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Accounting Interview Questions

Accounting Interview Questions

Accounting is the backbone of the financial market, so be prepared to answer questions about your technical experience and detail-oriented work ethic. Employers may ask you to answer an analytical accounting question, tell a story that highlights your Excel skills, or solve a math brain teaser. As you move up in accounting, be aware that employers often expect more advanced degrees, which may include a Masters or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification.

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Name the 4 most important financial statements and their uses.

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What types of accounting actions have you performed in the past?

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How do you respond to stress?

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Why did you decide to go into accounting?

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What is a mutual fund?

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How would you go about solving a complex problem that you didn't know how to do?

Only one off the wall question: "What is your favorite FASB pronouncement and why?" I wasn't prepared for this one, but it didn't seem to have a negative impact on my interview.

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Describe a time when you were pulled in many directions.

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What skills do you possess that you feel qualify you for this position? (Regards to accounting position.)

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How do you deal with conflict?

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