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Grant Thornton Audit Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 06, 2014
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Audit Associate
Tampa, FL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton in May 2011.

Interview Details First round was on campus - pleasant and easy. Then a dinner with the partner and staff and other applicants before the second round of interviews in the office. Received an offer pretty quickly from the partner, but he did not take kindly to the fact that I was awaiting other offers. I eventually declined for a better opportunity and was treated extremely rudely by the partner when calling to decline. Glad I didn't join.

Interview Question – No difficult questions - just normal HR soft skill questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better opportunities (big 4) and rude, smug partner.


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Audit Associate
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

Interview Details First communications began at a Meet the Mid-Size Firms event, after applying online through schools career services I found out I was chosen as an interview candidate. A pre-interview event was held before first rounds and they hosted a pre-interview event at a restaurant in the city 2nd round.

Interview Question – Name a time in your life you had to deal with a difficult person in a group project and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Audit Associate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton in October 2012.

Interview Details Applied through university recruitment. Initial round of interview was behavior questions. In second round of interview there were more technical types of questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation when there was ambiguities in you work and how you resolved them.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

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Audit Associate
Rāwalpindi (Pakistan)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton in June 2012.

Interview Details They had the most well designed system of hiring and the way they conducted the test.
Interview was very natural and they focus on the employees abilities as well as attributes. The environment within the organization was very ethical.


Accepted Offer

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

Interview Details I began the hiring process by submitting my resume through the school's online career managment website. Most large and regional accounting firms attend Accouting Career Fairs during the fall, usually August/September. I approached Grant Thornton during the Career Fair and spoke with one of the recruiters. I had already submitted my resume on-line but I gave the recruiter a copy as well. I asked a few questions about the firm and what the culture was like. I also added a little background information about myself and why I was interested in the firm. Time spent talking to the recruiter at the career fair lasted approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

A few weeks later I received an email from my school saying I had been granted an on-campus interview. This interview lasted approx. 30 to 45 minutes. Most of the questions the interviewer asked were behavioral in nature, such as:
"Tell me about an experience you had working in a difficult team environment and how you handled the situation". We spent a few minutes introducing ourselves and getting to know a little more about our background.

2 weeks after the on-campus interview, I received an email from GT saying I had been granted an office visit. This interview lasted approx. 3-4 hours. I was interviewed by two people, had a tour of the office, and went to lunch with several people from the firm. Again, most of the quesitons were behavioral and the interviewers wanted to know why I wanted to work for GT. After the office visit was over, one of the Partners that I had interviewed with that day pulled me aside and told me the firm was impressed with me and I would be receiving an offer letter in the mail within a few day.

Interview Question – What do you feel is your greatest strenght and how does this skill translate to a professional services environment.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. I received an offer letter in the mail shortly after my office visit. I believe the offer was valid for 10 days and then would expire.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Houston, TX (US)

I applied through another source and the process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton in September 2008.

Interview Details I was greeted by one of the HR assistants and was given an interview schedule for the morning, as I was meeting with one of the partners, a manager, and a senior associate. The interviews were pretty standard, and I was asked about my previous work experience, the types of clients that I'd worked with, industries that I was interested in, and how I preferred to be managed. The interviewers were friendly, and I felt comfortable talking with them.

Interview Question – What do you bring to the table that is better than anyone else?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Seattle, WA (US)

The process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton in October 2011.

Interview Details Met with three people from the organization; seemed like a nice place to work! Most of the questions were about personality

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No offer.


No Offer

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton in October 2011.

Interview Details The first interview was campus recruiting. The second interviews were 3 back-to-back interviews with managers. There was a pre-interview dinner at a hotel a day before the second round.

Interview Question – What three words your friends would use to describe you?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

The process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton in November 2011.

Interview Details The compnay is laid back.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate

The process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton in October 2011.

Interview Details Typical first round interview. Talked about my resume, and asked two behavioral questions. Did not get a 2nd round, but email encouraged me to apply again. Interviewer was very nice and he seemed interested. However, I could not go to the pre-interview reception because I had class, which could have affected the decision.

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