PwC Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 12, 2015
Updated Apr 12, 2015
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Audit Associate Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC.

Interview

I applied both on campus and reached out to current PwC alumni from my college. I was first given an interview on campus, followed by an interview at the regional office. Everything was behavioral and conversational.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The interview was a very good mix of personal questions and behavioral based questions. I was interviewed by a partner. Topics ranged from my family background, golf, and sports, to career goals, how I think I would fit in with the firm, and my qualifications.

    Auditing involves a good understanding of financial accounting, along with good social skills to interact with the client and audit team. If a candidate can show they have good grades, good work history, and extracurricular activities they should feel comfortable entering an interview room for this type of job.

    I would prepare for this type of interview like any other. Practice (or brush up on) basic behavioral based interview questions, and make sure you can show your accounting knowledge if asked a technical question. Otherwise relax and be sociable to let your true personality show in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is construction in progress, and how can it affect both the income statement and balance sheet?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I applied and got contacted by the national HR for a phone screening interview in 3 weeks. The process was quick. The phone interview was about 30 minutes. There were 4 main questions.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    1st round interview was a phone interview, based on leadership roles. Received a invitation to final round. The process consist of pre interview dinner, which was a great way for us to ask questions , network and be less nervous for the big day. Superday was breakfast, presentation, group panel , then off to 3 interviews back to back. Interview was all conversational , just wanted to get to know you . Overall was a great experience

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you research a company?
      How do you keep yourself current of what's going on in the industry?
      How do you deal with conflict in a group?
       
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    Audit Associate Interview

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    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    PwC use their own interview guide to ask questions in both the first and second round interview. Be prepared! it's more than just typical behavior questions and very detailed.

    Interview Questions

    • Know your career plan and fully know the reason behind your every choice in life (why this Unvi? why this city?)   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    It was campus recruiting and I had a pre-interview dinner before the actual interview followed by an office visit with interviews as well as lunch with a few new associates. The people that I have met were friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly conversational questions with an occasional behavioral question.

      Named an instance where you displayed leadership.
       
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    Audit Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Campus standard interview either by a partner or HR recruiter; second round is on site interview, consisting of three rounds, half day. One manager, one partner and senior associate. Interview with partner is the key. Once nail that down, pretty much you're set.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    First round - phone screening with HR. Expected to get second round - on site interview notification within 2 weeks. On site interview is so called "super day" where you are supposed to have 3 interview in a row.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you heard your colleague revealed company's confidential document to the outside?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview

    I join the campus recruiting and have two rounds of interview. During the recruiting process, they will have various events to let us get to know their people. I join most of them and have good relationship with the main recruiter. The office visit is a pleasant experience. I get to know lots of associates near my age. They are often most helpful to understand the real work environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience you use your professional skepticism.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting was well done. The entire process was very enjoyable and informative. Really gave a good sense of what the firm was all about. The in office interview process consisted of three interviews with partners or managers. Very conversational and not too question based. Everyone that I met at the office was very inviting.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical behavioral interview questions. No technical questions.   Answer Question

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