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    Staff Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position through my school's website and was contacted for an interview the next week. The day before the interview, the firm held a social at their offices. A staff member was tasked with showing the attendees around and when we left the lobby and kitchen areas to see the "production room floor", she told us that this was where the "grunts" worked. Having studied Political Science for my undergraduate degree, I am admittedly very sensitive about being exploited as a worker, so when she called the associates "grunts" I mentally recoiled. After touring the grunt office, we ended up back in the lobby for snacks. That's when the partner-in-charge stepped off the elevator. He was greeted like a rock star. Everyone gathered around him to hear about how he'd broken his ankle playing soccer, how the culture of the firm was the greatest in the land, how accounting was about helping people and how the partner was looking forward to an evening of drinking with the female associates down at his favorite sports bar. When he asked the candidates if we had any questions, one guy who I'd had a few classes with asked, "Everyone here just seems so happy, it's amazing. What's the secret to that?" The answer, of course, was that Rothstein Kass was a wonderful place to work. Then I asked the partner, "What is it that continues to make accounting interesting for you?" How this stumped him, I don't know, but he complained about how he didn't know he'd be the one getting interviewed. My fate was sealed. The head recruiter didn't seem like the type to rock the boat by hiring a potential trouble-maker. When I had my formal interview the next day, the firm was half an hour late to start, no difficult questions were asked and I could tell it was just a formality since the appointment had already been set. When the recruiter emailed me that I had not been selected for a second round interview, I asked whether she'd be willing to give me any feedback about where I fell short. She never responded. The guy who'd asked about the happy people got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through campus Career Services website. On campus interview was a 1-on-1 interview with a person from the firm. The first round interview was very easy going and conversational. Was invited to a second round interview at the office, which was 4 interviews with various Associates, Seniors, and Managers. Again, the interviews were very conversional, with maybe 1 or 2 behavioral type questions total (across all 4 interviews). Overall it was a very pleasant experience, all people I had contact with were extremely friendly and easy to talk with.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Rothstein Kass?
      Why Audit?
      Describe a time when you demonstrated leadership.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Audit Staff I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied to RK after doing their summer leadership program earlier in college. I emailed the HR manager and they were very friendly in setting up an interview during their on campus interview period. On campus interview was one on one with a Staff auditor from their socal office, took about 2 weeks for them to call back and offer a second round interview at the office I was applying for. I was unable to make their initial desired time period however they were very courteous in postponing until a time that worked for both of us. The second round consisted of three one on one interviews in the office, with two audit managers and a partner, followed by lunch with a staff member. The interviews generally revolved around discussing company culture and the responsibilities of the position, as well as my expectations and why I wanted to join RK and be a CPA. Everyone was very friendly and clearly cared about learning about me personally and whether I would be a good fit, culturally, professionally, and work-ethic wise, for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe, to your understanding, what a hedge fund is   View Answer
    • Tell me about yourself/ why you want to work with RK   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    received a call shortly from HR with an offer and accepted promptly, though they said they generally give candidates around two weeks to accept an offer. Terms were already set, not much room for negotiation, however they pay very competitively with very good benefits, so this shouldn't be a problem.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was on campus 2 weeks ago. I told them I needed to hear back quickly for school purposes. A week later, got a call saying I was invited to 2nd rounds in the office. They asked me to come back this week (today). Went in and had 5 back-to-back interviews. 3 managers, a partner, and an HR person. Everyone was super chill and the whole process was very laid back. Behavioral Qs in the first round, 2nd round was just getting to know you (I didn't get behavioral questions at all). Got a call tonight with my offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't even try-dont negotiate internship pay!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Internship-Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Alumini came to ask and pretty friendly. The question about Why did I choose my college ? And why I choose RK?...Why I want this job? My teamwork...and my financial internship before. The most important is to fit its company culture and show that you are energetic !

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseland, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseland, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    met with HR first and interviewed with senior managers and principals

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    email resume, call from hr, call from hiring mgr, no offer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Mock Interview

    Easy Going Lady asking everything on your resume.
    Extra Questions:
    1. If something could have done to change your past, what do you want to change?
    2. Why do you choose that college?
    3. What will you do on the weekends? (describe in detail)

    Advice:
    1. Maybe it will be better if you could talk sth about hedge funds, which is what they famous for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Everyone here is very welcoming. I had an on-campus interview which was very relaxed. They mostly went over your resume, why you were interesting in their company, and if you had any questions for them. Definitely go prepared as to why you would rather work for a mid-market accounting firm than a Big Four firm.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseland, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseland, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rothstein Kass in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    They do superdays, which is 5 half hour interviews. One is a walking tour, one is a casual conversation, and the other three just get to know you. Some basic questions, some interesting questions. Based on who the interviewer is.HR is great and they are extremely good at what they do.

    Interview Questions
    • How well do you know how to use excel, what types of coding do you know? I don't think they expected enormous amounts, but it was unexpected for them to ask.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I accepted what was offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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