Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

Graduate Careers

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

You are looking to make the best career decision that you can. We would like to tell you a little bit about KPMG and why joining KPMG could be one of the most important career choices you will ever make. Our higher purpose at KPMG is to Inspire Confidence and Empower Change. Being true to our higher purpose and always doing the right hard thing has made us the clear choice of professional services firms in Ireland. We are the clear choice for clients and the clear choice for ambitious graduates because they see the difference in us. We offer to ambitious graduates world class clients, market leading training and a great working environment. This brochure will provide you with an insight into our firm and how people, like you, turn their ambition into reality. For you, KPMG provides opportunity and challenge. The opportunity to work in Ireland and overseas with leading multinationals, Irish owned businesses, entrepreneurs and start- ups. You will be challenged by working in a high performing firm with the very best people. You will be supported in developing your leadership and teamwork skills and you will have an unrivalled opportunity to be involved in a vast array of exciting projects in every sector.

You will have access to the very best training to allow you to continually upgrade your skills. You will also be challenged and supported at this most critical stage in your career. Are you ready to grasp these opportunities? Are you a business leader of tomorrow? If so, we look forward to welcoming you to KPMG. Shaun Murphy Managing Partner

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

Audit & Assurance . . 1 Tax Consulting . . 3 Corporate Finance . . 5 Transaction Services . . 7 Restructuring & Forensic . . 9 Risk Consulting . 11 Our Clients . 13 KPMG Business School . 15 Best Exam Results Nationally . 17 We take leisure time seriously . 19 Working to give something back . . 20 See the world with KPMG . . 21 Compensation & Benefits . . 22 Learn as you work . . 23 Let’s Talk . . 24 Contents

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

KPMG is the leading Audit and Assurance service provider in Ireland, serving clients across all industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Energy, Government, Aviation, Engineering and Pharmaceutical. What is Audit and Assurance? Auditing is not just about numbers; it is about training bright young professionals to understand how businesses work and operate, how these businesses seek out commercial opportunities and manage risks and how they are then accurately presented in a set of annual financial statements. It is for this reason that audit training is an excellent business foundation for graduates with an ambition to become extraordinary business advisors. At KPMG, quality is critical to us in all that we do. We only recruit the brightest and the best people. You will learn and grow working alongside experienced and committed professionals as you undertake your professional examinations.

We are at an exciting time in auditing, where technology is changing how we all work. At KPMG we are at the forefront of adopting sophisticated tools to make sense of the explosion of data in our market. As an audit team member, you will learn how to integrate technology in the audit whilst providing clients with the highest quality insights into their businesses. In addition to Audit & Assurance opportunities in our main business units, we also offer the opportunity to work in our specialist IT Audit group. As part of our Information Risk Management (IRM) team, you will learn how the best companies use, develop, secure and manage leading corporate technology to support their business whilst learning how to use advanced data analytics to provide insights on financial performance and processes. Leaders of tomorrow Your experience will range from large public companies, with global operations and active mergers and acquisitions strategies, to vibrant growing Irish companies.

You will get the unrivalled opportunity to •  Work alongside the brightest and experienced professionals • Participate on the audits of clients across all industries • Use leading edge technology to provide clients with deeper insight and value • Participate in other exciting assurance service projects • Engage with international colleagues on global clients • Receive customised, award winning training at our KPMG Business School • Develop and build your interpersonal skills as you interact with people at all levels • Work towards the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification The training we offer is invaluable for graduates who will in time become the CEOs and CFOs of Ireland’s largest public and private companies. The skills and experiences you get with KPMG will best position you to be one of Ireland’s business leaders of tomorrow. 1 GRADUATE CAREERS Audit & Assurance

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

I joined KPMG in October 2014 on completion of my Masters in Accountancy in NUI Galway and I work in the area of Investment Funds. Financial Services Audit allows you to work both on your own and as part of a larger team. It also opens you up to experiences and knowledge in diverse industries like banking, insurance and aircraft leasing. Alex Courtney Trainee, Audit We are auditor to over 40% of Irish companies listed on Global Stock exchanges We provide an audit & assurance service to 32% of the Top 100 companies in Ireland P P 2

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

The training I received has been second to none. From the day I joined the Tax Consulting Practice I was involved in compiling tax advice in the maritime sector, financial services industries and Government bodies. My current client work involves tax compliance services, and dealing with issues like the impact of Brexit on client industries. KPMG is a fantastic training ground where you can draw on the expertise of colleagues with enormous knowledge. The calibre of people I work with has really helped me to quickly develop my own expertise. Susan Grennan Trainee, Tax P P 3 GRADUATE CAREERS 70% of the top 3 placings of the final tax exams Between 2012 and 2017 KPMG was awarded 90% pass rate in all tax exams KPMG has a 33% ahead of national average

