As far as the accounting interview questions are concerned it will vary with different employers. There are many types of questions which you can be asked. Following are some of the questions which you will have to answer if you want to excel in accounting interview.
Following are the questions which you will have to answer while giving this kind of interview. They are as follows:
1. Which accounting application do you know?
For answering this question you will have to explain the accounting application on which you have worked. Just focus on the fact that how you implemented the application. You should also explain the steps taken by you. But I warn you that you should you should not give irrelevant answer. This will definitely harm your chances.
2. Explain the advantages as well as disadvantages which you have with different accounting system?
Explain how the application simplified the processes which were carried out in the office. You will also have to mention that how the applications were different on the basis of process as well as complexity.
3. Present some accounting report which you have prepared for some company in the past?
For this question you will have to mention that how you were able to manage the accounting principle. You should also mention that how you were able to submit the accurate and timely financial report and statements. You should also mention your abilities to follow the tight deadlines efficiently.
4. Describe any accounting processes in which you have given your suggestions and also explain that how they succeed.
To answer to this question you will have to make sure that you explain how your ideas helped in implementing various processes and finally the accounting process. But try to be as brief as possible. Otherwise the recruiter will catch you somewhere through cross questioning.
5. What according to you is the biggest challenge while facing the accounting field?
This is a general question and you will have to answer accordingly. Believe me that you should be extra smart while answering to this question. A simple answer goes like this: “in response to the changing market condition I had to provide the financial as well as management assistance. I had also to provide the consulting services. I had also to manage the more complex accounting system.” However as I have told earlier you will have to be extra cautious while answering.
These are some of the questions which you can be asked during the interviews related to accounting. However keep in mind that you will have to prepare very hard for these interviews. Otherwise I am really afraid that you will never succeed in your attempts again and again.