KPMG Associate, Independence in Montvale, New Jersey

Business Title: Associate, Independence

Requisition Number: 66841

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Compliance and Monitoring

State: NJ

City: Montvale


The fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the U.S., KPMG is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We provide audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate, to join our Independence Organization.


  • Develop an understanding of auditor independence regulations (SEC, PCAOB, AICPA) in order to research and evaluate services provided to clients, identifying potential conflicts providing those services to audit clients and their affiliates

  • Identify an organization's affiliates and related entities and properly construct their corporate structure

  • Perform research, analyze data, make determinations and document results to support conclusions; identify and escalate potential issues

  • Participate in delivery and implementation of projects focused on support and maintenance of firm's risk management systems while identifying and aiding in the implementation of process enhancements

  • Help to identify and implement process enhancements and improvements; participate in special projects on an ad hoc and on-going basis

  • Participate in drafting and maintaining policies, processes and protocols to identify changes in audit clients and their affiliates


  • Minimum one year of client service or related business experience; preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to details and documentation standards

  • Critical thinking, analytical and research skills with the ability to evaluate information to make a decision

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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