KPMG Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG.

Interview

I was internally referred by a partner in another practice. My interview consisted of 1 screening interview, 1 phone interview with a director, and then 2 face-to-face interviews on the same day with a director and the practice partner. The screening interview is just the typical sanity check to make sure that you did go to college and graduated and that everything on your resume is true as written. The phone interview had to be rescheduled twice because the director who was supposed to interview me (who is also the project director for the engagement I ended up being hired for) kept forgetting. Instead, I had a phone interview with the director over the practice to which I was hired. The interview started off talking about NFL football, then about college football, and then regarding the potential engagement to which I would be hired. There was absolutely no assessment of my skills, knowledge, or motivation. The face-to-face interviews were with a director and a partner. The director interview consisted of him talking about football as well. However, the topic quickly changed to him assessing my knowledge of the industry, knowledge regarding federal regulations affecting the industry and how private firms should address the changes. The interview with the partner was not actually face-to-face. I called the partner from his KPMG office to his cell upon which he asked if I knew what the position entailed and how much I was expecting in salary. I was offered the position the very next day. Needless to say, I over prepared for this interview.

Interview Questions

  • What skills do you bring to the firm given your unique background?   Answer Question

Negotiation

I was given an offer, I asked my recruiting contact if there was "anything left on the table" to voer my student loans and the relocation to another city. The offer came back $5k more.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting presence was strong. They offered lots of events outside of the career fair. One on-campus case interview, followed by multiple behavioral interviews on-site. Interview process depends on the hiring managing director.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you resolved conflicts within a group to solve a problem.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Quick and easy it was a phone interview. They basically ask you about your resume and then how flexible you are with salary and availability. The person was very kind and seemed very interested in me. Just be yourself and know your resume to answer responses quick and sweet.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    GD followed by an interview. Basic Questions about team management skills, questions about estimation. Eg: Number of ties being worn at that moment in the entire world. They focus a lot on extra-curricular activities. Be prepared for a quick summary of what you've done other than in class.

    Interview Questions

    • As usual, the tough one - Weakness! Be prepared for this.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG in January 2013.

    Interview

    Easy. It was a contractual job, so the process was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you do not like the job after joining?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a fixed salary.No .

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    There was a great deal of anticipation building between my first and second interviews. The first interview was rather laid back and more of a behavioral type of interview, while the second on site interview consisted of a case study and more technical accounting questions. I wasn't expecting this, but was able to handle it well enough.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how a Balance Sheet ties in with an Income Statement   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Poor Salary

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    Interviewed with 2 managers + completed a written task that tested basic emailing skills. Heavily behavioural-based interview, based on prior occupational personality questionnaire. More emphasis on this than 'why do you want to work here', however be prepared to answer this and understand the specifics of the business area that you are applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think we do in this line of business? give specifics.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was very smooth and very systematic. They give you a candidate form to fill out. It asks the basic details and educational background, also what you aspire to do, career goals and aims. The interviewers were very friendly and accommodating, making it easier to have a conversation. All in all a great experience. An email confirmation is sent to you to giving details of the job description, the time and venue details and also what to wear and how to be prepared for the round. The best thing is the honest and down to earth attitude of the interviewers who look at the candidate as a human instead of a weak person to toy with.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    its similiar to any other process. basic finance questions more on accounting, certain fit questions which need more preperation, and detailed questions on prervious work expeience. after thst same repeat off why kpmg, how can u add value etc. very similiar to all other big4 ones. not a very difficult interview to crack

    Negotiation

    no negotitation

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at KPMG (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Initial was a telephonic screening followed by face to face interaction with 2 of the HR people, discussion was very good and interactive. Then the senior manager took the second round. Team was very hospitile and friendly. The infrastructure was very good. I really liked the cabin for the interview as it was more of casual approach similar to a coffee nest with pleasant lighting rather than the retro glass door kind of cabin.

    Interview Questions

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