Why KPMG

WE HAVE HISTORY - BUT WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

Our Story


The KPMG Story encompasses what we believe in, where we're going, and how we'll get there. It includes our Purpose, Values, Vision, Strategy, and our Promise. Our story helps us make informed decisions as we respond to challenges and pursue new opportunities. The KPMG Story binds us together, and helps us grow – individually and collectively – and it sets us apart from the competition.

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KPMG has a great story to tell, and we're extremely proud of it. We encourage you to learn more about how you can become part of our story.

What will Your Story be at KPMG?

Impact With Purpose

Impact With Purpose

We all have a purpose at KPMG. Explore yours.


KPMG is a firm with a rich history of doing great work and making a difference. Individually and as a firm, we inspire confidence and empower change in so many different ways. We truly believe that everyone is here for a purpose. Whether our purpose is to serve our clients directly or to help those who do, we all contribute to the bigger picture.

At KPMG, purpose is the difference that has always set us apart. Purpose is the difference between managing military inventory and delivering lifesaving aid to our allies. Between reconciling conflicting financial claims and helping bring hostages home. Between certifying election results and strengthening a young democracy. Between monitoring a cleanup and helping a nation heal after a tragedy. This difference, in perspective, has enabled us to inspire confidence and empower change for over 120 years, and it will for many more. Because at KPMG, purpose is the difference between doing our job and knowing why it matters.

"KPMG is about its people – and I believe that every single person at this firm has a strong sense of purpose and a strong commitment to each other, our clients, and the communities in which we do business. I feel a strong sense of pride to work for KPMG and to work alongside such extraordinary people."
— Michaelle "Meesh" Chalmers, Senior Associate - Audit

purpose is the difference between doing our job and knowing why it matters

Inspire confidence. Empower change.

The 10,000 STORIES CHALLENGE


At KPMG, we celebrate and take pride in the higher purpose behind the work we do. We recently asked our people to tell us how their role makes a positive impact on the world. Our goal was 10,000 stories, but we ended up with more than three times as many! The results show just how extraordinary our people are, and how we can work together to Inspire Confidence and Empower Change in so many ways.

KPMG Values

KPMG Values

Above all, we act with integrity.


KPMG's core values illustrate our commitment to the highest principles of personal and professional conduct, guiding how our people relate to each other, what we expect of our clients and vendors, and what our clients, vendors and the marketplace should expect of us.

  • We lead by example.
  • We work together.
  • We respect the individual.
  • We seek the facts and provide insight.
  • We are open and honest in our communication.
  • We are committed to our communities.

Our Vision – To be the Clear Choice


At KPMG, our goal is not to be the biggest professional services firm. Our goal is to be the best professional services firm. And we define this in a very tangible way through our vision of being the Clear Choice.

For KPMG, being the Clear Choice means that:

  • Our people are extraordinary;
  • Our clients see a difference in us; and
  • The public trusts us.

We believe that living our principles – and living the KPMG Story – will set us apart.

We hope KPMG will be your Clear Choice.

KPMG Values

A Strategy for Success

Above all, we act with integrity.


"The recipe for success is good work. Do good work and you will get work. There is no other way."
— William Barclay Peat

This advice, delivered by one of our founders William Barclay Peat, remains as relevant for our firm today as it was a century ago. It's why our people maintain such a relentless focus on quality and providing excellent client service in all we do. We have a clear strategy that is based on taking a long-term, sustainable view about how we build our brand and our success.

A Culture of Innovation
When you join KPMG, you'll collaborate with some of the most talented and innovative people in the profession, across all areas of our business and all organizational levels and functions, to bring our strategy to life every day.

You'll become part of a network of colleagues who share ideas and inspire you to excel and build your career. We want you to be better tomorrow than you are today. If you're ready to imagine where your success can take you, we're ready to help you get there.

Join a team that will inspire you…

Our Promise


With passion and purpose, KPMGers work shoulder-to-shoulder with our colleagues, clients, and communities, integrating innovative approaches and deep expertise to deliver real results.

