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KPMG- A Perfect Fit

  1. 1. Issue 2.0 You and KPMG. A Perfect Fit. Chec ki for yonside ur You Givin and KPMG g Dona Togethe tion C a r rd.
  2. 2. You and KPMG A Perfect Fit A career at KPMG can help you reach new heights and develop to your fullest potential through challenging, meaningful work experiences and a strong mentoring culture. We know our success as an organization is built on the success of our people and our teams. Our commitment independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of to people creates a connection that lasts a lifetime. The best minds. Developed to their fullest potential. Connected for life. Sound like the Perfect Fit? For more information visit: www.kpmgfit.ca ,
  3. 3. Contents Career Fast Facts The Road to Take a the Top Good Look 02 04 10 Been There ... Get a Head KPMG’s All About Aced That! Start in Practice Areas IFRS Your Career 16 20 23 34 People Designed for Bon Voyage Five Relationships Success Postcards From Lyon and One Big Vision 03 06 08 You and KPMG. Lunch Break Standing Out from A Recipe for a the Crowd Great Summer 12 18 30 Lifestyle KPMG Enterprise Fashion Commited Fitting Fitness Enters the Wear-Withal to Our into Your Dragons’ Den Communities Schedule 22 28 26 14 The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the KPMG and the KPMG logo are registered trademarks of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network , timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information reserved. Printed in Canada on recycled paper. without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.
  4. 4. www.kpmgfit.ca FAST FACTS About KPMG KPMG International is a global network operating in over 144 countries On an annual basis, KPMG offices designate a period of time in which with more than 137,000 professionals working around the world. to support organizations in our communities across Canada, known as our KPMG Volunteers initiative. During this time, KPMG people work KPMG in Canada (“KPMG”), the Canadian member firm affiliated together and volunteer on one designated workday over the course with KPMG International, operates in 32 locations across the country. of the volunteer period to make a difference to worthy causes in each The firm’s more than 430 partners and almost 5,000 employees provide local community. In 2008, 2,972 KPMG people helped 173 organizations crucial services to many of the top businesses in Canada. through a wide range of volunteer activities. By focusing on quality, people, and our relationships with our clients, KPMG offers leading People programs, such as our concierge service, KPMG maintained our presence as a leading professional services firm which supports people with the daily tasks they don’t have time for, in Canada in 2008. Our focus also helped us to achieve over 4 percent including dropping off the dry cleaning, finding the perfect gift, and growth and earn over $1.1 billion in revenue for the year. scoring concert tickets. In 2008, requests handled by the concierge KPMG was chosen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the service saved our people 5,984 hours. independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of sixth time in 2009. We were also recognized for the first time this year KPMG’s e-learning tool, CLiX, provides learning options in a convenient as one of Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For. This special MP3 format and via downloadable video playbacks, allowing for designation recognizes fast-growing companies in Canada that offer real-time practice opportunities in the office, at home, or on the road. strong career advancement opportunities together with leading-edge employee rewards. For the second year in a row, KPMG’s efforts to create an inclusive environment were recognized with two prestigious awards, including KPMG actively supports and encourages international assignments being named one of the Best Employers for New Canadians and one of through our Global Opportunities (GO) program. Currently, KPMG has Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2009. 80 individuals on both short- and long-term assignments in many different countries around the world. The most popular destinations include the KPMG has implemented a formal firm-wide program to help improve US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. our environmental performance. The Environmental Performance Initiative (EPI) sets continuous improvement targets that apply to all In 2008, KPMG, along with The KPMG Foundation, contributed offices. This initiative helped KPMG to be named one of Canada’s donations and sponsorships of $3.6 million to Canadian charitable Greenest Employers in 2009. organizations, an increase of almost 30 percent over 2007. Donations , were made to support education, health care, children/youth, On January 1, 2009, Bill Thomas took over the role of CEO of KPMG; and communities. at 41 years old, he is one of the youngest CEOs ever of a Canadian Big Four accounting firm. 02
