KPMG has committed $50,000 to renovate and modernize the Accounting Research Center (ARC) at the Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa. The ARC was originally named in 1980 after a gift from Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company (now known as KPMG). The newly refurbished ARC will continue to serve students with professional development activities and provide a space for accounting clubs to meet. The center will be renamed to the KPMG Center for Accounting Excellence.
“KPMG is proud to continue its support of the Shidler College of Business,” said Nelson Lau, office managing partner at KPMG. “We believe in investing in young talent who will someday soon contribute their skills to the accounting field. This gift will help to refurbish and update the ARC space so it can continue to be a place for students to learn, study and grow.”
“In addition to KPMG’s support of the ARC room, they continue to support the College and our students,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “KPMG partners and alumni have served on the Shidler and School of Accountancy advisory boards, and served as speakers and mentors for student events. They have been great corporate partners for more than 40 years and we are grateful for their support.”
KPMG also funds the “KPMG LLP Scholarship for Accounting Excellence” in accounting and sponsors the “Outstanding Senior in Accounting” at the college’s annual Business Night event. The Honolulu office provides internships to several Shidler students each semester and to date, has employed more than 450 Shidler graduates.
KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. The company has 90 offices and more than 34,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. KPMG International operates in 153 counties and territories and has 207,000 workers in member firms across the globe.