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What are the most common technical questions during interviews?

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There are none. B4 interviews never include anything technical--they want to talk about anything except for what you'll actually be doing on the job.

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My interviewers asked me to describe a technical issue I dealt with, walk them through how I researched it, how i reached my conclusion, and what alternatives I considered. They shouldn’t expect you to know every answer but they want to see you know how to go about researching and figuring it out

How to calculate diluted EPS. how to determine incremental borrowing rate for lease liability calc.what is the impact of SPAC warrants when classified as liability vs equity. Etc

Unless you're going for a very specific role, it's going to be "tell me about a time you did a technical analysis in excel" type questions. My first role out of PA was to internal audit in industry, and I had a few interviews that asked general questions about assessing risk and developing an audit plan. Some companies are very interested in new digital tools (alteryx, tableau, qlik), so they may ask if you have any experience with any of those. I mentioned that although I didn't create the dashboards, I had experience analyzing and interpreting the results of the PwC JE dashboards which are built off of qlik.

I interviewed with LADWP. Hardest interview, 3 technical questions from financial accounting to cost accounting.

I interviewed for a senior federal tax position and they wanted to know how I do a tax provision, my return prep process from receiving TBs to return delivery, comfortability with different M-1s, tax research process and tools used and excel of course.

Really depends on the position. In tech you will get a lot of rev rec, stock comp, and cap software questions. Retail you will get lease and ppe impairment questions. Banking you will get questions on derivatives. If the company is acquisitive you will get a lot of bus comb questions. If the company is preparing for an ipo you will get questions on incremental public company disclosures, calcing the denominator for eps, pro forma financials statements, among others. Just be sure to know what’s important to that specific company and industry to gauge what you should be prepared to talk about—you should be able to get valuable insights from reading the job descriptions.

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