KPMG's Audit Practice launches new CPA program for new hires

The Audit Practice has established a new program that pays incoming campus hires to study for the CPA exam.

KPMG CPA Kickstart is a two-month, 40 hours a week program that provides new hires the time, along with compensation and full benefits, to focus on two of the most difficult sections of the CPA exam, enabling them to transition to full time work seamlessly. The program will be facilitated by KPMG in conjunction with a third party review course. Those enrolled in the program will receive additional support for completion of the final parts of the CPA exam once they begin client work.

“Auditors are constrained without their CPA, and studying nights and weekends, can be a difficult, frustrating experience,” said Becky Sproul, Talent and Culture Leader – Audit. “Our program will provide extensive support in passing the CPA exam while adding top talent to our engagement teams.”

The program is also expected to foster the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

“We are committed to delivering a better audit experience for our people and our clients, fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce to drive innovation and sustain audit quality,” said Scott Flynn, Vice Chair – Audit. “KPMG CPA Kickstart opens doors to students from a less traditional academic path or smaller program providing them the opportunity to focus on passing the CPA exam while compensated.” 

KPMG CPA Kickstart is launching this summer in 35 offices and has already enrolled over 225 new hires.


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