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Halifax Office - Advisory: Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Reference ID: 674518

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Overview of the opportunity:

Working at KPMG allows you to gain valuable on-the-job experience while building your professional network and business acumen. Being part of the KPMG Global member firm of 155 countries and 174,000 professionals, you'll be part of a high performing team and have access to ongoing professional development and mentorship at every level. You will work with national and global organizations, adding value and gaining valuable on-the-job experience. At KPMG, we'll provide you with the support to drive your own career and discover the countless opportunities available.

We are seeking an undergraduate student to join our Advisory team working in our Risk Consulting practice within the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services line in our Halifax office. We are seeking a student available for a full-time placement to start in the fall of 2019.

What you will do:

As a Consultant in KPMG's Advisory Practice, you will focus on fundamental business issues that organizations across various industries should address in order to help them flourish. You will work in a project team environment, leveraging your strong collaboration, interpersonal skills and dedication to providing client service excellence.

Role and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in the delivery of client services including:
  • Assisting organizations with the establishment of internal audit functions, development of risk assessments and internal audit plans
  • Supporting organizations with the development, implementation, and execution of internal audit plans and projects in an outsourcing or co-sourcing arrangement
  • Assisting organizations with the delivery of specialized internal audit, internal control and regulatory compliance projects
  • Participating in the delivery of internal audit, risk and compliance (financial and operational) related engagement presentations and deliverables to clients
  • Contributing in the development of client engagement plans, deliverables and expectations
  • Simultaneously delivering multiple client engagements of varying size, scope and complexity
  • Completing industry and audit specific research

What you bring to the role:

You have demonstrated academic excellence, strong all-around capabilities and excel in a dynamic and fluid environment. You have an outstanding academic record from your undergraduate degree and are considering pursuing a designation,including but not limited to,CPA, CIA, CMC, PMP, CISA, or completing an MBA. You are passionate about being involved in your local community and university. You have the ability to handle a broad range of projects with competing priorities and deadlines under pressure. You have exceptional oral and written communication skills. You have a strong sense of personal accountability, and are focused on achieving your personal and career goals.

Keys to your success:
  • Strong relationship-building skills to interact with clients, colleagues and the wider community
  • Being driven to continuously learn from experiences and seek out feedback and development opportunities
  • Ability to provide crucial consultation and analysis for the variety of clients you will serve
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task, learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills and an attention to detail
  • Flexible in your style and willing to learn new ways, methods and approaches
  • Highly adaptive and flexible
  • Willingness to travel

To Apply:
Please apply directly to KPMG at

All applications must be received no later than May 30th at 11:59PM AST.

Our online application system will allow you to include up to five documents without losing your formatting. Applications can be addressed to Hiring Manager and should include a cover letter, resume, and an electronic copy of your most recent transcript. If you do not have access to an electronic copy of your transcript, we ask that you attach a screenshot of your grades from your school's website.

If you experience any difficulties with the online system, please contact

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KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals.

Our Values, The KPMG Way

We lead by example | We work together | We respect the individual
We seek the facts and provide insight | We are open and honest in our communication
We are committed to our communities | Above all, we act with integrity

KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. KPMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Shared Service Centre by email at or by phone at 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 (Option 1). KPMG will consult with all applicants with disabilities who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Closes: July 22, 2019