CBRE Accounting Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2015
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Associate Accountant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CBRE (Scottsdale, AZ) in May 2015.

Interview

They use the STAR interview method, so make sure your responses are structured correctly.Try to be concise as well. I found the interview to be pretty casual. I was interviewed by two of the managers and they made me feel very comfortable during the interview.

Interview Questions

  • Give an example of a time where you and a fellow employee had a disagreement.   Answer Question

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    Accounting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at CBRE (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I got called in for an interview with a manager. I was asked about my experience in accounting, when in reality the job deals more with paperwork for leases. It also involves calls from the brokers for updates. There's also a math skills test and an actual hands-on file on a lease for verification. I was the third highest candidate, so I got called immediately for a second interview with my prospective trainer. The first highest candidate was ruled out. I got an email a week later stating that I was not chosen. I sent the manager a thank you letter.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at CBRE (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I met CBRE at a college fair. They asked for my resume and then called me about a week later. I did not do any follow up with them after I gave them my resume, they contacted me first. I talked with a manager and she asked me a few typical questions that had nothing to do with accounting. She set up my interview. I had one interview with them in which I was interviewed by two accounting managers. They were very nice and personable people. They asked me a long list of questions and we had a great discussion about them. I then had three tests I had to take, accounting, spelling, and excel. They were very easy. After this I waited about 3 weeks before they made me an offer. I still have not accepted or declined. They are only giving me 48 hours to make my decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know how to do an Excel test.   1 Answer
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    Associate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CBRE (Irving, TX) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed on the phone got a call a few days late for on site interview. Came in at 12 left at 4pm very long interview, Met with 2 assistant controllers back to back then met 2 Senior accountants that worked under the assistant controller. Then after that I took a series of test 4 were accounting one was spelling and one was an analytical test and also a Excel test. I did very well on the accounting test and analytical test but average on the excel test and horrible on the spelling test. after that whole process spoke with the assistant controller then left. A few days later got offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    tried to but they stuck to the original offer.

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    Associate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CBRE (Phoenix, AZ) in June 2008.

    Interview

    It was much too lengthy and cumbersome for a simple associate accountant position, you'd think they're interviewing for an executive position. They tell you what the pay is going to be up front, take it or leave it. I shouldve left it.

    Interview Questions

    • The recruiter always asks: tell me what the difference is between cash and accrual accounting, but the interviewer has no knowledge of acounting so it's pointless getting into detail.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation ability in this down market. They tell you what youre going to make and you have to accept it if you want a job in this economy.

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