Grant Thornton Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated 12 Mar, 2015
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Audit Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
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Accepted Offer
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Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in September 2014.

Interview

Group interview, followed by HR interview, followed by Partner Interview. Very standard within the accounting industry. Although Hong Kong is particularly competitive even outside of Big 4 firms. The group interview question was particularly tough because it was asking about the current political situation in Hong Kong. Everyone was asked to give their opinion and join in a group conversation. It would be difficult to participate if you do not keep up with current events or your general knowledge is not broad enough.

Interview Questions

  • Please comment on the current Political situation of Hong Kong and give us your thoughts and opinions.   Answer Question

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    Telephone interview,
    first interview with manager
    then case study
    then partner interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through the online recruiting portal after speaking with employees at a University Career Fair. Was called after 3 weeks and offered a phone interview, which took place the next day. At the end of the phone interview I was offered a final interview the next week. The final round interview was set up just for me (no other interviewees) round robin style with a Director, a Senior Manager, and a Partner. After promptly sending "Thank You"emails that day, I received my offer less than 24 hours after leaving the office.

    My experience with this firm's recruiting is only positive. Everybody acts like a professional, but more creative and flexible and far less political than when I interviewed with the Big 4.

    Interview Questions

    • Question series posed by Firm Partner: (A)Why did you choose Accounting? (B)Why public Accounting vs private accounting? (C)What do you expect from Grant Thornton as an employer?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I had calculated a minimum negotiation number I needed for reasonable living expenses, but the firm beat my number by $2,000 annually with great benefits including free Becker and CPA pass bonuses. For an A1 my salary is very competitive so I just signed on the dotted line with no negotiation.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (Philadelphia, PA (US)).

    Interview

    I applied through my university's career services site. There was a 30 minute interview with a partner on campus. Very laid back, asked mostly about my Resume and why Grant Thornton. I heard back within a week and had 2nd round interviews in the office. There were 3 interviews, with a staff employee, manager and partner. Everyone was really nice. I heard back the next day. Just be yourself and ASK GOOD QUESTIONS!

    Interview Questions

    • 1. If you were the lead on a GT task force to increase business, how would you go about this and how would you deal with the increasing competition?

      2. Name a time when you worked in a team and you have some difficulties and how did you overcome it.
       
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    Negotiation

    Very competitive salary and nice benefits.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    The interview process has gone very smoothly. I am interviewing for an entry-level position and had the first round of interviews at my school. I have been invited back for an office visit and will be taking it next week. They have had numerous social events before the interviews that I have attended and it has been an enjoyable process.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (New York, NY (US)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First round interview on campus, followed by office visit in New York

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing Unexpected. Mostly about resume and fit questions. Nothing Technical.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (San Francisco, CA (US)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First was a job fair, called Meet the Firms at university campus. Then a first round interview with one senior manager, and the second round interview were with three employees of the firm

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were too difficult or technical, mainly were behavioral questions   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Grant Thornton (Los Angeles, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I applied through my on campus career office and was sent an email saying I was granted a first round interview. Interview was pretty basic, mostly behavioral questions. I received a second round interview which is actually tomorrow so fingers crossed.

    Interview Questions

    • This is all about you so you will be doing most of the talking. Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Grant Thornton (Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Hiring takes place every six months, ICAP CA Inter passed students are called for their 3.5 years mandatory article ship. Initial screening is done via test followed by an interview by the senior manager. Final selection is done after reviewing performance in test and interview.

    Try to be confident in the interview and make sure you have revised Accounting, Tax, Company law and auditing before coming for the test.

    Interview Questions

    • You can be asked questions on election of directors or accounting of income and deferred taxes.   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Grant Thornton (Irvine, CA (US)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    There were two rounds of interviews, first an on campus interview with a manager/senior manager. The interview was your standard interview with no real curve balls. Typical questions such as tell me about yourself, why public accounting, why audit, why Grant Thornton. There were one or two behavioral questions. Second round of interview consisted of going to the GT office and there were three back to back interviews and then we went to lunch as a whole group with some of the A1's and A2's that already worked there. The interviews were about 20-30 minutes each and consisted of the same kind of questions as the first round just less behavioral questions I think I only had one or two between all of the interviews. My interviewers were a director, a manager, and a senior manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you worked on a team and your opinion differed from others on the team and how you handled the situation?   Answer Question

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