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Top 30 Junior Accountant Interview Questions

Question 1 of 31
Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
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Be open & honest with the interviewer sharing if you are available to work extra hours if necessary understanding that you may eliminate yourself from consideration if you are unable to work additional hours. It is better to learn now that additional hours are required rather than later!
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Question 2 of 31
What have you done recently to become a better Junior Accountant?
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Interviewers love hearing that you continually work on furthering yourself as a professional. Have you read any good business books recently? Are you a part of any professional associations? Have you taken a seminar or attended a conference? Or, have you received mentorship from another accountant? Simply list 1-2 things that you have done recently to further your professional career.
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Question 3 of 31
What are your greatest strengths?
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Question 4 of 31
Why do you want to work for our company?
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Question 5 of 31
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 6 of 31
What are your career goals as a Junior Accountant?
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Question 7 of 31
Are you efficient with your time?
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Question 8 of 31
How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
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Question 9 of 31
Tell me about your math skills.
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Question 10 of 31
What are your greatest weaknesses?
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Question 11 of 31
How do you minimize the risk of errors in your work?
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Question 12 of 31
What do you know about our company?
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Question 13 of 31
Why did you choose to pursue a career as an accountant?
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Question 14 of 31
Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?
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Question 15 of 31
Tell me about your computer skills.
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Question 16 of 31
What type of schedule are you looking to work?
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Question 17 of 31
What position in a team environment, do you normally take?
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Question 18 of 31
Describe a situation in which you received instructions with which you disagreed.
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Question 19 of 31
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 20 of 31
What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
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Question 21 of 31
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 22 of 31
What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
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Question 23 of 31
Take me through your latest budget preparation.
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Question 24 of 31
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Question 25 of 31
Tell me how you reacted when someone elses errors were impacting negatively on your job.
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Question 26 of 31
What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
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Question 27 of 31
How have you managed potential payment problems with your customers?
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Question 28 of 31
How did you maintain confidentiality when managing information?
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Question 29 of 31
Describe a time when you helped reduce costs.
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Question 30 of 31
What makes you a great fit for this position?
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Question 31 of 31
Do you have previous experience as an accountant?
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Question 1 of 31
Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I am available any time after 4 o clock through the week days and Saturday.
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Yes, I am available any time after 4 o clock through the week days only.
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I would work incase of the business requirements,
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I am very flexible with time, I have no dependents so working extra hours isnt an issue for me.
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Yes,If it is absolutely necessary to fulfill my duty.
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I consider myself very dedicated to any job or project that I am a part of. If that means that I have to work extra hours to get it done, then yes I will do that.
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Yes. That is not a problem.
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Yes I Would like to give my extra hours to my work as my first priority is only my company and its my responsibility also.
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I am very dedicated to work, so there's no problem for me to work extra hours.
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In case of necessity I can to work.
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Yes, I will be more than willing and capable to work extra hours. At my last job I was recognized for always going the extra mile and my dependability.
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I will try to finish work on time other wise I take some more time extra.
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Yes, I would be available to work extra hours, I believe in meeting targets on time, and my 1st priority is my job .
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Yes.I am more than willing to put in extra hours.I am flexible.
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Any one accepted for situation.
Question 2 of 31
What have you done recently to become a better Junior Accountant?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have brushed up on my accounting skills and taken more advanced accounting and income tax courses to prepare me for the CPA program. As well, I have practiced using different accounting softwares, such as Quickbooks, to familiarize with other accounting softwares.
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I just had an educational gap due to my official life and recently I have taken steps to join a accounting course in the near future.
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Try to find a course in acccountancy.
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I am a good time keeper, and I am studying part time.
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Right now I am working as a part time accounting clerk in one of the company. This helps me staying updated about the change in the accounting field. I read business magazine. I have accountant friend to discuss topics related to finance. In a near future, I am Planning to take accounts refreshing courses refreshers course.
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I am currently taking more accounting course to better my accounting knowledge.
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I preapred myself for the tally erp 9.
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Completed two accounting courses.
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My studies have contributed in me becoming a better junior and also through my eagerness to learn from seniors.
