Audit Opportunities with KPMG’s Japanese Practice 

Message to Audit candidates

If you're among the talented individuals interested in an exciting career in professional services, then KPMG could be a great place for you to build a career. Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself by visiting our Web sites, meet with us at career fairs and information sessions, read independent reports, to find out more about us. You may even wish to contact a recruiter from the office of your choice. Once you do, we think you'll be convinced that KPMG is a great place to launch and build a career!
Advantages of being a bilingual professional at KPMG:

  • Clear and frequent communication with clients and Japanese expatriates is crucial for developing better business relationships and obtaining a better understanding of clients’ business backgrounds, cultures, and various business issues.
  • Timely and effective coordination with the member firms in KPMG’s global network, including the Japan firm, allows us to serve global public companies.
  • We need bilingual professionals to help us deliver extra value to Japanese U.S. subsidiaries in addition to technical expertise.

Duties/expectations of each level:

  • Audit Associate
  • Audit Associates work closely with and under the supervision of Senior Associates on audit engagements. The person in this role is primarily responsible for preparing work papers in accordance with firm and professional standards, as assigned by Senior Associates. Audit Associates are typically expected to work closely with the client and deliver quality services on a timely basis.

  • Audit Sr. Associate
  • This role is responsible for the execution of day to day operations of the engagements and overall responsibility to see each engagement through to completion. Audit Sr. Associates may work on multiple engagements concurrently, and is typically expected to work closely with the Sr. Manager/Manager on the engagement. The person in this role provides input into engagement decisions including work plan and timeline, budget management, resource allocation and career development of Associates. Audit Sr. Associates also build an environment that fosters teamwork, review the work product of Associates, and provide direction and training as necessary.

  • Audit Manager/ Sr. Manager
  • The person in this role is typically expected to manage one or more client engagements, while providing quality work themselves on the engagement. Audit Managers / Sr. Managers assume responsibility for client relationships and have higher level client interactions. She/he works directly with the partner and concurring partner during an engagement, provide advanced technical knowledge, direction and training to staff, work closely with Sr. Associates and make certain resources are utilized appropriately while reviewing the work product and providing direction as necessary. Audit Managers / Sr. Managers also demonstrate leadership potential by actively participating in office and Audit practice decisions including resource allocation and deployment, career development of staff, local office training, etc. She/he also embraces career development opportunities including international and domestic rotational assignments and specializations within the Audit practice.

  • Audit Partner
  • A partner's position is measured against certain established criteria. Reflecting the firm’s values and priorities, these criteria are aligned with three specific careers "tracks:" Technical Leadership, Client Service Leadership, and People & Business Management Leadership.


Additional Opportunities with KPMG's Japanese Practice: