Ensuring that partners are aware of meetings for the day by phone call or sms. Ensuring that meeting are not double booked. Ensure that the partner is informed of changes in the diary. Ensuring that meeting rooms have all the facilities and that the equipment is working eg. Conference phones, projector. Ensure that the room is presentable to receive guests. Being proactive by printing out agendas, previous minutes, etc. Allow for adequate travel time in the diaries if the meeting is external.Ensure all catering requirements are met for meetings / workshops. Ensure that diaries are always up to date. Ensure I meet with partners in the morning to go through the weekly and daily activities.Ensuring partners inbox is never undeliverable and always clear out all the mail that is not required.
Photocopying and printing various documents, sometimes on behalf of other colleagues. Making use of a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, etc., and making sure it is KPMG compliant. Ensure when typing of documents that I have proof read and making sure that there are no spelling errors. Ensure proper grammar has been used. Making sure that the document is KPMG compliant. Making sure that the document is presentable. Making sure that time is chargeable.
Making sure that time is entered correctly with correct project codes when submitting. Making sure all expenses is captured correctly.
Ensure that expenses are allocated to the correct project co
My typical day at work would comprise of preparing for training sessions, checking emails for training bookings and booking accordingly. Schedule and ensure facilitators are kept in the loop of trainings coming up. Keep staff records updated - trainings completed and qualifications achieved. I would also check on expenses and time sheet entries to ensure all are above board and make necessary enquiries, where needed. I also check expenses before they are processed and paid out. Office Admin keeps me busy by ensuring our equipment is well maintained and up to date, staff are adequately equipped with what they need, desks and locker allocations, Induction training, running reports - training, expense and budgets at year ends.
The creative side gets flowing when Business Unit Operations Manual and Business School Manual needs updating aswell as event planning for Social Committee. The Business Unit Newsletter is also created and distributed.
There isn't much of a training path for support staff but have attended other trainings for client facing staff, that I found to be helpful in my everyday work.
Management is helpful and do like to see people grow, however in the business growth for a support staff is almost non existent.
The workplace culture is hard working but fun. We all work together to get the job done.
The hardest part of my job is keeping people on training, especially when management are that engaged or excited about training.
The best part of
Points positifsCan be tiresome and the hard work always goes unnoticed
A very demanding environment that allows a good time for fun with all kinds of different people.
-I do not always go to our main office as my job is client based. I normally go to the client and attend kick off meetings and consult with clients as and when I need to based on the scope of work. I also travel a lot.
-Communication with the team is very important. This should include communication with regards to time, clarity and your basic understanding of the project at hand.
-As expected, some are friendly and great to work for however some do not have people skills to handle situations as required and professionally
-Co workers are also all very different. All great to work with however not like any other individual can be unreasonable and unsupportive.
-The hardest part of the job is when I am left alone as a junior to projects on my own. I also appreciate the opportunity as it allows a lot of learning and independence even though it might be stressful.
-Travelling and thus meeting and talking to different people at all times. The co-workers that are also there to advise you during hardships of their experiences and that the workplace is an environment where one should continuously adapt and take all experiences as they come.
Points positifsMeeting people in very high positions
How my work place is:
My day is normally based at a client premises where I am conducting different internal audit processes. The processes would range from HR, Talent Management, Financial Discipline Reviews, Sustainability Reviews and many more.
I learned a lot about starting an audit from beginning to end. This involves planning and coordinating with clients, developing audit programs and perform audit test steps then producing a final audit report. Part of my job also includes being confidential with client information and using GRC Internal Audit System to document my audit.
I also attended a lot of trainings which I believed that they shaped me to be a better internal auditor. The trainings include but are not limited to Process Analysis, IDEA and DATA Analytics, GRC Training, Business Writing, KPMG Internal Audit Methodology and Internal Audit Standards.
The hardest part of the job is to make clients accept findings but this can be managed by documenting sufficient audit evidence to substantiate the findings.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to enhance client systems and controls by providing recommendations that add value to the business and hopefully cut costs.
I got to meet a lot of professionals in my 14 plus years at KPMG and many of them have become good friends. KPMG was my life, I ate slept and breathed KPMG. What I loved most was the culture and diversity of the people that I worked with. The office in Parktown is amazing and well designed, making the work environment a very comfortable place to work.
I started there in 1990 as a secretary to a senior partner and had a lot of interaction with partners and auditors daily. While working as a Marketing Manager and had a good working relationship with all of them as well. They knew they could count on me to get things done in record time and at the best quality. It felt good to be their "go-to" person.The conferences (both national and international) were very enjoyable experiences.
I left KPMG in Jan 2002 and went back again after a few years as an Executive Assistant to a Financial Director. There I also got involved in Event Management amongst other duties.
I would highly recommend this firm as an employer.
