Financial Transformation

Graduate Programme

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This programme is designed to give you the experience and core consulting skills you need to get your career off to a flying start. You'll develop your commercial understanding and business acumen, build relationships with colleagues and deliver real value to our clients straight away.

Management Consulting is a priority area for our Advisory business – and invaluable to our clients' businesses too, as we help them to address some of their hottest topics. We focus on helping clients add lasting value and enhance their performance by delivering sustainable improvements to their business.

Our Financial Transformation Graduate Programme within Management Consulting focuses on working with clients to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance function and generate real insights to help deliver value to the business. Through our core propositions we work to provide our clients with fact-based insights, utilising leading technology solutions to transform Finance functions. The key drivers of change for our clients are growth, regulatory reform, mergers and acquisitions, cost reduction and a need for better insights from data, and our service offerings reflect this demand.

As part of the team you will work with a range of clients including some of the most well-known and largest organisations in the world, spanning all sectors and industries. A key part of this role will be reacting to current industry issues and challenges; working with clients to understand the external pressures on their Finance functions and implementing and executing on their future finance strategies to enhance and grow the business. The Finance Transformation programme will give you the opportunity to work across the team’s core propositions: Enterprise Performance Management, Powered Finance, Intelligent Automation, Finance Systems and Data, Finance Function Transformation and Regulatory Change.

We welcome difference which is why we’re actively looking to attract and develop people from all walks of life. Why we're so focused on being represented by people from all sorts of backgrounds with diverse perspectives and ideas. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and achieve your potential.

We’re reimagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working. In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Our Class of 2022 Graduate Programmes are now closed for applications. Class of 2023 Graduate Programmes will be opening for applications in the autumn. Keep an eye on this website for updates or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Entry requirements

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 128 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A-Level
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and development

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.

In addition, in Financial Transformation we currently offer the CIMA qualification through an Apprenticeship route.

The CIMA Programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and recorded courses in addition to in-centre classroom courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions which means there is a form of support for your every need. This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam. The structure of the programme is delivered via an Apprenticeship route which really enables you to learn on the job and apply your knowledge to the workplace. It equally means that your learning and examinations are spread over the lifetime of the training contract so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.

Additional important information

In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Please note that due to client requirements you will need to be eligible for national security vetting for roles in Birmingham. As a guide you will need to be a UK National in order to apply for this role in this location or must have lived continuously in the UK for the past 5 years or more.

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