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Controller Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Controller interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Have you ever had to explain complex accounting concepts to non-finance leaders? How did you go about that task?

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List of 25 Controller Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Have you ever had to explain complex accounting concepts to non-finance leaders? How did you go about that task?

  2. 2.

    What ERP systems have you used?

  3. 3.

    Give an example of a time when you implemented a policy or procedure that improved a process.

  4. 4.

    How do you keep up with the latest developments in accounting principles?

  5. 5.

    What is the role of a Controller as you understand it?

  6. 6.

    What are the steps to the monthly financial accounting close?

  7. 7.

    How do you manage your manager? In other words, what steps do you take to make sure you get what you need from your boss and make both your lives easier?

  8. 8.

    How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  9. 9.

    What is your approach to budgeting, forecasting and other forward-looking projections?

  10. 10.

    What attracted you to the Controller role here at our corporation?

  11. 11.

    Do you have any experience interacting with external auditors?

  12. 12.

    Identify a time when you made a mistake and the actions you took to correct it.

  13. 13.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  14. 14.

    Describe how previous experience has prepared you for the Controller role.

  15. 15.

    What experience do you have with developing business metrics?

  16. 16.

    What is your experience with presenting to senior executives?

  17. 17.

    What skills or qualities do you believe a good accountant should possess?

  18. 18.

    What skills or qualities do you believe a good leader should possess?

  19. 19.

    Do you have experience handling massive amounts of data? Give an example of how you used data to solve a problem?

  20. 20.

    How would your management style change in an increasingly remote environment?

  21. 21.

    Have you ever been involved in accounting software implementations?

  22. 22.

    What are some methods you use to motivate your team?

  23. 23.

    Which financial statement do you feel is the most important and why?

  24. 24.

    In your opinion, why is it important for organizations to have effective internal controls?

  25. 25.

    How have you interacted with the tax department in your previous roles?