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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

Absolutely despicable: “Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes $20,500, says. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.” How about, instead of this, we order every member of Congress to pay back everything they have earned since the outbreak of the war and, if they refuse, they be sent to a battle zone as mine sweepers?One of the four sins that cry [Read More. ]

Ouch:“Sean Hannity has entered the pantheon of a true propagandist. His behavior reminds me of a conversation I had with a [Soviet] political officer in the mid-1980s when I was an air attaché to Bulgaria. I asked this officer what truth was to him. He responded without hesitation, ‘Truth is what serves the party.’” – Michael Hayden, Ex-CIA DirectorDouble ouch:“FOX News has almost entirely jumped the shark,” said Michael Hayden, the CIA director under George W. Bush. “They have gi [Read More. ]

is a corrupt Nixonian policy wonk. Don’t forget that. The moment she wins it will be time to fight her. [Read More. ]

Had a lovely day yesterday. After Mass (which was deeply nourishing), took a five mile walk through the neighborhood, through an October wood, across the freeway overpass, down the interurban trail, around the lake, up and around the quiet lane behind our house, down to the store and home. Then my [Read More. ]

A reader writes:This lad, Nolan Scully, is in great need of immediate prayer. He is undergoing intensive cancer surgery today that he may very well not survive. Our parish held a prayer service for him Sunday, pleading with the Lord for His Divine Mercy.Any assistance you can provide via [Read More. ]

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting new project. Dynamic Catholic released its first Christmas Advent album. The album, O Emmanuel, is a new 10 track album featuring a mesmerizing synthesis of jazz improvisation, classical and sacred music. In the first week of pre-order the album sold [Read More. ]

On Monday, Sherry Antonetti gabbed about Deathstorm 2016 and other adventures:On Tuesday, Michael Lichens and I yakked about the Discovery of the Trinity:On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I had a grand time talking about Frankenstein, both the book and the film(s):On Thursday, [Read More. ]



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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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GOES-15, GOES-14, GOES-16 and G0ES-13 Visible images, with SPC storm reports plotted in red [click to play animation]

Severe thunderstorms developed over far northeastern Colorado late in the day on 02 August 2017, producing hail as large as 2.0 inches in diameter (SPC storm reports ). Since GOES-14 (which had been placed into on-orbit storage as a spare satellite) was briefly activated for testing and evaluation, it afforded the unusual opportunity to view these storms from 4 different GOES perspectives.

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) Imagery from 1102-1327 UTC on 31 July 2017 (Click to animate)

GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing

Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico on 31 July 2017, just to the west of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. Its presence is possibly related to the surface front that has sagged south into Florida over the weekend. (Sea Surface Temperatures in the area are very warm as well .) In the Visible (0.64 µm ) animation above (a slower animation is available here ), the curved bands of the low-level cloud field are noticeable just northwest of the large convective cluster near Tampa Bay. Clean Window (10.3 µm ) Infrared Imagery shows that offshore convection waned between 1100 and 1300 UTC, shifting to a location just south of Tampa. (Click here for a slower animation)

GOES-16 Clean Window Infrared (10.33 µm) Imagery from 1102-1327 UTC on 31 July 2017 (Click to animate)

About an hour after Emily made landfall, a toggle between Terra MODIS Visible (0.65 µm) and Infrared Window (11.0 µm) images, below, showed the compact cluster of deep convection cloud-top infrared brightness temperatures were as cold as -74º C just off the Florida coast.

Terra MODIS Visible (0.65 µm) and Infrared Window (11.0 µm) images (Click to enlarge)

* GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing *

An aircraft dissipation trail formed over far southern Iowa during the late morning hours on 28 July 2017 which was seen on GOES-16 Red Visible (0.64 µm ), Near-Infrared Snow/Ice (1.61 µm ) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9) µm ) imagery(below) .

