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PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCES THAT LEAD TO GREAT CAREERS

Leadership Edge


KPMG's Leadership Edge is where leaders begin. These innovative national and local summer programs offer you fabulous opportunities to network with KPMG professionals to get a head start on the KPMG campus recruiting process and explore career opportunities with KPMG. Don't you want to get the leadership edge?

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ANNUAL SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) begins with a three-day, annual summer leadership conference in Hollywood, California, focused on preparing high-achieving diverse students to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Students who successfully complete the leadership conference receive $1,000 scholarships and the opportunity to interview for summer internships in their office of interest. Upon successful completion of the first internship, students receive another internship offer and are eligible to receive up to an additional $5,000 in scholarships. During their final summer before graduating, participants complete an internship in the practice of their choice working with KPMG client engagement teams. Those who successfully complete all internships and maintain high academic achievement may receive full-time job offers.

The FDL program is vitally important to KPMG's professional pipeline — helping the firm connect with the very best of diverse college freshmen and sophomores.

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Discover KPMG

THREE-DAY LOCAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM


KPMG's Discover is a three-day local leadership program that gives you the chance to explore your interests in public accounting, while gaining insight into the culture and career opportunities at KPMG.

You can also expect to gain exposure to firm clients while participating in a job-shadowing experience, connecting with firm leadership, accessing to developmental resources, and networking with KPMG professionals and other top candidates in your field. Most importantly, you'll receive answers to your questions about life at KPMG as well as an interview for an internship position.

Discover KPMG is designed for students who have not yet been through the internship recruiting process, have approximately two years remaining of their education and will graduate with their CPA eligibility.

THREE-DAY TRAINING FOR FUTURE KPMG INTERNS


KPMG's Global Advantage (GA) program is another exciting enhancement to KPMG's award-winning training programs. GA is a three-day training for future KPMG interns that focuses on some of the key attributes of a successful KPMG professional. Topics covered in these sessions include Leadership, Self-Awareness, Interpersonal Impact, and Cultural Versatility. All sessions are led by National KPMG partner instructors. The 2015 program location — Barcelona, Spain — also included several cultural and client experiences. Eligibility for this program is limited to students one year prior to their KPMG internship. The 2016 program, also in Western Europe, will include students from several KPMG European firms in addition to KPMG U.S. interns.

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Ace the Case

CASE ANALYSIS WORKSHOP


Ace the Case participants attend a Case Analysis workshop, Presentation Skills workshop and participate in a Business Case Competition. The workshops are lively, interactive sessions that teach business case analysis, including critical skills and processes to analyze and present an effective case. The Business Case Competition allows you to put your new skills to work immediately and get feedback from KPMG professionals. After completing Ace the Case, you may want to apply to KPMG's International Case Competition if your school participates. It's a great way to practice for your future career.

Bring Your Best


A KPMG internship is a terrific way to learn business skills, find a mentor, build your network and get real-world (even global) experience before graduation. And it can often lead to a full-time job. Discover how an internship can connect you with the countless opportunities at KPMG.

What makes a great internship? Through a KPMG internship, you can...

  • Start training: No other Big Four firm offers a consistent national training experience for all audit, tax and advisory interns.
  • Meet your mentor: Pair up with a mentor who can inspire and guide your internship-and your career.
  • Build a network: Start growing your professional network by interacting with KPMG senior professionals and employees worldwide.
  • Gain experience: By engaging with clients, you'll become more knowledgeable and more marketable.
  • Explore career opportunities: Learn what it's really like to be an audit, tax or advisory professional... and you may find yourself on the path to a full-time job offer.

UNRIVALED TRAINING AND MENTORING


KPMG's interns spend an exhilarating week of National Intern Training in Orlando, Florida. No other Big Four firm offers a consistent national training experience for all audit, tax and advisory interns. You'll join your peers from around the country to enhance your leadership and communication skills and receive training specific to your chosen practice area. You'll even receive a gift card to jump start your professional wardrobe.

As an intern, you'll be paired with a KPMG mentor who is committed to you and your career. You'll communicate regularly to address important questions, examine your goals, assess your progress and stretch your ideas about who you are and what you want to become.

OUR GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM


Our award-winning Global Internship Program (GIP) gives top college students the opportunity to work abroad and see what it takes to be a global professional. After starting your GIP internship at a KPMG office location in the US, you'll spend four weeks on assignment with international teams on major client accounts, with a global support network there to guide you every step of the way.

KPMG clients and the capital markets are becoming more international every day. The GIP is a great first step for future accounting professionals.

Why BYOIP?

Why BYOIP?

