KPMG is the best environment to grow a career regardless of the division or unit you find yourself.
I started as an IT Helpdesk officer and I can tell you that I worked on more than enough laptops/servers than most of my other colleagues ion other organization. In the beginning, we had about 700 users, close to 1000 computers and 20 servers. Currently, the users have grown to 1500, about 2000 computers and 50 servers (VM inclusive).
We are a global firm and our IT infrastructure is line with Global trends and policies. We are involved in more than 10 IT projects yearly ( Removable Media Encryption, Workforce Enablement Programs - involves upgrade to Windows 7 SP1, IE 10, Office 2013, Lync, etc) across the office (please note that our users are very mobile, they are usually on client sites and we must not default on global timelines).
I also manage the SCCM Server, which means all upgrades are downloaded and applied by me, I ensure all servers and computers are adequately patched (Security Patches) on a monthly basis ( Global have issued 100% compliance and Audit Team check quarterly to ensure compliance). I ensure all computers have CCM client so that they can report to the server. I have been involved in Global Desktop Image Engineering for x32 and x64 bits machines.
As the Information Security Officer, I roll out Security Awareness Campaigns on a bi-monthly basis ( covers Social Engineering, Phishing, Protecting Confidential Information, Traveling abroad and Co
A typical work day at KPMG is like resuming at the trading floor of a stock exchange. First port of call would be a debrief on all outstanding assignments to the in-charges and team leads, then a review of strategic plan and next steps towards accomplishing the mandate. The next phase of work would require phone calls to various teams across the country to get their reports on on-going activities, a few site visits, conference calls and the review of draft reports.
At KPMG, I gained hands-on experience on M&A transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa, some of the notable transactions are: Advisory service to a South African bank in acquisition of a Nigerian bank and its asset management and pension subsidiaries, Advisory Services on integration of two Ghanaian banks, Due-Diligence Advisory on acquisition of a Nigerian insurance company by a South African contemporary, Capital Raising Advisory (which involved business valuation) of a local airline affiliated to Canadian Helicopters etc.
The hardest parts of the job are transactions with short deadlines, that require all round due diligence, valuation and financial modelling. Such job often require round the clock meetings and analysis.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the regular parties, the off-shore trainings and the TGIFs.
Points positifsThe most enjoyable part of the job was the regular parties, the off-shore trainings and the TGIFs.
Points négatifsThe round the clock meetings, analysis and reportn writing.
Kpmg is Professional Services firm, it’s a very competitive firm and I was delighted to be given the position
A typical day at work in Kpmg is a very challenging one with new things to learn everyday. It definitely left me eager to learn more everyday. I learnt more about time management, team work, the importance of ethics in a business, communication and interpersonal skills.
The management in Kpmg is great, they are really nice and accommodating people. They make work bearable and understandable. They have a good communication with the staff and our open to feedback.
The workplace culture was amazing, there was strong ethical value in the firm such as intergrity, accountability, competence and so many more. The working and non-working staff are completely professional with each other and equally friendly. It was a very conducive atmosphere to learn.
The hardest part of the Job was the extensive work that needed to be done that needed longer hours of work. So it involves a lot of late nights.
The most enjoyable part was definitely the people, they are very nice and friendly people and made the work bearable. Communication flow was very good. Also there are benefits and rewards for all staffs which made the work bearable
Points positifsGood working environment, Friendly co-workers. Employees benefits, strong management support
Working with KPMG provides a world of opportunities and exposure. I started my career with KPMG Nigeria in 2012 as a tax analyst, and resigned in 2016.
I learnt a lot while with KPMG, but there was no job security since the employment was tied to passing the ICAN exams. At a certain level, if one does not pass the ICAN exams, he/she will be forced to resign. Also test is written on a bi-annual basis of which your employment is also tied to it.
the work-life balance is not fantastic, but they ensure to close for the year so as to allow staff rest. the salary benefits is average, job security is very low, management is poor as the partners do not resign therefore the pyramid shape is now upside down. Job culture is not encouraging either.
