Novogradac & Company Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my school website, experience.com. I had to send them a transcript, resume, cover letter and their online application. I went to their Boston office and was first asked to take a small test and to prepare a writing sample. This took be about 45 minutes. I was then interview by 3 "senior accountants", all about 20 minutes each. Questions were fairly simple, but make sure you understand the job description very well! They asked me questions like "Do you like to work on a team or by yourself" and the job description clearly stated that you would be working within a team.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult/unexpected part of the interview was the small test and writing sample. I had not heard of other firms doing this so it was very out of the blue, but the test was simple. Make sure you know WHY you want to work for novogradac & company and HOW you are a good fit for the job and their company   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my school website, experience.com. I had to send them a transcript, resume, cover letter and their online application. I went to their Boston office and was first asked to take a small test and to prepare a writing sample. This took be about 45 minutes. I was then interview by 3 "senior accountants", all about 20 minutes each. Questions were fairly simple, but make sure you understand the job description very well! They asked me questions like "Do you like to work on a team or by yourself" and the job description clearly stated that you would be working within a team.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult/unexpected part of the interview was the small test and writing sample. I had not heard of other firms doing this so it was very out of the blue, but the test was simple. Make sure you know WHY you want to work for novogradac & company and HOW you are a good fit for the job and their company   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, it was only a 3 month busy season internship
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Staff Accountant Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone call interview with the Hiring Manager. After that the process took about a week. And then I came in for a face to face interview with three managers and one senior level staff accountant. After that the process took about two weeks. I received an offer shortly after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did I want to work at Novogradac & Company?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview and then two in person interview with administration department. Interview can be long and if it ends short your not going to be hired. The work itself is simply and boring. Don't bother to settle yourself in that department. You will not move up. If you like being bored, getting paid less, being stuck in one position, please apply.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Must accept first salary or hourly pay. Do not even bother.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources/Recruiting Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    1). Applied online 2). Received an email from HR 3). Replied to email 4). Phone call from HR with basic questions regarding the role and my experience 5). Interviewed with HR and two principals. The entire processed was rushed and took over a matter of days

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions. The work culture is not exactly HR savvy or highly educated on the HR strategic process or question track. More specifically, the questions were exceedingly non specific and too general for them to provide a fair and knowledgeable assessment of the candidate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Staff Accountant Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    General questions. Not industry specific. Not work specific.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the busy season internship position with college career service center. Then I had an on campus interview. The questions were general interview questions, not hard in general. They will make you take a test at an office visit.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills did you gain from your last internship or job?
      What do you like about Novogradac website?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Forcasting Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through internet, and got an interview about 2 weeks later. Interview questions are pretty standard. Questions include elaborate your resume, challenge situation that you face,salary expectation and so on.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Long Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Novogradac & Company in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    office interview, then back to back interviews with 4 employees

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Staff Accountant/Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Novogradac & Company.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and the process took few days. Initially An hr personnel contacted me and set up a phone interview with another Staff Accountant. After two days, I received an email for an in-house interview. The interview was time consuming, however it was not difficult at all. I enjoyed my conversation mostly with the higher level staff. They seemed more natural and the conversation flowed nice and smooth. The junior staff however, were asking questions from a generative questionnaire. That got a little boring, as the same questions were asked by two interviewers back to back. All were behavioral questions. Overall, they were just trying to figure out if I will fit the role and the team, and if my nature of behavior is capable for their working environment. After meeting five individuals, at the end of the interview was the assessment test. The test was very simple. There were three parts to the test. Some general excel, a word document asking to answer 'why novogradac?' in limited words and lastly the accounting portion. The accounting portion was fair. If you have take intermediate accounting 1 and financial accounting you will be good. Mostly assets, prepaid insurance, depreciation and amortization questions came. Overall the interview was long but not difficult at all.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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