KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, announced today the release of the KPMG GO app for iPhone® and iPad®, designed to provide tips and information to help college students in every major launch their job search in today's competitive employment environment. Available for download in the Apple iTunes Store, KPMG's new application delivers fresh videos, articles, blog posts, Q&As, and branding tips from its partners as well as its professionals in HR and campus recruiting. "Today's students face a very competitive market and need every advantage to make a good impression and secure that first job," said Blane Ruschak, KPMG's executive director of university relations and recruiting. "We are excited to offer a resource that provides helpful and practical advice to young adults entering the job market." [KPMG]
- April 19, 2010
VeriFone is looking for someone to join its internal audit team to participate in global SOx testing and other internal audits.
This position is located in San Jose, CA and requires someone with at least three years experience of internal/external audit experience and the ability to travel internationally when required.
Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Location: San Jose, CA
Responsibilities: To assist in the planning, scoping, development, and execution of the global SOX 404 testing compliance function; Under the direction of IA management updates all testing templates, key controls/risk/assertions or other required documentation or analysis; Conduct and execute testing efforts with IA team and outside consultants and auditors as needed to perform the work and track all results; Compile and document all deficiencies, effectively interface with auditors and process owners to ensure issues are understood and corrective action is agreed to for prompt remediation; Meet all assigned deadlines without exception; Ensure all work papers comply with IA department standards; Prepare final deficiency listing of all open items for prompt Process Owner clearance; To assist in the execution of planned internal audits according to annual risk and audit plan; To conduct fieldwork for all audits assigned; document all pre-planning steps and analysis work; create audit programs and review audit results of self and team members as assigned; Update and prepare detailed action plans of all audit results for process owner agreement and final publication; Interface with all levels of VFI staff in the execution of audit work; Perform special reviews/investigations as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting; Requires a minimum of 3+ years internal / external audit experience including SOX testing as well as operational audits; Experience in a manufacturing environment; Desire and ability to travel Internationally when required.
- Caleb Newquist
- June 9, 2016
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- Caleb Newquist
- August 23, 2011
Ed. note: Willing to take some advice from three strangers and peanut gallery full of overworked, underpaid paper pushers (aka spreadsheet jockeys)? Email us at [email protected] with your problems.
First I just want to say that this website made all the down time during my Big 4 internship bearable!! Seriously, there are no words to express my gratitude!
I’ve learned a lot from your site, and I’m kinda hoping you can give me some advice…
Right now I have a full time job offer in Tax, but lately I’ve been questioning if this is the right move for me.
Honestly, I don’t think I can handle more than 3 years of public accounting, so I was wondering what job opportunities there are in the private sector for tax professionals with only two to three years of public accounting experience? (I feel like the focus is usually on audit, so I’m finding I don’t really know a lot about the tax world outside of the Big 4).
Also, I would eventually love to work for a nonprofit…would I have better luck at finding a job in this sector with an audit or advisory background, as opposed to tax?
Thanks a million!!!!
Thanks for stopping by GC this summer and squeezing us into your “busy” internship days. (Shameless plug – remember to talk about this site when you return to campus this fall. We’ll be talking about recruiting on a regular basis).
Let’s assume that you are going to accept the offer for Big 4 tax. Maybe you have an MS in tax. Maybe there are not any audit positions available for campus hires. Maybe you have a crush on the lead engagement partner. Not my biz. Whatever your situation, you should be focusing on making yourself as merlo-rounded as marketable as possible. A few ideas:
1) CPA – Not even a question. Get it done immediately.
2) Request an audit rotation – As you experienced this summer, there are times when things get a bit slow for tax professionals. Request short term rotations into audit where you can receive additional exposure. This will be marginally easier to do if your CPA is already completed.
3) Seek out non-profit clients – It does not matter if your experience is on the audit or tax side; the goal here is to receive client exposure for a look at the culture/business model/workplace environment at some of your local NFP’s.
4) Volunteer – If NFP clients are not an option, try to find time in your schedule to volunteer. Like any new job possibility, you should research what life is like at a non-profit before jumping into the career move.
As for private sector jobs, with 2-3 years tax experience you’ll have little trouble, as many businesses are trying to do more tax work in-house as opposed to contracting it out to their CPAs. I’d encourage you to stick it out until Senior Associate if you can, since this will give you ample opportunities outside the firm (and maybe a nice get-away). Good luck.
GCers – your thoughts?