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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
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Tax Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

Interview Details – Recruitment process started with sending cover letter and resume to somebody I knew in the firm, who then forwarded those materials to HR and the tax team. Had a phone interview with one of the managers shortly afterwards. A few weeks later, I interviewed at the office with two partners and a staff member. Office was located within a skyscraper. Interviewers mostly asked traditional interview questions rather than behavioral or situation questions. Interview concluded with lunch with two associates. Received job offer two weeks later; however, I was required to reply within a limited period of time.

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Tax Associate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details – They are looking to make sure you are a fit for their group. "can i stand to work with this person 18 hours day" is a question which i think is going through their head as they ask canned HR questions

Interview Question – Need to make sure you do as much research as possible about the group.   Answer Question

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Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took a year or more - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – On-Campus Interview (1), then in office interviews (usually 2 or 3, with manager and partners)

Interview Question – Nothing really, easy behavorial questions. Mostly asking about you and why you want to join the firm   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Must have GPA > 3.2 for new graduate. Go to the campus recruitment, or refer by friends. Usually 2-3 rounds

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Tax Associate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewers were interested in individual experiences and personalities to determine whether or not potential candidates are a fit for the team.

Interview Question – There weren't many technical questions. Be prepared to interview with multiple people one on one.   Answer Question

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Tax Associate

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – resume screening,
interview with hiring manager,
interview with director and partner.

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details – campus interview and onsite

Interview Question – Do you complete any task by using your relationship of other people?   Answer Question

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Tax Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – It was very open ended. We just had a conversation. It was low-key.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. It was take it or leave it with 2 weeks to decide.

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Interview Details – Started with a phone interview with HR and they were really helpful.

Interview Question – Why accounting? Why tax over audit?   Answer Question

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Tax Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Interview process was quite simple. Just need to 'be yourself' and confident.

Interview Question – During my interview, there was no such unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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