BUILD YOUR OWN INTERNSHIP


Our Build Your Own Internship Program (BYOIP) enables you to intern with KPMG in two practices chosen from audit, tax or advisory. One practice provides your "core" experience; the other provides "developmental" experience in which you'll work on a variety of client engagements. KPMG is the only one of the Big Four to offer a national split internship program.

Explore your options while being exposed to multiple practices early in your career. You'll find great networking opportunities with employees, clients and firm leadership, and you'll have a performance manager and a mentor to guide you along the way.

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AN INTERNSHIP THAT INSPIRES CHANGE


In cooperation with First Book, KPMG's Family for Literacy (KFFL) provides children from low--income families with their own new books. In addition to raising money, KFFL volunteers visit classrooms, read to children and deliver 2.5 million new books throughout the US.

KPMG Interns for Literacy enables you to participate in KFFL and practice KPMG's core values. You'll work with a team to plan, coordinate and complete an innovative literacy project. You can also enter to win a service trip to New Orleans, where you'll take community service to an even higher level.

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KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program


An innovative program from KPMG and leading business schools that combines learning + funding + doing to develop auditors in the data age.

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DEVELOPING AUDITORS IN THE DATA AGE


Auditing one of today's global companies often requires more than a deep knowledge of accounting and auditing. Our increasingly data-rich world often dictates that industry professionals be savvy about data and analytics (D&A), plus have the critical thinking skills needed to translate data patterns and anomalies into relevant and meaningful business insights. As a recognized leader in advanced audit practices, KPMG collaborated with two of the country's leading business schools to create this forward-thinking program.

This powerful combination of D&A-focused accounting curriculum, practical use of the latest analytics technology, and real-world experience working with KPMG's premier clients is critical to any student planning a career in our highly complex business world that is constantly creating, collecting, and reporting on data generated at warp speed.

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Learning + Funding + Doing

LEARNING + FUNDING + DOING


The KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program (the Program) is the first of its kind to provide:

Specialized Knowledge: The curriculum, developed in collaboration with our partner universities, combines advanced accounting and auditing with specialized courses on technology and D&A, including hands-on use of software tools and data sets currently used by seasoned KPMG audit professionals.

Financial Assistance: KPMG will pay tuition, and reasonable costs for room and board, books, and technology/supplies.

Work Experience: The Program includes a Spring semester internship as well as a full-time position with an opportunity for an accelerated leadership career track at KPMG for high performers.

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Partner Universities

TWO PIONEERING BUSINESS SCHOOLS


KPMG developed the Program in collaboration with The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business and the Villanova School of Business. We expect to expand the Program to other universities. The level of collaboration between academia and KPMG will empower university professors, KPMG professionals, and graduate students to innovate on the future of accounting.

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Specialized Knowledge

ADVANCED D&A CURRICULUM


The demanding coursework goes beyond traditional accounting and auditing principles to include D&A technologies and methodologies used in today's highly complex, data-centric audits. Students will gain advanced skills through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, utilizing KPMG's advanced proprietary tools and complex data sets.

Each university has tailored its graduate curriculum to create this unique program. Coursework includes subjects such as those listed below:

  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Systems for Data Analytics
  • Auditing through Information Systems
  • Probability and Uncertainty and Statistical Decision Making
  • Auditing with KPMG Automated Audit Procedures
  • The Future of Data and Analytics
  • Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting
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Financial Assistance

A FUNDED MASTER'S DEGREE WITH A LIFETIME OF DIVIDENDS


KPMG is funding each student accepted into the Program, including tuition, and reasonable costs for room and board, books, and technology/supplies. Yet we believe the true value of the Program to be significantly more, considering the lifelong dividends gained from having earned a one-of-a-kind graduate degree in accounting that focuses heavily on D&A and advanced technical skills.

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Work Experience

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE WITH KPMG'S PREMIER CLIENTS

Students will have real-world experience during a 16-week internship in the Spring semester supporting audits with an advanced D&A strategy for KPMG clients.

Upon receipt of his or her master's degree, each student will transition to a full-time position at KPMG, including the opportunity for an accelerated leadership career path. This career path for high performers includes the opportunity for a promotion to Audit Senior Associate after one year and to Audit Manager after four years. Students will have the opportunity to participate in leadership development programs, mentoring relationships, key assignments, and national and global opportunities overseen by KPMG's National Managing Partner for Audit, all designed to place them in the position to be future leaders of KPMG.

KPMG D&A PROGRAM LOCATIONS

The Program will be offered in KPMG offices across the U.S.

Game Changing Times

Game-Changing Times

D&A AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

The never-ending explosion of data and the rapidly advancing related technologies are changing the landscape of the accounting profession. Every day there is fast-forward movement in the data age. Learn more about KPMG's innovative audit services on our website including a video about data-driven audits.

