man is trying to get a job of an internal auditor, interviewing in front of a panel of three interviewers. We can see many documents on the table.Internal auditor is one of the most difficult and rewarding roles you can have in the company.

It pays very well, and though you won’t compete with many other job applicants in an interview for this job, you can be sure that everyone who applies will do their best to prepare for the interview, and to get the job.

The typical interview process for this position consists of screening questions, behavioral questions, personality test, and technical questions that are specific only for this job. The selection below should help you to understand what to expect, in terms of screening and technical questions.


pan, calculator, graphs, illustration of auditingList of questions for internal auditors

  • Why did you decide to apply for this position?
  • What does internal audit mean for you?
  • Have you ever though about the risk management in our company?
  • Can you define the purpose of ISA 610 and INTOSAI standards?
  • What does IFAC mean?
  • What do you think are the main auditing risks in the company of this type?
  • What is the best risk assessment method for this size of a company?
  • Can you describe substantive tests and when do we use them in the process of auditing the business process?
  • What is your opinion: Is it necessary to test also the areas that do not seem to be problematic when we look at the financial statements?
  • What characterize a good applicant for the job in internal audit?
  • If you get this job, what will be the first thing you do in the office?
  • What do you consider your biggest weakness as an auditor?
  • What are the advantages of internal and of external auditing?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
  • Why should we hire you, and not one of the other applicants who apply for the job?

Audit is a broad field, and we can not list all technical questions you can possibly get in your interview. What is more, it is impossible to prepare an answer for every technical question. Either you understand your job, or you don’t. If you do not, you will not get a job in this interview.

What you can prepare for, however, are the screening and behavioral questions. Have a look at our Interview Success Package to see great answers to all difficult screening and behavioral questions.