Steven went to Brunel University to study Economics and Business Finance, before joining our Tax Graduate programme. Steven is now an Assistant Manager.
"After University, I wanted something that would challenge me and give me a chance to work towards professional qualifications. Tax is a stimulating place to work because things change all the time. We have to get our head around new legislation and regulations quickly in order to advise clients, which makes for a dynamic place to work.
“This is a forward-thinking business. I’m proud to be a part of it, and I enjoy helping clients anticipate and overcome their issues.”
I learnt project management skills by managing projects autonomously. There’s no better way to learn than first hand. The culture works because there’s a lot of trust between people, it has to be that way in a fast-paced environment. A lot of my training has been on the job and I’ve gained a joint Chartered Accountancy and Tax qualification. In the future, I’m hoping to continue my pace of development - growing my skills, my responsibilities and my ability to build client relationships.
Technology is making a big difference to the business. Tax returns, compliance issues; lots of these things are done so much faster than when they were done by hand. Thankfully, this is a forward-thinking business. I’m proud to be a part of it, and I enjoy helping clients anticipate and overcome their issues.
In order to flourish here, all you need is the confidence to communicate. If you can do that, you can do everything else because of the support and training on offer."
“As a graduate at KPMG, you get lots of support and encouragement, but you’re also given the kind of responsibility that will stretch you."
“People here are just so invested in you – they care about you; they care about supporting you."
“On a daily basis, your managers will come up to you to say thanks. The small things really count.”