KPMG Culture and Values 

At KPMG, we put our culture and values front and center.

There is nothing more important than investing in our culture because it’s an investment in our people, in our future, in who we are, and what we stand for. 


What is culture?


Culture is how we do things around here.

It is the combination of a predominant mindset, actions (both big and small) that we all commit to every day, and the underlying processes, programs and systems supporting how work gets done.  

And at KPMG, we understand and believe that strengthening our culture is everyone's responsibility. 


Heads Up ThinkingOur Culture Vision: Heads Up Thinking

Heads Up Thinking is our Culture vision and informs the way we work and how we live our Purpose and Values. It is our chance to put Culture and Values front and center, make our Culture extraordinary, and unleash the full power and passion of our people.

Why culture matters

Culture influences how we treat one another each day, the behaviors we reward, who we promote and where we invest. 

It can serve as a powerful differentiator from our competitors and create an environment that we all are proud of. It also drives growth and long-term financial sustainability.

We know that good culture = good business. 


Our Values

What we believe

Our values define who we are and what we believe. They establish a common identity that unites us. We strive to live these values in what we say and do, every day, informing how we interact with one another and our clients and guiding our decision-making.



We do what is right.


We never stop learning and improving.


We think and act boldly.


We respect each other and draw strength from our differences.

For Better

We do what matters.



Stories of Impact

Our Stories of Impact video series features KPMG U.S. professionals who live our values and culture, told through the lens of the people who have been inspired by their actions.

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Our Chief Culture Officer on our KPMG Values

Our values reflect what we believe and expect from one another. Some may argue they are mere words on a page. But words matter, especially these. In particular, it is what we do with these words —and the energy and the passion in how we are living these values every day — that matters most.

Claudia Saran, Chief Culture Officer


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Connect with us

Claudia Saran

Claudia Saran

Principal, Advisory , KPMG US

+1 312-952-5550
Tracey Keele

Tracey Keele

Advisory Partner and Culture Transformation Leader, KPMG US

+1 267-256-3400