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Cost Accountant Mock Interview

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

Cost Accountant was written by and updated on February 9th, 2018. Learn more here.

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What do you know about our organization?

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List of 25 Cost Accountant Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you know about our organization?

  2. 2.

    Are you familiar with QuickBooks? Rate yourself as a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced user.

  3. 3.

    Have you ever used an SAP or ERP program? If so, which one(s)?

  4. 4.

    How long do you see yourself working for our company?

  5. 5.

    Are you familiar with Microsoft Excel? Rate yourself as a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced user.

  6. 6.

    What areas could you improve to be a better accountant? What are you currently doing to improve your skills?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about any disputes you have surrounding material costs for a particular project you worked on.

  8. 8.

    Are you a detail oriented person? Do you like to be organized?

  9. 9.

    What are your salary expectations?

  10. 10.

    What questions do you have for me about this cost accountant role?

  11. 11.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  12. 12.

    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  13. 13.

    Do you plan on furthering your accounting education?

  14. 14.

    Bring your experience to life for me and highlight some of your biggest wins in your career as a Cost Accountant.

  15. 15.

    Why do you feel cost accounting is important in our business?

  16. 16.

    Are you familiar with Simply Accounting? Rate yourself as a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced user.

  17. 17.

    Why do you believe you are the best fit to be our cost accountant?

  18. 18.

    What was the most difficult assignment you have faced? How did you complete the task?

  19. 19.

    Why did you choose Cost Accounting rather than another field of accounting?

  20. 20.

    How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

  21. 21.

    Why are you looking for a new accounting position?

  22. 22.

    What role do you usually take in team projects?

  23. 23.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

  24. 24.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  25. 25.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?