8:00 a.m. You arrive at the client site, a family-owned distributing company, at the same time as Mr. Jones, the founder and CEO. Mr. Jones welcomes you back to their office and lets you know that if you need anything you can speak directly to him. You are happy to be back at one of your favourite clients and you appreciate how approachable Mr. Jones and the rest of his staff are.
10:30 a.m. You meet with your manager to discuss your responsibilities for this engagement. The work is much more challenging than what you were responsible for last year but you are excited about the opportunity to learn and grow. You remember the work your colleagues at your level in other groups were telling you they were doing and really appreciate the growth and learning potential you are getting from this engagement.
1:00 p.m. You log into CLiX for a training session recommended to you by your manager entitled "Strategic Thinking for Enterprise Clients". The course is very informative and you are eager to learn more about how you can add value to the client beyond the audit function. Given the growth potential in KPMG Enterprise you are confident that such learning opportunities made available to you will help you progress within the firm and continue to challenge yourself.
2:30 p.m. You and your manager meet with Mr. Jones and the rest of senior management to discuss the implications of the upcoming change to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for them as a privately-owned company. Your manager has helped several clients with this in the past and it is a great learning experience for you as well. You realize that you will probably be having similar conversations with some of your other clients in the future and look forward to providing such helpful information to them.
4:00 p.m. You are leaving a little early today in order to make it to a volunteering commitment at a local food bank. You and some other colleagues, including a former manager and a partner, have been donating your time monthly for the past year and you find it very rewarding to be able to give back to the community. KPMG's support of volunteering initiatives was one of the reasons you chose to join the firm and it is motivating to see that the firm makes a sincere commitment to allowing its employees to take part in the community