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Moss Adams LLP Staff Accountant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2014
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Staff Accountant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in October 2011.

Interview Details – Standard public accounting interview process. Brought in for a couple interviews, come back for a lunch with another round of intereviews

Interview Question – Nothing jumped out as being unexpected or difficult, it was all standard HR kind of stuff 'tell me about a time when...'   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiate. here is your offer, take it or leave it


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Staff Accountant

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Moss Adams LLP.

Interview Details – On campus interviews, then second round in the office. Generally very nice, somewhat disorganized in communicating with candidates about travel and reimbursement for expenses. In house interview was a presentation and 3 interviews and an in house lunch. Gave the offer early and the deadline to accept (with an extension) was before inhouse interviews ended with other competing accounting firms, this puts candidates in an awkward position

Interview Question – Make sure to have a lot of questions to ask the partners. I had an entire interview where all they wanted was for me to ask questions. No technical questions or behavioral questions. Just went over the resume and wanted to know about CPA. Again, have a lot of questions.   Answer Question


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Staff Accountant
Napa, CA

I interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in September 2012.

Interview Details – This office was fairly new at the time and the new CPA requirements were the biggest news, requiring 150 semester credits in the coming year. There were 2 other candidates and they had us rotate through the 4 partners in 30-minute increments. In the end, the interview didn't weigh as much in value. Their biggest concern was the amount of educational credit hours that each candidate had. In the end, they picked the candidate that was closest to 150 semester hours. I had about 130 at the time. It's understandable but it was still very disheartening.

Note: Grades are not a big concern either. This is expected but I know some recent graduates may worry about this.

Interview Question – Each partner seemed to ask about preference between tax or audit and other standard interview questions. However, one of the partners did ask which winery was my favorite in the area.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant
Portland, OR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in August 2010.

Interview Details – Resume was submitted by a senior manager of another office to them.I then interviewed with 3 different people, each for 30 minutes and the third one was with the managing partner.

Interview Question – Nothing really hard- each interviewer asked different questions but all were about me or from my resume. No questions were hard/tricky/unexpected or testing your knowledge.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate because I needed a job and the salary seemed fair.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant
Portland, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in October 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process consisted of an on-campus interview and in-office interviews.

On-campus: 30 minute Interview with a partner on campus. The questions were strictly behavioral and we spent sometime chatting about my resume then concluded with questions for the interviewer.

In-office interview: Went out to breakfast with 4 staff members(1st year staff-manager) and then interviewed with 4 partners for 30 minutes each. The interviews were straightforward and focused on my resume and behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Moss Adams?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I applied for this job during Fall Recruiting and since it is so competitive among candidates, there is not much room for negotiations. It's either take it or leave it.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant
Portland, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting. The first interview took place on campus two weeks after my application was submitted. Two weeks later, I was invited to the second interview, which was at their main office. It was about four hours long started with a brief presentation about the firm, and followed by four 1:1 interviews with managers, senior managers, and partners. A post-interview social event was hosted to give candidates a chance to meet other people at the firm. Overall, everyone was very nice and friendly and the interview process is well-organized.

Interview Question – What are your hobbies?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant

The process took a day - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in May 2009.

Interview Details – A friendly HR rep called me to set up a phone interview for the following week. I Briefly toured the facilitiy and this was followed with a 30 minute 1:1. Questions were basic behavioral questions, "Where do you plan to be in 5 years" , why would you want to work for our company, etc.

Interview Question – What does a CPA mean?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant

The process took a day - interviewed at Moss Adams LLP in January 2008.

Interview Details – Met them through college recruiting events. They are overall very laid-back and friendly individual. However, there is a specific type of personality they are looking for, so their hiring process wasn't necessary based on your grades and ability to learn, but on how good you'll fit into the culture of the company.

Interview Question – Why do you want to do Tax?   Answer Question

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