After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Solveiga joined the Audit Financial Services team at our Glasgow offices.
"I had a lot of things on my mind when I was choosing a graduate job. I wanted to earn a qualification I could use, but I also wanted responsibility, opportunity to grow and travel, in a culture where the people surrounding me would be helpful and supportive.
I went to lots of company recruitment events and I found the KPMG representatives to be very friendly and approachable and they were upbeat about working at KPMG.
“On a daily basis, your managers will come up to you to say thanks. The small things really count.”
Since I have no background in business, economics or accounting, I’ve done lots of training. How to deal with companies we audit, the fundamentals of audit. It’s required me to adopt a totally new mindset.
In my role I use KPMG’s e-Audit technology platform. We always have the most up-to-date systems to help us deliver our audit projects in the most effective and efficient way.
KPMG is also welcoming of different perspectives. I come at things from a different angle and managers are always keen to hear my thoughts on things. If you can see a way of doing something better, they want to hear about it.
It makes me feel proud to say that I work at KPMG. The reputation of the firm carries weight and the businesses we audit have faith in us that we are well trained and skilled."
“Everyone here is willing to meet you and talk, at any level of the business. There’s a culture of approachability.”
“There’s very open communication here. Not just with your peers, but to managers and even senior partners.”
“The people I've met have all just been themselves and also really supportive. I’ve genuinely felt like there’s no such thing as a stupid question. And I really like that.”