A team of four top students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be heading to Lisbon, Portugal, to compete in the finals of the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC). After winning the local KICC competition conducted by KPMG in China, the CUHK students will have the opportunity to bring home the coveted trophy as they take on teams from 22 other countries in the global final.
"KICC is an amazing opportunity for students to compete with their peers from around the world in addressing real-world business issues,” said Maria Lee, Partner in-charge, People, Performance and Culture, KPMG China. “They receive first hand coaching and feedback from KPMG professionals, and get a true sense of what it is like to work as a professional services consultant. Not only is it a great challenge, it is also a great learning experience for all involved. KPMG in China hires 1,800 graduates every year, and this programme provides the opportunity for us to give students an experience of what working at KPMG would be like."
KICC is an annual competition for top students, who are challenged to develop solutions for real-world business cases. Taking place over four days, student teams’ presentations are judged by a panel of senior KPMG Partners, progressing through multiple rounds before the winners are announced on Thursday, 13 April 2017. This year, the business cases will focus on fintech and disruption of the financial services industry, and how big data can be turned into actionable business insights.
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KPMG China operates in 16 cities across China, with around 10,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.
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In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting network to be granted a joint venture licence in mainland China. KPMG China was also the first among the Big Four in mainland China to convert from a joint venture to a special general partnership, as of 1 August 2012. Additionally, the Hong Kong office can trace its origins to 1945. This early commitment to the China market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in the Chinese member firm’s appointment by some of China’s most prestigious companies.