NEW YORK, February 20, 2023 – In an effort to help build a more balanced and robust tax and accounting workforce, KPMG LLP, the tax, audit and advisory firm, is enhancing its current diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives by introducing the Tax Scholarship Program to enable students from underrepresented groups to further their studies at a higher-educational institution of their choosing.
Two-thirds of C-suite executives responding to a recent KPMG survey reported seeing more candidates from underrepresented groups pursue degrees in accounting. But there’s still more to be done to diversify the profession and grow the talent pipeline. Aligned with KPMG’s Accelerate 2025 commitments around DEI, the Tax Scholarship Program is just one way KPMG is creating pathways for future leaders from underrepresented groups to build their careers in the profession and with KPMG as an employer of choice.
About the Tax Scholarship Program
“Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce is mission critical,” said Greg Engel, Vice Chair – Tax at KPMG LLP (@Greg_Engel_KPMG). “Our Tax Scholarship Program is a perfect example of how KPMG is prioritizing tangible solutions that create more opportunities for diverse talent to enter and succeed in our profession. A more balanced workforce will lead to an improved culture and a more profitable business.”
“Our commitment to mentoring and supporting students from underrepresented groups has been core to our business and culture for a long time,” said French Taylor, partner and DEI Leader – Tax at KPMG LLP. “The evolution of our scholarship program marks an important step in further advancing diversity in our great profession with a goal to cultivate future leaders. Our program is an amazing opportunity for students to receive significant funding toward an advanced degree at a school of their choice and with the security of a full-time job at a Big 4 firm once they graduate.”
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About KPMG LLP
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