Here are some questions and suggested answers related to accounting job interviews.
► Why would you like to work as an accountant?
Your answer should strike a chord in the interviewer’s mind. Be unique, yet specific; mention qualities that you have that pertain to the job; love of numbers, detail oriented, excellent capacity to recall various tax laws and their applications.
► University – Your Choice
There are some qualifications that vary from institution to institution. Your place of study and the courses you took will make a difference. Be sure to answer the question in all sincerity and truthfulness, because anything that you tell the interviewer is open for reviewing and cross examining.
► What are the qualities that make for a good accountant?
Accountancy is quite a critical and complicated profession. Along with the basic necessities of being good at calculation and figures, one must be patient and stay calm while handling the critical figures and accounts of a company, and dealing with clients, creditors or debtors.
Strong analytical skills, self-disciple and good interpersonal skills are just some of the skills that make a good accountant. Be prepared to discuss which of these skills/qualities you have; prepare a short anecdote or two that demonstrates it.
► Other Questions Related to Accounting:
The interviewer may also ask any question related to the actual accounting profession. Some typical questions are:
- When does a credit become a debit, or vice versa.
- You may be given a scenario and asked how to solve a particular issue.
These questions are by far the most important questions, since your answers will demonstrate your knowledge and ability to perform the tasks required.
Provide cases you have handled in your previous jobs. Explain your professional approaches to different situations that require good expertise in your field.
Accounting Job Interviews