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Very balanced work and good experience and a recognized brand name.
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
I enjoyed working for KPMG for eight years. Good benefit package and a recognized brand name. Detailed training programs and friendly atmosphere. If out of town traveling could be reduced, it would have been an ideal job.
Pros
Good Training
Cons
Out of town travelling
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Good company to kick-start your accounting career
Senior Accountant, Financial Institution (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 May 2017
KPMG is a great place to learn technical accounting and financial analytical skills. It has a strong management team and offers diverse opportunities in audit, tax and advisory.
Pros
Diverse client base
Cons
Long hours
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fun
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 May 2017
fun staff to work with and lots to learn from in terms of client variety. Expect to work long hours for very little pay. Can be exhausting that managers all want different things
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great learning ground
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 March 2017
Got the opportunity to work with many different companies in many industries that acted as a great learning ground for my professional grown in accounting.
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Great learning experience
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  North York, ON23 November 2015
KPMG provides their staff with a lot of responsibility from day one. A fun place to work as there are may staff within your age group.
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Excellent learning environment
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 October 2015
The KPMG work environment is catered to providing an excellent learning experience with exposure to a wide variety of different industries.
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Great place to start your career
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC4 July 2015
Being an associate at KPMG is mostly comprised of travelling to client sites and performing audit procedures with client management. The Burnaby practice is focused on privately-traded enterprise clients.

The learning curve can be steep to begin with, but is overall quite easy to adapt to once you get your feet wet a few months in.

Partners and other management staff are great, being extremely supportive of your career aspirations, given that they understand it is not the average associate's goals to stay in public practice. Similarly, the co-workers are great as they are by-far some of the smartest people I've worked with and there's an abundance to learn from them, in addition to being great people to hang out with after work.

I would say the hardest part of the job is trying to fit your life into the work schedule, as while the firm tries its best to provide some balance, the nature of the business (client-driven deadlines) often does not allow for this. Also, the performance rating system can often seem rather subjective and political rather than being based on objective merit.

The best part of the job is definitely the people you work with, as even though work can be mundane and long, going through it with intelligent, motivated, and likeable colleagues makes it really worth it.
Pros
High caliber of co-workers; opportunities for advancement; great learning
Cons
Long hours; often administrative tasks; performance rating system
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Good learning, better work-life than other big 4
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 July 2013
Great place to learn and then move on. Benefits are competitive and lots of time off in the summer. Work-life is better than competitors (the other big 4) but still not competitive with industry. Great place to make a career if you like your field.
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Very hard work, great experience
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 July 2013
Working at a big four involves incredibly hard work, with the opportunity to obtain the CA designation with the best resources. The employees are very type-A and will exploit employees for personal gain
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Great work environment
Senior Accountant, Financial Institutions (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 June 2013
During my present role, I perform the following tasks:

- audit public/private financial statements'
- complete and monitor project budgets
- review work performed by junior staff
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Typical big 4
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC23 January 2013
Work hard, learn lots, get paid little. Means to and end. Intense hours.
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Great firm with emphasis on career and educational development whilst providing superior client service.
Senior Accountant 2 (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario4 April 2012
KPMG is a multinational big four firm providing excellent opportunities for its staff to learn, develop, and continously grow as professionals.
Pros
continous growth, emphasis on career, educational development
Cons
long hours
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