KPMG LLP has admitted 134 new partners in its 2006 class.   A year ago, the Big Four firm admitted a record 166 new partners.   Chairman and chief executive Timothy Flynn said in statement that the partners have each distinguished themselves by delivering KPMG’s promise of professionalism, reflected the firm’s focus on creating “an unmatched client experience, rooted in quality service and professional advice based on deep industry knowledge, regulatory knowledge and the highest standards of integrity.”   Of the total new partners, 54 work in the audit practice, 36 in the advisory practice, 25 in tax and an additional 19 in national support services. With the addition of the new group, the firm’s U.S. partnership now totals 1,742 partners.   KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG International, employs about 20,000 workers throughout 93 offices across the country. KPMG International’s member firms have 104,000 professionals, including 6,700 partners, in 144 countries.

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