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Deloitte Project Controller Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2017
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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

Other Interview Reviews for Deloitte

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    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you describe what experience you have with excel   Answer Question

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    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

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    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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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte in October 2015.

    Interview

    The process was fairly quick. Overall it lasted about 3 weeks. Every interviewer throughout the process was nice and knew what they were looking for in a candidate. Make sure you show your good communication skills and financial skill set. Be confident and of course be yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared and do your research of the role and the company. Be prepared to answer what a budget and forecast is and go into depth about how your experience ties into your definition.   Answer Question

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Boston, MA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The whole process took exactly one month, from the day I received an email invite to participate in the hiring process until the final answer. First the HR department conducted a phone screen with me of 30 minutes. Then I had a phone interview of 30 minutes with a Project Controller Manager. About two days later I learned I went well on that interview, then I was invited to come to the office for the final interview with a manager and two senior managers. Everyone was really nice and the interview was not difficult. They did not ask me any unreasonable question, and I thought I had done well, but I did not get a job offer. After the final interview, I received a rejection email from the HR 3 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a budget and a forecast? How would you build a budget? How would you create a pivot table with these two files? What formulas do you use in excel? How do you find out how long an employee has been with the firm looking at the start/end dates? How would you present data in a presentation? What are some of the ways you could reduce cost? If you have to set up an office space for a group of people coming in a week, how would you go about it?   Answer Question

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Deloitte in June 2015.

    Interview

    The initial interview consisted of a conversation on the recruiter who gave an overview of the job and the duties. She asked general questions about my background. She also asked why I was leaving my current job, my current salary and salary expectations. The second interview was with a project controller manager. He asked the questions below...

    Interview Questions

    • If you were starting a project, what steps would you take to build the budget?   1 Answer
    • What would you do if you were asked by two managers who to complete tasks that had conflicting deadlines.   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a situation where theres expenses related to project but they weren't orginally included in the budget.   Answer Question

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Arlington, VA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    This one of the fastest interviews I've had in my career. They knew what they were looking for, and I knew what I wanted. It was more conversational based.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me what I knew about the system they currently used   Answer Question

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Philadelphia, PA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied in school's career service. The whole process takes about two weeks. The interviewers are very nice and easy talk. Actually, it is one of the things that they are seeking from candidates. Communication skill is extremely important to them. Be prepared for a case interview. Not easy. Be sure that you know Excel and budgeting well. This is more like being a "CEO" under the control of Deloitte. Very bright future.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me your stories. What do you think the most important for being a leader. When you meet conflict schedule, how do you handle it, and make an example. When you realize that you can not make it before the due, what will you do? If the travel fee is increasing rapidly, what will you say to the customers?   Answer Question

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for the internship through campus recruiting. As long as you maintain a high GPA, and articulate yourself well you should be fine. It is recommended that you review Deloitte's interview guides provided on the company website. You'll get similar questions on the third round interviews. A basic comprehension of MS Excel and analysis techniques are needed. In the end, my nerves got the best of me. My final interview was ridiculously simple, and I froze.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience when you were on a team, and the team did not agree with the decision you made/suggested. How did you handle it?   Answer Question

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