Staff Auditor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Staff Auditor interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

Staff Auditor was written by on December 19th, 2020. Learn more here.

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Identify a time when you made a mistake and the actions you took to correct it.

"One time at internship last summer, I caught a formula error in a file that I had already sent to a client. Even though I was embarrassed, I knew that the mistake needed to be corrected. I immediately told the intern manager what had happened and asked for her advice. We called the client and explained what had happened, and they were fine with us sending the corrected file."

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25 Staff Auditor Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Identify a time when you made a mistake and the actions you took to correct it.

  • 2. Explain the steps involved in a bank confirmation process and what it helps evaluate.

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

  • 4. 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?

  • 5. What are some of the ways that you can show professionalism when on an audit engagement?

  • 6. What is the auditor's responsibility when planning an audit?

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

  • 8. How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  • 9. What is the difference between fraud and error?

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

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

  • 12. What is the purpose of audit documentation?

  • 13. How would you handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

  • 14. Why do you want to be an auditor?

  • 15. Do you have experience handling massive amounts of data? Give an example of how you used data to solve a problem?

  • 16. Are you open to travel with this position?

  • 17. During an audit, you discover one of the firm's largest clients uses a questionable methodology to value receivables. What would be your course of action?

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

  • 19. How would you deliver excellent customer service to clients?

  • 20. Why do you want to work at ABC Public Accountants?

  • 21. How do you feel your education has prepared you for the auditor role?

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

  • 23. Why do companies require audits?

  • 24. Where do you see yourself in five years?

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