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Fund Accountant was asked...November 19, 2012

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

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

whats the entry for an accrual, how do you reverse the accrual once paid

1) credit liability, debit expense 2) debit liability, credit cash

Oh really genius? Do tell how to reverse an accrual

Where do you see yourself in that company in 3 years?

Get prepare for the different position they have whitin AD. Make the exercice of visualitation. then be frank. Less

Bonjour, est ce que tout l'entretien ce déroule en anglais? vous souvenez vous des autres questions. Merci Less

Do you remember the questions that were asked in the accounting test?

What do fund accountants usually look at to determine whether a fund is doing well or not?

benchmark

Profit and amp; loss report

profit &amp; loss reports

to explain how a NAV is calculated

NAV is net asset value. It is calculated by taking the current market value of fund's net asset (securities held by the fund minus any liabilities) and dividing it by number of shares outstanding. For example: if a fund has a total net asset of \$20 million dollars and there are one million shares of the fund, then the NAV is \$20 per share. Less

NAV = (assets- liabilities)/ Total number of units Assets contains stocks and bonds in portfolio and liability means fund manager fees and commision. NAV changes daily as Values of stocks and bonds fluctuates. Less

How comfortable are we with working overtime during month end closing?

It is very common for accounting staff to work overtime during month end.

Expected of the job role as a fund accountant.

They screen your LinkedIn if you have one, and will go into detail on university projects if you have done any. So make sure your LinkedIn is consistent with your CV and don't have anything on there that you don't want to be asked about.

If you don't pass the MCQ there is a slim chance you will be hired.

What kind of McQueen do they ask

DId you ever have a challenge with any of your managers and what did you do about it?

If you are ever asked the question, “have you ever had a challenging situation with a manager?” It is important not to give an example that makes you look like someone who fights and causes trouble within an organization. In fact, if you are asked this question, “did you ever have difficulty with a manager or a challenge with a manager?” You can start your answer by saying, "I have never had a serious challenge with a manager”. With that being said, that is not a sufficient answer. So you do want to show that you do disagree at times with people, but you are able to find common grounds and are able to resolve issues peacefully. Something like, "There have been times where a manager and I have thought differently about a topic and we discuss it, and sometimes the manager sees my point of view, and sometimes I see theirs. But ultimately, we are able to come to a conclusion and resolve any sort of difference of a opinion quickly and smoothly.” Just saying something like that will reassure the interviewer that you’re not someone who is going to cause problems at their organization. Less

What is a Credit default swap?

A credit default swap (CDS) is a financial swap agreement that the seller of the CDS will compensate the buyer in the event of a loan default or other credit event. The buyer of the CDS makes a series of payments (the CDS "fee" or "spread") to the seller and, in exchange, receives a payoff if the loan defaults. Less

Credit defulat swaps acts as insurance because it transfer the risk from buyer of CDS to seller of CDS in case of defualt. Seller of CDS pay face value of loan to buyer of CDS. It is actually non isurance product. CDS is not subjected to regulation governing traditional insurance product. Also, investors can buy and sell protection without owning debt and this is called 'Naked Credit Defualt Swaps' Most importantly, the seller is not required to maintain reserves to cover the protection sold Less