KPMG US Interview Questions in Germany

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Praktikant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at KPMG US (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Das telefonische Bewerbungsgespräch mit zwei Managern dauerte ungefähr eine Stunde. Jeder stellte sich vor, und dann begannen Sie, mir fragen über meinen Berufs- und Bildungshintergrund und Erfahrungen zu stellen. Ich sollte detaillierte Informationen über meine früheren Berufserfahrungen (Praktika) geben und erklären, wieso ich bei meinem Studium einen bestimmten Fokus gesetzt habe.

    the telephone interview with two managers was lasting more or less one hour. Everyone presented themselves and then they started asking me about my professional and educational background and expereinces. i needed to provide detailed information of my previous working experiences (internships) and motivate why I have chosen a specific focus during my studies.

    Interview Questions

    • Kenntnisse über internationale Buchhaltungs-Standards.   knowledge about international accounting standards.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Manager waren freundlich.

    managers were friendly.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    Detailled online application process, including upload of letter of motivation, cv and references, comparable to other companies. The letter of motivation needs to be copy&pasted into the form, structuring it is though then. Unfortunetly it looks unprofessional, but I suppose this is not taken into account. One interview by phone, one in person. The whole process took about 3 weeks. Questions about: Strengths and Weaknesses, Previous Job Experiences, Knowledge about the Company

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    During the internship I was responsible for some process documentation and validation in the IT department. Besides, I developed a tool, to improve the process documentation especially concerning completeness. For that reason the interview questions were very special about IT and process architectures. The interview was very efficient in communication.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most unexpected thing within your studies?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.

    Interview

    KPMG Recruiter contacted me 3 different times narrowing down my requirements and positions that interested me based on my experience. My mistake I agreed to interview for a position that was not managerial - I had been a manager for the previous 3 years. Shifting to a completely technical position was not a good move on my part. I should have turned the interview down and held out for a leadership role. Overall, very professional, even though I could not answer the questions I liked the process. Hiring manager interview was very straight forward - soft HR type questions that determine how you think. The 5th interview was the technical side ranging from Windows thru Unix. having never worked in a unix world I could not answer the questions even when I was doing the work. overall very professional and I did enjoy the experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Identify the indications of compromise within a UNIX Apache server.   Answer Question
  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    I first met KPMG during a career fair at my university. I talked to a representative and he took my data to include it in their online application tool. After this I did not hear anything for some weeks, but then everything went quite quick. They gave me acess to their application tool and most data were already entered, so I only had to upload my documents, letter of motivation and CV. It was a little disappointing that entering my data took them so long, but I was not in a hurry. Some days after I had submited my application, they called me and we scheduled an interview for Friday of the same week. The interview took place in their office in Munich. It was one of the hottest days so besides being nervous, I was also sweating. However, the two women in the interview were very nice and my nervosity disappeared quickly. We were talking about my former experiences and internships and they tested my accounting knowledge. Most questions were not that hard and there were no brainteasers, although a friend warned me before. The whole interview took about an hour. I received the offer on Monday of the next week.

    Interview Questions

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    Praktikant Beratung Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at KPMG US (Stuttgart (Germany)).

    Interview

    Schickte meinen Lebenslauf + Bewerbungsschreiben über die Website. Wurde kontaktiert und zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch ein paar Tage später in Stuttgart eingeladen. Ich wurde über meinen Lebenslauf, meine Pläne, usw. befragt. Ein bisschen über Buchhaltungsthemen (Absetzung, usw.) und Bewertungsverfahren (DCF). Aber nur Grundwissen. Der Schwerpunkt lag definitiv darauf, ob ich zu dem Unternehmen passe.

    Sent my CV + Resumee via the Website. Got contacted and invited for an interview at Stuttgart a couple of days later. Asked me about my CV, plans, etc. Little bit about accounting topics (depreciation, etc.) and Valuation (DCF). But very basic. Focus was definitely on personal fit.

    Interview Questions

    • Anhand welcher relevanten Faktoren bewerten Sie die Attraktivität eines Unternehmens aus der Perspektive eines potentiellen Käufers?   What are the relevant factors for you to evaluate the attractiveness of a company out of the perspective of a potential buyer?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at KPMG US (Stuttgart (Germany)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Online-Bewerbung, danach ein Telefon-Bewerbungsgespräch inklusive Standard-Lebenslauf und Fragen zu deutschen Bilanzrichtlinien. Der nächste Schritt war ein Bewerbungsgespräch mit einem Partner, einem Bereichsleiter und einem Personaler. Wiederum Fragen zum Lebenslauf und zu Bilanzrichtlinien.

    Online application, afterwards phone interview including standard cv and german accounting standards questions. Next step was an interview with one partner, one senior manager and one hr. Again cv-questions and accounting standards.

    Interview Questions

    • Inwieweit beeinflusst IFRS 9 die Geschäfte deutscher Banken?   In how far impacts IFRS 9 the business of German commercial banks   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Gutes Unternehmen, aber ich habe mich entschlossen, zuerst mein Studium fortzuführen.

    Good company, but decided to go on with my studies first.

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    Beratender Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cologne (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Cologne (Germany)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Freundlich und offen. Schnelle Antwort. Nach telefonischem Interview Einladung zur persönlichen Vorstellung. Die fand dann zwei Wochen später mit zwei Direktoren und der Personalabteilung statt. Die Woche darauf kam das Angebot per Telefon. Professionell das ganze Verfahren.

    Nice and open. Fast respone, after telephone interview invitation to personal interview. Thi was then 2 weeks later with two directors and HR. The week later came the offer by phone. Whole process professional

    Interview Questions

    • Beschreiben Sie sich so, wie andere das tun würden.   Describe yourself as others would do.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Offen und fruchtbar.

    open and fruitful.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cologne (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Cologne (Germany)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    2 Gespräche, Persönlichkeitstest, kurze Fallstudien-Aufgaben

    2 interviews, personal fit test, small case-studies

    Interview Questions

    • Was wäre ein Grund für Sie, Ihr derzeitiges Unternehmen zu verlassen?   What would be a reason to leave our company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Keine Verhandlungen, es war meine erste Stelle.

    No negotiation, as it was my first job.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Zwei Interviews mit Partner und zwei Seniors, hauptsächlich Fragen über meinen Hintergrund und meine bisherige Karriere, Personal Fit, keine Fachfragen

    2 interviews with Partner and 2 Seniors, mainly questions about my background and past career, personal fit, no technical questions

    Interview Questions

    • Wo sehen Sie sich in 10 Jahren?   Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    keine echte Verhandlung

    no real negotiation

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