Learning The Ropes

From being an intern to a full-time Associate, Nurin Syahirah says there’s never a shortage of opportunities to learn and explore at KPMG

Tell us about your role.
I verify and assess accounts belonging to our clients to provide reasonable assurance to the public that rely on our clients’ financials. It’s a role that requires me to work in teams, as well as building a network with our clients in order to perform an audit.

How did you begin in your company?
I started out as an audit intern a couple of years back after going through a reasonably simple and quick online application and assessment followed by an easy-going interview. Even as an intern, I had the opportunity to audit many different industries, which in turn made me see the bigger picture of how these companies operate as well as widened my exposure. I was given the opportunity as a full-time audit associate after my internship.

What do you look forward to most about your role?
The opportunity to meet different clients, and to understand and explore various industries that I will soon be given the chance to audit. I have been travelling and meeting clients all over the country, which makes it much more than just a desk job.

Having seniors like I do makes the whole experience a lot more enjoyable.

What kind of support do you get from your seniors?
I’ve had a fair amount of guidance throughout my time in KPMG from my seniors. A job as demanding as this requires me to work well and be quick to respond under pressure, especially during our usual peak periods. It requires me to be highly meticulous in my work which is a skill I have been developing over time. Having seniors like I do in KPMG makes the whole experience a lot more enjoyable.

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