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Jim Low

Audit Partner
New York, NY, USA

KPMG LLP, Minneapolis, MN


James (Jim) is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Financial Services Practice based in the Minneapolis and the New York office and has extensive industry experience serving large diversified financial services organizations.

Professional and Industry Experience

Jim has over 20 years experience serving the financial services industry, including commercial, international and investment banks, industrial conglomerates and securities dealers. He is currently leading up KPMG’s Financial Services Regulatory Center of Excellence focusing on the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Welfare Reform Act including Conflict Minerals. Jim previously served a five year rotational assignment in KPMG’s US Accounting and Reporting Group based in the United Kingdom where he assisted on both US GAAP issues and IFRS conversion exercises. Jim also previously completed a two year rotational assignment to Zurich, Switzerland where he assisted on a US GAAP conversion project for a global financial institution.

During his career, Jim has served in the practice advisory group in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice (DPP) with responsibilities providing technical and accounting assistance to the Financial Services Industry. The Practice Advisory Group within DPP was charged with providing technical support to approximately 110 operating offices and their clients in addressing and resolving complex accounting and situations and SEC related issues.

Technical Skills

Securitizations, financial instruments, consolidations, taxes, leasing and banking related issues, IFRS and US GAAP conversion projects and related issues.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Australian Financial Review and Cayman Island Financial Time – Dodd-Frank
  • Tax watch - FDIC Receivership – Purchaser Issues and the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • NY Banking Conference - IFRS
  • AICPA Banking Conference – Loan Modifications
  • The Independent Bankers Association of NYS annual CFO conference
  • Frontiers in Finance - Planning for the future: Living Wills and Leading the Way…Profound Impacts of US Regulatory Reform
  • Dallas and Denver Real Estate Symposiums
  • Minneapolis, New York and New Jersey Audit Committee Roundtables
  • Various Dodd-Frank Community / Regional Bank Share forums around the U.S.
  • Various Dodd-Frank events in Australia (published in the Australia Financial Review), Canada, Cayman Islands, Japan, South Africa, and the UK.

Function and Specialization

Specializes in the Banking practice and government initiatives around Public Policy, specifically the Dodd-Frank Act

Representative Clients

  • TCF Financial, Inc
  • The General Electric Company, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • CICC Securities
  • Bradesco Securities

Professional Associations

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)



Education, Licenses & Certifications

Tulane University - 1993 Bachelor of Science in Management, concentration in Accounting
Member of the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s
Member of New York State Society of CPA’s


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