Jakub Pesek

  • Company: KPMG AG
  • Position: Director
  • Remit/main activity: Audit FS (Asset Management) / responsible for “Asset Management” Professional Practice Department at KPMG
  • Highest educational qualification: state-certified auditor
  • Place of work: Zurich
  • No. of employees at place of work: Approx. 1'500



What makes my work exciting? 

  • Interaction with clients, employees, society and supervisory authorities 
  • Acting as a link between stakeholders 
  • Variety of the work 
  • Creating value-added in a constantly changing environment (technical tools, regulations, expectations) 

Why did I enter the profession?

  • Excellent opportunity to profitably contribute my theoretical know-how in practice (do-how)  
  • Support & role model for co-workers  
  • Interdisciplinary working environment 
  • Every day is different, variety 

What challenges does my work present? 

  • Talent leadership 
  • Being at the cutting edge (standards, data & analytics tools, fintech)  
  • Offering tailored solutions to satisfy all expectations/requirements of various stakeholders and clients 

How does my work benefit the economy?

  • Reliability of information 
  • Establishing the audit service as a seal of approval for decision-making 
  • Participating in complex problem-solving process in audit and advisory 

What is important to me in my client relationships?

  • Trust 
  • Technical expertise 
  • Sparring partnership between equals 
  • Objectivity 
  • Listening 
  • Tailored problem-solving 
  • Being viewed as the go-to person 

What is currently important for my clients in our cooperation (keyword: coronavirus)?

  • Reliability 
  • Flexibility 
  • Availability 
  • Competent sparring 
  • Dialogue on interpretation issues 
  • Go-to person 

How has the industry changed? What are the challenges of the future?

  • Smart working 
  • Fintech 
  • Big data / use of data analytics 
  • Auditor role (traditional, assurance services, consultant)  
  • Keeping up with the momentum of the technology age 
  • Continuous audit
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