Accountant Interview Questions

In an accountant interview, employers ask questions to determine your ability to follow financial best practices, maximise profit and prepare financial reports. Expect the interviewer to ask questions about skills that are vital to the role of an accountant, including software proficiency, data analysis, communication and business acumen. The interviewer may also ask you to describe your experience in specific areas, including payroll, auditing, billing and trend analysis.

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Top Accountant Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three accountant interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Which accounting software packages are you comfortable using?

How to answer: This question allows the interviewer to understand how familiar you are with accounting software and determine how much on-the-job training you will need. Discuss software packages you have used, including your years of experience and how you used each package. Include any formal training you have received in accounting software.

Question No. 2: What are the common financial statements used in accounting?

How to answer: Interviewers use questions such as this to test your technical expertise. In this case, define and discuss the three key statements used by all accountants, including balance sheets, cash flow statements and income statements. Define and discuss each statement's characteristics and how accountants use them on the job.

Question No. 3: How would you explain a complicated accounting process or report to someone outside of the accounting team?

How to answer: This question will demonstrate your ability to communicate complicated financial information to colleagues in other departments, such as information technology and human resources. Describe the interpersonal and written communication strategies you have used with non-accounting colleagues and clients.

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Network Rail
Management Accountant was asked...15 July 2015

If you had 3 mins alone in a lift with the CEO what would you say?

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Are you going up or down?

As a passenger I believe railways are the future transport that everyone will need and want to use for work and pleasure, together we can make our future vision a reality. Less

I will simply say, Good to see you today sir, Do have a wonderful ahead.

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AFIP (Argentina)
CONTADOR was asked...22 August 2019

2 juegos de examenes, uno con fichas de dominó y otro de personalidad

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Gracias por la info!!!

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A alguien lo llamaron despues de la entrevista con el responsable del sector?

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PSA International

If I had to compare myself to an animal which would I choose.

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Don't do it!!! It's a scam! The same thing happen to me a couple of days ago! it's a work from home job and the person who is interviewing you is going to try to send you a check for your supplies. The check is fraudulent! He is gonna try to tell you to deposit the check into your account and then have you to transfer it into another account. I went to the bank and they stopped it before he could get the money! Less

What were the name of the ppl contacting you? Did they FedEx the check to you? Did you ever buy any supplies? Less

He was very aggressive and very eagered for me to get the bank

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How do you cost a product?

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It all depend in materials used, labors, packaging and delivery cost.

it all depend in materials used labors,packaging,and delivery ,That call product cost. Less

Cost of product includes Direct Labour + Direct Material+ Direct FOH (factory Overheads). The total cost divided by total no of units produced gives you cost per unit. Less

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How can you contribute to Kerry?

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I can contribute,with my knowledge in Sushi making and my confidence, potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player,whom is able to work shift. Less

I can contribute with my knowledge in Sushi making and my confidence, potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player whom is able to work shift Less

I can contribute with my confidence,potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player whom is able to work shift. Less

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The Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons group of Companies

What are your qualifications and what are your skills and experience?

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Respected sir Mohammed salim muneer ali having experience gcc 12 years jenral foreman like infrastructure architecture design land survey survey Autocad I can speak English arbic hindi urdu if having job chance 0501375473 uae Less

Good evening… my qualification is masters with finance specialization and currently working in Index Exchange since last 2 years. Less

I explain about my education skills and experience.

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Aimbridge Hospitality

are you comfortable with working overtime the first week of the month

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what is your qualification ?

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Sir, I am graduates with commerce..

Sir, am graduate with commerce side


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Al Baik

why should you join us

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Because i’ve very experience in the felid

Because everyone need work with brand

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Why do you think you are the best for this position?

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Salary expectations?

The experience which i have on the job and the ability to work without close supervision can make me handle task well. Less

The willingness to do the job

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