KPMG US Interview Questions & Reviews in Ireland

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Graduate program. I was invited to an open evening before the interview where you can talk with current employees. At the interview we were given laptops and had a task to write about two topics in 30mins. The questions were like: You have €1 million to start a company, what type of company would you start and why? What would you do if you were the minister for finance? Then there were two hour long interviews where they asked for examples of when you worked in a team etc. They also asked me about a couple of different companies, you should have at least three prepared and not the one on your application form. The tone of both interviews was very relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Application form online. Then 2 interviews. One with an Associate Director or Director and the other with the function partner.

    The online application was a bit tedious asking for all your leaving cert results and college results. You do need a min of 450 pts to get in and better to have 500+ or have a masters in accounting

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult was why KPMG and then why accounting. They also put pressure on any areas of academia you haven't been great at.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Technician R&D Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Face to face interview with direct supervisor and HR.Pretty standard. Some competancy based questions and questions about CV and previous experience.Did not get a 2nd interview and no feedback was given

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you went above and beyond to help a team member?
      What makes you stand out from other candidates?
      How would you deal with a difficult client
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews and one Excel test. Generally pleasant; however after 3 interviews with the same person I would have appreciated a personal call rather than through HR.

    Excel test, which caught me out, was straightforward but I found it too long to complete. They generally want appointments at this level to bring clients with them, but were prepared to make an exception

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Interview Details

    I had to fill out a very long internet form. I didn't get past this stage and I was given no feedback as to why. I think they are looking for the cheapest people they can get, because I met the requirements they specified, but may have been overqualified with a PhD.

    Interview Questions
    • Using a company of your choice, explain why you believe it has been successful or unsuccessful.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good communication through out the entire process. Relaxed interview with a director and a partner, they just went through my CV and wanted to know why I wanted to work for the company and what I thought the job entailed. I had an interview on a friday and was offered the job on monday morning.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Adviory Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at KPMG US in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was extremely easy. Lasted only 15 to 20 minutes. Basic CV review and competancy based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you showed leadership?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you experienced conflict within a team and how you overcame this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at KPMG US in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fill out application form on-line. attended group exercise and talks by the partners to large group of applicants. Then had panel interview, big part on topical issues in the media

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want to work for us in particular and not other big 4   View Answer
    • Name and descibe two of your biggest achievements to date   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    n/a you have to take the offered salary, but its based on industry data and competitive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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