07 September 2012

KPMG opens office in Perm, Russia

07 September 2012 - KPMG is expanding the firm’s geographic footprint in Russian regions: On 6 September a new office of the firm opened in Perm – the ninth office in Russia and the 19th in the CIS. As a result KPMG is the first Big Four firm to open a second office in the Urals. The opening ceremony was attended by Alexey Chibisov, Acting Vice Premier for Economic Policy in Perm Krai Government, Sergey Yurpalov, Deputy Head of Governor’s Administration and representatives of KPMG Urals Regional Center. 

The opening of the office in Perm is stipulated by the agreement between the Government of Perm Krai and KPMG on the joint implementation of the City of Accountants project, which has the goal of enhancing the appeal of Perm Krai as the location of the accounting shared service centers of major Russian and international companies. 

Commenting on the opening of KPMG’s office in Perm, Oleg Goshchansky, Senior Partner-Elect from 1 October 2012, KPMG in Russia and the CIS, noted: “The Urals is one of the largest centers of Russia's economy and the opening of a second office in this strategically important region will enable KPMG, on the one hand, to work more effectively with existing clients, and on the other hand, to satisfy growing demand for audit and advisory services of an international level in the region. Through our presence here we will have an opportunity to be closer to our clients and to react promptly to business demand. In addition, Perm is home to a number of strong professionals and it is our hope that they will form the core of our team in this city.” 

Dmitri Ustinov will run the new office. 

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 152 countries with 145,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. 

KPMG has been operating in Russia more than twenty years. For the last years KPMG in Russia and the CIS has been one of the fastest growing practices in KPMG worldwide. In the CIS, KPMG now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Kiev, Donetsk, Lviv, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku, employing together over 3,700 people. 

Source: KPMG