Once I explained my extensive experience, right away they said they only needed someone to generate the financials. And that if I had any questions. That's when I asked what their budget was for an Accounting Manager Senior Accountant in charge of 4 different departments with no support as you will be on your own. That's when they gave a budget figure only a Jr. Accountant would accept.
I responded by asking if they could up their budget and they said that we could talk and then they asked my range. I gave it to them and it was nowhere near their budget by no means. It was very insulting sitting there hearing such a low ball budget with no wiggle room especially with my extensive experience. Less