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Grant Thornton Ireland Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
11 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Summer Internship Interview

Audit Summer Internship
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland in February 2013.

Interview Details – I was hired in the Spring in San Jose, CA. My first interview with was the head recruiter over phone. The questions asked were behavioral regarding leadership, teamwork, why audit, why GT, etc. 2nd round was more formal. I went into their office to interview with an Audit partner, Sr. Manager, and the scheduler. Overall great experience.

Interview Question – I really did not get a difficult question. My phone interview asked more questions than my second round added together.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was called and informed I received an offer then got the emailed package.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland in October 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process was a nice experience, questions were pretty straightforward.

Interview Question – How do you deal with a project that is not going so well.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Extremely intrusive background checks with requests of W2s and 1099s along with them wanting to know my total compensation from current employer including bonus and stocks. The person from their Talent Acquisition was disrespectful and calls at 8pm eastern and I felt like I was being interrogated.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Manager Position - Atlanta, GA Interview

Audit Manager Position - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland in July 2013.

Interview Details – Was given a referral. However, recruiter did not seem interested in getting to know me or my experience. He cancelled the first phone screen at the last minute as he had an hvac issue at home. The rescheduled phone screen started 15 minutes late. He seemed somewhat miffed that he had to do the phone screen.

Interview Question – He did not ask any questions about the strength of my experience or my resume. He seemed most concerned into digging into how my experience was not relevant to what they were looking for. He seemed very adversarial when I ask him questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Audit Intern Interview

Summer Audit Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland.

Interview Details – I got an initial phone interview through campus recruiting. Submitted my resume and cover letter and received an interview about a week later. The phone interview was pretty conversational. The interviewer basically went over my resume and asked questions. Most of the questions were simple, but a couple were curve balls that I just didn't prepare for.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to do something unexpected at your job.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

Interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland

Interview Details – It was very complex and professional.

Interview Question – What is my weakness   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland.

Interview Details – Campus Interview:

Interview Question – My interview was a conversation, which was typical with many of my other colleagues. One person I know got the full behavioral interview, but that was the lone exception. A few people were asked about their strengths, but for the most part everyone said it was a friendly conversation.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PUBLIC SECTOR ASSURANCE Interview

PUBLIC SECTOR ASSURANCE
Birmingham, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland.

Interview Details – The hiring / interview process was quite similar to other firms:
Standard application form, aptitude testing and a competency based telephone interview.

The assessment day was challenging in that the group case study exercise was called upon in the partner interview and there is a lot to synthesise quickly. I'd advise picking a few issues to focus on, but acknowledging the key areas you've not spent too much time on. Justify everything.

HR and senior team were friendly and personable.

Interview Question – More a barrage of overlapping competency skill questions than one specific question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – HR are pretty good - I was negotiating on the qualifications I would get with my programme, my issue was resolved within a week.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Placement Interview

Audit Placement

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland.

Interview Details – Application form, telephone interview, assessment centre day, face to face interview

Interview Question – Where else have you applied????   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Specialist Tax - Entrepreneurial and Private Clients Interview

Specialist Tax - Entrepreneurial and Private Clients
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland in April 2013.

Interview Details – Initially applied to the Actuarial stream but got put into the specialist tax area as all the places filled up. Only got told 20 minutes before my initial phone interview time which was less than satisfactory.
The actual interview itself was fairly straightforward, with more an emphasis on economics and wider business knowledge than a few others that I've done. Only got asked one competency question as well as the usual Why Grant Thornton, Why Tax , Why Professional Services etc.

Interview Question – How will the current economic climate affect your time as an Intern with Grant Thornton?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I'm still in the process. Waiting to hear whether I have an assessment centre or not after passing the interview.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Audit Interview

Intern Audit
Auckland (New Zealand)

I applied online and interviewed at Grant Thornton Ireland.

Interview Details – Phone Interview
Online testing
HR Interview
Partner Interview

Interview Question – Not a big list of questions. Teamwork, Networking experience, 4-5 Behavioural Q's.   Answer Question

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