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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Find answers for the most Frequently asked questions

Find answers for the most Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers for the most Frequently asked questions.

Where does my application form go?

The Online Registration system is built for candidates of all CIS countries. During your registration, please, select “Azerbaijan” as a country you are applying for. Your application form is processed by the recruitment section of the People Department of KPMG in Azerbaijan. The initial selection of candidates is also made at this stage.

When will I get an answer from KPMG in Azerbaijan?

KPMG in Azerbaijan understands that looking for work is a stressful process and do everything in our power to respond to applicants as quickly as possible.

If you have been selected for an interview, KPMG In Azerbaijan will either telephone you to agree on a date and time for the interview, or send you an e-mail with the relevant details. Please make sure that you provide all your contact details so that KPMG In Azerbaijan can get in touch with you during business hours.

As KPMG in Azerbaijan may also contact you by e-mail, it is important that you have a working e-mail address and that you check your e-mail regularly. You can clarify the status of your application by contacting the recruitment team at +994 (12) 404 89 10.

What is the starting salary for university graduates at KPMG in Azerbaijan?

The salary level offered to new employees at KPMG in Azerbaijan corresponds with market levels. You can obtain more information about the compensation system and benefits package during your first interview. Other sections of our website have information about the additional benefits of working for KPMG in Azerbaijan.

About Work

Working in Azerbaijan offices of the "Big Four" companies is very popular not only among recent graduates and young specialists from Azerbaijan, but also among employees from these same companies from other countries. Active and enthusiastic individuals are attracted here by the dynamism and scale of the projects. However, they have one thing in common with those who join us straight from the classroom: working with us allows them to broaden their professional horizons and gain a unique life experience.

Profession: Auditor


Audit is the independent checking of a company's accounts to verify accuracy. It's the process which checks assets against published accounts to deliver a true and fair account. Auditing is also about understanding and analysis; KPMG in Azerbaijan needs to advise clients on rules and procedures for the reporting of accounts and help them understand regulations.

What does an auditor do?

No two clients are the same and every project is different. An auditor will be on a client site for the duration of the audit - this will range in duration from a couple of weeks to anywhere up to three months depending on the size of the client. Larger projects may see you working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Typically, audits consist of a cycle of research; consultation; communication and inspection; analysis and reporting. Auditors start projects by gaining an in-depth understanding of the client's business through research, conversations and a series of visits. You'll meet with Financial Directors and Senior Managers to discuss strategy and operations, and begin the inspection and analysis:

  • Reviewing previous audits to gain insights into client-specific processes
  • Checking client records against bank records
  • Checking the existence and accuracy of listed assets
  • Confirming an accurate and complete list of client suppliers
  • Examining the client's stock-taking methods
  • Performing a sample stock-take to evaluate the accuracy of the client's records
  • Testing client processes and controls

The next stage is to construct a report showing your findings, highlighting the key issues, making any recommendations and showing the final accounts. The wide range of businesses and projects KPMG in Azerbaijan works on means that auditors have huge variety in their roles, and get to team up with people from many different KPMG business streams. Client visits are a huge part of the role so you'll be moving from environment to environment and experiencing a huge range of different industries, locations and businesses. The variation in this role means there's no set pattern for the type of checks you'll carry out: auditors do plenty of interesting things like checking that the people and buildings a company says they have actually exist.

Who will I work with?

On most audits you'll be a member of a team, which will vary in size depending on the scale of the client and the project. The team will be made up of KPMG people at the top of their profession - giving you an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the industry's best and gain top-quality experience. You'll report to an Assistant Manager (typically, an auditor with two or three years' experience), and there will also normally be a Manager of each audit (and, on some of the bigger projects, a Senior Manager). Ultimately, each audit gets signed off by a KPMG Partner too. You'll also work with a coach who will help you develop your skills and improve your performance - you'll have regular reviews to check how you're doing, and to see where you can extend your abilities.

You'll have a performance manager who will provide feedback on your professional development and your skills so you can progress in the best possible way and make the most of every opportunity.

 

Where do I go from here?

We're committed to providing you with the best tools, resources and support throughout your career. Our success is based on the talents and abilities of our team, and our focus is on providing you with the best opportunities to learn and develop across the organization.

As an auditor, we'll help you to get ACCA qualification - supporting you through the process as well as helping you develop soft skills like customer liaison, building effective working relationships, time management and negotiation. Audit is a great base to a career due to the range of skills it provides, whether you want to progress through auditing management roles or move into other areas of the business.

KPMG International is a global organization with an extensive network of member firms, meaning KPMG in Azerbaijan able to offer an outstanding range of opportunities, roles and locations as you develop. We run programs to support people on international assignments so that our people really get the chance to make the most of our size. Plus, our multiple business streams mean you have the chance to move internally and widen your experiences across a variety of functions, all the time learning new skills and developing your personal and professional life.

What else do I get?

KPMG in Azerbaijan offers benefits that really mean something to KPMG International people. A flexible benefits package gives you the chance to choose from a variety of financial and non-financial rewards that suit your needs. In addition to strong starting salaries, we offer medical  insurance, and leave in lieu of overtime worked by you.

What do I need?

