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You may have multiple deadlines to complete your tasks. When have you been in such an environment and how did you handle it?

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Deadline driven environments are a breeze for you as an accounting clerk! Planning and organization are key for any environment, and the interviewer simply wants to hear that you are not daunted by it. Begin by sharing an example of a deadline driven environment you have been a part of; it can even be a school setting if you are a recent graduate! Share where you were employed (or were a student), what types of deadlines you had to meet, and how you approached the tasks. Mention what organizational tools you utilized, and be sure to mention how successful you were in handling the multi-tasking deadline environment.

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You may have multiple deadlines to complete your tasks. When have you been in such an environment and how did you handle it?
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I just keep my head down and worry about my self and get down whatever that task might be.
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Yes. Until I learn the art of planning and prioritizing I used to run like a headless chicken try o finish 20 things at once. I remember one of the big client in my previous firm requested a set of management accounts early before they are due for bank loan approval and I had 35 vat clients that needed to be done and checked. I firstly allocated hours to do management account and ask a collegue to review it as it short notices and continue do my vat.
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I will categorized in term of priorities which are classified as urgent it should be done first and it goes according how you have planned to do it.
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I work well under pressure because I use the pressure to help me work more efficiently and I believe it helps me grow. I always worked well during deadlines, and I always learned how to work more efficiently afterwards. Also I maintain self control and work as efficiently as possible. In all my experiences, I did well and I always enjoyed the experience.
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Every week and I do my work in time so that it wont be much and if it too busy I remain calm so that I can do my best.
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During tax season I was presented with a clients bank statements for the whole year and had to reconcile as quickly as possible and got it done alot quicker than my boss had anticipated.
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I work as soon as I am given a task I start so it doesn’t clash with my other tasks.
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Gate house, Container Shop - Team work.
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My last job, I had to finish some invoices very fast and close bills of clients that they would come to pay the same day.
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I have been in that situation before ... Time management .. first thing first...
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Prioritize tasks and effective time management.
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Taking first things first and prioritizing by most important and time sensitive tasks.
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When completing essays in university I would set aside a number of hours a few days a week to get them done.
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Make sure my work is in time.
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Yes, Multitasking come to me by second nature, I don't let the stress get to me, my approach is very calm and collective, especially in the finance side where every task matters. Some my multi task opportunities in the past, School budget, Payment /Fee collection, Registrations, Day to day operation, permit update, parent tours, employee concerns, all fell under one umbrella. My calm and collective personality allowed me to prioritize my work and work according to the need and deadline allotted.

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