"I see people who I care about and who I want to work with sitting on either side of me. I'm from a very big family in Jamaica. When I left Jamaica, that was taken from me. You all give me an opportunity to recreate the family environment I have at home, and being able to call you my friends, my family, my brothers, and my sisters is special."
— Nick Washington, Manager - Audit

We will continue to live our story every day.
This is our Promise.

At KPMG, we're extremely proud of our rich history.


2017 marks the 120th anniversary of our firm, and we're honored to celebrate this milestone and our history of service to our clients, our communities, and each other!

Our culture makes KPMG unique, and it's defined by the collective behaviors of each and every individual that makes up this great firm. Our people, past and present, are responsible for building a wonderful legacy…and creating KPMG's story.

Our 120th anniversary is a special time for us to reflect on the critical role we've played in the capital markets we serve. For more than a century, KPMG has been committed to working collaboratively to deliver quality service and drive innovation for our clients. We are equally proud of the profound impact we've made in the communities in which we live and work since 1897.

We hope you will join us as we continue on our exciting journey.

A Rich History

SINCE DAY ONE


Our firm has a rich history of doing great work and making a difference, not only for our clients and our people, but for society at large. Watch this short video to learn about the key role our firm has played in important historic events.

Inclusion & Diversity at KPMG


KPMG is a leader in creating a work environment built on principles of inclusion and diversity. That's why we've created so many award-winning programs that enhance the professional development of our diverse employees and support their growth as future firm leaders.

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Future diversity leaders

FUTURE DIVERSITY LEADERS


KPMG LLP (KPMG) high-performing minority freshman and sophomore students who are leaders in their communities and demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal excellence. If this describes You, take a moment to learn more about our exciting Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program.

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Corporate Management Internships


Learn more about KPMG's Corporate Management Internship Program.

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The PhD Project


When we started in 1994, there were only 294 minority business professors in the U.S. Today, the number has more than quadrupled to over 1,300 and is increasing everyday.

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Future diversity leaders

ALPFA & NABA NATIONAL CASE STUDY


KPMG has been the proud and exclusive sponsor of the ALPFA & NABA National Student Case Competitions for over 10 years. Each year we sponsor over 100 students and faculty advisors to attend the respective conferences. Teams from across the country convene into one location to participate in our MBA level case study competition and battle for school pride and cash prizes.

KPMG Inclusion & Diversity Networks


We also support inclusion and diversity beyond KPMG through our commitments to a broad range of diversity organizations focused on professional development and training, including:

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Ascend
National Urban League (NUL)
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Hire the Disabled
Women for Hire
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)
Wall Street Business & Disability Career Event (Abilities/NBDC)
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
Capital Pride
Mom Corps
Special Olympics

Women's Initiatives


Comprising nearly half of all new hires at KPMG LLP, women represent an enormous part of KPMG’s talent pool. Our women's initiatives represent our deep commitment to their personal and professional success.

Women's Advisory Board


Our Women's Advisory Board (WAB) was established in 2003 to develop initiatives to help support, advance, and reward our women. Through KPMG's Network of Women (KNOW), the WAB provides women across the firm with opportunities for personal and professional development, networking and relationship building, and sponsorship and mentoring.

KNOW


With more than 65 chapters throughout the U.S., KNOW’s mission is to help women build and advance their careers by:

– Fostering an inclusive environment that encourages them to contribute fully.
– Increasing their networking opportunities and connecting them with women in the marketplace.
– Facilitating sponsorship and mentoring relationships.
– Providing a forum where they can share experiences and support each other, both personally and professionally.

Citizenship


KPMG is deeply committed to integrity, corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion and protecting the environment. Together, these ideas represent the essential character of our firm and guide our actions in business, in the community and around the globe.

Integrity


Integrity


Our Code of Conduct defines the values and standards by which KPMG conducts business. It's a road map to help guide our actions and behaviors and outline the resources available to help each one of us fulfill our personal responsibility to both understand and comply with the firm's standards of honesty and integrity in all things.