Points positifsCanteen, medical aid, pension and provident fund, undercover parking
At KPMG, we represent the KPMG blue print everywhere we go. We strive to deliver a 7 star service to all our clients.
Every morning, when you wake up, you wake up with a purpose. You ask youself a question: why am i waking up this morning?
We fill ourselves with positive energy, create a great first impression, keep ourselves updated and make the most of every day. We work with the client and deliver an independent solution and services.
Our goal is to add value to the client, work with the client, make the client accountable, leave the KPMG touch, a personal touch and more importantly we keep the fire burning.
We work as a team to deliver a high performance across all levels of services. We motivate and help each other. There is a culture of open communication that I value much.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with non cooperative clients.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to know that the client is happy with the audit and work done and that they rate you 10/10.
Adding value and cutting through complexity is what I live for.
Everyday at work is not the same for me. I arrive at 08:00, and have different things to do. Meetings to attend, meetings to book and plan for, check emails, diary management for my bosses, travel. I just go with the flow, prioritising my work and having good time management so that I can meet all my deadlines.
I have learnt to be patient and do the best that I can in my job. I work for 3 wonderful bosses that make coming to work a pleasure. We have an amazing relationship, work very well with each other and have good communiction which is the key in any workplace. The hardest part of my job is to manage 3 directors, making sure that they are happy with my performance. I enjoy being an Executive assistant, the planning and prioritising, being creative, and assisting with client and staff events. I would love to be an Executive Assistant I’m passionate about the football industry and it would be an honor to work for one of the greatest clubs in Europe.
Productive, a good working enviroment and was fun.
It was always a pleasure going to work, I am a peoples person so I never had a problem. We had flexi hours which was good seeing as there were a lot of people who had transport issues, Everyday we learned something new and every experience that we had were things that we can use to benefit us in our future. Our management staff were always there to assist us in every way possible, they always had a smile on their face, making it comfortable to work around them, we did have a few upsets but it was nothing that we could not work out immediately. The hardest part would have to be the hours that we worked, we worked 6-7 days a week at times it was not a problem it just became a bit strenuous. The part i enjoyed about my job was working with my team, we worked really well together and we had good chemistry and even though I was a lot younger than them, they new that I was incharge and they gave me the respect that i deserved.
a fun and vibrant learning and working environment
As a trainee I had a wide span of tasks and duties mainly focused on completion of financial statement audits of about a dozen clients in the industrial, automotive and pharmaceuticals industry.
had a great team at most of these clients where on a rotation basis one would have seen the complete cycle of the company financial sections over a three year spread. with the first year given the more simpler sections with the lower risks. then in second year the tasks and risks would be medium to high whereas the auditor in charge or third year trainee would be given the task of guiding and assisting the junior auditors and completing the more detailed and higher risk sections of the financial statements..
managed to improve my time management skills and the process of prioritizing different tasks to ensure delivery of required work to be on time and completed thoroughly.
- Providing accounting and tax services to contractors, freelancers and start-up businesses on financial and management solutions to optimize efficiency and structure for the needs of the company and client. IMS is a member firm of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and an IPSE Accredited Accountant. IPSE is the largest association of independent professionals in the EU.
- I dealt heavily with customer care and live feedback from on-going activations and the proficiency of the service and product my department provided. We strived for constant internal and external development and an ongoing development of our products coupled with consistent benchmarking against competitors which kept IMS over the 20 months I was employed to achieve growth of 20% per annum and record growth during my final few months.
Points positifsfree lunch and gym
Points négatifscommute to work was far
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise KPMG
Comment avez-vous obtenu votre premier entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 févr. 2018
J'ai postulé en ligne et on m'a téléphoné pour un premier entretien physique avec la RH.
Réponse du 11 mars 2022
Avec la directrice sur rdv
Réponse du 29 sept. 2020
Quelles sont les perspectives de carrière chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 déc. 2017
Forte perspective d'évolution, à condition d'y mettre l'investissement attendu.
Evolution de poste + de salaire (mini 10% ) chaque année
Réponse du 17 janv. 2023
Pas de perspectives si vous n’êtes pas lèche … et si vous oubliez votre vie personnelle
Réponse du 19 nov. 2022
Comment décririez-vous lenvironnement de travail et la culture dentreprise chez KPMG ?
Posée le 16 oct. 2019
Équipe soudés et agréable
Réponse du 10 févr. 2022
Pas conviviable, aucun effort fourni pour intégrer les nouveaux arrivants
Réponse du 17 mai 2021
Quels conseils donneriez-vous à une personne qui doit passer un entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 24 sept. 2018
Rester sois même
Réponse du 21 nov. 2022
Réviser les écritures comptables, savoir se présenter
Réponse du 9 juil. 2021
Quel est le code vestimentaire dans l’entreprise ?