Internal Auditor Interview Questions

Your ideal Internal Auditor candidate is experienced, qualified (think: accounting or finance degree/CIA/CRMA certification) and knows their stuff when it comes to risk management, compliance, corporate governance, control principles and audit planning.

Start Interviewing Now

Internal Auditor interview questions

They are organized critical-thinkers with awesome communication and negotiation skills. Plus, they’ll have important qualities such as ethics, thoroughness and attention to detail. 

Top tip: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • What process would you follow if you identified a case of fraud? 
  • If you suspected a company was exposed to a major risk, what risk management procedures would you use?
  • Have you ever dealt with conflict with upper-level management or an employee? What happened and how did you resolve it?
  • Describe a time you successfully made a system change.
  • Have you ever struggled to persuade your team to take on your suggestions? What happened?
  • Describe a serious operational issue you’ve come across. What happened?
  • How would you deal with uncooperative colleagues? 
  • What would you do if someone asked you to do something unethical like covering up a fraud?

Role-specific interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • How has your experience prepared you for this role?
  • How do you develop an audit plan?
  • What do you do after you finish with an audit?
  • What are the most important elements of internal control systems? How would you review them?
  • Have you ever used audit software or CAATs (computer assisted audit techniques)?
  • What do you know about information technology controls?
  • Where and how do you gather and analyze important raw data? 
  • Are you familiar with IFRS?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with regulation and law changes?
  • How can internal auditing add value to a company?

Start optimizing your recruiting process today.

Join the thousands of companies already hiring with Breezy HR.

Start Interviewing Now