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Question 1 of 31
Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
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List of Junior Accountant Interview Questions
  1. Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
  2. What have you done recently to become a better Junior Accountant?
  3. What are your greatest strengths?
  4. Why do you want to work for our company?
  5. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  6. What are your career goals as a Junior Accountant?
  7. Are you efficient with your time?
  8. How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
  9. Tell me about your math skills.
  10. What are your greatest weaknesses?
  11. How do you minimize the risk of errors in your work?
  12. What do you know about our company?
  13. Why did you choose to pursue a career as an accountant?
  14. Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?
  15. Tell me about your computer skills.
  16. What type of schedule are you looking to work?
  17. What position in a team environment, do you normally take?
  18. Describe a situation in which you received instructions with which you disagreed.
  19. How do you handle stressful situations?
  20. What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
  21. Do you work well under pressure?
  22. What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
  23. Take me through your latest budget preparation.
  24. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  25. Tell me how you reacted when someone elses errors were impacting negatively on your job.
  26. What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  27. How have you managed potential payment problems with your customers?
  28. How did you maintain confidentiality when managing information?
  29. Describe a time when you helped reduce costs.
  30. What makes you a great fit for this position?
  31. Do you have previous experience as an accountant?
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Junior Accountant Information
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.
Junior Accountant User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 31
Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
Yes,If it is absolutely necessary to fulfill my duty.
3.
Yes. That is not a problem.
4.
Yes, if my work needs to be checked twice by me.
5.
Yes, I would be available to work extra hours, I believe in meeting targets on time, and my 1st priority is my job .
Question 2 of 31
What have you done recently to become a better Junior Accountant?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Am working towards CFA designation.
2.
Try to find a course in acccountancy.
3.
I'm a fresher so wish to work.
4.
I have studied extra accounting programs to equip myself with the necessary knowledge, I am also a member of many accounting forums, just to make sure that my knowledge is always updated .
5.
I am a member of Accounting social network groups and I believe in updating myself .
Question 3 of 31
What are your greatest strengths?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Perfectionist, good mood, friendly,
2.
Hard working, I adapt to new changes, motivated and ready to face new challenges.
3.
My strengths are positive attitude, communication skills,
4.
Job experience and technical knowledge.
5.
Team player and willingness to go an extra mile.
Question 4 of 31
Why do you want to work for our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Because your company is growing day by day and good work atmosphere.
2.
Everyone want to work with reputed company like you. As well as my ultimate aim is to work with you because you are the top company.
3.
I want to be part of the team who will help the company to get to the new level and reach their goals.
4.
I believe there is potential of growth in this company, so I want to grow professionally .
5.
The company is focuses his clients, take care about its employers, it is possible career development, last, but not least financial compensation.
Question 5 of 31
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
M freshres I have no experience you are company is gud platform for to improve my self and abilities so.
2.
Hard worker and have related skills that Match the job.
3.
I am the best at what I do.
4.
Because my qulifiction nd skill matches your requirnemnt.
5.
My skills match the job description, I have knowledge and experience which requires fort his position.
Question 6 of 31
What are your career goals as a Junior Accountant?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Aspire to become a chartered management accounts.
2.
My career goals would be to really expert in handling the accounting matters specializing in the job scope as a junior account executive so that my contribution is worthwhile to the growth of your company. The enhancement of skills developed via this position will help me in achieving an excellent career advancement and stay loyal to your company.
3.
To reach of the target given and fulfill the works for my position.
4.
I wants to achive accounts general manager.
5.
Trully I get next level of senior accountant.
Question 7 of 31
Are you efficient with your time?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I m very punctual regarding my duty hours.
2.
Depends how many times I spent for the works.
3.
I am efficient with my time, Although I am a perfectionist.
4.
Most times, improvement however is needed.
5.
Yes, I am. I work quickly and without a lot of supervision.
Question 8 of 31
How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
2.
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.
3.
I try to stay up to date with the new regulations. I am.
4.
I have been on all relevant training to keep abreast of new regulations.
5.
I don't know what it means.
Question 9 of 31
Tell me about your math skills.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Till 10th my math was very good. But now it is not as good as then.
2.
I have done debt collection and invoicing which is the core of this post.
3.
I got an A+ in my university studies.
4.
I graduated from a math oriented secondary school. I used to join school competitions on math which gave me the opportunity to be trained on problem solving. I excel on some examinations although I still need improvements.
5.
I know the basic math and other math problems.
Question 10 of 31
What are your greatest weaknesses?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am a control freak and sometimes too strict.
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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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
Question 11 of 31
How do you minimize the risk of errors in your work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
By working effectively and efficiently.
2.
I am pedant, precise and when I work I always pay attention 100 %.
3.
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.
4.
Whate ever I do while working as junior accountant that time will work correctly and check to avoid errors.
5.
By revising it after completion of work.
Question 12 of 31
What do you know about our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It is an manufacturing company, which is good.
2.
Checking the internet about your company.
3.
This a multinational company and improvement on life.
4.
By research and prior knowledge.
5.
Through google search engine.
Question 13 of 31
Why did you choose to pursue a career as an accountant?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Because I have done my MBA in finance and accountancy is in my filed group.
2.
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.
3.
My career growth of accountant because my stream accounts.
4.
It is challenging and allows me to think critically.
5.
Professional development is there.
Question 14 of 31
Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I was a topper of my own batch MBA and as an employee I m loyal and hardworker.
2.
Not much to be said, only follow my superior's order.
3.
My last company work as a post of account executive and I m improve a knowledge and good handling a work in a our pressure.
