KPMG partners are being pushed to file their own expenses as it slashes administrative jobs.

The accountancy giant is making around a third of back-room staff redundant in an effort to cut costs.


It has offered voluntary redundancy to 670, with the aim of letting about 200 go.

This means some senior KPMG employees, particularly those who do not deal directly with clients, will no longer have access to a personal assistant.

The company stressed that all partners will still have a PA, and that senior managers who lose theirs will be able to call KPMG’s support hub based in its Birmingham office.

KPMG said it will create 24 roles within the Birmingham administrative team, which is shared by staff across all of KPMG’s UK offices.

Partners are also being encouraged to file their own expenses, as the firm has invested in a mobile phone app system which allows users to take a photo of their receipts and submit them online.

Revenues were up 8 per cent to £2.3billion in the year to September 2018, and average pay per partner climbed 15 per cent to £601,000.

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