I didn’t really mention anything specific with regards to the changing legislation, I said that green taxes are constantly changing and are complicated (I asked the interviewer if she knew how much her car tax would be next year by way of an example - she didn’t). Relatively speaking, carbon offsetting firms aren’t overly well regulated yet, and the government keeps changing the taxes, hence the need for some KPMG Tax advice.
As part of my preparation I wrote out a list of questions that I compiled form various online sources;
Can you give two examples of when you hav been part of a team? (prepare two, in case you get asked, and it might help to have another team answer to link to another question)
Can you give two examples of when you have been a leader?
Why do you want to be an accountant?
What do you think you’ll be doing in your first year?
Are you aware of the structure and content of the ACA? (these two questions can be linked)
If a member of your team disagrees with you, how did you deal with it?
If your tasks are a daily routine, how do you stay motivated?
Describe a current issue in the business world
Can you give me an example of a company that you believe has the potential to grow /company that will develop? What problems might they face? How would you solve these problems?
Can you give me an example of a company that has grown in the past few years? What should they do next?
What problems are the professional service firms facing today?
What areas of business should KPMG look to expand into?
How would your colleagues describe your personal style to working in a team?
When have you made a really positive contribution to to help a team work well together?
When have you supported a member of your team?
What have you found difficult about working in a team?
what aspects of the job do you expect to find difficult?
What have you done to develop your business interest?
How could you sell an idea or a concept?
What alternative options are you considering? (this means where else are you applying and why KPMG?)
Describe a situation where you had to work under pressure
What impact did this have on you?
What motivates you at work?
What is your greastest achievement since leaving school? Not including university?
I prepared about 3/4 of a written A4 page for each answer, as ever in an inteview, you can always pad it out a bit if you feel the need. Hope that helps.