Big Four accounting firm to add 500 jobs in Chicago

Big Four accounting firm to add 500 jobs in ChicagoFueled by the need for jobs in the division of cybersecurity, audit and tax firm KPMG – one of the Big Four – announced plans to create another 500 positions in Chicago, reported Crain’s Chicago Business.

When the jobs are added by the end of 2020, the Chicago staff will have reached 2,800.

According to The Chicago Sun Times, if there is one roadblock for big businesses and companies in the workforce today, including KPMG itself, it is cybersecurity, said Tony Buffomante, national leader for cyber services at KPMG.

On Thursday during the announcement at the company headquarters in Chicago, Buffomante said it has become, the “number one board-level issue and the [number one] risk preventing.”

In recent years, the cybersecurity practiced at KPMG has already expanded at unforeseen levels, as was highlighted with the previous 500 employees added to the Chicago office back in 2012.

“I wanted to make sure that we, as a city, were investing in the most important areas of growth and technology, which is [going to] be cybersecurity,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who was present at the announcement. “There’ll be no shortage of possibilities there.”