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I believe with my past experience, and my qualification.
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To become a better junior accountant I enroll into an MBA-in accounting.
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Nothing- i've never been a junior accountant.
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Accounts knowledge we an good and motivational of learning good accountant.
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To do my own responsibilities honestly.
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Not yet I will try my level base.
Question 3 of 31
What are your greatest strengths?
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Prioritizing, organizing, Dedicated to work.
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I have strong analitical skills, ability to learn quickly, I am good team player, creative, pedant, hard working, reliable, persistent, diligent.
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I believe I can cope with pressure, work in a team and abide to orders given. I'm very motivated by nature and when it comes to strive for perfection, I'm among the first.
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I can work under the pressure.
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My strengths are positive attitude, communication skills,
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My greatest strengths is my passions and I am a hardworking person that I will ensure all my work is done before dateline.
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I am figure- orientated, Microsoft Efficient, effective communication skills with practical hands-on customer service skills, and above that I have Pastel accounting experience with basic bookkeeping and reconciliation skills .
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Organized, learn fast, interested in about everything, independent and team player,
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My qualification, analytical abililty, ability to work under tense conditions.
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Good system knowledge, sound knowledge and sufering internet.
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Hard working, I adapt to new changes, motivated and ready to face new challenges.
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My strength is almighty god and parents.
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Being accurate and good time management.
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Efficiency, hard working, quick learner and team player.
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Good communication skill, well known in accounting entries, expert in typing, best dealing with customer.
Question 4 of 31
Why do you want to work for our company?
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Our company has been one of the leading manufacturers in the market and I also find that the company has a reputation not only in here but worldwide. Thank you for considering me and mentioning it as our company.
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Your company have good working invironment and cares about people.
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Because I believe I will improve my self more through the help of your company.
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I have done some research :) with it being a very unique company I feel that I can positively grow in my career and maintain the company name.
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It has got a very good reputation, I know about this company and many people as well I like the environment and working structure.
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To have a chance to develop my career in accounting.
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Because it is near where I live.
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Bacause the company is well known for its wealth in investing and as I have learned that the company currently holds more than 240 billion in investments.
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As your company work environment has matched up with my career goals which I really want to work.
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I need work in company and also nearest place.
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The company is focuses his clients, take care about its employers, it is possible career development, last, but not least financial compensation.
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You are a well-established company with a name for yourself. I'd like to be a part of something that is successful and growing.
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I have join a your company because company grwoth and knowledge improvement.
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Because it is a Reputed company, and I see good future of my career here..
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As per your policies and rules regulation I will offer my service.
Question 5 of 31
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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I would not say that I am your best choice however I am one of the best candidates and I guess the portfolio my mine fits to the responsibilities of the job specified.
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I am a fresher. You and mold me according to your company`s goals.
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Because, compare with the others knowledge.
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I have good communication skills, I am quick learning.
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I think I am the best candidate as I have alot of experience in the accounting field, I am a fast learner as well so you wont have any trouble wasting time, its my dream title and I am studying towards it, I will do my very best not to disappoint you, and I will always strive to do and be the best, I feel that its important to love your job.
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I am hard working, can work with no supervision, can work independently and with a team without any issues or problems. Can multitask and punctuality is very important to me.
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My skills match the job description, I have knowledge and experience which requires fort his position.
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Because I know my disadvanage of not having tons of experiences so I am eager to learn and get experiences and will work hard for it.
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I am very eager to learn, very communicate, dedicated to work and I am a result-oriented worker.
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Always I work effectively, my work would give something extra for the company considering all my strengths.
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Because I believe that my values are align with the culture of our company.
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I am hard working and am very dedicated. I treat even menial tasks with importantance and take great pride in my work.
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I know do the work properly method.
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Because I am honest, Ill never cheat with my work, or to any malpractices.
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I want to go further in accountancy and this will provide me a good good opportunity.
Question 6 of 31
What are your career goals as a Junior Accountant?
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Right from my schooling I wish to be an charted accountant and gaining knowledge in it is itself a big positive one as of me, However I wish to establish myself as an renowned accountant in the society.
