• Big 4

    KPMG Officially Chooses Orlando for Its Mega Training Center

    By | January 9, 2017

    The 2nd bluest Big 4 firm is now also the 2nd Big 4 firm to commit to a gargantuan ‎training facility. KPMG announced today that it would be building "a state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals," in Orlando's Lake Nona community. The announcement comes after the Orlando Sentinel's Paul Brinkmann scooped the firm's consideration and purchase of land in the area last month. KPMG didn't say how much they were spending to build the new facility, but Brinkmann reported a price tag of $430 million.

    Naturally, there are executives saying things like "passion" and "people" and "strategy" and whatever, but what we're all really wondering is: "What are lavish amenities?" This is the best the press release could muster:

    The facility also will feature 800 guest rooms, fitness and outdoor recreational facilities, and multiple food and beverage venues – creating an energetic and exciting forum for learning and innovation within a larger community that focuses on inspiring human performance.

    That's pretty unsatisfying and since it's not planned to be open until "late 2019" we might be waiting awhile for details. KPMG will be competing with Deloitte University's fare, however, so safe to say that everyone has high expectations.


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    • Point and Clique

      Enjoy the sinkholes.

    • keepin_it_real

      Inspiring human performance… that sounds fucking ridiculous.

    • youwish80190

      I don’t understand why everyone is accusing KPMG of being a Deloitte copycat. Wasn’t Anderson the first firm to have a training center (the Q Center) in the 70’s or something? So if anything KPMG and Deloitte are copying Anderson, not each other.

      Also what’s with all the naysaying and bitterness on here? KPMG is investing in its people and its brand. Even if they’re not the first firm to do that, so what? It’s not a bad strategic move and I’m sure the employees will enjoy it.