When interviewing an applicant for an accounting job, hiring managers and job interviewers ask questions that help them evaluate the applicant's suitability for the job position. These may include questions to test the applicant's accounting knowledge, problem-solving skills, ability to handle pressure and interpersonal skills, according to CareerProfiles.
Practicing answers to the usual interview questions can help an applicant make a good first impression on the interviewer, according to LiveCareer.
The following are some of the common questions for an accounting position.
- Why do you want to be an accountant?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- What system do you use to keep your errors to a minimum?
- Are you comfortable with creating accounting?
- Are you familiar with current accounting standards?
- How do you make sure that you are up to date with the regulations and changes in accounting standards that affect your accounting position?
- What accounting software do you use?
- Relate how you were able to reduce costs for a previous employer.
- How do you track matters that require your attention?
- Relate the most recent budget that you created.
- What is the most notable accounting decision that you have made this year?
- Describe a situation where you had to handle a complex project with tight deadlines that required precision.
- Explain a complex accounting or financial process.