Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG
Productive and fun workplace
Working for an audit firm was a great opportunity. It helped me to link the knowledge gained at school with the practical application. A typical day at work began at 8am ending at 4.30pm if it was the off peak season. As a junior I would be given responsibility of one or two sections depending on the size of the client and the deadline. This allowed me to grow and set goals for myself, for example, completing a section in fewer hours so as to save on client charges or being more thorough to avoid going over the same procedures again.
I had the chance to lead a small client and was responsible for all sections from planning the audit, to testing of controls, substantive procedures and finalization of audit report. This gave me a great sense of responsibility and accountability.
The hardest part of the job was working for extremely long hours without overtime payment. The most enjoyable was the experience gained, the team work and the recognition and appreciation for a job well done. KPMG would appreciate my strengths and encourage me to work on any weaknesses.
In overall, the team spirit at KPMG was vibrant. One could always count on the other team members to assist when necessary and to provide guidance. It felt like I was part of a family.
Points positifsIntegrity, family spirit
Points négatifsLong hours
Audit Intern | Lahore
| 22 déc. 2014
A very good environment for learning
Our day usually began at 10 in the morning. The first thing that I did everyday was to check my email in the office to know if there is a circular for my Audit team or a message addressed to me. I came to know alot about Accounting and Audit in this role because that's where I did hands on training on the concepts that I learned in my course. I came to know how IFRS standards are adhered to and how Audits are performed keeping in mind the requirements of ISAs. Our Supervisors, Assistant Managers and Managers were very supportive and helping. Co-workers came from a broad spectrum of Financial fields and were studying towards different accounting and finance qualifications. The hardest part of the job was to present our audit working papers for review to the Audit partner because in case of mistakes the reprimand had a trickle down effect i-e from Audit partner to Manager, Manager to Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager to Supervisor and from Supervisor to the Audit team. The most enjoyable part of the job was to visit the client premises and to know about their organisations and staying at their premises.
Points positifsA well respected position with client management
Points négatifsLong hours
A great experince
A typical day was checks or supervises the checking of expenditure and revenue records to determine arithmetical accuracy, compliance with regulations, application of approved rates of payment and accuracy of classification.
Supervises subordinates audit staff and prepares work programmes and schedules.
Assisting in planning the audit.
Conducting stocktaking of various clients.
Vouching and preparing the test of control.
Helping the senior auditor to conduct the analytical procedure.
Responsible for looking audit evidence.
Maintains a strict level of confidentiality.
I have learned to be honest with my team remember and being punctual and manage time. My Co-worker were very helpful and guided me if i am lost. The hardest part of the job was to handle the clients and to make them fulfill the documents requested.
The most enjoyable thing was meeting new people everyday which build up my confidence and helps me gaining knowledge.
Points positifsFree Travel and Lunchs
Points négatifsshort breaks and less leaves
An experience of a lifetime
Work starts at 9 am in the morning and ends when the work is completed to the level that it can end within the time limits given. I learned a lot at KPMG. I learned KPMG how an audit is conducted according to KPMG's audit methodology using KPMG audit softwares and auditing tools. The environment and culture at KPMG is very co operative and the co workers help you in any difficulty faced in the completion of a quality work. The skills and expertise of the co workers helped in performing my work efficiently and effectively. The hardest part of the job was when we were auditing the financial statements of OGDCL ( Oil & Gas Development Company Limited) annually. We had to stay at the office for 4 nights to complete the work. The most enjoyable part of the job at KPMG was the jokes we shared amongst ourselves in our free times and the enthusiasm to complete our job on time. Overall, my experience at KPMG was a one to remember and of great importance due to the amount of experience I gained there.
Audit Intern | Doha
| 7 oct. 2013
Extreme Passion - Accounting, Finance and Audit
I am extremely passionate about the Accounting, Finance and Audit professions and am desirous of making it my career. I consider Finance as the blood stream of every organisation and only astute financial management, together with an engaged accounting team can produce the right Management Information for effective decision making. Finance staff are the catalysts for any organisation and having an effective, embedded core Finance team can assist Business Unit Heads in managing business better, superior and efficiently. I love to contribute to an organisational goals by being a proactive member of the Finance team.
Points positifsThe passion and drive is the Pros
Points négatifsThe passion ensures there are no cons
The greatest public accounting firm to work at
Excellent hands on training, amazing training program providing opportunity to travel and stay in the best hotel! Fun and outstanding team members and clients to work with and learn from, flexible working arrangement and well structured management. The hardest part of the job, I suppose, was the long hours during busy season but as the time was very efficiently spent, days went very fast. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see the final product of our engagement and see our client to publish their annual 10-K report to the SEC!
Points positifsEncouraging environment for learning and asking questions, supportive management and team members, great overtime meals!
Points négatifsParking issue when working at Denver downtown locations
Audit Intern | Karachi
| 15 nov. 2013
Audit many portions of accounting heads like HR, Fixed Assets, Expenses, Cash & Bank and whole purchase cycle.
1) The most typical day was when the financial statements were to be signed off.
2) I have learned alot because what I have studied in my professional, I got the chance to implement all the knowledge I got while in my academic life.
3) Management of the clients were co-operavtive and giving us the data which we required.
4) I got co-operative and helpful team members who assist me and guide me from the start till end about the work and the ways I have to perform my work.
5) I find nothing hard while I was on audit engagements.
6) The most enjoyable part of the job was when I was carrying out analytical review because I like to do calculations.
Busy and sometimes high pressure work place but days filled with learning and never boring.
Every day was different, hard to sometimes grasp objectives and tasks being asked of you. A lot of learning and tasks to complete. Feedback was sometimes stuttered, quicker feedback loops would have been more beneficial. Felt like the centre of the world though and work was always important. Never a dull day and different projects and colleagues. Fulfilling work with mobility but often stress and time pressures. Long hours were there if you wanted them.
Points positifsGood benefits, opportunities, training and learning.
Points négatifsLong hours, pressure and sometimes stress.
Audit Intern | Lahore
| 6 janv. 2014
It was a great learning experience for my work over there as intern.
A typical day at job would involve interacting relationship mangers at the client, which was a bank, to collect relevant data that would be used for assurance purpose. It was a great learning experience in terms of understanding how a corporate bank operates. My co-workers very were helpful and we worked as a team to reach our objectives for the internship. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to appreciate the application of the learnings that I was taught in my university. The hardest part was to collect documents from the bank.
Points positifsFree lunches
Points négatifsNothing serious
Audit Intern | Dubai
| 18 sept. 2016
KPMG Gulf was a very stressful environment to be in. The staff was unfriendly and unwelcoming. No proper induction was provided or even instructions for daily work. I was assigned to many clients and whilst some of my supervisors were a delight to work for, there was always pressure in the workplace to meet deadlines without any clear instruction or guideline. It was a lot of travel and no credit was given, no appreciating for a work well done, hence it was demotivating to say the least.
Points négatifsLong hours, boring, unfriendly management