KPMG US Interview Questions in London, UK

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at KPMG US in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication with a recruitment agency, I receive a call from headhunter and after long conversation, I was sent a job spec. I sent my CV and receive an invitation for the first 1:1 interview after preliminary telephone interview. I was told that it should be a three fold interview process. I had only first interview. My first interview was with a team leader, friendly atmosphere, nice office.

    Interview Questions
    • That was quite a few of technical questions related to IT projects I've done previously, but quite difficult question was - What is the best constructive criticism you’ve ever received? Why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Executive Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    First interview, usually face to face with managers or senior managers. Followed by assessment centre with directors and partners. First interview is an hour, whereas assessment centre took most of the day

    Interview Questions
    • Could be anything, partners are interested in if your a good consultant and if you know your stuff. Need to prove yourself   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straight forward, just tell them what you're willing to move for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG US in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round phone interview. Very typical competency based questions. The interviewer pretty much just went through the key competency listed on their career website and asked for examples of relevant past experience, so be prepared with lots of examples of yourself. The interviewer was nice, but seemed a bit impatient sometimes. So try and make your answer concise and to the point.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an occasion when you have to deal with an angry customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG US in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    first time apply for KPMG. application form, online test, first interview...

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between KPMG and three other big4s?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Transaction and Restructuring Graduate Mandarin Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application, situation judgement test, numerical and verbal test; waited nearly 3 months to get the telephone interview since they said there were not enough interviewers ..Unbelievable ; the telephone interview was by HR, who said I'd probably hear from them within 3 days..but given the fact that I waited 3 months for this one, I doubt it seriously

    Interview Questions
    • Fair standard questions. Questions were based around key competencies like career motivation, resilience;   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    After online application, I went through:

    1) Scenario based online test - short films with actors presenting job situation; you are asked to provide the most suitable behaviour
    2) Verbal and Logical reasoning tests - quite typical
    3) Telephone interview - business knowledge (name a company with problems and propose solutions), personal qualities (adaptation to new situations, leadership, teamwork), motivation to work for the firm (all the basic information)
    4) Assessment Centre, two parts: (a) E-tray - either written or multiple choice, answered written ones briefly and focused more on planning my work within the time limit; (b) written exercise - analysis of the company, wrote much less than work limit (600/1500), but focused on quality, not quantity

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    the interview process is rather simple: online test, AC and partner interview
    relatively efficient for the whole process

    Interview Questions
    • there is a role playing practice which will challenge the candidates by putting them in a very difficult conversation   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase for graduate contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tax Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process has several stages. FIrst, standard online tests. Next phone interview asking pretty predictable competency questions, and why kpmg, why tax etc? Then assessment day, this is interesting because it doesn't involve any group exercises but is rather quite individual focussed. You are pretending to work for an energy company and throughout the day do various activities. This includes a written report making recommendations, an e-tray and some simulated meetings with actors. My actor was quite weird and started interviewing me half way through, although I don't think this is usually the case. Finally partner interview, which was more standard questions and talking through a few different businesses. Of all the parts this felt very relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • Written report in the assessment day is very time limited, make the most of your time as otherwise you will run out.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    In the end I realised the role wasn't really for me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview took place at Canary Wharf. Met with an associate director for a financial modelling test. It lasted one hour and required basic excel skills. This was quite easy but dull. Short conversation afterwards to explain thinking behind my solution. Associate Director seemed reasonably bright - a recent hire at KPMG having previously been at Deloitte. There followed an hour with the partner who demonstrated some bizarre behaviours. The partner's most revealing remark was contemptuously dismissive of the unfortunate associate director who had conveyed me to this session. It seemed a harsh way to behave in front of a complete stranger (ie me!) and certainly not the way to convince a complete stranger to come and work for her organisation. The following conversation was intriguing and we agreed that a further discussion would be worthwhile, but I knew that I couldn't work for this individual and, happily, I don't have to.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a series of statements about a business intending to develop two new produts, build a financial model showing cash flow, profit and loss by month over a three year period.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was really quick and had an opportunity to meet my direct team, the head of our area and other key stakeholders. People were all great, and helped create a relaxed interview environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to deliver a 10 minute presentation on my experience - challenging but worthwhile.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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