Hien joined KPMG after initially training as an auditor and then working in a similar Transaction Services role at another company.
“My clients are mostly private equity or corporate companies. I help them to buy and sell businesses – to really understand the performance of the company they want to buy or the company they’re trying to sell so that they know the risks but also the opportunities.
I joined KPMG because of the challenge of the job. I have to apply my commercial mind-set and really understand each company inside out – especially because I’m advising clients with a very strong knowledge about the industry and company already. You really do learn new things every day. Each project and client is very different.
“Even at a senior level, we have different types of training opportunities. I like that the training is not only about your technical abilities, but also the softer skills we all need as well.”
KPMG’s people-centric culture also appealed to me. I really like the team spirit here and the great support you get from everyone you work with. I like the clients too – I have a good mix which makes things interesting. I also moved to KPMG because I could see that the path to the next level would be more visible to me, and that the firm would be open about how I could get there.
There’s a lot of flexibility too. They know that you can deliver – that you will deliver – and whether you’re at home or in the office, or out in a coffee shop, it doesn’t matter as long as you deliver quality work on time.
If you’re looking to be challenged each and every day, but with a support network all around you, KPMG is a fantastic place to take your career further.”
“You can develop your niche, or just as easily transition to another department.”
“We even pair junior analysts up with private equity houses to foster networking and build relationships from the ground up.”
“The culture here is relaxed and open. At a senior level, the coaching and mentoring from the partners makes a massive difference.”