KPMG in Azerbaijan employs lots of different people with lots of different skills, but there are universal strengths that all KPMG International people have. In addition to a strong academic record, we want people with useful practical skills. So to begin with you'll need to meet our minimum standards:

  • A university graduate or final year university student
  • Fluent English
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Ability to go to business trips
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Analytical skills
  • Team-player skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally

But you'll also need to have good writing skills to help you construct reports. You'll need a commercial focus to understand our clients' issues. You'll need excellent problem-solving skills to help you master each project. You'll need boardroom credibility to talk to clients' senior managers. And above all, you'll need the desire and ability to provide crucial consultation and analysis for all the different clients you'll help.

Profession: Tax Consultant

We're looking for globally-minded people who can act and think beyond traditional boundaries, and who appreciate the future challenges that tax legislation provide.

 

What is tax?

Attitudes, policies and issues regarding tax are constantly changing and tax has never been under so much scrutiny or at the center of so much debate. Increasing globalization and information-sharing means tax is now a hugely important international issue. The modern KPMG tax professional keeps on top of these challenges to show our clients how to meet compliance regulations.

KPMG International supplies tax know-how to our clients: we advise them on how to do business, and implement decisions that deliver real value. We gain an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs and then provide insights to help them optimize costs - things like where in the world they should base their business to ensure they take advantage of the best tax incentives, and how they should organize their internal structure and tax department - extremely important factors which can help determine cost effectiveness.

What will I do in Tax?

There are two main functions in Tax services: tax advisory and tax compliance. Tax advisory frequently involves working in a multi-disciplinary team and meeting Finance Directors and Senior Managers on client visits. Tax compliance implies that you will take a more specialized approach to analyzing clients' business and tax profiles, looking for process improvements and collaborating with advisory colleagues. Common principles starts with an in-depth understanding of the client and a detailed knowledge of the technical issues coupled with communicating complex technical information in a clear and understandable manner. A typical client relationship involves:

  • Extensive preparation and research into the business and client issues
  •  Checking client tax returns for accuracy and identifying potential savings
  • Helping clients by checking they have all the information required by tax authorities
  • Organizing client files and preparing initial advice
  • Consulting and communicating with clients' senior management and auditors
  • Mastering and understanding the latest tax legislation and working practices
  • Closely monitoring the client - tax authority relationship
  • Data analysis and modeling to help clients understand the implications of different tax solutions
  • Preparing and presenting pitch proposals, client reports and recommendations.
  • International Corporate Taxation
  • People Services and International Executive Tax
  • Mergers&Acquisitions (M&A) TaxEnergy and Natural Resources
  • Consumer Industrial Markets
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate and Telecommunication.

KPMG International's tax professionals face a challenging environment as processes and legislation change frequently - you'll stay on top of developments to help provide the best possible tax advice for clients.

 

Who will I work with?

A tax advisory engagement implies your close cooperation and working in project teams with colleagues - the size and length of each project varies from client to client but a team of three is typical. The team will be led by experienced professionals - giving you an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the industry's best and gain top-quality experience. On larger and more complex projects, such as those for multinational clients, the teams are much bigger and you will have an opportunity to work collaboratively and globally with professionals from Tax, Audit and Advisory services, as well as other relevant specialists. Tax compliance engagements are usually office-based and mean working more independently on a wider range of clients from many different fields.

Across both of these functions you'll report to a Senior consultant (who will typically have two or three years' experience). On larger projects a Manager (or sometimes Senior Manager) will be present and ultimately all tax submissions will be approved by a KPMG Partner. You'll also have a Performance manager who will help you develop your skills and measure your improvement - you'll have regular reviews to see how you're doing, and to see where you can extend your abilities.

During your first days at KPMG you will also be supported by a dedicated team member who will make your transition into the firm smooth and comfortable.

How will I develop?

We're committed to providing you with the best tools, resources and support throughout your career. Our success is based on the talents and abilities of our team, and our focus is on providing you with the best opportunities to learn and develop across the organization.

Wherever you're based, KPMG International offers the Tax Trek program which is a superb way to gain experience in a different country. You could work for three months overseas in another KPMG member firm - a valuable learning program to help you develop new skills and gain international business experience.

KPMG is a global organization with an extensive network of member firms, meaning we're able to offer an outstanding range of opportunities, roles and locations as you develop. We run programs to support people on international assignments so that our people really get the chance to make the most of our size. Plus, our multiple business streams mean you have the chance to move internally and widen your experiences across a variety of functions, all the time learning new skills and developing your personal and professional life. Promotion can come quickly and it's usual for graduates to reach Senior consultant level after three years, and then Manager in another three years.

What else do I get?

Tax is an extremely rewarding business function to be a part of. It offers you the chance to gain a thorough and well-rounded understanding of the business world, helping you develop the skills and knowledge to shape your career in whatever direction you choose.

We offer our employees a meaningful compensation package including market related starting salaries as well as competitive benefits package.

What do I need?

We employ lots of different people with lots of different skills, but there are universal requirements that all KPMG people meet. In addition to a strong academic record, we want people with strong people skills. So to begin with you'll need to meet our minimum standards:

  • A university degree or undergraduate
  • Good knowledge of Azerbaijan tax and accounting legislation
  • Fluent English 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
  • Ability to work full-time

On top of that, you'll also need good writing skills to help you to prepare reports, and you'll need to hold your own when communicating with clients and partners.

Relationships with your clients and colleagues will be important to you - so you'll need to be comfortable working with many different types of people. Crucially, you'll need good problem-solving skills combined with a commercial focus - you need to help our clients thrive in a complex technical environment.