You, Us, Together For Better

At KPMG we are committed to fuelling New Zealand’s Prosperity, not only for our clients but also our communities. It drives everything we do to make our country a better place to live and work.
We’re so lucky to live in New Zealand, a land of almost limitless potential. We have a diverse and rapidly developing multicultural population, our business environment is well recognized as one of the most open, honest and transparent in the world, and opportunities to succeed abound.
Our client portfolio includes plenty of iconic New Zealand companies, in fact, we work with a significant number of the country’s top 100 organizations. While that’s a big achievement, we see it as just the starting point. We want to help fuel the prosperity of more people across New Zealand, especially our smaller private enterprises, which are bursting with potential.
When you join KPMG, you’ll be heading on a pretty exciting journey. With our sector focus, we take a 'OneFirm' approach, underpinned by living and breathing our values every day. Together, we can make New Zealand an even greater place to live.

To find out more about how we Fuel Prosperity for our clients, communities and how KPMG can Fuel your Future explore these pages to find out more!

What can you apply for?
KPMG NZ recruits over 150 talented graduates and interns every year across our 7 offices (Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Timaru, Wellington, and Ashburton).
We have six main business areas – Tax, Audit, Advisory, Enterprise, Deal Advisory and Lighthouse with opportunities in each. To gain a better understanding of our business areas and what they offer, visit our careers page.

What do we offer?

There are so many reasons to choose KPMG. Here are just some of the perks of working for a big international name:
  • Tailored in-house training from your division to support your chosen career path
  • Your choice of professional accounting qualification – either CA ANZ or CPA Australia
  • Paid study/exam leave (currently 18 days across the CA ANZ or CPA Australia programmes)
  • Access to the CA ANZ and CPA Australia Foundations Programmes, for non-accounting students
  • a $2,000 clothing allowance for grads
  • One paid day per year for volunteer work
  • Chance to join the ‘KPMG Social Club’, who organize events throughout the year such as the themed Winter Ball, Wine Tasting, Sports Days and more

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Life as a Graduate at KPMG

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 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. We have an in-house team dedicated to your learning and development and they will not only support you through your professional qualifications but also with your personal career planning. And if you’re planning to take advantage of our global secondment opportunities, we have a Global Mobility Consultant who will support you on your exciting overseas adventure.

Your Induction
KPMG has a central Learning and Development function to ensure that you have all the tools you need to succeed in your role and continue to develop. Your learning and development journey will start with an Induction day where you will learn the ropes and begin to understand how everything works as well as information on where to access resources and key functions. Following this induction, you will also attend divisional training as relevant to your particular team and will be introduced to the technical elements of your role.
KPMG applies a 70:20:10 learning model which means that approximately 10% of your learning will occur through formal training, 20% will be via social networks, through discussions, feedback and conversations with your managers and peers and 70% of your learning will occur via on the job training. When you start with KPMG you will be allocated a buddy whose job it is to help you settle in and ensure that you have somebody to ask questions and coach you through your first few months with us.

Graduate Camp
As a graduate, you will attend a Graduate Camp during your first few months. This is a unique KPMG Story; the values and vision that we stand behind and how it applies to the work that you will be doing.
Graduate Camp is an immersive cultural experience which takes place on a marae in Northland. Camp gives you the opportunity to build lasting friendships not only with your peers but with many of our senior leaders and partners within KPMG whilst experiencing Māori culture.

Your First Year at KPMG
Within your first year at KPMG, you will be asked to set goals, meet with your performance manager and start to plan the career pathway you wish to pursue as well as explore the specific skill set you want to build within KPMG.
You will attend a number of both technical pieces of training and leadership development courses as well as have the opportunity to attend many interest events on everything ranging from Technical Tax Updates to Inclusion and Diversity panels.
By the end of your first year as a graduate, you may be asked to buddy our incoming interns, giving you the opportunity to not only be coached but to coach others.

Further Study
Many of our graduates also begin to study during the second half of their first year. For many of our people, this will mean studying towards chartered accountancy, however, others also study across Law, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and more.
We encourage you to research and find a qualification that is both relevant to your role and aligns with your goals. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you have all the support you need whilst you are studying, providing administrative support and guidance in regards to studying and helping you make the most of the support provided by KPMG. 

Service Lines at KPMG


Now more than ever, an auditor's work is forward thinking, innovative and brings you straight to the heart of business issues.
Audit at KPMG takes you behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned companies, allowing you to provide market-leading insight, critically informed solutions and trustworthy expertise to understand every aspect of a business from the inside out.
Most of our work is carried out on client sites, working side by side to determine whether their accounts are true and fair.
Could Audit be for you? Definitely, if:
  • You are seeking access to the best tools and technologies to compete in our fast moving market
  • You want to put those detective skills to work by gaining insider knowledge of complex and dynamic businesses
  • You've always wanted to travel; you could undertake a secondment to another country within the KPMG global network
  • You've focused your university studies in the fields of Accounting, Finance or Business Analysis
With the introduction of big data, analytics and the transformation of technology, the role of an Auditor is ever changing and evolving.
At KPMG, we devote significant resources into growing you as an Audit professional; you'll be able to combine technology-based training, self-taught programmes and immersive classroom style learning to build and develop your career. Joining Audit at KPMG means building a future, not just a career.


