Accounting Advisory Services

Support for deal-related accounting challenges


In today’s increasingly complex business landscape, you face a gauntlet of technical accounting, tax, and financial reporting issues. Successful management and resolution of these matters is essential to keep moving toward your business objectives. 

With KPMG Accounting Advisory Services at your side, you have a trusted advisor providing transactional guidance based on your industry or the geography. Our cross-functional teams of specialists have deep experience in accounting, disclosure, valuation, integration, separation and tax. They also have the ability to reach out across the KPMG global network as needed to best support your needs.

We can offer support for a variety of accounting and disclosure needs:

Technical accounting and accounting change

An event as significant as a cross-border acquisition or one as common as a lease agreement can result in the need for transactional accounting and reporting support.  Our team can help ensure that you’re clear on the implications, and that you know your obligations and are ready to meet them.


Acquiring a business or asset can result in the need for accounting, disclosure, valuation and integration assistance.  Our team can assist you in accounting and operational matters with a focus on value creation.


In addition to reporting requirements that must be met during and after filing for Chapter 11, bankruptcy often involves issues such as liquidation accounting, debt and equity restructuring, and “fresh start” upon emergence. Our team has deep experience in these and other bankruptcy accounting and reporting issues.


Divesting a business via a sale, spin-off, slit-off, or IPO presents a host of technical accounting, financial reporting, and operational challenges and issues. Our team assists clients with carve-out financial statements, finance workstream separation support and other financial reporting and accounting matters.

Financial reporting issues and restatement services

Your company may require restatement services due to reporting changes that are retroactive, misapplication of GAAP, irregularities arising from an audit committee investigation, or to address the impact of corporate realignments on segment reporting.

Our financial reporting issues and restatement team can help you identify, assess, and document issues, and address any vulnerabilities in your accounting and financial reporting processes.

Capital market readiness (CMR)

We have the skills, experience and technology required to help smoothly pilot your company through a capital markets transaction such as an IPO, debt or equity offering, 144a placement, divestiture, acquisition, or SPAC.

Our cross-functional teams are comprised of professionals skilled in leading readiness assessments, liaising with attorneys and investment bankers, training personnel on new reporting environments, and guiding the creation of historical, pro forma, and selected financial data in compliance with SEC filing requirements.

Our people

Patrick R. Ryan

Patrick R. Ryan

National Leader, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG US

Marybeth Shamrock

Marybeth Shamrock

Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG US