Controller Interview Questions

When hiring a controller, a company will look for candidates who have the business mindset, accounting experience and essential soft skills to oversee the entire accounting department. Before interviewing for a controllership, prepare to answer questions not only about your knowledge of accounting, but also about your management strategies, communication skills and knowledge of business operations.

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Top Controller Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top controller interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: What would you do if you found a discrepancy in a document that an executive provided?

How to answer: A controller reports to the top of the management hierarchy. The individual may report directly to a board of directors or a CEO. With this question, your interviewer wants to know how you will handle a sensitive matter such as this one. Think about ethics. The company interviewing you will want you to demonstrate strong ethics in handling sensitive information.

Question No. 2: Can you tell me about a time when you set up accounting or financial controls?

How to answer: In answering this question, focus on how you have set up controls at previous jobs to prevent fraud and errors. The interviewer wants to know how your knowledge and skills will improve the company you are interviewing for, especially regarding reducing fraud and financial errors. If you don't have any previous experience setting up controls, mention industry standards and briefly talk about how you will successfully implement controls for the company in question.

Question No. 3: What is your approach to working with your financial team?

How to answer: Highlight your leadership skills as you describe how you work with other financial professionals. Let the interviewer know that you can balance motivating a team to work while insisting on financial accuracy. Demonstrate your soft skills because controllers need to see the big picture, the details and the financial team's operations.

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Network Rail
Management Accountant was asked...15 July 2015

If you had 3 mins alone in a lift with the CEO what would you say?

18 Answers

Are you going up or down?

As a passenger I believe railways are the future transport that everyone will need and want to use for work and pleasure, together we can make our future vision a reality. Less

I will simply say, Good to see you today sir, Do have a wonderful ahead.

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AFIP (Argentina)
CONTADOR was asked...22 August 2019

2 juegos de examenes, uno con fichas de dominó y otro de personalidad

13 Answers

Gracias por la info!!!

maria contactate conmigo, yo tambien rindo, mi wsp es +5493837407496 Claudio Espinoza Less

A alguien lo llamaron despues de la entrevista con el responsable del sector?

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PSA International

If I had to compare myself to an animal which would I choose.

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Don't do it!!! It's a scam! The same thing happen to me a couple of days ago! it's a work from home job and the person who is interviewing you is going to try to send you a check for your supplies. The check is fraudulent! He is gonna try to tell you to deposit the check into your account and then have you to transfer it into another account. I went to the bank and they stopped it before he could get the money! Less

What were the name of the ppl contacting you? Did they FedEx the check to you? Did you ever buy any supplies? Less

He was very aggressive and very eagered for me to get the bank

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How do you cost a product?

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It all depend in materials used, labors, packaging and delivery cost.

it all depend in materials used labors,packaging,and delivery ,That call product cost. Less

Cost of product includes Direct Labour + Direct Material+ Direct FOH (factory Overheads). The total cost divided by total no of units produced gives you cost per unit. Less

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How can you contribute to Kerry?

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I can contribute,with my knowledge in Sushi making and my confidence, potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player,whom is able to work shift. Less

I can contribute with my knowledge in Sushi making and my confidence, potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player whom is able to work shift Less

I can contribute with my confidence,potential with consistency in working in an open kitchen and also team player whom is able to work shift. Less

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The Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons group of Companies

What are your qualifications and what are your skills and experience?

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Respected sir Mohammed salim muneer ali having experience gcc 12 years jenral foreman like infrastructure architecture design land survey survey Autocad I can speak English arbic hindi urdu if having job chance 0501375473 uae Less

Good evening… my qualification is masters with finance specialization and currently working in Index Exchange since last 2 years. Less

I explain about my education skills and experience.

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Aimbridge Hospitality

are you comfortable with working overtime the first week of the month

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what is your qualification ?

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Sir, I am graduates with commerce..

Sir, am graduate with commerce side


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Al Baik

why should you join us

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Because i’ve very experience in the felid

Because everyone need work with brand

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Why do you think you are the best for this position?

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Salary expectations?

The experience which i have on the job and the ability to work without close supervision can make me handle task well. Less

The willingness to do the job

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