People & Culture

At KPMG, we value a culture in which our staff are able to develop to their full potential. KPMG values and promotes an inclusive, diverse corporate culture.

Flexible working – dare to thrive with us

At KPMG Switzerland, we want you to thrive, grow and succeed. This includes a number of flexible work styles that enable you to balance your career with life outside of work, boost your wellbeing and support you to live the lives you want to live.

Hybrid working

Our hybrid working model enables you to move between the locations of office, home and client in a way that empowers you to deliver exceptional work and results while fostering your personal wellbeing. The model for each individual is determined by his / her role, work requirements and personal preference.

Working from anywhere

To help you thrive and meet your desire for flexibility around where you work, we provide you with the exciting opportunity to work remotely in a number of countries for up to 10 working days per calendar year. For example, if you wish to extend your stay before or after a holiday and work remotely you have the opportunity do so. Foreign nationals may work the same number of days from their home country.

Flex time

We want to empower you to use flexible work schedules so you can best manage your job and personal priorities and take a rest when you want to, all while growing your career.

This includes various flex time options such as taking additional holidays, working part-time, or the opportunity to work 100% in the busy season and use paid breaks or a lower workload e.g., 80% in between assignments where there is lower client demand. 

Generous parental leave

We offer you generous parental leave with 18 weeks of maternity leave and 4 weeks of paternity leave to be taken up to one year after your child is born or adopted.

More benefits

We offer a range of generous benefits designed to help you thrive with us and benefit for life. Discover them below.

  • Foreign assignments

    Through our Global Mobility Program you are able to work abroad for periods of up to two years at a local KPMG company.

    Foreign assignments
  • Health & wellbeing

    We aim to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of our employees with a variety of offerings.

    Health & wellbeing
  • Pension scheme

    We offer you above-average benefits for building up a sound retirement pension.

    Pension scheme
  • Empowered to lead

    Responsibility from day one. That’s how we empower tomorrow’s business leaders at KPMG. You value your independence – and so do we. We cultivate an environment where you can unfold your potential.

    Empowered to lead
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    KPMG offers a dynamic work environment for “Consultepreneurs” – people who blend the cleverness of consultants with the agility of entrepreneurs. They’re the best of both worlds. Dare to get involved, spread your wings and let your entrepreneurial spirit soar.

    Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Your personal skillset

    From digital learning to external programs, personal development comes in many shapes and forms at KPMG. Share our passion for learning and cultivate future and digital skills that will last a lifetime. Even better: benefit from our contribution to the cost of qualifying in your field.

    Your personal skillset
  • Inspired to innovate

    As part of KPMG, you join other highly qualified and motivated professionals in an inspiring entrepreneurial environment. A clear mindset and strong opinions are not only encouraged at KPMG, but expected. When it comes to ideas, quality beats hierarchy.

    Inspired to innovate
  • Mentorship programs

    We provide customized support for individual career development and increased visibility. Our specific WoMentoring program for young female leaders for example focuses on an open and confidential dialogue.

    Mentorship programs
  • Choose your path

    KPMG career paths are as diverse as our people. Thrive in our culture of collaboration, mentoring and mobility opportunities. As your interests and skills evolve, personal development talks guide you to the next level.

    Choose your path
  • All inclusive

    You expect fair compensation and certified equal pay. At KPMG, that’s what you get. Our inclusive culture makes space for unconventional ideas and new ways of working. New mothers and fathers benefit from our generous packages.

    All inclusive
  • Connections that count

    With our culture of collaboration, you’ll automatically develop valuable and lasting links to colleagues and clients. Strengthen crucial connections further at in-house and external networking and social events.

    Connections that count

Our Values

KPMG is for those who dare to do. We’ve always acknowledged that we’re the sum of our people who come together as equals. Get a feel for who we are and what we value.

Learn for a lifetime

At KPMG, we are dedicated to provide you an environment of continuous learning and career development. Find out more about all ways we enable you to thrive with us.

Tanja Vils

Assistant Audit Corporate

"I love my job because I get to work with all kinds of clients, giving me insights into various industries and companies."

Nuray Altay

Manager Audit

«It is a unique experience that contributes significantly to both personal and professional growth. It allows you to explore and experience a new work environment, as well as a different living environment. The package of benefits that comes with a secondment is invaluable.»