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To be efficient and good in every work I encounter.
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To become Competent person in Accounts.
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To learn new things and study further.
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I want to be the best junior accountant.
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I am currently studying part time, I would love to be a CA one day as I feel accountancy is my dream job and I enjoy it.
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With my knowledge and the opportunity given to me I would like to make maximum benefit for the organization, and would like to learn and help others. Progress in the organization by learning new techniques and procedures.
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I would like to grow with the company and apply for higher level if required by the company.
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My career goals as a Junior Accountant would be to work my way up to a Staff Accountant position.
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My career goal would be to gain accounting work experiences and eventually to be a CPA as I am taking more accounting classes on the side.
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To grow into a well rounded accountant that will provide solutions to the enity.
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My career goals as a accountant good postion.
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At the first years, I try to learn and gain experiences as much as I can. Afterwards, I want to have more responsabilities to prove myself.
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Trully I get next level of senior accountant.
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My career goals is to become a chief accountant or Cpa accredited Vp of accounting.
Question 7 of 31
Are you efficient with your time?
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Yes I am efficient. I have done an addon course while I was studying the college apart from the college hours. I have the experience of managing the time both officially and personally.
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I can say yes, but it depends on the degree of time a job needed.
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I am efficient with my time, Although I am a perfectionist.
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Yes, I am very efficient in setting targets and achieving in time.
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Yes I am. I can prioritize what I have to do and organize my time accordingly.
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I always do my level best to meet the set goals.
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Depends how many times I spent for the works.
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I am considered a very organized individual and poses great time management. I prioritize task and meet headlines always.
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Yes. I like to complete projects and tasks as they arrive- or at least sketch out an outline or add it to a checklist so I never forget or overlook or neglect any of my duties.
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Not that much.. But Ill try to.
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Yes I m very punctual regarding my duty hours.
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Yeah Of courses i'm a Perfect on time and more efficient on time.
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Yes I am, and I always try to introduce effective strategies to improve my time management skills .
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Yes, I am. I work quickly and without a lot of supervision.
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I am very efficient with my time. I have to be efficient with my time in my professional career and personal life. I am constantly working on several different projects at one time. I would say, I am pretty good multi-tasking. I have to meet several deadlines, tend to my vendors and maintain a good rapport with them.
Question 8 of 31
How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
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I personally think that regulation should be mandatory because everyone should get as much as he/ she deserves. The regulation helps to maintain a honest policy in and around. Being up to date helps us to maintain the same rapo.
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I personally think that regulation should be mandatory because everyone should get as much as he/ she deserves. The regulation helps to maintain a honest policy in and around. Being up to date helps us to maintain the same rapo.
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Regulations and standards will soon be worldwide immediately USA accepts to adopt this year. This will mean accountants can work anywhere because a global era of accounting is here to stay. this will also mean that trendy accountants will survive this.
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Regulations and standards will soon be worldwide immediately USA accepts to adopt this year. This will mean accountants can work anywhere because a global era of accounting is here to stay. this will also mean that trendy accountants will survive this.
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By following the news and updates by the governing body.
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I always take a look at this matters.
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By following the news and updates.
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Personally, I think that regulations should be mandatory and I should be willing to adapt and change to ensure that these policies are followed at all time.
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I don't know what this question means.
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I try to stay up to date with the new regulations. I am.
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Already I studied regulations that effect or relates junior accountant..
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By coming time to time for office and updating information correctly and timely.. If any problem occurs not left it for the next day..
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By keeping their records.
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Unfortunately, I don't have any experience.
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By understanding the policies in put place and having a clear understanding of what is requirement from me.
Question 9 of 31
Tell me about your math skills.
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Maths is one of my favourite subjects and I really enjoy while I am doing some. I feel that maths is basic knowledge that one individual should possess. I am good at maths as I always learn with the concepts.
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I can say that one of my weakness during school days is math. I dont hate math its something i`m not very good at but I still choose accountancy course because I want to challenge myself and believe that I can survive math.
