Consultant Forensic – Almir tells us why he finds working in Forensic particularly exciting.
Consultant Forensic – Almir tells why he finds working in Forensic particularly exciting.
What made you decide to join Forensic at KPMG?
I studied commercial law and had already gained some professional experience in this area. In the KPMG Forensic team, I can expand my knowledge and get to know other areas within Forensic. In my opinion, Matthias Kiener, Partner Forensic, once very aptly described our work like this: We’re storytellers – something happened that has not yet been fully resolved. We investigate, fill in the missing blanks and connect the dots. The result is a coherent picture – or story – as it were.
“The work allows me to get to know different companies, collaborating with people from different fields and hierarchical levels".
Also in terms of my personal development, KPMG is the perfect fit for me. Our corporate culture very much matches mine. We live a performance culture but human aspects are by no means overlooked.
How did you experience your start at KPMG?
Forensic’s assignments are acyclical. In the first few weeks, I familiarized myself with the methodology and past projects. After a short time, I worked directly on client projects and was able to apply the KPMG methodology in practice. When clients give us a mandate, they know exactly what they are getting.
What do you value most about your job?
On the one hand, I have to adhere to our methodology and on the other hand, I need to be creative. In my job, it's important to think outside the box. I also appreciate the variety. The projects I get to work on are varied and instructive.
In your opinion, what is your biggest challenge?
Delivering high-quality work under time pressure. I think learning how to work like this is an extremely positive skill that will prove useful throughout my entire career.
“Wherever my career is headed – having worked at KPMG will definitely be an excellent reference.”
You already worked for KPMG during your studies. How did you manage to juggle work and your studies?
On the one hand, I’m fortunate to be a very autonomous learner. The ability to think ahead is certainly important to avoid scheduling conflicts. On the other hand, KPMG is very flexible and supports training and further education. For example, I could easily get a day off when I had to write my bachelor thesis. Even now in my daily work, I really appreciate this flexibility.
In your opinion, what are the advantages of having KPMG as your first employer after your studies?
I can show that I am performance-oriented and can deal with pressure. Also that my work is of high quality and that I have been involved in various projects at different clients. At KPMG, I can continuously develop my abilities. My supervisors constantly motivate and support me to improve and to look at aspects in different ways – we live a true Kaizen culture, striving for continuous development.