Senior Manager, Financial Services
Natasha is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Financial Services practice. She has 14 years of experience providing financial statement audit and audit of internal control services. She joined the Practice Advisory group within the firm’s New York-based Department of Professional Practice (“DPP”) in 2011 and serves as a key member of KPMG’s Banking and Finance team within DPP. Natasha is responsible for advising KPMG financial services clients and engagement teams on accounting and auditing issues. Her function and specialization is financial statement audit and internal control audit services for financial services companies.
DAVID C. BRITT
National Office – Financial Services
David is currently a Senior Partner in our National Office supporting our Banking Practice. Prior to this David was the Partner in charge of KPMG LLP’s New York Financial Services Audit practice. In addition through April 2012 he served as the Lead Audit Partner for the Americas as well as Global Lead partner for the Investment Bank on one of KPMG’s largest Global Financial Services Clients.
THOMAS W. CANFAROTTA
Tom Canfarotta is an audit partner in KPMG’s Financial Services practice. He joined the Practice Advisory group within the firm’s New York-based Department of Professional Practice (“DPP”) in 2008 and serves as a lead partner for our Banking and Finance team within DPP. Tom is responsible for advising our banking clients and audit engagement teams on a broad range of accounting and auditing issues, as well as current accounting standard-setting activities.
Matt runs KPMG’s Better Business Reporting Group, a global network of professionals dedicated to improving the relevance of business reporting. Matt is the author of a number of publications on Integrated Reporting and has worked closely with the IIRC in the development and promotion of the Integrated Reporting Framework.
ROBERT E. CHEVALIER
Rob is an Audit partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice (DPP). He has 30 years of experience providing financial statement audit services, with a focus primarily in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. Rob also served on the Auditing Standards Board, which is the senior technical committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) designated to issue auditing standards and guidance relating to private entities in the United States.
Director, Federal Government Affairs
Ms. Priya Dayananda has been the Director of Federal Government Affairs since May 2006. The Office of Government Affairs is responsible for representing KPMG’s interests in all matters of public policy before the Federal and state governments and for assisting non-U.S. practices in achieving their government affairs goals. Ms. Dayananda advances the U.S. firm’s public policy agenda by communicating the firm’s priorities and positions to the Administration, Members of Congress, and Regulators.
JAMES H LOW, JR.
James (Jim) is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Financial Services Practice based in the Minneapolis and the New York office and has extensive industry experience serving large diversified financial services organizations. He is currently leading up KPMG’s Financial Services Regulatory Center of Excellence focusing on the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Welfare Reform Act including Conflict Minerals.
PAUL MUNTER, PHD, CPA
Department of Professional Practice—Audit & Advisory
Paul serves as the lead technical partner for the US firm’s international accounting and IFRS activities and also serves on KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel which is responsible for establishing KPMG positions on the application of IFRS. He also is involved in the development of firm positions in response to proposals from the IASB, IFRIC, FASB, SEC and other standard setters as well as the development of the firm’s guidance and publications including Comparison of IFRS to US GAAP and First Impressions: Business Combinations (joint IASB/FASB project).
BRIAN B. STEPHENS
National Sector Leader, Banking & Capital Markets
Brian has spent his career in the audit practice of KPMG. He joined KPMG in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1979, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (S.A.) In 1987 Brian was admitted to the South African partnership at which time he assumed responsibility for that firm’s national technical office. In 1989 Brian transferred to the United States, joining the New York banking practice. He was admitted to the U.S. partnership in 1993.