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KPMG Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details On campus interview
Two interviewers
Got the interview even though I was not in accounting

when asked if i was interested in accounting i said "if you want me to be"

i was young and desperate for the job

needless to say i didnt get it

the women were lovely and great conversationalists

great experience

Interview Question – Why do you want to be an accountant   View Answer

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Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in October 2009.

Interview Details 3 rounds of interviews to receive an offer in Transactions & Restructuring part of the Advisory business. First round of regular interview on why would you join, etc. Second round was a technical, 3 hour long case. Third round was to interview with department leaders and was more confirmatory and introductory in nature.

Interview Question – describe exactly what the group does and what would you do in their shoes?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details meet with senior manager and partener

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected   Answer Question

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Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details 45 minute phone interview with a director. Got approved to fly out to the office. For 2 30 minute interviews with directors followed by a lunch with some senior associates. Interview was mostly behavioral based. I ended up asking more questions about themselves the firm and the job than they actually asked me.

Interview Question – Summarize yourself in 2 minutes   Answer Question

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Associate
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details Very quick. Online tests and essay needs to be done .

Interview Question – What is your passion   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details Hiring process is fairly simple out of school. One on one interview then superday.

Interview Question – Questions relating to finance.   Answer Question

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Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in September 2013.

Interview Details Got an interview on campus through my university. Met the people the night before at a reception - all so nice and easy to talk to. I got to meet my interviewer which calmed my nerves a bit. The interview was informal and easy-going - typical behavioral questions. 2nd interview was at the office. Got to stay in a gorgeous hotel the night before and have a fancy reception/dinner. We learned a lot about KPMG, and were given plenty of time and resources to have our questions answered. The interviews were more formal, but similar behavioral-style questions. Recruiters were so accommodating!

Interview Question – Nothing technical or case - all behavioral.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Cologne (Germany)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in December 2011.

Interview Details 2 interviews, personal fit test, small case-studies

Interview Question – What would be a reason to leave our company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, as it was my first job.

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Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details i was a campus recruit so I had to send in my resume to the campus recruiter where they would pick resumes and eventually inform them of an interview. The first interview was on campus and consisted of task based questions and the last interview was in the office.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

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Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details the interviewer was nice and went through of the resume

Interview Question – what is your strength   Answer Question

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