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Audit Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Miami, FL) in August 2015.

Interview

Behavioral mainly. First interviewed with a partner on site at a conference. Then flew down to Miami to do another interview with various people. All was behavioral and it was very straight forward.

Interview Questions

  • Give me a time when you.. showed leadership skills. What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for KPMG

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at KPMG in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was 2 part. Once on campus with senior manager, and 2nd was held at office with partner and senior manager. The experience was very informal and ask more personality questions than technical

    Interview Questions


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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I did an on campus interview - it was very laid back and not too formal. I would assume that interviews at the office for an associate position would be more formal. They did ask some situational questions, but also a lot of conversation about school and hobbies as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at KPMG (Nashville, TN) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty informal and I felt very comfortable talking with my interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes me different from the other applicants applying for the same position?   Answer Question

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Irvine, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I was referred to KPMG by a director at the Irvine, CA location. I was interviewing for an Audit Associate position, level 1 - very entry level. I already have 3 years work experience so I was not sure if I was the right candidate for the position but I wanted to get my foot in the door at a big public accounting firm. I was first reached out to by a recruiting agency that KPMG utilizes, standard pre-screening process to review information on my resume to make sure I fit the candidate profile. I was told I would be contacted by an in house recruiter and I was in just two days. Set up my in-house interview with one partner and one audit manager. The interview went really well! I got a long with the partner and we had a nice flowing conversation - mainly went over my resume, my college experience and then it turned into light, fun conversation. The manager was a bit more dry - he didn't really give me a chance to sell myself as he was too busy talking about how demanding the job was and if I could handle it. He did mention that I had a competitive edge over other people being considered for the position as most of them were college graduates with no work experience. I felt very confident after my interview. One week passed and I did not hear anything back. I wrote to the recruiter who set up my interview to see what the average turnaround time was. He did not respond. I called him the next day. He did not respond. Two weeks passed and I emailed both the partner and the manager I interviewed with to ask them the same questions...average turnaround time and that I hadn't heard any feedback? No response. So I called the inhouse recruiter again. He finally responded and said he would have another recruiter call me asap, as his position was only to set up the interview. A day later, a recruiter from Seattle called me to tell me that the HR/recruiting dept in So Cal has been swamped and that's why they haven't been able to get back to me. So Cal team had to call recruiters from Seattle to come down to help them...anyway, with that said, he mentioned that they actually closed hiring for the position as they were only focusing on hiring senior audit associates at this point. He said to check the website as there are two audit associate positions open - one entry level and one senior - and they were only interested in senior now. Thanks....why didn't you tell me this when you guys figured that out?! I waited 2 weeks to hear this...

    All-in-all, initial set up of interview was very professional and everyone was more than helpful and friendly. Post interview - very unprofessional in following up. My advice to anyway who wants to get into Big 4 - do it right out of college when they come to your campus to recruit!!! That's the easiest way in!!

    Interview Questions


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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I had an one on one interview, and a group interview with the employers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a work ethic issue you had and how did you handle the situation?   1 Answer

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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two partners and a manager. All behavioral. Coming from a top school, networking into an interview was not that difficult. Had a tour of the facilities and was accompanied to lunch by two Associates. Met with a recruiter to wrap up the four hour affair, and now patiently waiting for an offer.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KPMG (Houston, TX) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The company e-mailed me and asked me to send transcripts and fill out an application online. They had a pre-dinner interview and the next day they had the interview. I did not get to meet my interviewers during the pre-interview dinner. The people I met from KPMG were nice and wanted to get to know me. The interview on the next day was 1:1, with a recruiter.

    Interview Questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I went on KPMG office visit where I was selected from many candidates from various universities.Later, I submitted resume through a career center of my university, and received a call and was invited to the interview. The interview took place at their SF office. I was interviewed by Senior Manager and Partner.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an ethical dilemma you faced and did you deal with it, what did you learn?   Answer Question
    • How do you deal with stress?   Answer Question

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2011.

    Interview

    It began with on campus interviewing at my school. I applied through the school website and received an email expressing an interest in interviewing me. The interview didn't take too long but consisted of behavioral questions. "Tell me a time when you were on a team and XXX".

    I highly advise potential candidates to use their school's mock interview process to help them prepare for it if you are not quick witted/extremely charismatic.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in the next five years?   1 Answer

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