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PwC Accounting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Forensic Accounting Interview

Forensic Accounting

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – Applied through school jobs portal. Was emailed that I had been accepted and had a 1-on-1 interview scheduled on campus. Campus interview went well and was invited to attend a Superday at their Manhattan office. Interviewed by two senior associates, one focused on behavioral questions while the other asked about a case study that was provided the night before the Superday. Lastly interviewed by partner, mostly behavioral, then was taken to lunch by junior associates.

Interview Question – The case study they gave to us candidates was the trickiest part of the whole interview process. Candidates only had a night to prepare and we were asked to prepare a presentation on our findings during the Superday and it was a pretty complex forensic accounting problem. They told us it was the first time they tried something like it and it tripped me up.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Accountant Interview

Accountant

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – I got an interview through a recruiter. the interview was scheduled to meet with three people. most of the interview questions are very general such as going through my working experience, why accounting, why our comany and etc.

Interview Question – They gave me one situation question about how will you deal with dead line and how you prioritize.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accounting Interview

Accounting
New York, NY

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2011.

Interview Details – Good

Interview Question – What do you do for a living?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation. Accounting firms have a steady supply of qualified candidates.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Tax Accountant Interview

Senior Tax Accountant
San Francisco, CA

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was ok, with many of behavoral questions. I had a phone interview and the interviewer asked what I did based on my resume.

Interview Question – What is your definition of thinking outside of the box?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Accounting Department Interview

Accounting Department
Phila, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PwC in June 2008.

Interview Details – Had the interview CONFIRMED, specifically stated that I would be on my lunch HOUR. Arrived 10 minutes early, no one could find the person for about 20 minutes [that's 30 minutes into my lunch hour] ... finally found her, it took her another 15 minutes to find a place for me to take the test [45 minutes into my lunch hour] then proceeds to state that the test will take about 45 minutes!!!
  Started the test ... the equipment wasn't working properly, had to find another ... found one [60 minutes ... my lunch HOUR gone!!!]
  Twenty minutes into the test ... I stopped, thanked them and left. And yes, I ended up taking a 2 hour [waste-of-my-time] lunch and never even got to eat anything.

Interview Question – N/A. The initial interview went well or I would not have gone back for a follow-up   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in September 2009.

Interview Details – Employee contacted me and I sent my resume including my college transcripts. Phone interview followed. Basic questions about the company. The interviewer gave more of a description about the job. Was called in for a 1 on 1 interview after. Met with a few managers.

Interview Question – Describe a problem you faced and how did you sollve it?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2008.

Interview Details – Overall, the experience you get with PwC is going to be very professional, which reflects upon their culture. Nice people, but not particularly warm. I interned there over the summer, and did not enjoy my engagement team. I am actually very torn between Deloitte and PwC as one has better culture and the later has a larger client base in New York (and the Mid town location is not bad either)
They definitely ask you a lot of questions that are related to the current economic trends just to see if you have been keeping up. Comparing to other firms, their interview questions focused less on the behavioral questions.

Interview Question – What do you think caused today's economic meltdown? Do you think stricter regulation will prevent that?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Finance Accounting & Operations Assistant Consultant Interview

Finance Accounting & Operations Assistant Consultant

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was composed of 5 stages. Initial screening, Phone interview, Psychometric and personality assessment...Currently am still waiting for the result of the TEST to know if I will move to the face to face interview stage.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting, got internship in 2010 and then a full time job offer in 2011. You need really know the corporate culture, industries that PWC handles, any relevant news dealing with PWC and show enthusiasm.

Interview is behavioural type questions, therefore it is best to list down your accomplishments and being able to sell those to the employer.

Interview Question – Give an example when you faced an ethical dilemma?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant
London, England (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in January 2008.

Interview Details – Numerous tests and interview panel on several occasions

Interview Question – If you were to be re-incarnated as an animal what type would you be and why   View Answers (2)

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