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KPMG Graduate Programme

KPMG’s graduate programme will take you from being a talented and focused graduate to becoming a top-flight professional with real skills and experience.

In this section we’ve set out all that we offer, what you’ll be doing, what you’ll learn and how to take the next step in your career.

Across our Audit & Assurance, Tax Consulting, Deal Advisory & Consulting practices, students join a 3.5 year programme (3 years on a sponsored masters) and take their ACA exams to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Our Management Consulting graduates are not required to sit these exams.

Audit and Assurance

What you’ll be doing

  • Understanding how businesses work and helping your clients land major deals
  • Learning to spot and uncover the risks when you audit clients
  • Exploring the world, working on global projects with mega players in the market
  • Sharpening your IT skills with cutting-edge technology to offer top-class insight to clients

Further opportunities

  • Delve more into IT with our Information Risk Management (IRM) Audit Department
  • Tap into data analytics trends, giving your clients an edge in their financial performance and processes

Tax Consulting

What you’ll be doing

  • Tailoring your advice to firms across diverse sectors – aircraft leasing, real estate, financial services, healthcare, technology, renewable energy and many more
  • Brushing up your knowledge of tax legislation in Ireland and abroad
  • Keeping clients in check and ensuring they’re ticking the right boxes on tax compliance.
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions and takeovers
  • Qualify as a Chartered Accountant and tax professional with the Irish Tax Institute

Deal Advisory

What you’ll be doing

  • Giving start-up firms advice on the right direction with mega transactions coming down the line
  • Linking up with entrepreneurs and household names advising on a range of mergers, acquisitions and equity fundraising
  • Crunching the numbers on deals when financing new businesses, raising/renegotiating new debt and equity funding
  • Leading the crowd as you advise on business purchases, disposals and management buy-outs

What you’ll be doing

  • Developing your understanding of how clients buy, sell and fund their businesses
  • Pushing major deals over the line, from bidding to implementation
  • Mastering the issues that affect transactions value and delivering mega deals
  • Rotating in our Audit practice to get up to speed with accounting principles

What you’ll be doing

  • Helping companies in financial difficulty put their best foot forward
  • Cracking the code and devising turnaround tactics to challenging business concerns
  • Staying on top of company legislation when testing and executing a variety of business strategies for client’s commercial needs

Consulting

What you’ll be doing

  • Advising clients on industry best practice, while handling operational and financial risks they face
  • Analysing critical cases around Corporate Governance, Regulatory Advisory, Cyber Security and IT Risk Management
  • Monitoring and advising on changing regulatory issues in an evolving marketplace
  • Giving firms the heads-up on potential pitfalls they may face in the market

What you’ll be doing

  • Trying your hand as a consultant across areas like Business Strategy, Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and People and Change Management
  • Helping firms build their business by rolling out custom-made commercial and technical strategies
  • Revamping your clients’ business model, working on complex and transformative programmes
  • Fine-tuning your IT skills when analysing technology trends and shaping this to each client’s strategy

Lowdown on the programme

  • Year one – start as an Analyst
  • Within 3.5 years – progress to Senior Consultant

What you’ll be doing

  • Trying your hand as a consultant across areas like Business Strategy, Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and People and Change Management
  • Helping firms build their business by rolling out custom-made commercial and technical strategies
  • Revamping your clients’ business model, working on complex and transformative programmes
  • Fine-tuning your IT skills when analysing technology trends and shaping this to each client’s strategy
  • Getting up-to-speed with mega financial deals coming down the line
  • Teaming-up with major players in the market offering cutting-edge insight to transform their commercial models
  • Applying business intelligence analytics to boost companies financial profile

Lowdown on the programme

  • Year one – start as an Analyst
  • Within 3.5 years – progress to Senior Consultant

Top reasons to join KPMG

Here are just some of the ways that we
can kick-start your professional life.

01

We’re top of
the class

  • More employees pass their ACA professional exams with KPMG than any other firm
  • 50% of the top 10 prizes in final accountancy exams were awarded to KPMG people in the past 2 years
  • For the past 3 years our pass rate has been 11% above the national average
  • 87% overall success in the final tax exams which is 28% above the national average
02

We’ve got the awards
to prove it

  • Winner of gradireland Graduate Employer of the Year (Accountancy/Professional Services) 2020 & 2019
  • Winner of gradireland Graduate Training and Development Programme in Ireland 2020
  • Winner of the Graduate Employee of the Year 2020 – Aisling Byrne
  • Winner of Most Attractive Employer for business students in Ireland 2019 - Universum
03

We have a first class
KPMG Business School

You can sharpen your skills with our first-class KPMG Business School and lead the way by working on international projects across Audit, Tax, Deal Advisory or Consulting.

