Accounting Experience and Preferences
What factors influenced your decision to become an accountant in the first place?
What aspects of the job of accountant do you enjoy most?
Which areas of accounting are you strongest in, have the most experience in, or enjoy most?
What accounting tasks do you enjoy least?
Computer and Software Knowledge
Microsoft Word Knowledge (and Google Docs Equivalent)
Microsoft Excel Knowledge (and Google Docs Equivalent)
What additional accounting software experience do you have?
How proficient are you with a 10-key?
How proficient are you with a computer?
Keeps conversations on the clock with co-workers business-oriented as much as comfortably reasonable to make the best use of time.
Co-Worker Communications *
Poor communication and ineffective communication are obstacles that plague most organizations, leading to lost productivity, high turnover, and lost money. What steps have to taken in your previous management positions to remedy problems with communication? And what steps do you think any company should take to work toward an effective communication policy? What past history do you have communicating with people of different walks of life?
What past history do you have communicating with people of different walks of life?
Do you speak Spanish?
Would you consider yourself someone who deals with difficult people well or poorly? Give an example from your past.
Hiring & Management Style
Do you have management Experience?
Describe a scenario from your past experience you feel would illustrate your management style.
What strategies have you witnessed as effective in lowering turnover?
What strategies have you seen increase employee satisfaction?
What relative management experience do you have?
Consider this statement and react: It takes twice as long to train someone to do this job than it takes for me to do it myself.
Discuss 2 past experiences: 1 where you made a poor choice in delegation, what you learned; 1 where you effectively delegated.
Give a past example where you decided not to delegate a task you normally would and why.
Strengths and Weaknesses
What do you see as your main weaknesses as an accountant and how do you compensate for them?
What personal growth do you hope to achieve by working with our company?
What 5 key qualities do you think a good accountant for our company needs to have? Do you fall short on any of these?
What do you see as your main strengths as an accountant?
How much of a perfectionist and can you give an example of why you gave yourself that rating?
Can you give an example of where you had to be resourceful to complete a task?
Overcoming Organizational Challenges
What tools/methods do you use to keep yourself as organized and productive as possible?