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BDO USA Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2017
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  1.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BDO USA in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied for Leadership Conference first, which I was accepted to and attended in the summer. No offer from conference, but told to come to recruiting in the fall. The following fall I applied through the university and got on campus interview. Interview was all behavioral and very casual. The interviewer truly wanted to get to know me and hear about parts of my resume that interested them. 30 minute interview went smooth, but never heard back. Followed up with interviewer and recruiter, but never heard anything back.

    Interview Questions

    • With many options in public accounting, why did you choose BDO?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BDO USA (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    first round interview on campus then invited to an in house interviews. Mostly behavioral. no brain teasing questions were asked. Interviewed with manager level employees. Interview process took over two months but the HR did a great job following up with the status so I wasn't worried.

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  3.  

    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at BDO USA (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    There were two rounds of interviews, one on-campus and one in the New York Office. The on-campus interview was conversational, based mostly on questions that I had about the firm and the interviewer. The interviewer didn't ask any behavioral questions or questions about my experience. My advice would be to prepare a list of your own questions to keep the interview going as long as time allows.

    The office interview was with a partner and a manager. Both were laid back and conversational as well. It was mostly based on my experience and why I wanted to join.

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  4.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BDO USA (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Started by having a phone interview, pretty standard interview questions for an accounting firm. Then, had my second and last interview in their office. During the office visit, I had three different interviewers. It was more conversational and testing to see if you would fit in their office environment.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate. Gave me an offer and made my decision.


  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BDO USA (Charlotte, NC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I had an on-campus interview first, in which I met with only one person. He basically just asked me to elaborate on my resume. Then, I was invited to an office visit, in which I interviewed with 3 separate people.

    Interview Questions

    • How have your extracurricular activities made you a better candidate for this position?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BDO USA (Pittsburgh, PA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Two Interviews. One was at the office and a tour and lunch was provided. The second involved two 30 minute interviews kind of like speed dating. Received the offer in less than a week after the first interview.

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  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    Great communication. They showed genuine interest in learning about candidate. Very upfront about what you should expect in all areas. I was very impressed by the overall process. I would recommend this firm, and anyone who I communicated with.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview

    They call you first, then a phone interview. I personally had to wait 45 minutes to realize the recruiter wasn't going to call me. I then called her and she said she had to make it short because she was running late. I have no experience with the firm, but I figure it says a lot about how the firm treats their employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you completed your 225 units?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BDO USA (Anchorage, AK).

    Interview

    Very friendly and welcoming. Informal questioning. They ask what type of situation you have been in and what you did. Basically it was behavior questions and to get a feel of how you would fit with the company. Interviewed with two different people at two different times but back to back. East going.

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    Experienced Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BDO USA (Boston, MA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly straight-forward and standard. Interviewers included Manager, Senior Manager and Partner who asked a mix of qualitative and technical questions. The interviewers were extremely friendly at all times and also shared detailed insights when asked questions. The interviews were brief and scheduled in quick succession. The final decision was also made and communicated to me promptly.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Why Assurance?
      2) Tell me something about yourself.
      3) Audit procedures for certain balance sheet items.
      4) As an auditor how would you analyse.......?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes. There is very little room for negotiation. Sign on Bonus can be negotiated to some extent.


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