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Audit Intern, Japanese Practice | Multiple Locations Winter 2025



1mo ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Chicago
    New York City

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  • You must be a bilingual student pursuing an accounting degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above, have knowledge of technical accounting standards, and strong communication skills. Ready to work in-person at a KPMG office or client site.
  • You will assist in conducting financial statement audits, assessing client-specific risks, preparing audit documentation, executing testing of controls and financial statements, utilizing Data and Analytics tools, and supporting the audit team with assigned tasks.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing the following degrees/majors: Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy, or equivalent program
  • Pursuing educational requirements for CPA licensure in the principal place of business (the state in which the office is located) for this position (completion of academic credits required prior to starting as an Audit Associate)
  • Upon completion of this internship, candidates must have additional academic credits to complete before obtaining their degree and/or CPA eligibility requirements
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Bilingual in English and Japanese with ability to use both Japanese and English language skills in a business environment
  • Coursework or minor in information systems, software engineering, computer science or data and analytics preferred; experience with data analysis tools such as Alteryx or Power BI preferred
  • Knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting standards; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ability to navigate various computer applications, including MS Office (emphasis on Excel); aptitude to quickly learn KPMG Audit tools and applications used by our clients
  • Demonstrated quality service mindset; strong communication, time management and relationship-building skills; able to employ sound professional judgment and professional skepticism; flexible and adaptable team player; leadership experience; resourceful in delivering high-quality work; ability to demonstrate project management skills is a plus
  • Must reside within a reasonably commutable distance to the office for this position and be able to travel to reasonably commutable work locations using own means of transportation, such as a personal vehicle or public transportation
  • Audit professionals are expected to work in-person at a KPMG office or client site on an average of three days per week; some client site locations may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office)


  • Work as part of a team to play an integral role in conducting financial statement audits and serve the capital markets by helping ensure accuracy and reliability of client financial information while upholding the principles of objectivity and independence; contribute to the overall effectiveness of our clients operations while maintaining the highest standards of our professional integrity; develop an understanding of client-specific risks through review of financial results, relevant external information, current business trends and client transactions, primarily for Japanese clients or non-Japanese companies that need strategic assistance in Japan
  • Learn to prepare clear and well-structured audit documentation regarding our understanding of clients processes and technology systems
  • With appropriate guidance, execute and document testing of client controls and financial statement account balances using appropriate standards and terminology
  • Support the execution of a high-quality audit through the performance of assigned tasks and professional client and engagement team interactions
  • Support the use of Data and Analytics (D&A) in the audit, including data extraction and analysis; utilize a range of technologies and data analysis tools to execute substantive audit procedures, including artificial intelligence (AI), Excel, Alteryx, SQL, Python and Power BI; assist in the preparation of the related documentation

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