Every audit, all of our business solutions, each piece of work we undertake — all are performed with integrity to meet our exacting and comprehensive standards for quality and consistency.

Our relentless focus on quality has never been more critical than in these uncertain and highly challenging times. There has never been a more necessary time for enhancing trust and confidence among investors, regulators, our clients, our people, capital markets and the communities in which we live and work.

We are on a continuous mission to drive sustainable improvements so as to continually uphold the highest levels of quality and trust in all areas of our work. The way we think about quality is rooted in our Values, led by our focus on integrity. In 2020, we set forth our refreshed Values that guide our behaviours and inform how we act and work with each other and the clients we work for.

Raising the bar

Across KPMG, we are investing in the quality of our processes, methodologies and systems to make sure the work that we do meets or exceeds the standards expected of both KPMG and our profession. A constant focus on quality allows us to continue to build trust and achieve our ambitious growth objectives.

There is no area of our business where quality is more important and where we are investing more than in audit.

KPMG Clara workflow

KPMG Clara workflow

Our commitment to audit quality is encompassed by our Global Quality Framework, a comprehensive approach to outline how we deliver quality at KPMG, and how everyone at KPMG contributes to its delivery. With the Global Quality Framework as our guide, we continue to move forward with efforts to enhance all aspects of our drive for quality.

When the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) recently approved a new and revised set of quality management standards, set to take effect in 2022, we were prepared. We not only support the new standards, we are investing and aggressively taking steps to implement them.

Investing in quality

As with every part of our business, technology is central to our global audit capabilities, and we are investing significantly in digitising audit through the KPMG Clara smart audit platform. KPMG Clara is cloud-based, running on Microsoft Azure and is a true game-changer. It enhances audit quality and consistency and seamlessly brings more data-driven insights to the audit.


When it comes to quality, it is rooted in our leadership and performance framework that reflects our Values and gives our people ownership over their contribution to upholding the highest levels of quality in their behavior and everything we do.


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