Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP
Taketoshi “Michael” Maekawa
Michael is the Audit Leader and Los Angeles Market leader for the Japanese Practice. He joined KPMG in 1998 and has worked in the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices. From 2007 to 2009, he served a rotation in KPMG AZSA LLC in Tokyo and worked with global audit clients. Michael was selected as a firm national instructor both in KPMG LLP and KPMG AZSA and has instructed various audit training to senior associates in the U.S. and U.S. GAAP-advanced courses to partners, managers, and senior associates in Japan.
Michael has led audit engagements of major Japanese clients (U.S. subsidiary) including major companies in integrated trading, technology, electronics, advertising agency, pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive, real estate investment, construction, power & utility and oil & gas industries. He is Certified Public Accountant both in the U.S. and in Japan and is also Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner in the U.S. Michael is IFRS Reviewing Partner, who is a quality control reviewer for IFRS engagements in KPMG LLP.