Citizenship


Citizenship


At KPMG, we provide resources and support that empower and enable our people to demonstrate our core value of giving back to our communities where we live and work. Our main focus is youth and education and helping economically disadvantaged children grow into adults with the skills needed to become successful contributors to tomorrow's workforce while creating a diverse pipeline of future leaders.

Inclusion & Diversity


Inclusion & Diversity


KPMG is proud to foster a high-performance culture. Our ability to sustain that culture depends on talented, skilled employees as diverse as the clients we serve and the communities in which we live and work. Inclusion and diversity are critical components of our corporate responsibility strategy.

Living Green


Living Green


Living Green is an important aspect of our Employer of Choice initiative, as recruits and employees want to work for firms that recognize and address environmental issues. There can also be cost savings associated with eliminating waste and increasing efficiency through environmental initiatives. And climate change is an important issue for our clients, who are starting to understand and evaluate the environmental impact of their supply chain.

Caring For Our Communities


Kathy Hanna, National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility, shares the spirit of volunteerism at KPMG.

By The Numbers


53,000

Volunteer hours via Volunteer Time Release

$13.2 Million

Pledged through KPMG's Community Giving Campaign

163,000

Hours of service to KPMG communities in 2016

$6.9 Million

Raised by KPMG Disaster Relief Fund for global relief

ABOUT THE PROGRAM


In cooperation with First Book, KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL) provides children from low-income families with their own new books — sometimes, their very first book. In addition to raising money, KFFL volunteers visit classrooms, read to children and deliver the new books — nearly two million throughout the United States.


KPMG's Family for Literacy program provides children from low-income families with new books in collaboration with First Book, an award winning nonprofit social enterprise. The success of KFFL has been achieved by harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of KPMG's extended family including our partners, employees, spouses, family members, interns and retirees, as well as professional golfers and KPMG brand ambassadors Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis.

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KPMG LIVING GREEN


"We understand the importance of our role as environmental stewards in protecting and preserving our planet. Through our Living Green program, we have established initiatives across the firm to reduce our carbon footprint, our consumption of energy, and our production of waste, all of which are keys to environmental sustainability and the overall impact we have on our communities. KPMG is a recognized leader in corporate responsibility and the Living Green program helps us better understand the impact our processes and actions have on the environment."


Kathy H. Hannan
National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility

Great Benefits


Of course you want a great compensation package — and KPMG delivers. The firm offers a fabulous combination of generous financial rewards and comprehensive employment benefits, including leading-edge work/life opportunities. Create a program that's just right for you from a full options menu.

Health, Wellness & Insurance Benefits


Choice of Medical Plans, Dental Plans, Vision Coverage, Life & Disability Insurance & Supplemental Insurance

Money Benefits

MONEY SAVING BENEFITS


  • METPAY Program - provides automobile, homeowners, and other casualty insurance with advantages not available anywhere else.
  • Mortgage Assistance Program - offers competitive mortgage rates and terms.
  • Wageworks Transit Program - designed to save you pre-tax money on transit and vanpool expenses.
  • Perks at Work Program - provides great discounts at hundreds of retailers and service providers.
  • Fine Jewelry Discount Program - gives you the opportunity to purchase fine jewelry and gemstones at wholesale prices.
  • Subaru VIP Program - enables you to purchase or lease a new Subaru at the dealer invoice cost.
  • VacationWired.com - offers a large selection of cruises and plan-your-own vacation packages.

Healthy Living


KPMG recognizes that balancing personal and professional lives can be a challenge. That's why we provide more support to help our employees manage their personal lives while they build their careers:

Simple Steps to a Healthier Life - online service for Aetna health coverage plan participants to help employees enhance their personal health, well-being and more.

LifeWorks - offers free access to a wealth of information related to health and well-being.

