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US Defense Finance and Accounting Service Interview Questions

Updated Nov 24, 2014
Updated Nov 24, 2014
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    Financial Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three people panel. Five questions read from a paper I was given as I walked in. Finding the interview was the hardest part. Instruction were given to one building but the interview was in another building.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process was very basic. As a US Air Force Veteran, I was pre-selected for the position prior to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

    Interview Details

    Got hired as a technician-no interview. Got promoted to LIM program years later-1 interview with 3 person panel. Pretty standard questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was lengthy - the time from resume submission to interview request was about six weeks. Interviews are business professional and by a panel that does not include the hiring official. Be prepared to answer the usual questions about leadership situations.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren't any difficult or unexpected questions - mostly the usual, "Tell us about a difficult situation at work and how you resolved it," repetoire.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. The job was posted as a GS 07/09/11 career ladder. You start as a GS07 at $38,500 and are automatically promoted annually until you reach the GS11.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Asked me a bunch of philosophical questions instead of questions that could determine if I can do accounting work well. Example: "Tell me a person that you admire and why?" What in the word?!? The idiot that interviewed me then made it clearly apparent that she was unimpressed with my bogus answer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had an in person interview. Then I had to wait months and months for the job opening to be approved. After that I had to fill out all the paper work for the security check. That took about 3 months to be completed.

    Interview Questions
    • What has been an experience that was a difficult problem for you to solve during your career?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation. I was offered a position by way of the Leaders In Motion program. That was the only hiring authority available at the time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Accounting Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Limestone, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Limestone, ME
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and received a letter of consideration. I thne had to submit paperwork allowing DOD to process my criminal background and then was sent to the office for an informal interview. I then received a "Tentative" offer and went in for orientation for 3 days. After my background check was complete for security, I was hired permanent.

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    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating nor any interview process. They were doing a huge hire and they basically wanted simply high school graduates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Complete long application, receive call, complete long forms for security check. Submit to security check which involves agents interviewing your neighbors, friends, parents, ex spouses and others. Then fill out forms to submit to credit check. After this you may be interviewed by a panel of people.

    Interview Questions
    • This is not really relevant the questions were random from the panel   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very thorough and direct. DFAS is an organization focusing on hiring in new professional talent with a customer service focus. The required qualifications are very similar to what public accounting firms seek: four year business degree, high gpa, certifications are a plus. The process was very competitive with peers, and the offer was very competitive as compared to other firms / companies.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you were presented with a difficult work situation, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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