Regulatory and Peer Reviews 

About external regulatory reviews


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. To assist it in fulfilling its mission, the PCAOB conducts periodic inspections of registered public accounting firms.


KPMG LLP (the firm) has been subject to 13 periodic PCAOB inspections, including a limited inspection in 2003. You can find the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 PCAOB inspections reports of the firm below.


About external peer reviews


KPMG LLP’s system of audit quality control for its nonpublic company accounting and auditing practice is subject to external peer review triennially.


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP issued a report on its most recent external peer review in December 2014. In that report, KPMG LLP received a peer review rating of pass for the year ended March 31, 2014. Under the AICPA’s Peer Review Standards, firms may receive a rating of pass, pass with deficiency(ies), or fail.


KPMG LLP’s most recent peer review report, and the AICPA’s acceptance letter of our peer review, is available below.

External regulatory reviews:



External peer reviews:


  • KPMG LLP’s most recent peer review report (PDF) was filed with the AICPA on December 5, 2014.
The AICPA’s acceptance letter (PDF) of our peer review was issued on December 11, 2014.