RSM Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a RSM job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What’s the best organizational risk assessment advice you’ve given your clients?

Your interviewer is looking to hear what you feel is the most valued advice you provide your clients regarding the mitigation of risk. How you answer will indicate how aligned your values are with theirs. As they state on their website, "No business is immune to risk challenges. First, you must know where your cybersecurity and other vulnerability risks exist. Then, address them." Explain why your advice is important to you and why your clients value that advice. Try to align it as well as you can with RSM's philosophy.

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30 RSM Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1. What’s the best organizational risk assessment advice you’ve given your clients?

  • Adaptability

    2. How do you feel about traveling for work or transferring to another location?

  • Behavioral

    3. What do you anticipate to be your biggest initial challenge if hired for this position?

  • Behavioral

    4. How do you effectively break ground and build strong, long-lasting relationships with your clients?

  • Capability

    5. What steps would take to evaluate the financial situation of an RSM client?

  • Career Goals

    6. Why do you want to work for RSM International?

  • Communication

    7. How would you approach sharing difficult information with an RSM client?

  • Compatibility

    8. If you uncovered fraudulent activity with a RSM International client, what steps would you take following your discovery?

  • Compatibility

    9. RSM International values philanthropy and community giving. How do you give back to others?

  • Competency

    10. What steps would you take following an internal audit process?

  • Competency

    11. Give an example of short- and long-term growth strategies you set for a client.

  • Creative Thinking

    12. Share a unique situation where you innovated an outside-of-the-box method of helping an organization save on taxes.

  • Creative Thinking

    13. Give us an example of a time you thought outside the box to develop a strategic plan.

  • Critical Thinking

    14. Give an example of a time you used data to analyze risk for an organization. What tools did you use?

  • Customer Service

    15. How would your customer skills and philosophy benefit RSM International and our clients?

  • Customer Service

    16. Customer service is our top priority at RSM International. What is your customer service philosophy?

  • Customer Service

    17. How would RSM International's clients benefit from your knowledge and experience?

  • Diligence

    18. As a RSM International consultant, how would you verify the accuracy of the tax filings of a business's accounting department?

  • Direct

    19. Do you have a preparer tax identification number (PTIN)?

  • Diversity

    20. When directing a team, how do you deal with those who challenge your direction with a perspective different from yours?

  • Education

    21. How do you stay current on changing trends and regulations in the financial planning field?

  • Experience

    22. How has your education and experience prepared you for RSM International?

  • Experience

    23. Describe your experience working with high-level executives and leaders from the companies of your clients.

  • Experience

    24. What roles are you comfortable assuming as part of a larger team?

  • Experience

    25. What steps would you take to create a new audit process for RSM International's clients?

  • Experience

    26. What skills will you bring to RSM International's clients when administering their trusts and estates?

  • Leadership

    27. RSM International’s clients look to us for sound leadership, strategic planning, and growth planning. What is your leadership style and approach?

  • Performance Based

    28. What wealth management strategies do you prefer to use when working with your clients?

  • Problem Solving

    29. What common deductions would you recommend for small businesses?

  • Technical

    30. Tell me about a time you successfully implemented an organization design change.