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Patrick Edgar

KPMG LLP
Partner, Audit, Audit-Metro
New York, NY, USA


Patrick Edgar is an audit partner in KPMG's New York Office in the Information Communications and Entertainment (ICE) practice where he currently services media and technology clients
  • Pat has 20+ years of experience providing audit services to public companies.
  • Pat is one of the firm's SEC Reviewing Partners designated to review the filings of foreign companies.
  • Pat has 4 years of National Office experience, where he worked in the US Capital Markets Group described below.
  • Pat has extensive international experience; he completed a four-year international assignment based in our London office where he serviced our European-based clients which accessed the US Capital Markets either through Initial Public Offerings on the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchanges or through mergers and acquisitions. During Pat's assignment in London, he was responsible for US GAAP and SEC advisory services for our European clients and has worked in over 25 countries.
  • Pat is the Northeast Audit Committee Institute Liaison Partner- Responsible for coordination and oversight of Audit Committee Roundtables and other activities
  • In addition to his client responsibilities, Pat has been responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Firm's Area 404 efforts for the Firm where he chaired the weekly leadership meetings to discuss the progress and issues associated with 404.
Professional and Industry Experience
Audit Engagement Partner
  • Global lead partner, Revlon is a leading global consumer products business with operations throughout the world.
  • Global lead partner, John Wiley and Sons.  Wiley is a leading global publisher of books and journals in the U.S. with $2 billion in sales.
  • Global lead partner, Gartner Group, Gartner is a leading IT professional services firm, providing critical IT research and Industry leading IT events with $1.5 billion in sales.
  • US Lead partner on Bertelsmann's US operations. Bertelsmann's US Operations is comprised of Random House Publishing, BMG Music, various other media businesses with US revenues in excess of $5 billion.
  • Other Significant  Multi-National Experience
  • Akzo Nobel, a global manufacturer of chemicals
  • Cable & Wireless, a global communications company
  • PepsiCo, Inc., global food and beverage Company.
  • Pfizer, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company
  • Philips Electronics, a global manufacturer of Electronics
Function and Specialization
  • Lead Audit Partner
  • SEC Reviewing Partner
  • National Lead 404 Audit Resource Partner
  • Northeast Area SFAS 109 Resource Partner
  • Training Methodology Partner
Professional Associations
  • Vice-Chair of Practice of the International section of the American Accounting Association (2001-2003).
  • Pace University Accounting Advisory Board Member
  • Pat has also been involved with several of KPMG's training courses. He has presented updates of US GAAP and SEC developments for KPMG's international partners and clients at seminars in London, Amsterdam and Geneva. He has also presented numerous seminars to executives on Sarbanes Oxley.
Education, Licenses & Certifications
  • B.B.A., Accounting from Pace University
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