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Senior Accountant Interview Questions

1. How do you stay organized as an Accountant?
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The senior accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm

Senior Accountant Interview Questions

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

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I think that my experience in the oil and gas industry and my ability to work autonomously make me a good match for this position.
 
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By posting daily instead of just month end, reconcilitaion, double checking , by maintaining calendars, documents in proper folders.
 

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#3 of 25

Tell me about your experience as an Accountant.

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I have over 7 years of progressive experience in this industry.
 
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I have 7 years of progressive experience in this industry. I started as a staff accountant and I am currently a senior financial reporting accountant.
 

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#4 of 25

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

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Yes very perfectly. Teamwork is an avenue where the organisation enjoys the best results from diverse group of people with different initiatives.
 
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Yes I am flexible to work with team work and this is as per my experience I can work.
 

Education Requirements

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

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#5 of 25

Take me through your latest budget preparation.

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Close out PO budget sheet.
 
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1. Compare expenses and revenues for two simultaneous periods. 2. Take the averages of the expenses and revenues to create a budget.
 

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#6 of 25

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

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In controlling the purchasing in low price good quality, and good margin with sales and recovery with in ageing period and more credit facilities with creditors.
 
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We had one administrator renting specialty beds on a monthly basis, we told him it would be cheaper to buy.
 

Work Environment

Most accountants and auditors work in offices, although some work from home. The work tends to be fast-paced and can be stressful. Although they complete much of their work alone, they sometimes work in teams with other accountants and auditors. Accountants and auditors may travel to their clients’ places of business.

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#7 of 25

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

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To add value to the organisation I work with.
 
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Because I can Professionaly manage and controll.
 

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#8 of 25

What is your preferred industry to work in?

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the company engaged to sold the car
 
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Yes,your company provide service in india of software.
 

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#9 of 25

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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What is the journal entry of credit note?
 
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Financial Accounting Background and vast experience in Managing reports at senior level.
 

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#10 of 25

Tell me about the latest changes in tax laws.

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Tax laws are ever changing.
 
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I can follow the ready recon er of taxaction.
 

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#11 of 25

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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While Working for EASSI, I had to report on the transaction of 25 billion in the span of 4 months and we have categories of Restricted funds and non restricted and we had just lost a colleague in the department and the second one on maternity leave yet I had to beat the deadline.
 
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I often made many financial report for top boards, I focus that the key.
 

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#12 of 25

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

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Good team player, co-ordinate with co-workers, problem solving ability.
 
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To be a worldwide Financial Consultant.
 

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#13 of 25

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

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Accounting manual, Designed the excel based software to monitor the loans, Vouching system.
 
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Stander house keeping system and tracking data in Ms Excel.
 

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#14 of 25

How do you control errors in your work?

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After completing the work imminently I will and correct the erorr.
 
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Mistakes happen. I try however to not make uneccessary mistakes. I finish one thing at a time in the order of urgency ( Deadline )first then importance. I control the time of work to times when I am bound to have less disturbances like after school and try to finish urgent work long before the deadline.
 

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#15 of 25

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

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#16 of 25

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

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#17 of 25

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

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#18 of 25

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

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#19 of 25

What are your long-term goals as an Accountant?

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#20 of 25

Have you ever used an ERP or SAP system before?

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#21 of 25

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

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#22 of 25

What do you know about our company?

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West Rand SDA Primary is an adventist school focusing on quality christian education.
 
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Your customers are below 18 years.
 

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#23 of 25

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

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I will do my best as per my experience and I control and try to keep with professional run smooth the work.
 
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If hired I would run the Finance department in such a manner that school is more profitable and that will contribute to West Rand being the institution of choice to our adventist as well as non adventist families.
 

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#24 of 25

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

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I see myself preparing for and passing the CPA exam, as well as developing my professional skills.
 
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I am reach my goal and I completed my 80% targets and I got good experience in my field.
 

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#25 of 25

Do you work well under pressure?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes I do. I see myself as more focused and perticular when pressured. However I try to work to finish urgent tasks before deadlines to avoid working an a constant pressured enviroment.
 
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It is always easier to work under pressure when doing familiar work so it helps to know as much as you can to get the job done right as quickly as possible when necessary.
 
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