Pieter Van Dijk

Commodity Lead, Iron Ore

KPMG in Brazil

Pieter is the partner responsible for Accounting Advisory Services and is also the head of mining with KPMG in Brazil. He assists the Finance Function in large global and Brazilian organizations. He has expertise in complex technical accounting issues (Brazilian GAAP & IFRS), IPO advisory, cost management and financial close and reporting, particularly in the Energy & Natural Resources Sector.

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • MA in accountancy and economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants

  • IFRS conversions / accounting changes: For the Brazilian subsidiary of a global mining major, Pieter was responsible for the conversion to IFRS, in a project encompassing not only the accounting but also system, process and people impacts. Responsible for numerous technical consultations in relation to the implementation of CPC/IFRS changes

  • Compliance: Responsible for the PMO at a global mining company in relation to the year 1 implementation of Sarbanes Oxley Section 404. The engagement involved the coordination of KPMG and client teams in diverse locations throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. For a Brazilian multinational oil and gas company, Pieter advised the audit team with the audit of internal control over financial reporting in the first year of Sarbanes Oxley compliance

  • Cost management: Responsible for the PMO set up of a transformation project involving the implementation of costing model for the principal entity responsible for Industrial Training in Brazil. The engagement scope covered more than 2 thousand training centers throughout the 27 states of Brazil

  • Finance transformation: Led a finance transformation project for a global mining company, which helped reposition the finance department as a strategic business partner, clearly defined the hand-offs between finance and the shared service organization and identified a number of significant changes to the finance structure, processes and utilization of IT systems

  • Share services: Pieter has assisted a global mining company with a number of projects focused on the incorporation within their shared service organization, the back office processes of a number of operating entities throughout Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and Australia. He was also responsible for a performance and compliance review of its contract management process and controls in Brazil and a number of back-office process improvement projects in its Brazilian shared service centre