4.
Ive designed a spreadsheet for my boss to tract and adjust payments .
5.
I volunteered in NATIONAL TREDITIONAL DAY during my college days.
Question 15 of 31
Tell me about your computer skills.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Microsoft office, every things state in my cv.
2.
I have a variety of computer skills, Outlook word excel etc.
3.
My computer skill word excel powerpoint tally. Erp9 busy typing english.
4.
Good, I also have a certificate in computer repairs.
5.
About computer skill I expert in handling of excel word powerpoint and typing roports fastly on computer internet handling.
Question 16 of 31
What type of schedule are you looking to work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Monday to friday, 40 hours.
2.
I am looking to work full-time on the contract.
3.
The 8 to 5 job is normal but I am open to suggestions.
4.
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.
5.
Day to day running of a logistics business. The monthly recons, the management accounts.
Question 17 of 31
What position in a team environment, do you normally take?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
I like being a Team Leader although everybodys opinion and link counts as we all part of a chain,
3.
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.
4.
I can manage and working a team member.
5.
People who do not suffer with work and who do not work under presser like that kind of people I would like to work.
Question 18 of 31
Describe a situation in which you received instructions with which you disagreed.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It happens when I do not get out of those instructions. I tend to beleive that knowledge is wealth and I do not push myself when there is nothing to learn something new.
2.
Different opinion how to meet the clients request or expectation.
3.
According to situation work a handling.
4.
I disagree with unfair situations, most of the time was disagreed when person took advantage of the position.
5.
I have not experienced such in my career life, but communication between co-workers is the key to work successfully.
Question 19 of 31
How do you handle stressful situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I count back from ten, calm myself down. I think rationally and solve the issue.
2.
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.
3.
Stress can destroy anything so patience and efficincy can find a solution easily.
4.
Stay calm, think solutions, don't panic and analyze the situations.
5.
Firstly manage a work after that do can pressure handle.
Question 20 of 31
What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Implement stringent cost saving methods. revenues cannot be increased in a npc.
2.
Using computer can save your time.
3.
Before 6 month last company improvement 5 laks.
4.
Sometimes I worked all days and all nights, if it wasn´t very necessary, sometimes at the weekend too.
5.
We had a lot of subscriptions with many suppliers so cancelled half of them.
Question 21 of 31
Do you work well under pressure?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Firstly I can manage all pressure and hardwork as a account.
2.
Yeah sure I will to work under the pressure.
3.
Yes I do, I am a calm person and I always keep cool while working under pressure .
4.
I am pretty good at it and able to handle the stress.
5.
I can control the situation.
Question 22 of 31
What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
The things I have no idea.
3.
Try to meet the expectation of different clients.
4.
I can finish work on time but some time I need more time to work on extra.
5.
I would say tax, it was always challenging.
Question 23 of 31
Take me through your latest budget preparation.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
First I check how much capital I have how much will a new project can take so balancing is all about budgeting.
3.
Sorry, my superior doesn't allow me to do this task.
4.
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.
5.
Communicate the budget parameters, coordination send budget templates.
Question 24 of 31
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Running a successful Entertainment group of companies of my own.
2.
I should have assumed a group reporting function.
3.
I see myself as a charted accountant seated in one of the senior accountant post with the end to end knowledge on it.
4.
To have more responsibilities, to contribute more for the company.
5.
I am improvement a more knowledge after that 5 year as a post of a account manager.
Question 25 of 31
Tell me how you reacted when someone elses errors were impacting negatively on your job.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Angry, but followed with an explanation.
2.
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.
3.
Be postive it always take you to the peace.
4.
Try to explain him the mistakes and how to correct the mistakes.
5.
Some time pressure but handling a work.
Question 26 of 31
What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To discontinue with Honours in Accounting and focus on building my goal and vision.
2.
Well I have decided to start a career in the domain which I would like to enhance my skills.
3.
Clear the messes which my superior made.
4.
Improve the inventory cycle.
5.
To assist the other financial controller with her work.
Question 27 of 31
How have you managed potential payment problems with your customers?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I was not exposed to customers paying in any experience of my own. I have not come across such problems yet.
2.
Try to reply in a friendly manner that we have got issues with the bank transfers. Always friendly to our client.
3.
Firstly handling a work and customer handling the work on a behalf of nomanclature.
4.
It take good negotiation skill and forcing company regulation in terms of payment.
5.
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.
Question 28 of 31
How did you maintain confidentiality when managing information?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
As per plicies and stratigies.
3.
Keeping them in confidential,
4.
Not share any information with anyone.
5.
By following reporting procedures.
Question 29 of 31
Describe a time when you helped reduce costs.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I had to offer my experience for free.
2.
Recommended computerised order system.
3.
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.
4.
When there ids no recession.
5.
Under the pressure, times is very precious.
Question 30 of 31
What makes you a great fit for this position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Due to a diverse set oof experience and rigorous ttraing.
2.
My interest my qualification.
3.
The 4 or 5 repeated questions, don't want to answer the same reply...
4.
I am energetic, passion and most I love a challenge.
5.
I am fresh graduate and ready for anything new and ready work hard.
Question 31 of 31
Do you have previous experience as an accountant?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yep, financial controller.
2.
I am afraid that I did not have an opportunity to work as an accountant.
3.
Not really no. I have been exposed to some of the activities yes, however not the actual Accountant Job.
4.
I do as a assistant of account, however it was in Kazakhstan and they use IFRS and a only couple month by using GAAP
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