  5. 5. Five Relationships and One Big Vision CEO Bill Thomas Has a Plan to Make KPMG “The Envy of the Professional Services Firms” Bill Thomas has a vision. Together with the In 1989, Bill joined the firm; he earned his CA Also important to Bill is the relationship the partners of the firm, he wants to make KPMG in 1993. Six years later, he was made Partner, firm has with our local communities. “For me, “The Envy” of all professional services firms— and from 2000 to 2003, he led the Financial corporate success and community leadership not just the other Big Four accounting firms. Institutions and Real Estate (FIRE) Services go hand in hand. There are so many It’s an ambitious goal for the new CEO, but Audit group in Vancouver. In 2003, he became opportunities out there to leverage the skills, he’s got a plan and the enthusiasm to make the Leader of the Audit practice for KPMG’s knowledge, financial resources, and passions it happen. Greater Vancouver Area office and, in of our firm and our people in order to benefit December 2006, took on the role of Managing our communities. Bill is an enthusiastic ” At the heart of Bill’s philosophy for succeeding Partner. In September 2007 he moved to , volunteer, setting a great example for the rest in business is one simple word—relationships. Toronto to become Deputy CEO. On January of the firm. Among other things, he is a “If you want to stand out from the crowd, 1, 2009, Bill officially took over as Chief member of the Board of the Toronto Symphony especially in a challenging economy like the Executive Officer of KPMG. Orchestra and, before he left Vancouver, was a one we are in today, it is crucial to build long- board member of both Vancouver’s Science lasting, deep relationships, says Bill from his ” Since then, Bill has been busy talking to people World and the CA School of Business. office in Toronto. “For me, there are five critical from all levels of the firm about his plans for relationships for KPMG: the relationships we KPMG. “This is a really exciting time for us and Bill recognizes that his goal for KPMG to be have with our clients, our future clients, our I want to make sure that everyone is involved seen as “The Envy of the Professional Services local communities, our global network, and in the excitement. We are all invested in making Firms” is a big one, and that success won’t with each other. ” KPMG ‘The Envy of the Professional Services happen overnight. “Strong, deep relationships Firms,’ and our partners and our people are take time to build, which is why they are so For Bill, relationships have always played an what will drive our success. Just one more valuable. Yes, it will be challenging, but we are important role in his career. “KPMG has a reason that the relationship we have with committed to achieving our vision strong mentoring culture. The coaching and each other is so critical, notes Bill. ” because that is how we are independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. career advice I received right from the start going to deliver real value to © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of of my career here, almost 20 years ago, has “The competition for bright, talented people is our clients, our future clients, helped me get to where I am today. And ” fierce, and it’s only going to increase. We want our communities, our firm, where he is today is pretty extraordinary; at KPMG to be known as a place that develops and each other. Besides, 41 years old, Bill is one of the youngest CEOs outstanding professionals. That’s how we are life can get boring without a ever of a Canadian national accounting firm. going to attract the best minds. To do this, ” good challenge!” Not bad for someone who never planned to Bill knows that KPMG has to be a people- become an accountant. focused organization. Aside from offering challenging, meaningful work experiences and Bill Thomas Bill graduated from the University of British a strong mentorship culture, Bill wants to make CEO and Senior Partner Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree sure that coming to work each day is a fun in Bio-organic Chemistry and had a plan to experience for KPMG people across Canada. become a doctor like his father and his “I know for me personally that I want grandfather before him. His dislike of blood challenging work and the opportunity to , and hospitals made it abundantly clear that make a real difference, but I also need to medicine wasn’t for him and Bill fortunately have fun while working with great people. ” discovered his own Perfect Fit in chartered Bill wants to provide that same opportunity accounting at KPMG. to everyone who joins the firm.
  6. 6. The Road to the Top ARE YOU ON IT? You know you’ve got big things in your future. You’ve got the drive and dedication to go right to the top. The question is: Do you know how to get there? Joining the right organization with lots of opportunity for learning and development is a great start. KPMG is dedicated to building lifelong relationships with our people by supporting them throughout their career. With so many options within the firm, no two career paths are exactly the same. Still, if you are considering joining the firm, it helps to have an idea of where your career could go, what your role could be, and how KPMG will provide you with the support you need to take you right to the top. Check out the map below outlining what you career at KPMG could look like. Senior Accountant: Can you say “promotion”? As a senior accountant your responsibilities will grow along with your opportunities for professional development. You will begin to take on the responsibility of the overall Staff Accountant: execution of client engagements, which In your first full-time role out of school, you will means designing a work plan, managing a work closely with a senior accountant and budget, and training and mentoring your performance manager, and will be asked to engagement team members. Your technical deliver timely and quality service. You will also knowledge will become more advanced and independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. have the chance to learn a lot. From local office you will develop your ability to interact with © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of development programs to Audit Fundamentals clients, including making presentations and Summer Internship: training, you will gain industry and technical fostering business relationships. Spend a summer with KPMG during your knowledge, while improving your leadership second or third year of university. As a and project management skills. But it’s not all Ready to GO? summer intern you could be involved in a hard work—you will also have the opportunity Why not gain some international number of different activities, including to participate on local office committees, experience by taking part in KPMG’s working on a client engagement, planning network with partners and managers, and Global Opportunities (GO) program. for upcoming assignments, attending a participate in office social events. You could spend 3 months to 2 years training course, or participating in local living and working in another country. social or charitable events. An internship UFE Time! Popular destinations include Australia, is a great place to start your career with Preparing for and writing the accountancy the UK, and the US. To read about the KPMG because it will help you explore all profession’s Uniform Evaluation (UFE) is experiences of a current GO participant, of the opportunities we offer. a major milestone in the career of any check out “Bon Voyage” on page 8. aspiring CA. KPMG will help you on your , path to achieving a professional CA designation by providing one of the best UFE training programs in Canada. To learn more, visit www.kpmgfit.ca. 04
  7. 7. www.kpmgfit.ca Partner Congratulations—you’ve made partner at the firm! To get to this position you have been a strong performer throughout your career at KPMG, showing leadership capabilities and a commitment to the firm’s values. A partner is responsible for technical, client service, and people and business management Senior Manager leadership. The knowledge, skills, and Now that you’re a senior manager you will experience you’ve gained during your years be managing multiple client engagements at the firm have positioned you for success. and providing training and direction to your The sky is the limit! engagement teams. Senior managers act as mentors, performance counsellors, and even instructors to their staff. You will receive the necessary training to support Manager your people, including providing guidance You’ve made manager! That’s a big step up. to other managers. More than ever, you will As a manager at KPMG, you will continue to be accountable for client relationships, Learning and deepen your technical knowledge and industry including identifying opportunities for new Development @ KPMG experience in order to manage more complex business and leading proposal teams. engagements. You will also have an increased Senior managers also have the chance to It’s All About You! accountability for client relationships, which take the lead in various office initiatives or At KPMG, we don’t believe in “one size means learning and participating in the proposal spearhead community activities such as fits all” training. You can personalize process that develops new relationships for the volunteer days. your development and reach your firm. In this role you could be interacting with career goals with a variety of learning CEOs, CFOs, and other C-level management. approaches, such as the following: Within the firm you will develop your people and project management skills through KPMG’s • CLiX, our online learning management management training courses, in order to make system delivers one-stop 24/7 accessibility to the firm’s catalogue office practice decisions, including resource of nationally developed, nationally allocation, career development of staff, and delivered courses and learning other management decisions. resources. CLiX will also manage your personal learning history, Choosing Your Path Continuous Professional Education While the majority of KPMG’s new hires (CPE) credits, and any certifications. start out in the Audit practice, there are independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of ample opportunities to transition into other • Learning Paths, for every role from practice areas, such as Tax or Advisory. entry-level associate to partner, will This allows our people to find their Perfect help you to understand what success Fit by encouraging them to leverage their looks like and what it takes to get to the next level as you chart your strengths and grow their career at the firm. career with us. Offering career options and flexibility is just one way that KPMG builds lifelong • Progressive and interactive e-Learning relationships with our people. To learn and virtual classroom programs, such more, read “KPMG’s Practice Areas” as the Harvard Manager Mentor series. on pages 22–25 You can also read a day • Face-to-face workshop sessions in the life of an Audit, Tax, or Advisory, combine learning new skills with professional on our Web site at on-the-job training. www.kpmgfit.ca. • KLearn, KPMG’s interactive Web conferencing tool, allows real-time , learning and collaboration. You can access KLearn anytime, anywhere, from any KPMG computer.
