KPMG Staff Accountant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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Staff Accountant Interview

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

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).

Interview

The interviews were done on campus by the Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. They had selected 17 people to interview that day at the recrurment office by then Senior Managers off the company.

Interview Questions

  • If you could be any piece of furniture what would you be and why?   1 Answer

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Campus, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Campus, OH) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Met with KMPG at an on campus event first and a week later was invited to an on campus interview. My interview was the first of the day, arrived 10 minutes prior and the person that was supposed to interview me was still not there. He arrived late with no greeters. Deloitte, EY, and McGladrey all had greeters with them. Once the interview started he was very disorganized, did not know what position I was interviewing for, had a laptop he kept looking at, and was inhaling coffee. Never asked me to tell him about myself. Only asked me three questions and then I spent the next 20 minutes interviewing him. When I asked him what the next steps were he told me he did not know.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New Orleans, LA).

    Interview

    On-campus interview and in-office interview

    Interview Questions

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview mostly about my interests,what I knew about service lines. Behavioral questions.

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    Staff Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    At first I thought the interviewers will be intimidating, since after all, KPMG is one of the Big 4 Public Accounting Firms in US. However, I was proven wrong. My interviewers were very nice and easy to talk to. There were two rounds of interview for my position (audit intern). The first round was held in my university and the second round was a 2-day event held in their SF office. They treated the applicants REALLY WELL. They were super generous and super helpful. I am glad I got the job and I very much enjoy working them since then.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in September 2007.

    Interview

    Intense.

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    Negotiation

    Friendly.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Easy basic questions, friendly They really just wanted to get to know you and see if you would fit into the employment atmosphere. A few technical questions but nothing you cant prepare for.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    It was very conversational & was with a senior manager first and then with a partner after. Both were conversational & we talked about their kids. They both talked about my resume - each experience top to bottom. They asked amount my hobbies too and were interested in that (I put my hobbies on my resume).

    Interview Questions

    • Why CA? Why KPMG? Why accounting?   1 Answer
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Internet questionaire consisting of behavioural and technical aspects. Followed by 3 interviews: one with senior accountants and then another two with partners. I did very well until the final partner. He did not like me from the start so I knew my goose was cooked. The final interview was a conference room, which was dark and no lights on.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    I did one internship with them so for the trainee program I only had one interview with the partner.Standard why questions.. Why us ? Why not advisory ? Why choose audit instead?

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    • I didn't get any difficult question, probably because it was the interview with the partner... He asked me a lot of background and preference questions.. nth more   Answer Question
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