BDO USA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
114 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Pathway's to Success SLP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university's career resource website. I was setup with an interview on campus shortly after. Interview was pretty straightforward with a lot of conversation and very little questions. About a few weeks later I was notified through a phone call that I was selected to attend their SLP in Chicago.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you took a chance in school or in the workplace?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fullerton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fullerton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at BDO USA in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • One technical question, fairly easy, simple journal entries. Rest were personality/behavioral questions for different situations.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    It is an on campus interview and the interview process is smooth and normal. There is no difficult question. The interviewer is friendly and easy to talk with, even though he has a high position in the firm. There is no difficult or unexpected question. Self-introduction. Time-management, strength and weakness.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no difficult question. The time-management one is kinda unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview is on campus, and the second round is office visit. I haven't got feedback from the first round interview yet. The interview process is not difficult. All questions I got are related to my resume, and I didn't get behavioral question. The interviewer is pretty nice, and he left half the time to let me ask questions.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at BDO USA in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted directly through LinkedIn by a recruiter for a position in their Int'l Tax department. Phone interview with recruiter and in-person interview with the Senior Manager & Partner

    Interview Questions
    • Some technical questions, mostly trying to see if we could work with each other 60+ hours a week.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    BDO insisted they had workplace flexibility, "We're not like other Big 4" type - when it came down to it, it was mandatory 60+ hour workweeks, Saturday & Sunday, etc. Thankfully the manager was honest and told me this during the interview. I think long hours are expected in public accounting but the firm made themselves out to be something they weren't, all the way through until the interview.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Incompetent senior manager

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Senior Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at BDO USA in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of one interview with multiple partners.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at BDO USA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    BDO, offered me an internship after a few rounds of interviews. I met with an HR representative on my campus and was later offered an opportunity at their New York Office. During the office interview I spoke with two different managers who told me a lot about their on experiences at the firm.

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't asked many difficult questions. Just a normal scanning through of my resume for clarification.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Junior Audit Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at BDO USA in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very tough interview. I didnt pass it even though I had a friend who recommended me. Ended up talking to 4 people- around 40 minutes with each person. They were telling me they train and were nice and friendly, but in the end- never hired me- For entry level! I am a very determined and smart person. Basically, I had a feeling they were either looking for super genius people or it was all just pretentious. I dont think that they strive for diversity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BDO USA in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus with recruiter. Asked basic behavioral questions. Tell me about yourself.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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