GOES-16 Red Visible (0.64 µm, tpo), Near-Infrared Snow/Ice (1.61 µm, middle) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9) µm, bottom) images [click to play animation]

As explained in this blog post . these types of cloud features are caused by aircraft either ascending or descending through a cloud layer composed of supercooled water droplets. Cooling from wake turbulence (reference ) and/or the particles from the jet engine exhaust acting as ice condensation nuclei then cause the small supercooled water droplets to change phase and transform into larger ice crystals (which often fall from the cloud layer, creating “fall streak holes “).

Therefore, the glaciated aircraft dissipation trail appears darker on the 1.61 µm snow/ice images (since ice is a strong absorber of radiation at that wavelength), and colder(brighter white) on the 3.9 µm shortwave infrared images.

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images [click to play MP4 animation]

* GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing *

During the week of 19 July 26 July 2017 . the Upper Midwest was affected by a number of strong to severe Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) events, as shown in an animation of GOES-16 Clean Infrared Window (10.3 µm ) images (above) .

At the beginning of that time period, a derecho moved across the region on 19 July producing widespread damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes (blog post ).

Following the derecho, a separate outbreak of thunderstorms exhibited well-defined enhanced-V storm top signatures in western Wisconsin(below) .

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Another MCS produced tornadoes and damaging winds across eastern Iowa and northern Illinois on 21 July (SPC storm reports ) at one point a storm in northern Illinois exhibited a seldom-seen warm trench surrounding an overshooting top (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Early in the day on 23 July, transverse banding a signature indicating the likelihood of high-altitude turbulence was seen around the northern periphery of an MCS that was centered in southern Illinois (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

A pattern of mesoscale banding was displayed by thunderstorms that produced localized 1-2 amounts of rainfall across southern Wisconsin on 26 July (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Also noteworthy was the swath of very heavy rainfall during this 1-week period across eastern Iowa, far southwestern Wisconsin and northern Illinois(below), which was responsible for flash flooding in those areas.

7-day total precipitation, departure from normal and percent of normal [click to enlarge]



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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

Absolutely despicable: “Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes $20,500, says. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.” How about, instead of this, we order every member of Congress to pay back everything they have earned since the outbreak of the war and, if they refuse, they be sent to a battle zone as mine sweepers?One of the four sins that cry [Read More. ]

Ouch:“Sean Hannity has entered the pantheon of a true propagandist. His behavior reminds me of a conversation I had with a [Soviet] political officer in the mid-1980s when I was an air attaché to Bulgaria. I asked this officer what truth was to him. He responded without hesitation, ‘Truth is what serves the party.’” – Michael Hayden, Ex-CIA DirectorDouble ouch:“FOX News has almost entirely jumped the shark,” said Michael Hayden, the CIA director under George W. Bush. “They have gi [Read More. ]

is a corrupt Nixonian policy wonk. Don’t forget that. The moment she wins it will be time to fight her. [Read More. ]

Had a lovely day yesterday. After Mass (which was deeply nourishing), took a five mile walk through the neighborhood, through an October wood, across the freeway overpass, down the interurban trail, around the lake, up and around the quiet lane behind our house, down to the store and home. Then my [Read More. ]

A reader writes:This lad, Nolan Scully, is in great need of immediate prayer. He is undergoing intensive cancer surgery today that he may very well not survive. Our parish held a prayer service for him Sunday, pleading with the Lord for His Divine Mercy.Any assistance you can provide via [Read More. ]

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting new project. Dynamic Catholic released its first Christmas Advent album. The album, O Emmanuel, is a new 10 track album featuring a mesmerizing synthesis of jazz improvisation, classical and sacred music. In the first week of pre-order the album sold [Read More. ]

On Monday, Sherry Antonetti gabbed about Deathstorm 2016 and other adventures:On Tuesday, Michael Lichens and I yakked about the Discovery of the Trinity:On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I had a grand time talking about Frankenstein, both the book and the film(s):On Thursday, [Read More. ]



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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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P.A.T.C.H. Assessment Scale v. 3

P retest for A ttitudes T oward C omputers in H ealthcare

June Kaminski 1996 – 2016

I created the first version of the P.A.T.C.H. (Pretest for Attitudes Toward Computers in Healthcare) in 1996 to help my students explore their feelings about learning to use computers both in education and healthcare. Further revisions occurred in 2007, which culminated in the second version. The third version debuted in 2011 to include statements related to social media, ehealth, electronic health records, and mobile technology. It also streamlined the scoring process. This scale focuses on attitudes and feelings about using computers in the practice setting. You may download a pdf copy to print and complete by hand in the Competencies Plan section below.

