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Top 25 Auditor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 26
Have you ever discovered fraud in an audit?
List of Auditor Interview Questions
  1. Have you ever discovered fraud in an audit?
  2. What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
  3. Everyone has to bend or break rules sometimes, give me an example when you had to do just that.
  4. Why do you want a career as an auditor?
  5. Why should we hire you?
  6. Do you enjoy traveling?
  7. Do you work well with other auditing members?
  8. Tell me about a time when you seeked guidance, from another coworker who was the same level as you?
  9. If you found some glaring numbers that did not make sense, what would be your next step?
  10. How well do you work with people?
  11. Are you okay working longer hours during parts of the year? Or if a job had a deadline?
  12. If you could change anything about being an auditor, what would it be?
  13. Have you ever been burned out? How did you regain your focus?
  14. If I saw your work papers right now, from your past or current employment, what would I find? Neat and Organized? Detailed?
  15. Have you ever been offered a bribe? How did you react?
  16. What do you enjoy most about being an auditor?
  17. Have you ever had an employee, treat you poorly, when reviewing their documents? How did you handle the situation?
  18. Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
  19. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  20. How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
  21. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
  22. What makes you passionate about being an Auditor?
  23. How do you evaluate success?
  24. What are your greatest career accomplishments?
  25. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
  26. Have you ever been faced with enforcing company policy, you did not agree with? How did you handle it?
Author:
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
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Auditor Information
August 26th, 2017

Auditors are financial experts who specialize in performing internal financial and risk management audits for companies. They may work in the accounting department of a large organization or they may provide auditing services to smaller organizations as an employee with an independent chartered and certified firm. As part of their job, auditors review companies' financial accounts to ensure that they are legal and valid. Depending on their findings, they recommend measures that would help the company save money and minimize risks.
A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related subject will help you get started in this field as an internal auditor. External auditors are required to qualify as chartered accounts through a recognized accounting body. Experience is a must to be hired by established companies. Doing an internship will help you gain the work experience you need when starting out. Meticulous attention to detail, ability to work to deadlines, a strong aptitude for maths, an interest in financial analysis, and outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills are all essential attributes in this role.
At your interview, be prepared to emphasize your passion for financial analysis and problem-solving. To get the job, your answers must reflect your knowledge, expertise, and interest in performing all auditing-related tasks. The interviewer may give you a mock audit to perform to gauge your competency. Interviews for auditor roles are usually rigorous. You can prepare for your upcoming interview by going to Mock Questions and rehearsing your answers to the questions listed there.
Auditor User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 26
Have you ever discovered fraud in an audit?
Question 2 of 26
What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
A very understanding supervisor and friendly.
Question 3 of 26
Everyone has to bend or break rules sometimes, give me an example when you had to do just that.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
One should have patience.But yes once a losy my cool.
Question 4 of 26
Why do you want a career as an auditor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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To help me grow in my business career.
Question 5 of 26
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am a very realiable person who is ready to learn and have the qualifications that fits the job.
Question 6 of 26
Do you enjoy traveling?
Question 7 of 26
Do you work well with other auditing members?
Question 8 of 26
Tell me about a time when you seeked guidance, from another coworker who was the same level as you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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When I have a question or in doubt about a project I would as a coworker.
Question 9 of 26
If you found some glaring numbers that did not make sense, what would be your next step?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I will ask the person to give me an explanation on how he/she got the numbers.
Question 10 of 26
How well do you work with people?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am very friendly, listen to details and like to help when needed.
Question 11 of 26
Are you okay working longer hours during parts of the year? Or if a job had a deadline?
Question 12 of 26
If you could change anything about being an auditor, what would it be?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would like to be a certified internal auditor.
Question 13 of 26
Have you ever been burned out? How did you regain your focus?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I focus on the positive side of my work,
Question 14 of 26
If I saw your work papers right now, from your past or current employment, what would I find? Neat and Organized? Detailed?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes I am very neat and organized.
Question 15 of 26
Have you ever been offered a bribe? How did you react?
Question 16 of 26
What do you enjoy most about being an auditor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Traveling, preventing companies from fraud, and correcting mistakes.
Question 17 of 26
Have you ever had an employee, treat you poorly, when reviewing their documents? How did you handle the situation?
Question 18 of 26
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
Question 19 of 26
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I don't judge people, I listen to what everybody has to say and I like working together as a team.
Question 20 of 26
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I set goals and dead lines for my self.
Question 21 of 26
Have you ever been overloaded with work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes, I try to get it done as soon as possible.
Question 22 of 26
What makes you passionate about being an Auditor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I like to analyze data and work with people.
Question 23 of 26
How do you evaluate success?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Is doing your work correctly and in a timely manner.
Question 24 of 26
What are your greatest career accomplishments?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Having a bachelors degree in a business related field.
Question 25 of 26
Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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We were given a group project at school and one of the group member was not showing up for all meetings or do her part I did my part and her part so that our group does not fall back.
Question 26 of 26
Have you ever been faced with enforcing company policy, you did not agree with? How did you handle it?