Just had my telephone interview for audit this afternoon.
Nothing has changed from the posts above, I had the same questions, quick run down below:
Lady was nice, had a very slight tinge of an Asian accent but nothing that made her difficult to understand, however the line was pretty crackly (I only managed to make out the questions because I knew what she’d be asking from looking at wikijob) so bear that in mind if taking the interview on a mobile.
Introduced herself, asked if she could call me by my preferred name and then asked if it was a convenient time for the interview. Said the interview was to check my communication skills and career motivation. Questions:
- Tell me about a time when you had to deliver a difficult message?
I spoke about taking part in a football tournament and having to drop a player.
a) She asked about how I had prepared to deliver the message
i) Big 4
ii) Graduate training program
iii) Client portfolio,
iv) Secondment opportunities
Understanding of professional services?
My answer was about how they provide a set of services to clients which are firms, corporations and governments on developing and improving their business and operations and went VERY slightly in to a bit about what each line does in audit, advisory, tax and corporate finance.
What do you expect to do in the first year?
Assessing business processes
Applying my classroom learning bit by bit
That was it. She said it’d take 15 minutes, it took 8. She thanked me for all my answers and said I would find out in 3 working days if I’m through to online assessments.
So, nothing too taxing at all. Good luck!