Joining the AICPA

    Frequently Asked Questions 


    About AICPA

    Q: How many employees does the AICPA have?
    A: AICPA employs approximately 660 employees as of July 31, 2009. The number of employees from our individual locations varies and is not disclosed in the interest of privacy.


    Choosing a role

    Q: What is the career progression like at the AICPA?
    A: At the AICPA we put career development in the hands of the individual. That said, we do have managers, structured review processes and offer educational resources and other opportunities for you to shape your future. 

    Q: Do I have a choice of where to work?
    A: Yes. The AICPA has offices in New York, Texas, North Carolina, Washington D.C. , and New Jersey. Please note that not all positions are available in all of our offices. 


    Interview specific questions

    Q: What do I wear to the interview?
    A: While most AICPA staff dress business casual at our offices, interviewees should try to dress business formal for their interviews.

    Q: What is the interview process and timeline?
    A: First round interviews typically take place over the phone. You should hear within seven to ten business days about next steps. If there is a mutual fit, candidates will be invited to AICPA for second round interviews. The final step is a background check and offer process. You will usually hear your status within three weeks of your second round interviews.

    Q: How long will the process take?
    A: It varies depending on the role and the office. We can’t promise you an offer next week but if you have a competing offer and need to make a quick decision, please let your recruiter know and they will do what they can to make sure you have the information you need in order to make a decision.

    Q: What can I do to prepare for my interview?
    A: Visit the AICPA websiteget familiar with our products and services. Be able to answer questions relating to your experience as outlined in your resume and questions relating to prior experiences that relate to the job opening. Relax, get a good night’s sleep and arrive on time!

    Q: How long will the interview take?
    A: Individual interviews usually take between 30 minutes to an hour. If you are interviewing the areas team members as well you may have up to four interviews in one day, with breaks, of course.

    Q: I know someone at the officecan I have lunch with him/her while I’m there?
    A:  Let your recruiter know who it is and if he or she is available, we will set it up for you.

    Q: What will happen next after the interview?
    A: Your recruiter will follow up with you and explain the next steps.

    Q: When can I expect to hear from my recruiter?
    A: Once you’ve had initial contact, your recruiter will be in constant contact with you. If you have not heard from him or her in a few days, please feel free to initiate contact yourself.

    Q: Will I be expected to travel a lot?
    A: The amount of travel is largely determined by the position you are selected for. Many of our positions have little or no travel while others may have up to 50 or 75 percent at higher levels within the organization.

    Q: How many people interview at the AICPA?
    A: Our quality bar at AICPA remains high, and we are exceptionally thorough within our hiring process in order to continue to grow our vibrant and dynamic environment. However, we are constantly growing organically, and are keen to hire strong candidates who meet our quality bar.

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