PETALING JAYA, 27 September 2021 — KPMG in Malaysia has ranked ninth place in the Graduates' Top 25 Preferred Employer category, voted by over 23,000 graduates in the latest Graduates’ Choice Awards (GCA) program. This ranking also placed the professional services firm in the top 1% out of 2,460 employers surveyed nationwide.

At the same award program, KPMG further emerged as the number one employer in Accounting & Professional Services category, and second most preferred for Consulting careers.

GCA, organized by Talentbank, is now in its fourth year and is touted to be Malaysia's most authoritative graduate employer branding award program, with the outcome determined entirely by the votes of university students across Malaysia.

Datuk Johan Idris, Managing Partner of KPMG in Malaysia, dedicated the win to the firm’s employees who have played an active role in fostering the firm’s supportive and inclusive work culture.

“We’re extremely proud to be entrusted by Malaysia’s graduates to be among the best companies to build careers. Our people define who we are as an organization, and this latest award is a testament to the way our people inspire trust and deliver impact to clients and the community at large,” he added.

Across the firm, KPMG has provided technology platforms and mobile apps to connect their people and with clients securely and seamlessly. Work-from-home policies have been implemented across the firm, with future plans for hybrid work arrangements, to increase the productivity of working remotely while ensuring employees’ health and well-being.

KPMG has also established programs that encourage employee engagement and collaboration such as an upward feedback system and the Global People Survey, an annual survey where employees provide feedback on the Firm’s performance. Other initiatives include the Wellbeing 360 program introduced in May 2021, which focuses on physical and mental health via consultations with health professionals from The Mind Faculty and activities such as a Zumba Fitness Party, yoga and work out sessions conducted virtually by certified instructors.

KPMG’s Corporate Citizenship programs provide employees with an avenue to support the wider community in demonstration of the Firm’s purpose to ‘Inspire confidence, Empower change’. Recent programs include contributions to the creation of Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers (MyVAC) program and MySukarela platform, donations to various COVID-19 funds and the Lost Food Project. These are on top of their signature programs such as the Eco Dive that focuses on marine conservation, and the annual KPMG Virtual Run to raise funds for charity. On a global scale, KPMG in Malaysia joined its international network in a pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 as part of its Impact Plan.

Datuk Johan concluded, “The KPMG Values continue to be our compass, guiding our actions and behaviors so that we can collectively live our purpose as an organization which leads with vision and empathy. We’re committed to retain KPMG as the place where talents can thrive.”