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Financial Auditor Job Interview Questions

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Financial auditors ensures that organizations comply with established accounting standards and procedures. Auditors also help companies ensure accuracy in financial papers. Below are job questions for Financial Auditor positions.

Financial Auditor Job Interview Questions

As an auditor, how would your clients, colleagues, managers and direct reports describe you.

We have all had an experience where we did not get along with someone we had to work with. As an auditor for our company, you will be supervising other auditors or professionals in charge of accounting within client’s establishment. Tell me the most difficult client you have had to work with. What made that situation so tough? How did yo handle that situation?

Suppose you discovered a situation of potential fraud involving a member of upper management from your client. How would you handle this?

Give me an example when you identified a problem before anyone else when examining journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial records, etc. What did you do about this?

In this position, you will be required to lead your own auditing department. Tell me about a time when you had to manage a junior auditor who was having trouble meeting performance objectives. What did you do about this situation?

What educational and professional certifications related to accounting and auditing do you hold? i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, Institute of Internal Auditors, CA Associations, etc.

List 5 traits or skills required to be a successful auditor. Which one are you weakest in?

Suppose a colleague approached you with insider information. How would you handle this? What would you do?

This Auditing position requires you to local, regional, and national travel about 3% of the time. Are you able to meet this requirement?

What do you think your strengths are as an Auditor? How do you know this to be true?

Job Titles Related to Financial Auditors

certified general accountant (CGA)
certified management accountant (CMA)
chartered accountant (CA)
chief accountant
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industrial accountant
internal auditor