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4 With over 650 tax professionals and more than €117 million in revenues KPMG is Ireland’s biggest, most successful and fastest growing Tax Consulting firm. We act on the largest, most sophisticated and most interesting transactions in Ireland bringing our client’s the benefit of our unrivalled breadth and depth of taxation knowledge. Our work is varied, exciting and intellectually challenging. If you are clever, ambitious and want the opportunity to deploy your talents to their full ability then KPMG’s Tax Consulting practice is the place for you.

Why isTax Consulting such a compelling career choice? Our number one market position ensures that our people are exposed to an unrivalled variety of exciting and interesting industries and transactions. Our work is often international in nature and exposes our Tax Consultants to taxation law in every major economy in the world. Advising potential investors in Ireland of the details of the country’s attractive business taxation regime helps to drive growth in the Irish economy. Key sectors Aircraft Leasing - we advise more than 90% of the world’s aircraft lessors in more than 150 countries, advising on every significant aircraft leasing transaction in the world in recent years.

MegaTransactions - we assist with the detailed structuring of takeovers, mergers, demergers and reorganisations. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - our dedicated FDI teams market Ireland to investors worldwide and have been responsible for bringing investment, business and employment to Ireland. Irish Headquartered - Irish business chooses KPMG more often than any other firm to be its advisor. Renewable Energy – we are the number one taxation advisor to the renewable energy sector. Our work includes helping with acquisitions, sales, project financing and fund raising.

Bloodstock - Ireland is a world leader in the Bloodstock industry and KPMG Ireland is a world leader in tax advice to that industry. Technology and Innovation - our R&D Incentives Practice is Ireland’s largest, longest-established and most experienced specialist R&D tax credits team. Property - our Property Tax Consultants have played a critical role in rebuilding Ireland’s property sector. We are the recognised leaders in pioneering the use of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Tax Consulting

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

What is Corporate Finance? KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice is a leading advisor in the Irish market, advising on transactions of national and international significance. Our team of 60 professionals provide advice to leading entrepreneurs, businesses and government bodies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, equity and debt fundraisings, real estate transactions, bank deleveraging and infrastructure financing. The experience we offer you The work you do influences the decisions of major industry players and can often change the trajectory of the business or the investor into the future. The skills and training we provide will support you in becoming a key business advisor. Working in Corporate Finance could offer you experience in the following areas: •  Financing businesses, including raising/ renegotiating new debt and equity funding • Advising on public and private infrastructure projects • Advising clients on business purchases, disposals and management buy-outs • Valuing businesses for mergers and acquisitions, transactions and shareholder disputes • Working to deleverage bank balance sheets KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice offers excellent development opportunities. Your individual training plan, combined with on-the-job interaction and exposure to leading professionals in the business community, will help fulfil your career aspirations. Corporate Finance 5 GRADUATE CAREERS Influencing the trajectory of business and investor decisions

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

Corporate Finance is a fantastic training ground and the calibre of people I work with make it an excellent place to learn. It has given me the chance to work in financial services, aviation leasing, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. My current client assignments range from debt and equity funding to mergers and acquisitions. My job this year has taken me to the US for the sale of a large business where I gained invaluable experience. Megan Smythe Manager, Corporate Finance P P 6

Graduate Careers 2017 - KPMG

My role is varied and has included a number of exciting deals over the past two and a half years. On a recent significant acquisition assignment I had to assess the projected cash flows of the enlarged business after the takeover and prepare a report for the board. I worked alongside a director and two managers who gave me a lot of responsibility and constructive feedback. All my colleagues are very approachable and always willing to share their knowledge. Paul Curran Trainee, Transaction Services P P 7 GRADUATE CAREERS

In Transaction Services we work with our clients to help them buy, sell and fund their businesses. The combination of a dedicated team of almost 60 professionals – the largest in Ireland – with peerless transactions experience, together with the global reach and recognition of the KPMG brand, means that we are continually involved in many of the most significant deals in Ireland and abroad. We have supported many recent landmark transactions including: •  $7 .2 billion IPO of medical products company Convatec • $10 billion acquisition of CIT Group’s aircraft leasing business by Avolon • £4 billion merger of Paddy Power and Betfair • $700 million acquisition of Peacock Foods by Greencore • Acquisition of Fyffes by Sumitomo for €751 million • €156 million acquisition of AA Ireland by Cardinal Carlyle The experience we offer you You will be a key driver in the delivery of services to our clients – be they the acquirer, the target or a client raising funds through debt or public markets. In the process you will learn how deals work and how to identify and manage the key issues that can impact on transaction value, deal execution or post deal integration planning.

