Depending on the position, you should also talk about why you will succeed in that specific role, based on what that role demands. Here are a few tips for each of the three departments accounting firms have: Audit, Tax, and Advisory. Use the qualities below to describe yourself, the type of work you enjoy, and what you can bring to the team!
Looking for your attention to accuracy and detail, hiring managers need to see you are aware of and follow all aspects of every job and task, regardless of scope. Your answer should demonstrate that you set high standards for yourself and others. As always, try to use an example from your own performance.
Talk about any reports and data analyses that you have done, including financial analyses and reports, evaluation, inventorying, reports on equipment and real estate, documentation of accounting systems, management of account tables and entries, etc.
This question provides insight to your ability to analysis issues, assess situations and how to act appropriately. Using a specific example, your response should show you can pinpoint problems utilizing relevant info, including a capacity to break down and organize data, using it to identify cause and effect relationships.
This is a tricky query. One important aspect of any interview is to avoid negativity. Yet this question needs you to deal directly with a negative situation. In your response, stay away from finger pointing and, using factual information, discuss how you accurately assessed the situation and took a course of action using organizational resources.
This is best answered with examples of specific relevant responsibilities: analysis of business operations, financial advice based on projections of current and future revenues and expenses, specific problems solved, analysis and development of budgets, etc.
You can mention experience with taxes (taxes owed and tax return) and relevant government regulations, your work with the tax authorities and Internal Revenue Service, and any experience with government record keeping.
You can tell about your experience in analyzing current and future business operations, costs, trends, and revenues. You may speak about giving advice in these and other areas, such as budget forecasts, and developing solutions to financial problems in general.
Be specific here. Mention projects which were difficult or had to be completed in little time, or urgent problems you solved effectively. If you don't have an example from your professional life, you can mention situations from your personal or public life which demonstrate efficiency under pressure.
This is a question to get an idea of your ability to plan and organize. Your answer should show how you set objectives, plan for them and prioritize to accomplish goals, all within a time frame. While keeping it brief, let the hiring manager know how you schedule, identify and allocate resources.
You can describe anything that has to do with client service or cooperation at work: team projects, team problem solving, client representation and support, auditing services, etc.
I am afraid that I did not have an opportunity to work as an accountant.
Describe tasks done with applications like Microsoft Office, as well as services like client support and representation through the internet, online research and communication with colleagues, development and documentation of accounting and record-keeping systems, etc.
I see pressure in a different view. Pressure is something which cracks you and helps you to identify yourself. Pressure should be seen as a challenges faced and the challenges faced will assist you the next time. I think its always better to Face everything and rise instead of forgetting everything and run.
Trying to understand your motivations is something a hiring manager will always explore. Hopefully, this is a question you shouldn't need a lot of prepping to answer. Is accounting a tradition in your family? Did you find out at a young age you had an analytic propensity for numbers and record keeping? As a teenager, were you doing your parents' taxes? Whatever your reasons, give an engaging story that lets them know you see accounting as an important aspect of any organization's success. Whatever accounting interview questions you're asked, be ready to supply convincing behavioral examples. Try to keep them relevant, and as often as you can, relate them to the position you're applying for. For a lot of these questions, there is no "right" answer. There are practical approaches and solutions, and hiring managers want to examine your sensibilities to determine your ability to function and succeed in their operations. So be ready to show them you have the right stuff to be an accountant and on their payroll.
► When were you most satisfied in your job?
► Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
► Tell about a time that you had to adapt to a difficult situation.
► What are the qualities of a good leader?
► What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
Note down your answers. These may be useful later if the interviewers wish to confirm any answer with you as they forget or wish to discuss more. Find out everything you can about the company, its culture and its goals. Always focus on the positive reason such you were seeking the opportunity to expand your career opportunities.
► How do you react to instruction and criticism?
► How would you describe the experience of working here?
► Tell me about an important goal that you set in the past.
► When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
► What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
► How did you handle meeting a tight deadline?
► What do you think, would you be willing to travel for work?
► What do you think you can bring to this position?
► You have not done this sort of job before. How will you succeed?
► What relevant experience do you have?
► Give an example of a time you successfully worked on a team.
► What can you do for us that other candidates cant?
► What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
► Give me an example of a high-pressure situation?
► How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
Note down your answers. These may be useful later if the interviewers wish to confirm any answer with you as they forget or wish to discuss more.
Just try to stay focused on the job you're interviewing for. Be very thoughtful about your answer.
► How would you weigh a plane without scales?
► Tell me about your proudest achievement.
► What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
► Give me an example that best describes your organizational skills.
► Give some examples of teamwork.
► To what extent have your previous roles been interdisciplinary?
► What is your current function at your most recent company?
► What was the advertising philosophy of the company?
► How comfortable are you with PowerPoint? Photoshop?
► How many presentations have you made in previous roles?
► Are you comfortable pitching to C-level executives?
► Have you reviewed the information on our proprietary software from our website?
► How would articulate the benefits of our product to a company like Toyota, for example?
► How comfortable are you working overtime most of the week, including weekends?
► How comfortable are you traveling 10-20% of the time?
► Can you handle being in sales for an extended period of time?
► How long is your commute to our midtown office?
► What is your availability for a second interview in the next few weeks?
► What support training would you require to be able to do this job?
► What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?
► What do you see yourself doing within the first days of this job?
► What type of work environment do you prefer?
► Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
► Why is establishing a long term relationship with clients so important?
► What is the best way to earn trust from customers?
