KPMG: Cryptocurrency Is ‘a Big Deal’ But Needs Institutional Investment, Says KPMG Report


Netherlands-based ‘Big Four’ auditor KPMG has released a bullish report on cryptocurrency. The report argues that institutional investors must join the industry for it to “realise its potential.” The report, dubbed ‘Institutionalisation of Cryptoassets,’ focuses on why and how institutional investors should enter cryptocurrency, along with “challenges” the process faces and under what circumstances crypto could become a “full-fledged asset class.”read more

KPMG: KPMG to expand India front and looks to hire 9,000 employees


The management consulting team of KPMG is looking to hire nearly 8,000-9,000 people in India, a tenth of them to be deployed on projects overseas, as they see global clients increasingly want one of the Big Four audit firms to implement solutions and demonstrate results for the strategy guidance it gives them. read more

KPMG: Inside The Numbers: Q&A With Roger O'Donnell, Global Head Of D&A, Audit, KPMG


While high-performance data and analytics have made a profound impact on all sectors of financial services, the auditing field has needed time to catch up—due in large part to the unique challenges auditors face (in compliance, for example) compared with those in other disciplines. Beyond auditing, the benefits for companies who possess a robust data system are obvious: The right insights help organisations manage business, drive growth, increase efficiency and reduce more

Most Important Skill for the Modern Age? Learning to Learn


A joint report by the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, Big Innovation Centre, and professional services firm KPMG was launched today - identifying the key skills individuals and organisations will need if they are to survive and thrive in the unfolding future. read more

KPMG: Blockchain And The Future Of Finance


What if everyone involved in a financial transaction could share the same ledger—and it was always up to date? No need for reconciliations, with simultaneous settlements immediately available to all participants, and instant visibility into accounts receivable, the supply chain and virtually all relevant transactions.Indeed, what if there was just one, unimpeachable version of the truth? That is the promise of blockchain more

KPMG: Three Technologies That Will Change The Face Of Auditing


Putting flesh on the bones of technological change in auditing begins with talking to the people who will affect that change—and those most affected by it. To that end, one of the most important findings of the Forbes Insights/KPMG report “Audit 2025” is that four in five respondents—80%—say auditors should use bigger samples and more sophisticated technologies for gathering data and performing analysis in their daily more

KPMG: KPMG launches reverse mentoring scheme


KPMG’s reverse mentoring scheme aims to enable those working at more senior levels to truly understand the challenges those from diverse backgrounds face in the workplace. How is the scheme going so far and what impact will it have on the culture at KPMG?read more

KPMG: Gemma Legg joins KPMG from Grant Thornton


KPMG continues to build its Thames Valley and South Coast Corporate Finance team with its latest recruit of Gemma Legg. She joins the team as corporate finance associate director, based in Reading. A winner of the South East Young Dealmaker of the Year award, Legg was previously based at Grant more

KPMG: Time for law firms to embrace the ‘bots’ and reimagine their workplace


The impact of technology on work has seen humans and machines collaborate, manual tasks automate, agility become the norm, and traditional career paths change. In the legal sector, this disruption presents vast challenges as firms struggle to move from traditional hierarchies, manual research requirements, time-based billing models, and other traditional ways of operating, into tech-empowered models fit for the more