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Fund Accountant was asked...November 20, 2012

### How far apart is the hour and minute hand a 3:15?

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No matter what time of the day, the minute and hour hand are always touching in the center of the clock face. Less

7.5 degrees

360 degrees on the clock. Each number is 360/12 = 30 degrees apart from one another. at 3:15, the minute hand is at 3 while the hour hand is 15/60 = 1/4 away from 3. So (1/4) * 30 = 30/4 = 7 + 2/4 = 7.5 degrees Less

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### Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client \$10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save \$10 million, but is going to owe \$10 million. What do you do? How do you handle the situation?

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Firstly, tell your partner and senior about it. After that, finalize the paperwork and bring it to your client's house. Talk to your client and just tell your client that you've made a mistake and tell your client the correct info Less

Start looking for a new job as soon as possible.

Answer: Everyone makes mistakes and you have to acknowledge it in a humble way. Tell the senior or the partner of the mistake as soon as possible, so they can help you minimize the damage. Less

### If faced with violence from the juveniles how would you handle it?

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Instantly try to restrain and calm

As a JPO, it is your duty to gain total control of a violent situation with the least amount of force as possible as quickly as possible. Many juveniles resort to anger due to an inability to understand the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing; that is why it is crucial to maintain control and attempt to diffuse the situation to prevent further escalation. Less

There is no right answer other than making sure to articulate that it is unacceptable to strike a resident in anything other than the most extreme situations. Less

### What is an accrual?

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Revenues and expenses are recorded when earned; not received or paid.

An adjustment to either 1) record revenue earned but not yet recorded or 2) record expenses that have been incurred but not yet recorded Less

Is an accounting method

### When you're under a lot of pressure and tight deadlines, how do you manage your stress level?

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I always try to have a positive mindset. Things are only as bad as you build them up to be in your head. I am not the type to get stressed out because I know I'll get through whatever obstacle is thrown my way. Things always seem to fall into place when you stay focused, determined, and positive about the final outcome. Less

For the past five years I have been living with my very beautiful girlfriend who is twenty-five years younger than I am (I’m 55 yo and she is 30 yo). I let her de stress me the way she knows best :). Less

### What would you do to prepare your self for court? How to deal with a upset parent? How do you prioritize your time management skills?

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Make sure I have prepared all the necessary documents for the court case and know how to reference all of them. I would explain to the parent that the probation program is very successful and that it is the best thing for their child and will help them. I prioritize projects that have the nearest deadlines. Less

Very easy and straight forward, just use your common sense. Just relax and think before you answer the question Less

### You show up to a burglary call, your partner gets shot and falls to the ground while the burglar runs away. What do you do?

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I would attend to my partner that has been shot. Once I have attended to my partner that has been shot, depending on how bad the situation is and If he needs medical attention. I would call it in as an officer down, suspect on the run, and I would try to give a brief description of the suspect so my fellow officers could apprehend the suspect. Less

The answers i provided were scrutinized while the interviewers yelled at me and criticized my decisions. Eventually I said that I am not familiar with the policies and procedures but I am trainable and then I would be confident that I can take the appropriate action. Less

### If you are faced with multiple tasks, which would you prioritize first, second and third? Time sensative task, customer impact task or internal date and time sensative task.

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Remember, Your interviewing for a City Job....that isnt really make or break customer dependant... correct anser ... Time Sensative Task is first. Less

Time sensitive first, internal date sensitive, and then customer impact. Taking care of the time sensitive tasks first will most likely help many more customers. Less

### What knowledge did I have about the Clery Act?

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I had no experience with the Clery Act and did not know how it affected law enforcement on a college campus. Less

The Clery Act applies to college campuses in regards to crimes that are associated with the college, regardless if they were on, next, or off campus. It requires colleges to distribute and educate people about crime on campus each year as a measure of prevention. Less

### What would you do if you see two guests fighting on the floor.

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Call for backup/police. Break up the fight and deescalate the situation using effective communication skills. Less

Ask them to leave the premises if not then either call the law enforcement actions or escort them out of property with a backup. Less

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