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Frequently asked questions

About KPMG

Where is KPMG located?

KPMG Netherlands has twelve offices. We are located in Amstelveen, Alkmaar, Arnhem, Breda, The Hague, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, Zwolle, Maastricht, Rotterdam, and Utrecht.

What does KPMG do?

We help leading organizations look ahead and make the right sustainable choices – for society, for the Netherlands, for the world. We sit at the tables where the future is being shaped, and you're invited. Together, we tackle current issues by providing clear insights and developing effective solutions using the latest techniques. This takes unique knowledge and experience. Insights from smart, innovative, and driven people like you. As a member of the KPMG family, you'll have every opportunity to be yourself and show what you're made of. Your unique insights are invaluable to our clients and colleagues. That's why we work hard to be as diverse and inclusive an organization as possible.

Applying at KPMG

How can I best prepare for a job interview?

During an interview, the focus is mainly on two things: 1. motivation for the position; and 2. personality. Regarding motivation for the position, it's important to understand what you're applying for. So, it's a good idea to read the job posting carefully. We understand that not everything may be clear right away, so feel free to ask questions about it. Furthermore, it's a good idea to do some research on our organization. Why do you specifically want to work for us? In addition to motivation, personality is an important aspect. We want to know who you are as a person. What are you good at? What are your areas for improvement? And how do you work as part of a team? In your preparation, it's good to reflect on these aspects: What is my natural role when I'm involved in a (study) project? Or what challenges do I face in my (part-time) job? How do I plan my daily tasks? And don't forget: our recruiters always like to hear a real-life example. So, if you're good at planning, have an example that demonstrates it.

What kind of questions can I expect during the job interview?

The interview often starts with a few personal questions: Can you tell us about yourself, what are your strengths, what are your areas for development, and what have you learned the most from? Of course, we also want to know more about your work experience and your role in a team. We also want to know what you know about our organization and why you want to work at KPMG. Then, we will ask you a few questions about the position: What makes you right for the job, and what do you want to learn? Remember, not only do we want to get to know you, but you want to get to know us. The only way to do that is to ask each other lots of questions. So don't hesitate to ask us questions, too.

What is the job application procedure like?

Our application procedure consists of taking an assessment, followed by an initial interview with a recruiter and a colleague from the department, and then a second interview with colleagues from the department. The format of this second interview depends on the department you are applying to. It could be a case interview or a regular interview. You will be notified of the details in advance. There may also be a third and final interview. The application procedure may vary slightly depending on the position, but the job description will provide you with specific information about what to expect in the application process.

What can I expect from an assessment?

The assessment is one of the steps in your application process at KPMG and consists of a personality questionnaire and an aptitude test that you complete online. Once you have completed the assessment, you will receive an email explaining how to view your report and how to grant KPMG permission to access it. The specific components of the aptitude test vary by role. In addition to the assessment, some positions may require you to solve a case. The recruiter will inform you of this.

How do I know if I qualify for a job?

For each vacancy, we provide information about the qualifications needed to fulfill the role. These requirements give an indication of the profile we are looking for. Research shows that male candidates tend to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, while women typically apply when they meet 100% of the requirements. If you do not meet all of the requirements but believe this is the right job for you, we encourage you to apply.

There is currently no suitable vacancy for me. Can I submit an open application?

Due to the large number of applications we receive on a daily basis, it is not possible to submit an open application. New vacancies are regularly posted on our Careers website. We therefore recommend that you create a KPMG & Me profile and keep an eye out for vacancies that match your interests. This will keep you informed of the latest job opportunities at KPMG. However, many colleagues are open to informal introductions. For example, you can send a message to someone with an interesting position via LinkedIn or check out our events.

I have a question about a vacancy or the status of my application. Who do I contact and how?

If you have a question about a specific vacancy you are interested in or for which you have already applied, you will find the contact details (phone number and email) of the respective recruiter at the bottom of each job posting. You can contact them directly. For general inquiries, you can send an email to

How can I stay informed about new vacancies?

At KPMG, you have the option of creating your own KPMG & Me dashboard. Save your interests and each time you visit, you will receive a personalized offer: specially recommended vacancies, cases, blogs, events that match your interests and experience, and an overview of your saved jobs and applications.

