PwC Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
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Audit Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details

PwC's hiring is one of the best programmes, in relation to other companies.
1st Stage Online Test; they give you a second attempt if your first attempt didn't meet their requirements.
Assessment Day was smooth and although i thought i didn't do well in relation to other people i proceeded through. Here i would say you have to be greatly prepared for the skills test they give you; especially in terms of the numerical reasoning test as questions will be related to each other but do not come one after another in the test, so i would advise writing down key answers or formulas so you don't have to repeat steps again but be quick.
With the final interview it's more about testing your knowledge of the company and seeing generally whether you can communicate with people and understand things well.
I would say networking and communication is key so don't be shy. And be prepared in terms of commercial awareness and the company itself.
Other then that everyone is really friendly throughout the entire process.

Interview Questions
  • Most difficult question was in terms of commercial awareness. You have to know details as they will ask you follow up questions in regards to what your talking about.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Salary is set no negotiations
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Overall a good experience and very transparent. There were 3 major stages:
    1. Online CV and competency based questions, which were standard graduate recruitment ones.
    - One-on-one interview with a senior manager, competency based.
    - Management tests (numeracy and logical reasoning), case study and one-on-one interview with partner, a little bit more technical.
    - Final offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None-negotiable offer for a graduate position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    1) online numerical and logical reasoning tests (20 minutes each)
    2) online personality questionnaire (1 hour +)
    3) telephone interview (30 min to 40 min) containes around 20 competency questions with the interviewer providing direction whenever you diverge
    4) Assessment Centre: (a) numerical (20 questions) and logical (40 questions) reasoning tests (20 min each) (b) Written exercise (40 min to both read material and write a report) (c) Group exercise (15 min to read material, 30 min to discuss and come to a decision)
    5) Partner interview (40 min to 1 hour) CV based + competency based (final interview competencies on the pwc website.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Competency Based Interview - Nice intervieweer tried to make conversation.
    Sat Numerical & Verbal test - Extremely Time pressured (Fail This! Fail the stage! Fact!)
    Group Exercise (Pointless really - only as good as your group but make sure your not silent, try and take control of discussion, and most importantly show you are actively listening.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Received phone call from HR (some questions were asked and then asked to go for assessment)
    Go through a numerical reasoning test and an English written test.
    If you passed the assessment, you will be offered for an opportunity to interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contact directly HR people. Just email them and got reply a few weeks later.
    I was invited for first round interview by HR
    Second round is to take test (Reading Comprehension, Data Analysis, and Essay)
    Third round - interview with Audit Manager.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a referral from a manager from a different office. Wasn't able to go through campus recruiting due to college being outside US, so it involved following up with a lot of recruiters. Had a preliminary phone screening, which was essentially to make sure you weren't a total freak. Basic questions about yourself, interest in accounting, and mostly just walking through your resume. Had I think 2 other similar screenings as follow ups (it seemed like I was getting passed around recruiters for a bit repeating the same step in the interview process). Was informed of an in person interview at the office the following month. Met with a partner and a manager. Both interviews focused on my resume and interest in the position/accounting. Not many difficult questions (none really that I hadn't prepared for: why PwC, why audit etc.). It felt like they were trying to get more of a feel of your fit with the company rather than your qualifications and whether you would last or not. Both interviews ended up as more of a conversation about my travels etc.

    Got a call the next day from the partner I interviewed with and my main recruiter that I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating, took what was offered (same package offered by other big 4 firms I received offers from). It's probably possible to negotiate, but I didn't feel like I had any leverage to do so.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On the company visit day, I got my par interview first. I asked questions about the latest news about the company and he was impressed. The second interview is senior interview, basically the repeat of par interview and the question is relatively easy. The third one is HR manager interview, repeat again. I think the par interview is the hardest because he asked many question from macro perspective and you really need to give your own opinion. I didn't answer the first one or two question very well, but I asked very good question back which I think has pretty big positive effect on my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Like the GAAP or accounting regulation is always change, what's your opinion towards those change..   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 rounds. I passed through the first two rounds and made it to office day interviews. I prepared a lot for the interviews and actually thought I did badly on the first two. Anyways. During the office day interview, I was funneled in with a couple of other potential audit associates from other schools. First half: Recruiters were nice and lunch was amazing. Second half: A round of 4 interviewers: two staff auditors and 2 partners. All went well until the last partner.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    group interview, picture drawing , icebraking, discussion, presentation, individual interview, partner interview, in assessment centre, not difficult, but rather keen competition, depending on your competitior englisg oral level
    then go to partner interview, about 30 mins, talk a lot, mainly about your personality , motivation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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