EY Tax Staff Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Tax Staff Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details

Applied through campus career site and then met at accounting career fair. Had on campus interview two weeks later with a tax manager.

Interview Questions
  • Didn't ask as many difficult or many at all behavioral questions as I have had with other firms, but my interviewer wasn't particularly friendly either. They'll just ask you questions regarding leadership and multi tasking mostly.   View Answer
No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No technical items whatsoever for the staff level. Purely behavioral / personality based. If they brought you in for an interview, your credentials are probably good enough - at that point, just be likeable. They'll be seeing more of you than their own family so proceed with that in mind. From my experience, if yo uget to second round, your chances of getting hired are extremely high.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing in particular, be prepared to generate conversation if the partner/srmgr is too distracted to come up with questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school posting. A few weeks later received e-mail to interview over phone. Standard interview questions, mostly behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The office atmosphere was very positive and relaxed. The HR representatives were very helpful and nice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Informational interview and then in-house interview

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing specific. Just reviewed resume and spoke about EY's entry level program.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    In-office interview w/ heavy senior associates and a senior manager that takes the whole afternoon. First interviewed w/ a on-campus recruiter (who was also a senior manager).

    Interview Questions
    • All very typical behavioral questions like "Tell me about yourself." "Tell me about an experience where you displayed leadership skills." etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was non-negotiable. Received a call the day after the interview extending an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with E&Y tax Partner from Indianapolis Office for 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    interviewed at EY in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process began with a phone interview with a Senior Manager. The interview primarily consisted of questions regarding my academic and professional experience. Following that, the manager gave me more information on the department. A few days later, I received an invitation for a second interview. The second interview was an office visit which consisted of a slightly informal panel forum, two one-on-one interviews, and a mixer with some of the leaders in the practice. The one-on-one interviews had a very relaxed and professional conversational structure. Overall, the office visit was very informative and gave all the candidates the opportunity to get to know more about the position, the department, and our future managers and co-workers. There was a very professional, yet warm energy throughout the office that drew me in.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions in my opinion.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Staff 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 a day - interviewed at EY in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Call from HR Recruiter for an interview at the NY Office. The interview consisted of a meeting with like 20 applicants and the Manager of HR Department explaining how the process would be. After the meeting we got assigned a Tax Senior Employee who was going to bring each applicant to the office of the interviewer, was a 1:1 with a PArtner and a Senior Manager, ending the day with a lunch in a local restaurant.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of technical Questions regarding Tax Issues. A bit difficult considering the entry level position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process started with an application for the OCI and a first interview on campus. One week later my interviewer call me back and offered me to "meet some people" in their office. 3 dates were available and I thought: "Sooner the better". Few days later I received an e-mail confirmation for this second round in their office + an invitation for a social event the evening before! The social was really fun. It was the opportunity to meet with all candidates & people with different level. The 3 office interviews: easy discussions. Come with questions and think outside the box! 10 days after the office visit I got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The OCI was formal: Tell me about yourself? Why Tax? How do you handle pressure at work give me an example? How did you manage a situation where you did not agree with someone? The office interviews were an opportunity to discuss about what you want to know and what you're interested in.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The offer totally met my expectations. I got one similar offer from another Big but did not try to negotiate as EY was my first choice anyway. It made all the difference through the overall process: HR team was proactive and very professional! I was definitely impressed by the organization and the outstanding quality of the recruiting process! Finally all the people I met with made me eager to join them. Good luck!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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