As a leader in the profession that is proud to now be a driving force in shaping the future of accounting talent, we look forward to joining you on your educational and career trajectory.

Do You Have What it Takes?


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Realizing Your Full Potential


All of the connections you've made as a student will ultimately lead to the potential of finding a full-time position within our firm. A career with KPMG can give you the opportunity to be part of a team that values and encourages an innovative and transforming culture, where you can create lasting change.

Whether you're just getting to know us in the early years of a bachelor's program or you've experienced our dynamic work environment as an intern, KPMG is ready to help you realize your full potential through a full-time position.

Advanced Degree Students


Today's global business demands sharp intellect, fresh creativity, analytic ability and strategic thinking. That's why a career in public accounting with an innovative firm like KPMG is the perfect place for individuals completing MBA or JD programs.

At KPMG, we recognize the tremendous value advanced degree candidates bring to our firm and our clients. While most would recognize us as one of the Big Four accounting firms, we also provide exceptional opportunities for MBA, experienced Masters, PhD and Law candidates in our Advisory, Tax and Innovation and Enterprise Solutions functions.

Working for KPMG means you get the best of both worlds; dynamic and challenging consulting opportunities, with the ability to tap into the client base, industry and organizational expertise, as well as, the vast resources of a multi-functional and international firm.

Hiring Functions


Who we're looking for:

  • MBA—3-5 years of experience
  • Masters—3-5 years of experience
  • Ph.D.
  • JD / LL.M

KPMG'S Japanese Practice


Like companies throughout the global marketplace, Japanese companies are seeking ways to address emerging trends and manage risk driven by economic uncertainty. For Japanese — companies in the United States, this can be especially challenging.

These companies also must deal with the evolving U.S. regulatory environment, compliance across multiple tax jurisdictions, transfer pricing issues, and the looming transition to IFRS. This is where the insight and guidance of a skilled adviser can help an adviser such as KPMG LLP's Japanese practice.

The professionals in our Japanese practice understand the relationships between U.S. operations, parent companies, and global affiliates, and can provide a broad range of Audit, Tax and Advisory services to Japanese companies operating in the United States.

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We also work closely with KPMG International member firms in Japan and around the world to coordinate services with bilingual professionals in each region to provide cross-border services.

As a result, we can help companies with issues such as:

  • Complying with multiple tax jurisdictions
  • Implementing transfer pricing policies
  • Preparing for IFRS conversion
  • Remaining current with changing audit principles
  • Evaluating IT effectiveness

Participating Offices

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA

Contact us to learn more about the positions currently available in our Japanese Practice.

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International Case Competition


This is a unique and powerful experience that will test your team's abilities to evaluate real-world accounting problems and quickly develop workable solutions — just as KPMG Audit, Tax and Advisory teams do every day. You'll have the chance to meet great new people to add to your professional network. You might even travel abroad - all expenses paid. Isn't this a great way to practice thinking outside the box?

Rise to the Challenge


KPMG's 2016-2017 International Case Competition

The Competition


The competition begins on the campuses of 40 select universities. You'll compete to represent your school at one of five regional semi-final events. Winners of the semi-finals compete for the national title in New York City on February 23 - 24, 2017. The U.S. Champions will head to Lisbon, Portugal, to take on over 20 countries at the International Competition from April 10 - 14, 2017.

Your Team


Your Team


  • Teams must have four members.
  • All participants must be intended or declared business majors, with at least one intended or declared accounting major (We strongly recommend at least two).
  • Some advanced degree candidates may not be eligible (e.g., traditional MBA students). For details, email your KPMG contact or inquire at the campus information session.
  • Teams may have no more than one member who has previously participated at the national level. Past national winners may not compete again.
  • All team members must have valid passports so they can compete at the international finals.

The Competition


The Competition


  • Attend your campus info session and register your team.
  • Spend up to 48 hours reviewing the case.
  • Present your recommendations in 20 minutes to a panel of judges.
  • Win and advance to the semi-finals.
  • Dominate the U.S. finals.
  • Win the international event!

World's Greatest Field Trip


World's Greatest Field Trip


Your KPMG Contact will host an info session with additional details about your campus event. You are highly encouraged to attend!

Rally Your Team


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KPMG International Case Competition FAQs


  • Can I compete if my school is not listed as participating?

    Unfortunately, no. The competition is only open to student teams from select schools.

  • When do the campus competitions take place?

    Each campus has its own competition schedule. Please check with your local recruiter.

  • Do I have to be a student to participate?

    Yes, only active students at select universities may participate in KPMG's International Case Competition. Each school may have additional eligibility rules. Please check with your local recruiter.

