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Deloitte Controller Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2017
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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Deloitte (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Super friendly! Started off with phone interview from recruiter in India about 30 minutes asking basic questions. Then, a 30 minute phone interview with the local recruiter same kind of questions . Step 3 was a phone interview with a project controller that asked more technical questions. Lastly, I went on site for 3 interviews for about 3 hours

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your Excell skills?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Deloitte (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Interview was pretty straight-forward. Started with a phone-screen, followed by a technical screening. The screening is primarily how familiar you are with Excel. Last interview is a round of three 30-minute interviews (1 on 1) with three separate supervisors (managers or senior managers). Each round serves as a different purpose (behavioral, technical, case study).

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  3.  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Deloitte in April 2017.

    Interview

    I began my interview over the phone with the team in India. It was a 45 min call going over my past experiences and how I will be fit for the position. The Recruiter explained alot and then I was forwarded to the team in US. I was scheduled for a phone screen which lasted 30 mins. After that I was scheduled for a face to face interview with 3 managers at San Jose Deloitte. There were 3 sessions of 45mins each which Included case study and personality questions.
    The total process lasted for about 2 months and I was extended an offer. They also agreed to match what I was getting in my existing position but for a $ for $ comparison it was not worth for me to move to San Jose. They were not willing to negotiate further.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about Excel and data manipulation with expamples Infront of you.   Answer Question
    • have you ever let your team down. if so how did you explain and recover through it.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Project Controller Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I went through three rounds of interviews. The first was a phone interview with HR, the second was a phone interview with a manager, and the third was a three part in-person interview that consisted of a technical component, fit part, and case.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what you think this job is. Why the switch to this? Where do you see yourself in the future?How do you do a pivot table? In case interview-how to optimize cost efficiency.   2 Answers

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    Senior Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    three rounds of interview. very straight forward. very nice and welcoming people. great culture.
    it wasn't like other case studies you see on the website. because it is a project controller practice not project management practice. overall, very professional.

    Interview Questions

    • why Deloitte?
      how would you approach to diff situation, like, if you are in the middle of the project and you spend X amount, then the project is cut? or if you have an Ad hoc project. rest was behavioral and easy Excel questions about Vlookup, Pivot, filtering and conditional formatting, "datedif" function.   2 Answers

  6. Helpful (22)  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Honestly, the interview process itself was fairly simple. After submitting your resume, there is an interview with the recruiter where you talk a little about the role as well as your experience. Second stage of the process is a phone interview with a manager. Again, questions about your experience as well as some general questions. Third stage is in-person interviews.

    Here's where Deloitte really dropped the ball. Now it may seem like I'm bitter that I didn't receive an offer but, honestly, I probably would have refused an offer even if I had received one. One of the interviewers (a manager) during my in-person interviews was one of the most unprofessional managers I have ever spoken with. First thing is he was on his computer the entire time. That in itself is ok. When I can count the number of times he looked up from his computer to make eye contact is when it's not ok. It wasn't that he was being rude per se, he was making an obvious statement that he was more important than me and had better things to be doing. To make matters worse, he would ask a question and then interrupt when giving my reply, acting very perplexed to the answer I was giving. This happened on multiple occasions, again a very obvious ploy to make himself seem superior. I could have said the sky was blue and he would have acted like that was the dumbest thing anyone had ever told him.

    Bottom line is this: unless you are a recent college graduate stay away from this role. Also, Deloitte if you are reading this, please coach your interviewers on proper interview etiquette. Having an interviewer treat a candidate that poorly is unacceptable.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the difference between a budget and a forecast   Answer Question

  7.  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied through campus recruiting process. The first round was a back to back phone interview. The manager will ask you things about your excel experience and some behavior questions.

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  8. Helpful (2)  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Deloitte (Athens, GA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    This was a first round on campus interview for the project controller position. The first interview was a very straight forward behavioral interview with a large focus on teamwork and conflicts between team members and how I dealt with them. The second interview was more of a technical skills assessment with questions ranging from excel functions and problem solving in excel, to basic finance budgeting and forecasting knowledge. Overall I had a positive experience as both members of the interview team showed interest and seemed to care about what I had to say.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time that you created a budget and how did you do it?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The process involved a HR interview, followed by a phone interview with a senior member of the team. Then 3, 45 minute interviews in the office with 3 different professionals, focused on technical, behavioral and a case study. It also involved a lunch with other candidates and members of the team.

    The timing of the interviews was; contacted for an interview with a recruiter, the phone call was 2 days after initial contact, at the time of the interview I was advised they would be putting me through to a second round phone interview. This was scheduled for the following week. On the same day as this interview I was advised that the feedback was positive and I would be invited into the office for third round interviews.

    These interviews were scheduled approx 2 weeks after the second phone interview.

    The 3 interviews were pretty straight forward and everyone was friendly and knowledgeable as you would expect from Big 4. The lunch was also a great insight into life at Deloitte with people at a more similar level.

    The interviews were on a Friday and I followed up with my interviewers and recruiter the following Tuesday. I was advised I would receive an update by the end of the week and I heard from them late Friday afternoon.

    The reason for my negative rating is once I received the rejection phone call, I requested feedback on my interview and the reasons they had chosen another candidate. I was told there wasn't and that another candidate suited their requirements at this time, however, I was encouraged to apply again. I believe that after such a lengthy interview process which involves taking a day off work just to attend, you should at least be provided with reasons and an explanation as to why you were unsuccessful so as you can improve on these areas moving forward.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you have used a budget?
      How would you communicate errors in the budget to a concerned partner?
      Walk me through your resume?
      Case study - you are given data tables and asked how you would present the data.
      How would you reduce costs on a project?
      Which excel functions would you use for xxxx?
      Why this role?   Answer Question

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    Leadership Program, Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Deloitte (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    two parts, fist part is about your experiences, the second part is some Excel questions. The whole process is about one hour long, and people are very nice. I was very nervous during the interview, and I did not get the offer. So, if you going to take the interview, just relax and be prepared.

    Interview Questions


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