With more than 2,351 employees, KPMG is one of the leading providers of professional services in Switzerland. We have a well-established presence in Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well as a strong global network.
Known for actionable insights that lead to new opportunities and better outcomes, we serve clients from a variety of industries in Audit, Tax & Legal and Advisory. The quality and integrity of the services we provide consistently demonstrates our commitment to excellence.
Our professionals are focused on creating long-term relationships founded on trust. We deliver tangible results by gaining a profound understanding of our clients’ needs and teaming this knowledge with our deep expertise and innovative thinking.
Our annual report
2022 was a very successful year. We achieved record net revenues of CHF 471.4 million, up 7.3% compared to the prior financial year - the best result ever. This impressive result is proof of our successful multidisciplinary mindset and our agility. We demonstrated our relevance in the market thanks to our relentless will to challenge ourselves and deliver consistent quality.
- Audit Corporate outperformed our already high expectations, in part thanks to a strong fourth quarter with a number of non-recurring audit engagements.
- Due to the high market demand for audit and advisory services, Financial Services recorded double-digit growth in net revenues year on year.
- In Tax & Legal, the majority of the service lines performed very well over the full financial year and partially compensated the shortfall in revenues caused by client shifts.
- Our Advisory and Consulting services had another very strong year and delivered significantly higher results YoY.
I would like to thank all our clients and business partners. We were able to achieve this impressive result thanks to the continued trust you placed in KPMG Switzerland and our expertise.
Stefan Pfister, CEO KPMG Switzerland
Employees & commitment
KPMG is a global network of independent member firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 146 countries and territories, collectively employing close to 227,000 people, to serve the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, nonprofits and – through member firms’ audit and assurance practices – the capital markets. We lead with a commitment to quality and consistency across our global network. In a world where rapid change and unprecedented disruption are the new normal, we inspire confidence and empower change in all we do.
Learn more about our network in the 2021 KPMG Global Review.
Creating lifetime value for our people, our revamped offices are future-oriented workplaces. They help us to encourage and nurture precious multidisciplinary collaboration, broaden our network, work closely with different colleagues and collaborate more easily.
KPMG has a total of 11 locations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Our strong local presence means we are always close to our clients.
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Our Board of Directors
KPMG in Switzerland
KPMG Switzerland arose from the Zürcher Treuhand-Vereinigung as a result of a series of mergers. The organization was founded in 1910. Two years later, Zürcher Treuhand-Vereinigung’s name was changed to Fides Treuhand-Vereinigung. Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA) then acquired a majority stake in 1928. A number of takeovers and mergers followed, which led to further changes to the name.
The company operated as KPMG Fides Peat from 1987 onwards. Credit Suisse’s ownership ended after a management buyout in 1992 and the company became KPMG AG in 2007. 2010 marked KPMG Switzerland’s 100th anniversary.
The founding fathers
When the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries helped transform accounting into a profession, KPMG’s founding fathers were center stage, pioneering the industry.
William Barclay Peat (the P in KPMG) set up the firm of William Barclay Peat & Co. in London in 1891. In 1897, the US firm Marwick, Mitchell & Company got its start in New York City. The company was formed by James Marwick (the M in KPMG) and Roger Mitchell. Meanwhile, in 1917, Piet Klynveld (the K in KPMG) established Klynveld Kraayenhof & Company in Amsterdam. The last of our founding fathers, Reinhard Goerdeler (the G in KPMG) comes into the story almost half a century later in 1979 as co-founder of Klynveld Main Goerdeler.