KPMG Ghana appoints Kwame Sarpong Barnieh as Partner

03 October 2019 2 min. read
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Big Four accounting and advisory firm KPMG has appointed Kwame Sarpong Barnieh as a new Partner in its Ghana practice, effective from the 1st of October. Barnieh has a wealth of experience in the advisory space, which includes a stint at Big Four professional services rival Deloitte. 

Barnieh holds degrees in Accounting and Organisational Leadership, and has a professional career that spans nearly two decades. He began at Deloitte in the US, working at the firm’s Greater Philadelphia Area practice. He was an Audit Senior at the firm at the end of three years, where he supervised a number of audits.

He moved to KPMG in 2005, and has remained at the firm since. He began at the firm’s US practice as a Senior Associate in the Internal Audit, Regulatory and Compliance Services division, following which he was promoted to Manager for the KPMG advisory Vertical in Shorthill, New Jersey.

KPMG Ghana appoints Kwame Sarpong Barnieh as Partner

Barnieh has been at KPMG Ghana since 2012, having held a variety of roles since. He joined as a Manager in the Internal Audit and Risk Management department, and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2014, tasked with a new host of supervisory roles. For the past year, he has been an Associate Director at KPMG Ghana.

He will now operate as a Partner at KPMG Ghana, as the firm looks to continue its development in the country. His appointment closely follows the appointment of Anthony Sarpong to the position of Senior Partner at KPMG Ghana in july this year. Anthony Sarpong’s appointment also takes effect from October 1st. 

With rejuvenated leadership, the firm will look to support clients across the country with their growth strategies, as Ghana continues to grow in prominence. The country has been strong in its emphasis on developing local businesses as a driver of growth, a process that KPMG and other advisory firms are involved in.

Barnieh brings a large range of expertise to this process, a big part of which has been leadership. He currently directs teams that operate in the domains of financial audits, enterprise risk management, fraud risk management, forensic investigation and governance reviews, among others.