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Kimberly de Benedictis

Kimberly de Benedictis

Audit Associate

Philadelphia

I have a strong interest in businesses, from management of their assets to recognition of debt. This serves to explain my passion for accounting and finance. While very similar, these fields are not one and the same, and as such provide a well-rounded picture of a business. With this I can understand a business’s posi...

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“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” - Pelé

University of Delaware

Accounting and Finance

I spent the majority of my first two years in school trying to figure what it was that I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Through sheer luck and a wide spectrum of classes, I stumbled upon business, specifically accounting and finance. In my first accounting class, everything just made sense. A feeling that not many people have regarding accounting, I decided to run with it. From there I found finance and felt that with the two I could finally see the big picture of business. My time at UD has helped me discover my true interests and prepared me to pursue them.

KPMG

Audit Associate

Upon graduation from the University of Delaware, I will begin work at KPMG in Philadelphia as a part of their audit practice. Auditing asset management companies, I will be able to use both my accounting and finance background. Not only will this position help me to grow as a young professional and learn about the accounting industry, but it will provide me with the needed work experience to become a licensed CPA. This job will help me transition from a student to a young professional.

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Breakfast in Parliament

In the summer of 2014, I was given the opportunity to go to London for an international leadership conference hosted by KPMG. While there, we were given a tour of Parliament and listened to someone from the House of Lords speak. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.