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EY Accounting Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    scan my resume and ask questions. The interviewer asked me a very pointed question about one of my past experiences listed on my resume. It had been a while since I'd thought about this particular line item, so I struggled to give

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Spent a lot of time focused on formulaic question and had a checklist of them. Interviewer ticked them off as he asked them, which I think, was indicative of a personality shared by other people I met from the firm.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EY in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Go through many interviews, make sure you are very prepared they will ask you lots of questions

    Interview Questions
    • Name a current event going on in the accounting industry currently   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    -I was hired from on campus. The process was an interview with one person on campus. Then I was given an in-house interview at the office location. There I interviewed with three different people. The questions were more behavioral. I do not remember any technical accounting questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred from a partner from a different office in another state who reached out to a recruiter for me. She later contacted the right different recruiter, who asked for my resume and transcript. She quickly set up an interview with a Tax Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client $10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save $10 million, but is going to owe $10 million.
      What do you do? How do you handle the situation?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at EY in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by campus recruiter. Went to business dinner, lunch, and 3 staff interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview process was as usual. Senior manager who interviewed me was surprised that in recent years there were so many finance students have been applying for accounting position in recent years.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Transfer Accounting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got phone interview after connecting with an alumni and sending resume and cover letter that expressed an eagerness to work at Ernst & Young. Phone interview was short and brief. Followed up with an offer to have interviews at office. Interview included a written response, two interviews with management, and a informal lunch with current associates. Generally straight forward process.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was how do your previous experiences give you a competitive edge for the position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at EY in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very similar to the other big four. I had an excellent experience, all the people I met were great. I was flown out, put up in a hotel, and compensated for my expenses. The interview consisted of a information session, two interviews, and a lunch.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at EY in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I have only started the first stage of the interview process. My phone interview was straight forward. Manager on the phone was very nice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews
    One superday interview consisting of six 1:1 interviews with senior management

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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