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I know the basic math and other math problems.
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I feel that I can apply myself accordingly as I love numbers and solving problems, I am currently studying book keeping and im loving it.
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I love maths, its really challenging, I believe its something everybody should love, I love identifying differences and solving them.
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Good at numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, allocation,
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I have designed a payment voucher for use by the accounts payable division. I have been awarded a letter of appreciation by the director of audit.
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I have very good mathematical skills.
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I am good at math and numbers.
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I have very strong algebra skills and I have excelled in my math classes. I have also spent some time tutoring algebra during college.
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I got an A+ in my university studies.
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Iexpect full detail asked my client so some time they get angry.
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My mathematical skills is superb. I have excelled at mathematics and I love doing maths. My favorite section of maths was alegbra.
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I've always done well in math. I can do most types of math with a pencil and paper.
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I have good knowledge for math skills so always I try to solve difficulty problems.
Question 10 of 31
What are your greatest weaknesses?
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Besides wanting to help everyone.
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My weakness is that I can't stop working until they tell me to stop.
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I am a little bit shy and I need the time to open myself.
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My greatest weakness is I may not concern on details as I am a picture thinker. So,I will overcome this by list out every step before proceed it.Moreover,I will also plan for each of the step and write down the details.
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I am not concern in details as I am a picture thinker.But, I will overcome it by write down the step need before implement an decision.I will list out each of the details in each step.
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I am not concern in details as I am a picture thinker.But, I will overcome it by write down the step need before implement an decision.I will list out each of the details in each step.
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I am not concern in details as I am a picture thinker.But, I will overcome it by write down the step need before implement an decision.I will list out each of the details in each step.
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My greatest weakness is the I expect everyone to be as committed as I am.
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Hard on myself, perfectionist, work best under pressure.
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I am a control freak and sometimes too strict.
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My greatest weaknesses are my communication skills, I am a quite shy person, but I am willing to work hard and that's why I want to start my career in accounting to improve my communication skills.
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Perharps I'm too obscessed with doing things right and when something goes out of control, i'm deeply concerned. I feel the urge to set things right and always strive for perfection.
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I can work an extra time under control also I have good knowledge for accounting system.
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Self critic as I m much concerning about doing my work error lessly.
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Once me starting work I never stop until finished.
Question 11 of 31
How do you minimize the risk of errors in your work?
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I have created a excel sheet with the set formulae and cascaded it to the team and so which saves lots of time in processing the workorders. I usually work on the orders which are possibly to converted in to the contracts and I consider the same with the data of the previous months.
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With suggstions and plaing.
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Double-checking my work before I can confirm.
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I am pedant, precise and when I work I always pay attention 100 %.
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By revising it after completion of work.
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By checking while doing them to make it in effective way and with complete knowledge.
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Once I find my error next time avoid those time of errors and errors is common of all work but I try to reduced.
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By double checking, and sometimes triple checking if necessary .
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By reconciling the actual results with budgeted/previous records OR sharing the opinions with most senior professionals before making the final results.
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I put lot of focus to my work.
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Whate ever I do while working as junior accountant that time will work correctly and check to avoid errors.
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Double Checking, Triple checking. The most professional response would be 3 way match.
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I always try to know the tasks whatever I am going to face and any problem accure I take the help of coleuges.
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I go through my task twice, to make sure that I've done it correctly and be detail oriented.
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As for me, every job done must be accomplished diligently in order to minimize the risk of errors. Even though, it could be rushed to meet the deadline but I will make sure that the work done in an appropriate manner and should ask for advice or opinion from other colleague before it being submitted.
Question 12 of 31
What do you know about our company?
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Checking the internet about your company.
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This a multinational company and improvement on life.
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It is an manufacturing company, which is good.
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As I gone through about you I have found its a travel agency dubai.
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Your company is the best of the Financial Position and Society this company have a good image and I want to this type of company to worm on my future.
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I know that you are an established medium sized company, you deal with IT solutions .
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Through google search engine.
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Your company growth levels are good from earlier. You are the best and honoured character in the market.
