In the first year KPMG in Australia has participated, a panel of judges made up of senior leaders from KPMG Global awarded Team Australia the title of ‘Champion’.
Now in its tenth year, KICC is one of the world’s largest case competitions. This year, drawing some 15,000 students from more than 400 universities in 23 countries to compete against each other in developing solutions to realistic business scenarios.
KICC offers an opportunity for students to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people, improve their networking skills and develop a global mindset. Students also receive valuable feedback from KPMG leadership and get a window into the real world of business to understand the complexity KPMG’s professionals tackle every day.
After two rounds of competitions in Australia during February, our national team were chosen – Olivia Kelly, Sagar Sritharan, Xinyu Ru and Aizaz Syed from Australian National University (ANU). In the lead up to the competition the students went through an intensive coaching program, supported by our Canberra office.
The final competing teams were asked to provide strategic advice to a global food organisation on the acquisition of a major snack brand. The challenge was to prepare a compelling set of recommendations and an engaging presentation for a panel of leaders from across KPMG’s global network. After careful deliberation, the ANU team was selected as the winner due to their innovative approach, insight into the subject matter, and the passion exhibited in their presentation.
Rachel Campbell, Global Head of People said: "Team Australia was totally fabulous... and the board member from Santander [KPMG in Spain client] was very impressed".
"We're especially proud that Team Australia has won the competition, the win is well deserved," stated Nikki Harrison, KPMG in Australia’s National Recruitment Senior Manager. "Our graduates and students are our future leaders and we are pleased to have provided this unique learning experience that brings together top students from across the globe to compete against each other."
"We see the KPMG International Case Competition, as a natural extension of our commitment to learning and development," says Michael Andrew, Global Chairman, KPMG International. "KICC places students at the heart of real business issues and simulates the difference KPMG professionals make to business and communities on a daily basis."
Proof that KPMG’s commitment to developing young talent resonates with students worldwide is being ranked second in Universum’s 2012 index of the World’s Most Attractive Employers for 3 years running.
Would you like to be involved in the 2014 KPMG International Case Competition?
Applications open soon – watch our website and Facebook page for updates.