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Staff Accountant Interview Questions
1. 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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Responsibilities include preparing journal entries, account reconciliation, as well as documenting and evaluating current procedures. Areas of focus include general accounting, fixed assets, and trend analysis.
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Staff Accountant Interview Questions
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What accounting software packages have you used?
 
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Lacerate, quickbooks, quicken, peach tree, sage.
 
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What kinds of management reports have you prepared?
 
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Profit and loss statement, reconciliation and comparison of price qoute.
 
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Month End reports, Income statements, bank statements, inventory reports, Financial reports.
 
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What are the most importent goals of account receivble.
 
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Customer survey reports, profit and loss reports, sales and inventory reports on a daily and weekly basis.
 
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Aged trial balance, bank reconsiliation and finacial package, account reconciliations.
 
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How would your former employer describe you?
 
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My last supervisor will definitely say that I am reliable accurate and quick.
 
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Dependable, hard working, step up to help out however I can.
 
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Quiet employee that finishes her job and always early.
 
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Driven, responsible, honest and loyal.
 
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Hard working, eager to learn and take on new responsibilities.
 
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
 
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With the gaining of more Canadian experience and completing my CPA I wold like to see me working as controller of some organisation.
 
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Finishing school and getting my accounting degree.
 
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Still in the company hopefully a CPA that time.
 
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Still in the company hopefully a CPA that time.
 
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In the next 5 years, I will be studying for a masters in tax law.
 
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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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To find a job and to feel comfortable and excel in my job.
 
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To learn as much as I can in accounts payable, asked questions when I didn't understand.
 
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To apply what I learn in college and see for myself that all of them are useful. Applying in the company that I think will help me achieve those.
 
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What type of report have you prepared.
 
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I plan on achieving the 150 hours needed to sit for the CPA exam. Also begin the exam. I have graduated from UMHB with 140 lacking 3 upper level accounting courses.
 
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
 
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Too critical on my self, which has lead me to cut deadlines close so I have managed my time better to account for extra time for me to recieve criticism and make sure that my work is according to company procedures and requirements. Some examples I use is to create lists of the different assignments.
 
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Start working on the new project as soon as I get the instructions. But now I realized that it is better to sped the required time to find out exactly what is required by the management and focus on those aspect of the job.
 
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Trust to every one . Some times will check my self.
 
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Why have you chosen a career in Accounting.
 
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Waiting on other people to do their part so I can finish my job. Keeping myself busy with other things.
 
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Are you willing to work overtime, nights, weekends?
 
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In accounting it is very important to produce the reports on time. If it is required by the situation I feel obliged to put in extra time to complete the job in time.
 
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Yes, I am very flexible with my schedule.
 
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Overtime YES. Nights depends. Weekends, hopefully no.
 
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I can work overtime and weekends only.
 
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Yes but I would like to know in advance so I can make appropriate arrangement.
 
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What motivates you to perform your best?
 
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The feeling of completeness and correctness.
 
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Meeting deadlines and building success with a great team.
 
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A word of appreciation for my good work.
 
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What do you know about our company?
 
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The company creates HVAC equipment and installation, while keeping the customers first and satisfied.
 
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It is a cpa firm providing accounting services.
 
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Founded in 1900 and employes 100 people. Listed as best company to work for the last three years with record growth.
 
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Home-builder with a variety of sub-companies.
 
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I know you are a small firm that provides tax planning, assurance, management consulting and litigation support services. This firm's main expertise is in construction and development. This firms has been in service for over 25 years and your Tax Department partner is the former President of the Society of CPA's and holds a position on the Board of Directors of a Non Profit Organization.
 
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