EY Accounting Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2015
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    Accounting Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Applied throuh campus recruiting. First round on-campus one on one interview with an audit partner. It was laid back and conversational. Second round was on-site. Two interviews with a manager and a partner. All behavirol questions.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Dallas, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They asked questions about standard accounting applications that you learn in school, be ready to answer these questions and explain your answer. You need to know a lot about the accounting industry and be ready to learn because they teach you a lot of stuff that you should be able to pick up on the fly.

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    • How do you treat for depreciation of fixed assets for a technology company.   1 Answer
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    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EY (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    -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.

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    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    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?   2 Answers
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    Tax Accountant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at EY (San Francisco, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Transfer Accounting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (New York, NY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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

    • How do you deal with problems.   1 Answer
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