► Tell me what you think the key to a successful business relationship is?
► What is your previous sales record?
► What motivates you in your day-to-day work?
► How well do you operate as part of a team?
► How do you motivate other members of the team to achieve more?
► Are you a natural leader?
► How would you deal with an angry customer?
► How would you cope with a long term customer acting unreasonably?
► When was the last time you were in a crises?
► What has been your most successful experience in speech making?
► List five words that describe your character.
► Who else have you applied to/got interviews with?
► What are your salary requirements.
Note down your answers. These may be useful later if the interviewers wish to confirm any answer with you as they forget or wish to discuss more. Have some good ones handy to mention. Be clear in understanding the responses.
► What is more important to you: the money or the work?
► Have you done this kind of work before?
► Have you ever had to deal with conflicting deadlines?
► Do you work well under pressure?
► Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
Nothing looks worse than a candidate who knows nothing about the company.
The interviewers want to know the real you, the potential candidate they may accept in. Have some good ones handy to mention.
I see my self an expert in my job gaining the experience and enhancing my knowledge, looking to be promoted to a higher position giving me the ability to gain skills in other positions.
The turn around time of the process in 7hours irrespective of the size and complexity and volumes. Time management is one of the key factor to be maintained with speed and accuracy simultaneously.
Confidentiality comes with the trust. Apart from the professional life I wonder myself that some of my friends do come and tell their personal and ask me a suggestion. I can maintain confidential information.
as a leader who insipres other to do well
Well I have decided to start a career in the domain which I would like to enhance my skills.
It happens when I do not get out of those instructions. I tend to beleive that knowledge is wealth and I do not push myself when there is nothing to learn something new.
It happens when you work as a team. I consider that if you can have their positive impacts towards you as a team you should take the negative ones and make them do the next time right. My idea was not to lose emotional balance which may hurt them.
I do not generally prepare myself for the schedule. If one is prepared to enjoy your work, you will not be scheduling the same. However I am flexible to work at any schedules.
It happens due to the clients obviously that is what we are here to provide. However the complex it may be you must find the simpler and smarter way to do the same. Knowing What to do helps you and knowing what not to be done gives us more precise view of what has to be done.
Our company has been one of the leading manufacturers in the market and I also find that the company has a reputation not only in here but worldwide. Thank you for considering me and mentioning it as our company.
I have few of the software programs designed by Ubisoft which is one of the largest dealers in the industry of PC Gaming.
I would not say that I am your best choice however I am one of the best candidates and I guess the portfolio my mine fits to the responsibilities of the job specified.
I am probably one of the best candidates you have ever seen and I find that my knowledge and skills suits for the responsibilities and position that I have applied for.
I have brushed up on my accounting skills and taken more advanced accounting and income tax courses to prepare me for the CPA program. As well, I have practiced using different accounting softwares, such as Quickbooks, to familiarize with other accounting softwares.
The portfolio of mine suits with the job responsibilities and I am flexible motivated and committed team worker too.
Yes, I am available any time after 4 o clock through the week days and Saturday.
I personally think that regulation should be mandatory because everyone should get as much as he/ she deserves. The regulation helps to maintain a honest policy in and around. Being up to date helps us to maintain the same rapo.
Well its the time when you are out of breath. I think outside the box at the situations. I will take a break and start fresh and ease myself and taking a break helps us to concentrate the work that is going to be done in the next few hours.
In addition to accounting activities, an account manager holds a management position that involves company relations to interact effectively with staff. With a question related to a preferred work environment, an interviewer is probing the candidate's leadership abilities and interpersonal skills. A candidate who chooses an environment in which he can interact to offer support and feedback, may be preferred to a candidate who prefers to sit behind a desk.
An employer may seek an account manager with the ability to make decisions in a fraction of a section. If the interviewer asks a candidate a question about making quick decisions, the candidate should be able to provide an incident, the choices she had and the reasons for the decision she made. Her incident may involve a new credit policy, lowering a price for volume dealers, or other incidents with long-term effects on a business. The candidate could end the response with her decision and the outcome.
I have created a excel sheet with the set formulae and cascaded it to the team and so which saves lots of time in processing the workorders. I usually work on the orders which are possibly to converted in to the contracts and I consider the same with the data of the previous months.
I have a basic working knowledge in the Windows OS. I have done an addon course in MS Excel which is used in the business environment more often. I have also prepared few of the process documentation in my current job and presented papers at national level and state level seminars during my college days.
An interviewer expects an account manager to be efficient in knowing how to meet targets within deadlines. He may ask the candidate about his track record for achieving targets. With this question, he gives the candidate an opportunity to provide examples of goals and strategies to achieve them. The interviewer may look for the candidate's strong communication skills as a vital tool in the candidate's examples.
Right from my schooling I wish to be an charted accountant and gaining knowledge in it is itself a big positive one as of me, However I wish to establish myself as an renowned accountant in the society.
Developed in collaboration with IT department an Audit Query to audit transaction void lines at the store level.
An interviewer asks a candidate about her opinion of a successful account manager to understand the characteristics that the candidate believes would make her a success. The candidate should identify three or four key concepts as examples of her own experiences such as communication skills, effective negotiation skills, and strengths in market research. She should sound confident in answering this question.
I wish to become an accountant being a mathematician. And also I feel like every individual possess the quality of being an accountant at various stages of life. I Just wanted to pursue a career and to be unique.
Yes I am efficient. I have done an addon course while I was studying the college apart from the college hours. I have the experience of managing the time both officially and personally.