KPMG Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2015
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Just normal conversation. They were very friendly but the people who worked there looked pretty stressed out. No one was talking. Interview process was pretty smooth. We chat for 30 min. And she was super friendly.

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    Audit Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was rather easy. They asked about you and your experience. Everybody was very helpful. I gave negative experience only because I have to wait 2 weeks until they decided not to proceed with my application. After denial I try to apply to San Francisco office where Experienced staff was in great demand. But at that time I was no longer eligible for transfer L1 visa. As the result i do not get job with L visa and have to wait until H1B. And KPMG lose experienced professional who are in demand in other offices.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    I spoke with a recruiter at a career fair at my university. I received an email two days later inviting me in for an interview and office visit. I interviewed with an Audit Manager and two partners. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. It was a great experience overall!

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by campus recruiter after submitting a resume. I was offered an interview on campus, and after making it past the first round I was invited to fly out to tour the office and I was interviewed by two of the managing partners there. The firm was very professional, and the interview process was organized in such a way that I knew what was going on. I have also interviewed with other accounting firms with similar results.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Just graduated from GMU with Finance and Accounting (05/2014). That already was a big plus because alot of the talent pool that interviewed only had one or the other. Passed 2 out of 4 of the CPA exam which was another HUGE plus. I already know at least 3 partners, 5 Senior Managers, Tons of Employees. Luckily for me, I knew where they happy hours are generally located. This job took me about 1 year of groundwork. I got a tip that they were looking and it was by a Manager I knew already. There was one "pre-screen" interview. One official "Phone Interview". One face to face. Then one "Phone Interview" with my team. They ask very technical stuff during interviews. They also asked why we should higher you versus the other qualified people. Luckily, I have official awards and achievements that I brought with me to symbolize my value to KPMG and sure enough it worked. They asked specific problems that I encountered, and what I exactly did to fix them. Google STAR Matrix and KPMG 8 Core Competencies and know them sharp They liked me for three reasons, my network all knew me and vouched for me, my previous experience in the Federal Government, and finally my interview skills focusing in on my awards, plaques, achievements, and deliverables. Word of advice, if you apply through the website, you will definitely be competing with the brightest and talented group of people. If you cannot catch up, you will be eliminated quickly.

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    • There are other more qualified candidates pursuing this position. Why should we higher you over them.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Straight up, no negotiation. You submit an offer, they accept/reject - thats it

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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The first round of interview was with the audit manager for 30 minutes. After answering the "tell me about yourself", I was asked behavioral interview questions. There were no technical accounting questions that were asked. Make sure to have specific examples when answering behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of when you worked under pressure. Why did you choose audit? Will you have a car to travel to client sites?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Campus interview was very conversational and almost there was no behavioural questions. Only question I remember from the first interview was "tell me about yourself". There were many questions regarding my resume and hobbies. After some time, it became a chat about our travels. 1 month later I was invited to office visit. I was interviewed by 2 manager. Both were great people and again, all questions came from my resume. It was again very conversational. For whole interview process, you should prepare many intelligent questions to ask. It really makes huge difference and determine the direction of the interview.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Had phone interview with hr then brought in met with a managing director. After managing director met with a partner. Overall not a very hard experience the staff was very easy to talk to and seemed very interested in those with whom they interviewed and how the company could benefit possible employees

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    • None of the questions were out of the ordinary for an interview. Very basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Went through university's recruiting process. Was in a target school, but had a below average GPA for Big 4. Networked my butt off with all 4 and secured Round 1s with 3 of the 4. Heard back from KPMG within a week for 2nd round. 2nd round was office tour, met Partners, Managers and Staff. Office tour is mostly that, an office tour, with 2 back-to-back 30 min interviews with Senior Managers/Partners in the middle of the day. Behavioral questions for all interviews, if you're going into auditing thats just how it'll be for all Big 4 interviews. Heard back 3 hours after I got back from the tour.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process took 2 weeks. I applied through on-campus recruitment. I went to the career fair and got invitation for first round bs interview. I had a pre-interview dinner the night before the interview. The interviewer is friendly and basically ask about the resume and ask which part of auditing you are interested in.

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