KPMG is a professional service company and considered one of the Big Four Auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC). Seated in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 189,000 people and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are further divided into various service groups. The name "KPMG" stands for "Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler." It was chosen when KMG (Klynveld Main Goerdeler) merged with Peat Marwick, and has spanned three centuries.