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List of Senior Accountant Interview Questions
  1. Tell me about your experience as an Accountant.
  2. Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in Excel?
  3. Give me an example where you used your skills to bring down costs for a client.
  4. Do you work well on a team? How do you define teamwork?
  5. What qualifies you for this position, and why should we hire you?
  6. Take me through your latest budget preparation.
  7. How do you stay organized as an Accountant?
  8. Why did you choose to pursue a career as an Accountant?
  9. What is your preferred industry to work in?
  10. Describe to me what qualifications you feel a person applying for this position will need, in order to have the most success?
  11. Describe the systems you have in place for keeping track of assignments given to staff members.
  12. What are your short-term career goals as an Accountant?
  13. Tell me about a time you handled a complex financial project with a tight deadline that required precise data collection and analysis.
  14. Tell me about the latest changes in tax laws.
  15. We require a Senior Accountant with strong technical skills. Are you able to quickly learn new programs?
  16. Tell me about your post-secondary education. What particular Accounting designations do you hold?
  17. What are your long-term goals as an Accountant?
  18. Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert user in QuickBooks?
  19. While attending University, what was your favorite course and why?
  20. How do you control errors in your work?
  21. Tell me about your leadership skills. Do you enjoy leading and teaching others?
  22. Do you work well under pressure?
  23. What has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  24. How have you monitored the regulations that affect your accounting position?
  25. How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple deadlines to meet?
  26. If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
  27. What do you know about our company?
  28. Have you ever used an ERP or SAP system before?
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Rachelle Enns
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Senior Accountant Information
December 18th, 2014

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.
bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm
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