2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Amazing culture and exceptionally intelligent and motivated people”
“Learning, training, and growth opportunities are unbeatable”
“Flexibility outside of busy season”
“Long hours during busy season”
“Stress from deadlines”
“Compensation could be better”
“Prestigious, exceptional firm”
“Great place to start a career”
About KPMG LLP
With more than 35,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting’s Big 4. KPMG, the fourth largest accounting firm in the U.S. by revenues, is the independent U.S. member firm of a Swiss entity KPMG International Cooperative, whose member firms can be found in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 professionals. KPMG’s service lines are divided into audit, tax, and advisory, with industry-specific focus in each.
In the U.S., KPMG works for clients in 16 industry sectors: banking and capital markets; building, construction and real estate; insurance; investment management; alternative investments; retail; food, drink and consumer goods; industrial manufacturing; energy, natural resources and chemicals; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; government and public sector; technology; media and telecommunications; high growth mid-market and venture capital; private equity; high growth emerging markets; and Japanese Practice, which works closely with KPMG member firms in Japan to serve Japanese companies doing business in the U.S.
In addition to being one of the top firms by revenues, KPMG LLP was inducted into Training magazine’s hall of fame in 2011, singled out for placing among the top 10 in Training's annual top 125 companies rankings for four consecutive years. And in 2020, KPMG ranked No. 32 on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list, after ranking No. 36 in 2019 and No. 29 in 2018. KPMG also regularly appears on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list.
The history of KPMG dates back to 1870, when British accountant William Barclay Peat hung his shingle in London. In 1911, Peat reached across the Atlantic, joining forces with New York's Marwick, Mitchell and Company to form Marwick, Mitchell, Peat & Co. After separating for a short while, the two firms re-established their partnership in 1925 and became Peat, Marwick, Mitchell. This was shortened to Peat Marwick International in 1978. Meanwhile, in 1979, a group of international accounting firms in Western Europe and the U.S. made a merger of their own, forming Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG). KPMG Peat Marwick was born in 1987 when KMG and Peat Marwick merged, the accounting industry's first (but not last) mega-merger; its name was further shortened to KPMG in 1995.
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154-0102
Phone: (212) 758-9700
Employer Type: Private Partnership
Chairman & CEO: Lynne Doughtie
2020 Employees (All Locations): 35,000