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Senior Tax Analyst was asked...November 3, 2016

Why was I seeking a step down from my former title of manager.

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I prefer the hand-on preparation process that utilizes my strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent documentation. Just like a teacher that prefers teaching verses becoming an administrator. The talents required for each position are different. Less

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Idaho Department of Labor

If you were going to try to underpay your payroll tax, how would you book the transactions on your system? If you were an auditor, how would you find out if the company was underpaying?

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Interviewers were very friendly, no intimidation.


On your last evaluation, tell me what your manager put down as one of your weaknesses.

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My weakness was in the area of customer focus because my manager wanted me to become more visable to the organization so that others could reach out to me more on tax questions and issues. I have actively addressed this concern by holding training sessions for other departments that are affected by tax coding implications and have begun to make new connections through these sessions. Less

Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

1st interview: Tell me about yourself

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We briefly discussed my resume/job experience. Most of the conversation was informal. We talked about travelling, the firm, certain benefits available to employees, the partners, career paths etc. Less


Tell me about your past experience. What are your three to five year goals? What kind of tax research have you done recently? What articles have you written?

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I was honest about all of my past experience good and bad. I said I had hopes of making partner within a five year time frame. I asked follow up questions about culture, vision for the future and a description of what they considered the ideal candidate for this position to be. Less

HD Supply

They inquired extensively about my sales tax background, including: POS, tax calculation, improvements, research techniques, and personal goals.

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Answers were experience driven.


What do you consider to be your greatest strength?

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My ability to break down and analyse seemingly difficult legal/tax problems.


Why should we hire you?

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Talked about my unique educational background and how I am staying updated with current issues. Less


Why are you thinking of leaving your current job?

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Looking for a fresh challenge as I've imbedded systems that just require routine maintenance in my current position. Less


Explain what ASC 740 experience you may have. How do you calculate effective tax rates? How do you prepare a provision calculation and what is the journal entry to book the adjustment?

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This was my second interview and it started by being told it was a basic interview to get to know each other and no technical questions would be asked. I snooped on LinkedIn and saw the last person in this position only stayed for a little over 1 year before again moving to another company (red flag). Less

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