Here are some notes from my experience of the tax manager and partner interview. I had my manager and partner interview on the same day. The manager interview consisted of a mix of competency based questions and questions on my commercial/business knowledge. The competency questions were:
Give me an example of when you have worked in a team.
Give me an example of a task where you have had to do some detailed research.
Give me an example of where you have solved a problem or dealt with a problematic situation.
General Questions - Why Grant Thornton and Why this line of service?
Finally, I was asked to give a brief explanation on the background to the credit crunch.
The partner interview was quite short. It was extremely informal and more like a conversation than an interview.
I hope this post is helpful. I would be happy to answer any questions from people going through the interview process. This site has been a great source of information for me during my job search and I would love to be able to give something back.