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I know that your company is doing great in the market and helping to solve problems to people.
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That its a big organisation.
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By research and prior knowledge.
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Based on your vision and mission statement. How you rank and relate to stakeholders.
Question 13 of 31
Why did you choose to pursue a career as an accountant?
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I wish to become an accountant being a mathematician. And also I feel like every individual possess the quality of being an accountant at various stages of life. I Just wanted to pursue a career and to be unique.
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Because I love to be an accountant. It's my passion.
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Professional development is there.
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I am very detail oriented, like work with numbers and have a strong problem solving abilities what is required for this position.
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My dream job was to be an accountant because I love working with numbers, am detailed oreineted, and base on my personality trait identified by Myers Briggs test I am a perfect candidate to be an accountant.
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I do have a weird obsession with how much money a person or product makes or is worth. I'm also very organized and enjoy problem solving and think those traits can be applicable to any job field.
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My career growth of accountant because my stream accounts.
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In my study time I like mathematics, and always I try to solve difficulty questions after when I graduate my degree I decided to work only acountant.
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I love maths since my school days.. Also I graduated from Commerce only.
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Because I have done my MBA in finance and accountancy is in my filed group.
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I passion to work Accountant.
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I enjoy working with figures, I like practical scenarios where I get to solve issues .
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I always find it interesting to be responsible in working in numbers and also managing the company finances.
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I completed my graduation from commerce stream and everyever accounts department make important role so I choose.
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I amk quite good in accounts since then I had confirmed to take my caerer as accountant.
Question 14 of 31
Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?
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I developed a audit programme that was totaly different with my supervisors one and to my surprise my manager prefered mine over his.
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A successful contribution which I've made at my job is controlling purchase orders and assigning invoice totals to the equipments' account number.
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I completed auditing report without any assistance of 11/2 years in 2 months which was pending.
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Developed a audit programme that was totaly different with my supervisors one and to my surprise my manager prefered mine over his.
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Sorry, I have no experience.My schoolday is normally.
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Manager wanted someone dependable that he could count on being at work 5:00 am. I volunteer to commit to coming in and oversee the warehouse. The manage truth me enough to tell me to run the warehouse in making the decision on how incoming merchandise enter the back door accord to the rules and regulation.
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I'm a hardworker, dependable, willing to learn new assignment, and once I commit, I'm commited to the end.
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Developed in collaboration with IT department an Audit Query to audit transaction void lines at the store level.
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Ive designed a spreadsheet for my boss to tract and adjust payments .
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I would narrate one of the happenings in my past job! At the time of joining the team had backlog due to technical issue in SAP work environment. While it took a long time to stabilize the volumes I contributed my team what all I can be capable off. It helped me a lot to learn through the process at the time of training.
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Taking exemption in tax liable.
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Audit the accounts with council.
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I learn so many thing in my past job and My accounts manager he was apprcati me.
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Not much to be said, only follow my superior's order.
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At present I am in auditor office.
Question 15 of 31
Tell me about your computer skills.
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I have a basic working knowledge in the Windows OS. I have done an addon course in MS Excel which is used in the business environment more often. I have also prepared few of the process documentation in my current job and presented papers at national level and state level seminars during my college days.
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Good knowledge in Tally Erp, and Excel,
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I can work on many computer programs, I am very quick learner.
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I have a variety of computer skills, Outlook word excel etc.
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Ms Excel and word & power point And Accounting Package.
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Microsoft office, every things state in my cv.
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My computer skills are perfect. I am advanced in winodws mictosoft office, adobe photoshop and internet.
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My computer skill word excel powerpoint tally. Erp9 busy typing english.
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I have good typing skills, and have quite knowledge about ms office..
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I know ms word excel powerpoint windows operating softwares handleing as per training.
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I have computer knowledge on PGDCA AND Tally 9.0
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I have experience in using Ms Word, Ms Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint but I also have Sage Pastel Accounting.
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I have excellent excel skills, word as well as outlook.
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About computer skill I expert in handling of excel word powerpoint and typing roports fastly on computer internet handling.
