Staff Auditor Mock Interview

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

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List of 25 Staff Auditor Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    Why do companies require audits?

  3. 3.

    Why do you want to work at ABC Public Accountants?

  4. 4.

    How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  5. 5.

    What is the purpose of audit documentation?

  6. 6.

    Are you open to travel with this position?

  7. 7.

    Why do you want to be an auditor?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    How would you deliver excellent customer service to clients?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    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?

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How would you handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    What is the difference between fraud and error?

  20. 20.

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

  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 on an audit engagement?

  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.

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