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Tax Accountant Interview Questions

Author
Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Business Tax Accountant

30 Tax Accountant
Interview Questions

  1. Give me reasons why you would succeed at this job.

  2. What tax strategies have you employed to great effect?

  3. Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?

  4. How would your former employer describe you?

  5. Why should we hire you?

  6. How have you adjusted your style when it was not meeting the objectives and/or people were not responding correctly?

  7. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  8. Are you efficient with your time?

  9. How did you get work assignments at your most recent employer?

  10. Tell me about a time when you have helped resolve a dispute between others.

  11. If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?

  12. How do you handle stressful situations?

  13. What are the skills required for this job?

  14. Some people work best as part of a group - others prefer the role of individual contributor. How would you describe yourself?

  15. If you can, tell me about a time when your trustworthiness was challenged. How did you respond?

  16. What was the biggest mistake you have had when delegating work? The biggest success?

  17. Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully communicate with another person, even when that individual may not have personally liked you, or vice versa.

  18. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  19. Why do you want to work with our organization?

  20. What is your knowledge of various sales/use tax laws?

  21. What is the difference between the excise duty and the sales tax?

  22. What are you passionate about?

  23. What are your career goals?

  24. Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.

  25. Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.

  26. How do you manage your time?

  27. In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?

  28. What do you do when your schedule is suddenly interrupted? Give an example.

  29. If you were interviewing for this position what would you be looking for in the applicants?

  30. In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?