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Steep learning curve
Audit Senior (Former Employee) –  Raffles PlaceMay 16, 2019
Workplace culture:
Plenty of growth opportunities, much training provided, but on the job you're almost thrown into the deep end of the pool. Form good relationships so you have people to turn to for help. Very young workforce, almost everybody is fresh out of university, managers are mostly within 10 years age difference.

Nature of job:
Prepare to slog your guts out during peak audit season. The nature of the job itself is demanding. You are expected to know your stuff or do research. Hot desking can be a boon or a bane. You bring your office supplies everywhere with you, which can be a burden on short engagements. Flexi-hours, meaning your supposed 9-6pm job can stretch to 10pm and later.

Overall:
Great stepping stone for fresh grads. If you're not into auditing, don't stay too long.
Pros
Many learning opportunities
Cons
Very long hours
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Accounting professional firm
Senior Audit (Former Employee) –  RafflesApril 21, 2019
- Long working hours due to the nature of the job (External auditor).
- Big organization with many employees (able to have other colleague covering your work when you are not around).
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International Audit Firm
AUDIT SENIOR (Former Employee) –  Raffles PlaceOctober 22, 2018
It's an reputable international audit firm. Was in the audit team and audited various companies from different industries. Workplace culture was good.
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A wonderful place for professional development
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  SingaporeDecember 1, 2017
KPMG offers an extensive training programme and focuses heavily on professional development. You will experience a steep learning curve and constantly improve yourself through various engagement exposures. KPMG also emphasize on teamwork and leadership skills. As you progress, you will be tasked to independently lead engagement teams to deal with challenging tasks and solve different problems.

Although you may need to work extended hours on regular basis, the effort will pay off in terms of quick development of professional, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills.
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Fast professional development
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Extended working hours
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Challenging with many opportunities to work with the best
Audit Senior (Current Employee) –  CBDOctober 3, 2017
During audit peak period we are usually at our clients' sites, going through the accounts and processes with clients, performing audit procedures and document our audit findings such that the final product - annual report, presents a true and fair view of our client's financial performance and position.

We have clients from diverse industries and every new engagement is a new learning opportunity. Different clients have different working style and different business models/operation. The learning curve is steep but once you grasped it and have a good understanding of the business, asking clients the relevant and right questions and getting your work done, the fulfilment is immeasurable.

The most enjoyable part is the endless learning opportunities and working with teammates that are equally dedicated as you are.
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Challenging
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Long hours
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Good place to start career
Senior Associate, Audit (Financial Services) (Current Employee) –  RafflesApril 23, 2017
Job advancement is very fast (promotion every year), but the hours are crazy (could work past midnight every day for weeks non-stop). Colleagues are pleasant.
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Challenging and fruitful
Audit Senior (Current Employee) –  KPMG Services Pte LtdJanuary 24, 2016
I've had a fun time at KPMG Singapore, with many supportive and helpful colleagues and managers! It can be stressful at most times, especially during peak period where we have multiple clients and engagements running at the same time, but you can feel a sense of self achievement when all of them are completed! :)
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Fast paced, Modern management style
Senior auditor (Former Employee) –  16 Raffles Quay, Hong Leong Building, #22-00December 12, 2014
My typical day at KPMG will always start off from client and partner management to reviewing of audit work papers in accordance to audit strategies, planning and procedures previously agreed and signed off with engagement partner. This includes handling any queries raised by the team and solving any issues on hand and to update the status report of audit.

The enjoyable part will be to discover important management point or to help identify any potential control failures as these are value adding to the client and increase the quality of audit work.
This includes summarising all the management points and to raise discussions with the CFO before arranging with Managing director or Audit committee together with our engagement manager and partner.

The hardest part will be to gather all necessary audit evidences to support any case of management point. This is tedious but fruitful as the process of investigation allows for deeper understanding of the area of weak controls and increases the value of audit work. It also opens up potential business opportunities with the client (i.e. Corporate group tax services , transfer pricing etc)

What i have learnt is a deeper understanding of the financial health of different companies, their risk management system and a greater exposure on the application of many key accounting standards (ie. Business combination, Financial instruments, Leasing, Investment properties etc)
Pros
Strong training materials and expert knowledge support
Cons
Long hours
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