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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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Interviewers love hearing that you take the initiative to solve a problem! Think about the problems you have solved within the past year. Which one required the most creative solution or the most creative problem-solving approach? Did you have to utilize new resources? Did you have to reach out to other accountants for possible solutions? Did your problem require you to put together a committee to come to a resolution? The key is that you took the initiative to figure out how to solve the problem and had a positive attitude while doing so! Go ahead and share your unique scenario describing the problem you had to solve, how you approached solving the problem, your resolution, and your positive outcome.

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Give us an example of how you have used your creativity to solve a problem on the job.
When the cooler broke, I realized where to put everything while still having room for the current items in there.
There was quite a few vendors who were not happy with the payment practice of the company. The main reason for the late payment was missing invoices. The person opening the mail distributed the invoices to the concerned person where they got stuck under the piles. I suggested that I the invoices should come to the accounts payable and get entered in the system and than goes to the required person for approval. So we can keep the track where those invoices are.
If project is charged twice with different project numbers and different dates just look in depth both projects and compare with payment made by payroll and check the company and check AP any other payment was made through AP system for any duplication and then correct the project.

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