ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG:
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: KPMG is a global network of accounting firms providing audit, tax, advisory, special interest and industry-specific services. It employs approximately 152,000 professionals working together to provide quality service in 151 countries around the world. Big 4
The organization was formed in 1987 through the merger of Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler. Like other professional service organizations, KMPG places great value on its people and quality of service.
Its a very nice opportunity to work with such big 4 firms for article-ship.
Most of CA aspirants have dream to work as Article Trainee in any Big 4 so that they get good kick start in their career. And this perception is also right to quite extent.
Reasons can be summarized as under –
1. Exposure to work on assignments of leading companies
ARTICLE-SHIP IN KPMG:
Key aspects for entry in KPMG are as under –
Communication skill –
English (verbal & written) is very critical for entry into KPMG. If your English is OK then try to further improve it with correct pronunciation & accent while speaking English.
At the time of Group discussion, decide your position to speak & respond depending upon knowledge of topic. Starting the discussion is not necessary, you need to listen others, respond in logical manner, if you don’t agree to something raise your views with caution and defend with very strong logic. Give chance to others to speak.
Technical knowledge –
Depending upon your current exam status, you need to be very strong in Accounting Standards, Income Tax Act, Companies Act, Auditing Standards, etc.
Please mark my word, even if you are not excellent in English & you have strong technical knowledge & capability to showcase that knowledge during written test / Group Discussion & interview then you will definitely get entry into KPMG.
Computer Skills –
You should have good knowledge of Ms-Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
In this article I will be also discussing about the Articleship Procedure of KPMG.
So for KPMG you have 5 rounds in all:-
- Aptitude test
- Group discussion
- HR interview
- Technical round
- Partner round
The moment a CA student hears this word, what strikes to his/her mind is ‘What does he need to prepare for this?’
Well, this is a test just to check your basic knowledge and it is an Objective test. There are 3 sections in it namely:-
1. General English (20 ques.):
In this section, there will be general word meanings, rearranging the sentences, and an unseen passage. This section is to check how well versed the student is with the English language.
2. Quantitative aptitude (20 ques.):
This section is all about mathematics and calculations. Basic formulas read up till 10th needs to be recalled.
3. Accounting, Tax and Auditing (40 ques.):
This is the last section. Going through the limits for calculating tax, deductions, SAs, AS and you are ready.
We are given 45 mins approximately and there are 80 questions which need to be answered. One thing to be kept in mind is TIME MANAGEMENT. The good thing is that there is no negative marking so go on for attempting all the questions.
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: Criterion to clear this level is:
Student needs to score 60% in total and 60% in the individual sections as well.
It’s easy to crack this aptitude test. All you need to do is just believe in yourself and do not panic. 80 questions and 45 mins might sound impossible to some but NO this can be done, I did it and I had time to revise even and that’s how I cleared my aptitude test at KPMG.
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: GROUP DISCUSSION
In this round, you will be given some topic for discussion & you have to connect with group for this.
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: HR INTERVIEW
In this round you will be asked your personal details such as Family background, your opinion about working with Big 4s, your hobbies, your interests in work areas etc. This round is simple
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: TECHNICAL ROUND
In this round, you will be asked academic questions on subjects in your syllabus. It is advisable to do all SAs and accounting standards because focus will be more on this.
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG: Conclusion
There are lots of person in line to get entry into KPMG. You will have to prove that you have something extra in you so that interviewer is bound to take you.
Once you have made up your mind to go for Article ship Training with KPMG. Please don’t feel that entry in KPMG is impossible or very tough.
Trust me, everybody needs good resource so there is ample demand the only requirement at your end is to re-orientation towards yourself.
If you are from small town (as I am), then you will really have to put extra effort on yourself to get into Big4. BUT THIS IS WORTH IT.
ARTICLE SHIP IN KPMG
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