Or, you can click on the right image to securely complete and score the assessment scale online. You will need to create an account in the course area to access the online scale. If you are from an educational institution, please ensure that the site is approved by your server so you receive your confirmation email when you sign up. Also remember to notice your final score to compare it to the scale interpretations (download at bottom of page this is part of the pdf version of the Scale and the Personal Plan).

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Over the years, the P.A.T.C.H. Scale has been used quite consistently by various educators from around the globe (i.e. USA, Canada. Philippines, Jamaica, China, and Turkey) to test their Nursing student’s attitudes towards computers in health care. Nurse administrators and clinicians have used it with various groups of nurses working in hospitals, community health centers, schools, and home health. It has also been used in several graduate students’ thesis and dissertation work and by other nurse researchers. Some published highlights are listed below. If you would like to use the P.A.T.C.H. Scale in your research, writing, or curriculum materials, please contact me for written permission, and cite the Scale appropriately in your work.

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Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

Your answers will be expected to show up to date knowledge. Research recent changes to accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and ethical rules concerning accountants practice and obligations. Be aware of recent changes in legislation and how it affects the accounting profession as questions are often asked exploring your awareness of these.

4. Research your prospective employer

Before getting to the interview you want to be fairly sure in your mind that this is a good company to work for by carrying out some research. This will also help at interview if you have some background knowledge of the company, including its standing and general modus operandi. The company’s website may have client newsletters, staff profiles, and other information to help.

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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

Your answers will be expected to show up to date knowledge. Research recent changes to accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and ethical rules concerning accountants practice and obligations. Be aware of recent changes in legislation and how it affects the accounting profession as questions are often asked exploring your awareness of these.

4. Research your prospective employer

Before getting to the interview you want to be fairly sure in your mind that this is a good company to work for by carrying out some research. This will also help at interview if you have some background knowledge of the company, including its standing and general modus operandi. The company’s website may have client newsletters, staff profiles, and other information to help.

Get Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

Get winning sample answers to the questions asked in your exact accounting interview from the InterviewGold interview training system. It covers all jobs in Accounting including Accounting staff, Cashier, Clerk, Trainee Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, Auditor, Qualified Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director.

Joe McDermott (Google+ ) CEO and founder of Anson Reed the leading interview training and coaching company. He is a qualified recruitment professional and has appeared on the BBC, TV and Radio and is a regular contributor to recruitment websites and forums.

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January 11th, 2016

Join Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Pony pals over at Rigg’s Movie Multiplex and watch the brand new episode now!

You can also play awesome games, download pony-tastic treats and ponify your nest with tons of cool new nest items! You could even win your own Cutie Mark Magic Castle and an unbelievable 10,000 Mulch in our My Little Pony competition.

The more you complete the more XP you’ll earn with your very own Friendship Bar – see if you can get 100% before your friends!

Head there now and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below.

January 9th, 2016

The What s New Blog that you know and love is getting a makeover! The Bin Weevils Team have been busily working on the update and we can t wait to share it with you! What a Bin-tastic way to kick-start the new year!

Spotted any cool new blog details on Scribbles computer screen?

Join the discussion by leaving a comment below and stay tuned for more information next week!

January 8th, 2016

Congratulations to b1nbee for being selected as our 67thWeevil of the Week !

b1nbee s favourite location is Bin Pet Paradise and they enjoy chatting with buddies. shopping earning Mulch as well as exploring the Binscape! I love all those activities too!

Their favourite Bin Weevils character is Snappy and their favourite colour is turquoise ! What s more, b1nbee s favourite foods are Bin Salads. Chocolate Sludge Cakes and Slime Sandwiches yum!

Additionally, you can see that b1nbee is a level 39 Bin Tycoon member with their very own Bin Pet !

b1nbee says, I am a responsible Weevil and I try to make the Bin happier!

