KPMG US Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Within an hour of the standard phone screening by a recruiter and I was requested to hold a phone interview the next day with the director of the unit I was interviewing for. This interview went into more detail regarding skills and experience including some technical questions. I was then contacted by the same recruiter within an hour to schedule an in-house interview with the director and two senior managers. Being that I am employed, I e-mailed the recruiter various available dates for the next two weeks. The next day, I received an e-mail from a different recruiter informing me that an interview was scheduled for a day I had previously informed them I was not available. I decided to be accommodating and re-arranged my work schedule. The day of the interview things were a little odd but I kept an open mind. The receptionist was occupied reading sports news on her computer that she did not hear my "excuse me's". Once she did, her comment and tone implied that it was my fault that she did not hear me and I was asked to wait. My interviewer promptly arrived and escorted me to the next level up the stairs where we found a weeping woman who was ignored. I had interviews with the two managers and was told that the director could not make her interview due to an emergency. Despite some of these unusual events, the senior managers were very bright individuals. The second recruiter contacted me to schedule a second in-house interview with the director and two other managers. I provided my availability for the next two weeks and was again faced with the same situation: I was contacted by a third recruiter to inform me of the interview scheduled on a day I was not available and I accommodated their request. The two managers were very approachable but the director could not attend for what I believed were medical reasons. I was very interested in the position and was also very impressed with the director and all the managers I spoke with. Perhaps the frustration of having to re-arrange my work schedule and the perceived disrespect was apparent during the interviews. My disappointment in the recruiters' actions did discourage me from following up with the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why KPMG?   Answer Question
    • How would you approach a situation where a business is not willing to provide records for examination?   Answer Question
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    Evs Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    asked about financial statements, how would depreciation flow over the 3 statements, DCF, WACC ext

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    Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    First round interviews on Campus included a social the night before to see how we acted in social situations. Then interview the next day with partner who flew up to interview. Interview was 45 minutes and was pretty laid back. Second round interview was at KPMG office in San Fransisco. They flew me in, put me up in a nice hotel, hand a very nice dinner with 3 staff the night before (in a large banquet room wth many other student applicants. Interview the next day included presentation from a few partners about what they do, splitting the group of applicants in half and doing interviews with half and team building with the other half. I was selected for team building first (which is really so they can see how you interact in pressure / team building environments). Then we switch and the other group does team building and I was taken to interview. Two different interviews with senior managers. Pretty casual conversation with the first interviewer, and the second one had many technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • "I do not what the pat answer where you take a negative and flip it around to make it a positive. Tell me a weakness that you have."   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I interviewed to be a summer intern in their tax function in their San Francisco Office. The interview was at my university's career center and it was quite straight forward. there typical behavioral questions as well asking you to elaborate on a certain portions of your resume. If you get there early, you have your own greeter who is there to answer any last minute questions.

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    provided details to the recruiting personnel and was asked for interview over phone with a director level person. call went on for 40mins and mostly spoke about previous work experience and 2 scenario based Questions. after 2 weeks, was asked to attend on site interview with 4 ppl staring with 2 partners, senior lead, director in that order. They made me feel comfortable when I became too conscious and felt all went smoothly/ Was not offered the job though!

    Interview Questions

    • scenario based question regarding interaction with client team.   Answer Question
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    Contract Compliance Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Interview was largely behavioral, asked about leadership experiences

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I got the interview through our "Meet the FIrms" event at school. You first have to speak to the recruiter for a few minutes and give your resume. If the recruiter likes what they see from first glimpse, then you will be extended an interview offer at one of their offices. The actual interview was 100% behavioral. No technical questions, just behavioral questions based on your professional and academic experience. If you are to be accepted into this highly competitive program, you have to have superior academic performance (3.5+), leadership experience (either from a job or student organization), and some sort of professional experience and relate that experience to the position applied for. I had all but the grades. My grades weren't bad, but they weren't great, which is why i wasn't extended an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to juggle a lot of priorities at once and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two partners and a manager. All behavioral. Coming from a top school, networking into an interview was not that difficult. Had a tour of the facilities and was accompanied to lunch by two Associates. Met with a recruiter to wrap up the four hour affair, and now patiently waiting for an offer.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I went on KPMG office visit where I was selected from many candidates from various universities.Later, I submitted resume through a career center of my university, and received a call and was invited to the interview. The interview took place at their SF office. I was interviewed by Senior Manager and Partner.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an ethical dilemma you faced and did you deal with it, what did you learn?   Answer Question
    • How do you deal with stress?   Answer Question
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    IARCS Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in April 2008.

    Interview

    The first round consisted of just a couple behavioral questions and conversation in general. However, second round was a day long at the Mt. View office. There were about 40-50 of us interviewing for advisory-type positions. We did group building activities and then met with one Sr. level manager and one partner for more serious, career-aspiration type questions.

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