NEW YORK, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP was named the "Best Company for Asian Pacific Americans to Develop Workforce Skills" by the Asia Society for the third consecutive year as part of the 2015 Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) Corporate Awards. The Asia Society, a leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships among the United States and Asia, made the announcement at their seventh annual Diversity Leadership Forum where companies at the forefront of promoting APAs and global diversity were honored.
"KPMG prides itself on fostering a culture that is both diverse and inclusive, where all of our professionals can reach their full potential," said Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, National Managing Partner of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at KPMG. "The unique backgrounds and perspectives our Asian American professionals bring to their roles aid KPMG in providing the highest quality service to our clients. We are proud to once again be recognized by the Asia Society for the third year in a row as a top company for Asian Pacific American professionals."
KPMG was also recognized for distinguished performance as "Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans" and for noteworthy performance in "Promoting Asian Pacific Americans into Senior Leadership Positions." Additionally, KPMG was recognized as a Best Practice company in the following categories: Recruitment & Selection, Retention, Employee Growth & Advancement, Profit & Loss Leadership Development, Employee Resource Groups, Diversity, Sponsorship, and Market Opportunities.
"As the head of a global organization, I can personally attest that diversity is transformative. Companies that recognize this will be best positioned to compete in an increasingly dynamic economy," said Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of Asia Society. "Asia Society commends all winners for their commitment to Asian and Asian American employees and urges other organizations to follow their lead."
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KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services firms, and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. Our global network of 162,000 professionals serves clients in 155 countries, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations.
KPMG is also widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. For the eighth time in nine years, KPMG was named one of the country's "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune magazine, advancing 17 spots on this prestigious annual list to become the highest ranked of any Big Four accounting firm.
Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.
According to analyses by industry publications Accounting Today and International Accounting Bulletin, KPMG's 12% year-over-year revenue growth in fiscal 2014 makes it the fastest growing Big Four firm in the U.S. Each of KPMG's three primary businesses contributed to the strong growth. Revenue from its Advisory business grew 18% in fiscal 2014, with 7% growth recorded in Audit, and 10% in Tax.
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