Our Consulting team is one of the fastest-growing teams in KPMG and is widely respected for our range of management and risk consulting solutions and our depth of capability.
The team designs and delivers a wide range of services that help organisations to overcome and respond to significant challenges or opportunities – and in so doing perform better operationally, financially, and strategically, as well as ensure that they meet external regulation and scrutiny.
We're an issues-based consultancy that uses a significant toolkit of global, regional and locally based KPMG methodologies, approaches, solutions, IP and experience, to resolve our clients' specific problems and help them capitalise on their opportunities.

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 and learn about a huge variety of clients many of whom are iconic New Zealand and international organisations
  • Work with both technology and non-technology approaches to solving client challenges and unlocking their opportunities
  • Have no day that is the same – love the unexpected and enjoy huge variety in what you do
  • Work on anything from Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Project and Program Management, Process Automation, Technology Strategy, IT Risk and Compliance, cyber-Security, Corporate Governance and Risk Management to Forensics
  • Be part of a fast-growing practice with a strong global network
  • Want to continually learn and be continually challenged
  • Have fun and work as part of a dynamic, vibrant team! What we do is a team sport and we're always on the lookout for talented individuals to join us as we grow and expand 

Deal 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, transaction services, business valuations, restructuring and insolvency, or financial modeling. Business today is under more pressure than ever to deliver better results for stakeholders. Whether a client is buying, selling, partnering, seeking funding or fixing/restructuring, the process can be complex and risky.
Our Deal Advisory team combines deep sector knowledge, superior analytic tools and a global mindset with local expertise to help our clients achieve real results. Our integrated team of specialists helps navigate complex, fragmented processes, so our clients can stay out in front of the issues and make their decisions count.

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 


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 with respect to cash flows and audit work. Enterprise helps businesses start, grow, strengthen and potentially transition.
We provide support in business planning, start-up financing, R&D incentives, business strategy and all of this is often underpinned by assisting with their Corporate and personal tax needs as well. As a business grows Enterprise may assist with Financing and M&A, international expansion and even technology solutions. Regardless of an Enterprise client’s stage, we recognize their business won’t be standing still and our team will understand what it takes for them to be successful.

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


Lighthouse is a new and fast-growing team in KPMG and is widely respected for our range of management and risk consulting solutions and our depth of capability.
Lighthouse is a Data & Analytics team that balances technological know-how with business knowledge. We leverage a significant toolkit of global KPMG methodologies, platforms and solutions alongside relationships with technological leaders like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to turn business data into tangible value.
The team leverages data, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to build and deliver solutions that transform the business of our clients – and in so doing improve their customer journeys and experiences, identify and achieve greater cost efficiencies, identify revenue and profitability growth opportunities, and improve early detection of fraud, customer churn and regulatory non-compliance.

Lighthouse could be for you if you:
  • Want to tackle complex client problems across a range of public or private organizations using novel data-driven approaches
  • Want to build enterprise data solutions and pipelines using best of breed technologies
  • Enjoy working as part of a team to develop innovative digital solutions
  • Enjoy communicating insights and telling stories with data, enabled by visualization and analytics tools
  • Want to work on a range of subject areas, including customer experience, supply chain, data management, risk management, fraud detection, and forensics
  • Want to learn continuously and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in data science methods and tools
  • Gain business experience and domain knowledge, working with subject matter experts across different industries and business functions
  • Want to be part of a fast-growing practice with a strong global network
  • Want to work on projects that make a real difference to New Zealand using state of the art methodology and technology
  • Have fun and work as part of an energetic team! - We are a team that is passionate about technology and data and we need more like-minded individuals to join us as we grow and expand 


KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of the KPMG business.
Accelerating globalization, growing regulatory and business complexity, and the evolution of tax technology is creating ever-increasing expectations for the tax function to deliver greater value to businesses. We are at the leading edge of this change and this is your opportunity to jump on board and help drive forward this exciting transformation process.
We offer services to companies in response to the impact of existing and emerging technology, including providing valuable insights and overall governance to our clients, as well as assisting them in driving efficiencies within their tax function. Our advanced in-house tools and solutions have enabled us to win key outsourcing engagements with some of New Zealand’s leading financial institutions.
Our extensive client base includes a number of prominent high net worth individuals and well-known brand names throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Our experienced Tax team is market leaders in the Property sector, advising all of New Zealand’s listed property vehicles and a large number of overseas property funds. Come join us at this exciting time and help contribute to our success story.

Tax is great if you want to:
  • Have opportunities to work in the furthest corners of the globe (we have sent people to Belgium, Japan, Luxembourg, Singapore, Saudi-Arabia to name a few)
  • Build a sought-after skill-set with deep technical experience and sound commercial knowledge working across a wide range of industries
  • Connect with our alumni who are in roles from academia to leadership roles in global organizations
  • Hone your research and thinking skills, by keeping current in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Be part of a strong global network with varied secondment opportunities both overseas and in New Zealand
  • Have fun and work as part of a young, vibrant team! 


You have questions. We have the answers! Check out our FAQs for important information about KPMG. 

Life as an Intern at KPMG

At KPMG, our interns are our future leaders – and that’s how you’ll be welcomed if you decide to join us.

The recruitment process for both our graduate and intern programmes is identical. All we ask that is in order to apply for our internship programme you’ll be in at least your second year of study.

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. We have an in-house team dedicated to your learning and development and they will not only support you through your professional qualifications but also with your personal career planning. And if you’re planning to take advantage of our global secondment opportunities, we have a Global Mobility Consultant who will support you on your exciting overseas adventure.