KPMG New Zealand's magazine for our alumni
Happy new year to all of our alumni. As we reflect on 2012, it was another big year for the KPMG team in New Zealand. We were lucky enough to be the recipients of several international award accolades.
These included the ‘Innovation in the Graduate Market’ category award, for our fresh approach to recruitment, at the Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards; and the overall ‘Best of Brand award’ in KPMG Global’s Best of Brand Awards for 2012.
In winning the Best of Brand award, we were recognised for having “made a firm-wide and visible commitment to our brand” through our proposals, events, integrated campaigns, internal engagement, magazines and thought leadership.
At KPMG, we are all about inspiring business success and fuelling prosperity – for the benefit of our wider communities, our clients, and of course our staff. Our sponsorship of the 2012 Fast5 Netball World Series was one of the ways we delivered this in 2012. To us, it demonstrated our ongoing commitment of being a passionate supporter for New Zealand’s most loved sports.
In Tauranga, we moved to a brand new building, and from the first of this month joined forces with local accounting and strategy firm Frasers.
The new year has also begun with Paul McPadden taking over from Mark Kippenberger as the National Managing Partner for Business Advisory. Paul is bringing through some fresh initiatives that will enable us to be even more relevant to privately owned and SME businesses.
Advisory continues to be a major driver for the firm’s growth. We have more than doubled our Advisory team in the last three years, and in 2012 Advisory was more than 70% the size of Audit in revenue terms.
The 2013 New Year honours list has just been announced, and on behalf of all of us at KPMG we would like to congratulate Alan Isaac (KPMG Chairman and CEO 1996 – 2006) for being made Companion of the Order of Merit in recognition for his services to cricket and business.
Thank you to our many alumni friends who have called upon us to help them and their organisations achieve their goals during the course of last year. We look forward to enabling you to do great things in 2013.
Ross Buckley - Executive Chairman, Paul Herrod - Chief Executive