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Accountemps Accounting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant

I applied online - interviewed at Accountemps in August 2014.

Interview Details – applied online, phone interview, Filled out paperworks, a regular interview. Looked over my resume. Asked me to give a brief overview of what I did. No difficult questions were asked during the interview. No unexpected questions come to mind.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Accounting Temp Interview

Accounting Temp

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accountemps.

Interview Details – After I applied couple positions online, one of the recruiters called me and set up an interview with me about one week later. Before the interview, they emailed me a link to complete a quiz. It is just basic knowledge about Word and Excel. During the interview, they just go through your resume and ask you about your desirable wage and interested companies. In the same week of the interview, they called me again, and got me on an assignment with an international company.

Interview Question – There is no difficult question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Accountant Interview

Accountant

Interviewed at Accountemps

Interview Details – Called them to set up a time to meet. Filled out paperwork for 20 minutes. Interview was about 29 minutes Just like a regular interview. Looked over my resume. Asked me to give a brief overview of what I did. I was to still look for jobs but to update them on who I sent resumes to.

Interview Question – Questions were on my work experience and what my hourly rate would be.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Accounting Clerk Interview

Accounting Clerk

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Accountemps in March 2011.

Interview Details – Interview process was very thorough. Company ask detail question about your previous employers, positions held and duties. Skill test are given to assess your abilities. The process is fairly quick if there is a need for your skill set immediately.

Interview Question – All questions are normal interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate pay, know what your experience is worth. Don't settle for what is offered.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant

I applied online and interviewed at Accountemps.

Interview Details – The interview didn't surprise me much. The interview paperwork took about a half hour to complete and then they asked me to "Tell me about yourself." Then again, they never got back to me about temporary work. They told me that there was no work available yet. I have a degree in accounting and they said that there was no work.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to multitask.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Temporary Accountant Interview

Temporary Accountant
King of Prussia, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Accountemps.

Interview Details – Applied on-line. Took the battery of skills tests and ranked in the high 90th percentile. As background, I have a B.A. in Finance, and an M.B.A. in Accounting. I spoke with a recruiter in the Wilmington, DE, office and I was told that the positions I applied for on-line were already filled and they have very specific requirements for the jobs they fill and that I didn't meet them. (Apparently an M.B.A. in Accounting isn't specific enough for a temporary staff accountant position.) When I asked for more specificity about what credentials/experience/skills I was lacking the recruiter could not provide an answer.

Thinking that perhaps I had the misfortune to connect with a recruiter who was not particularly adept at evaluations I called the King of Prussia office and left a voicemail. I did not receive a call back but I did receive an email stating that the jobs I had applied for were all filled (and are currently still on the Accountemps website as open). I was also told via that same email that I should not consider Accountemps as a "resource" for me in finding employment. Basically? I was told to get lost.

What I took away from this experience was that the blow-off I experienced in the Wilmington office was not unique to the way experienced candidates are handled when they apply for positions with this company.

Interview Question – The interviewer didn't ask any questions. I was lectured to as to why I did not match any of their open positions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Accountant--Salaried Professional Interview

Senior Accountant--Salaried Professional
Denver, CO

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Accountemps in November 2010.

Interview Details – I was sought out for the SPS program. This is a program where you become an employee of RHI with full benefits. Interview was straight forward. Hard part was determining industries and geographic location willing to travel.

Interview Question – There really wasn't one. The most challenging aspect is targeting which industries you are best suited to work in.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You learn to play poker. It is hard ball negotiation.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant

Interviewed at Accountemps

Interview Details – I received a call to set up an onsite interview. When I arrived, I filled in a number of documents including tax, personal information, references and etc. The interview last less than 20 minutes and generally went through the resume.

Interview Question – nothing unexpected, most are general behavioral questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Accountant--Salaried Professional Interview

Senior Accountant--Salaried Professional
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accountemps in November 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed for temp to hire position. I was brought in for more interviews with several different people. These positions often pay less than you could make working at a company. However, you get a much greater variety of work. The main thing is whether you can make it on the lower salary.

Interview Question – How do you handle working with a difficult person?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Based on salary guide for where I lived. I would suggest negotiating using salaries in the mid-range.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Accounting Interview

Accounting
San Antonio, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Accountemps in January 2014.

Interview Details – I called to schedule an appointment with them after I applied online. I went in for the interview and testing the following week. I did well on the testing and was told to call back weekly. I would like to add though that some of the recruiters there are the biggest liars. One recruiter told me that she had been a controller. That's actually laughable. I guess she decided to take a step down just to become a recruiter. She also had the nerve to ask me if I would consider going back to school for a BA in Accounting. I have a Master of Science in Accounting. That just makes no sense to me. Fake promises and lies is usually what you get from them. They spend all this time asking questions just to disregard everything you tell them you are looking for. I was offered a job paying significantly less than what I told them was my minimum. Thanks, but no thanks. Unless, you're desperate, do not use these people. They also want you to tell them everyone that you're interviewing and applying with. They claim this is so they can help you...yeah, right!

Reason for Declining – It payed significantly less than my minimum and was only a temp assignment.

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