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Project Accountant

31 Interview Questions & Answers

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Describe the systems you have in place for keeping track of assignments given to staff members.
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How have you monitored, or would you monitor, the performance of your team?
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How do you stay organized as an accountant?
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To confirm I have the most updated copy of your resume in hand, please confirm your highest degrees granted and the years of obtention.
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How will working for us help you reach your professional goals?
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What steps do you take to keep a project within budget?
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How would you handle disputes with other employees in different departments about costs?
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Where do you see yourself in 2 to 3 years from now, or where would you like to be?
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What differentiates you from other accountants?
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What areas of accounting do you consider your strongest and which ones are you the most passionate about?
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How do you determine accurate labor costs for a particular employee that has worked on several projects?
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Please provide an example of a situation you were in with a difficult and/or dissatisfied client and how you resolved the situation.
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Tell me what your greatest weakness is, and what you are doing to improve yourself in that area.
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Provide an example of a project you had to complete in a short period of time, and what you did (alternatively, would do) to successfully complete the project in a timely fashion.
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How do you prioritize when you have multiple deadlines to meet?
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What is an audit query?
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How would you come to a resolution disputing material costs for a project that you shared materials with?
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How do you stay on top of regulation changes in the financial industry?
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Why did you choose to pursue a career in accounting?
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Tell me about yourself generally and your accounting experience specifically.
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Have you ever worked on a project that lasted multiple years?
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What do you do to improve the communication channels within a team?
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Tell me about your experience with a difficult superior. How did you handle the situation?
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Are you planning to obtain your masters' degree (where applicable, i.e., if not already listed on your resume)?
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What is the largest portfolio you have been responsible for, preferably in a project accounting capacity?
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Please confirm when you received your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, or alternately when you plan on receiving one of these designations.
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Tell me whether you ever had a project go over budget, and how you managed the situation.
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now, or where would you like to be?
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On a scale of 1 to 10, rate your proficiency level with respect to Quickbooks, Sage and Simply Accounting.
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How have you implemented the recent tax changes in your company?
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Please tell me a few of your greatest strengths.
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