KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, joined St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and state officials today to announce its plans to add 175 information technology jobs in the City of St. Louis in the next three years.
The new technology professionals will join the 270 audit, tax and consulting employees in KPMG’s office at 10 South Broadway in Downtown St. Louis. The new positions, which will range from entry level to management, will be part of KPMG’s national technology organization.
“I’m thrilled to announce our expanded presence in St. Louis,” said Karen Vangyia, KPMG’s St. Louis managing partner. “Our firm recognized the strengths that St. Louis offers in terms of a strong talent pool, and city and state officials welcomed us with open arms. From all aspects, St. Louis made the most sense for our firm.”
"Missouri's fiscal discipline, skilled workforce, and strong corporate community make it the ideal location for those working in the financial and technology sectors to grow," said Gov. Jay Nixon. "And home to one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the nation, KPMG will have access to a growing talent pool that possess the IT skills and knowledge the company needs to compete."
St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay said, "I am very excited to welcome new employees to KPMG's growing workforce in Downtown St. Louis. KPMG has been an important part of our local business community for over a century, and its decision to add tech jobs here reinforces our reputation as a technology hub."
KPMG expects to begin hiring immediately for the positions which will encompass a broad range of technology skills. The firm’s recruiting efforts will include local college graduates, veterans and experienced professionals. KPMG will offer training to ensure new employees have the requisite skills to perform at a high level and grow professionally.
“Our technology organization provides innovative solutions that are critical to our firm’s ability to deliver high-quality services to our clients and our professionals,” said Harry Moseley, KPMG’s chief information officer. “St. Louis is an ideal location to expand our technology team and provides the geographic benefit of being in the central U.S. so that these new hires can support our professionals across multiple time zones.”
In addition to the strong support from state and city officials, Vangyia also praised the efforts of local business development organizations, including the St. Louis Regional Chamber and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
“KPMG has repeatedly demonstrated its unwavering commitment to St. Louis for many years and the company’s decision to add these information technology jobs underscores their support of and for our region,” said St. Louis Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Reagan. “KPMG sets the standard for innovation and we couldn’t be more proud and pleased to have played a role in their decision to expand here in St. Louis.”
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 162,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries.