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
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
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.
A typical day will be to go through all of the emails that may of come through during the evening and the morning before I arrive into work.
Deal with the emails and go through the calendars to sort out any meetings. Generally a lot of diary management.
Book any travel that maybe be needed, pick up calls for Partners if not at there desk.
Arrange meeting rooms and sort out any if client facing private rooms, lunch and dinners.
Re-type and send out any letters to the clients.
Deal with any post.
Support other PA's if absence.
Timesheets (on SAP)
Points positifsLunch allowance
Points négatifsNo cons as happy to work long hours if needed.
Pros: Diversity, Technology, can work remote, health benefits + pto (day after thanksgiving off + closed christmas week), everyone at every level is issued a firm laptop
Cons: low pay for a global firm/no annual bonus, micro-managing, too much emphasize on client coding, no training on their systems or new technology they implement, no effort on bringing the group together as a team
Points positifsTechnology, can work remote, health benefits + pto (day after thanksgiving off + closed christmas week)
Points négatifsmicro-managing, too much emphasize on client coding, no training on their systems or technology they use
never a dull moment
always learning- especially from all the designed trainings
co-workers are very informative on a daily basis to help guide you through things that you are not able to do and if you are not able to find the answer through them they can help you
Hardest part of the job is - not hard- just repetitive and cleaning up other peoples messes through emails that are written longer than the project that could have been handled
the best part of my job is finishing all of my projects and seeing the end results
KPMG is a recognised and well established company with many dedicated and hard-working people.
My typical day at work revolves around office management and diary management of 6 senior partners in the firm. (That is also the hardest part of my job)> The most enjoyable part is getting to know the people you work with every day. The co-workers are mostly friendly and always willing to lend a hand.
Points positifsgood benefits
Points négatifsnot really growth opportunity related to my studies
I was there for just a short time but liked the people in my department.
I learned how very serious accountants are.
Most of management was very nice, some a little quirky, but all in all great to work with. The company knew how to deal with morale when it was low. They had fun in many ways.
I really liked my co-workers we all got along well.
The hardest part of my job was learning the acronyms of business.
The recognition programs they would come up with.
Pleasant physical environment with very little interaction with management. The job itself is very predictable, routine with no variety- borderline robotic. The hardest part of the job is sitting in a seat all day long, with no option to telecommute and no interaction with other people.
Points positifsUnconventional approach to time off/firm closure
Points négatifsStale, bland, very militant/old school management style
KPMG treats anyone under an associate level like they are easily replaceable. There is no office culture or rapport and dedicated staff are severely underpaid. It is nearly impossible to get a promotion or hired for an internal position. I do not recommend this company to anyone who is under the associate level.
Points positifsworking remotely
Points négatifslow salary, no positive reinforcement
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)/