“Well, I’m KPMG man and boy. I actually did engineering at university and then decided that I wanted to get a business qualification alongside that, so I joined the KPMG audit team in Glasgow and did my charted accountant training there. And then post-qualifying I moved into our transaction services team in order to implement a bit of variety and take the opportunity to see what other things the firm did. I didn’t necessarily have long-term plans though. I certainly didn’t view that I would still be here 20-odd years later.”
— James Kergon, the new senior partner at KPMG Scotland, said when asked to reflect on his 22 years working at the firm.
Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon [Accountancy Age]