EY Tax Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 1, 2015
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Tax Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EY (Atlanta, GA) in June 2011.

Interview

All day interview, with 6 people who I would be working with. From manager, senior manager, to area managing partner. Scheduled for about 20 minutes with each person, when done you are handed off to the next person. Schedule will get shuffled a few times.

Interview Questions

  • Asked very technical tax questions, including quizzing me on the spot on certain obscure code sections and revenue rulings. Some behavioral interviewing also.   1 Answer

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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EY (Delhi (India)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Hired through ICAI placement, the whole process was awesome as it took 1 hour to offer a job. First they get into GD where it was a group of 10 people each and then 3 were selected who were interviewed later by HR people. Post that, couple of technical rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Group discussion and then HR, then technical round   1 Answer
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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Francisco, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Emailed back and forth with an experienced hire recruiter, had several informal phone interviews with a Partner and a Senior Manager, and then was invited for an office visit. I had three 30 minute interviews with 2 partners and one senior manager. All three interviews were purely discussions of past experiences (nothing technical) combined with my goals and where I wanted to go in the career. I came prepared with plenty of relevant questions. Overall the interviews were more career discussions and where I would fit in within the firm (i.e. clients, industry, tasks on clients, etc.

    Negotiation

    Not too much negotiation, but they were open to negotiation.

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    Tax Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EY (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

    One day of interviews - 3 interviews and lunch.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate for a very small increase.

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    Manager - Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at EY (Philadelphia, PA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Initially applied over the internet while reaching out to key staff within the practice group from other US offices. HR staff was very friendly and the screening process was largely based on a resume review. HR screening was followed by a call with two partners. Again, both were very friendly and prepared. (Make sure that you know your story!) The phone call was followed by a face-to-face visit and interviews/meetings with Sr. Managers, Executive Directors and Partners. Advice includes: strong preparation on the experience interview. No case study or subjective questions such as "tell me a time when"... Many people spoke of strong support form the group leaders.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Able to negotiate an increase in both base comp and signing bonus. Standard bonus offer appears to be 10% of annual base.

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    Tax Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at EY (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I was referred to EY by a friend and former coworker as an experienced hire. I applied through the website, was contacted by their HR department and flew to NYC for my interview. I interviewed with a senior manager, an executive director and a partner. The interview questions mostly focused on my prior work experience. Everyone seemed very intelligent, friendly enough and highly ambitious - so very New York City. I was somewhat "sold to" on opportunities I would have to help them upgrade their technology to be paperless but this did not pan out as these decisions are made only at much higher levels.

    Interview Questions

    • I was not asked any tax technical questions or other hard interview questions. I was mostly prompted to talk about my prior work experience which I did not find difficult.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate a higher salary even though I had a higher offer from another firm which I communicated to the HR person. She said that once the offer had been approved by all the different channels, there was basically no way to negotiate. I accepted the lower offer from EY because I need Big 4 experience on my resume.

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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    I was hired in as a new hire, not an experienced hire. I met with 3 people, 2 were senior managers, and 1 was a partner. A few questions were experience related but not technical. They were assessing whether I would fit in with the culture or not. After a few weeks, they called back with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult challenge in school or work and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    It was right outta xollage. It was easy.

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