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Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    There are 2 rounds of Interview.
    1. Telephonic
    2. Face to face
    The interview lasts 40 to 50 minutes where all aspects of the employee are put to test.

    the panel consists of 2 to 3 people.
    Questions are extremely technical and in depth study is required .

    Your CV is put to complete scrutiny and all aspects of your knowledge are tested

    Interview Questions
    • Rate yourself on a scale of 10 and justify your rating   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    1. Brief introduction of the structure of the interview
    2. Brief introduction of the interviewer
    3. Competency based questions:
    (Deliver quality, the interviewer will explain this competency for you)
    5. Competency based questions:
    (Resilience, the interviewer will explain this competency for you)
    (1) Tell me a time you deliver a service to customer
    (2) Why this service is important?
    6. Scenario questions:
    You are assigned some analysis work by your manger which requires you to collect information and data from various people. You have had lots of problems collecting data and hence this has affected the quality of the work you could have done. Your manager is aware of the issues that you have faced and is happy with the tacklework you have produced given the difficulties.
    Your manager and yourself are presenting the work you have done to the client who is not very happy with the work. He is picking out point in the analysis that he feels are not up to standard. You feel he is missing the bigger picture of the analysis and focusing too much on minor points.
    How would you handle the situation in the meeting
    7. Competency based questions:
    (Forgot the corresponding Competency)
    Similar with this Question:
    When you have used your communication skills to convince someone of your viewpoint?
    8. Business Awareness:
    Tell me about a company that is currently performing well and why they are successful?
    9. Career Motivation
    What have you done to learn about KPMG?
    10. Career Motivation
    What will you be doing in your 18 months after joining KPMG?
    What would the day to day tasks be?
    11. Career Motivation
    Why Audit?

    Interview Questions
    • 4. Scenario questions:
      You just joined a large project in KPMG (suppose you are an employee in KPMG). You need to review many documents and prepare report for client. It is a large volume of project with a lot of detail, electronic record, also many different sections. You find there is high risk error. You will work with other 4 colleagues and need to report to senior manager, who is responsible to present to the client. What will you do in this situation?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    Online Tests sent to you after application. This test is very crucial to your application. For financial services audit, the tests with regards to numbers is regarded highly.
    Followed by Interview by senior manager of department which was normal, nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • Very little time for the online tests. 18 questions within 6 minutes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Trainee Corporate Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two interviews - first was fine, with a director. Second was with a partner which seemed to be more difficult when compared to what other people were facing at a similar stage. He really grilled me as to why I had picked my business story and valuations etc. Make sure you know what you want out of KPMG and where you want your career to go.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Kerry Group would invest in the Chinese market place, specific strategies/approaches to this investment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    Standard competency interview. Questions were 1) Project you are most proud of 2)time when you had conflicting demands? 2) Business doing well- 4 reasons why 3) Why audit? why kpmg? what will you be doing in your everyday role? then two situational ones. Good luck. Also time you dealt with a customer well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Team Lead In Legal Processing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at KPMG International in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    This will be dicussed at the time of intrew. I dont think its valid to share information here. I have experience of implementation of 2 big banks in WFA thats it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Due Diligence and Governance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    systematic and fast. Must know your CV in detail and explain the same confidently. Must be aware about current topics, especially the current economic scenario. Should be able to write atleast 8-10 lines on some current topic, just in case.

    Interview Questions
    • What if you were to do something right for the company but ethically wrong?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    Application, telephone interview, assessment centre, partner interview. The telephone interview was around 45 minutes and competency based with some basic commercial awareness questions. The assessment centre consisted of a timed written report, an e-tray exercise and two role plays, one with a client and one with your manager. There were also self review exercises after every task where you had 10 minutes to evaluate your performance.

    Interview Questions
    • Role play with a unsatisfied client, you have to run the meeting and get information out of the client whilst remaining professional   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Completed online application form and was called late October for an early November assessment day. A few days before the assessment day there was a presentation which a told group of maybe 100 about the company and the different sectors then downstairs to talk to different people who worked there and for a drink. The interview process took about 3 hours. Started with a 30min business exercise consisting of 2 questions. Questions were:
    1-What would you say are your main attributes and areas for development? How will these benefit KPMG? Please provide evidence/examples in your answer to support this.
    2-Using a business/industry of your choice, describe how it is currently thriving despite the downturn in the economy. Give reasons why you feel it is being successful.
    Then 2 interviews, one with a manager and one with a director. Both relaxed enough but the first had a lot of competency based questions that got quite detailed.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you were leading a team and there was one member of the team who was not pulling his/her weight but you were able to get them to do so.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview Details

    I just did the test and the telephone interview. The mathematical part of the test was pretty hard, because there are many possibilities (8 instead of the normal 4 or 5), the verbal was ok. The telephone interview was not too hard, but I did not prepare enough.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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