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Trainee Accounting Advisory Services with a specialization in Sustainability

Reliability and credibility of sustainability information within the annual report are becoming more important in today's society. The EU Green Deal is driving a major initiative to link financial KPIs to environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. Increasingly, financial accounting and reporting skills are required for high quality non-financial ESG reporting. Do you want to help clients in shaping their ESG reporting, while at the same time learn all about financial accounting and reporting and be involved a range of financial and ESG reporting projects? Join our team and support our clients by advising them on their (sustainability) reporting challenges!

Deadline to apply: 25 October 23.59*
Feedback on you application in week 43
*You still have 5 working days to finish the KPMG Talent Pitch when you apply on the 18th.

Young Professional (0-3)
Corporate Clients
Public Sector

Your challenges

  • Do you investigate, advise, analyze and facilitate?
  • Want to solve complex (sustainability) reporting and financial accounting challenges?
  • Do you want to support our clients in advising how to interpret new sustainability requirements and help the client get future proof?
  • Interested to act as linking pin between KPMG and the client?
  • Do you have a critical thinking mindset?
  • Do you want to develop yourself as subject matter expert in accounting and ESG reporting?

This is you

  • Master studies in Accounting or Control or other relevant studies
  • Specific interest in sustainability/ESG
  • Max. 2 years of working experience after Master
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to work under pressure
  • Work independently and enjoy the challenge of working with multiple stakeholders
  • Fluency in Dutch and English

Your role as
Trainee Accounting Advisory Services with a specialization in Sustainability?

As a trainee in our KPMG CMAAS team with a specialization in sustainability, you're learning curve is about to explode! CMAAS, as part of KPMG Audit & Accounting, is a specialized department that advises clients on complex accounting challenges related to the financial statements, IPO’s, Mergers & Acquisitions, GAAP Conversions, new (sustainability) reporting standards and many more. The combination of accounting and sustainability, top notch (inter)national clients and a professional team of experienced team members to support you, will boost your skills and knowledge. After a thorough introduction, you will immediately be part of client facing teams who support our clients (all around the world) realizing their ambitions. You will be working on accounting topics as well sustainability reporting.

"For most companies, complex (sustainability) accounting challenges are not business as usual, but for me it is! I will guide and advice clients on difficult topics and I like to provide the client with a clear view or a well written report" – Trainee KPMG CMAAS.

Please be prepared for an environment in which on the one hand you get every support available to help you grow, and on the other hand also challenges you to live up to the high standards in terms of quality, agility and flexibility that clients ask from us. This is important as new (sustainability) requirements in accounting will often lead to adjustments in the organization of the client. You can think of new Finance processes or new IT-systems. Are you ready to face that challenge?

What we offer

  • Market based salary and good secondary benefits
  • 30 holidays and benefits on demand
  • A lease car or mobility budget
  • A laptop and iPhone which can also be used privately
  • A non-contributory pension plan and discount on sports and insurance
  • Collaborate with the best experts in the field, in interdisciplinary teams
  • Social, sports and community activities with colleagues

Sustainability reporting (EU Taxonomy)


Regular accounting advice (Dutch GAAP / IFRS)


Trainings/Business development

  • Investigating facts and circumstances in relation to the standards

  • Elaboration of an issue in clear matter

  • Substantive discussions and consultation with customers & training-on-the-job of colleagues

Application process

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Step 1 - The KPMG Talent Pitch

Thank you for showing interest in KPMG! We would love to get to know you better and tell you more about who we are and what we do. This is why we developed an interactive online application experience: The KPMG Talentpitch. The KPMG Talentpitch starts immediately after you click on ‘apply’ and will take you about 1.5 hours. No worries, after registration you can stop and resume your application at any time. Let’s meet!

Step 2 - First interview

After you have succesfully completed the KPMG Talent Pitch, we would like to invite you for your first interview. In this interview you will meet our recruiter and a colleague from your potential future team.

Step 3 - The second interview

The second interview will dive deeper into the specific topics and competencies that are relevant to the job. A case interview can be part of the second interview and sometimes a final interview is scheduled after the second interview.

Step 4 - Screening

We are trying to maintain high standards regarding integrity and reliability. That is why we ask you to participate in a screening. As part of this, you will need to provide a reference, passport, copy of your academic diplomas/certificates, and a certificate of conduct (VOG).

Step 5 - Offer

If there's a good fit, you will receive a job offer. This is the beginning of your adventure at KPMG, and will kick off with a top secret 3-day onboarding program!

Do you want to learn more about our application process? Please contact HR Recruitment: (020) 656 7162

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