KPMG appointed Darren Burton as Vice Chair, Human Resources. Burton succeeds Bruce Pfau, who is retiring from the Vice Chair role after 12 years. Pfau will join the firm’s Advisory practice in a senior consulting role. Burton joins KPMG from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Company. Prior to Raytheon, Burton held senior HR positions at Williams Lea, IBM, the Campbell Soup and DuPont.
The union representing more than 4,500 government financial officers has lodged two formal complaints of professional misconduct against KPMG over its work in setting up offshore tax structures on the Isle of Man. The Association of Canadian Financial Officers wants the Ontario and Quebec chapters of the self-regulating Chartered Professional Accountants, or CPA, to assess KPMG's behaviour against the profession's code of conduct, bylaws and regulations.