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Why is payroll accounting important to you?
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  1. Why is payroll accounting important to you?
  2. What experience have you had in payroll?
  3. Describe an experience where you saved your client time and/or money.
  4. Which accounting/payroll software, are you most familiar with?
  5. What is your knowledge of various sales/use tax laws?
  6. Are you able to be trusted with confidential information regarding employees?
  7. How are your computer skills?
  8. What makes you the best candidate for this position?
  9. How would your former employer describe you?
  10. Tell me about your math skills.
  11. What are the benefits achieved by computerized payroll system?
  12. What are your career goals?
  13. How do you stay informed as to regulatory changes?
  14. What tax strategies have you employed to great effect?
  15. What do you know about our company?
  16. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Payroll Tax Accountant?
  17. How knowledgeable are you on payroll laws?
  18. Do you have experience with sales commission calculations?
  19. How would you be an asset to our payroll department and our company?
  20. Why is a payroll tax accountant beneficial to any firm/company?
  21. If a subordinate kept making the same mistake, over and over again, how would you go about correcting their issue?
  22. What do you find most difficult as a payroll tax specialists?
  23. How do you get subordinates to work at their peak potential? Give an example.
  24. What do you consider to be your professional strengths? Give me a specific example using this attribute in the workplace.
  25. What have you done to help your subordinates to be more productive?
  26. Tell me about a demanding situation, in which you managed to remain calm and composed.
  27. Give me an instance in which you anticipated problems and were able to influence a new direction.
  28. How would you handle a dispute?
  29. What experiences do you have in payroll accounting?
  30. How many employees have you managed payroll taxes for?
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15 Payroll Tax Accountant User Answer Examples
1.
Why is payroll accounting important to you?
2.
What experience have you had in payroll?
3.
Describe an experience where you saved your client time and/or money.
4.
Which accounting/payroll software, are you most familiar with?
5.
What is your knowledge of various sales/use tax laws?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have knowledge of income tax, but not sales tax.
6.
Are you able to be trusted with confidential information regarding employees?
7.
How are your computer skills?
8.
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Because my experince is good for this job.
2.
I have over five years experience in multi-state payroll tax administration and I have led my team to process over 35-thousand W2s and 1099 forms annually. I bring high-attention to detail, data analysis skills and experience with researching changes to tax and payroll legislation. Typically, employers use a third party vendor for printing payroll, which limits some experience. I did everything in house, timesheet to the printing of the checks.
9.
How would your former employer describe you?
10.
Tell me about your math skills.
11.
What are the benefits achieved by computerized payroll system?
12.
What are your career goals?
13.
How do you stay informed as to regulatory changes?
14.
What tax strategies have you employed to great effect?
15.
What do you know about our company?
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