Government & Public Sector 

Government & Public Sector entities are charged with serving their constituencies and preserving the public trust. For more than 100 years, KPMG LLP has assisted governments, higher education, and other non-profit organizations do just that by providing sector-specific Audit and Advisory services.

Our more than 1,400 dedicated partners and professionals possess the knowledge, insight, and awareness of pertinent legislation and regulatory implications needed to address the special needs of the public sector. We are the leading provider of financial audits to the cabinet-level agencies in the federal government.


In addition, we perform more A-133 audits than any other Big Four firm, and we audit fully one-quarter of all federal funds audited by external auditors – more than three times as many as our nearest competitor. Our partners also play a critical role, participating on standards-setting boards, supporting industry associations, and actively contributing their time and efforts in the continued support of advanced, professional standards in our industry.


Equal in size to our Government Audit practice, our Government Advisory team brings leading practices and recommendations to government entities wherever they are in their efforts to reach high performance in financial management.


Our Advisory professionals also provide a broad array of services to help the government enterprise or program or function establish sustainable improvement to performance, operations and quality of service. These include: regulatory and compliance support, contract/sub-recipient monitoring, Quality Assurance/Independent Verification and Validation , business intelligence, IT governance, strategic planning, and policy support, Forensic technology services and more.

The KPMG Government Institute

As part of its commitment to assisting governments by providing the best in thought leadership, the KPMG Government Institute was established to serve as a strategic resource for government chief financial officers seeking to achieve high standards of accountability, transparency, and performance. The Institute is a forum for ideas, a place to share leading practices, and a source of thought leadership as a catalyst to help governments address difficult challenges.

Launched in March 2010 and headed by Executive Director Jeffrey C. Steinhoff, the KPMG Government Institute provides leaders in financial and IT management and auditing in government, higher education, and non-profit organizations access to knowledge-sharing on current and emerging issues, and key topics and trends. It also provides a channel to a network of nine other KPMG Institutes in the United States - ranging from the Healthcare to IFRS to Tax Governance to Audit Committees - as well as to KPMG government institutes around the world. In addition to executive guides, white papers, articles, and interviews, the KPMG Government Institute offers visitors the opportunity to register for upcoming Webcasts and replay access to previous Webcasts “on demand.”

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Pat Dolan

Nancy Valley
National Government & Public Sector Leader

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