  8. 8. DESIGNED forSUCCESS With a little help from IKEA , anyone and everyone can play interior designer, assembling cool furniture and decorating their space. For Alicia Pinarello, an Auditor in KPMG’s Hamilton office, her IKEA experience has helped her build something a little independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. different—her career! This Senior Accountant has © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of been part of the IKEA engagement team since her first year with KPMG. Alicia recently sat down with KPMG FIT to talk about working with the iconic Swedish home furnishings retailer, and why KPMG and IKEA are a good fit for each other and for her. , When did you join the firm and why did you IKEA must be a pretty popular client. How did You mentioned that you’re a good fit for FIT choose KPMG? FIT you come to work on the assignment? FIT the culture at IKEA. Could you explain what you mean? AP I started as a summer intern in 2005 while AP Well, initially it was luck of the draw because I was at McMaster University, then I joined I didn’t specify client preferences when I started. AP I guess the main reason I say that is because the firm full-time in 2006. I was actually hired I was assigned to work on the engagement team the culture is in many ways very similar to the through the GTA group, but because I wanted auditing IKEA in my first year and I’ve been culture at KPMG. The people are very friendly to stay close to school and the friends I’d made, working on it ever since. I look forward to and really sociable, but at the same time they the firm created a summer position for me in working at IKEA, just like the rest of the KPMG are highly professional and always focused on Hamilton. They were so accommodating and team. For me personally, I feel I am a good fit for producing excellent work. I came to realize from very supportive. I was really impressed and this the culture and, from IKEA’s perspective, having my first interactions with the KPMG recruiting played a huge role in why I ultimately chose to a consistent group of auditors year after year team that this is something I really value. To this work at KPMG. makes working together that much more day, I look for a mix of fun and professionalism, enjoyable and efficient. both in my clients and in my co-workers at 06 KPMG. Also, the IKEA office is very open
  9. 9. When you first started auditing IKEA, FIT what were your responsibilities and how have they evolved? AP When I first started, I still had a lot to learn about IKEA’s business and audit techniques, so I was assigned easier sections, like cash and fixed assets. The Senior Accountant on the job at the So you have the opportunity to work FIT at the IKEA offices. What’s that like? time was awesome—so supportive!—and I really had the chance to get comfortable with AP I always look forward to days at IKEA, which is the organization. During my second year on important because when you are on an audit the account, I was given more responsibility. engagement you usually do most of your work The work kept me challenged and always at the client site. IKEA is a big client, so we learning. One of the highlights that year was do spend quite a bit of time there—maybe that I got to take part in an inventory count; it 2–3 weeks in the summer and then almost a was really cool to see what goes on behind the month around their year-end. I love working scenes and it gave me a sense of how complex there, mostly because of the people, who are IKEA really is. The organization operates like a all really accommodating and take the time to well-oiled machine—they are so organized! get to know you as a person. Another perk of This past year, I was lucky enough to get to work working on-site at IKEA is that you eat so well. as the Senior Accountant and participate in a You’re ready to tackle the afternoon after worldwide proposal. I was excited to have these lunch because you’ve filled up on a great meal. opportunities so early in my career. I loved I’m always excited to try the different Swedish getting to manage and mentor a team of almost desserts and, of course, I love IKEA’s famous 10 people, and was