It's great to become a member of this forum and gain exposure to like-minded individuals.
So, I have finally managed to reach the final stage of the Deloitte recruitment process, after months of waiting.
I have a final presentation and partner interview coming up very soon. They have already given me a topic to focus on for the presentation. The topic is based on how 'quality should be the firm's number one priority for its Audit and Advisory services'?
I would be grateful if individuals on this forum could comment on this thread as I need help in preparing for this interview. I hope to arrange one to one sessions with people who I feel can help me prepare above and beyond for what I require to get an offer.
I look forward to all of your views.
Mars has already offered enough advice. So, I'll try to add on the 'content'.
I'd ignore hypothesis testing, MECE, etc.
Use a simple Analysis -> Findings -> Recommendations approach. Findings can be negative or positive.
The topic is on 'quality in Audit and Advisory'.
Start off by defining Quality. The easiest way to do this would be to contrast Quality with Grade. McDonalds may not give you high grade food. But you know that the quality is very high, as you will get the same Big Mac irrespective of which McDonalds outlet you use. Or, RON95 petrol is of a lower grade than RON97, but RON95 itself will be of a high quality, i.e. minimal variance. I am sure you can expand on this.
Then, define Audit and Advisory. Make sure you tweak this to Deloitte's approach.
I am sure you can carry on from here (findings). Feel free to throw in BS like performance management, 6-sigma, etc.
Make sure you offer recommendations, e.g. how Detoilet's approach is the dog's b0ll0cks.