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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Staff Consultant Interview

Staff Consultant
Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BKD in April 2014.

Interview Details – Interview process took about 2 weeks. Had a phone interview and an in person interview with 3 senior/managing consultants. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Began with a group presentation followed by one-on-one interviews. There were three of us interviewing for the job.

Interview Question – Some behavioral interview questions. Not too difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Staff Auditor Interview

Staff Auditor
Little Rock, AR

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BKD.

Interview Details – Several mixers, first round interview on campus (very conversational and get-to-know-you), office interview (put you in a hotel, wine and dine). Toured the office, mixed with staff, and interviewed with a partner and senior manager. Very conversational, no tough questions.

Interview Question – Be prepared to answer about your goals and aspirations (both in public accounting and work life)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for entry-level job


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Staff Auditor Interview

Staff Auditor
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BKD in May 2012.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting, then followed by a trip to the Oklahoma City office for a tour and interviews with partners, managers, and the Managing Partner. They took us to lunch, and were very explanatory regarding duties as an intern, which were the same as First year Staff Auditors

Interview Question – Name a time when you were forced to be a leader in a situation involving conflict   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Accepted the offer that day


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate
Merrillville, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BKD.

Interview Details – Average interview process

Interview Question – Technical Questions on Job Specifics   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negociable


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Average Interview

Tax Staff Accountant Interview

Tax Staff Accountant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BKD.

Interview Details – On campus interview followed by overnight office visit. I believe they stopped providing dinner and lodging to candidates during my time there to save money. Standard office interview except for an odd personality test, followed by lunch, then a manila envelope from a partner with the offer letter.

Interview Question – Just general small-talk. For the most part they know who they want by this point.   Answer Question


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Staff Auditor Interview

Staff Auditor
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and interviewed at BKD.

Interview Details – Recruiting is typically completed through an on campus interviewing process and then a second round of interviews at the office to which you'll be assigned. The initial interviews are very laid back and the recruiter is very knowledgeable and extremely down to earth. They do not employees the "STAR" process (ie. Tell me a time when...} but the questions are more aimed at who you are and if you'll be a good fit with the firm. They are very aware that training for audit is on the job and not just something you learn in college. If you are successful with the first round of interviews, you will be asked to come for an office visit. Nearly everyone who is invited for an office visit will be extended an offer, unless you rub the partners the wrong way. You will meet with three partners or senior managers the day of the office visit. Indianapolis the officer visit is a great experience. They ask you to come into town the afternoon on the day before your interviews, there will be an event (typically a private tour of Lucas Oil Stadium) and then a dinner with many of the partners from the office. After dinner the staff and seniors will take you out for another event, typically something fun with drinks. The next day is interview day and if you get an offer, it will be in your hand before you leave for the day. If I remember correctly there is personality test as well at one of the interviews.

Interview Question – They don't focus on technical expertise type questions or as noted above on STAR questions. Much of the focus is on your resume, so be sure it is in top form. This is a firm that wants to utilize your past experiences and involvements to determine what kind of employee you will be.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – This is your first job so there is little negotiation. Top recruit will get a signing bonus which they call a "education bonus".


Accepted Offer

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Experience BKD - Summer Program Interview

Experience BKD - Summer Program
Columbia, MO

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BKD in March 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through career services by submitting a resume.

Interview Question – No exceptionally hard questions. The one that probably required the most explaining was a questions about a leadership role I held. The questions was why I wanted that role.   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

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Average Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at BKD in October 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process is just like every accounting firm. Interview questions are mainly behavioral and conversational. Then if they like you, you go to an office visit and you have one interview there.

Interview Question – If you could start your college career over what would you do differently?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate with them as far as my pay. You are well paid and everyone makes the same. Its hard to negotiate internship hourly pay but definitely a must when you get a full time salary offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Intern Interview

Tax Intern
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BKD in June 2011.

Interview Details – They asked me simple questions about myself. I showed interest and enthusiasm

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – 25 an hour


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Oklahoma City, OK

The process took a day - interviewed at BKD in October 2010.

Interview Details – One-on-one interview, general questions about my interests, my interest in the company, etc.

Interview Question – What are your career goals?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none.

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