What’s KPMG? What do they do?

We are super-duber-uber proud and excited to have KPMG onboard as a GOLD sponsor: But what is really KPMG? What do they do?

KPMG is a global network of legally independent professional firms with more than 152,000 employees in 156 countries.

In Germany too, KPMG is one of the leading auditing and advisory firms and has around 8,600 employees at over 20 locations. Our services are divided into the following functions: Audit, Tax and Advisory. Our Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Advisory function.

We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.

The Start-up-Initiative “Smart Start” is being brought to the Cologne community by the local Smart Start Team for over half a year now after it had been established by KPMG some two years ago to provide innovative and young companies with the support they need, at each phase of their lifecycle, for a reasonable price.

Fast growing companies quickly face challenges that need international and interdisciplinary support on a high quality level. The team members of the “Smart Start”-team comprise tax, legal, accounting and consulting colleagues. They work together in client service teams to solve problems holistically rather than optimizing only one field and leaving the interface friction to the company. For example, setting up a stock option plan has to be evaluated from a tax, legal and accounting point of view.

Our approach is to understand your business model first, being involved as early as possible and to ensure that you get the attention and the response time desired.