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IKEA
Senior Tax Analyst was asked...3 November 2016

Why was I seeking a step down from my former title of manager.

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I prefer the hand-on preparation process that utilizes my strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent documentation. Just like a teacher that prefers teaching verses becoming an administrator. The talents required for each position are different. Less

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Idaho Department of Labor

If you were going to try to underpay your payroll tax, how would you book the transactions on your system? If you were an auditor, how would you find out if the company was underpaying?

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Interviewers were very friendly, no intimidation.

Gulfstream

On your last evaluation, tell me what your manager put down as one of your weaknesses.

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My weakness was in the area of customer focus because my manager wanted me to become more visable to the organization so that others could reach out to me more on tax questions and issues. I have actively addressed this concern by holding training sessions for other departments that are affected by tax coding implications and have begun to make new connections through these sessions. Less

Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

1st interview: Tell me about yourself

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We briefly discussed my resume/job experience. Most of the conversation was informal. We talked about travelling, the firm, certain benefits available to employees, the partners, career paths etc. Less

EY

What is your best strenghth?

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My ability to use my technical knowledge to adapt to any business situation that I've faced so far in my career and provide the client the best possible solution for their unique situation. Less

EY

General Big 4 questions

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General Big 4 questions

EY

The format was more informal and very friendly. Tell me about yourself?

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I spoke briefly about my background and why I wanted to work for EY. I used stories to describe my experiences as a tax accountant over the last three years of my career. Less

IKEA

One of the questions was what kind of management style I was most comfortable with.

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I preferred a hands-off management style but expected that I would be provided the resources necessary to accomplish my duties. Less

EY

Why I wanted to leave my present employer and why I seemed to "switch jobs" often.

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Told them I wanted to get as much experience as necessary with a smaller firm and mid-sized firm, and that I wasn't satisfied with the type of clients I had previously worked on. Less

Liberty Tax Service

What I understood about preparing tax returns on a consistent basis

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I had worked for H&R Block early in my career

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