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At KPMG we’ve got a pretty compelling reason to come to work each day

At KPMG we’ve got a pretty compelling reason to come to work each day


Are you in at least your second year of study and keen to get some exposure to wide range of experiences?

KPMG’s Summer Intern programme supports you throughout your internship. Upon arrival you will attend an induction event which is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet your fellow interns and learn more about KPMG and what to expect over the coming weeks. During the programme there are several opportunities to develop your skills – and not necessarily those you would expect from an accounting firm!

You’ll be working alongside our people from day one – discovering what it’s like to be part of a professional team, and exploring areas you might like to work in.

You’ll get to experience the fun and social side of KPMG life too – as a bonus, you’ll also be here for our Christmas functions


Are you in your final year of study,or already graduated?

At KPMG, our graduates are our future leaders – and that’s how you’ll be welcomed if you decide to join us.You’ll have the freedom to use your talents and initiative from day one.

You’ll be working on real projects, and meeting with clients virtually straight away. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be thrown in the deep end – we’ll also provide all the support and training you need.

Service Lines

We’ve included a brief overview of each of our service lines, for more information though you’ll also find links to videos featuring some of our current team and links to our corporate website for even more detail around what we do.


What we do - Audit
In a nutshell, our Audit team gives their view on whether a client’s accounts are a 'true and fair' reflection.

Working in Audit is a great start to your career, because it gets you straight to the heart of business issues. You get the chance to offer proactive advice, and build strong client relationships.

Audit is great for:

  • getting a solid grounding in accounting – by working across different aspects, you get to see the whole picture
  • learning about different industries, because you’re working with a wide variety of clients
  • being offered secondment opportunities across different industries and countries

It could be for you if:

  • you like things fast-paced
  • you like the variety of different environments
  • you’re inquisitive
  • you’ve got good people skills


What we do - Tax
As well as being experts in company and personal tax – our Tax team advises clients on a whole range of interesting business issues.

Tax work is challenging and intellectually stimulating. You could be doing anything from advising a client on the latest compliance requirements, to working on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Tax is great for:

  • gaining a sound commercial knowledge that can set you up for any business career
  • honing your research and thinking skills, by keeping current in a dynamic and changing environment
  • secondment opportunities out to different clients, and overseas. (Ask us about KPMG’s Tax Trek and Tax Business School)

It could be for you if:

  • you enjoy problem-solving
  • you like a complex challenge
  • you’re both logical and creative (i.e right and left-brain)
  • you like to keep learning


What we do - Enterprise
Keen to make an impact from day one? Our Enterprise practice works alongside New Zealand’s privately-owned businesses to help them meet their business goals. With over one thousand organisations our clients range from retail businesses to national trusts, from kiwifruit companies to manufacturers and government departments to personal investment portfolios. Your role could include the preparation of financial statements, tax calculations and data analytics – especially in respect to cash flows and audit work.

Enterprise is great for:

  • working towards your CA/CPA qualification
  • gaining invaluable experience across a range of industries, working with all types of clients
  • developing relationships with your clients, and directly contributing to their success
  • building strong networks within the New Zealand business community

It could be for you if:

  • you’ve got an entrepreneurial streak
  • you like plenty of variety in your work
  • you’re open to trying new things
  • you like to see how you’re making a difference.


What we do - Advisory

Our Deal Advisory team is helping to fuel New Zealand’s prosperity, by providing valued advice to clients across a wide range of industries. We advise buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders and financial investors in what is an increasingly complex financial market. We’re a close-knit team with plenty of cross-functional collaboration. You could be involved in Corporate Finance work, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, or financial modeling.

It’s great if you want to:

  • build yourself a strong corporate finance toolkit (covering analysis, financial modeling and consulting)
  • work with a diverse range of colleagues (investment bankers, lawyers,economists, senior government officials and others)
  • gain exposure to a wide-ranging client base 

The Performance team is one of the fastest-growing teams in KPMG. It involves a wide range of services to help organisations overcome challenges – and perform better operationally, financially, and strategically.

We’re an issues-based consultancy that uses a large toolkit to resolve our clients’ specific problems. This might focus on a functional area or business unit; or it can start with an enterprise-wide performance diagnostic, hunting for areas of opportunity and value.

It’s great if you want to:

  • gain wide business experience, across different industries and business functions
  • learn about your strengths and preferences before specialising
  • work with some iconic New Zealand and international organisations

Taking a business-lead approach, our ITA team helps clients implement, manage and monitor their technology in order to achieve their goals. As part of a worldwide network of professionals, we leverage our international expertise to help fuel the prosperity of New Zealand organisations.

Our assignments are hugely varied and can include developing IT strategy, outsourcing or offshoring IT, cost optimisation, improving logistics or supply chain, or managing IT risk and compliance.

It’s great if you want to:

  • make the most of your IT or technology-focused degree
  • enjoy a varied workload (from cybersecurity to systems implementation, IT audit to testing)
  • get to recommend and often implement your solutions to clients 

Our IARCS team advises clients on a number of ‘hot button’ issues – to help our clients identify new business opportunities, continually improve their processes, and reduce risk.We often work in multidisciplinary teams. The scope of work includes: internal audit, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and risk management. IARCS is another KPMG service line that has an impressive global network; with practices in more than 50 countries.

It's great if you want to:

  • be part of a fast-growing practice with a strong global network
  • delve into the detail of laws and regulations to make robust recommendations to your clients
  • work with an interesting mix of clients (both corporate and government sector) 

Our FRM practice was launched to help New Zealand businesses manage their financial risk and regulation – in an increasingly global and complex market.

We advise mostly financial institutions on managing operational risk, new regulation and market risk (including fx and interest). We also advise other businesses with financial risk, particularly around corporate treasury and financial instrument accounting.

KPMG is a leader in this space in New Zealand, as well as being a true global player.

It’s great if you want to:

  • develop your interest in the money markets, banking and financial services industries
  • provide advice at Board level to some of New Zealand’s largest entities
  • are interested in risk and regulation and helping companies achieve best practice