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Accounting Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical accountinginterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Accounting interview questions.

-Why do you want to become an accountant?
-Why do you want to work in our company?
-What was the toughest accounting task you had to solve in your career?
-Why should we hire you?
-Do you possess knowledge of accounting standards?
-How do you ensure you make no mistakes in work?
-What characterizes a good accountant from your point of view?
-Describe a stressful situation at work or school and how did you handle the situation?
-Describe a time when you made an accounting mistake and what did you do to resolve the situation?
-What is a goal you have for your accounting career?
-When you hear an expression creative accounting, what do you imagine?
-What are your strengths and weaknesses?
-What motivates you to do this routine job?
-Which accounting software are you familiar with?
-Walk us through a typical cash flow statement, balance sheet, or income statement.
-How are your Excel skills and knowledge of accounting software?
-How did you decide to study accounting?
-What was your favorite accounting course and why?

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