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Ms office tally erp 9 SAP(FI/CO)
Question 16 of 31
What type of schedule are you looking to work?
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I do not generally prepare myself for the schedule. If one is prepared to enjoy your work, you will not be scheduling the same. However I am flexible to work at any schedules.
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Monday to friday, 40 hours.
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Normal working Hours 8 to 5, extra hours if need be.
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Same as an office schedule.
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The 8 to 5 job is normal but I am open to suggestions.
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I think schedule is depend upon work 1st we have to know importance of work and I will arrange the steps to complete work.
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I would like to work with day shift.
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I am looking to work full-time on the contract.
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Day to day running of a logistics business. The monthly recons, the management accounts.
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I am looking for 7am - 3pm or 8am till 4pm. If needs be I can work on some Saturdays however, I do not work on Sundays.
Question 17 of 31
What position in a team environment, do you normally take?
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I will accept as a Key Bowler in cricket.
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As a leader who insipres other to do well.
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My position is junior accountant casher and I try my best for my duty.
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I normally prefer to be jovial and friendly person who can make them laugh at odd times and make the team work smooth. I just want to end to end about the entire team. I possess some leadership skills too.
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I like being a Team Leader although everybodys opinion and link counts as we all part of a chain,
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Dynamic, result-oriented, very communicated teams.
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Keep together and drive forward the team.
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I can manage and working a team member.
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I have good qualities to lead but I m flexible as subordinate aas practice and experience make man perfect.
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I'm have to take Higher level only.
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People who do not suffer with work and who do not work under presser like that kind of people I would like to work.
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I am very active and like to lead a team or give new ideas. I do not accept passive positions in teams.
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I take the role of assessing the current state of the project. I listen intently to any changes or modifications to affect cost and schedule.
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I am versatile. But I always look at what I am able to offer best then offer that. However I am very involved in almost every aspect of whats happening in the team if necessary.
Question 18 of 31
Describe a situation in which you received instructions with which you disagreed.
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It happens when I do not get out of those instructions. I tend to believe that knowledge is wealth and I do not push myself when there is nothing to learn something new.
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Different opinion how to meet the clients request or expectation.
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According to situation work a handling.
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As per rules and regulations and skills if somthing I see is not suitable so I will disagree.
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I have not experienced such in my career life, but communication between co-workers is the key to work successfully.
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I was ordered by a colleague to pay a client without an invoice.
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I disagree with unfair situations, most of the time was disagreed when person took advantage of the position.
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I would do everything in my power to make sure my manager understands my side. If he still relents then I will write down my argument and pin it to the paper with instruction.
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I was commanded to stop the rehearsal for singing with the acapella group because the residence needed my team members more. I refused and asked for the other committees to find replacements because we had already agreed on time schedules long before with other departments.
Question 19 of 31
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Well its the time when you are out of breath. I think outside the box at the situations. I will take a break and start fresh and ease myself and taking a break helps us to concentrate the work that is going to be done in the next few hours.
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Stay calm, think solutions, don't panic and analyze the situations.
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I try I always keep my cool, I always count to ten when I say or do something.
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Firstly manage a work after that do can pressure handle.
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First I look for solutions.
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Stress can destroy anything so patience and efficincy can find a solution easily.
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I wise to work under the stress so I can easily faced on stress.
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I am a calm person by nature, I always keep cool while working under the pressure .
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I usually go for a short walk and think how I can handle the situation.
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I count back from ten, calm myself down. I think rationally and solve the issue.
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I eat alot and deal with them. Because it is not in my nature to ignore something that stresses me. Therefore, I concentrate on what needs to be done.
Question 20 of 31
What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
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Save paper work and maintance of recods.
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Sometimes I worked all days and all nights, if it wasn´t very necessary, sometimes at the weekend too.
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Before 6 month last company improvement 5 laks.
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I used very short cuts for.. Always find the short and time saving ways to do things.
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Using computer can save your time.
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We had a lot of subscriptions with many suppliers so cancelled half of them.
