New York (Oct. 2, 2003) -- Big Four firm KPMG admitted 115 new partners in the U.S. this week.

Among them, 26 are women.

The firm said its goal is to have women comprise 20 percent of its partners by 2008. Ninety-six of the new partners are in audit and risk advisory services, 17 work in tax services, and two work in client service support.

“It is through talented professionals like these that KPMG remains committed to protecting the investor and helping to enhance shareholder value,” said Gene O’Kelly, chairman of KPMG.  “Their cumulative contributions are helping make KPMG a leader in restoring credibility to the accounting profession – as well as helping us grow as an organization.

KPMG ranked fourth on the 2003 Accounting Today Top 100 Firms List with $3.4 billion in U.S. revenue and 1,500 partners in 122 offices.

-- WebCPA staff

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