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

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Senior Auditor Interview

  1. 1.

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

      How to Answer

      This is an opportunity to highlight your integrity and honesty. The high-level answer should be obvious - that the concern must be addressed immediately.

      Brian's Answer

      "If I was working on an audit and discovered a practice that I found questionable, I would immediately voice my concern to the Audit Manager. It's possible that I was misinterpreting the situation. If not, my manager would provide good counsel on next steps to resolve the situation. The most important thing is to be honest and ethical - two character traits that I am proud to say I possess."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would investigate more into details, gather some evidence based on my research and investigation and discuss the issue with my supervisors and managers to gain some more insight into the suspicion. I would seek their opinion as they would be in more senior positions than me and that would also bring a learning opportunity for me."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great. Your process sounds very responsible and even-handed. Do you have an example of following a suspicion to a conclusion that you can share?

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