I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in October 2013.
Interview Details –
the interview process is rather simple: online test, AC and partner interview
relatively efficient for the whole process
Interview Question – there is a role playing practice which will challenge the candidates by putting them in a very difficult conversation Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase for graduate contract.
I applied online - interviewed at KPMG in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1st round phone interview. Very typical competency based questions. The interviewer pretty much just went through the key competency listed on their career website and asked for examples of relevant past experience, so be prepared with lots of examples of yourself. The interviewer was nice, but seemed a bit impatient sometimes. So try and make your answer concise and to the point.
Interview Question – Tell me about an occasion when you have to deal with an angry customer. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2013.
Interview Details – Online application, situation judgement test, numerical and verbal test; waited nearly 3 months to get the telephone interview since they said there were not enough interviewers ..Unbelievable ; the telephone interview was by HR, who said I'd probably hear from them within 3 days..but given the fact that I waited 3 months for this one, I doubt it seriously
Interview Question – Fair standard questions. Questions were based around key competencies like career motivation, resilience; Answer Question
The process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in January 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process has several stages. FIrst, standard online tests. Next phone interview asking pretty predictable competency questions, and why kpmg, why tax etc? Then assessment day, this is interesting because it doesn't involve any group exercises but is rather quite individual focussed. You are pretending to work for an energy company and throughout the day do various activities. This includes a written report making recommendations, an e-tray and some simulated meetings with actors. My actor was quite weird and started interviewing me half way through, although I don't think this is usually the case. Finally partner interview, which was more standard questions and talking through a few different businesses. Of all the parts this felt very relaxed.
Interview Question – Written report in the assessment day is very time limited, make the most of your time as otherwise you will run out. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – In the end I realised the role wasn't really for me.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in November 2012.
Interview Details – First Round Interview + Assessment Day
Interview Question – What is the current challenge facing by our clients View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not applicable
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in August 2012.
Interview Details – You go through a 3-4 round process, meeting 2-3 people at each round. In the end you see the whole team, from junior members to the partner. No specific exercice/case study has been set so far, but some team members will ask classic corporate finance questions (WACC, valuation multiples, etc). Track record is really important as you will have almost as many responsibilities as a manager if you are hired as an associate.
Interview Question – Really depends on the person and his/her mood. You may hardly ever get brain teasers but this is very rare. It is more about confidence / personnality, beside technical skills Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I managed to negotiate a slightly higher fix salary, as there is a consideration scale based on the rank of your university and the number of years you have been working. But there is no big latitude.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in August 2012.
Interview Details – Interview process was really quick and had an opportunity to meet my direct team, the head of our area and other key stakeholders. People were all great, and helped create a relaxed interview environment.
Interview Question – Had to deliver a 10 minute presentation on my experience - challenging but worthwhile. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in September 2011.
Interview Details – Short informal interview with manager, he wanted someone who woud 'fit' n the team
Interview Question – Tell me about your previous expereience Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None negotation, contract on daily rate offered and accepted
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in July 2011.
Interview Details – I went through 2 case studies with 2 associate directors. Both case studies where around profitability with a focus on operations. Both cases required quite a lot of calculus and where average difficulty. The last interview with the partner was typical fit to discuss salary and grade.
Interview Question – Resilience, motivation, why KPMG, why OSG Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation but made clear to the partner I needed to relocate to London, therefore it required me more money to live in the city
The process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in July 2011.
Interview Details – Interview took place at Canary Wharf. Met with an associate director for a financial modelling test. It lasted one hour and required basic excel skills. This was quite easy but dull. Short conversation afterwards to explain thinking behind my solution. Associate Director seemed reasonably bright - a recent hire at KPMG having previously been at Deloitte. There followed an hour with the partner who demonstrated some bizarre behaviours. The partner's most revealing remark was contemptuously dismissive of the unfortunate associate director who had conveyed me to this session. It seemed a harsh way to behave in front of a complete stranger (ie me!) and certainly not the way to convince a complete stranger to come and work for her organisation. The following conversation was intriguing and we agreed that a further discussion would be worthwhile, but I knew that I couldn't work for this individual and, happily, I don't have to.
Interview Question – Given a series of statements about a business intending to develop two new produts, build a financial model showing cash flow, profit and loss by month over a three year period. View Answer
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