EY Tax Intern Interview Questions

Updated 3 Jun 2014
Updated 3 Jun 2014
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Tax Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I applied through campus recruiting, went through first round and second round. Two weeks after the first round I received a phone call invited me to the second round. In the second round I interviewed back to back with a partner, a manager and a senior manager, each took around 45 min

Interview Questions
  • What did you expect me to ask you when you walked in the room?   Answer Question
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through campus recruiting. The first round interview took place on campus. First round interview questions were pretty easy. They just want to know who you are. Questions like "why tax? why accounting?". Then there were 3 recruiting events on campus.

    Then the firm invites you for office visit, all expenses paid for. The second round interview was with partner and manager. They ask you almost the same questions like the first round interview. Make sure to ask a lot of questions and show that you're very interested.

    Interview Questions
    • Which tax practice do you want to specialize in and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Through campus recruiting

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for any Big 4, not just EY, is truly rigorous. There are many requirements and suggested steps to be met alon the way. For example, recruitment for Big 4 internships begins the spring of your junior year. Here, you will apply for summer leadership programs. These programs are designed to introduce candidates to the firms professionals and various service lines. It's a great way to get your foot in the door but highly competitive so be prepared to interview and bring it.

    After summer leadership conferences, there is summer recruiting events that are typically informal and sometimes invite only. They can range from being very small scale with a few professionals and yourself to a larger BBQ social type event. The more successful candidates are proactive and set up coffee/lunch meetings with professionals of the various firms.

    After the summer, fall of your senior year is when internship recruiting begins. You apply through your Universities career services (usually online) and if selected, you are scheduled for an on-campus interview. The firms all interview generally within the same week so schedule your interviews so they aren't back to back (looks bad on your part). On top of this week long series of interviews (one per firm) you will have nightly social events (not mandatory, but don't shoot yourself in the foot). It is very busy. Not to mention it's generally during your first round of midterms!

    Next, if you survive first round interviews, firms will reach out and extend a second round interview to you. This is where, regardless of where you are going to school, the firm will fly you out and put you in a hotel, all expenses paid, for whichever office you are recruiting with. You will have three, 30 minute interviews back-to-back-to-back (drink water!) usually with senior managers and partners. Then later that night typically there is a social event. Repeat this process for as many Big 4 or large regional firms as you are interviewing with.

    You will receive your offers after this point. Some firms even offer you early, prior to second round interviews to try and get you early before you are persuaded by the other firms. It's competitive and firms want the best candidates. Bring your A game!

    And, if you don't get an internship, you can go through full time recruiting the next fall, where you will start as a Staff 1. Same process as above with first and second round interviews. There can be exceptions though (i.e. if you are no longer on a college campus and an experienced hire). Generally speaking, firms will hire first out of their internship programs to fill spots before hiring directly for full time. Internships are great "trial runs" where the firm can evaluate a candidate's fit with the firm and ability prior to offering a full time position.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question: What are your weaknesses? What do you struggle with most?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy, everything is basically set to standard and you don't have much leverage as an intern.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted for an interview scheduled for the next week, went for the interview and was offered the internship position within the week of the interview
    The interviewers were very friendly and it felt somewhat like a chit chat session. Questions were very standard and the whole interview only took around 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    It is very good experience. EY made the process relaxed and interesting. The prenight is good. You will sit with other interviwee applied the same position and with the interviewer and the greeting person.

    Interview Questions
    • All are ordinary questions. Ask about team work experience and several questions about resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed through campus recruiting. First round on campus and then invited to the Superday.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    first round is more go through your resume and know your background. It is conversation style and pretty much laid back. Start through small talk and chit-chat a little bit. Then the interviewer started to ask a bit more about my past internship experience. We also talked about the industry a little bit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at EY in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply through school recruiting center. 1st round interview with a senior manager. Nice conversation, basically get to know the applicant. A week letter , get invited to the office interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    The first round is campus interview, 45 min, one on one. Second round is on-site interview with, talking with 3 senior managers.

    Interview Questions
    • There are business dinners with staff in EY before and after the second round interview. There is a host with you during the interview process starting with the dinner. He/She might have been working in EY for at least one year. You can ask everything you want to.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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