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Ernst & Young EXTERNAL AUDITOR interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for EXTERNAL AUDITOR role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Test HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
At the very start of the placement procedure, they asked us to fill out a form which had some personal question about the candidate. This form was to be submitted along with the resume.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Round 3

Test

Interview Experience
After the GD there was a written test for the shortlisted candidates. The written test had questions which were from verbal reasoning, quantitative aptitude and core topics like accounts and economics. They also asked 10 questions on MS Excel and an email was asked to be written by all the candidates (this was like a typing exercise).
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you consider yourself suitable for the company and why the company should choose you over others?
  • Question 2: Why aren't you going for an MBA or any other master’s degree?
Interview Experience
After this there were two rounds of interviews. The questions were HR based as well related to core field of accounts, economics etc. Some of the HR questions asked were:
Questions about myself, my strengths and weaknesses, my views on working on weekends, relocation, frequent travelling and working in rural areas.
They also asked me about my family and also discussed my college life/experience for around 10 minutes.
Post that there were some resume based questions. After this they asked many questions from my core field. These were related to accounting standards like AS-9, cash flow, BRS (bank reconciliation statement), depreciation, ledger books, journal entries for specific cases etc. I was also asked about the requirements while auditing a table and types of auditing reports.
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Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

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Bharath ChandranFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Standard Resume- Had good PORs, Startup,VC internships. This two were the highlights. Adding to it couple of business competitions and social projects(one co-founder, lead another and volunteered for one more)
Interview Tips
Get it reviewed as many times as possible. Preferably also bring more points to something you have done exceptionally. Would be better if you can stress on what you have done which others might not have as it will help you stand out in the crowd
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Growth in technology kill creativity
Interview Experience
In my case I was able to bring a different perspective to the interview by summarising what others had told
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Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Behavioural Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I think they mostly look for a well rounded profile with a decent PORs and Internships. Be sure to quantify whatever you have done and show the impact you have made.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Has technology impacted our creative thinking.
Interview Experience
They look for people who can speak out well and express their opinion in a clear concise manner. Try to start the GD by introducing yourself and structuring the GD. Express valid points. Appreciate others if they have made a valid point. Overall make sure you stand out.
Round 3

Behavioural Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me a time when you had to use creative thinking to solve a problem?
Interview Experience
It was situation based interview. Took around 20 minutes. Try to connect whatever you have done with the questions. For example, if they ask you 'Tell me a time when you had to face a challenge and how did you overcome the challenge?'. SO connect it with your past experiences during an internship and then convince them how you overcame it.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What are your weaknesses
Interview Experience
It was more like an general HR interview with the partner at E and Y. Don't be nervous. Talk clearly and try to connect with him.
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Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
30 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Should cricket be made the national sport of india?
Interview Experience
I started the discussion by sharing  my views on how  hockey is not given the due importance in India inspite of it being the national sport.After this i  listened to everyone patiently, with an open mind. At the end of discussion i was asked to conclude the GD, i started by giving a very brief summary of the discussion and highlighted  the conclusion of the topic.
Interview Tips
Speaking first is a good opportunity go for it if you are confident about the topic.If you do not know much about the topic , don't panic listen to what everyone has to say then use their points to speak. :)

Speaking too much with bad content will almost never get you selected.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about your self? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? why EY?
Interview Experience
Too much 2 write in 1 go.
Interview Tips
Be confident , tell your life story , share you dreams/goals , try to match your competencies with the job profile.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: General HR questions
Interview Experience
HR round is mostly a formality , but you can be rejected if you seem to be arrogant or over confident.
Interview Tips
Just tell them as much as they ask. Communicate very clearly, remember most HRs are given a check lists of similar questions and this round is meant to test your behavior so be on your best
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
just be who you are , don't pretend . Best of luck
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Ernst & Young Financial analyst interview

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ExperiencedSelected
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview Case Study Interview Stress Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Swach bharat
Interview Experience
It was really nice. Learnt from others and also analysed the thinking of others on how they wish to do betterment for our nation.
Interview Tips
In gd. Always be confident and speak. Don't try to prove your point in an aggressive manner but also try to stick to your point. Most importantly , listening skills must be build before you attend a gd.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About finance and banking
Interview Experience
They went through my resume and asked me on my financial skills.
Interview Tips
Brush up your knowledge first before attending the technical round
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Round 4

Stress Interview

Interview Experience
Stress interview was taken by hr head where he kept asking back to back questions. Few were related to finance and others were general. Gave me situations where in I have to decide the course of action to be taken.
Interview Tips
Finish your point and be polite. Stress interview is to not only see your knowledge but also how you react or behave during the stress situation.
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Ernst & Young Senior associate interview

