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KPMG US Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details 1) online application form with basic questions. 2) verbal and numerical reasoning tests. 3) telephone competency interview with manager. 4) assessment centre: retest of verbal test, in-tray, summarizing exercise, role plays. 5) partner interview at office location

Interview Question – Tell me of a time when you've disappointed someone   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details I went through KPMG first round campus interview. It was very straight forward, not very conversational. I was asked about 4-5 behavioral questions and my interviewer wrote down something quickly. I also asked some questions like what's the company's management style.

Interview Question – Show me an example how you over come a learning curve.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate

Interviewed at KPMG US

Interview Details A recruiter comes to your school, you submit your resume to them. You get an email for an interview if they are interested. You interview with 2-3 managers. If they like you, you hear back within 1-2 weeks. Fill out the job application, wait for them to do a background check, and then get the offer letter with 2 weeks to accept it.

Interview Question – One manager simply asked "tell me about yourself" at the start, and then did not speak again until the half hour was up, and simply ended with "thank you".   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details Interviews were great. Emphasized more on the person, not their qualifications/past job experience. Questions included things like work-life balance, how to manage handle stress, expectations and questions I had surrounding the type of work that I would be doing.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in January 2011.

Interview Details received a call within 5 days of application, online interview, face to face interview and finally see the senior management, the process is long abut people have been nice. HR is quite efficient

Interview Question – what is your strength and weakness?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 months - interviewed at KPMG US in April 2013.

Interview Details Meet with recruiters in the campus job fair, and about 1 week later I was invited to the first round interview. I was interviewed with a manager and all behavior questions. After 1 week from the first round interview, I got the opportunity to the second round. I had three 1:1 interviews with either senior managers or partners, had lunch with associates and had a office tour. Nothing unexpected. They are all very nice.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US in December 2011.

Interview Details Recruiter called me one phone interview, one in office and then comp discussion

Interview Question – How have you dealt with difficult people in the past?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate for the entry salary if you can


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG US in August 2011.

Interview Details Met with associates and senior associates for lunch, and had behavioral interviews with partners and managers. They were all friendly and are looking for three things: Do you want to work in Tax? Are you going to fit in? and... Are you going to work hard?

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you were a leader in something...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in August 2013.

Interview Details Everyone involved was warm and welcoming. The interview process was more greared to determine if your personality is a fit with the practice and technical questions were asked but very high level.

Interview Question – None. It was pretty straight forward. No surprises, no gimmicks, scripts, ect.. It was a conversation and not a Q&A.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Brief. No room for negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate

Interviewed at KPMG US

Interview Details Submit resume to a Human Resources person, for his or her review. Then she'll hook you up with a Partner for a phone / face-to-face interview, which typically does not take very long. Most interview questions were personal / career-related (nothing technical of any nature). Typically, if the Partner likes speaking with you, that's it.

Interview Question – Why should I hire you instead of an LLM graduate? Why should I sponsor you a visa?   View Answer

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