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  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 4/18/2012

KPMG LLP sets up shop in St. John's 

Growth in business activity and inflow of investments ignite demand for on-the-ground business consulting services

 

St. John’s, April 18, 2012 – KPMG LLP (KPMG) is investing in Atlantic Canada with the opening of a new office in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

The decision to open a new office in St. John’s is in response to the growing demand by local and multinational companies for sound business advice to help capitalize on the growth in economic activity, corporate transactions, and the influx of new businesses and investments into the province. To meet this demand, KPMG has also embarked on an external and internal recruiting campaign to attract outstanding local professionals and also bring talented professionals with ties to Newfoundland and Labrador back home.

 

“KPMG is thrilled to be a part of the current and future economic growth of Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Doug Reid, Managing Partner, Atlantic Region, KPMG. “As a leader in providing professional services and advising Canada’s leading corporations and entrepreneurs, our team is eager to share their knowledge and experience with the local business community.”

 

KPMG veterans, Gail Hamilton and Kevin Sullivan will lead the local team of business consultants. The audit and tax team is also joined by Janice Connors, a leading U.S. tax specialist who has relocated back to St. John’s from Calgary and will provide on-the-ground counsel on cross-border related taxation.

 

“Our firm sees a significant opportunity in Newfoundland and Labrador,” adds Gail Hamilton, Partner, KPMG. “The province is poised for continued growth in the years to come. We have been told by local business leaders that KPMG’s service offerings will be a welcome addition to the business landscape in St. John’s.”

 

KPMG’s offices will be located at TD Place (140 Water Street).  Doors will officially open for business on May 15, 2012. To provide immediate solutions to clients’ needs, the firm’s local team will operate from Terrace on the Square in St. John’s and can be reached at (709) 800-7925 or by email:  ghamilton@kpmg.ca, kgsullivan@kpmg.ca.

 

About KPMG

 

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.

 

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Nancy O’Connor
MT&L PR
(709) 351-6926
noconnor@mtlpr.com

 

Kathleen Killen
Senior Manager, Media Relations, KPMG in Canada
(416) 777-3447
kkillen@kpmg.ca

 

 

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