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Top 25 Senior Accountant Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
Tell me about your experience as an Accountant.
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Question 1 of 28
Tell me about your experience as an Accountant.
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"I began my career with company XYZ immediately after graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Finance. I have worked my up from there to a Senior Accountant role with the same company. I primarily work with corporate accounts but do have experience in personal accounting as well."
It's best to start at the beginning of your accounting career, and work your way to your most recent position. Talk about any complicated projects you have worked on, who you have supported, and if you have ever led a team.
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Question 2 of 28
Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in Excel?
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"Recently I was given the opportunity to test my skills in Excel when I was being considered for an opportunity through a placement agency. They tested me on my Excel skills and I came out as an expert level user."
Tell the hiring manager about your level of comfortability with Excel. Have you been tested recently on your Excel abilities? If so, you can certainly talk about that.
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Question 3 of 28
Give me an example where you used your skills to bring down costs for a client.
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Question 4 of 28
Do you work well on a team? How do you define teamwork?
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Question 5 of 28
What qualifies you for this position, and why should we hire you?
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Question 6 of 28
Take me through your latest budget preparation.
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Question 7 of 28
How do you stay organized as an Accountant?
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Question 8 of 28
Why did you choose to pursue a career as an Accountant?
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Question 9 of 28
What is your preferred industry to work in?
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Question 10 of 28
Describe to me what qualifications you feel a person applying for this position will need, in order to have the most success?
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Question 11 of 28
Describe the systems you have in place for keeping track of assignments given to staff members.
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Question 12 of 28
What are your short-term career goals as an Accountant?
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Question 13 of 28
Tell me about a time you handled a complex financial project with a tight deadline that required precise data collection and analysis.
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Question 14 of 28
Tell me about the latest changes in tax laws.
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Question 15 of 28
We require a Senior Accountant with strong technical skills. Are you able to quickly learn new programs?
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Question 16 of 28
Tell me about your post-secondary education. What particular Accounting designations do you hold?
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Question 17 of 28
What are your long-term goals as an Accountant?
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Question 18 of 28
Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in QuickBooks?
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Question 19 of 28
While attending University, what was your favorite course and why?
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Question 20 of 28
How do you control errors in your work?
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Question 21 of 28
Tell me about your leadership skills. Do you enjoy leading and teaching others?
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Question 22 of 28
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 23 of 28
What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
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Question 24 of 28
How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
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Question 25 of 28
How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple deadlines to meet?
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Question 26 of 28
If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
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Question 27 of 28
What do you know about our company?
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Question 28 of 28
Have you ever used an ERP or SAP system before?
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