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Senior Auditor Interview Questions

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Brian Schuchart is a CPA and Senior Finance Business Partner. His professional experience includes senior management roles with NBC Sports, Virtual Health, and the Children's Hospital of Philadephia.

Senior Auditor was published on January 4th, 2021. Learn more here.

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How would you deliver excellent customer service to clients in your role as Senior Auditor?

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  1. 1.

    How would you deliver excellent customer service to clients in your role as Senior Auditor?

  2. 2.

    How would you handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

  3. 3.

    Have you sat for the CPA exam or are you planning to sit for the CPA exam?

  4. 4.

    Why do companies require audits?

  5. 5.

    What is the purpose of audit documentation?

  6. 6.

    Explain how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act changed the auditing profession.

  7. 7.

    As a Senior Auditor, what are some steps you can take to guide new staff when out on client engagements?

  8. 8.

    What would you do if during an audit you found an accounting practice that was suspicious?

  9. 9.

    In an audit, who is primarily responsible for the prevention and detection of fraud?

  10. 10.

    How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  11. 11.

    How do you keep up with the latest developments in auditing standards?

  12. 12.

    Why do you want to work at ABC Public Accountants?

  13. 13.

    How do you feel your experience as a Staff Auditor has prepared you for the Senior Auditor role?

  14. 14.

    Why do you want to be a Senior Auditor?

  15. 15.

    What qualities or skills do you believe a good auditor should possess?

  16. 16.

    What are the differences between an audit, a review and a compilation?

  17. 17.

    As external auditors, how can we rely on the work of internal auditors?

  18. 18.

    Are you open to travel with this position?

  19. 19.

    What is your experience with interacting with senior executives at various organizations?

  20. 20.

    What is the difference between fraud and error?

  21. 21.

    What is the auditor’s responsibility when planning an audit?

  22. 22.

    What are some of the ways that you can show professionalism when out on an audit assignment?

  23. 23.

    How do you manage your manager? In other words, what steps do you take to make sure you get what you need from your boss and make both your lives easier?

  24. 24.

    In your opinion, why is it important for organizations to have effective internal controls?

  25. 25.

    What are analytical procedures and what are some examples?