Business Reporting

Guide to mastering business reporting with global standards and technologies.

In today's fast-paced business environment, mastering effective reporting is essential.

Effective reporting addresses market challenges and empowers strategic decision-making through data. 

Businesses now contend with data overload and the need for clear, engaging reports demanded by stakeholders. 

Additionally, trends like automation, AI, and big data analytics are transforming business reporting, enhancing efficiency and insights. 

KPMG’s business reporting experts offer strategies for excelling in this dynamic environment.


Unlocking insights: addressing market trends and challenges

In navigating the landscape of modern business reporting, clients frequently encounter specific questions and challenges that need addressing to optimize their reporting processes:

Data accuracy

How can we ensure data accuracy and reliability in reports?

This question encompasses concerns about data integrity, the potential for human error in data collection and analysis, and how automated systems can be leveraged to improve accuracy.

Complex reports

What strategies can be employed to make complex reports more understandable for all stakeholders?

This challenge reflects the need for simplification and clarity in presenting data, ensuring that reports are accessible to non-specialist audiences without sacrificing the depth of information.

Rapid change

How can we keep up with the rapidly changing technology and regulations impacting business reporting?

Clients struggle with the pace at which reporting technologies evolve and regulatory environments change, seeking advice on staying compliant while leveraging the latest tools for efficiency and insight.

Our thought leadership and research


Prof. Dr Peter Leibfried about current and future challenges in auditing

Prof. Peter Leibfried talks about a variety of topics including people’s expectations of auditing and digitalization in our industry.

Swiss accounting law: implementation of the regulations

New publications with examples and useful checklists for practice-oriented application and implementation of the legal requirements

Clarity on the Future of Audit

Leveraging the potential of advanced technologies and new ways of working to shape the future of audit.

Handelszeitung: Interview with Professor Reto Eberle

In an interview with Handelszeitung, Reto Eberle talks about the challenges being faced in the audit industry and other topics.

AI in financial reporting and audit: navigating the new era

Our study confirms AI’s importance in financial reporting and auditing and clarifies that it’s not just hype.

Debt covenants and liability classification

It's time to monitor compliance.

Why is there a growing demand for SOC 2 in Switzerland?

SOC 2 reports - the current “gold” standard when it comes to providing assurance on aspects such as security, availability or privacy.

IFRS implications of cloud-based software

It's time to check your accounting policy now!

ISAE attestations as a competitive differentiator

The international market reference for IT service providers

Independent contractors vs. employees

Independent contractors in fact often legally qualify as employees, which may trigger (retroactive) claims against the hiring party.

Improve customer confidence through SOC for Cyber

Bolster your ability to demonstrate your cyber-readiness.

Diving into IFRS 17/9: transition approaches

Transition approaches applied for IFRS 17/9 - a recent analysis based on the investor reports of 27 insurers.

Key risks to consider by Internal Audit in 2024

The strategic, operational and compliance related risks the Audit committee and Internal Audit should consider and focus on in 2024.

Our capabilities - Leveraging research and insights for superior business reporting

  1. Swiss Code of Obligations - Navigating Local Nuances

    Delve into the Swiss law's unique financial reporting requirements.

    Explore how adhering to the Swiss Code of Obligations can enhance your company's credibility in the local market, while also ensuring compliance with Switzerland's stringent legal landscape.

  1. IFRS Accounting Standards - Achieving Global Excellence

    Unlock the key to global business operations with insights into IFRS accounting standards.

    Learn how implementing these standards can provide a transparent, comparable, and consistent financial reporting framework that crosses international borders.

  1. Swiss GAAP FER - Tailoring for Precision

    Discover the benefits of adopting Swiss GAAP FER for entities focused on achieving precise and tailored financial reporting.

    This segment addresses the advantages it offers, particularly for Swiss non-profit organizations, pension funds, and SMEs, aiming for simplicity and relevance in their financial disclosures.

  1. US GAAP - Comprehending the American Perspective

    Get a closer look at the principles underpinning the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).

    Understand how compliance with US GAAP not only facilitates doing business in one of the world's largest economies but also caters to investors' needs for clarity and comparability in financial statements.

Haven't found what you were looking for?

Mastering business reporting is crucial in a data-driven world. Our guidelines address challenges such as data accuracy, stakeholder simplification, and adapting to evolving technology and regulations. 

We explore the Swiss Code of Obligations, IFRS, Swiss GAAP FER, and US GAAP for globally compliant reporting.


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