KPMG US Interview Questions

Updated 28 Sep 2014
Updated 28 Sep 2014
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    Executive Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is fairly quick. There was one first round HR screen, then a phone interview focused on competency based behavioral questions. The second round is face to face with two managers/senior managers where we covered a similar format to the first type for the interview, but also a short case study. The last step is a director interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I think the case study can be a challenge if you don't know the topic area. Alternately Why KPMG is another difficult question.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Graduate Programming Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Telephone interview.
    There are a few qualities that we're looking for during your interview. So, to give you the best chance of success and help you prepare, we recommend bearing these in mind:

    - Delivers quality
    - Awareness of and seizes business opportunities
    - Resilience
    - Career motivation
    - Makes an impact

    Interview Questions
    • What is the best company in the world and why? challange?   View Answer
    No Offer
  3.  

    Audit Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted for scans of my qualifications. Once those were verified, I took the online math, verbal and situational judgement tests. (The math one is very hard, prepare for it!) I was notified that I had passed and what my percentage was against other candidates.

    I then had a telephone interview which lasted about an hour. I was notified very quickly afterwards that I had passed, and KPMG arranged for me to travel to London for an Assessment Centre early the next week. (I live in Edinburgh - they put my up in a hotel, paid for meals and travel.) The AC was intense but enjoyable, good opportunity to meet other applicants without competitiveness, KPMG staff were very friendly and sought feedback about the process. AC included a verbal re-test, 1 hour to read about a company and write a report with recommendations,

    Once I was back home I received word that I'd passed the AC, and an interview with a Partner was arranged. The Partner I spoke with was very friendly, and although I was being assessed it was clear that the final interview was just as much about giving me a feel for the firm, letting me see the office, ask questions, etc. I got a call from her two days later to say I would be made an offer - really appreciated a Partner taking the time.

    All the way through, KPMG were very respectful of my time, open about the process, and as helpful as possible. Best interview process I've had. (And I've been working for a few years since graduating.) There are a lot of great resources here, on WikiJob and on the KPMG site to help. They want you to get through. If you pass the tests and put enough work into the process, you will get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Please talk about a wider business issue which you think will be affecting multiple industries in the upcoming years.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not given the opportunity to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was with a Senior Manager. General competency questions then a run through my experience. Was quite informal. Then asked question on what are the current issues in Audit and the Economy in General.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a about a time you had to discipline some one.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Difficult telephone interview asking tricky questions and not what I expected when compared to other interviews. They wanted to know less about you as a person and more just what business news you could regurgitate.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a company that has expanded successfully internationally and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Online application, online tests (numerical, verbal reasoning, situational judgement), telephone interview (commercial awareness, situational questions, career motivation, company/role knowledge), assessment centre (e-tray exercises, mock client & manager meetings), partner interview (Including 10 minute presentation)

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a lot about customer service, which was unexpected as it's not a customer service role, but I guess questions could relate to how you view/treat clients.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    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
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    Executive Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed 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
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    Graduate Technology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    after submit application form, there are three online test you have to pass before your application being considered.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Vacaction Programmer 2014 - Business Consulting - Risk & Regulation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online application with competency questions followed by phone interview. Lasted about 45 minutes - Questions were mostly as expected. Covered the following competencies: Career Motivation, Delivers Quality, Awareness of Business Opportunities, Makes an Impact and Resilience.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a business that has recently gone global and any issues they had when going global.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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