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To safe time, I would prepare a list of things to do for the next day so, I wouldn't lose time in the morning to figuring out what should be done. To increase revenue I increased sales by working with customers and give customers more information.
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Promt response to queries.
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Implement stringent cost saving methods. revenues cannot be increased in a npc.
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I always look at alternative ways we can cut costs. By looking at improving the brand image that the next tie the name draws profits on its own. I opt for multiple revenue streams as opposed to cutting unless otherwise.
Question 21 of 31
Do you work well under pressure?
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I see pressure in a different view. Pressure is something which cracks you and helps you to identify yourself. Pressure should be seen as a challenges faced and the challenges faced will assist you the next time. I think its always better to Face everything and rise instead of forgetting everything and run.
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Firstly I can manage all pressure and hardwork as a account.
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I worked under pressure before.. So I think I can do it here also.
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Yeah sure I will to work under the pressure.
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Yes I do, I am a calm person and I always keep cool while working under pressure .
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I am pretty good at it and able to handle the stress.
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I can control the situation.
Question 22 of 31
What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
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What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
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The turn around time of the process in 7hours irrespective of the size and complexity and volumes. Time management is one of the key factor to be maintained with speed and accuracy simultaneously.
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Try to meet the expectation of different clients.
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The things I have no idea.
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I can finish work on time but some time I need more time to work on extra.
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Is not able to get financial information needed .
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Having to balance the workload during month end.
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I would say tax, it was always challenging.
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Coordinating input reports from various departments.
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Dealing with trainee accountants.
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Reconciliations and ACC PAC.
Question 23 of 31
Take me through your latest budget preparation.
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I plan a budget for every month considering the income and expenses for the particular month, I place 60% of the resource to necessaries and 20% of resource on savings and other 20% on Emergency fund.
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Sorry, my superior doesn't allow me to do this task.
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First I check how much capital I have how much will a new project can take so balancing is all about budgeting.
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Did a estimation of testing that might need to be bought during the year and other office equipments and also an estimate of increase in staff costs.
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It was detailed, I work through how much money we made last year and made preparation through counting and analyzing the growth of the service, how much money we will need to be able to provide our service.
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Communicate the budget parameters, coordination send budget templates.
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Income side-levies increased by 85 operating expenses - increased by 8% Soft services - by 8%
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Firstly I organise all quotations from suppliers and use previous financial year's costs to work out reliable estimated figures. I then bump every amount or totals with 10% and work around that budget. If its revenue based, I work on worst case scenario, which is my break-even point. This is to evaluate if we are going to survive after the given scenario and how we can better from the following financial period.
Question 24 of 31
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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I see my self an expert in my job gaining the experience and enhancing my knowledge, looking to be promoted to a higher position giving me the ability to gain skills in other positions.
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I see myself as a charted accountant seated in one of the senior accountant post with the end to end knowledge on it.
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To have more responsibilities, to contribute more for the company.
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I am an excellent senior accountant, and a am working on big projects.
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I am improvement a more knowledge after that 5 year as a post of a account manager.
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I see myself working in this company and already being CPA.
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I should have assumed a group reporting function.
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Running a successful Entertainment group of companies of my own.
Question 25 of 31
Tell me how you reacted when someone elses errors were impacting negatively on your job.
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It happens when you work as a team. I consider that if you can have their positive impacts towards you as a team you should take the negative ones and make them do the next time right. My idea was not to lose emotional balance which may hurt them.
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Try to explain him the mistakes and how to correct the mistakes.
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I am was angry, but I tried to calmly to discuss the problem and solve them.
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Some time pressure but handling a work.
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Be postive it always take you to the peace.
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I don't like that kind of situation, since everyone have to be responsible and detail oriented what they doing and if person do not understand I correct and ask nicely to reduce errors.
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Angry, but followed with an explanation.
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I have justified my self to my manager with out saying anything negative about the other person.
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I would confront them alone about their carelessness if they were, if they were negligent, I would confront them and get them to assist me in controlling the outcome. That is helping them in their work so that it makes mine easier to do.
Question 26 of 31
What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
User-Submitted Answers
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Well I have decided to start a career in the domain which I would like to enhance my skills.
