Currently a risk assurance senior at KPMG, with an upcoming interview for a job as an senior IT internal auditor in industry. For anyone who’s interviewed for IT auditor positions outside of the Big 4, can anyone give me ideas of what some questions might be like (outside of the typical behavioral questions)? I know this will certainly vary, but I wanted to get an idea how to prepare.

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If the job description mentioned specific technologies they are interested in you knowing, make sure to understand that technology (such as cloud, which I know is a big time area of interest these days). You’ll also want to have a good idea and be able to explain the control areas you have experience with, as well as your experiences as a senior leading teams and projects. Otherwise, make sure to ask about what they are focusing on or big projects they have. You will likely be doing SOX work for a portion of the year, and more of a consultant role the rest of the year, so try to gauge their usual workload in that regard. Good luck!

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This is such an amazing reply - thank you SO much! I haven’t interviewed since I landed my job at KPMG back in 2016, so I definitely have those pre-interview nerves. This is incredibly helpful!

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As someone who’s worked in industry at 2 different companies, your experience will vary. If you have big 4 experience, they already know you can do the job but are interested in your personality. However, it also depends on the position, what kind of work will you be doing? Will it be primarily SOX, IT internal audits, or a mix of both? One of the managers who I worked with was way more technical than the average candidate coming out of public and was looking for someone who had strong technical skills and technology understanding.

I’d also research on whether the company (if public) is relatively new vs a more mature shop. When I was doing research for my interview for IA IT senior role, I realized company is just went IPO and needed sox readiness help internally- so they needed to a team with experience with setting up from near scratch - so I leveraged my knowledge of the company’s current need and how my role fits into the process Other than that they might ask are you familiar with xxx systems they use, if you have other IA type experience, whether you plan to get certified if you haven’t already (like CISA or CPA etc)

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