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    Hi I have a first round interview for PWC (Risk Assurance) and was wondering if anybody has applied to this position and could give me some tips for success. I have read all the competencies on the website and done my research, spoke to people who have had multiple offers from big four but in the area of Tax, however it would be nice to gain a perspective from someone who has applied for this particular route. Anybody? Cheers
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    Competency based interviews:

    Situation
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    Use this framework to structure your responses, that way you can be sure that you give full answers, and you’re more likely to pre-empt some of the interviewers follow up questions.

    Make sure you talk about yourself a lot They don't want to hear what other people did.

    As for commercial awareness, if you're genuinely interested in a career in finance/business this part is actually a breeze. Accountancy Age is good, nice way of finding audit related stories. Try and find something current that isn't SarBox (everyone talks about that!), there's loads of (I wouldn't necessarily say interesting) articles out there.

    And don't let the interviewer lead you into giving a certain response e.g. 'So would you say you did A because of B' etc, come up with your own replies and don't be afraid to disagree with them.
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    Thanks for the advise, also I have worked in a risk management directorate of a hospital and company's that have specialized in dairy auditing and recovery auditing. Although my main tasks were data inputting, any idea's on how I use my work experiences to my advantage?! :p:
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    Well I would say that it gave you an insight into audit. I worked in a sub-contract accounts department last summer, my job title was Data Entry Clerk, but I ended up doing far more (didn't get paid any better though!). I gained knowledge of the CIS tax scheme, and more generally how large companies utilised AIS for different accounting functions. You don't have to lie, just mention the different things you came into contact with.
 
 
 
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