the Global Management Team, as at October 2019:

Bill Thomas
Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG International
Diane Jeffreys
Global Chief Administrative Officer
Ed Cannizzaro
Global Head of Quality, Risk & Regulatory
Jane Lawrie
Global Head of Corporate Affairs
Anne Collins
Global General Counsel
Jane McCormick
Global Head of Tax & Legal Services
Philip Davidson
Global Chief Operating Officer
Bill O'Mara
Global Head of Audit
Nhlamu Dlomu
Global Head of People
Christian Rast
Global Head of Technology & Knowledge
Carl Carande
Global Head of Advisory
Vice Chair, Advisory US
Gary Reader
Global Head of Clients & Markets

Where we work

As of October 2019 KPMG member firms had a presence in 147 countries and territories.

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Congo (Republic of the)
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic

Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
eSwatini
Fiji Islands
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guatemala
Guernsey
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea (Republic of)
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania

Luxembourg
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa

Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Our values

Our values create a sense of shared identity. They define what we stand for and how we do things. Our values help us to work together in the most effective and fulfilling way.

We lead by example

At all levels we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our member firms' clients.

We work together

We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful working relationships.

We respect the individual

We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.

We seek the facts and provide insight

By challenging assumptions and pursuing facts, we strengthen our reputation as trusted and objective business advisors.

We are open and honest in our communication

We share information, insight and advice frequently and constructively and manage tough situations with courage and candor.

We are committed to our communities

We act as responsible corporate citizens by broadening our skills, experience and perspectives through work in our communities and protecting the environment.

Above all, we act with integrity

We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice and rigorously maintain our independence.

Note: During 2020, KPMG International will embark on a project to refresh our values.

 

Disclaimers

The financial information set forth represents combined information of the separate KPMG member firms that perform professional services for clients. The information is combined here solely for presentation purposes. KPMG International performs no services for clients nor, concomitantly, generates any client revenue.

Throughout this document, “we”, “KPMG”, “us” and “our” refer to the network of independent member firms operating under the KPMG name and affiliated with KPMG International or to one or more of these firms or to KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm. 

Throughout this document, references to “Firm”, “KPMG firm”, “member firm” and “KPMG member firm” refer to firms which are either: members of KPMG International as a matter of Swiss law; sublicensee firms of KPMG International; or entities that are owned, managed and controlled by an entity that is a member or a sublicensee. The overall governance structure of KPMG International is provided in the ‘Governance and leadership’ section of the KPMG International Transparency Report.

Headcount figures are expressed as FTE (full-time equivalent) and are based on average headcount for the financial year.