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Interserve
Graduate Trainee Accountant was asked...3 November 2017

What is the structure of inter-serve?

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2M resourcing (the recruiters) had given me the answer essentially, just do a bit of research and answer confidently, this question is easy. Less

Kingfisher

What are you expecting to be your daily tasks?

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I will have to deal with reporting process,stakeholders engagement ,analysis of financial situation of company Less

PeoplePlus

What do you know about Zenith bank

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Mentioned the MD's name, previous gross profit.

SRLV Accountants

Tell us about yourself

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Pre-prepare

Mazars

What do you know about the role you're applying for?

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• Year 1: learn the ropes -> a/c software & systems, understand the nature of clients’ businesses, co-ordinate w/ other depts., prepare statements – curiosity, drive for learning • Year 2: manage client portfolio, self-review, tax for simple clients – responsibility & professionalism • Year 3: take responsibility for junior members, train them – strong leadership skills Less

Mazars

What are your weaknesses?

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• Group projects – tend to take the lead but lacking experience in delegating tasks to group members • Ask a lot of questions when taking on new responsibilities --> must be sure of the task/requirements Less

Wise Tech Group

what is the perfect job for you? How do you see yourself in five years?

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pl z ask

SWAT UK

Why do you want to work for a small-medium sized firm?

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Mercia SWAT have a good PDF on their website listing the positives of working for a small-medium firm as oppose to a larger firm Less

Tell me about yourself

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A very basic question, so I explained basically what I am doing, what my major is and what I would like to do in the future. Less

Property Linked Investment

I was first asked to go through my resume. Then they asked basic questions like what do you know about MPR Group and "a difficult person I dealt with", "what do you see yourself in the future?" I was also asked to describe what do I know about balance sheet and how can profit be manipulated. Because I was applying for a role that requires both technical background in engineering/science and accounting, I was also asked about my interests in science(as I did math for my undergrad.)

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"deal with difficult person": I talked about a guy who was unable to cope with a team project at uni that we did together, I described how I sat down with him to go through everything and resisted his suggestion that I should do his work for him and how eventually he learned a lot from this team project because I insisted on getting him involved in the project. Less

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