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KPMG Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Very Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Perth, Western Australia

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details Grad recuitment, AC, interview

Negotiation Details – None.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details Standard for big 4.

Interview Question – Normal behavioural based questions.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Melbourne

I interviewed at KPMG in March 2013.

Interview Details email, followed by face to face interview

Interview Question – why you want this job after all   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – no great company

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No Offer

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Graduate Audit Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details Application form followed by a testing, and then an assessment centre. Assessment centre consisted of two interviews, testing and an in tray exercise. The in tray exercise was 30 minutes so time was crucial. Interviews were also quite lengthy. Make sure you know the company in detail

Interview Question – Typical behavioural questions   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Vacationer, Internal Audit Risk & Control Services Interview

Anonymous Employee
Brisbane

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in September 2010.

Interview Details Standard behavioural questions, why KPMG, why IARCS, tell me about a time you worked in a team, things went wrong, time management etc.

Interview Question – Talk about a time you were embarrassed?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details Very relaxed atmosphere, multiple rounds of interviews

Interview Question – Tell us about a time you had a conflict in your group. How did you solve it?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – IB offer

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Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Graduate Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in March 2013.

Interview Details Having been an intern previously, I knew what the role was going to entail, although it was a different country. The interview process was very similar: Tests (verbal reasoning, maths, etc), a manager interview, and a Partner interview. All management had a very relaxed interview technique. Although filled with questions, they made me feel at ease which helped me answer the questions in a completely new way to what I may have otherwise rehearsed. Interview was very smooth and conversation-like. Very positive feedback and helpful when it came to answering questions I had posed to them.

Interview Question – "When have you had to make a difficult decision with little information and no time?"   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Director Interview

Associate Director
Sydney

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG in June 2010.

Interview Details Had 5 or 6 interviews with 3 different partners who clearly hadn't aligned their thoughts with eachother. Hence conflicting stories of the firms strategy and where I would contribute. Subsequent process of getting contract agreed was similarly chaotic.

Interview Question – Grilled by one of the partners as to where my value add to the firm would be, clearly unaware that they approached me in the first place   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Graduate Position - Audit Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at KPMG

Interview Details Submitted my graduate application and did the testing the next day. They responded back very fast. Went for the assessment centre which included an interview with a manager, etray exercise and a partner interview.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you acted independently.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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M&A Junior Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in April 2013.

Interview Details Did psychometric tests, face to face interviews with managemetn and partners and then finally an actual case study exam using excel to value a company

Interview Question – VAluing a company   Answer Question

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