KPMG Breakdown

KPMG is a large, multinational corporation that is based out of the Netherlands. It is broken down into three main groups: Audit, Advisory, Tax. Audit: KPMG’s audit department maintains a group of clients for whom they assess the functions of the company to determine any potential risk factors and areas to improve their efficiency. Advisory: …

Activity Based Costing

Now that I have finished my previous 2 projects (although, programs are never really finished), I have now moved on to a more business knowledge heavy programming project. Using Archimate again, I will be modifying the program to be able to model Activity Based Costing. This is going to be very tough because it will…

Location Specific Work

The work that I am doing for KPMG so far has been restricted primarily to the Prague office. The first work I did, testing RPAExpress, was to see if the software would be good to use for the Prague office to automate some of the processes they were completing. Although this could benefit other KPMG…

Archimate Merge

My main task for my internship has been working with a business modeling tool called the Archimate Tool. The Management Consulting department of KPMG uses this tool on a daily basis to organize the various client and business dealings. Through using this software, they have identified some functionality that they wish the software had. Since…

Ciao, Ciao

Anyone I talked to before this trip that had been to/knew something about Prague told me to be prepared for a change in communication. “They aren’t very friendly”, “They don’t like small talk”, I heard these multiple times. As a Midwesterner, the overly friendly section of the US (sorry East Coast), I was scared by…

Some Fantastic Progress

I left this week feeling very accomplished about my progress at work. After finishing the automation project with my fellow interns, I had to (unfortunately at the time) return to my first project, working on the Archimate Tool. Before I switched over to the automation tool, I was really struggling with Archimate and did not…

A Lack of Technology Focus

The one thing I have noticed since working for the KPMG Prague office is that they don’t have a strong technology presence. My boss has some programming experience and one of my fellow interns is studying computer science in college, but there are no designated programmers in the company. This greatly surprised me. KPMG is…

A Much Better Week

My second week of work was considerably more enjoyable than the first. I had more work to do which made my presence feel more important. One of my main tasks was doing research into an automation software that my company was interested in using. The program, RPAExpress, helps companies automate repetitive, monotonous processes to give…

First Work Week

I was unsure of what to expect walking into the doors of KPMG Monday morning. I was both incredibly nervous for the first day of my first internship, but also ready to officially start my summer. Sweating in my suit, I shakily approached the main desk, butchering “Mluvite Anglicky?”, hoping she spoke English. As I…