KPMG International Limited (or simply KPMG) is one of the world's largest professional services networks and one of the Big Four audit firms along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC. International headquarters are located in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
KPMG employs more than 219,000 people (2022). The company provides three types of services: audit, tax and consulting. Consulting services, in turn, are divided into three groups: management consulting, risk consulting and restructuring with case management. KPMG is ranked among the top 100 employers in the United States by Fortune each year.
Each KPMG national office is an independent legal entity that is a member of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative registered in the Canton of Zug. In 2003, KPMG International changed its legal structure from a Swiss association to a cooperative under Swiss law.
This structure, in which the cooperative provides support services only to its member firms, is similar to other networks providing professional services. In turn, the member firms provide services to the end client. The aim is to limit the liability of each independent member.
Bill Thomas is the Chairman and CEO of KPMG International
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on KPMG Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the KPMG recruiter.
In some cases, KPMG hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
The next stage of the KPMG recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete KPMG tests.
KPMG uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help KPMG determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow KPMG to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. KPMG Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. KPMG Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest KPMG headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
KPMG may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join KPMG.
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