Senior Consultant Financial Services Regulation & Assurance - Read about Felix’s journey and how he can realize his full potential at KPMG.
Read about Felix’s journey and how he can realize his full potential at KPMG.
How did you get involved with KPMG and what made you decide to join us?
After completion of my Master’s degree in finance and a number of internships, both locally and abroad, I was looking for an employer who would continuously support and promote my development. In my current position as a Senior Consultant in KPMG’s financial services regulation and assurance cluster, I found exactly what I was looking for. My role allows me to grow beyond my limits and learn something new every day. You really progress at high speed, both personally and professionally.
What are, in your view, the greatest benefits of working for KPMG?
You will gain comprehensive insights into a variety of industries and businesses. Also, you gain access to state-of-the art tools and technologies, as well as a network of experts with whom you will closely work with and profit from their valuable experience. The job allows you to find out what really interests you and specialize in that area. Lastly, other than what people might think, financial services is a people business. After a long day of work, it all comes down to your colleagues. At KPMG, there are a lot of great ones.
How does KPMG support you to learn and grow?
KPMG offers a great range of job specific trainings, seminars and online courses . The company is also very open and accommodating when it comes to continuous education. I’m currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Business Law at the University of Zurich. KPMG is very flexible when it comes to aligning my time off needed for my studies with client and engagement specific work. On the job, KPMG provides opportunities to rotate between roles and functions. I myself started out as an auditor and just recently switched into a more regulatory and compliance related role, which turned out to match my skill set and interests just perfectly.
What is your personal career highlight at KPMG?
What makes our work so fascinating is adding value to the client by performing extraordinary work, acting as a sparring partner, building long standing business relationships and finally helping to open and win new business opportunities. Meanwhile, having the opportunity to go on new adventures and being excited for every single day at work is my personal career highlight.
What is your personal “dare to” moment?
Working for a professional services firm, our work presents us with new challenges every day. Speaking up, gradually taking on more responsibility by showing commitment and going the extra mile, especially in the early days of your career are great challenges. Realizing however, that you’re being taken seriously and that your input can make a real difference, is certainly the most rewarding feeling there is.
What would you tell people who are not sure if they should join KPMG?
Choosing the right employer is one of your most important decisions, as you will spend a considerable amount of your lifetime doing what you choose. At KPMG you will find a very rewarding and positive work environment where you can realize your full potential. You won’t regret it.