KPMG has announced the opening of its new Capability Center, located in the Lake Nona community in Orlando, which brings 350 new jobs to Orlando, with plans for additional jobs in the future.
Equipped with the latest technology, the facility will enable the firm to deliver select, high-quality advisory and tax services to clients across the country.
KPMG Lakehouse, the firm’s learning, development and innovation facility also based in Lake Nona, features an advanced real estate design and breakthrough solutions. The Capability Center will include the same innovations and will open in stages based on local data and guidance from authorities.
As KPMG evolves to new ways of working, it said the KPMG Lakehouse will serve as a “cultural hub for ongoing connection, collaboration and training for all its people”. It added that the Capability Center is a “cornerstone” of the firm’s enhanced service delivery model that effectively addresses market demands and client needs.
The center will initially offer controls testing and documentation and managed services for Advisory, tax compliance processes that support its Business Tax service offering, as well as sales activities.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said: “Orlando is a place where we use the power of partnerships to foster one of the best business climates in the nation and where our quality-of-life amenities help attract the best and brightest talent to our workforce.
“KPMG’s state-of-the-art Capability Center will create more than 350 new to Orlando jobs, resulting in these new employees further stimulating our local economy by shopping in our stores, dining in our restaurants and enjoying our abundant sports and entertainment amenities.”
Carl Carande, U.S. vice chair and global head of Advisory, KPMG, said: “We are very excited about the opening of the Capability Center, and further enhancing our partnership with Orlando and Lake Nona.
“To ensure we continue to deliver excellence in client service as the business environment continues to evolve, the ability to modernize our delivery model and become more digitally enabled are crucial. At the new center, our Advisory professionals will help us deliver exceptional service, quality, efficiency, and affordability to our clients, across a wide range of consulting services.”
Rasesh Thakkar, senior managing director of Tavistock Group, owner/developer of Lake Nona, said: “We are delighted that KPMG has once again chosen Orlando and Lake Nona to establish a state-of-the-art home for their employees. KPMG’s continued investment in human capital and exceptional service demonstrates why they are consistently ranked among the best places to work. KPMG is an anchor tenant in Lake Nona’s living lab, where our goal remains laser focused on creating the most innovative and extraordinary environment that enables people to perform at their peak, enhancing their productivity, which is priceless.”