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Feb 25, 2011
ihavetoomuchmoney:

get off of WSO...this site forum is for bankers...not top 4 tax professionals lol

no need to be a dick - TAS is pretty related to what bankers do on a daily basis and many use it as a bridge to get into IB.

OP, I don't have experience with this interview but I would guess you better know your technical questions, especially around valuation pretty well. And as always, the behavioral questions and how you talk about your story will also play a large role.

Good luck,
Patrick

Feb 26, 2011

I do know the site is more for bankers, but I see the TAS position as a bridge to IB as Patrick said.

Thanks for the help. Additional advice is appreciated.

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. But if talent works hard, you're fucked. I suggest you get some talent."

Feb 26, 2011

No prior experience but I've heard from ex-bankers that it's similar to any other IBD interview, but it's more oriented to fit.

If you don't mind me asking ThirtyThree, are you applying from undergrad? or have you had a couple years of experience already? The reason I'm asking is that I have a misconception that you can't get into TAS right away after undergrad so wondering how you got there if you're still a UG.

Feb 26, 2011

I know a current junior that has a superday upcoming for TAS, so it appears you can get in from ugrad.

Feb 26, 2011

what level are you interviewing for?

Feb 26, 2011

Buyout King and lmb1234 - I'm applying from undergrad (currently a junior) and from the description I was given during 1st round, I would be in TAS right away.

I was recently invited to the superday, although the recruiter said a date was not set, so still waiting to hear back. BTW this is for San Jose/San Fran/LA office.

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. But if talent works hard, you're fucked. I suggest you get some talent."

Sep 17, 2014

ThirtyThree, I don't know if you're still on the forums but I'm exactly in the same position as well. How did it go?

Sep 25, 2014

bump

Sep 26, 2014

I once interviewed with PwC's ts practice in san jose. First, if you're not from cali, you better have a good reason why cali. Seriously, the dinner the night before was me plus a bunch of cali ppl (PwC personnel and candidates) and everyone just kept talking about how awesome cali was. Idk what their deal is, but now tht I'm in ny, I understand these types of people.

Also, nothing too ridiculous. I never got asked about dcfs or anything too rigorous in any ts interview (had a few final rounds at diff big 4s). They will more than likely ask you for journal entries for reconciling events. One example is how to write off bad debt or something. Assuming you dont suck at accounting, you will probably be fine. Interviews tend to be mostly fit.

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Sep 26, 2014

I don't think TAS interviews, or interviews at accounting firms are ever very technical. Much more about fit due to the turnover.

Sep 26, 2014
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