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

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Senior Auditor Interview

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

      How to Answer

      A senior auditor will at times be expected to interact with senior leadership of the firm's clients. Highlight that you not only have experience presenting in front of leadership, but also that you are comfortable doing it. Be specific with what you presented.

      Brian's Answer

      "I have ample experience getting in front of leadership and presenting. In my previous role as staff auditor, I would meet with Controllers, CFOs and other client leadership while completing walk-through documentation. I always felt the need to prepare in advance for any questions that might arise, and would often circle back promptly on follow-ups that developed during those meetings. Even though these were low risk conversations, the interactions gave me confidence at an early stage in my career."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have got the opportunity to present my audit findings to a team of board members and the audit committee. This was my first opportunity as a staff auditor, it was a very scope-specific assignment that required a lot of fieldwork, documentation, understanding of laws and regulations, I was leading this team and the engagement Partner wanted me to lead the presentation. The questions that were asked by the board committee were all answered by me to their satisfaction and this turned out to be a very favorable billing close to a 90% increase from the regular billing. Apart from that I have also interacted with senior executives during fieldwork and preparing audit documentation, getting an understanding of clients' business and processes."

      Cindy's Answer

      Very impressive. How did you prepare for these interactions? Can you demonstrate your understanding of what senior executives need from their auditors?

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