Grant Thornton, LLP
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Grant Thornton, LLP Audit Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2014
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Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through the online recruiting portal after speaking with employees at a University Career Fair. Was called after 3 weeks and offered a phone interview, which took place the next day. At the end of the phone interview I was offered a final interview the next week. The final round interview was set up just for me (no other interviewees) round robin style with a Director, a Senior Manager, and a Partner. After promptly sending "Thank You"emails that day, I received my offer less than 24 hours after leaving the office.

My experience with this firm's recruiting is only positive. Everybody acts like a professional, but more creative and flexible and far less political than when I interviewed with the Big 4.

Interview Question – Question series posed by Firm Partner: (A)Why did you choose Accounting? (B)Why public Accounting vs private accounting? (C)What do you expect from Grant Thornton as an employer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had calculated a minimum negotiation number I needed for reasonable living expenses, but the firm beat my number by $2,000 annually with great benefits including free Becker and CPA pass bonuses. For an A1 my salary is very competitive so I just signed on the dotted line with no negotiation.

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Audit Associate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in January 2012.

Interview Details – On campus interview with manager, which was pretty basic behavioral type of questions. Invited to office for super day and interviewed with 3 different levels (manager, senior, and partner)

Interview Question – Why GT?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Audit Associate
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – I applied through my university's career services site. There was a 30 minute interview with a partner on campus. Very laid back, asked mostly about my Resume and why Grant Thornton. I heard back within a week and had 2nd round interviews in the office. There were 3 interviews, with a staff employee, manager and partner. Everyone was really nice. I heard back the next day. Just be yourself and ASK GOOD QUESTIONS!

Interview Question – 1. If you were the lead on a GT task force to increase business, how would you go about this and how would you deal with the increasing competition?

2. Name a time when you worked in a team and you have some difficulties and how did you overcome it.
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Negotiation Details – Very competitive salary and nice benefits.

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Audit Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – I applied through my on campus career office and was sent an email saying I was granted a first round interview. Interview was pretty basic, mostly behavioral questions. I received a second round interview which is actually tomorrow so fingers crossed.

Interview Question – This is all about you so you will be doing most of the talking. Tell me about yourself.   View Answer

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Audit Associate
Tampa, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in May 2011.

Interview Details – First round was on campus - pleasant and easy. Then a dinner with the partner and staff and other applicants before the second round of interviews in the office. Received an offer pretty quickly from the partner, but he did not take kindly to the fact that I was awaiting other offers. I eventually declined for a better opportunity and was treated extremely rudely by the partner when calling to decline. Glad I didn't join.

Interview Question – No difficult questions - just normal HR soft skill questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better opportunities (big 4) and rude, smug partner.

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Audit Associate
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied through university recruitment. Initial round of interview was behavior questions. In second round of interview there were more technical types of questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation when there was ambiguities in you work and how you resolved them.   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in September 2008.

Interview Details – I was greeted by one of the HR assistants and was given an interview schedule for the morning, as I was meeting with one of the partners, a manager, and a senior associate. The interviews were pretty standard, and I was asked about my previous work experience, the types of clients that I'd worked with, industries that I was interested in, and how I preferred to be managed. The interviewers were friendly, and I felt comfortable talking with them.

Interview Question – What do you bring to the table that is better than anyone else?   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
Seattle, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in October 2011.

Interview Details – Met with three people from the organization; seemed like a nice place to work! Most of the questions were about personality

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No offer.

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Audit Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – Telephone interview,
first interview with manager
then case study
then partner interview

Interview Question – explaining case study was hard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none

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Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – I began the hiring process by submitting my resume through the school's online career managment website. Most large and regional accounting firms attend Accouting Career Fairs during the fall, usually August/September. I approached Grant Thornton during the Career Fair and spoke with one of the recruiters. I had already submitted my resume on-line but I gave the recruiter a copy as well. I asked a few questions about the firm and what the culture was like. I also added a little background information about myself and why I was interested in the firm. Time spent talking to the recruiter at the career fair lasted approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

A few weeks later I received an email from my school saying I had been granted an on-campus interview. This interview lasted approx. 30 to 45 minutes. Most of the questions the interviewer asked were behavioral in nature, such as:
"Tell me about an experience you had working in a difficult team environment and how you handled the situation". We spent a few minutes introducing ourselves and getting to know a little more about our background.

2 weeks after the on-campus interview, I received an email from GT saying I had been granted an office visit. This interview lasted approx. 3-4 hours. I was interviewed by two people, had a tour of the office, and went to lunch with several people from the firm. Again, most of the quesitons were behavioral and the interviewers wanted to know why I wanted to work for GT. After the office visit was over, one of the Partners that I had interviewed with that day pulled me aside and told me the firm was impressed with me and I would be receiving an offer letter in the mail within a few day.

Interview Question – What do you feel is your greatest strenght and how does this skill translate to a professional services environment.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. I received an offer letter in the mail shortly after my office visit. I believe the offer was valid for 10 days and then would expire.

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