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Sumit KumarExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior associate role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What do you think is supply chain consulting all about? Should HUL enter the Rural Markets? Do these rural consumers have even the purchasing power? What format HUL should adopt Different Track in same interview. • If ONGC wants to go for an acquisition, what should be its strategy? Which markets/countries, why and how to enter?
Interview Experience
This was an unstructured multiple case/scenario based interview and needed on spot thinking and some knowledge about the retail scenario in Indian Urban/Rural spaces. Interviewer was looking always doubtful about my ideas and was challenging the thoughts in between with some facts from his experience. What helped that I maintained my calm and followed a firm and informed stand on issues and gave relevant examples (like HUL’s Re 1 Shampoo sachet success in low income group people).
I presented my thoughts clearly and convincingly with examples of rural people buying luxury items as well and gave a few statistics about the size of urban vs rural markets in India. I further went on with examples of ITC retail, which was going successfully in integrating its rural retail business with agri-procurement channel (e-chaupal). Gave a few creative ideas about 2-3 possible new formats.
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Ernst & Young AUDIT ANALYST interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for AUDIT ANALYST role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Group Discussion Test HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
ANDROID Vs iOS
Interview Experience
The topic for the Group Discussion was “Android v/s iOS”.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
The written test had questions from quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning and verbal ability. The difficulty level was medium and sufficient practice will help you clear it.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is the meaning of amalgamation?
  • Question 2: Explain the concept of reconstruction.
  • Question 3: How can you be an asset to our company?
  • Question 4: Why didn't you opt for post-graduation?
  • Question 5: Does your family support you in your decision?
  • Question 6: What is your father's occupation?
Interview Experience
There were two interview rounds. They asked HR questions and some core field related questions. HR questions like what are your goals, what do you value in your life, where do you see yourself in next five years and questions about my views on relocation and working on weekends were asked. Some other questions that were related to :
Accountancy standard (all AS standards)
Share market
Bank Reconciliation Statement (BRS – very important topic)
Depreciation
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Ernst & Young Analyst interview

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Rohit GuptaExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through campus drive for Analyst role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
not fixed Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
is facebook good for individual development
Interview Experience
They are looking for confident candidates. One who can speak out (ofcource logical stuffs).
Interview Tips
dnt act oversmart.. dnt use fake accent.. be smart n confident
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: can't remember d question
Interview Experience
speak freely.. be ready to travell.. if u r joining ITRA team.. make sure u hv good knowledge of all d developmnt model.. waterfall model etc.. good knowledge of telecom.. n if u r joining now in kolkata team.. u must hv good knowledge of cyber secutiry..
Motivation for applying
package
Funny Moments
i didnt want to join ey but now i dnt want to leave ey
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Ernst & Young Senior consultant interview

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Madhur MalikExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior consultant role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A retailer needs to set up warehouses. Should he hire a logistics provider or should he do it himself. How would you analyse the same? If he cannot find a good enough logistics provider, what should he do?
Interview Experience
I said I would analyse the costs, but as per my personal experience, until and unless the retailer intends to get into the logistics business, he should hire an external logistics provider, since it makes sense to concentrate in the core, and outsource the non-core activities.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How would you measure the number of windows in Delhi
Interview Experience
I said I would take the population of Delhi and find out the working population and the non-working population. For the non-working, I would estimate the number of households taking an average of 4 people per household. And then an estimate on the number of windows per house. Taking the number of working people, I would further divide them into people working in different sizes of workplaces, and then estimate the no of establishments and the no of windows in each establishment.
Interview Tips
Be confident.
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Ernst & Young Audit associate interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Audit associate role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
Interview Experience
easy multiple choice questions
Interview Tips
brush up verbal reasoning, quantitative ability and logical reasoning.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
is Indian education system at par with that of the United States.
Interview Experience
a smooth group discussion without much interruptions.
Interview Tips
stay calm and wait for your turn. it is always better to let the others put forward there points and then counter it. never interrupt anyone because such an act would lead to a debate and not a team discussion.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: basic accounting terms.
Interview Experience
it is a good experience when you know the answers to most of the questions.
Interview Tips
having a calm and confident mind always helps. do take your time to answer a question because taking time and answering correctly is always better than giving the wrong answer.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Tips
it is good to have direct answers for the questions relating to one's time commitments and future plans.
Motivation for applying
part of the big 4 accounting firms
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