Our people: Elisa
Our people: Elisa
Senior Manager Actuarial and Insurance Risk – “Dare to” moments are part of Elisa's everyday life and help her develop her full potential at KPMG.
“Dare to” moments are part of Elisa's everyday life and help her develop her potential.
How did you get involved with KPMG and what made you decide to join us?
I found a KPMG job ad on the KPMG website. When I sent my application, it was my second year working for a reinsurance company and I did not know a lot about KPMG. At that time, I had just started getting a broader understanding on what an actuary does and I was looking for a job that would give me the opportunity to learn the different aspects of the actuarial world. After the interviews it was clear to me that KPMG was exactly the employer I was looking for.
What are, in your view, the greatest benefits of working for KPMG?
At KPMG you never stop learning. Every client and project is unique. The requirement to develop tailor-made solutions gives you the opportunity to learn something new with every client and project. I have started working at KPMG 7.5 years ago and I am still learning new things every day. In the beginning, I was learning more on the technical side. Over time, my role has evolved and I acquired essential skills in project and people management.
How does KPMG support you to learn and grow?
KPMG supports you in many ways. Having the possibility to work on different projects, with different teams and for different clients allows you to learn a lot in a very short period of time. In addition, there is the possibility to attend internal trainings as well as external trainings, in particular when it comes to technical topics. KPMG alsosupports further education and continuous professional development.
What is your personal career highlight at KPMG?
My career highlight is my professional transformation over the last 7.5 years. I have started at KPMG as a Senior Consultant and my role on various projects was about data crunching and documenting. At that time, I would have never expected to learn and grow so much. Today, I am a Senior Manager. Working at KPMG stimulates you to grow, It allows you to discover skills you were not even aware of and develop them further. You really have the opportunity to realize your potential.
What is your personal "dare to" moment?
In the last 7.5 years at KPMG there were multiple "dare to" moments that all have something in common: When you start a new project, at the beginning you necessarily do not always have the required knowledge. The project often looks like a monster and the timeline is tight. This kind of uncertainty around project completion has often taken me out of my comfort zone. However, every time, thanks to the experience of our team, the hard work and the great team spirit, we were able to deliver excellent projects to our clients. This has been really rewarding.
What would you tell people who are not sure if they should join KPMG?
Are you looking for a job that fully supports your personal and professional growth? A place where you can reach your full potential? And are you looking for a dynamic and young environment where you can learn new things every day? If yes, KPMG is the ideal employer for you!