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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Calcutta

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in June 2010.

Interview Details Hiring process consisted of 3 phases - written test including preparation of financial statements and one case study, technical interview and hr interview

Interview Question – business case   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

Interview Details The interview process was very streamlined. It happened very quickly. There was an HR round followed by a written open book test and 2 technical round. Finally there was a partner's round. The whole process was completed in 4 days and the offer letter was issued to me on the 5th day.

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New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details They are looking to make sure you are a fit for their group. "can i stand to work with this person 18 hours day" is a question which i think is going through their head as they ask canned HR questions

Interview Question – Need to make sure you do as much research as possible about the group.   Answer Question

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Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a year or more - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details On-Campus Interview (1), then in office interviews (usually 2 or 3, with manager and partners)

Interview Question – Nothing really, easy behavorial questions. Mostly asking about you and why you want to join the firm   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Must have GPA > 3.2 for new graduate. Go to the campus recruitment, or refer by friends. Usually 2-3 rounds

Interview Question – How do you know it will be a good fit?   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details Interviewers were interested in individual experiences and personalities to determine whether or not potential candidates are a fit for the team.

Interview Question – There weren't many technical questions. Be prepared to interview with multiple people one on one.   Answer Question

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details resume screening,
interview with hiring manager,
interview with director and partner.

Interview Question – Why do you change the field of your study and career?   Answer Question

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details campus interview and onsite

Interview Question – Do you complete any task by using your relationship of other people?   Answer Question

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Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details It was very open ended. We just had a conversation. It was low-key.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. It was take it or leave it with 2 weeks to decide.

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Interview Details Started with a phone interview with HR and they were really helpful.

Interview Question – Why accounting? Why tax over audit?   Answer Question

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