KPMG, one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations with member firms in 146 countries around the world, recently opened its second facility in Lake Nona. The new Capability Center at 6820 Marwick Lane is expected to bring 350 new jobs to the greater Orlando area. KPMG is consistently ranked among the best places to work.
The center is considered a “cornerstone of the firm’s enhanced service delivery model” in a recent news release from KPMG. It was created to address KPMG’s client needs in an industry that is undergoing rapid change.
“Tax and how it’s viewed, computed and operationalized is vastly transforming, perhaps at a more rapid pace than ever before,” said Greg Engel, Vice Chair – Tax, KPMG LLP. The Capability Center will serve as a base for offering select, high-quality advisory and tax services to KPMG clients across the country. “We’re embracing new ways of working, making outsized investments in tax technology, and hiring and training our people to be technologists as well as tax specialists,” Engel explained.
Initially, the facility will offer controls testing, documentation and managed services, compliance for business tax services, along with sales activities.
With the new Capability Center, KPMG LLP has redoubled its efforts to invest in the Lake Nona community during a challenging time.
“As we continue to work toward business recovery from the pandemic, 350 new jobs in our community will be a welcome opportunity for our citizens and a boost to our economy,” said Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor.
The expansion of KPMG’s offerings in Orlando is anticipated to draw industry professionals from outside the Lake Nona area as well.
“Our quality-of-life amenities help attract the best and brightest talent to our workforce,” said Buddy Dyer, Orlando mayor. Dyer expects employees and clients of the Capability Center to “further [stimulate] our local economy by shopping in our stores, dining in our restaurants and enjoying our abundant sports and entertainment amenities.”
The Capability Center appears to complement the core mission for the entrepreneurial, progressive Tavistock Group in Lake Nona.
KPMG is an anchor tenant in Lake Nona’s living lab, according to Rasesh Thakkar, Senior Managing Director of Tavistock Group, owner/developer of Lake Nona.
Thakkar explained, “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.”
“We are delighted that KPMG has once again chosen Orlando and Lake Nona to establish a state-of-the-art home for their employees,” he added.
KPMG’s new Capability Center is housed inside Lake Nona Town Center HQ, a four-story, 120,287-square-foot office building in the heart of Lake Nona.
KPMG’s first facility in Lake Nona, the KPMG Lakehouse, opened in January 2020. The Lakehouse is located at 9301 Lake Nona Blvd.