Hi I had my Chantrey Vellacott first round interview yesterday and thought id share the experience as there are no other posts related to this firm on wikijobs.
You do a 2 part test which lasts just over an hour. This comprises of an accounting (basic book keeping) test which you follow the instructions in the front of a booklet showing you how to do double entry transactions - would recommend practicing basic double entry book keeping before the day as this can be fairly confusing for students with a non-accounting background. If you have, it is simple enough.
The written part of the assessment is 3 x 10 minute questions on accounting topics, not really any preperation required but would recommend knowing what the ICAEW does and a couple of current financial issues - only the big ones.
The interview - fairly short and informal - lasting around half an hour. The interviewer asked basic questions about your work experience and what you enjoyed about your degree in your chosen field of study. They ask if you know about the ACA qualification and what it will involve, as well asking roughly where you think you will be in 5 years time - do you want to specialise etc. Further discussions were about your hobbies and interests outside university but again was more of a chat than a question and answer session! Would recommend you revise a few questions about the job and the company or what ever to ask the interviewer as this comprises a big part of the interview.
I felt really relaxed during the interview process as it really was not as formal and intense as those conducted by PWC, KPMG etc so I wouldn’t worry too much about it, hope this helps and Good Luck!