You can sign up here

What happens to my data after I apply?

All data you share with us is subject to privacy legislation. When you apply for a job vacancy, KPMG collects the information you provide with your consent and processes it for the purpose of considering your application. The personal data you provide will be stored by KPMG for a period of four weeks after the end of the application process. If you have given your consent, the data will be deleted one year after the end of the application process. If you sign up for job alerts, your data (email address and preferences) will be stored until you unsubscribe.

Working at KPMG

I have been hired by KPMG and have a question. Who should I contact?

Congratulations on your new job and welcome to KPMG! If you have any questions after accepting your offer, you can contact our HR Service Desk at Our colleagues, including your new colleagues, will be happy to assist you.

How does KPMG handle remote and hybrid work?

We believe in the power of hybrid work, where work is an activity rather than a place. As we return to the office, we are working towards a new ‘normal’. At KPMG, you have the flexibility to split your time between working from home, at client sites and in the office. This is done in consultation with your Development Manager and your team.
We provide a healthy working environment, both in the office and at home, with fully equipped home workstations. We value and encourage work-life balance both in and out of the office. We offer a comprehensive health and well-being program, and in Amstelveen, we have The Work Out, a modern vitality center for sports and relaxation. Your development is our priority, and we offer an excellent range of training and development opportunities, including learning on the job with a wide range of clients, from startups to international Fortune 500 companies in a variety of sectors.

Is it possible to do volunteer work at KPMG?

Yes, you can! At KPMG, you can do more than just your job; you can also actively engage in volunteer work. We work with various organizations, such as JINC and Refugee Talent Hub, for which we do volunteer work. For example, you can give a lecture to vocational school students and help them with their job applications, or you can support finance professionals who are refugees and help them take their first steps in the Dutch job market. Additionally, every employee has a number of hours per year to spend on pro bono work, which allows you to have a direct impact on people's lives and society.

Employment benefits, training and extras

What benefits does KPMG offer?

At KPMG, in addition to your salary, you will receive an annual profit-sharing bonus, a fixed expense allowance, and a home office allowance. We value relaxation, so you will have 30 days of vacation (based on full-time employment) and the opportunity to purchase or sell additional vacation days. We also provide fully equipped home workstations. If you work in Assurance or Advisory, you may be eligible for a leased car or mobility budget. This also applies to Business Services positions at scale 10 and above. If you work in Business Services, you may be eligible for a commuting allowance for kilometers traveled or an NS business card for public transportation. You will also receive a laptop and an iPhone that you can use privately, as well as a flexible pension plan with no required personal contributions. At KPMG, we value learning and development, so you can expect a wide range of training and development opportunities that will contribute to your professional and personal growth. We also value vitality! You can work out at the office in Amstelveen or get discounts at a nearby gym, and you have access to coaching, health, and well-being programs. Finally, ‘together’ is one of our core values, so you can count on various social activities such as team outings, social gatherings, and events with your colleagues.

Is there a training or development budget?

Yes, everyone at KPMG receives an annual training or development budget of EUR 1,000. At KPMG, we are constantly focused on innovation and progress, because to bring out the best in yourself, you need the drive to continually develop. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for you to gain knowledge that will last a lifetime. You are never alone in this process; there is always someone with whom you can discuss and shape your development path. In addition to your daily work, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through studies, courses, and workshops, enabling you to become the best version of yourself.

What facilities does KPMG offer?

At KPMG, we believe it is important to start the day with good energy so that you can perform at your best and relax. At Linda's, you can get the best coffee to start your day, and our colleagues at the company restaurant make sure that you can enjoy a fresh lunch every day.
Of course, it is also important to take breaks and relax. Our offices are designed around the ‘clubhouse’ concept. There are areas where you can focus on work and areas where you can relax and socialize with colleagues. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive health and happiness program. In Amstelveen, we have The Work Out, a modern vitality center where you can clear your mind and work up a sweat with personal trainers in group classes before, during, or after work. We also regularly organize workshops on mindfulness, focus management, and inbox management.