Current Students Info

Co-op, Summer Internship, and Full Time Opportunities available for Royal Roads University Students at KPMG!

Ongoing Position: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Position Summary: We have a variety of opportunities available:

  • Full Time
  • Direct to Audit
  • Direct to Tax (specific locations only)
  • Coop
  • Summer Internship (specific locations only)

Roles and Responsibilities:
Working at KPMG allows you to gain valuable on-the-job experience while meeting new friends and building your business network. You will have the opportunity to experience what a career with KPMG is really like. You'll be working on real client engagements, adding value, and learning from a team of experienced professionals.

The majority of CA candidates will join our Audit practice, although some locations do have available opportunities for CA students in Tax and Advisory. The wide range of businesses and projects we work on means that our people have huge variety in their roles. Client visits are an important part of most roles, so you'll be moving from environment to environment and experiencing a broad range of different industries, locations, and businesses. This variation in the role means there is no set pattern for the types of procedures and work you will be doing on a day-to-day basis.

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

Functional Descriptions:
Our Audit practice helps organizations achieve their objectives and succeed by leveraging their knowledge, measuring their performance, and managing their risks. Using our proprietary audit methodology, our professionals bring exceptional rigor to a process that has been refined over many years of serving global and local leaders in every major industry. As part of our Audit practice, you will gain valuable experience by working with a team of talented professionals on challenging assignments. You'll have the opportunity to see how an organization operates at all levels, and to work with many different clients in varied industries. The knowledge and skills you gain will be invaluable to your career.

Our Tax professionals deliver high-value tax strategies for leading companies across the globe and right next door. Our mandate is to help clients effectively manage their tax obligations both domestically and globally. In today's business climate, in Canada and around the world, taxation laws are growing more complex and demanding. The tax advice we provide is essential to our clients' success.

Our Advisory practice helps clients who are focused on change in their markets and in their businesses - clients who are repositioning, driving new markets and products, acquiring new businesses, and seeking efficiencies. As such, we are able to help clients enhance their operations; acquire and divest businesses; manage risk through services such as forensic investigations and operational risk management; and strengthen the backbone of their organizations through better internal controls and enhanced regulatory compliance.

Skills & Qualifications:
KPMG is looking to hire individuals with a wide ranging and diverse skill set, who are enthusiastic to take on a variety of challenges and opportunities, but there are universal strengths that all KPMG people have:

  • Strong academic record
  • Business focus to understand our clients' issues
  • Strong sense of personal accountability to both our clients and your own personal career goals
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to help identify issues and generate answers
  • Relationship-building skills to interact with clients, colleagues, and the wider community
  • Desire and ability to provide crucial consultation and analysis for all the different clients you will help

To Apply:
All applications must be received no later than Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12pm (noon) PST

Please apply directly to KPMG at

Our online application system will allow you to include up to five documents without losing your formatting. Applications can be addressed to Roopa Davé (for our Vancouver, Burnaby, Chilliwack and Abbotsford offices) and Liette Bates-Eamer (for our Victoria office), and should include your CACEE form and an electronic copy of your transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended. If you do not have access to an electronic copy of your transcript, we ask that you provide a summary of your marks where indicated.

Please apply to the posting for the school you are currently attending. You will be given the opportunity to select your position preference (Summer Intern, Co-op Student, or Full Time Employee), your location preference(s), and your function of interest (Audit or Tax) using the pre-screening questions.

Please note that not all offices offer all positions and functions. Please speak with your local Campus Recruiter for more information.

If you experience any difficulties with the online system, please contact