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What cost-cutting measures have you been responsible for implementing?

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  1. 1.

    What cost-cutting measures have you been responsible for implementing?

  2. 2.

    What accounting software packages have you used?

  3. 3.

    What work objectives did you set for this year and what steps have you taken to ensure you will achieve them?

  4. 4.

    Why are you the best accountant for us?

  5. 5.

    Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different accounting packages you have used.

  6. 6.

    What motivates you to perform your best?

  7. 7.

    How proficient are you with Excel?

  8. 8.

    Are you willing to work overtime, nights, weekends?

  9. 9.

    Give me examples of the accounting reports you have prepared.

  10. 10.

    If I gave you a ten key pad, and a list of numbers, could you enter them in without looking at the key pad?

  11. 11.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  12. 12.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  13. 13.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  14. 14.

    What kinds of management reports have you prepared?

  15. 15.

    What do you know about our company?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about a suggestion or successful contribution you have made in your past job or in college?

  17. 17.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  18. 18.

    Give us an example of how you have used your creativity to solve a problem on the job.

  19. 19.

    Why have you chosen a career in accounting?

  20. 20.

    What are your career goals?

  21. 21.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as an Accountant?

  22. 22.

    How have you implemented recent tax changes in your company?

  23. 23.

    How do you prioritize your work?

  24. 24.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  25. 25.

    What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing the accounting profession today?

  26. 26.

    How much money have you saved the company and how did you do this?

  27. 27.

    Are you detail oriented?

  28. 28.

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