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KPMG US Audit Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Audit Associate
Oxford, MS

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in May 2014.

Interview Details – Interview went smoothly mainly behavioral questions. They asked one techincal quesiton but that was it. Overall friendly and nice people. I think they sort of had an idea of who they were hiring going into the interviews based on their outtings. If your GPA is not in the 3.5 plus range and do not have a connection they essentially do not consider you

Interview Question – Give an example of when your integrity was tested- what did you do   Answer Question

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details – Applied through school

Interview Question – Describe a challenge you have faced   Answer Question

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

Interviewed at KPMG US

Interview Details – A lot of recruiting events and being able to network with many professionals at the firm. The firm creates a lot of fun events in order to be able to socialize with professionals to see if you fit their culture and be able to work with them as a team.

Interview Question – Most difficult question that was asked is where do you see yourself in 5 years from now and what are your plans and goals.   Answer Question

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

Interviewed at KPMG US

Interview Details – Go through resume and behavior questions.

Interview Question – Why KPMG? Why audit? Leadership. Conflict.   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details – Posted resume through university's website and was selected for an interview on-campus. Interviewed with partner on-campus and was selected for second round of interviews on-site at Mclean, VA. Second round of interviews included a dinner reception. Had two interviews: one with a manager and one with a partner. Heard back within 2-3 weeks.

Interview Question – Why did you pick KPMG?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Denver, CO

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG US in March 2010.

Interview Details – Two part interview process. First, was on campus with an audit partner. He asked three standard interview questions and then we talked about traveling and trashy reality TV. The second part, I was brought in to the office for a full day of activities (which were to see how you interacted with others, if you were a leader/follower, someone that the firm would like to work with, etc.), a fancy lunch, and two more shorter interviews with different managers and partners of the firm. The interviews were all very smooth and the interviewers made the atmosphere calm and easy going.

Interview Question – Standard interview questions. No curveballs or stumpers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. KPMG has a salary matrix and that is what you will get if you accept the offer.

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in April 2012.

Interview Details – 2-3 interviews. process takes two days

Interview Question – tell us three bad qualities about yourself   Answer Question

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview with HR manager. It went really well. Went to office interview with the partner and Senior Manager, after 10-20 days, they told me that they are not pursuing my candidacy. Really loved the culture and environment.

Interview Question – Regular questions   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
Carbondale, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KPMG US in September 2013.

Interview Details – Went through my school's recruitment process and was interviewed by KPMG. The only contact I had with KPMG was in the interview. The process was quite smooth and although I did not get an offer I would say the over all experience was positive overall. the questions for the most part typical of any interview.

Interview Question – How long would it take for a bowling ball to reach the bottom of the ocean?   View Answer

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in October 2013.

Interview Details – Intense interview. You can expect alot of technical questions about accounting, so be prepared. I interview with two people in the same room. Also, be prepared for critical thinking questions as well

Interview Question – Explain goodwill   Answer Question

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