New and emerging technologies and accelerated digitalization are radically changing the future of audit. KPMG firms are committed to transforming the future of audit by serving the public interest and bringing value to our clients, through continuous innovation.

Leveraging the strength of our network, we’ve launched KPMG’s All eyes on: The future of Audit campaign that reveals how we believe audit may be fundamentally transformed over the coming years. Speaking to some of our colleagues around the world, you’ll learn about trending topics such as artificial intelligence, technology assurance including cybersecurity, continuous auditing and big data are drivers towards the future of audit.

At KPMG, we recognize that the needs of the modern audit requires innovation to be at the core of everything that we do.

Sebastian Stockle,
Head of Innovation, Global Audit
KPMG International

Trending topics

All eyes on: Tech-enabled ESG assurance

In the dynamic realm of modern business, technology plays a crucial role in ESG reporting and assurance.

(Featuring Shahab Dayani, Director Technology & Data Analytics, KPMG Australia, Danielle Landesz Campen, Partner ESG Assurance, KPMG in the Netherlands, and Oliver Geier, Head of ESG Assurance Expert Group, KPMG in Germany)

All eyes on: Transforming audit with AI

In the next decade, audits will be fundamentally transformed through artificial intelligence which seeks to automate procedures and enhance audit quality.

(Featuring Matthew Campbell, Chief Technology Officer, KPMG in the UK)

All eyes on: Continuous auditing

Continuous or more frequent auditing will likely become more prominent for the auditors in the future and should allow auditors to spend more time on crucial judgments.

(Featuring Xavier Niffle, Technology & Innovation Audit Partner, KPMG in France, and Albane Liger-Belair, Associate Director, Innovation, KPMG in France)

All eyes on: Leveraging big data to drive the audit

As Big Data variety, volume and velocity increases globally, unstructured data remains a key challenge for which optical character recognition and natural language processing technologies can be applied to read and interpret text from images.

(Featuring Shane O’Connor, Partner in Charge, Audit Technology & Innovation, KPMG Australia, and Nicola Stone, Director of Audit Analytics & Data Management, KPMG Australia)

All eyes on: Technology assurance

The digital transformation requires new ways of providing assurance with the use of technology such as cyber security.

(Featuring Rodrigo Gonzalez, Head of Audit Innovation, KPMG in Brazil, and Ligia Costa, Audit Director, KPMG in Brazil)

All eyes on: ESG assurance through blockchain technology

ESG assurance and the benefits of emerging technologies, such as blockchain enables traceability of scope 3 GHG emissions through the entire supply chain of an entity.

(Featuring Maura Hodge, ESG Audit Leader, KPMG in the US, and Ed Moran, Innovation Leader, KPMG in the US)

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