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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing
Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have more than 155,000
outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in
155 countries worldwide.
If you are driven by success, have high levels of initiative,
integrity, honesty, professionalism and effective communication
skills, KPMG is keen to have you join our rapidly growing
practice. The successful candidate will be involved in
engagements both locally and regionally.
Ranked globally as one of the top 5 companies to work
with for the last 5 years
To handle a portfolio of clients and be responsible for the completion of our larger and more complex audit
assignments, including staff supervision, while liaising closely with the Audit Managers and Partners.
Principal activities will include:
• Planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit for Manager or Partner review
Ensuring compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory)
Leading teams in a culture driven by high performance
Supervising, coaching and developing junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office
Identifying and understanding client needs, suggesting potential solutions on technical matters and
communicating client needs and potential solutions
Reviewing and finalisation of financial statements
What we're looking for:
Experience in leading an audit fieldwork team
Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CFA, CGMA, CPA or equivalent)
Thorough knowledge of IFRSs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
What's on offer:
Excellent salary, benefits and genuine progression opportunities
If you would like to join our dynamic team of professionals, please submit your résumé on or before
August 29, 2014 to:
The Manager Infrastructure
69-71 Edward Street
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged
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Walking into an interview often stirs up the same
kind of anxiety as walking out onto a stage in front
of a crowd of people. Even though it s only you and
the interviewer in the room, you re in the spot-
You re there to make a sales presentation about
yourself and to convince the interviewer that you re
the best candidate for the job.
Sometimes we let our apprehension get the better
of us, and all the fidgeting and stuttering and nervous
habits we have when we re tense come bubbling to
the surface and ruin the opportunity to put our best
self forward. Fight the fear and get those behaviours
Start by BREATHING. It seems simple enough,
but it s alarming how often we forget to breathe when
we re overcome by nerves.
Slow, deep breaths will help keep the oxygen moving
into the brain, allowing us to retrieve the answers to
the tough questions.
2. Be prepared
Be militant about practicing the points you want
to get across. Review your resume and make sure
you re well-versed in every item listed in the job
description and how your experience and accom-
plishments like up with them.
CAUTION: while rehearsing is a necessity, sounding
rehearsed is a no-no. Memorize specific ideas and
topic points, not scripted words.
3. Speak well
Exercise your speaking voice. Pay attention to keep-
ing your rhythm even and relaxed, and practice your
annunciation, proper volume and the tone of your
voice. Don t be Mr./Ms. Monotone!
4. Stay on message
Keep your message clear and concise. Irrelevant
details will cloud your message. If you start to ram-
bling, pause to collect your thoughts. After the inter-
viewer poses a question, think about the most impor-
tant thing you need to say to answer it. Start with
that and then elaborate when necessary.
5. Use professional language
You re not a Valley Girl so don t talk like one!
Silence is preferable and more professional than "um,"
"like," "you know," and "uh."
6. No joking
And last but not least, do NOT make a joke. A
joke will break the ice, right? WRONG. Usually it
does just the opposite. Stay away from humor, espe-
cially if you re the type that laughs when they re
nervous. The only thing worse than dead silence after
a joke is filling that silence with your own uncon-
You know that you have the skills and experience
to make you a valuable member of this organisation.
Let your inner professional shine through so the
interviewer knows it, too.
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