Audit Graduate Programme 2018


We are looking to hire graduates from all degree disciplines to join our firm. We have opportunities in Audit, Tax and Advisory and we are keen to hear from graduates wishing to join Ireland’s leading professional services firm.

We are seeking ambitious, forward thinking, high-achievers seeking continued growth and progression. If you are looking for a challenging career and the opportunity to work on interesting projects with the most successful Irish and international organisations, then a career as a graduate in KPMG can help you achieve your ambition. 

About KPMG

KPMG brings together business advisors from many different disciplines – working together to provide our clients with the cutting edge business advice they need for their continued success. Our firm has 80 partners and more than 2,500 employees in offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast. We work with clients in all sectors of Irish business providing a range of services. The cornerstones of our business are quality of advice, quality of service and quality of our people.

As the leading business advisory firm, KPMG can offer you the combination of exceptional training, an outstanding list of clients and great colleagues to work with. At KPMG we want you to succeed in developing a career as a successful business adviser in a friendly, challenging and supportive environment and become a business leader of tomorrow.

Graduate opportunities

Every year we recruit approximately 300 graduates to join us as trainees in our offices nationwide. All of our trainees pursue the ACA qualification while training in our Audit, Tax, Consulting, Restructuring, Transaction Services or Corporate Finance practices. Graduates who work in the area of Taxation also have the opportunity to pursue the chartered tax qualification.

About KPMG Audit

Audit is essential for the operation of any business. An auditor conducts financial examinations to provide an opinion on whether clients’ financial reports provide an accurate reflection of their business. In the role you will be part of a team that conducts audits for business clients and provides a top class service ensuring that a company’s annual account, Profit and Loss accounts and balance sheet all represent a true and fair view of its financial activity.

The range of experience that you will get in KPMG’s Audit practice is varied. Perhaps the most obvious benchmark is the fact that we audit over 40% of the companies listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, companies such as Ryanair, Independent News and Media, Paddy Power, Greencore and Fyffes. However, we are also the predominant auditor to large private Irish companies, which is at the heart of the origins of KPMG. These businesses are the heart of the Irish economy and include names such as; Glen Dimplex, Barry’s Tea, Irish Food Processors and DCC.

Your experience will range from large public companies, with global operations and active mergers and acquisitions strategies, to vibrant Irish companies who are growing organically and who will become the listed companies of the future.

KPMG Business School

We recognise that on joining us, one of your main objectives will be achieving your first professional qualification. We take our responsibility to ensure that you excel in your professional exams extremely seriously – our exceptional success rate in the ACA exams is testament to this. Our exam pass rate is 10% to 20 better than the national average and we consistently have many of our employees placed in the top ten placing’s. We believe that training is about much more than preparing you for your professional exams; it is about preparing you for a career as a professional business advisor, through on-the-job development and relevant formal training programmes.

To apply

To join KPMG, please apply via our website via the apply online button below. 

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KPMG has been awarded the gradireland 2017 Best Graduate Training and Development Programme, the gradireland 2016 Most Popular Graduate Recruiter and the gradireland 2015 Graduate Employer of the Year. 

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