Management of the firm should invest more time in building trust with employees. Far too many good team members are being frustrated out of the firm for a variety of reasons such as:
- Poor management;
- Terrible work/life balance (not unusual to have constant 80+ hour work weeks);
- Lack of appreciation for the effort and sacrifice made by staff and managers to get through the gruelling busy season to deliver for clients;
- Lack of clarity and communication on career advancement at the firm, and in some cases, vindictive managers sabotage career prospects with unfounded bad feedback which goes unchallenged by key decision makers and HR;
- Feedback is often utilised as a means of retribution rather than a means of encouraging development;
- Good managers and staff are rewarded by being overworked and overwhelmed with the workload of abruptly fired staff in the middle of busy season;
- Inadequate resource planning and management taking on more work than the firm can handle with available resources, frequently cause staffing pressures which are then further exacerbated by impromptu staff terminations in what is already a high staff turnover firm;
- Certain partners, it seems are untouchable and above the rules, intimidating and yelling at staff routinely, promoting a culture of fear where some staff and managers are dreadful of working with such partners, knowing their record for "making or breaking" careers, and these individuals carry on with utter impunity.
- HR is
My experience at KPMG includes:-
• Planning and developing audit scope, objectives and program using risk and control based auditing techniques, along with walkthroughs and review of client's operating and accounting procedures;
• Managing multiple engagements with various deadlines from planning to completion, including reviewing and assessing the integrity of client accounting processes and control environment;
• Reviewing audited working papers, consulted with the Department of Professional Practice on technical accounting and auditing issues;
• Performing detailed analysis of client balance sheet and profit and loss to budget and analysing significant variances;
• Supervising of up to 4 team members from junior level up to the senior level to resolved problems and achieve reporting deadline;
• Performing risk assessments, data analytics and financial review. Complied and present findings and suggested practical business improvement;
• Monitoring Job Progress Report to ensure that any potential over-runs are captured and addressed in a timely manner.
Points positifsFree Lunches
Points négatifsLong hours and below the market pay for Qualified Accountants
A productive, challenging and fast paced environment
I learnt a lot at KPMG, far more than I can really explain here. Its a learning environment and you need to always keep yourself up to date with the changing IFRS Standards and requirements.
For any typical day at work, you need to start by drawing up your to do list because without it , you most likely will forget some tasks or be distracted by the new urgent tasks that always arise everyday.
The hardest part of the job for me is definitely the work life imbalance. The work takes most of your time particularly during peak periods.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the fact that I get to work with young intelligent people who are both an inspiration and a motivation to do my best at all times. Also the fact that your career progression is certain once you carry out your tasks well
A typical day at KPMG involves meeting with colleagues from across the country via telephone, to discuss latest correspondence with clients to determine pressing action items. I have learned strategies for streamlining processes, and developing and testing internal controls. Management is adept at prioritizing critical events from "white noise". My co-workers have a diverse background in auditing, accounting and consulting. The hardest part of my job is harnessing the tools KPMG has provided, for when the timing is right for our massive Department of Defense client. The most enjoyable part of my job is the recognition for the speed of the incredible advancement of project milestones.
Points positifsBroad learning opportunities from numerous experienced people
Points négatifsBureaucratic obstacles to innovative advancement
Manage and supervise portfolio of clients; manage team of KPMG auditors; plan and conduct external audit assignments, due diligence, and special assignments according to domestic laws, international and local standers.
Led a team of auditors to audit 11 out of 12 banks active nationwide. Prepared reporting package according to IFRS for international Bank as part of the preparation for the consolidated financial statement at the international level. One of my client was the most important company working in Yemen (estimated cost 5 billion USD). Led the team in Yemen to conduct the due diligence of the acquisition Bank by other Bank.
building a very good international network in different aspects in the country.
Points positifsspending long time together and support each author.
Points négatifsno healthcare and long hours working not paid .
Very fast paced environment with ample opportunities for growth within the organization
Very fast paced environment with ample opportunities for growth within the organization. A day typically involves working on juggling multiple audit clients concurrently together, while working with many different team members. The firm does offer a great level of flexibility in working and also unlike other big 4 firms have office hotelling at the managerial ranks too.
The hardest part of the job is the manner in which jobs are scheduled and attrition within the firm often plagues the entire allocation with a very high level of stress during the peak seasons.
KPMG was an amazing Company. The Company offers a lot of hours in training to prepare you for the job and offers you a career ascension as well. I have learned a lot of thing in accountancy, i have been prepared to solve problems, to negotiate with customers about price, time, quality and so on.
I really enjoy to work in different customer (financial institution, insurance company, factories) and in different places, it means: There is no routine.
One negative point that I saw, It is very hard to conciliate your private life with the job.
Points positifsDynanism and positive environment
Points négatifsInadequate number of professional to work with
KPMG is one of the big-4 firms. It has a lot of big engagement in both Hong Kong and China. You have a lot to learn, but the job is really demanding. Those who are appreciated by boss could have promotion easily and quickly, otherwise, you will be abandoned very quickly. The job is exhausting and working overnight is normal in peak season. The job is only suitable for young men and women who are just out of school who want to try to work in big-4 accounting firm. Some of them will be successful and most of them don't.
Points positifsGood career prospect and quite high remuneration
Points négatifsWorking long hour and treated in humane
I am goal oriented individual and commited to meeting deadlines flexible and innovative
I always have my to do list on a daily basis and make sure I fulfil it
I have the theoretical and practical experience of accounting and auditng. I have held management posistions and I am seasoned trainer. I am able to mentor and manage my subordinates.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people of different backgrounds and dealing with diverse clients.
The office I was involved in was going through a number of changes in staff at a large rate. They have not been able to keep up through hiring more staff. This has caused the staff at my level to be overworked and thus quality begins to suffer. I enjoyed the people there as they were always willing to lend a hand when they had a moment. I was able to lead teams without being micromanaged, which created a more positive atmosphere.
Points positifsExperience leading teams
Points négatifsNot enough staff to support the workload
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 ?