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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question on our graduate job opportunities? Find answers here.

Got a question on our graduate job opportunities? Find answers here.

What does KPMG look for?

We take a holistic approach in selecting our candidates. Besides academic results, we also take into consideration a combination of factors like online reasoning test results, internship experiences, co-curricular activities, community service involvements as well as other leadership qualities and competencies that are aligned with KPMG’s core values.

Do I need to graduate with an Accountancy degree to work in KPMG?

Certainly not as we value graduates from different disciplines and we review each application based on merit.

  • For Audit, we welcome Accounting, Business, Finance or Economics majors to apply with us.

  • For Tax and Advisory, we will consider graduates from any discipline.

What does KPMG look for?

We take a holistic approach in selecting our candidates. Besides academic results, we also take into consideration a combination of factors like online reasoning test results, internship experiences, co-curricular activities, community service involvements as well as other leadership qualities and competencies that are aligned with KPMG’s core values.

If I am offered a position with KPMG, when should I expect to commence?

Audit associates typically start in September while Tax/Advisory associates start in July. The specific commencement date will be stated in your letter of appointment.

What sort of training can I expect when I am onboard?

As a valued employee of KPMG, our dedicated Learning & Development team offers a suite of courses relevant to your grade and business unit. These courses are a mix of technical training (Audit, Tax and Advisory specific), risk management as well as soft skills. In-house training is usually scheduled in the months of June to September during the audit off-peak period and you can expect to receive an average of 50 to 80 hours of professional training a year.

Would there be opportunities for internal transfers or short-term voluntary secondments to other departments?

This is possible during your function's off-peak periods. If you wish to seek short-term secondments or internal transfers to other departments, have a discussion about this request with your performance manager.

Are there opportunities for overseas assignments in KPMG besides the Global Opportunities (GO) program?

Depending on the client assignments you receive, you may need to travel intermittently. There are also occasions where our staff are put on overseas engagements for an extended period.

Do I get an opportunity to specialize in a particular industry when I join?

The Audit function is divided into four business units –Energy & Technology (E&T), Diversified Industrials & Infrastructure (DI&I), Financial Services (FS) and Real Estate, Consumer & Tourism (REC&T). Depending on the job assignments, you will be assigned to a portfolio mainly in the particular business unit you are in, but you will also get opportunities to be exposed to clients from other business units.

Tax and Advisory functions are organized by service lines and lines of business. Tax and Advisory Associates will receive general training in the respective service lines before specializing in a particular industry.

What are the opportunities available for international students?

We accept applications from international students for our Graduate Program in Singapore. Please refer to the Ministry of Manpower for more information around eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted via our online application form. Find out the application process here.

Can I apply to more than one business unit?

We encourage you to only apply to one business unit at a time. By being specific about your preference, it allows the business to know where your interest lies.

When will I hear back from KPMG after submitting my application?

We aim to get back to you within 2 weeks after the vacancy is closed, however during peak time it will take us a little longer due to the volume of applications. Please feel free to contact us at sg-fmkpmggraduate@kpmg.com.sg.

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