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Top 10 Accounting Manager Interview Questions

What would you do in the first month in this job?
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For the first month, my role would be to understand the goings on of this business; what currently works, why things are done in a particular way, and how these are helping the business' goals. I would not attempt to make any radical changes, as I do not assume that what I think is best, would be best for this business.
Question 2 of 13
Give me reasons why you would succeed at this job.
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I am interested with accounts and finance jobs.
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I am interested with accounts and finance jobs.
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I'm very entrepreneurial and take ownership of projects that are assigned to me. I have very high expectations of myself and strive to meet these expectations. I'm very detailed oriented, but love working with others to achieve a shared goal.
Question 3 of 13
Describe the most difficult scheduling problem you have faced.
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Possibly my one time management and delegation. In my previous role, I would have different projects with different priorities and deadlines attached to them. I struggled to keep my head above the water, with all the work I had assigned to me. I was encouraged by my mentor to come up with a system that would list my current projects and order these in terms or priority. This would then give me a better understanding of what I had on my plate and give me the opportunity to identify what tasks I could delegate to junior teammates.
Question 4 of 13
Do you hope to reach partner one day?

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Question 5 of 13
What goals do you have for this position?
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To get to know the company and team - how everyone ticks. To make a difference in each of my team's lives, help them achieve goals in there careers.
Question 6 of 13
What do you know about our accounting firm?
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Very good firm with good refutation also.
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Very good firm with good refutation also.
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I know that you are one of the top firms in the area, that focuses on client experience and holistic financial advice.
Question 7 of 13
Why do you want this leadership role?
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I like to lead the people.
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I like to lead the people.
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This would be a great opportunity for me to stretch myself in terms of leadership and professional growth.
Question 8 of 13
How would you motivate accountants in the middle of a busy audit or tax season?
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I would get them to suggest a reward and a target to be hit.
Question 9 of 13
Have you ever trained someone before?
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In my previous role, I would assist new employees in using our software and protocols. I have also got experience in training clients to use particular software programs.
Question 10 of 13
What personal skills have previous leaders above you, shown, that you hope to recreate if hired in a leadership role?
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Consulting with co ordinators.
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Consulting with co ordinators.
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The ability to listen and inspire others.
Question 11 of 13
Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
Question 12 of 13
Have you ever met resistance when implementing a new idea or policy to a work group? How did you deal with it? What happened?
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Yes, I have. I would constantly ask for feedback as to why there was resistance and work out if there was a key influential personal that was causing this resistance. I would sit down with them to discuss their concerns in depth and try to resolve these concerns.
Question 13 of 13
Are you comfortable meeting and engaging customers?
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This is my favorite part of being an accountant. I love that we can use our unique set of skills to assist our clients achieve their business and personal dreams.

About Accounting Manager

August 17th, 2017

Accounting managers over see the accountants, that prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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