- Company: KPMG AG
- Position: Partner
- Remit/main activity: Audit Corporates
- Highest educational qualification: state-certified auditor
- Years of professional experience: 14
- Place of work: Zurich
- No. of employees at place of work: Approx. 1'500
What makes my work exciting?
Diverse clients and industries, wide range of technical challenges, digital transformation journey in auditing and for clients, significance of auditing for the capital market in the context of digitalisation, economic policy developments and global markets; linking up numbers with the underlying corporate and economic reality.
Why did I enter the profession?
Enjoyment of deepening and expanding knowledge in practice; the audit profession means continuous learning; diverse range of working areas provides wide variety of personal development opportunities; steep learning and experience curve in numerous business areas.
What challenges does my work present?
Constantly changing environment: new clients, new projects, new working techniques and new issues require the ability to adapt extremely quickly to new circumstances and requirements. Assuming a high degree of responsibility and making decisions in critical situations amid the uncertainty regarding future developments in an increasingly digital environment. Navigating the tension between independent auditing and client-oriented advisory services.
How does my work benefit the economy?
Improving the reliability of financial information, promoting transparency and reducing information asymmetries enables the successful performance of numerous capital market transactions, among other things.
What is important to me in my client relationships?
Being appreciated and understood as a trustworthy, client-focused sparring partner, who is able to make a valuable contribution to successful and future-ready company management and development beyond auditing annual financial statements.
What is currently important for my clients in our cooperation (keyword: coronavirus)?
Trust; contributing ideas and thinking ahead with regard to potential future scenarios; highlighting potential interventions in the area of risk and crisis management – e.g. providing support on measures to secure liquidity in a national and international context.
How has the industry changed? What are the challenges of the future?
The industry is undergoing constant change, which will accelerate further; as auditors we are facing digitalisation on several fronts: with regard to our audit methods and tools, as well as with regard to our clients, whose internal processes and product and service offerings are being transformed by digitalisation.
The biggest challenge is developing solutions and approaches now for the client problems and requirements of tomorrow.