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Senior Accountant Interview Questions

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While attending University, what was your favorite course and why?

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  1. 1.

    While attending University, what was your favorite course and why?

  2. 2.

    What do you know about our company?

  3. 3.

    If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?

  4. 4.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as an Accountant?

  5. 5.

    Do you work well on a team? How do you define teamwork?

  6. 6.

    Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in Excel?

  7. 7.

    What are your short-term career goals as an Accountant?

  8. 8.

    Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in QuickBooks?

  9. 9.

    What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?

  10. 10.

    How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?

  11. 11.

    How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple deadlines to meet?

  12. 12.

    Have you ever used an ERP or SAP system before?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education. What particular Accounting designations do you hold?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a time you handled a complex financial project with a tight deadline that required precise data collection and analysis.

  15. 15.

    Describe to me what qualifications you feel a person applying for this position will need, in order to have the most success?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your experience as an Accountant.

  17. 17.

    How do you stay organized as an Accountant?

  18. 18.

    Give me an example where you used your skills to bring down costs for a client.

  19. 19.

    Take me through your latest budget preparation.

  20. 20.

    What qualifies you for this position, and why should we hire you?

  21. 21.

    What is your preferred industry to work in?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about the latest changes in tax laws.

  23. 23.

    Describe the systems you have in place for keeping track of assignments given to staff members.

  24. 24.

    What are your long-term goals as an Accountant?

  25. 25.

    We require a Senior Accountant with strong technical skills. Are you able to quickly learn new programs?

  26. 26.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  27. 27.

    Tell me about your leadership skills. Do you enjoy leading and teaching others?

  28. 28.

    How do you control errors in your work?