KPMG: The company

KPMG is one of the world's largest consulting and professional services firms as well as one of the Big Four auditors. It is a network of firms operating across 146 countries that collectively employ more than 140,000 people who work across three main service lines: advisory, audit and tax. KPMG operates in all major Australian cities – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney – and also has regional offices in Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, and Wollongong.

Consulting jobs at KPMG

KPMG's advisory services are grouped into three themes (growth, governance and performance) and nine lines of service: accounting advisory, business performance, corporate finance, financial risk management, forensic, internal audit, risk & compliance, IT advisory, restructuring, and transaction (M&A).

KPGM recruits students and graduates with degrees in accounting, actuarial studies, commercial law, econometrics, economics, engineering, finance and HR/behavioural science. They can apply to the Graduate Program, Vacation Recruitment Program, Cadetship Recruitment Program, Co-operative Year Recruitment Program, or the Foundations program. KPMG has the only in-house CA training program for graduates and students.

The company is also always looking to hire experienced professionals and will recruit them at all levels up to partner in these areas: Audit, Tax, Advisory, Private Enterprise, and Shared Services.

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KPMG was founded in 1987, when Peat Marwick International merged with Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG). Each firm's history goes way back. William Barclay Peat established an accounting firm in London in 1870, which merged with Marwick Mitchell & Co. in 1911 to form Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. In 1877, Thomson McLintock, an accountancy firm, opened an office in Glasgow. Meanwhile, Piet Klijnveld started his accounting firm in Amsterdam in 1917, which later merged with Kraayenhof into Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co.

KMG (Klynveld Main Goerdeler) was formed in 1979 by the merger of the Dutch firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co, American firm Thomson McLintock, and the German Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft. Less than a decade later, KMG joined forces with Peat Marwick to become KPMG. The name stands for Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, the last names of Piet Klynveld, William Barclay Peat, James Marwick (co-founder of Marwick, Mitchell & Co.), and Reinhard Goerdeler (chairman of DTG and later KPMG).

KPMG's global headquarters is located in Amsterdam.