KPMG US Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Audit First Year Associate Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview- asked a lot of behavioral question. Asked about my courses in college and how I am performing. Conversational style interview. Was selected for second round interview at their office.

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    • A situation where you faced an ethical issue. How did u handle it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Second round was an office visit where I interviewed with 3 people that were a mix of audit and tax. The remainder of the visit consisted of a presentation, office tour, and lunch.

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    No Offer
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    Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    1. On campus info session. Connected with current employers.
    2. Invited to interview social at a local bar. They say it's optional, but it's a must to be considered.
    3. 1st round on campus interview. Went through resume and one case question.
    4. 2nd round in office interview. Entirely behavioral interviews and a presentation.
    5. Invited to interview social at local bar.

    Campus requiter was very friendly and responsive.

    Interview Questions
    • Apparently they weren't supposed to ask case questions, but one of them was "How would you go about doing a mass deployment of Office 365?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was very friendly and relaxed. Didn't ask anything unexpected. They really wanted to know why I was going into tax, what I was passionate about, and how well I had thought through the public accounting profession. The interviewer was excellent and led the conversation well. I was impressed with her. I could tell she was looking to determine not what I knew about tax, but more about how intelligent of a person I was overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself   View Answer
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Winter Tax Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's homepage. After a week, I got a on-campus interview. I also participated in pre-interview reception. There were mostly alumni of my school in the pre-interview reception. I guess the reception is also a sort of interviews. On campus interview, there was a manager, she was very nice. Overall, regardless of the result, I had a great experience with KPMG.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Went through campus recruiting and got accepted to interview on campus. Very simple. There was a pre-interview reception with a lot of employees and recruits. This was a good way to meet the young professionals and partners. Before the interview they had interviewees decorate pumpkins. Do whatever activity they have waiting for you.

    Interview Questions
    • Teach me about something. Interviewers husband was interested in buying puts/calls on Apple stock, what should he do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I joined KPMG as an experienced professional. My interview process was unusual and didn't follow usual interview procedures. I showed interest in joining the Big 4 and KPMG showed interest back. I went to lunch (wearing jeans) on a Friday with a partner, director and a manager, then a few days later I was hired.

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    • My interview was mostly conversation with a discussion of why I wanted to join KPMG - which was the standard name, prestige, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. I came in at a higher salary than other experienced associates. But this hurt me in the long run as I didn't get a raise for another year and a half.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I applied through school career center website and was invited for the pre-interview reception the day before the interview. The interview I had was on-campus one-on-one interview with an audit manager. The questions were mostly expected, such as behavioral questions. It was not like a conversation, but like a typical interview.

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    No Offer
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    Economics Valuation Services - Transfer Pricing Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Was selected for an on campus interview. The interviewer came in late, so I could tell he was trying to speed up the process. The Interview questions were not as behavioral as I expected, but instead asked for my knowledge in transfer pricing and my background in accounting. As for transfer pricing, I was able to answer to a certain extent since I prepared, but after that, asking for my knowledge in accounting was quite unexpected. My transcript and resume (submitted previously) indicates that I have very little accounting/finance background, so I was set off guard. Other than those, it was pretty straight forward, asking me to introduce myself, and a random math question (what is 21*19?)

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    • How do you know the price for a blouse in Banana Republic down the street is "fair"?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I had applied for the audit internship position through an online college portal. I was given a 1st round interview a few weeks after I had submitted my resume. The first round interview is held on campus and the 2nd round interview is held at the office location that you are seeking to work at.

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    • Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a time that you were a leader. Why KPMG?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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