Typically, as an interview draws to a close, you'll usually be asked questions about the company and your thoughts on the accountancy job in question. The more you know about the company, the greater your interest and enthusiasm for working there will seem.
It's therefore vital that you research the company and are aware of their products, services, reputation, business principles, mission statement, competitors, culture and history.
Questions could include:
- Why do you want to work here?
- What do you know about us?
- What was our company’s share price yesterday?
- Tell me about our business, products and services
- What countries do we operate in?
- How many divisions do we have?
- Who is our competition?
- What differentiates us from our competitors?
- How do we differ to your last company?
- Do you know of any new deals that we’ve recently worked on/closed?
- In what way do you think you’ll be able to make a contribution to this company?
As the interview draws to a close, you may also be given the opportunity to ask your potential employer a question. If you feel the interviewer may still have a concern about your suitability for the accountancy position, you might want to address this by asking "Do you have any reservations about my suitability for this position?" and then addressing those concerns calmly and with examples.
Once the interview has finished we will help to relay your feedback and the interviewer's feedback and hopefully guide you through to the next stage.