Ralitsa Dimitrova

Insights Center & Innovation Lab Lead

«We help companies innovate through introducing new, creative and collaborative ways of working, inspiring change and supporting organizations in bringing their desired futures to life. Join the KPMG Ignition team, part of Lighthouse, if you are passionate about innovation, enjoy a dynamic workday and combine strategic vision with a practical hands-on approach.»

Kevin Ilagan

Assistant Manager Accounting and Payroll Services Geneva

"A close relationship with my children is very important to me. Thanks to KPMG’s flexibility, I can make the most of it."

Anne Marie Anselmi

Director Corporate Tax

«KPMG offers great framework conditions for taking on responsibility in the job and developing professionally while taking care of other priorities.»

Theresa Tiersch

Senior Manager in Corporate Sustainability Services, Zurich

«Working in Sustainability Services is exciting because the activities are so diverse. We provide both auditing and consulting services to support our clients with various issues in the area of sustainability. The growing demands in the area of ESG are creating some exciting career opportunities.»

Hanna Kruse

Senior Manager Financial Services Insurance

«Since starting with KPMG, I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible people on a variety of audits. The most impactful of those audits also being the most challenging.»

Our Contribution

We are active for a good purpose and are encouraging the following generations. Find out more about our coroporate social responsibilities.

We take on environmental responsibility and ensure that we keep our consumption of water and paper as low as possible. We obtain our power from sustainable sources like water or wind power where possible. Currently about 90% of our electricity comes from renewable sources.

We are keen on getting active for social purposes. Each year we therefore set aside a certain budget for pro bono work and corporate volunteering. Our volunteering program enables our people to team up with colleagues and to volunteer in their local community. The missions span a diverse range of topics, such as food waste prevention, nature conservation, or supporting local immigrant communities. In addition, together with the KPMG Foundation we support projects in the areas of education and integration of people who are disabled or socially disadvantaged.

We encourage our employees in their quest to keep physically fit while at the same time doing something for the good of others. As part of our “Stay healthy – move for charity” campaign, KPMG donates a sum for a good purpose for every sporting activity undertaken.

We actively pass on our expertise to younger generations through, for example, the Chair of Auditing and Internal Control at the University of Zurich and the Chair of Audit and Accounting at the University of St. Gallen. For schoolchildren, we open our offices on the national day of the future (Nationaler Zukunftstag) to give them a not too serious impression of a day at work.

Our Purpose

We inspire Confidence. We empower Change. We dare to do.

The Consultepreneur

Consultepreneurs are a new breed of professionals. They’re part consultants. Part entrepreneur. All business.

My personal "dare to" moment: Hélène

Hélène Béguin, our Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, talks about her personal "dare to" moment.

Dare to stay well

At KPMG, we take great care of the health and wellbeing of our people to ensure they can reach their full potential and thrive with us. When we’re at our best, our best work happens. We provide our employees with opportunities for engaging in physical activities to increase their fitness and personal health.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

At KPMG creating a nurturing environment where every individual feels secure and valued lies at the core of our mission. We firmly believe that diverse teams enhance our ability to make sound decisions, paving the way for our collective success. We respect each other and draw strength from our differences. This is core to our values.

Key Facts

We foster an inclusive culture for all and empower your development through internal training, on-the-job-coaching and digital learning so you can reach your full potential and gain for life.

  • 2.603

    employees in Switzerland

  • 59

    different nationalities

  • 318.821

    hours of professional training

  • 34

    average age

  • 11

    office locations

  • 467

    part-time employees

  • 804

    pro bono hours

Top Employer 2024

by Top Employer Insititute

KPMG has been recognized as Top Employer 2024 in Switzerland by the Top Employers Institute for the sixth consecutive year.

Switzerland's Most Attractive Employers

by Universum

KPMG Switzerland has been ranked as one of Switzerland's Most Attractive Employers in 2024.

Swiss LGBTI Label

by Swiss LGBTI Label

The label honors organizations which demonstrate a holistic approach to diversity management and recognize the dimensions of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender characteristics, and incorporate openness and inclusion in their day-to-day business.

Best Recruiters 2023/24

by Best Recruiters

KPMG has been awarded Best Recruiter in consulting for the seventh consecutive year.

Equal Pay Certified

by the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

As a certified “Fair-ON-Pay Advanced” company, KPMG applies the pay equity principle between men and women.