Family Resources

  • Adoption Reimbursement Program
  • Backup Child Care - provides access to in-home or center-based backup child care.
  • Shared Backup Child Care - enables employees to share unused backup care usages with colleagues who have exhausted their allotment of backup care usages for the calendar year.
  • Backup Elder Care - provides access to in-home backup elder care through Bright Horizons.
  • Shared Backup Elder Care Program - enables employees to share unused backup care usages with colleagues who have exhausted their allotment of backup care usages for the calendar year.
  • My 9 Months - offers fun information for parents-to-be on the My 9 Months website.
  • Privacy Rooms - at most KPMG offices for nursing mothers.

Time Off

  • Authorized Holidays - a list of all holidays is posted at each operating office.
  • Personal Days - 20, 25 or 30 days off per year depending on job classification/level/years of service.
  • Volunteer Time Release Program - employees can take up to 12 hours per year during normal business hours for volunteer activities.
  • Jury Duty - full-time employees are given full salary while on jury service and unable to work regularly scheduled hours.
  • Leaves of Absence - Maternity, Medical, Family and Medical Leave Act, Military, General, Educational, Parental, Shared Leave and Personal Leave.
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - employees can receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off per year for such situations as the birth, adoption, or placement of a child (including a domestic partner's child) for foster care; their own serious illness; or the serious illness of a close family member for whom they must provide care. For new parents, job protection is extended by the firm to 26 weeks.

Flexibility

  • Alternative Work Arrangements - from telecommuting to a compressed workweek, KPMG offers a culture of flexibility that is good for our employees and also makes good business sense.

Financial Matters

  • 401(k) and Pension Plans
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Mortgage Assistance Program
  • HomeBenefits@Work Program
  • Hyatt Legal Plan

Additional Offers/Discounts

Thanks to special agreements KPMG has made with a number of companies and organizations, employees may take advantage of terrific buys and great values on a wide range of products and services.

  • Child Care Center Discounts
  • Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep
  • Marriott International
  • Panasonic Purchase Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Parking
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Vision
  • Weight Watchers Online
  • Whirlpool Corporation

Extra Rewards


Stellar Connections, the KPMG Employee Referral Program, offers exciting ways to earn extra cash. Each qualified referral can be worth up to $5,000 if your candidate is successfully hired. You can help us be a shining example to businesses everywhere by helping to recruit the world's brightest people.

Retirement Matters


Learn more about KPMG's pension and 401k plan

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workplace of the future

Workplace of the Future

THE OFFICE REINVENTED


KPMG's Workplace of the Future is creating a dynamic work environment that reflects the rapidly evolving needs of the firm and its people for enhanced collaboration, productivity, and cost-efficiency. Workplace of the Future underpins KPMG's high-performance culture by helping our people collaborate and innovate.

How does Workplace of the Future benefit you?


Technology improvements that enable greater flexibility, mobility and teaming.

Our new work environment includes a flexible mix of individual, open, and team spaces from quiet rooms to project team rooms.

It's an aesthetically pleasing environment designed to be brighter and more open than many sites are currently. Many of our sites will offer other amenities as well.

Environmentally responsible methods that continue our use of green building materials and features in line with our Living Green sustainability initiative.

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
  • Tax
  • Advisory
  • Business Support Services

Eligible Tax Practices

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

Eligible KPMG Audit Practices

Audit

Eligible Advisory Practices

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

Eligible Tax Practices

State and Local Tax, International Tax

Eligible Advisory Practices

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

Eligible Tax Practices

Global Mobility Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Financial Management, Financial Services Solutions

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

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: People & Change

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Financial Management, Financial Services Solutions

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

Eligible Advisory Practices

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

Strategy

Eligible Advisory Practices

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

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services, Global Mobility Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

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

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Market Risk

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Service Industry Operations

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Compliance

Eligible Tax Practices

Global Mobility Services

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: People & Change

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Insurance Risk

Eligible Tax Practices

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

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Customer Solutions, Financial Services Solutions

Eligible Tax Practices

Economic & Valuation Services

Eligible Tax Practices

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

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: Product Operations & Procurement

Eligible Advisory Practices

Management Consulting: People & Change

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Risk

Eligible Advisory Practices

Risk Consulting: Regulatory Risk

Management Consulting: Service Industry Operations

Eligible Advisory Practices

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