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Baker Tilly US
Tax Accountant was asked...18 February 2015

Have you ever worked in a public accounting firm.

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Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client $10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save $10 million, but is going to owe $10 million. What do you do? How do you handle the situation?

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Firstly, tell your partner and senior about it. After that, finalize the paperwork and bring it to your client's house. Talk to your client and just tell your client that you've made a mistake and tell your client the correct info Less

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Answer: Everyone makes mistakes and you have to acknowledge it in a humble way. Tell the senior or the partner of the mistake as soon as possible, so they can help you minimize the damage. Less

Softron Tax

If you found a number that is wrong, what are some reasons do you think there could be for that mistake to happen?

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Incorrect info provided or employee typo mistake.

Transposition error.

Schlumberger

About meeting tight deadlines.

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When outsourcing contact you As time passes you to contact the hr manager?

After being hired, understood that they were asking to work 24/7. They did not have any structure for the role. Less

Queensland's Income Tax Specialists

Do you Know how to use the Handitax

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I said I know , then they give me a client details and ask me to do the individual tax return Less

SandRidge Energy

What's your five year plan?

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I wanted to stay in Oklahoma and grow my career in oil and gas.

Softtronix IT Solution

Tell me about yourself

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I told them about how my schooling will help me grow into the company

Flyingcolour Real Estate

To tell about ourselves in a few words.

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This question was to verify our english speaking skills. Hence kept it easy and simple. Less

BDO USA

Why are you interested in accounting?

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I discussed my interest in accounting post-Enron and talked about the classes I took in college. Less

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