Senior Auditor Interview

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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 handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

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Senior Auditor Interview

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    How would you handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

      How to Answer

      This is a question to gauge if you are disciplined enough to work from home. Be sure to touch on how you would stay focused and communicate with team members. Even after things return to normal, remote work may continue to be more common across many industries including auditing. Being able to effectively manage your projects with little supervision sets you up to be promoted to management roles in the future.

      Brian's Answer

      "I have experience working remotely. In my previous role as staff auditor, we were able to work from home on Fridays since it was summer. I enjoyed working from home, and was able to stay on task and communicate effectively with my team members. There were some ground rules I implemented, such as maintaining regular hours, keeping my morning routine as if I was going to the office, and scheduling breaks to take care of non-work related tasks. I also had a standing meeting with my manager and team members every morning to discuss priorities for the day. Working remotely would not impact my productivity or the timeliness with which I correspond with colleagues."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I respect the importance of being self-disciplined during office hours even in a remote environment. Following a set pattern of tasks, continuously monitoring work progress, and keeping my seniors and managers informed about my work timelines. Setting up quick video stand-up calls to discuss workload schedules and nearing priority jobs."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great strategies! How do you stay focused in a remote environment?

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