Graduate Associate - Transfer Pricing - KPMG (posted on 1 July 2016)

Position Type
Internship/Graduate Program
Post Date
1 July 2016
Closing Date
27 July 2016

Employer Description
KPMG operates as an international network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.
Our firms' clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to us for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

Tax laws and regulations in most economies require related parties (e.g. companies) to conduct transactions at 'arm's-length' prices. These are market prices for goods and services that would have been charged if the parties were unrelated.

Working in a multi-disciplinary Global Transfer Pricing Services (GTPS) team consisting of economists, tax practitioners, lawyers, accountants, and financial analysts, you will assist to provide our clients with effective and incisive transfer pricing advice. The transfer pricing advice rendered includes transfer pricing compliance and documentation, transfer pricing planning, transfer pricing review and commentary, audit defense, Advance Pricing Agreements ("APA"s), etc.

Graduates with the following qualifications and characteristics are preferred:
  • Bachelor degrees in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Law
  • Proficient in English and Japanese language 

Application link

【Offer Guaranteed】BestTop Career Workshop: Secure a job position in financial industry this fall!

Want to receive an offer from your ideal financial company but have no idea
on how to prepare for it?

Want to enter internship program in Singapore’s financial industry but do not
have internal referral opportunities?

Worried about your inexperience in financial industry and want to boost your
competitiveness within a short period of time?

BestTop is collaborating with senior executives and HR manager from investment bank, commercial bank, hedge fund and investment company to bring to you a one-month intensive career workshop in financial industry. Outstanding students will be provided with direct internship offer in a hedge fund company. 

- Program Introduction -

As the upcoming on-campus recruiting season starts in August 2016, BestTop is working hand-in-hand with senior managers and HR managers who work in top financial institutions to share with you their experience: how to stand out among numerous competitors and get your desired job offer in financial industry before graduation.

Remember, chance favors only the PREPARED MIND!

Exclusive Internship OpportunityMentors are offering exclusive internship positions from their own financial investing company to outstanding participants.

Professional MentorsAll our mentors have rich experience working in top financial institutions and will give you comprehensive instructions, instant feedbacks and personalized comments regarding job seeking. We will be your companions on the path of job seeking.

Structured programOur program is designed base on the recruitment time and procedure of Singapore’s financial industry. We will take you step-by-step to acquire essential knowledge, prepare for job application and plan for your career. We use our professional experience to enhance your competitiveness in your career.

Practical ProjectsWe welcome both students with or without business background as both technical skills and soft skills will be taught in the program. Well designed assignments and challenging practical projects will be assigned to let you put what you have leant into practice.

- Curriculum - 

Our curriculum follows the "4 + 4 + 1 = 50" methodology. The whole career program will be 50 hours.

4 weekend workshops: Six-hour training every weekend to help you develop and master skills needed to apply for jobs in Singapore’s financial industry.
4 weekday tutorials: Four-hour tutorial every week during weekdays with BestTop, networking with mentors within the field, linking theory with practice and solving questions.
1 practical project: Ten-hour practical project enables you to strength your skills and improve resume.

Financial Knowledge and VBA Programing
·         Learn Essential Financial and Product Knowledge
·         Shape Skills to Read Financial Market
·         Learn Advanced Excel Functions for Financial Jobs

Financial Modeling and Investment Analysis
·         Gain Investment Analysis Skills for Buy-side Investment Funds
·         Analyze Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement

All You Need to Know for a Banking Job
·         Overview of Roles and Responsibilities in Investment Banks and Investment Funds
·         Write Outstanding Resumes and Cover Letter and Receive Customized Feedback
·         Discover Ways to Stand out in Interviews and Assessment Center

Career Planning in Financial Industry
·         Design Your First Personalized Career Development Plan
·         Acquire Important Networking Skill to Succeed Your Job Application
·         Learn How to Make an Impact before and after Entering Financial Industry

- Mentors Profiles -

This program will be taught by 8 experienced mentors, covering all mainstream financial institutions, to provide an all-round learning opportunity!

1)   Private Equity : Director, One Asia Investment Partners
2)   Asset Management : Portfolio Manager, Bank Pictet & Cie
3)   Foreign Investment Bank : Regional Director, Graduate Program Recruitment, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
4)   Foreign Investment Bank : Director, Head of FX Trading, Scotiabank
5)   IBD : Associate, Advisory KPMG
6)   Financial Headhunter : Senior Recruiter on Singapore Finance Sector, Kelly Service
7)   Algorithmic Trading : Analyst
8)   Hedge Fund : Senior Analyst

- Workshop Format -

1)   To guarantee quality, this workshop will be in the form of small off-line class (10 students). This is to ensure that every student has sufficient opportunity to interact directly with mentors.
2)   Webcast will be used for weekdays tutorial for students to communicate and consult with BestTop career mentors.
3)   Internal referral opportunities will be given to students depending on their performance in practical projects and mentors’ comments.

- Offer Assurance - 

BestTop is a registered company in Singapore, stationing in SMU Innovation Incubator. Students will sign a contract with us, so that they will pay the remaining fee when they find a desired job. We see your SUCCESS as our own success.

- Students Exclusive Benefits - 

1)   Exclusive internal referral : For eligible students, internal referral opportunities for full-time position will be provided.
2)   Massive job information : Students can access to relevant industry information, including BestTop’s exclusive course videos.
3)   Special benefits from marketing events : Students will be entitled to special benefits from various BestTop's social media campaigns.

- Target Participants - 

1)   Fresh graduates who are seeking for full-time job in Singapore’s financial industry in the upcoming on-campus recruiting season.
2)   Sophomores and juniors who want to apply for summer internship program in the financial sector.
3)   Non-graduates and working class who are seeking for full-time jobs in financial industry.

As our mentors have limited resources and time, we will screen applicants and choose those who are the most suitable for the program. The requirement is that you work as hard as we do!

- Time Arrangement - 

The enrollment for July 2016 career workshop has started!
Core curriculum is on Saturdays, 6 hours a day and 4-hour tutorials will be in the evening during weekdays. Participants working part-time are also welcomed!

Date: 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 06 Aug, 13 Aug

If students cannot attend, you may consider applying for the next batch.

- Program Fee - 

Please submit your intention form for enquiry.

 - Application Method - 

Click HERE to submit the intention form if you are interested. We will get in touch with you within one week.

- About BestTop - 

BestTop Consulting is startup company incubated in Singapore Management University Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. We were awarded with Seedstarsworld (Switzerland based startup competition) and ChunHuiBei organized by China Education Ministry.

BestTop is devoted to serve students and fresh graduates by offering customized career coaching. We have more than 100 experienced career mentors from a wide range of industries, many of them are from Fortune 500 Firms. With first-handed information on job application, tips on interview procedure and resume critique, they are able to help you tailor-made a suitable resume and interview answers. Also, having worked in the field for a long time, they surely know the best about the your ideal job. For more information, visit