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Senior Accountant Interview Questions

1. Take me through your latest budget preparation.
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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.

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1. Take me through your latest budget preparation.

Best Answer

First, I updated all the budget assumptions through collaborative meetings with various departments. Next, we reviewed any bottlenecks and determined what affects they may have as well as any potential step costs. Once this part was complete we obtained the sales forecast for the budget period and obtained the capital budgets from the plants. Lastly, I updated the budget model and reviewed the budget with senior management.

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Updated the assumptions, Reviewed the bottleneck of not achieving the revenues target in the previous quarter, Collected departmental budgets, Steps up the costs on the key areas, updated the master budget.

3.

Close out PO budget sheet.

4.

My last budget preparation would come from college during the time when I participated in an international business competition.

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2. What qualifies you for this position?

Best Answer

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.

2.

My experience and qualifications.

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3. Tell me about your experience in this industry.

Top Answer

I have over 7 years of progressive experience in this industry.

Second Best

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.

3.

Over 30 years in managing General Accounting, Tax planning and forecast.

4.

I am sr account executive last 3.5 year I am woking here looking all accounting cycyle vat service tax tds return file.

5.

I have 10 years experience in Accounting. 3 years of which, I've lead a group of 7 and 2 years of which I've supervised 1.

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4. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Senior Accountant?

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

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6. How do you handle stressful situations?

Best Answer

I will handle stressful situation in smoothly. Avoid stress and look forward to solve the situation.

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7. Why should we hire you?

Top Answer

Its because I have experience in managing risks and improving processes.

Second Best

Bad answer: “I graduated four years ago from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor’s in Biology – but I decided that wasn’t the right path for me. So I switched gears and got my first job, working in sales for a startup. Then I went on to work in marketing for a law firm. After that, I took a few months off to travel. Finally, I came back and worked in marketing again. And now, here I am, looking for a more challenging marketing role.” Instead of giving a chronological work history, focus on your strengths and how they pertain to the role. If possible, illustrate with examples. Good answer: “I’m really energetic, and a great communicator. Working in sales for two years helped me build confidence, and taught me the importance of customer loyalty. I’ve also got a track record of success. In my last role, I launched a company newsletter, which helped us build on our existing relationships and create new ones. Because of this, we ended up seeing a revenue increase of 10% over two years. I’m also really interested in how companies can use web tools to better market themselves, and would be committed to building on your existing platform.”

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Good knowledge about accounting.

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I am a key person to connect two different cultures and I can organize to get a goal with Korean company.

5.

If you hired me, I will provide my good experience and I will work for growth of company.

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8. What do you know about our company?

Top Answer

Inovative and forward thinking business model concurrent with assisting companies obtain and retain customers.

Second Best

the company engaged to sold the car

3.

Yes,your company provide service in india of software.

4.

Education department

5.

what i know

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

Best Answer

What is the journal entry of credit note?

2.

Financial Accounting Background and vast experience in Managing reports at senior level.

3.

Serious, ponctuel, sharp eye.

4.

Who knows about Australian system and Korean culture also need a having forecasting skill to help top manager's decision in the project.

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10. Why are you the best candidate for us?

Best Answer

Job advert just put what I do daily as the job responsibilities, So this makes me the best contender for this postion.

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

Best Answer

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.

2.

I often made many financial report for top boards, I focus that the key.

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12. How have you monitored the performance of your team?

Best Answer

Yes, I have always had suprise visit to their desk and see how people perform.

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

Best Answer

Accounting manual, Designed the excel based software to monitor the loans, Vouching system.

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14. What are your career goals?

Best Answer

Good team player, co-ordinate with co-workers, problem solving ability.

2.

To be a worldwide Financial Consultant.

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15. How do you control errors in your work?

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16. What do you know about our company?

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17. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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

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19. Give me an example where you used your skills to bring down the costs of the company.

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20. Tell me about the latest changes in tax laws.

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21. Do you work well under pressure?

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

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23. How do you stay organized an an Accountant?

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

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

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Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Vacation
Hours per Week
80%
Average
Two Weeks
40 Hrs/Wk

Education Requirements

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelors 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).

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.