BDO USA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    I first interviewed over the phone and was then invited to come into the office for interviews. Upon first arriving, the firm did not have anyone at the reception that even knew I was scheduled for an interview; this should have tipped me off right away. I was interviewed by a few people at the firm and the interviews went quite well. However after a week, it seemed that I would not be receiving an offer. I politely sent a brief email requesting an update on my application status to the recruiter and never heard back. More than two months after my in person interviews, I received a standard form email saying that the position had been filled. It is incredibly unprofessional and rude to not follow up with candidates who took the time out of their day to come in and interview for hours. It shows a lack of respect for candidates and is the epitome of rudeness. While I understand that they apparently found someone who was a better fit, was it so much of an inconvenience to send me a follow up email that they couldn't find the one minute to update me?

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BDO USA (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with a partner and a manager in the financial services audit department. The first interviewer mainly spoke about his own career track and what the intern training program was about. The second just opened up the conversation for my own questions and we had an interesting talk about some of the more recent regulatory trends in the financial services sector and how it has affected audit.

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    • Tell me something about you that I can't find on your resume   Answer Question
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was invited for the office visit without any on-campus interview. I was first talked to 3 different staffs during the morning session. We had lunch afterwards. Then I was interviewed with 2 managers and a partner. It was a really casual conversation. They are very nice. I was comfortable with the whole interview process.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA (Dallas, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Got an interview through employee referral. I had three 1 on 1 interviews with managers and partners in one morning. Each interview lasted for 30 minutes. Questions are very conversational and easy. I had lunch with associates after interview. No technical questions. I heard from them in the same week.

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    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    applied through online and had office interview. 30 min one-on-one interview with four supervisors. very nice supervisors and talk more about behavior questions. they also gave me some advices for future interviews etc.

    Interview Questions

    • simple questions like "what is your great strengthness or weakness?"   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    Applied through college. The interviewer did not ask any technical questions. Mostly about you, why you want to join BDO, how do you see yourself in 5 years. Just be yourself and relax

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, behavioral questions. No hard questions.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. Did my first interview on campus. Interviewer promptly started off by asking why BDO, why you, why audit. Then, it became a conversation more or less. Very laid back. Easy first interview. It took them about 2 weeks for me to find out I got the 2nd interview. 2nd Round got one on one interviews with National Partner, Audit Sr Manager, Audit Manager, and Audit Director all for about 30 minutes each. Then went to dinner with new hire associates and the Sr. Associate. Got one technical accounting question, which was fairly easy. Don't worry if you get the answer wrong, as long as you can think the process through and understand how to solve the case conceptually, you will be fine. Everything else was behavioral or conversational. The whole 2nd round took about 4 hours. I was with a group of 5 other candidates. Still waiting to see if I got the offer.

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    • Why did you choose BDO? Why did you choose audit? What about BDO interested you? The audit director laid out a scenario and told me how I would record the transaction, reverse the transactions, and reconcile it.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    I applied through a campus career office and got scheduled an interview. The night before the interview there was a dinner that BDO took all the scheduled interviewees to. The setting was relaxed and there was no push to really socialize, really just an event to make us relax and meet the 1 or 2 associates that are at your table. Standard campus interview of 30 min, the first question threw me off and got me nervous, effected the rest of my interview negatively. Its been over a week but no reply as to whats happening with my recruitment process.

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    • started with "tell me more about yourself" then straight onto "how many pc's are there in the US"   Answer Question

    BDO USA Response

    Nov 11, 2014 – CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    We would like to see you receive a more timely reaction to your interview and I have to agree the PC trivia question is a surprising one and not so helpful in determining the best candidates to join ... More

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume through a career fair on campus. In general there were two official rounds of interview. After the resume screening, I was chosen for an on campus interview which last about 30-45 minutes with a director of assurance; the atmosphere was relaxing, mostly conversational; I got an email within a week to learn that I was invited to an office interview. The evening before the office interview, I went to a pre-interview dinner at a local restaurant where I met up with 10+ other candidates and BDO staff. It was very informal just to get to know the firm. In house interview consisted of 3 interviews back to back with 2 Managers and 1 partner. They started with introducing themselves and asked questions about me, my experience and some behavioral questions like tell me how you deal with difficult person, how do you work in a team.. etc. No technical questions. They didn't give me any updates so after two weeks I tried to follow up and got an automated email (with some mistyping) saying I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult person.   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. Very casual and didn't ask any technical accounting questions from class. Interviewer gave the feeling that they had already found a hire and wasn't planning to hiring me anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • Rarely asked questions. I spent more time asking questions and interviewer just talked and gave answers.   Answer Question
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