Life at KPMG

Life at KPMG

We make a difference. We have a purpose. So can you.

We make a difference. We have a purpose. So can you.

At KPMG we believe there are as many versions of success as there are people, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you no matter what you do.

Read on what life at KPMG is all about and how you can realize your full potential.


Choose your path: KPMG career paths are as diverse as our people. Thrive in our culture of collaboration, mentoring and mobility opportunities. As your interests and skills evolve, personal development talks guide you to the next level.

New ventures: KPMG thrives – and depends – on agility and change. Help shape the next generation of business with your open mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. We constantly create room for your ideas to unfold.

Empowered to lead: Responsibility from day one. That’s how we empower tomorrow’s business leaders at KPMG.  You value your independence – and so do we. We cultivate an environment where you can unfold your potential.


Work your way: We empower you to work your way for the best possible balance. Benefit from a range of flexible working models including flex office arrangements and part-time contracts supported by modern and secure IT solutions.

Inspired to innovate: As part of KPMG, you join other highly qualified and motivated professionals in an inspiring entrepreneurial environment. A clear mindset and strong opinions are not only encouraged at KPMG, but expected. When it comes to ideas, quality beats hierarchy.

Connections that count: With our culture of collaboration, you’ll automatically develop valuable and lasting links to colleagues and clients. Strengthen crucial connections further at in-house and external networking and social events.


Career lift-off: Local office training, daily exchange with experts and exam support from people who’ve been there – little extras make a big difference in kick-starting your career at KPMG.

All inclusive: You expect fair compensation and certified equal pay. At KPMG, that’s what you get. Our inclusive culture makes space for unconventional ideas and new ways of working. New mothers and fathers benefit from our generous packages.

Your personal skillset: From digital learning to external programs, personal development comes in many shapes and forms at KPMG. Share our passion for learning and cultivate future and digital skills that will last a lifetime. Even better: benefit from our contribution to the cost of qualifying in your field.

Working at KPMG

"I value the diversity and international makeup of my own and my clients’ teams. Every day, I see how different backgrounds and nationalities as well as a balanced gender ratio contribute to the positive work climate – and our excellent results.” – Iris Helg, Global Mobility Services

“Working for KPMG has hugely benefited me personally and professionally. Every day I get the chance to dive deeper into the realm of accounting – particularly the technical aspects.” – Calvin Leung, Audit Corporates

“KPMG is a great place to start your career or to take your career to the next level. You will quickly expand your skills – not only your technical skills, but also your soft skills which helps you realize your full potential.” – Melanie Razkallah, Forensic

Our contribution

Minimizing our environmental footprint: KPMG continuously strives to reduce its energy, water and paper consumption to minimize its impact on the environment. Together with the KPMG Foundation, we are proud to support the Swiss NGO WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW). Their projects promote the consumption of, and awareness for, tap water in Switzerland and support WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) projects in Zambia and Mozambique.

Giving back to our communities: We place high value on giving back to our communities. Together with the KPMG Foundation, we support projects such as IT for Laos to enable 200,000 children gain access to digital learning tools. The KPMG Foundation is a charitable foundation independent of KPMG. It supports our local communities and innovative projects in the areas of education, integration of people with disabilities as well as socially disadvantaged people.


Moving for charity: We want our people to lead happy, healthy lifestyles. Through our stay healthy – move for charity initiative we encourage our employees to stay active for their own well-being and make a positive impact on society. With every kilometer they walk, hike, run, cycle or swim, KPMG makes a donation to meaningful social projects.

Empowering future generations: KPMG is committed to empowering future generations to realize their potential by investing in education and science. Our involvement includes the Professorship of Auditing and Internal Control at the University of Zurich, the Chair of Audit and Accounting at the University of St. Gallen and the support of various student associations. For school kids, we open our offices on national future day to let them discover our professions first-hand in a fun and interactive way.

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