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Accounting Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Accounting interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What ERP systems and accounting softwares have you used?

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List of 30 Accounting Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What ERP systems and accounting softwares have you used?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about the financial forecasting you've been responsible for.

  3. 3.

    In what instance would you use LIFO compared to FIFO?

  4. 4.

    What is your knowledge and experience using QuickBooks?

  5. 5.

    Do you plan on attaining your CPA?

  6. 6.

    Give me an example of how your strengths help you in Accounting.

  7. 7.

    Give an example of when you have seen or corrected the Trail Balance from being out of balance?

  8. 8.

    Give me an example of why you chose this career field.

  9. 9.

    What responsibilities do you have during month-end?

  10. 10.

    Give me an example of a challenging tax situation that you have encountered.

  11. 11.

    When looking at the COGS on the P&L statement, what are some examples of variable costs?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about a time you updated or revised an Accounting process.

  13. 13.

    Give me an example of your least favorite Accounting task.

  14. 14.

    What cost-cutting initiatives have you been part of?

  15. 15.

    Give me an example of how SOX compliance has affected your career.

  16. 16.

    Give me examples of the accounting reports you've prepared.

  17. 17.

    How do you stay updated on all the accounting rules and techniques?

  18. 18.

    Give an example of when internal controls needed to be changed or updated and how you handled the change.

  19. 19.

    Discuss your experience in the financial analysis of your previous company's projects.

  20. 20.

    Give an example of a time when you caught an invoice error before it was paid out.

  21. 21.

    What courses were your favorite in college while preparing to be an accountant?

  22. 22.

    A start up company needs help understanding GAAP. How would you explain why GAAP is important?

  23. 23.

    What financial planning have you handled in the past?

  24. 24.

    Give an example of something you'd put on a sub-ledger that wouldn't be included on the General Ledger.

  25. 25.

    How do you calculate DSO (Days Outstanding)?

  26. 26.

    Give an example of an exciting project you worked on in Accounting.

  27. 27.

    Describe to me a time when you faced an ethical dilemma regarding your work.

  28. 28.

    Describe a time when you had to use numerical data or a graph to convince a manager.

  29. 29.

    Describe one of the biggest mistake you've made on the job.

  30. 30.

    How do you ensure that you don't forget details and ensure accuracy when you prepare monthly journal entries a, record transactions, etc.?