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Embark Scholar Intern - CPA Track | Multiple Locations Summer 2025

Kansas City, MO

112325

Career Level Requirement

Early Career

If you are currently pursuing college coursework or have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher in the past 12 months.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to one role for which they are qualified, that is of the greatest interest. Give serious thought to your location preference. We strongly recommend applying to the location where you want to build your life and career long-term.

Start Season & Year: Summer 2025

Earliest Graduation Date: Dec 2026

Latest Graduation Date: Sep 2029

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in todays most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It has 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 has no wonder we are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Seramount, Fair360 and others. If you are as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.


KPMG is currently seeking an Embark Scholar Intern for our Embark Scholars program.

Responsibilities:

  • Rotate through our audit, tax and advisory businesses to learn and understand how we serve our clients and what a career in professional services offers
  • Provide a spectrum of assignments across practices; work as part of the engagement teams to support the use of audit methodology and Data and Analytics (D&A) and tax and advisory related tasks which include data extractions and data analysis
  • Assist engagement teams to create work paper files, prepare client reports and deliverables and organize business development activities
  • Assist with identifying the scope of engagement capabilities, review the client materials, provide insights gained and propose how analysis can be leveraged to execute
  • Leverage a range of technologies and analytics tools
  • Contribute to the integrity and transparency of financial information

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college and pursuing or intending to pursue the following degrees/majors: Bachelor or Master of Accountancy, Taxation, or other related degree
  • Intention to obtain a CPA is preferred, for accounting majors
  • Candidates must have completed at least 1 semester (or equivalent for quarter schools) of coursework at the time of application
  • Upon completion of the Embark Scholars internship program, candidates must have at least 3 additional semesters (or equivalent for quarter schools) to complete before obtaining their degree and/or CPA eligibility requirements
  • Preferred GPA of 3.00 or above
  • The Embark Internship is open to all eligible students. Applicants who identify as a member of either traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups within the professional services industry (Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) are encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrates or conveys a commitment in creating a culture that strives for diversity and inclusion and embraces, respects and values differences among all people. This can include but is not limited to experiences while attending a high school or university/college, or involvement and/or leadership in a diversity student organization on campus or in their community.
  • Prior participation in KPMG leadership programs (such as Rise, Talent + and more) and/or another organization's leadership programs is a preferred qualification for this position
  • Excellent communication, task, time management and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; and resourceful in delivering high quality work
  • Must reside within a commutable distance to the office for this position and be able to travel to work locations using own means of transportation, such as a personal vehicle or public transportation
  • Work location may be in the office but could be at client sites, some of which may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office)
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future. KPMG LLP will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work visa status for this opportunity (no sponsorship is available for H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, H-1B1, F-1, J-1, OPT, CPT or any other employment-based visa)

Please note that the Embark Scholars Program is just one of many leadership and recruiting opportunities that we offer at the Firm. We encourage you to learn more about our other programs, as well as internships and general career opportunities KPMG offers for college and university students.


KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at “Benefits & How We Work”.


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https://kpmg.com/us/en/how-we-work/pay-transparency.html/?id=UTAEmbarkA_9_24

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KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them. 

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KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to one role for which they are qualified, that is of the greatest interest. You won't be able to interview for multiple positions simultaneously. If you're unsure about what to pursue, take the time to research our practice areas.

KPMG’s internship program is designed to convert high performing interns to fulltime opportunities in the geographic location of the internship. This allows interns to build beneficial relationships and knowledge with KPMG professionals, clients, and peers. As a result, you should pursue an internship in the location where you would like to build your life and career long-term after graduation. Location changes cannot be guaranteed at the conclusion of the internship.

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