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Have you ever kept the remainder of an expense that was allotted to you?

1 of 15 Honesty Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 19th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you have ever falsified an expense report or kept funds not meant for you. Assure the interviewer that you can be honest with your expense reports. Discuss your previous expenses and how you keep track of them.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I always keep very close track of my expenses, and I keep an exact spreadsheet which I update weekly, supported by receipts. I have never falsified an expense report."

Admin
Answer example

"No, I absolutely have not kept the remainder of an expense allotted to me. That would be dishonest and I am a very trustworthy person."

Manager
Answer example

"No, I have asked openly to use any remaining expense allocations for supplies that were not previously budgeted. But, I asked first, and the money was kept in my department, not my pocket."

Marketing
Answer example

"What is an expense account? Kidding, of course! We bill our clients on milestones and do not have any expense allotments, due to the nature of our work. Rest assured, I would never be dishonest in the workplace. I am a firm believer in karma!"

Retail
Answer example

"Certainly not! I am cautious with my employer's money and have always been a person with a solid moral code."

Sales
Answer example

"This would be completely unethical. I keep an accurate count of my expenses, records/receipts, and payments. If there is an overpayment, I will credit the expense report, and include the backup, on the next expense request."

Teacher
Answer example

"I have never been in a position where I had an expense account, but even so, I would never steal from my employer. That is out of the question."

Forester
Answer example

"I always keep very close track of my expenses, and I keep an exact spreadsheet which I update weekly, supported by receipts. I have never falsified an expense report."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/07/2017
Last modified on: 08/19/2018

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