Assistant Accountant Interview Questions

If you are planning to interview for an Assistant Accountant job, we have a list of interview questions you can expect to be asked, so get comfortable with the answers! We recommend Googling in order to find the best specific answers for the questions that you might not already know.


So how do you apply for an Assistant Accountant job? Take a look at these Assistant Accountant interview questions you’ll need to figure out how to answer OR ask!


  • How do you feel about working overtime?
  • What do you know about us?
  • What kind of salary do you need?
  • Why do you want to work with us?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What were your primary responsibilities?
  • What were the most challenging aspects of your work?
  • What type of software programs are you familiar with using?
  • What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
  • What have you done recently to become a better accounting clerk?
  • What makes you a great fit for this position?
  • What type of schedule are you looking to work?
  • How many people did you support?
  • How did you maintain confidentiality when managing information?
  • How did you add value to your role as accounting clerk?
  • What have you been doing since your last Assistant Accountant job?
  • What motivates you to work as Assistant Accountant?
  • What motivates your best work?
  • What percentage of your time is spent doing each function?
  • What is your expected salary?
  • What features of your previous jobs have you disliked?
  • What kinds of situations do you find most stressful?
  • What personal qualities or characteristics do you most value?
  • What do you believe are your key strengths?
  • What is the highest-level job one can hold in this career?
  • If you were interviewing someone for Assistant Accountant position, what traits would you look for?
  • What do you like and dislike about Assistant Accountant job we are discussing?
  • What are the techniques that you use to clarify obscure message meanings?
  • What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome?
  • Tell me about a time when you successfully handled a situation?
  • Can you describe a time when your work as Assistant Accountant was criticized?
  • How do you communicate goals to subordinates?
  • How will your greatest strength help you perform?
  • Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
  • How have you gone about making important decisions?
  • How did you assemble the information?
  • How many Assistant Accountant projects do you work on at once?
  • How do you make the decision to delegate work?
  • Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  • Why are you leaving your present job?

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Last Updated: June 24, 2016
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