PwC Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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Audit Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

Interview

The first round was a phone interview. The second round was on-site, I met with a manager, a HR and a partner. Each had half a hour. Questions were all relatively easy.

Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview was a very good mix of personal questions and behavioral based questions. I was interviewed by a partner. Topics ranged from my family background, golf, and sports, to career goals, how I think I would fit in with the firm, and my qualifications. Auditing involves a good understanding of financial accounting, along with good social skills to interact with the client and audit team. If a candidate can show they have good grades, good work history, and extracurricular activities they should feel comfortable entering an interview room for this type of job. I would prepare for this type of interview like any other. Practice (or brush up on) basic behavioral based interview questions, and make sure you can show your accounting knowledge if asked a technical question. Otherwise relax and be sociable to let your true personality show in the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I applied both on campus and reached out to current PwC alumni from my college. I was first given an interview on campus, followed by an interview at the regional office. Everything was behavioral and conversational.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by invitation to Superday. There were three interviews (one with a partner and two with senior associates). You need to know the PwC framework and they ask questions based on that. I heard back later that night that I had received an offer.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    1st round interview was a phone interview, based on leadership roles. Received a invitation to final round. The process consist of pre interview dinner, which was a great way for us to ask questions , network and be less nervous for the big day. Superday was breakfast, presentation, group panel , then off to 3 interviews back to back. Interview was all conversational , just wanted to get to know you . Overall was a great experience

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you research a company? How do you keep yourself current of what's going on in the industry? How do you deal with conflict in a group?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    It was campus recruiting and I had a pre-interview dinner before the actual interview followed by an office visit with interviews as well as lunch with a few new associates. The people that I have met were friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly conversational questions with an occasional behavioral question. Named an instance where you displayed leadership.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Campus standard interview either by a partner or HR recruiter; second round is on site interview, consisting of three rounds, half day. One manager, one partner and senior associate. Interview with partner is the key. Once nail that down, pretty much you're set.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    This was an on campus recruitment procedure. There was a informal meet and greet the night before the initial interview. Where you introduced yourself and a fun fact. The Next day you interviewed with a manager or partner and he/she asked you behavioral questions. Such as tell me a time when you received a developmental review. When you believe in something what do you do about that belief? etc. Once you pass the first interview you are invited to the Superday in which you are invited to dinner and then an all day interview process the next day. During superday you have 3 interviews one being with a partner.

    Interview Questions

    • Be up to date with current events for instance whats going on with the business world in the past few days. How do you research data?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Mostly behavior questions. The interview started with "Tell me something about you." Make sure to do some research before the interview. Prepare answers like what is your strength, what is your weakness. What is your career plan within 5 years, do you have any plan to take the CPA exams.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview

    I join the campus recruiting and have two rounds of interview. During the recruiting process, they will have various events to let us get to know their people. I join most of them and have good relationship with the main recruiter. The office visit is a pleasant experience. I get to know lots of associates near my age. They are often most helpful to understand the real work environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience you use your professional skepticism.   Answer Question
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