KPMG Names New Office Managing Partner for Short Hills

KPMG LLP, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, announced today that it has named Corey Temple as managing partner of its Short Hills office, which includes approximately 1,000 partners and professionals. Temple assumes his new position on October 1, succeeding Kelly Watson, who was recently appointed National Service Group Leader, Risk Consulting.

In his new role, Temple will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Short Hills office and in making KPMG a great place to work and build a career. Additionally, he will continue to serve as the lead Audit partner for a global food services client.

“Corey is the ideal choice to build on Kelly Watson’s success in New Jersey,” said KPMG Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie. “He is a proven leader with diverse client experience, market development acumen and longstanding relationships in the community. Additionally, Corey’s commitment to quality is evident in everything he does.”

Temple joined KPMG in 1983 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. Since 2009, he has served as the Short Hills office Audit leader, providing accounting and auditing services to globally-focused public and private manufacturing companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and retail industries. During his 32-year tenure with the firm, Temple has served some of KPMG’s largest clients. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Bucknell University.

“I’m very pleased to lead the Short Hills office during this exciting time in the firm’s growth,” said Temple. “Our team of audit, tax and advisory professionals in New Jersey is well-equipped to help businesses of all sizes – particularly in the State’s pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer products industries – as they navigate the challenges and opportunities afforded by technology and changes in legislation.”

“Kelly has been so instrumental in the success of the New Jersey practice – serving clients, mentoring professionals and building our brand in the marketplace,” continued Temple. “I’m committed to further growing our practice – especially given the increased breadth and scope of our capabilities following our transaction with Rothstein Kass last year.”

Watson has held the position of KPMG’s Short Hills office managing partner since 2009. Previously, she was the Advisory office leader, serving clients primarily in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, industrial products, and professional services industries. In 2012, Watson was elected to KPMG’s board of directors and is a member of the Accounting, Finance and Operations, and Partnership and Employer of Choice committees.

“Corey is a skilled leader, who is truly committed to the success of our clients and our people,” said Watson. “I’m confident that the Short Hills office will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

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