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28 Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Written on October 1st, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 28
What would you do in a situation where you just didn't have all of the information you needed from a client? What would be the steps that you took in ensuring you had all of the information possible in creating a financial analysis for a client?
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How to Answer
Consulting with clients at BDO Global will likely put you in a situation where you need to put on your investigative detective hat and do some extra digging to be able to provide great results to a client. For this question, talk about your interpersonal skills with your ability to work with others when needed. As well, talk about your ability to research and understand different financial statements and software programs to get the information that you need to solve a problem.

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Question 2 of 28
How do you feel that your education and career to this point has prepared you to work in the international tax realm here at BDO Global?
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With the rise of corporations taking their businesses to a global level, firms like BDO Global are often brought in to be the experts on international tax. Prior to your interview, your interviewer can tell a lot about your education and career and whether you have direct experience in working with international tax laws. Not having experience doesn't exclude you from candidacy for this experience, but if that is the case, your interviewer will be hearing how you'll apply what you've already experienced in your career to international practice. Put some thought to this question ahead of your interviewer to be able to paint the picture of yourself being well-versed in how to get educated in the field if you don't have direct experience.

Question 3 of 28
At BDO Global, we often work with both small and large businesses on their tax preparation. What common deductions would you recommend for small businesses?
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As a trusted adviser at BDO Global, you will be relied upon by clients to help them find every way possible to minimize their tax burden. To prove your expertise to your interviewer, try to talk about one or two common tax deductions that are often overlooked by small businesses. Explain why the deduction is important to consider and what impact that can have on a future client you would be working with in this role.

Question 4 of 28
A key component to success here at BDO Global is building solid relationships with new clients. How do you effectively get to know new people and lay the groundwork for a long lasting relationship?
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The fast paced world of business consulting requires the ability to build relationship after relationship with all of the clients that you will potentially be working with. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gain insight into how you build relationships with new people from the first time you interact with them. In your answer, talk about how you gain and build trust with new people and explain how the little things in your initial interactions go a long way toward building long lasting working relationships.

Question 5 of 28
To ensure you are qualified to work for BDO Global, do you have a preparer tax identification number (PTIN)?
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As a professional tax preparer, you are likely aware that a PTIN is required for professionals that submit federal tax returns in the United States. Being that BDO Global and the person for this role are compensated for their tax preparation services in the United States, this is a simple screening question that your interviewer is asking to make sure that you are qualified to work with the clients of BDO Global. Ensure that your PTIN is up to date and if not, make sure to complete all steps for renewing prior to your interview.

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Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
Published: 10/01/2019

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