Thursday, February 9, 2017

KPMG LLP - A Big 4 Accounting Firm

Tim Salvesen, the vice president of GridLiance GP, LLC, is an experienced accounting and auditing professional based in Illinois. Prior to his position with GridLiance, Tim Salvesen was employed at various organizations including KPMG LLP, where he started as an audit intern and made his way up to senior audit manager in the span of over 12 years at the company.

KPMG LLP is a nationwide firm providing audit, tax, and financial advisory services. It has offices in 87 locations in the US and is headquartered in New York. Founded in 1987, the firm, originally known as KPMG Peat Marwick, now operates as a part of KPMG International Cooperative. It is one of the so-called Big Four in the accounting industry, known for being the fourth-largest and fastest-growing revenue-generating accounting firm in the US. It was listed in top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016.

One of the main strengths of the firm is its deep understanding of its clients’ industries. The firm has a history of working in various fields, including banking and capital, energy and natural resources, and consumer and retail.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Illinois CPA Society's Todd Shapiro Named a Top 100 Influential Person

As the vice president and corporate controller of GridLiance, Tim Salvesen ensures his company’s accounting records remain in accordance with the requirements of US GAAP and FERC. His responsibilities also extend to overseeing the finance and accounting group’s staff members and consultants. Engaged in his field, Tim Salvesen affiliates with various professional organizations, such as the Illinois CPA Society.

In September of 2016, AccountingToday Magazine recognized the Illinois CPA Society’s president and CEO, Todd Shapiro, with a noteworthy honor. The editorial staff at the magazine named Shapiro one of the accounting field’s Top 100 Most Influential People, a list that acknowledges forward-thinking leaders responsible for the ongoing advancement of the accounting field.

The magazine specifically commended Shapiro for shaping the Illinois CPA Society into an organization that fosters innovation. As part of its decision to name him among the Top 100 Most Influential People, it also noted his efforts as an advocate for innovation on the national level.