I faced a steep learning curve as a Finance and Engagement Management administrator within the Central Finance function. I gained exposure to SAP and by extension, all things operational and all things finance.
In general the role is challenging and it has its rewards. The work is varied and I gained exposure (amongst many things) to the Client lifecycle. I was fascinated by the way SAP brought Client Engagement acceptance risk controls, billing, WIP accounting and and reporting together into one system.
The people are brilliant and I met some really bright, creative individuals who were very encouraging and very willing to recognise hard work. The Directors and Partners of the firm are quite approachable.
I have to say though that Central Finance is an isolated part of the firm - many of the cultural benefits given to the Client facing staff did not extend to those in Central Finance. Surprisingly, training is poor and my knowledge only grew because I had the tenacity to find things out for myself.
KPMG attracted me because they placed emphasis on continuous professional development. I saw this for our Client facing colleagues, but never in 4 years (and in spite of my repeated enquiries) was this extended to Central Finance.
Management in Central Finance have been longtime employees of the firm. I was aware of a clique and in general they were not receptive to change and viewed such suggestions as criticism. Life could then become quite difficult. Secondments that
Worked at KPMG for ten years covering several roles; sorting and distributing incoming/outgoing mail/couriers, meeting room bookings, meeting room support, filing, live filing, archiving and general office support. Happy at KPMG but recently relocated with my family, so I'm looking for something more local. My day is fairly varied, and I work from 7am until 5pm. My job is challenging but i learn new things everyday which I enjoy. I work both as part of a team, and as an individual
A key value at KPMG for me is respecting the individual. I expect to be treated the way I treat others. My current team are all about helping each other whether they be having a stressful time or in need of recognition for achieving a great result on a piece of work. If something does not work properly, discuss ways to move forward and work together. The smallest acts of kindness can go a long way in keeping a happy and motivated team.
Awfull culture hireracall.... employeesot off 1 year FTC people.The permanents treat them badly, most people not friendly,poor internal culture permanents are rude or just ignore you Very poor moddle management
Points négatifsToo many just avoid and work at better friendly place
Fun, great benefits - but too difficult to progress/move roles.
Very difficult to progress or move into another area without the experience, which you cannot gain unless doing the role you are trying to seek!
Otherwise, great benefits, lovely people and working flexibility in most teams.
Professional, pressured, good working conditions, well structured
Generally it is a good place to work and to build up your skills. A lot is expected of you and you will have to work long hours, but generally you are rewarded for this. Much can be learnt from working with a large corporation and i have made some excellent friends.
Good working environment and great people to be with. The job can be varied as the business change from time to time, but in all the company is very good to work for. In addition, if you want to move within or elsewhere the company support this if you want to change jpbs or stay where you are.
Great place for development, KPMG training and opportunities are what kept me in the firm for such a long time.
The people at KPMG are great.
I was given the opportunity to do may different roles alongside my main Treasury role.
Points positifsFree lunches, great benefits
Points négatifsLong hours
Work Experience Placement | Watford | 26 avr. 2018
Fun and engaging
From this work experience, I saw that employees there never had a boring day. They all loved their work and the benefits they got from KPMG gave them even more incentive to enjoy their workplace.
Points positifsFree lunches
Points négatifsWas a bit of a long travel from Tottenham to Watford