Baker Tilly - ACA Graduate Scheme Interview Questions & Answers
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Interview processThe application process began with an application form which asked general questions such as why accountancy, why our firm, there were a few more unusual questions as well such as 'if you had £100,000 to invest what would you invest in?'. If you were successful in this you were moved on to the online tests which were the normal kind of verbal and numerical reasoning. Some people I spoke to at the assessment centre said that they had a phone interview as well, I personally didn't so I couldn't say what to expect but just be prepared. If you were successful in the tests you were invited to the assessment day. The day began with more numerical and verbal reasoning tests (no harder than the practice ones available online). Then there was a group exercise which was a discussion of which option was most financially viable for a company (don't worry it just needed common sense looking at pros and cons and making a decision as a group). We then took a break for lunch after which about half the group was told they had been unsuccessful and were sent home. Then came the interviews, the first was with a couple of members of the management team but was generally just competency based questions. Then you were given a presentation to do individually on the problems and possible solutions a company was having (again common sense) followed by a short Q&A. After this came the final interview with a partner and a member of the management where they asked you more competency questions and why this company, why accountancy, your interests etc.
Most difficult questionWhat was the most difficult time you've ever had?
Interview tipsMake a good impression in the early stages of the assessment centre because people were sent home after lunch so just make sure to do some practice tests before you go and make yourself heard during the discussion. Make sure that you contribute, don't be shy but make sure to listen to others as well. I would also recommend just being yourself in the interview.
Experiences at the assessment centreNumerical & Verbal reasoning tests
Interview (competency based 40 mins approx.)
Final Interview (competency based 40 mins approx.)
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
-Online Application: Competency based questions about your experiences so far followed by a numerica
After getting thru the online stages (application form, numerical reasoning followed by critical thi
Application started with competency questions, very typical: describe a time when you have: team wor
My initial contact was via email after I had submitted my application which asked me a number of que
My interview was a one on one interview with a member of their graduate recruitment team, the interv
The telephone interview was the 2nd step in the recruitment process, after the application and onlin
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