Trainees also undertake a rotation within our Audit practice which provides an invaluable grounding in practical accounting and an understanding of the financials of a business. 8 Transaction Services Advising on many of the most significant deals in Ireland and abroad

The Restructuring & Forensic practice offers businesses in difficulty a clear way forward. We identify problems, provide analysis and facilitate in the development and implementation of business strategies. You will be working on projects such as: • Advising companies in financial difficulty • Formulating turnaround strategies • Insolvency appointments • Litigation support on contract disputes and claims • The provision of investigation services, including fraud, financial misstatements and misconduct The experience we offer you Your role as part of our Restructuring & Forensic team will be challenging and rewarding in an ever changing environment. You will be engaged in a wide range of assignments that will provide exposure to a number of industries.

Extensive training will complement your on-the- job experience as you work towards achieving your Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification. Graduates gain exposure to financial analysis, company legislation, insolvency mechanisms and project management skills while learning to deal with a range of difficult and technical situations. The experience provides graduates with a broad commercial awareness and an understanding of the challenges facing businesses. By the time you qualify as a chartered accountant, you will have a strong foundation for a successful professional career after working within such a dynamic environment.

Restructuring & Forensic 9 GRADUATE CAREERS Engaged in a wide range of assignments across many industries

I started in Restructuring & Forensic in 2015. The work changes continuously in line with the economy and each job presents different challenges. I have had the opportunity to work on a wide range of industries and the team are always on hand to share their experience and knowledge. Ellen Anderson Trainee, Restructuring & Forensic P P 10

P P My work at KPMG has given me an in depth insight into the challenges that face modern business. I have already gained experience in a variety of industries such as insurance, banking, aircraft leasing and regulatory. Risk Consulting assesses the challenges that businesses face and then provides solutions to mitigate such risks. Working in this area has allowed me to be involved from identification right through to the delivery of solutions for clients. Shane Gorman Trainee, Risk Consulting P P 11 GRADUATE CAREERS

12 What is Risk Consulting? Our Risk Consulting team act as advisors to our clients who want to keep on top of current issues and industry best practices in an evolving marketplace. Working closely with regulators and a large range of clients across all sectors, we’ve built our reputation on our impressive technical and practical experience. Risk has an impact on all businesses. That’s why, at KPMG, you’ll get to work on a range of projects with a range of clients, across a variety of sectors. But of course, risk is more than just advising clients on the risks their businesses face. It’s about finding solutions to problems. Problems that vary from the very small to the potentially catastrophic. That’s why our clients value our service and why we’re respected all over the world for our professionalism, ability and quality of work.

The experience we offer you A career within Risk Consulting will be varied and demanding. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification and to build on the skills and knowledge gained in college. Our advice spans areas such as: Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Regulatory Advisory, Risk and Regulatory Transformation, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Review and Remediation programmes, Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, IT Risk Management and Financial Modelling.

Our trainees receive the necessary support to become a trusted business advisor. You will receive training in our Risk Consulting frameworks and methodologies which will help ensure you can provide our clients with practical advice and quality service. Risk Consulting Finding solutions to mitigate risk for clients

Real Estate & Related 13 GRADUATE CAREERS Education & Services Retail & Leisure Aviation & Transport Food & Agriculture Our Clients O’Flaherty Group

14 Power & Utilities Government Life Science & Healthcare Financial Services HighTech & Media Some of our clients and industries we operate in

€4m invested in graduate training annually 200 technology based learning modules 1,600 courses delivered each year 25days classroom training per trainee in a year 15 GRADUATE CAREERS

16 KPMG Business School At KPMG, we invest substantial resources in the professional and personal development of our people to help them feel challenged and inspired. Our vision for learning at KPMG is that our people will receive the development they need, when they need it, how they want it. The investment in employee learning and development through our Business School has received external recognition from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Irish Institute of Training & Development and Gradireland.