  • How many members must each team have to participate?

    All teams must have four members.

  • How are teams formed?

    Students will form their own teams of four.

  • What types of cases are analyzed?

    Cases are typically business focused and may have significant accounting, finance, marketing, operations, or other topics.

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! Meals, transportation and lodging for the semi-finals, U.S. finals and international event are paid by KPMG.

  • How is the competition structured?

    Your team gets the case and can spend up to 48 hours reviewing the business issues.

    Your team has 20 minutes to present its recommendations to a panel of judges.

    Some campus competitions may have multiple heats.

    Campus competition winners advance to the semi-finals.

  • Can I participate in the competition even if I don't have a valid passport for international travel?

    If your team wins the U.S. title, you are responsible for having the appropriate documents (e.g., valid passport) to travel to the international event. This must be valid by Feb. 23, 2016 through at least Nov. 2, 2016.

  • Will KPMG offer me employment if my team wins the competition or if I participate in it?

    This is a valuable opportunity for you to get to know KPMG, but participating in or winning the competition does not guarantee employment.

Match Your Degree

Match Your Degree

Select your major from the dropdown to see how your degree aligns with roles in our Practice Areas of:

  • Audit
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  • Advisory
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Business Tax Services, State and Local Tax, International Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Mobility Services

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Deal Advisory: Deal Advisory - National

Management Consulting: Financial Management

Risk Consulting: Contract Compliance Services, Credit Risk, Dispute Advisory Services, Investigations, Internal Audit, Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance, Regulatory Risk, Fraud Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management/Governance

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State and Local Tax, International Tax

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Management Consulting: CIO Advisory, Enterprise Solutions, Automation, Integration & Information, Digital & Mobile Solutions, Program Delivery Services, Service Industry Operations

Risk Consulting: IT Audit and Assurance

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Risk Consulting: Actuarial

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Management Consulting: CIO Advisory, Customer Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, Automation, Integration & Information, Digital & Mobile Solutions, Program Delivery Services, Service Industry Operations

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Management Consulting: Financial Management, Financial Services Solutions

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management/Governance, Risk & Compliance, Operations Risk

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Management Consulting: People & Change

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Management Consulting: Financial Management, Financial Services Solutions

Risk Consulting: Contract Compliance Services, Internal Audit, Investigations, Financial Risk Management, Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance

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Management Consulting: CIO Advisory, Enterprise Solutions, Automation, Integration & Information, Digital & Mobile Solutions, Program Delivery Services, Product Operations & Procurement, Service Industry Operations

Risk Consulting: Emerging Technology Risk Services, GRC Technology, Information Protection, IT Audit & Assurance

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Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Enterprise Risk Management/Governance, Risk & Compliance

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services, Global Mobility Services

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Management Consulting: Financial Management, Financial Services Solutions

Risk Consulting: Insurance Risk, Contract Compliance Services, Credit Risk, Dispute Advisory Services, Investigations, Internal Audit, Financial Risk Management, Market/Treasury Risk (mathematical or quantitative finance), Operations Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance, Regulatory Risk, Fraud Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management/Governance, Risk & Compliance

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Economic & Valuation Services

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Risk Consulting: Market Risk

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Management Consulting: Service Industry Operations

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Risk Consulting: Regulatory Compliance

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Global Mobility Services

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Management Consulting: People & Change

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Risk Consulting: Insurance Risk

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Global Mobility Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: CIO Advisory, Enterprise Solutions, Automation, Integration & Information, Digital & Mobile Solutions, Program Delivery Services, Financial Services Solutions, Service Industry Operations

Risk Consulting: Contract Compliance Services, Emerging Technology Risk Services, Forensic Technology, GRC Technology, Information Protection, IT Audit and Assurance, Operations Risk

Eligible Tax Practices

Mergers and Acquisitions, International Tax, Business Tax Services, State and Local Tax

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance, Regulatory Risk

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Management Consulting: Customer Solutions, Financial Services Solutions

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Economic & Valuation Services

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Economic & Valuation Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Deal Advisory: Integration & Separation

Management Consulting: CIO Advisory, Financial Management, People & Change, Shared Services & Outsourcing, Service Industry Operations

Risk Consulting: Credit Risk, Market/Treasury Risk, Operations Risk, Regulatory Risk

Strategy

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Management Consulting: Product Operations & Procurement

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Management Consulting: People & Change

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Risk Consulting: Regulatory Risk

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Risk

Management Consulting: Service Industry Operations

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Risk Consulting: Insurance Risk

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Product Operations & Procurement

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: People & Change

Eligible Tax Practices

Business Tax Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Tax, State and Local Tax, Global Mobility Services