View All num of num See all Photos EY This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.ey.com www.ey.com Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 4.9k Reviews 11k Salaries 2.3k Interviews 4.2k Jobs Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary EY 4915 Interview Question Tax Accountant Interview Los Angeles, CA EY Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client $10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save $10 million, but is going to owe $10 million. What do you do? How do you handle the situation? Tags: behavioral, industry, tax, corporate, market, big 4 See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ Answer: Everyone makes mistakes and you have to acknowledge it in a humble way. Tell the senior or the partner of the mistake as soon as possible, so they can help you minimize the damage. Interview Candidate on May 19, 2013 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.