EY Auditor Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    it was very casual, a few conversational interviews with no technical questions whatsoever. They flew me to the office i was to work in, put me up in a hotel, and everything.

    Interview Questions

    • What were your strengths and weaknesses? How do you manage stress?   Answer Question
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    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY (Bronx, NY).

    Interview

    it was a very friendly process, just to get to know the interviewee better and to assess fit for the role. nothing out of the ordinary, everything was pleasantly well.

    Interview Questions

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    FSO Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview

    First round on campus interview was with a partner who was very welcoming and friendly. I had a great conversation with her and I got to the second round office visit. That interview consisted of three 30 minute interviews, one partner and 2 managers. The partner didn't seem like she had prepared anything at all to ask me, and it was an awkward 30 minutes of slow, pointless questions. I didn't feel like she cared to be speaking with me at all. I wasn't surprised that I didn't get the offer, even though the other 2 interviews went alright.

    Interview Questions

    • All basic behavioral questions, talk about team skills, overcoming challenges, etc.   Answer Question
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    IT Risk and Assurance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The interview goes fairly smoothly and the interviewers are nice. Interview itself was easy and they focused a lot on behavioral. Two rounds of phone interviews with current staffs. Since I applied international program they interviewed me in Chinese and English

    Interview Questions

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    Assurance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY.

    Interview

    I was contacted by someone recruiting for the role and had several back and forth email exchanges before 'official' interviews began. There were 2 phone interviews and 1 Skype interview, generally one week apart. There was then one more Skype HR interview. An offer was made very shortly after the final HR interview, but the process from start to offer took about 3 months. They are very interested in making sure you are a good fit for them, and they are a good fit for you. I was asked for some references fairly early on in the process, and well as a written statement regarding how I can see myself contributing to the firm. Other than that, it was a pretty standard interview process. Most questions were targeted to the actual role and balanced between hard skills/previous experience and personality/thought process.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Staff II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at EY (McLean, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    2 Rounds, one with a senior manager and the other with the executive director. Several behavioral questions and lots of scenario-based questions regarding experience. Entire interview lasted approximately 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • what are some of the artifacts you would request during an audit?   1 Answer
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    External Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. Firstly, we went over my resume starting from the education section, to work experience. Then, the interviewer asked questions about my work experiences and what i can bring to EY from the last company I worked for. And questions about whether I am pursuing a CPA license and my qualification to do so upon graduation.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you obtain sufficient course work to achieve CPA certification upon passing the examination when graduate?   1 Answer
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    External Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    go through your resume first, then very basic and short questions just like normal interviews. why we hire, why do you want to apply this job. The pace is really fast. But it is very friendly. you need to prepare a lot of questions. Anyway, it is not hard. But you need to make yourself stand out.

    Interview Questions

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    Assurance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY (Baltimore, MD) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The office visiting began with a short tour of the office. HR gave a brief presentation of the company's mission, culture and major business in this office. The interview included two rounds, first with an executive director, second with a partner. The executive director was nice and easy-going. We went through the resume, and asked me several behavioral questions. The partner was more serious and didn't feel like talking too much. He just asked me questions without too much interaction with me.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest accomplishment so far?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for EY? How do you think the difference between working for a small firm and a big firm?   Answer Question
    • Use several keywords to describe yourself.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didn't negotiate

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    Regional Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed during the EY Leadership Program (ELP) and it consisted of 3, 30 minute interviews with a senior manager, a manager, and a partner. The ELP program was 2 days long and required its own interview process. To give some context, I am a rising college junior. We interviewed in the morning on the second day and I got a call from the partner I interviewed with the next morning. The offer was formally emailed out within the following week. Great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Very conversational with mostly very generic questions asked. Tell me about a time you demonstrated leadership? We talked about summer plans and college life mostly. Very friendly interviewers.   Answer Question
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