The success of our training investment can be seen in the results achieved in the professional exams. We are proud to have the best exam results in the country. Graduate Development Programme The Graduate Development Programme involves delivering quality content with integrated work experience. The practical nature of our training and the blended learning approach is key to the successful development of our trainees. What you can expect as an Audit or AdvisoryTrainee: • A unique 10 week training programme which combines up to six weeks of classroom learning, where you will receive technical, professional and leadership skills training, with four weeks of integrated on-the-job training • A range of technology based learning options to supplement your classroom training • Comprehensive accounting skills training • Professional development modules to prepare you for working with clients • Workshop sessions to supplement the main classroom programme What you can expect as aTaxTrainee: • A four week block of structured training which includes introductory tax technical training, accounting basics, leadership, business and IT skills • There is a strong emphasis on professional development, particularly on areas such as writing skills, presentation skills, time management, personal effectiveness and professional client service • Part of the programme involves two practical tax research projects which gives our trainees the opportunity to learn from others by collaborating with senior colleagues • Comprehensive accounting skills training No.1 firm for Training & Development awarded by Gradireland

Best Exam Results Nationally 17 GRADUATE CAREERS 8% better than the national average 16% better than the national average 11% better than the national average Acc CAP 1 Tax Part 1 40% better than the national average Tax Part 2 35% better than the national average Tax Part 3 24% better than the national average KPMG has the best professional exam results Acc CAP 2 Acc FAE

KPMG had 60% of the FAE prize winners in 2016 39% of the overall top 10 prizes were awarded to KPMG 70% of the top 3 placings of the final tax exams Between 2012 and 2017 KPMG was awarded 18

From parties and team away days to hockey, golf and athletics, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy downtime with your colleagues across the firm. We cater for all tastes with concerts, table quizzes, Christmas parties, nights at the theatre, team events, nights out and welcome nights all part of our fun-filled social calendar. When it comes to sport, you can choose between intra-corporate hockey, soccer and tag rugby leagues or GAA matches, golf events, tennis tournaments and athletics competitions. The competition can even go global. Our annual international sporting tournaments allow you to pit yourself against KPMG offices overseas in hockey, tennis, soccer, volleyball and rugby. We take leisure time seriously 19 GRADUATE CAREERS

You can make a real difference to communities and individuals by taking part in KPMG’s innovative Corporate Citizenship Programme. Our employees can mentor a student, take part in a literacy initiative, help those with intellectual difficulties and so much more. Staff members are urged to get actively involved in these dynamic activities – which range from teaching money management to supporting charities – and to come up with ideas of their own. KPMG sponsors social change through our Enactus and Project Bright programmes where our employees identify issues and we work together on innovative solutions to make a difference.

20 Community connections 129 Number of volunteers 1,103 In-kind donations €868,000+ Employee volunteer hours 10,431 Cash donations €276,000+ Employee fund raising €102,000+ KPMG Ireland won the Dublin Docklands Business Forum ‘Responsible Business Award’ in 2016. Working to give something back Responsible Business Award 2016

See the world with KPMG 21 GRADUATE CAREERS Would you like experience abroad? If so, a world of possibilities is open to you with KPMG. We have offices in over 150 countries and you can become part of this worldwide community by working with us. Our Global Opportunities (GO) programme offers you the chance to take up overseas assignments with KPMG for as little as three months or as long as three years. Get a fresh perspective by learning from business experts in various countries with different cultures and languages.

Expand your network through career options in destinations across the world.

Compensation & Benefits 22 At KPMG, we offer a market-leading compensation package through our Core Benefits, Flexible Benefits and Wellbeing programme. Core Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following benefits: • 3pm finish on Friday before bank holiday weekends • Subsidised staff restaurant • Disability & life assurance cover • Professional subscriptions paid • Access to KPMG’s pension scheme Flexible Benefits You can tailor your benefits to suit your personal circumstances. Some of the benefits are: • Purchase of additional annual leave • Medical & dental plans • Tax-saver commuter tickets Wellbeing Programme We will support you in the management of your personal and work life. The benefits include: • Flu vaccinations • VDU eye testing • Cycle to work scheme • Employee assistance programme • Employee discounts on gym membership • Banking at work with five banks

23 GRADUATE CAREERS Start your career with KPMG and you’ll take part in our unrivalled training and development programme. Our top team of business experts and the KPMG Business School will support and encourage you on the path to becoming a Chartered Accountant. After just four years you’ll have the opportunity to move into management. What’s not to like? Learn as you work 1. Join KPMG •  Join KPMG as a graduate 2. Induction Graduate Induction Programme •  Meet your buddy •  Social events 3. Exams •  CAP 1 Exams: up to 7 weeks study leave •  CAP 2 Exams: up to 12 weeks study leave •  FAE Exams: up to 13 weeks study leave 4. Social  •  Team summer party •  CSR days •  Exam result celebration 5. Qualified Fully Qualified Accountant 6.  Promotion / Travel •  Promotion to Manager •  Secondment to KPMG international offices

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