Meijburg & Co, one of the first tax consultancy firms in the Netherlands, was founded in 1939 by Willem Meijburg, who at that time was a tax inspector. The plan for establishing a tax consultancy firm originated partly with Pieter Klynveld, one of the co-founders of the Klynveld Kraayenhof en Co accounting firm (a predecessor of what is now KPMG).
KPMG Meijburg & Co currently employs 750 people, including members of the board and partners. The office in Amstelveen has always remained by far the largest, and houses over half our staff, partly because Meijburg and its later merger partners, Peat Marwick and Wisselink, had their largest offices in Amsterdam.
The KPMG network
Since 1988, KPMG Meijburg & Co has been a member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative comprising members in the form of country organizations, all of which operate in the fields of accounting and tax consultancy. The Netherlands is the only country with two members: KPMG Audit (accountants) and KPMG Meijburg & Co (tax consultants). All member firms use the name KPMG, either as their only name or as part of the name of their national practice.
Sir William Barclay Peat founds the accounting firm of William Barclay Peat & Co. in London.
James Marwick and Roger Mitchell found the accounting firm of Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in New York City.
William Barclay Peat & Co. and Marwick, Mitchell & Co. pool their strengths and form a joint firm of accountants and consultants that later became known as Peat Marwick International (PMI).
Pieter Klynveld founds the Dutch accounting firm that would later become known as Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co.
Willem Meijburg, a tax inspector, founds Meijburg en Co.
Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co merges with the international firms of McLintock Main Lafrentz & Co and Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft, the latter of which was run for years by Reinhardt Goerdeler. The merged firm was named KMG (Klynveld Main Goerdeler).
KMG and PMI enter into a global merger. The new combination is named KPMG and will go on to become one of the Big 8 – the eight largest accounting and consultancy organizations in the world.
As a consequence of the merger between PMI and KMG, the tax consultants of PMI merge with those of Meijburg & Co.
Wisselink & Co, an independent tax consultancy firm, merges with Meijburg & Co.
Meijburg & Co changes its name to KPMG Meijburg & Co.