Auditor Interview Questions

Auditor Interview Questions

Auditors play an important role in managing the financial accuracy of organizations across all industries. Their main duties include reviewing and auditing financial records to ensure that businesses comply with tax regulations and laws. Interviewing for an auditing position often involves answering questions about your skills, as well as how you maintain accuracy.

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Top Auditor Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top auditor interview questions and how to answer them.

Question #1: What workflows do you have in place for the auditing process?

How to answer: Since auditing can be a tedious job that involves poring over detailed financial records, it's important for auditors to have established workflows. These workflows can prevent the auditor from making mistakes or overlooking crucial data. When answering this question, use simple terminology and describe your workflow from start to finish.

Question #2: Have you ever had to back up your audit findings with hard data?

How to answer: An auditor may encounter people within the organization who disagree with the results of an audit. If you face a question about your own experience with having to back up your findings, apply the STAR method (situation, task, action, result) to outline how you responded, what actions you took to present hard data or evidence, and the outcome.

Question #3: How does vouching apply in the auditing process?

How to answer: A question about a specific auditing term allows you to demonstrate your knowledge in the industry. You can use this question to showcase your understanding of the term and how you would apply vouching in your own process, such as by checking supporting documentation.

Top Interview Questions

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California State Board of Equalization
Tax Auditor was asked...April 2, 2012

What is cost of goods sold in a manufacturing environment?

2 Answers

Finished Goods Available for Sale (beginning finished goods inventory + cost of goods manufactured) - Ending Finished Goods Inventory = COGS Less

Define the calculation.

Delek US

How do you deal with difficult people or seemingly unreasonable deadlines

1 Answers

Ask your manager and have ranked priorities

National Futures Association

Tell me about a time when you struggled and how you overcame it.

1 Answers

Make it a truthful answer. The bigger success, the better. Just make sure you sound modest while talking about it. You can buy a book or go to the library and to get a broad range of solid answers. Less

University Hospitals

How would my individual contributions be different than the previous employee.

1 Answers

Every person brings a unique perspective to the job, I have a very diverse background which means that not only do I have a lot of experience in how to solve problems, I'm also experienced enough to know that there are several good solutions, in addition to one I might prefer. Less

Defense Contract Audit Agency
Auditor was asked...February 2, 2017

what is risk assessment & experience in risk assessment? What is audit planing? What is costing and your experience with cost accounting? tell me about your self what do you know about dcaa?

206 Answers

I just got my offer! About an hour before the phone call, I read your question, so I asked on your behalf! Travel to Atlanta will be 100% covered. They are paying for it upfront so they'll be no need to worry about reimbursement. We are staying at the Embassy Hotel, downtown. My start date is June 12. Less

Cheer up! You've wanted 2+ months for the freeze to end! Your call is coming eventually. Patience :) Less

I also got the 3rd email. No updates on hiring freeze but at least they are still showing the interest in us. The SF86 is horrendous 127 pages long. My goodness. Lol Less

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Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCAA Auditor was asked...November 21, 2016

What do you know about the DCAA, what do you know about job costing, what are pros and cons of working with a team, describe your strengths and weaknesses, tell us what you know about audit planning and risk assessment.

161 Answers

Is the HR lady you spoke to Mary? thats the one i spoke to through email

Odi - I have not received the email from the security office. HR told me they were mailing the fingerprint card and that email would come with instructions re security check. Will let you know when I get more information. Time seems to go so slow when you are waiting, waiting, waiting... Less

Anonymous Congratulations on finally getting the firm offer. That is wonderful news and I am very happy for you. Seems like a lot of pain and effort only to decline once the firm offer finally comes through. Is your alternative a better deal for you looking at all of the factors? Think carefully and respond rather than react. Since mid November, I still only have a verbal TO. No idea when the FO/EOD will come. HR said her supervisor is telling her to work on other things, so my file is put aside for the time being. I don't know when progress will be made. I am told that I am in the system as "hired", and that therefore, Trump's anticipated hiring freeze should not affect me. The people that need to be concerned are those that are not in the system yet. That's about all I know. Hoping the information is reliable but who knows? Living in Limboland is not easy. Ugh! Less

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Rain and Hail Insurance

If you could be a superhero, what power would you possess?

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Me: Anything but the ability to control lightning. Interviewer: Why so? Me: So that we can still claim lightning strikes as acts of God on insurance claims. Less

Fly - of course. Then I would not be looking for a job.

My power would be to turn stupid questions into relevant questions that have to do with the actual job. Less

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Defense Contract Audit Agency
Auditor was asked...February 13, 2017

What do you know about DCAA, what is risk assessment and your experience with risk assessment, cost accounting, and strength and weakness

8 Answers

Any news?

I interviewed on 2/17/17 and haven't heard anything yet.

I interviewed on 21 Feb. Nothing yet. I emailed HR and they told me that we won't hear back anything until after hiring freeze is lifted, which is April. Less

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Marriott International

What 3 qualities are important to have in this position?

7 Answers

Smile understand of othere and work together

Smile lm'a people person that love to help out. If l don't know the answer,l well get it. Less

Precence of mind, Poilteness, Readybto take different challenges

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DHL Supply Chain
Auditor was asked...August 23, 2018

If a defective product was coming off the line, how would you respond to the associates that had prepared it?

5 Answers

I will get along with the manager or supervisor on duty and show them what I detected , so they can correct it. Less

I will get along with the manager or supervisor on duty and show them what I detected , so they can correct it. Less

I would cordially as the associates to put quality first because DHL model is "we get things right the first time." Less

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