Points positifsOffice cabs to take you to client office
A typical day at work is attending to your client needs using the four quadrant theory to prioritize.
Management especially partners are very open to communication and try to create a warm environment for employees.
Fun days are also created for employees to help let off steam from numerous late nights at work.
At KPMG your career is in your hands especially as there is a continuous need for self development to stay relevant in the industry.
Numerous opportunities are also provided by the firm to bring out the best in individuals by regular and mandatory training sessions organized.
Great place to work as your will be subject to tremendous amount of training and based on performance, you can get promoted annually. This is the environment where you can showcase your talents without fear, where the culture and environment is enabling for growth in your career and knowledge of general economic environment. You get to work on exciting engagement with leader of industries, interacting with the officers at the highest level of their organization. You build confidence to advise the clients in the right way to approach their business.
Very fast-paced environment. Opportunity to learn a lot by working on different projects in various industries. Interesting because no two engagements are the same. Learn the importance of quality and professionalism. Clear career trajectory.
Ridiculous timelines for engagements. Staff can be over stretched to deliver on tasks/engagements. Work late-nights, weekends and public holidays.
Competitive benefits. Long holidays during Christmas/New Year (if you don't have to work). Lots of training.
An intresting place to work if you are up for a challenge.
The organisation is a right platform to learn, it provides one access to the many opportunities associated with the KPMG brand. it teaches one to ask the right questions and seek insights. KPMG gives one the opportunity to lead but could sometimes push one to extents you fill are beyond your limits. In all KPMG pushes you to do more.
Points positifsexposure to client environment, knowledge sharing and mentoring
Points négatifslong working hours (weekends inclusive), tight deadlines
I started off my Accountancy Career with KPMG and had a wonderful time with the Tax Compliance Team. It was a good learning process for me. I quickly learnt the skill of responding to taxation queries from the tax authorities to our Clients. In addition, I made great friends for life..
I was nursing my first daughter at the time and my boss was so understanding and kind enough to allow me close about an hour early to attend to my daughter.
Very productive and learning environment with amazing intelligent people who were always supoortive
A very good place to work and start a career
Filled with intelligent and amazing young workers from a diverse baground
KPMG is a merit based organisation where nepotism, sentiment, ethnicity and inequality doesn't thrive at all infact it doesn't exists
I will recommend anybody to choose KPMG in starting their professional career.
Points positifsFree lunch
Points négatifsLate closing from work
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise KPMG
Comment avez-vous obtenu votre premier entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 févr. 2018
Avec la directrice sur rdv
Réponse du 29 sept. 2020
Réponse du 20 oct. 2018
Comment décririez-vous l’ambiance de travail chez KPMG ?
Posée le 16 oct. 2019
Pas conviviable, aucun effort fourni pour intégrer les nouveaux arrivants
Réponse du 17 mai 2021
Tendue, stressante, plusieurs burn-out...
Réponse du 8 mars 2021
Quelles sont les questions posées lors d’un entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 18 juil. 2019
Belle question 🥰
Vous voyez le nombre de candidat que j’ai à voir. Pourquoi vous ?
Conseil ne pas décrire votre Cv, il c’est déjà le lire 🤣
Réponse du 11 juil. 2021
On vous pose des questions vos dernières expériences et sur votre motivation. Vous faites des souhaits mais ils n'en tiennent pas compte.
Réponse du 4 févr. 2020
Quels conseils donneriez-vous à une personne ayant un entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 24 sept. 2018
Réviser les écritures comptables, savoir se présenter
Réponse du 9 juil. 2021
Etre naturel et se renseigner sur les activités du cabinet. Savoir exprimer ses attentes et ses envies, le cabinet sait en tenir compte.
Réponse du 2 févr. 2020
Quelles sont les perspectives de carrière chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 déc. 2017
aucune si vous ne léchez pas les bottes du chef
Réponse du 21 mai 2021
Chaque année, le consultant passe au grade suivant avec une augmentation de salaire d'environ 10% (variable selon le niveau de salaire auquel le consultant a démarré)/