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Staff Accountant

28 Interview Questions & Answers

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If I gave you a ten key pad, and a list of numbers, could you enter them in without looking at the key pad?
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What accounting software packages have you used?
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What kinds of management reports have you prepared?
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How would your former employer describe you?
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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What work objectives did you set for this year and what steps have you taken to ensure you will achieve them?
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Are you willing to work overtime, nights, weekends?
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What motivates you to perform your best?
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Give me examples of the accounting reports you have prepared.
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What do you know about our company?
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Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?
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Do you work well under pressure?
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Why have you chosen a career in accounting?
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Give us an example of how you have used your creativity to solve a problem on the job.
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What cost-cutting measures have you been responsible for implementing?
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Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different accounting packages you have used.
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What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as an Accountant?
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What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing the accounting profession today?
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What are your career goals?
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How much money have you saved the company and how did you do this?
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Why are you the best accountant for us?
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Are you detail oriented?
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How have you implemented recent tax changes in your company?
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If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
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How do you handle stressful situations?
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How proficient are you with Excel?
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How do you prioritize your work?
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