Our €5.5m investment in graduate development annually demonstrates our commitment to your success.

  • No.1 Training & Development firm in Ireland 2020
04

KPMG
Life

While you’re here, you can also get into the community spirit by giving back on our award-winning Corporate Citizenship Program, enjoy a range of sports and social clubs, unlock your inner globetrotter and benefit from our flexible rewards package.

05

Leading the way
to a better future

Our Renewable Energy/Climate Change, Infrastructure, Sustainability and Alternative Investment Management practices are working with our clients to do what we can to create a better future, to connect the world, build prosperity, reduce poverty, fight climate change and to create a sustainable quality of life.

KPMG Business School

€5.5M

We invest €5.5m
each year in
graduate training

1,600

We deliver
1,600 courses
each year

No. 1

We’re the No.1 firm for
Training & Development 2020
awarded by gradireland

Your training path with the firm:

Audit, Deal Advisory & Consulting:

  • A unique 4 week training programme and 4 weeks integrated client project work
  • Top-class coaching with technical, professional and leadership workshops
  • Revision courses in accounting skills training before you join your team
  • Learn how to deliver a killer presentation and negotiate with top clients

Tax

  • Sample some tax technical training, accounting, leadership, business and IT skills sessions
  • Revision courses in accounting skills training before you join your team
  • Learn the tricks of the trade with presentations, personal effectiveness and professional client service workshops
  • Put your knowledge to the test and join forces with your fellow grads on our tax research project

On-Campus Events

We’re on-campus at college careers fairs and deliver CV workshops to give the heads-up on what’s in store for you. You can hear about the cutting-edge client deals our graduates work on and learn how to submit an application that stands out from the crowd.

Insight Days

Get a taste of what we’re all about – you’ll hear from our Partners on the mega projects they’ve worked on and get the inside scoop on what a career in Audit, Tax, Deal Advisory or Consulting is all about.

Case Competitions

Crack the code on some of the world’s leading business problems – you’ll tackle some big business briefs and present your pitch to leading players in the field.

Hear from our people

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our people have to say.

Ryan, Associate, Audit & Assurance

What’s important to you?
Bringing your true self to work

What aspects of KPMG have been most beneficial to you?
Working with a diverse and talented variety of people, learning and growing from challenges faced together

How would you describe your experience at KPMG?
Enjoyable, Challenging and shared with friends who I will keep for life

Where would you like to be in 5 years’ time?
Using the qualification and experience gained at KPMG to work around the world

Describe your experience at KPMG in 3-5 words
Great people, Challenging and Unforgettable

Siofra, Associate, Tax Consulting

What’s important to you?
Work life-balance, career progression

What aspects of KPMG have been most beneficial to you?
On-the-job learning, training & support

How would you describe your experience at KPMG?
Diverse work – it has challenged me, but allowed me to grow

Where would you like to be in 5 years’ time?
Qualified tax advisor and chartered accountant

Describe your experience at KPMG in 3-5 words
Enjoyable, rewarding, exciting

Muriel, Manager, Transaction Services

What’s important to you?
Working in a firm that supports my values and encourages me to achieve my full potential.

What aspects of KPMG have been most beneficial to you?
Working at the core of exciting commercial transformations to some major household names and developing the skills that have enabled me to progress to a managerial grade.

Describe your experience at KPMG in 3-5 words
Stimulating, encouraging and fulfilling.

Leo, Analyst, Management Consulting

How would you describe your experience at KPMG?
Enriching with an active focus on challenging and promoting my professional development while helping exciting clients transform their businesses.

Where would you like to be in 5 years’ time?
Driving impactful change as a leader and trusted advisor to clients while leveraging my diverse and international experience to help develop new members of our talent pool.

Describe you experience at KPMG in 3-5 words?
Empowering, Impactful, Fast-Paced

Some of our Clients

Food & Agribusiness

Aviation & Transport

Retail & Leisure

Education & Services

Real Estate & Related

Life Science & Healthcare

Financial Services

Government

Power & Utilities

High Tech & Media

Let’s Talk

Paul Vance

Head of Resourcing
e: paul.vance@kpmg.ie
t: +353 1 700 4075

Suzanne Murphy

Campus Recruitment
e: suzanne.m.murphy@kpmg.ie
t: +353 1 410 1577