Kpmg Case Study

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Why KPMG:
KPMG is a global company that’s one of the “Big Four” international accountancy & professional services firms. It’s known for its dedicated Professional Qualification Team; which is a full-time team whose main job is to help employees gain qualifications.
My experience working with KPMG team reflected the sense of loyalty & commitment the team holds for their company. Hence, I took this opportunity to dig deep & learn more about their culture.
About KPMG:
• KPMG was first established in 1987 as the result of the first mega-merger of huge accounting firms (KMG & Peat Marwick).
• KPMG is offering services in 155 countries worldwide; recruiting a total of 174,000 people.
• Their key lines of services are: Audit, Tax, & Advisory (each
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The culture itself is very cooperative & supportive; and gives a lot o focus on talent empowerment. The team is diversified in terms of nationalities, backgrounds, & gender; this results in maintaining the global sense in their team.
KPMG attracts talents to join as well as partners to join the KPMG family as Mr. Fuad expressed the advantage of his own experience working in KPMG on a senior level saying: “partnership model at KPMG is like corporate entrepreneurship; you’re an entrepreneur in terms of developing your own clients & your own accounts while still having the backing of a corporate umbrella that’s already established”. And he says that he gets exposed to many businesses & at KPMG everyday is a new day with a new learning experience with a different
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Saim explained that when he joined there weren’t any females! And coming from the UK, he saw that it’s essential to suggest & encourage the admin to hire women. Admin, on the other hand, were hesitant but welcoming the idea; so, they placed a considerable effort not only to recruit women, but also to design an intensified training so that they can develop a senior female leader in a shorter time to deal & relate to other females.
So discussing KPMG’s culture in regards to Hofseted’s theory, their culture has very low power distance at all levels; as their leaders are very approachable to all staff members. And the interiors of their office support their leadership strategy; as there are no wall barriers between them, & team leaders are placed in the same area around the corner facing their teams. Also, senior leaders’ offices are located on the borders of the entire office area with their desks facing staff & nothing to separate them from one another but glass doors that are almost always
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