KPMG US Auditor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
Updated Mar 11, 2015
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Met with the head campus recruiter multiple times prior to the interview. At the interview I met with an associate to ask general questions then was interviewed by a partner. Meeting with the associate was a good way to get a relaxed feel before meeting with the partner. The partner was very excited to meet with me and was interested in what I wanted from the company, and what I could offer it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through on campus recruiting and got invited for first round interview. The first round took place on campus. Before the interview, there was a reception for all the interviewees to know their interviewers. The interview seem to follow a preset set of questions and procedure, and allowed little flexibility. The interviewer does not allow me to elaborate more or diverge from the answer. Normally during behavior interviews this should be allowed.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult accounting class you have ever taken? I think all the ones I have taken are pretty easy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Everyone was really friendly and the process was relatively simple: application, first round interview, then an in-house second round interview. The company does a great job of letting you meet people in the firm from a partner to associates as well as putting on social events. All interviews were really friendly and thorough.

    Interview Questions
    • My interviewer asked me about my GPA and if being involved in so many extra curriculas hindered me from doing better in school.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    One on campus interview and one in office interview. The on campus interview was more conversational with some behavioral questions mixed in. Mostly about working in a team and under high stress situations.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    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.

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    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.

    Interview Questions
    • There are other more qualified candidates pursuing this position. Why should we higher you over them.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight up, no negotiation. You submit an offer, they accept/reject - thats it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were out of the ordinary for an interview. Very basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was taken out to dinner the night the before so I could meet my interviewer although the next day he did not remember me. When the interview started, he didn't know what position I was applying for. Once we got on the same page of who I was and where I wanted to work, he started asking me some basic behavioral interview questions. I emailed him the next day thanking him for my interview and he replied with a very nice email.

    Interview Questions
    • If you are missing a right parenthesis somewhere in your code, how would you find where it is?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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