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EY Audit Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – My first interview was an on-campus interview-- mainly behavioral questions and a run through of my resume. Second interview, I was invited to the EY office and interviewed by 3 people including HR. Mainly behavioral as well, asking predominantly about my track for the CPA exam. Then after the interview I got a tour of the office. People were very nice and friendly, great work environment. I got the offer within two weeks.

Interview Question – Specifically why did you pick audit?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Auditing Intern Interview

Auditing Intern

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – they did the application online first, and call me to join a test. the test is made up with two parts, first part is numerical, second part is comprehensive reading. Both are fairly easy, but the time is very limited. after that is an interview with HR, and then with partner.

Interview Question – how you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Audit Interview

Intern Audit

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – recruit through school career fair. two round interviews.

Interview Question – tell me about a time when your work was unfairly evaluated by clients/boss   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Met with two people (both who arrived late as I was the first interview of the day), ended up spending about 5 minutes with one and 5 minutes with the other instead of a full interview. As it was, I had no time to really ask any questions nor really be asked any questions. Interviewers seemed to dismiss me before they even walked in the room (given how late they were). In short, I was not terribly impressed.

Interview Question – N/A - didn't really have a chance to get asked any questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
Nashville, TN

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was very laid back. I had done the ELP so I was already familiar with the recruiters (and they were familiar with me). My interview process was just if I had any questions and they simply prepped me for the office visit. At the office visit, we had a meet and greet with several staff at breakfast, an interview with a senior manager, lunch, then interview with a partner. I found out a few weeks later that I was offered an internship, and I accepted! From friends going through the interview process, I heard that the initial interviews (prior to the office visit) were strictly behavioral based.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you managed a team and things didn't work out as planned.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
Houston, TX

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in January 2012.

Interview Details – It was pretty easy. i had a phone interview.then i was called in for an office visit..then i received a call the next day that i have been made an offer.
The people at the houston office are really nice and calm its definately a place i would want to work

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
Charlotte, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in September 2010.

Interview Details – Very conversational, went over resume, asked three behavioral questions

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were the main reason for your team's success.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2009.

Interview Details – Interview was not daunting as the interviewer was pleasant. Most questions relate to extra curricular activities outside of study, previous working experience and a typical question on strengths and weaknesses.

Look confident and be certain of the qualities you put in your resume, as the interviewer will likely drill into the finer details.

However, always remember that the culture described by the interviewer usually sounds better than the actual culture, which you will only know when you work there or consult people who are working there.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It is a good experience, especially if applying for internship. Otherwise, might need to consider seriously if deciding to take up as a full-time job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2010.

Interview Details – Applied through my school and had an on-campus interview (1:1). Pretty standard behavioral interview, nothing fancy. Made it to 2nd round in NY and had two 1:1 interviews with a manager and partner. All very nice people. Still, only behaviorals. Went out to lunch with staff members and was treated to a sushi lunch (on their tab of course). Great day overall. Got the offer two days later and accepted.

Interview Question – How have you dealt with failure?   View Answer


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
Los Angeles, CA

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at EY in October 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process for an audit internship revolves around behavioral interviews. There were a set of 3 interviews -- the first of which was a phone interview - casual and basically a screening process for the on campus interview. EY heavily recruits out of my school, which made the set up process for the interviews very easy. During the on campus interview, they went over the content of my resume and discussed my intentions with public accounting. The in house interview involved a series of 3 interviews of 45 minutes each -- with a senior/manager, senior manager and a partner. Each of my interviews involved behavioral questions in how I responded under pressure, my ability to work with teams, etc. I asked a lot of questions during my interviews and I believe that led them to believe I was interested and excited about the position.

Having now been involved with the recruiting process on the other end, what I think EY looks most for in an audit candidate include:
- strong command of English (unless recruiting for a language specialized division of EY)
- examples of the ability to work well in teams
- strong interest in the public accounting field
- humble, yet confident presence

Interview Question – When have you had an experience with a difficult team member? What did you do to resolve the difficulty and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – As an intern or a new hire there is no room for negotiation. As an experienced hire (senior position and above) there is significant room for negotiation, as there is a huge demand for effective seniors. This is especially true for candidates coming from other Big 4 firms.

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