BDO USA Tax Senior Associate Interview Questions

Updated May 7, 2015
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Tax Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BDO USA (Memphis, TN) in February 2015.

Interview

I was first contacted by a BDO recruiter via LinkedIn. There were a couple of telephone conversations to see if they wanted to continue moving forward in the process. This eventually led to a little "meet and greet" telephone conversation with one of the directors, who told me all about the company. Eventually this led to an in-person interview with the 2 directors. Most questions were very general. They were basically just trying to see if they could work with me 60+ hours per week. We also discussed transitioning from a small firm to a big firm.

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  • Tell us about yourself. Where have you worked previously? What types of work have you done, etc.?   Answer Question

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    Senior Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BDO USA (McLean, VA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BDO USA (Dallas, TX) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interviewer was very friendly, sounded very interested and showed a lot of consideration. She responded to emails and calls very promptly. Questions were basically walk through of job experiences & education. Why moving to this location ? have you ever visited this place? She said will get back to me after meeting with partner, later said they decided to pursue an internal candidate

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    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2008.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview to screen applicants. Then, there was an office interview in which i met with partners, senior managers, and other senior associates. It took about 5 hours. There was no lunch.

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