KPMG US Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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    Associate Interview

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    I got this interview from a career fair. A senior manager interviewed me. The process was enjoyable. She shared her experience with me first and asked me to tell her about myself. It is important to remember the resume well because my interviewer asked me some questions on it. Moreover, she asked me some questions about teamwork and leadership. All the questions were behavioral questions.

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    • Tell me about the most difficult thing you ever faced.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tax Associate Interview

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

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    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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    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Audit Interview

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    Application Details

    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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    Audit Interview

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    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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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    Tax Associate Interview

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

    Interview Details

    The campus recruiter was too serious which made me very nervous in the interview. Questions he asked were all about behavior. I performed very well in the beginning, but felt much more nervous later.

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    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus event. Interviewer is senior manager. First a few background question, including graduate time, driver license. Then go through my resume, ask what I have done on last job, all conversation style. No behavior question. And he left about 10 minutes for asking him questions.

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