Obviously I can only talk about my own experience , but I had a first round interview for PwC Assurance in Manchester.
In terms of knowledge about audit he asked me the questions you would probably expect, for example what is the purpose of an auditor and also what does an auditor do on a day to day basis?
However I mentioned something in one of my answers about Tesco, ( I can’t remember how I got onto that to be honest, as it wasn’t the one I’d talked about in my application form.) But then he said can you tell me the biggest audit risk associated with Tesco? At this point my mind was whirring , so to speak, and I mumbled something about ‘stock’ very unconvincingly.
Im not sure if this is a normal question however and I think in general from what I have heard that they expect you to have done research about the role to answer some simple questions, after all you are applying to train to become an auditor, you have not spent 10 years doing the job.
Hope this is of some use. All the best.