People

Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is designed to unlock the power of our people and grow our firm the right way.

  
  
 

Together, for better

DEI is foundational to KPMG’s purpose, values, and strategy.

We will continue to approach our DEI efforts with intentionality and inclusivity, taking actions to improve our firm for the future.

 

Accelerate 2025

Attracting, retaining, and advancing underrepresented talent 

In 2020, we introduced Accelerate 2025, our long-term strategy and commitment to DEI, to tackle one essential dimension of our overall DEI agenda: ensuring  that more individuals from underrepresented groups choose KPMG as their employer of choice, build careers at KPMG, and advance to leadership positions within our firm and the profession.

 

Supporting our people by the numbers

50%


Partner and managing director representation from underrepresented groups by 2025

30%


Promotions for people of color in manager roles and above in FY21

32%


Increase in the percentage spend with small and/or diverse suppliers from FY20 to FY21

  

Pathways to employment 

We are also improving other pathways to employment at KPMG through innovative internship, career development, and education programs

  • Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program
    An innovative collaboration between KPMG and leading business schools that combines learning, funding, and work experience to develop accountants and auditors for the digital age.
  • Embark Scholars Program
    A multiyear internship program that develops high-performing students of color into the KPMG leaders of tomorrow.
  • Rise Leadership Institute
    A leadership program with conferences, scholarships, and career opportunities for high-performing first- and second-year college students who identify as a person of color, veteran, person with disability, LGBTQ+ individual, or first-generation college student.

Caring for our people

At KPMG, we are committed to protecting the well-being of our people – physically, mentally, and financially – and enabling them to be effective and productive.

We offer a comprehensive suite of benefits and programs for our people, as well as their eligible dependents, to support the unique well-being needs of everyone within our diverse and evolving firm.

Through programs such as our refreshed Total Rewards, Resources for Living Employee Assistance Program, and the KPMG Foundation Employee Relief Fund, we continue to adapt to the rapidly evolving landscape to support our people’s well-being. 

Our commitments

  • Enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of our firm through Accelerate 2025, our long-term strategy and commitment to DEI centered on attracting, retaining, and advancing underrepresented talent 
  • Increase the representation of women in senior leadership (partners and managing directors) to 33%, as part of KPMG International’s global goal 
  • Improve our people’s experience by continuing to build on our culture through the intentional embedding of KPMG culture into each stage of our people’s career, including incorporating accountability for values-based behavior into our performance development process, hiring, and promotions