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List of knowledge/education questions for Controller interview: 1. What courses do you taking part in? 2.

What qualifications do you have beyond academics that qualify you t o make a successful transition into business? 3. If you could start again, what major would you choose? 4. Why are you applying for a job in a field other than your major? 5. What did you learn from your summer jobs? 6. What extracurricular activities were you involved in? 7. Why did you choose yours major? 8. Why did you change majors? 9. What activities did you enjoy the most? 10. What classes did you enjoy the most? The least? 11. In what courses did you get the worst grades? Why? 12. Are your grades a good measure of your ability? 13. Give me an example of a problem youve had at school and how you solved it? 14. How does your degree prepare you (a) for a career in [industry] or (b) to excel as a [job title]? 15. What professional certificates are you going to take part in? 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. What are your biggest strengths? 3. Why did you leave your last job? 4. What are your career goals?

5. Why do you want to work here? 6. What is your greatest weakness? 7. What do co-workers say about you? 8. Are you applying for other jobs? 9. What do you know about our organization? 10. What kind of salary are you looking for? 11. How long would you expect to work for us if hired? 12. Do you know anyone who works for us? 13. Why should we hire you? 14. What Is Your Dream Job 15. What are you looking for in a job?

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Describe your day to day activities as a Corporate Controller and how you manage the accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting? What process do you use to ensure accuracy?

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What steps do you take to establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal regulatory and company policies and procedures?

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As our Financial Controller you will be leading a team of direct reports and other financial professionals. What is the largest group you have managed? What tools and processes do you take to prepare, analyze and present monthly, quarterly and annual operating results for each department? How is your data collected? Describe the company you worked for and how many employees worked there?

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Strategic thinking is critical to being a successful Corporate Controller. When working on a project, describe a time when you provided strategic analysis as

required to drive improved decision making. What was the situation? How did you come up with your resolutions?

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A Financial Controller must be able to work well in a team setting. Tell us a time when you worked well with external auditors, audit committee and Board of Directors. Also, describe a situation when it was difficult to build rapport with these groups?

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The ability to communicate complex financial information and issues is very important as a Financial Controller. What is your experience is preparing and presenting financial information for quarterly and annual reports? What were some of the complexities of the report? What was the largest group you have presented information to?

9. 1. Tell me about yourself? 10. 2. Why did you leave your last job? 11. 3. Please tell me some career goals for Account controller? 12. 4. What is your greatest weakness? 13. 5. Please tell me your suggested salary for Account controller position? 14. 6. Have you ever been in a sales situation where your ethics were challenged? 15. 7. Have you had experience in web analysis/ search engine account/ online media/ account? 16. 8. What have you learned from your past jobs that related to Account controller? 17. 9. In your life, what experiences have been most important to you that related to Account controller? 18. 10. What steps will you take to increase our profits? / What can you do to make a meaningful contribution to our company? 19. 11. Give us an example of when you had to make a tough decision in a fraction of a second. 20. 12. How would you gain the confidence of an unsatisfied group of clients, given the fact that you are recently hired? 21. 13. Where would you like to be in 3 years? 5 years? 22. 14. What made you choose to apply to Account controller? 23. 15. What are key responsibilities for Account controller? 24. 16. What are top 3 skills for Account controller? 25. 17. How to measure job performance of your position: Account controller?

26. 18. What qualifications have you attained for Account controller? 27. 19. What are knowledge/skills that you have learned for Account controller? 28. 20. Do you have any questions? 29. You can save as this post as pdf/doc file format.
Question 1: Tell me about yourself? Question 2: What are your biggest strengths? Question 3: Why did you leave your last job? Question 4: What are your career goals? Question 5: Why do you want to work here? Question 6: What is your greatest weakness? Question 7: What do co-workers say about you? Question 8: Are you applying for other jobs? Question 9: What do you know about our organization? Question 10: What kind of salary are you looking for? Question 11: How long would you expect to work for us if hired? Question 12: Do you know anyone who works for us? Question 13: Why should we hire you? Question 14: What Is Your Dream Job? Question 15: What are you looking for in a job? Question 16: Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends? Question 17: What experience do you have in this field? or Do you have any actual work experience? Question 18: Do you consider yourself successful? Question 19: What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year? Question 20: Describe your work ethic? Question 21: Are you a team player? Question 22: Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that? Question 23: What is your philosophy towards work? Question 24: If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

Question 25: Have you ever been asked to leave a position? Question 26: Explain how you would be an asset to this organization? Question 27: Tell me about a suggestion you have made? Question 28: Why do you think you would do well at this job? Question 29: What irritates you about co-workers? Question 30: What is more important to you: the money or the work? Question 31: What kind of person would you refuse to work with? Question 32: What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is? Question 33: Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor? Question 34: Tell me about your ability to work under pressure? Question 35: Explain what has disappointed you most about a previous job? Question 36: What motivates you to do your best on the job? Question 37: Do your skills match this job or another job more closely? Question 38: How would you know you were successful on this job? Question 39: Would you be willing to relocate if required? Question 40: Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own? Question 41: Describe your management style? Question 42: What have you learned from mistakes on the job? Question 43: Do you have any blind spots? Question 44: If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for? Question 45: Do you think you are overqualified for this position? Question 46: How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience? Question 47: What qualities do you look for in a boss? Question 48: Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others. Question 49: What position do you prefer on a team working on a project? Question 50: What has been your biggest professional disappointment? Question 51: Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job. Question 52: What are the most difficult decisions to make? Question 53: Give some examples of teamwork? Question 54: Do you prefer to work Independently or on a team?

Question 55: How would you describe your work style? Question 56: Describe a typical work week? Question 57: How Will Your Greatest Strength Help You Perform? Question 58: Describe a time when your workload was heavy? Question 59: How will you achieve your goals? Question 60: What can you contribute to the company? Question 61: What challenges are you looking for? Question 62: Who was your best boss? Question 63: Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager? Question 64: What were your starting and final levels of compensation? Question 65: How do you deal with conflict? Question 66: How would you tackle the first 90 days? Question 67: Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma? Question 68: What did you like or dislike about your previous job? Question 69: What was the biggest accomplishment in this position? Question 70: What negative thing would your last boss say about you? Question 71: Give me an example of a time when you had to think out of the box? Question 72: Tell me about your proudest achievement? Question 73: Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking? Question 74: Tell me about a time when you failed? Question 75: Do you have any questions for me?
During a typical day at a financial controller job, a financial controller will work hand in hand with many finance professionals from his or her company. The financial controller will have meetings and look at multiple financial reports from different departments. He or she is in charge of setting important financial policies for the company and overseeing the day-today operations of this area. The controller has to work with the accounting department, the auditing department and possibly the bookkeepers. The controller will also work closely with company executives to fill them in on the financial news from the company.

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