Interview Skills for Accountants

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Ross Maynard

Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd

  • CPA
  • CPA(Canada)

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • Agenda4 mins
  • Interview Skills Balance Sheet10 mins
  • Preparing for your Interview19 mins
  • The Interview30 mins
  • Other Types of Interview32 mins
  • After the Interview37 mins
  • What can you do now?39 mins
  • Key Learning Points43 mins
  • Interview Questions for Accountants54 mins

Course Description

We accountants are more project geeks than natural performers. We tend to prefer task lists to presenting, and that means we are not always at our best in an interview situation. In an interview, we do not know the interviewers’ agenda; or what they are looking for; or the questions we will face. In addition, the location and the environment will usually be unknown to us. 

This course is designed to help accountants and other professionals prepare for interviews by structuring it like a finance project. A job interview takes us out of our comfort zone. This course offers a structure that will give us a firm foundation to venture into this unfamiliar arena.

The structure presented allows you to match your skills and experience to the requirements of the role, and to present your project experience in its best light.

Get ready for that interview!"

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the steps of preparation for an accountancy or finance interview.
  • To identify how to structure your skills and experience to present yourself.
  • To recognize the likely structure of an accountancy or finance interview
  • To identify different types of interview questions you will face in an accountancy or finance interview
  • To recall some sample interview questions & identify what to do after the interview

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accounts Director
  • Cloud Accountants
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm