• KPMG Says, "Everything’s Peachy!"

    By • May 3rd, 2007 • Category: Pure Content


    Maybe it’s just me… My bleeding heart is heavy every morning listening to NPR on the way to work. Stories of Darfur and Rwanda, more soldiers coming home in a box from Iraq, Mexican immigrants dying trying to cross the border to pluck chickens in Springdale, abused children, lead in baby bibs, tainted products from China killing pets

    But KPMG has done surveys and they say business people think everything is going to be even better next year than it’s been this year. Why is a firm that is one of four members of a unique oligopoly, exclusively serving almost all the public companies on all the major global exchanges, and a firm, in KPMG’s case, that has been given a second life and has bigger things to worry about, making a PR play as a “business advisor” and business community booster, rather than focusing on their role and responsibility as a guardian of the public trust?

    Curiously, I can’t find these surveys and the detailed questions and answers easily on their website. Looks like they’re just a ploy to get space on Google Alerts. And it worked. I’m getting a new alert every 15 minutes with more happy news…

    CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — Chicago business executives said their companies’ performance has improved during the last year and they are optimistic about the local economy and their businesses’ future, according to a survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. The majority of business executives questioned in KPMG’s 2007 Chicago Business Climate Survey expressed considerable optimism

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27 /PRNewswire/North Carolina business executives expect improved company performance in the coming year and are optimistic about the state’s economy, according to a survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. n Sixty-seven percent of 103 business executives in KPMG’s 2007 North Carolina Business Climate Survey expect better business performance in the year ahead….

    PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire/Pittsburgh business executives say they expect their companies to perform strongly in the years ahead and that the city’s economy did very well in 2006, according to a survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. A full 71 percent of business executives in KPMG’s 2007 Pittsburgh Business Climate Survey anticipate that their firms will perform better in the year ahead

    LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/Los Angeles business executives say they expect their companies to perform strongly in the coming years and that the city’s economy continues to strengthen, according to a survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Seventy percent of business executives questioned in KPMG’s 2007 Los Angeles Business Climate Survey expect their company’s performance this year to be better than last year. Their confidence extends into next year with 72 percent believing their performance in 2008 will outshine that of 2007.

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    1. […] KPMG can take comfort in the optimism of their clients. Next year is going to be peachy, that is, if they’re still around… Thanks for subscribing to the re: The Auditors feed. […]

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