Harry Moseley is a managing director and the Chief Information Officer of KPMG LLP. In this role, he leads the firm’s KPMG Technology Services organization. He works closely with KPMG’s Management Committee and business leaders on all aspects of the firm’s technology platform and capabilities, including internal support and client-facing technology service offerings. Since joining KPMG in 2012, Harry has focused on transforming the firm’s technology platforms to use data captured at the source and replicated in real time where needed. He has led digital transformation in terms of providing mobile solutions and harnessing big data, and is introducing a technology innovation program to grant professionals time to work on their own ideas and solutions, allowing them to pursue projects outside of their normal projects that benefit the firm.
Harry’s technology career spans more than 30 years and has been primarily focused within the financial services industry. Before joining KPMG, he was the Chief Information Officer of The Blackstone Group, a premier global investment and advisory firm. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2005, Harry was Executive Vice President of technology for Mantas, a Herndon, VA.-based enterprise software company providing compliance and anti-money laundering solutions. His career also includes five years as a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston and Managing Director/Chief Technology Officer-Americas with The Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) for 14 years. Additionally, Harry has been a strong supporter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the past 14 years. He and his colleagues are active in the cycling program to fundraise and build awareness for this cause.
KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity with a global network of 162,000 professionals serving clients in 155 countries. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. Among our many offerings, we provide a range of integrated technology services to assist our clients and to help advance today’s CIO and broad technology agenda. We help support the business agenda through enabling technologies and addressing issues of risk, governance and data security.
With over 27,000 people in more than 100 locations across the United States, KPMG has a profound impact on the communities in which we live and work. We believe corporate citizenship enables us to sustain our communities by creating shared value. These initiatives comprise volunteerism, philanthropy, corporate giving through the KPMG Foundation, and strategic relationships with non-profits. While they cover a broad range of issues, our main focus is youth and education and sustaining our communities through workforce readiness.
For our nation to remain competitive in the global marketplace, the children of today must become the educated, well-prepared workforce of tomorrow. We at KPMG are committed to building a sustainable, diverse talent pipeline for our organization and the broader market by continuing to make long-term, strategic investments in programs from early childhood and throughout the education continuum including helping to build a cadre of diverse professors in academia.
Because U.S. global competitiveness directly correlates with the future success of our nation’s children, STEM education and workforce development in the United States needs to improve significantly to ensure a pipeline of talent to compete in the global economy. Organizations like KPMG must not only support programs that help students prepare for the future, but foster development in STEM education as well. Most of KPMG’s STEM hiring is done through our Advisory practice, where we fill roles with an emphasis on technology. The increased focus on Data and Analytics is transcending all of our service lines and will also create a demand for STEM-type majors including those that rely heavily on math.
Additionally, KPMG Technology’s Talent Management team has established a growing intern program and new graduate hire program. By leveraging new and diverse talent, we are able to create a demographic within our technology organization that reflects the consumer environment, with a strong focus on hiring young talent, veterans, and individuals from other inspiring talents pools.
KPMG is committed to building a sustainable, diverse talent pipeline for our organization and the broader market by continuing to make long-term, strategic investments in programs from early childhood and throughout the education continuum including helping to build a cadre of diverse professors in academia. Some of these programs include: KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, which is dedicated to fighting childhood illiteracy in low-income communities; our work with Junior Achievement’s Finance Park program, which expands to financial literacy for middle-school students; our work to inspire interest in the accounting profession among high school students through the National Academy Foundation’ 250 Finance Academies; our focus on STEM education; and our PhD project, which helps encourage minorities to pursue doctoral degrees and has increased diversity in the teaching ranks nearly four-fold at business programs nationwide.
In 2014, I was invited to a White House roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. Representing KPMG, I shared how the firm is managing its IT talent pool and how we continue to elevate our hiring standards.
The cadence of change in technology has been and will continue to be dramatic. Therefore, we will need to adapt to changes in the talent pool, client expectations and the requirements of our professionals. Our hiring strategy includes campus recruitment, veterans, and individuals from diverse backgrounds along with a growing intern program and a new graduate hire program. By leveraging new and diverse talent, we are able to create a technology organization that reflects the marketplace. We also work with a non-profit organization called NPower that helps place technology professionals into open positions, and have most recently focused on establishing KPMG Technology’s presence (and creating jobs) in economically challenged cities.
In addition to all of these initiatives, we are equally focused on investing in our existing staff through training, mentoring and offering other talent development programs. We do so knowing that happy and fulfilled employees will pay forward what they’ve gained, and so, the community benefits.
Our firm’s priority has always been delivering the best performance, service and results to our clients. KPMG is proud to foster a high-performance culture that’s defined by having the best people, with the skills and determination to deliver above and beyond. From a business perspective, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is a strategic imperative for our firm and a key contributor to our success.
We actively seek out strategic alliances that enable us to further enhance the value proposition for current and prospective employees, and prepare future talent to replace the current workforce. These alliances include our relationships with organizations like Ascend, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), First Book, Junior Achievement, the National Academies Foundation, and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).
Another key element that helps to embed a cultural focus is our strong mentoring culture and its evolution to sponsorship ensuring that high-potential, diverse individuals are “credentialized” through career-defining growth opportunities, which range from assignments on the most important clients to having senior leaders serve as their advocates. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made toward fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and of the fact that our efforts continue to be recognized in the marketplace. This is evidenced by our consistent placement on several prestigious lists, including DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Working Mother’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women, and the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, among many others.