Making businesses better: KPMG dedicated to working with private businesses

Andrew Newman
Andrew Newman
Editor's Note

This article is sponsored by KPMG.


KPMG’s Ottawa offices are brimming with exciting, smart professionals who are client focused. Just ask Andrew Newman, the newly appointed office managing partner.

“We apply in-depth practical industry knowledge with technical accounting, tax and business advice to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities,” says Newman.

From startup companies, owner-managed businesses to multinational public enterprises, KPMG can efficiently and effectively respond to clients’ complex business challenges locally, across Canada and around the world.

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KPMG has deep roots in the Ottawa region, established and operating for more than 100 years, providing auditing, taxation and advisory services. With more than 240 professionals and support staff based in its downtown and Kanata locations, KPMG has the resources, knowledge and diversity of skills to provide any business with service continuity, best practices and innovative solutions that can help build value in your business. KPMG’s local strength is complemented by regional, national and international advisors with subject matter expertise in a wide range of business topics.

Helping entrepreneurs build great businesses

There is a misconception that KPMG works only with large companies, when in fact its professionals work with private companies, entrepreneurs, family businesses and fast-growing companies throughout Eastern Ontario, every single day.

For many years KPMG has been working with local entrepreneurs, expanding knowledge and developing business solutions tailored to the changing market conditions. KPMG advisors take the time to understand what’s important to an owner or operator. It’s a local touch with a global reach.

“We are proud to bring our diverse experience together under the KPMG Enterprise banner to give you the confidence to focus on the things that will make an impact and help your business grow,” said Newman. “We understand what it takes for businesses to be successful at each stage, from idea to exit and that each stage represents its own set of opportunities and challenges.”

Growing to serve clients in Ottawa’s business community

In February 2021, KPMG expanded its practice in Ottawa and region with the addition of Vanguard Professional Corp., a Kanata-based firm that specializes in serving small and medium-sized businesses, as well as providing tax planning and preparation services for individuals and professionals.

Newman notes that “the joining of our two firms further strengthens KPMG Enterprise’s ability to serve owner-managed businesses and personal clients in the broad Ottawa region. These new members of KPMG’s family now can tap into the regional, national and global resources of the entire network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG to support their business growth.”

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“We are excited to have Chris Finlay and his team at Vanguard Professional Corp. join KPMG,” remarks local KPMG Enterprise partner and practice leader Charles-Antoine Rozon. “Our business is growing, and we are investing in serving private companies. This acquisition creates opportunities for our new clients and our entire team.”  

Innovative accounting solutions

KPMG’s investment in serving private companies goes beyond people, as shown by the recent launch of its leading-edge, full-cycle cloud accounting service KPMG Finance Plus.

With KPMG Finance Plus, entrepreneurs can focus on the growth of their business knowing their bookkeeping is in great hands, while a suite of software keeps the information they want right at their fingertips.

It’s a simple, insightful and innovative way for entrepreneurs to gain value while outsourcing their accounting. It’s the virtual smarts of the cloud with the solid support of a real KPMG accountant.

Let’s do this

Have you considered a career at KPMG? With many practice areas and thousands of clients, there is an abundance of career opportunities to be had. With a wide variety of interesting clients tackling unique business problems, no day at KPMG is ever the same. You can look forward to a variety of work that will continue to challenge and stimulate you mentally.

“A great firm begins with great people,” says Newman. “We’re proud that our culture of excellence and service has helped KPMG be recognized as a top employer for 14 consecutive years.”

Please visit to learn more about the firm and the many career opportunities.

KPMG Enterprise is a network of professionals across the country dedicated exclusively to helping Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs build and grow thriving enterprises. Period. It’s all they do.

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