honoured that management Swedish meatballs! involved me in the oral presentation to high-level IKEA representatives. It’s a great feeling to know FIT Sounds delicious… that KPMG believes in me so much that they AP It is! Whenever we go back to the office we entrusted me with a high-profile client like IKEA. can’t help but brag at least a little about how well we ate when we were there. Another Looking ahead, what do you see in FIT the near future for your career? independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. fun thing about working at IKEA is that their © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of offices are attached to a store, so you can AP I’ve worked with such a great team of people, always work off that lunch you’ve just eaten both from KPMG and from IKEA, and I feel like by exploring the cool room displays and I still have so much more to learn in my role. checking out the latest design trends. Working at IKEA, I’ve been able to develop my people management skills, which is excellent FIT Are you a big fan of IKEA products? because one of my goals is to become a AP Absolutely! My first room in university was top manager at KPMG. That’s one of the great to bottom IKEA. I remember putting together a things about working at KPMG in general— big dresser all on my own. I should have gotten the opportunities for career progression are someone to help me (the directions did say it amazing. I’m only in my third year with the firm was a two-person job), but I was so excited to and I’ve already learned so much, worked with have my room finished, I couldn’t wait. It took really talented people, and had the chance to me a while, but I got it together and had such be a part of some exciting projects. The fact that a feeling of accomplishment when I did. I have had this much opportunity so early on , I’m still pretty handy with an Allen key. makes me very excited for my future at KPMG. concept, with few walls and lots of light. This is great for knowledge sharing and it reminds me a lot of KPMG’s open-door policy. On a more personal note, I am concerned about the environment, and so I like that IKEA and KPMG are both taking tangible steps to reduce their eco-footprint and be responsible global citizens. In the end, KPMG and IKEA are organizations that value the relationships they have with their people and the larger community, which makes them a good fit for each other and a Perfect Fit for me. www.kpmgfit.ca
  10. 10. Bon Voyage! Postcards Staff Accountant Nicholas Milosh is having the adventure of a lifetime on a 2-year Global Opportunities (GO) secondment to Lyon, France. Before he left, KPMG FIT asked Nicholas to stay in touch—send us an e-mail once in a while to let us know what he was doing, who he was meeting, and what he was learning. Well, he did better than e-mail, he sent us postcards! Here are a selection of postcards we received from his first year on secondment: yo n! f o re I f rom L e re . B e t v ie w G re e t in g s to be h g, a g re a o ex c i te d u s, t h in k in ci t y with Ly o n . I am s ne r vo of the h ro ugh as p re t t y lf in t o? ” c e n te r n n in g t g. le f t I w g m ys e e rs r u e lc o m in I g e t t in tw eek, of the ri v is r e ally w r of t am t h e la s e h e re n a tou independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. “ Wh a re f o r io n . e r yo n k me o © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of in g h e c is Ev too g in g Bu t be ig h t de r k e rs Man a e the r ea dy My c o - wo a nd the d I m ad n d a lr e rd ay t le d a n I k no w we l l a z in g , y ye s t e t se t ett li n g in h is am a the ci t lp in g me g I am s t, w h ic r is h e r t me n to the Pa r t n e ne e d. h ave an ap a r ig h t ne xt h at e t ra in in g I i t ’s (t ge t t h way— e ci t y by t h e t of th k” p a r o the al par c lo s e t “c e n t r a n d is fu l l z o o !) h as a , 08
