EY Tax Senior Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014
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Tax Senior Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

Interview Details

It is all about who you know. I had a friend from high school line me up, and a month later i had the job!

Interview Questions
  • Very behavioral. No techical questions- as an experienced hire they already know that you are smart. They need to know if you are a good fit for the team, was more suprised how short the interview was.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
They took my high offer.
Accepted Offer

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at EY in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed as an experienced hire. Questions were most behavior based. First interview was with HR and then follow-up interview was with partner. Both were relaxed and interested in getting to know if a candidate is the right fit.

    Negotiation Details
    Room to negotiate for moving expenses.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EY in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Came onbard as an experienced hire. Submitted my resume through a friend, and got a call for a phone interview after about one month. Passed the phone interview and went in to the local office for a second interview with 3 senior managers, one manager and a tax partner.

    Interview Questions
    • Why I wanted to leave my present employer and why I seemed to "switch jobs" often.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you are an experienced hire, especially if you are licensed and are applying as a senior or above, definitely ask for them to increase the salary offered and ask for a signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Senior Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very complicated, however, was well organized to my surprise. I interviewed alongside 20 other candidates over a two-day period. The first day was an evening social where a mix of professionals and candidates attended. The next morning was a series of three interviews with Managers to area Managing Partners. Afterwords, we were taken out to lunch. During the entire process I was assigned a "buddy" that took me to my interviews and I was able to ask questions with the entire time.

    Interview Questions
    • The overall interview experience was unexpected. They did an excellent job of interviewing by asking life questions, asking my interests, and talking about life values, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was sent an offer packet in the mail on the day of the verbal offer. There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Senior Interview

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

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    i was schedualed an interview with 4 managers, 30 min for each. I actually had the chance to interview with both managers at once and 2 managers individually. Managers were very nice and friendly, they seem to be very close, and they don't intend to ask any complicated questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at EY in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from a head hunter. Once expressed an interest, had a phone interview with HR. The phone interview covered past experience, date of availability, etc. If you really are interested in working there, say so. Onsite interview was HR and two senior managers. No surprise. All they wanted to know was if you had the right experience. The offer came within two weeks of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no surprised questions asked. The entire process smooth. All they wanted to know was previous working experience and why wanted to work for them.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very organized and well-planned interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    I applied via EY website. It was my second application. In about a week or two, I received a call and was invited to fly in for an interview. About 5 people interviewed me. They were barey asking me anything, they were more explaining what I would be working on, if I was hired. I had to have a lunch with one of them but it was cancelled. Interviews took about 2-3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no technical questions. I explained what I am working on in my current job and they said that I do the same things.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation fase. I asked if their salary is on a grid and they said that it is. So, I asked to send me the offer and we will negotiate from there. When they send me the offer/contract, I was fine with a salary and accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at EY in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was obtained through submission of my CV by a recruiter to EY. At which point I understand EY reviewed the CV's and shortlisted candidates of interest for first round interview.

    My first round interview was at the Becket House office with 2 Tax managers who had worked at EY for over 10 years each. Both were friendly and approachable and easy to talk to as we went through my CV. The impression I got was that they were very much giving me the opportunity to try and impress and in my particular case I did this by having researched my interviewers before hand and asking them questions about their experiences and using this to develop my line of questions.

    The interview rooms at Becket House are very impressive with a view of Big Ben and the Houses of parliament across the Thames and it would have been very easy to be distracted by this had it not been interview conditions.

    After being successful at the first interview I had a second interview 1 on 1 with the director of the team I was to join. Again the director gave me the opportunity to talk and so either impress or shoot myself in the foot depending on my performance.

    After the second interview I heard back from EY very quickly with an offer being made the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Why EY and what I knew of the service line I was to join   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a small increase to my salary as I had already been made an offer by a couple of other practices. My advice in negotiations would be to be realistic of your position and where you stand. From EY's perspective they will explain that your salary would be judged in relation to your eperience and that of your colleagues experience and salaries. This obviously makes negotiation very difficult so I would only recommend strongly pushing for a higher pay if you have a strong alternative. From my perspective it wasn't worth losing the role at EY to push any further than I had already.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was mainly on experience and skills. Met with multiple partners who would follow-up after the interview to see where I was leaning towards. They were very proactive in trying to recruit me since I arleady had offers from different firms. You'll know if they really want you because they'll show it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I came from industry which typically pays more than public. They offered me an increase so I didn't want to nit pick over a few extra dollars. You dont go into public accounting for the money but for the experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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