Junior Audit (September 2023)
The fundamental role of an auditor is defined as "reporting on whether the annual accounts show 'a true and fair view' of the company's financial activity and position to its shareholders". For you, the best part is that audit is something that affects all businesses. This means you'll have the opportunity to experience business life across a variety of industries. You'll get to meet lots of interesting people and develop skills that are always in demand. Plus, you'll have access to senior business people from all kinds of different sectors.
As an Auditor at KPMG, you will be doing much more than just looking at the company's financial records. You'll be finding out as much as you can about the whole company, the way it works, its products or services, its technology, its competitors and the industry in which it operates.
You will be likely to perform the following tasks during your first year:
Confirming that the company's record of its cash balances agrees with the bank. Sending out requests to customers in order to a certain that trade receivables exist. Checking that the company owns the fixed assets that it claims it has in its accounts (e.g. buildings, machinery, computers and cars) and that these are recorded at the correct value. Ensuring that the list of company suppliers is complete. Helping with the review of the statutory accounts. Attending a stock-take to observe the company's methods for recording stock and test-counting a sample.
Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mobility & Supply Chain Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoengineering
At KPMG, we commit ourselves to encouraging true team spirit and creating an international and dynamic working environment in which each can pursue the knowledge needed to boost their career. Additionally, we highly invest in our people’s development of soft skills and technical knowhow.
We also offer:
An inclusive workspace that encourages diversity and pursues mutual respect and tolerance for each other’s beliefs and background. A competitive and attractive compensation package and a great number of extra-legal advantages. A flexible, hybrid working schedule where employees can work on different locations: at home, at the office, on the go or at a client’s site. A wide range of teambuilding activities and social events (e.g. afterwork drinks, network evenings, annual national receptions, etc.) that enable new joiners to meet colleagues within the wider KPMG community and have some fun along the way. A comprehensive well-being programme that includes hospitalization insurance and several initiatives that focus on mental health.
We are currently only looking for students for our offices in Ghent, Kortijk, Zaventem, Hasselt, Liège, Louvain-la-Neuve and Antwerp with a native level proficiency in Dutch and/or French and who have or will soon hold a university Master's degree in Commercial Engineering, a major in accountancy is a plus, Commercial Sciences or (Applied) Economic Sciences. But while we believe academic qualifications are an important pointer as to how you might succeed at our firm, these are far from being the only thing you'll be assessed on.
There are several other capabilities we believe you'll need to demonstrate while you're with KPMG. These are:
Interest in the banking/insurance & industry sector Client-centricity Teamwork Professional judgment Quality of work Planning and organizing skills Stress resistance