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Clear the messes which my superior made.
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Improve the inventory cycle.
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To assist the other financial controller with her work.
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To discontinue with Honours in Accounting and focus on building my goal and vision.
Question 27 of 31
How have you managed potential payment problems with your customers?
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It take good negotiation skill and forcing company regulation in terms of payment.
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Try to reply in a friendly manner that we have got issues with the bank transfers. Always friendly to our client.
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Firstly handling a work and customer handling the work on a behalf of nomanclature.
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I've had that situation only ones, However we had a very good lowers in the company that worked with them. I usually call and give them notification that they have to follow the contract.
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Communication and follow up visits with reports justfying pmt thats falling due.
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Yep, the customer has accepted and kept to payment plan of levies.
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I was not exposed to customers paying in any experience of my own. I have not come across such problems yet.
Question 28 of 31
How did you maintain confidentiality when managing information?
User-Submitted Answers
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Confidentiality comes with the trust. Apart from the professional life I wonder myself that some of my friends do come and tell their personal and ask me a suggestion. I can maintain confidential information.
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Keeping them in confidential,
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As per plicies and stratigies.
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Not share any information with anyone.
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By following reporting procedures.
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When you sign an confidentiality agreement, you cannot talk about anything. Papers that are confidential are printed on a separate printer. Banking statements comes to my laptop.
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I am a creative speak. I read a lt into detail. I am able to creatively evade from disclosing something confidential when put to a corner. Besides I never like talking unless we are just having and making fun.
Question 29 of 31
Describe a time when you helped reduce costs.
User-Submitted Answers
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Under the pressure, times is very precious.
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When there ids no recession.
3.
I researched for another suppliers from different country who could sell us raw materials less that we bought.
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Recommended computerised order system.
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I reduce costs everyday. We use non-confidential paper again. We monitor teas/coffees/milk. Internet has a limit on it. Telephone has a budget. If we go over, we pay from our own pockets.
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I had to offer my experience for free.
Question 30 of 31
What makes you a great fit for this position?
User-Submitted Answers
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The portfolio of mine suits with the job responsibilities and I am flexible motivated and committed team worker too.
2.
I am energetic, passion and most I love a challenge.
3.
The 4 or 5 repeated questions, don't want to answer the same reply...
4.
My interest my qualification.
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I am fresh graduate and ready for anything new and ready work hard.
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Due to a diverse set oof experience and rigorous ttraing.
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I am a self-driven and ambitious individual. I am a creative person as well as strongly analytical, critical. I am detailed and often referred to as an inquisitive person. I am versatile and enjoy challenging experiences. It has been proven by my previous experiences that I profoundly enjoy working in multiple work projects at the same time.
Question 31 of 31
Do you have previous experience as an accountant?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am afraid that I did not have an opportunity to work as an accountant.
2.
I do as a assistant of account, however it was in Kazakhstan and they use IFRS and a only couple month by using GAAP
3.
Yep, financial controller.
4.
Not really no. I have been exposed to some of the activities yes, however not the actual Accountant Job.

About Junior Accountant

August 18th, 2017

A junior accountant is an entry level position. Most junior accountants are fresh graduates who are looking to acquire some work experience and ramp up their accounting skills. The exact responsibilities of a junior accountant depend on the type and size of the company they are working with. In general, junior accounts maintain financial records and general ledger accounts, reconcile bank accounts and prepare reports.

A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is the minimum educational qualification required for this role. Junior accountants must have excellent maths, accounting and reporting skills and keen attention to detail. If you are a fresh graduate applying for a junior accountant job, you must be prepared to undergo on the job training to grasp the finer aspects of this job.
At the interview, prospective employers will want to know more about your work experience and what were the tasks you handled during that time. If you have not completed an internship, they will ask if you are prepared to undergo a period of on the job training. Expect to be asked questions about your interest in accounting and what are your strengths for this role. Do you like working in an office environment? These are just a few of the many questions that are typically asked at junior accountant interviews. You can find several more at mock interview questions for junior accountants.

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