PwC Risk Assurance Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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Risk Assurance Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

The HR Recruiter and Interviewers were very kind and hospitable. Interview was like a conversation.Half hour interview in a room. Go with the flow, answer what you really experienced but in a smart and professional way.

Interview Questions
  • Have your values, ethics ever aligned or misaligned with someone?   View Answer
Negotiation Details
Waiting for Round 1 results.
Accepted Offer

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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview on campus. Second interview at office with presentation, 3 back to back interviews, office tour, and lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked the general behavioral questions.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Risk-Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was primarily behavioral and honestly did not have much to do with accounting or information controls at all. The interview was more about my life and finding a stylistic fit from a work-life balance point a view.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe to me a time that you had a bad group or group project and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This is an internship so the hourly rate is really not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I got accepted for the initial on-campus interviews through the application screening process. After the on-campus interview, I was got invited in-house. Make sure to be yourself throughout the whole process; it not only helps you in your chances of obtaining a job/internship, but it also helps the company know if you fit or not which, in turn, lets you know whether you want to work for the company or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Informal oral case study. I was caught by surprise, but it's really not that bad. Just stay focused and stay on topic.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Second round onsite interview. got 3 individual interviews. very nice people. no technique questions. just behavior questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    On campus-interview, office visit

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I first appplied to the posting through the career services website on campus, through which I was notified of a first round interview. All of the candidates were taken out for a pre-interview welcome dinner the day before the interview where we chatted with current associates of the firm in a very informal manner. I then interviewed the next day, and was contacted by HR personnel about 4-6 days later notifying me that I was selected for a second and final round interview. The final round interview, or "Superday" was set for about 2 weeks from that date. There we had a short overview of the company, then a panel discussion with current senior associates, and then 3 back-to-back 1:1 interviews with a manager, director, and partner. I received a phone call from a partner the same day informing me that I had been given an offer.

    The interviews were very relaxed and easy-going. The interviewers basically went down my resume and asked various behavioral questions based upon the information presented on the resume. They also asked why I was interested in joining PwC (as opposed to the other Big 3 and other firms), and what I thought the practice that I interviewed for actuall entailed. Overall it was pretty basic stuff.

    Be sure to relax, be yourself, smile, and speak confidently.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I go to one of their target school, applied to their System Process Assurance (not merged with internal audit as Risk Assurance).

    Everything was very standard, applied through the school's system, got invited to a couple of pre-interview meet & greet sessions, first round (was interviewed by a partner from another office). Waited 2 weeks to hear back, got into second round, which is an office visit.

    The office visit wasn't well set up as the other big three. (There was no one to greet you at the hotel, no information package, no breakfast) But other than these minor details, everything else was standard. Stayed at Ritz-Carlton for a night, and was taken out to a nice restuarant. The dinner was part of the interview process, they want to assess how you interact in a casual yet professional manners, and see if you can hold a conversation. The next morning was the office visit and 3 interviews with managers, directors or partners.

    All the interviews were behavioral in nature. Because I had a summer intership experience in a relevant industry, I feel that they were pretty confident in my capability, so they didn't really ask me any tough questions. The 4 interviews (including the first round) were all like conversation, we shared our backgrounds, discusses a little bit about the cloud computing trends, even movies and classes I'm taking in college. I know my case may not be typical, but i really like the experience, despite the office visit wasn't set up as nicely as the other big 3 in terms of minor details.

    I'm still deciding if I should take the offer, the relatively low starting pay is a concern.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me about the other competing offers.   View Answer
    • This may not be a question. But I had a long conversation (about 15 mins) with a director, we talked about the SAS 70, SOX and other regulations, and debated a little bit about their purposes. I really like the intellectual conversation, and I feel the director felt the same way, and they might have differentiated me from other applicants.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PwC in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was called for a first round, on-campus interview with PwC where I met with the Director of the Risk Assurance group. It was a relatively laid back process. He asked me what I was interested in, gave me some background on himself and the group and asked me why risk assurance. Basically it was more of a conversation. He did look at his behavioral question sheet, but said I pretty much answered all of it. He did emphasize that I give an experience where I had to adapt quickly. I was called within four days and offered the opportunity for an office visit interview. The firm will put us up in a hotel, take us to dinner and then interview us the next day. It seems like the kind of situation where if I don't make a complete ass out of myself, I have a good chance of being able to accept an internship position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was great, I was a campus recruit so my first interview was on campus. After the on-campus interview, if you were selected to do so, you held an office vist/office interview with 2-3 members of upper level management. If all went well you get a call back and an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you failed/didn't meet a goal/came up short, what was the situation, your reaction and what did you do to rectify the situation   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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