  11. 11. www.kpmgfit.ca I tra vel led to Ge ne va thi s we ek to wo rk on an en ga gemen t for on e of my big ger clie nt acc oun ts. It is a glo ba l aud it for a video As ia. It’s coo l to ge t a game s glo ba l perspe cti ve pro duc er an d I ca n’t eve an d see ho w int egr ate n tel l yo u d int ern ati on al from Lyon ho w int ere sti ng th e wo bus ine sse s ca n be. Th rk is. I ge t e wo rld see ms a to see ho w mu lti ple asp lot sm all er th an it did ect s of th e bef ore I we nt bus ine ss wo rk , f rom on my GO sec on dmen im po rti ng th e t. pro duc ts to ne w game lau nc he s. PS – I’ve sen t yo u som We are con sta nt ly lia e Sw iss ch oco lat e s isin g wi th th e to ge t yo u thr oug h th he ad of fic e in th e US e bus y se aso n. , as we ll as En joy (an d ma ke sure wi th oth er con tac ts yo u sh are th em in Eur ope an d aro un d th e of fic e)! th is we ek en d, wh ich I wa s sk iin g ag ain en d in a ro w he ad ing wa s my th ird we ek an d I am pla nn ing to to th e Fre nc h Al ps, we ek . Whil e I am go ba ck ag ain ne xt e ha rd ov er he re, I lik an d it fe els de fin ite ly wo rk ing mi ne be fo re I lef t, to fin d a go od lis he d it. th at I am st ill ab le gre at to ha ve ac co mp it y ba lan ce an d ha ve lot s of oppo rt un ct of Fre nc h ce th e Fre nc h PS – Th e ot he r as pe to tr av el an d e xp er ien g to kn ow we ll of th e cu ltu re is th e cu ltu re I am ge t tin cu ltu re . A big pa rt (m ay be a lit tle to o we ll!)—th e fo od d to say lan gu ag e an d I am ve r y pr ou er co me he re yo u kin g , an d wi ne ! If yo u ev th at I am no w fu lly bil ing ua l—sp ea sa vo ya rde— , an d li vin g “en ha ve to tr y a fo nd ue wr iti ng , wo rk ing c’e st ma gn ifi qu e! a pe rso na l go al of f ra nçais”! Th is wa s I am on va ca ti on th is wee k an independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. d © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of ha ve tr av el le d to th e Côte D’A Bonjour! (a k a, th e Fren zu r ch Ri vi er a) w it I am in Paris this week for t raining f ri en ds f ro m un h so me i ve rs it y w ho ha and I’m having an amazing time. co me ov er to vi ve si t me. We are Th e oppo rt un it Firstly, I am le arning a lot, e specially ha vi ng an am az ie s fo r pe rs on al in g ti me an d it pr of e ss io na l gr an d about IFRS and all the technical gre at to re co nn is ow th ha ve be en ec t w it h m y f ri in cred ib le . I ha specifications that surround the ne w citie s and acclimatizing to f ro m ho me. I am en ds ve pr ov en to m no w ha lf way I am ab le to st ys el f th at standards. Secondly, I am mee ting the culture. It’s cool that even th ro ug h m y se ay ca lm an d co co ndmen t an d, an y si tu at io n lle ct ed in other KPMG secondee s f rom all over. though I am in France and lo ok in g ba ck , it an d ta ck le w ha ha s be en th e m ch al le ng e lif e or te ve r We come f rom dif ferent parts of the ge t ting to know so many ne w e xc it in g an d en os t wor k th ro ws at ri ch in g e xp er ie me. world, but have so much in common. people in the Lyon of fice, I am of m y lif e. nc e Ca n’t wai t to se e w ha t ne xt Plus, we are all going through the same also building a ne t work of ye ar br in gs ! e xperience of ge t ting se t tled into our colle ague s f rom across the globe. , In addition to these ones, Nicholas also sent us postcards from Munich, Germany; Biarritz, France; Torino, Italy; and Cape Town, South Africa. Bon Voyage!
  12. 12. www.kpmgfit.ca Take a Good Look! When it comes to compensation, there’s often more than meets the eye. independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved. © 2009 KPMG LLP a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of At first glance, seeing big numbers on your pay cheque may seem like the only thing that matters when deciding where to start your career. But make sure you take a second (and third!) look and consider everything an organization is offering you—from benefits and time-off, to learning opportunities. At KPMG, we understand that our people are our most important asset. We also understand that if we want to attract and retain the most talented people, we need to offer our employees rewards that fit their immediate needs, as well as their long-term goals. , That is why we have developed a “total rewards” package, which provides options that you can adapt to fit your changing life. 10

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