PwC Auditor Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Data Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I did the summer leadership program, and put data assurance as my preference. They called me about a month later confirming my interest. Then they called me to schedule an interview. I had interviews with two partners and they gave me an offer the next day. The interview was about 3 hours long, including a lunch with associates.

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    PwC Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The new interview process covers several acumen areas: business, global, whole leadership, relationships, and technical. Several questions can be asked for each area and there will be follow up questions based on your response to the question. You will likely need to be able to provide examples of a time you demonstrated leadership, technical capabilities, or business acumen. Being caught up on current events will help for global acumen - this might not always be an essential question to get right for on campus interviews.

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    Experienced Audit Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    After a phone screening, i had two interviews with two separate partners in one day. Not intimidating; actually very, very open! Was later called and asked about interest in joining a different industry grouping than partners I interviewed with.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain a difficult client encounter and how did you resolve or diffuse the situation   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I applied on the career website of my school then got selected to do a campus interview. After that, i was selected for another round of interviews which is called the Superday, after that they notified me I got the offer

    Interview Questions

    • give an example where you able to work under pressure? tell me about yourself? why PwC? Why you chose Risk Assurance?   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Experienced Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone screen by a recruiter. It lasted around 30 / 40 min. Very classical, questions where tell me about you, why Price and specific questions about my background. I spoke about my experience, asked questions about Price, being a consultant, career and so on. The call went really well but did not worked out, I received an email one week later saying there was no match. I did not really understand why.

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    Experienced Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was what you'd expect. A full morning on interviewing with 3 different levels of management from Manager to Partner. Each interview lasted about an hour. You're hosted by someone about at the level you're interviewing for which is a good opportunity to ask them questions. Strictly a personality interview.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a company referral. First round was a phone interview with a manager. Second round was three separate 30 minute interviews with a senior associate, director, and partner. All questions were behavioral. Very friendly environment. Just be prepared to talk a lot and have a lot of good examples to draw back on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a school project or work assignment in which you had to use your accounting skills.   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at PwC (Houston, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was a great experience. I had 5 great interviewers that were very easy to talk to. They were personable and made me feel at home. The office tour was exciting because I got a chance to see what PwC looked like and again I met great people. I would definitely recommend PwC to anyone I know.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to complete a deadline. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Experienced Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PwC (Dallas, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The Interview Process is very fast. There are two rounds. - First is telephonic with the HR. The interview with HR is general - 1) Walk thorough of Resume 2) Why you want to leave current employer 3) Why PWC. 4) How much do you get compensated currently 5) What are your expectation - Second is, office visit, with 3 different Managers and Sr. Managers with each interview being 45 min long. For the 2nd round, be prepared for lot of situation questions, you can find all of them on Glassdoor interview questions for PWC. For me the 1st 45 min interview was with Sr. Manager. She asked me technical questions about accounting and auditing - 1) What audit areas have you worked on 2) What was the most difficult testing area and how did you manage it 3) How do you perform substantive testing 3) Walk me through one of the Balance Sheet account substantive testing and what kind of document support would you request to complete the testings 4) Difference between GAAP and IFRS 5) Have you worked with people from diverse cultures. The 2nd interview was with Sr. Manager, it was general questions. She was more interested in knowing more about me, am I career focused, what are my goals in life, what value can I add to PWC. The 3rd was with Manager, this was more situation - 1) How will you handle a touch client/ supervisor 2) One time you stood up on your views 3) Any tools you implemented which helped the team 4) What other activities do you participate in etc. There is not much negotiation once you receive an offer. They compensation is very standard as per the industry level.

    Interview Questions

    • The Interview Process is very fast. There are two rounds. - First is telephonic with the HR. The interview with HR is general - 1) Walk thorough of Resume 2) Why you want to leave current employer 3) Why PWC. 4) How much do you get compensated currently 5) What are your expectation - Second is, office visit, with 3 different Managers and Sr. Managers with each interview being 45 min long. For the 2nd round, be prepared for lot of situation questions, you can find all of them on Glassdoor interview questions for PWC. For me the 1st 45 min interview was with Sr. Manager. She asked me technical questions about accounting and auditing - 1) What audit areas have you worked on 2) What was the most difficult testing area and how did you manage it 3) How do you perform substantive testing 3) Walk me through one of the Balance Sheet account substantive testing and what kind of document support would you request to complete the testings 4) Difference between GAAP and IFRS 5) Have you worked with people from diverse cultures. The 2nd interview was with Sr. Manager, it was general questions. She was more interested in knowing more about me, am I career focused, what are my goals in life, what value can I add to PWC. The 3rd was with Manager, this was more situation - 1) How will you handle a touch client/ supervisor 2) One time you stood up on your views 3) Any tools you implemented which helped the team 4) What other activities do you participate in etc.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview, an HR person who welcomes you telling you about all of the opportunities at pwc and three interviewers, a host who gives you a tour and takes you out to lunch. Definitely be prepared to talk about current events, behavioral questions your resume, and why you are interested in pwc. The interview wasn't as bad as i expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a partner in a group project who didn't do any work.   Answer Question
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