Accolades for KPMG

Students have picked KPMG as one of
the world’s top employers.

KPMG, the global network of
professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, has been ranked
second on Universum’s 2010 index of The World’s Most Attractive Employers. 

The rankings are based on the
opinions of nearly 130,000 students from top academic institutions in the
world’s 12 leading economies – the United States, China, Japan, Germany,
France, UK, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and India. 

Universum, a global talent
consultant, develops its global index of the top 50 most attractive employers
by asking students pursuing business and engineering degrees to identify
‘ideal’ employers.  KPMG moved up six places
from its eighth place ranking in the 2009 index. 

“We are honoured that so many
students worldwide see KPMG as an ideal place to begin and build their
careers,” said Chairman of KPMG International Timothy P. Flynn. 

“I think it shows that students recognise
the important role played by our profession and in particular the commitment
KPMG has to enabling our people to develop the skills and values that are
essential for serving our clients and communities in today’s complex global
business environment.”

KPMG member firms have recruited
approximately 15,000 graduates globally over the past year.

“To secure talent from an
increasingly demanding young generation, employers must develop strong employer
brands,” said Michal Kalinowski, Universum’s CEO. 

“Based on the results of our
survey, KPMG member firms have managed to do just that through their innovative
student outreach and employee programs.” 

KPMG Partner in the Cayman Islands,
Sheenah Hislop, says the company understands the importance of education and developing
the skills needed for tomorrow’s generation.

“KPMG’s local commitment to young
Caymanians provides them with the opportunity to pursue a career in Accounting.
Through our scholarship program this year alone, three young Caymanians graduated
with their bachelor’s degree and two new recipients received overseas
scholarships to attend the school of their choice.”

She said the firm also supports six
other recipients who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees both overseas and

KPMG was also awarded Top Employer
in the Cayman Islands this year as well being the first to be awarded Investors
in People in the Caribbean five years ago,

“Our student hires benefit from the
learning and development programs we have in place so that they can gain the
technical, business and leadership skills as well as the global perspective
necessary to build a rewarding career within KPMG,” said Managing Partner Roy