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Carl Carande

Carl Carande

U.S. Vice Chair and KPMG Global Head of Advisory, KPMG LLP

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Voice of the CFO highlights

Staying on track in a tumultuous economy

June 2022

In June 2022, KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of chief financial officers (CFOs) to discuss inflation, continuing staffing shortages, and supply chain disruptions as well as the increasing likelihood that these factors will lead to an economic recession in 2023. While agility and foresight will be key across many functions in the CFO’s domain, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) stood out as an area that must evolve in this volatile climate. Carl Carande, vice chair, Advisory, KPMG LLP (U.S.), and global head of Advisory, KPMG International, led the discussion, along with KPMG Senior Economist Tim Mahedy and Advisory Principal/Head of Markets Sanjay Sehgal.

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Inflation-driven uncertainty abounds; many firms largely unprepared for the SEC’s ESG reporting requirements

May 2022

KPMG convened a group of cross-industry chief financial officers to explore top-of-mind developments as we ease into summer 2022. The discussion focused on the ever-fluid U.S. economy, as well as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recently proposed climate-related reporting requirements. From KPMG, Sanjay Sehgal, Head of Markets, Advisory, led the discussion, and Tim Mahedy, senior director, senior economist, and Maura Hodge, IMPACT audit leader, provided subject matter insights.

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SEC’s proposed ESG rules are here; U.S. recession not on the horizon

April 2022

KPMG convened a cross-industry group of chief financial officers (CFOs) to discuss their most critical issues as we approach the midway point of 2022. This call focused on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new proposed reporting requirements related to environment, social, and governance (ESG) as well as the state of the overall economy with an eye to a potential U.S. and global recession. From KPMG, Carl Carande, U.S. vice chair and global head of Advisory led the discussion. Maura Hodge, Audit partner; Erin McCloskey, Audit partner; and Ken Kim, senior economist, provided subject matter insights.

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Russia-Ukraine war disrupts supply chains, raises cyber threats

March 2022

KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of chief financial officers (CFOs) to discuss the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war, cyber threats, and continuing concerns about inflation in the U.S. economy. Carl Carande, U.S. vice chair and global head of Advisory, led the discussion. Ken Kim, senior economist, and Kyle Kappel, principal, Cyber Security Services, provided subject-matter insights.

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Beyond COVID-19, inflation, labor, and supply chain challenges remain

February 2022

KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of chief financial officers (CFOs) to discuss their most pressing issues as they move forward in 2022: inflation, labor, and wages; balancing short-term and long-term financial projections; supply chain constraints; and investing in innovation. Carl Carande, U.S. vice chair and global head of Advisory, led the discussion; Ken Kim, senior economist, and Brian Higgins, principal, Strategy and Operations, specializing in supply chain strategy and execution, provided subject matter insights.

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Balancing long-term positivity with near-term reality

November 2021

KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of chief financial officers (CFOs) to discuss their most critical issues heading into 2022: the continued impact from the pandemic and new reporting requirements related to environment, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Carl Carande, U.S. Vice Chair and Global Head of Advisory, led the discussion; Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, and Rob Fisher, U.S. National IMPACT Leader, provided subject matter insights.

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Evolving legislation and resulting impacts to the U.S. environment

October 2021

KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of CFO to discuss the impact of the two major spending bills, investor guidance in the era of COVID-19 and how to comply with federal vaccine mandates. Carl Carande, global head of Advisory, hosted the call and was joined by Manal Corwin, principal in charge of Washington National Tax, and Mike DiClaudio, Advisory principal and workforce transformation leader. 

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Future landscape of business and how it has changed over the last several months

September 2021

KPMG hosted a cross-industry group of chief financial officers CFO to discuss uncertainty across the economic landscape, particularly in the areas of labor and wage inflation. Carl Carande, global head of Advisory, hosted the call and was joined by Robert Kahn, Eurasia Group’s director of Global Strategy.

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