KPMG Advisory Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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Advisory Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New Brunswick, NJ) in April 2015.

Interview

I had three rounds of interviews. First one was with a recruiter over the phone. The next one was with a director and was also on the phone. The final was an in person interview with a partner. Every one I spoke with was very casual, we just had good discussions with no difficult questions at all.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interviews with directors and team leads. In person interview with VP at the new york office. Overall experience was positive, however, i was a little underwhelmed by the lack of clarity they had regarding the role on offer. The recruiter was not very helpful in answering my questions. I received the offer, and chose to decline it.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG in July 2014.

    Interview

    1. Phone interview with external recruiter. 2. Phone interview with internal screener. 3. Phone interview with director. 4. Phone interview with managing director. 5. Phone interview with partner. 6. In-person interview with partner. 7. In-person interview with director. 8. In-person interview with director. 9. Phone interview with partner. Whew!

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    Negotiation

    They started with a low-ball offer, but I got them up almost 10%.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The hiring/ interview process was pretty typical of a Big 4/ consulting environment; initial phone screening by a recruiter, phone call interviews (mostly behavioral and fit based) with Sr. Manager/ Director. Followed by in-person interview at local KPMG office with Director/ Partner. The one thing I will say about the process is that the scheduling was VERY unorganized and the phone calls somewhat disinterested. Prior to scheduling an interview the recruiter/ or assistant would reach out and ask for availability for the following week, after providing it, I got no response. After the week was up I issued a follow up email and was again asked to provide availability for the NEXT week, no apology or justification for delay in response. I would be contacted 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled interview via email confirmation, no phone call/ or email to confirm my availability. Finally, after going through this disorganized practice and poor applicant experience (5 weeks in), I simply informed them I had accepted another offer and declined the final interview.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed about 8 times over several months, it was a drawn out process with few updates in between interviews. There is not much flexibility in the negotiation process. Is is standard vacation and benefits based on the level you are hired at. Stay on top of your recruiters they will go a long time before contacting you with updates.

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    • Interviews were a discussion not question and answer   1 Answer
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Interviews was done in person and over a call. Had a call with a director and also a partner. Interview questions were standard, asked to describe career highlights and challenges

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Milwaukee, WI) in February 2012.

    Interview

    My Interview got scheduled after 3 weeks of applying through a recruiter. I just had it today , it was phone interview. I have read lot of reviews on this website and found it useful, so posting my first round discussion here. I have not recieved any feedback yet as it was only 3 hrs back.

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    Negotiation

    I have not done negotiations.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Shreveport, LA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Basically the first interview was all about technical knowledge. "Where would you find this figure in the financial statements, etc." Second interview was about personality and goals and motivation. Very nice people. KPMG can seem intimidating but the interviews made me feel very comfortable. If you don't know something, just admit it and give a good reason while you are not sure. Show that you can reason through things you don't know.

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at KPMG (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interview. First round by HR, second round was technical interview with two directors,and a final round with the partner

    Interview Questions

    • Highight specific benefits provided to clients based on your output?   Answer Question
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    Manager, Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canberra (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Canberra (Australia)).

    Interview

    Three-stage interview process. Interview One: Cultural fit Interview Two: Technical skills assessment (discussion with two senior team members) Interview three: Partner You may also be asked to complete psychometric testing if you are to progress to partner interview. You will be interviewed by two people at each of the first two interviews There will be an expectation that you will ask questions, particularly at the first interview.

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