Well done, b1nbee! hope you enjoy the next 7 days as a giant Big Weevil!

You could be the next Weevil Of The Week and win a super, fantastic, amazing prize pack too!

January 7th, 2016

Calling all Bin Tycoons!

Who remembers the upcoming American Diner nest items showcased on the January Highlights blog post earlier this week?

Well the nest item set isn t quite ready to go on sale just yet, but we ve decided to give all our Bin Tycoon members early access to two of the brand new items!

We hope Bin Tycoons across the Binscape will enjoy this exclusive sneak peek at the Classic American Diner Booth seating and the Classic American Diner Table !

All you have to do is log in and redeem these two codes at the Mystery Code Machine to get your items!

Both codes will remain active until 20th January 2016 and all Weevils will be able to buy plenty of American Diner style nest items at Nestco very soon !

Not a Bin Tycoon yet? Click the below button to find out all about the exclusive features available to Bin Tycoon members!

Listen to the Bin Weevils Show every weekend from 10am on Fun Kids Radio – tune in on DAB Digital Radio, online at funkidslive.com or grab the radio item and listen in your nest!



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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

Comments

About Brian Gabriel

As the Call Center Manager for Sound Telecom, Brian is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term success of the company while managing a variety of inbound customer support programs. He also has a hand in taking care of the Solaxis services division. Prior to joining Sound Telecom, Mr. Gabriel held management positions with several prominent Internet Services companies including XpenseWise.com and Greatfood.com. Brian started his career in advertising and sales before moving to Washington State. He joined AEI Music in 1995 and supervised their international customer service department and technical support call centers. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish languages from San Diego State University. Brian teaches adult education at his church and actively supports Christian ministries.



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Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

Your answers will be expected to show up to date knowledge. Research recent changes to accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and ethical rules concerning accountants practice and obligations. Be aware of recent changes in legislation and how it affects the accounting profession as questions are often asked exploring your awareness of these.

4. Research your prospective employer

Before getting to the interview you want to be fairly sure in your mind that this is a good company to work for by carrying out some research. This will also help at interview if you have some background knowledge of the company, including its standing and general modus operandi. The company’s website may have client newsletters, staff profiles, and other information to help.

Get Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

Get winning sample answers to the questions asked in your exact accounting interview from the InterviewGold interview training system. It covers all jobs in Accounting including Accounting staff, Cashier, Clerk, Trainee Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, Auditor, Qualified Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director.

Joe McDermott (Google+ ) CEO and founder of Anson Reed the leading interview training and coaching company. He is a qualified recruitment professional and has appeared on the BBC, TV and Radio and is a regular contributor to recruitment websites and forums.

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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

Comments

About Brian Gabriel

As the Call Center Manager for Sound Telecom, Brian is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term success of the company while managing a variety of inbound customer support programs. He also has a hand in taking care of the Solaxis services division. Prior to joining Sound Telecom, Mr. Gabriel held management positions with several prominent Internet Services companies including XpenseWise.com and Greatfood.com. Brian started his career in advertising and sales before moving to Washington State. He joined AEI Music in 1995 and supervised their international customer service department and technical support call centers. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish languages from San Diego State University. Brian teaches adult education at his church and actively supports Christian ministries.



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January 11th, 2016

Join Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Pony pals over at Rigg’s Movie Multiplex and watch the brand new episode now!

You can also play awesome games, download pony-tastic treats and ponify your nest with tons of cool new nest items! You could even win your own Cutie Mark Magic Castle and an unbelievable 10,000 Mulch in our My Little Pony competition.

The more you complete the more XP you’ll earn with your very own Friendship Bar – see if you can get 100% before your friends!

Head there now and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below.

January 9th, 2016

The What s New Blog that you know and love is getting a makeover! The Bin Weevils Team have been busily working on the update and we can t wait to share it with you! What a Bin-tastic way to kick-start the new year!

Spotted any cool new blog details on Scribbles computer screen?

Join the discussion by leaving a comment below and stay tuned for more information next week!

January 8th, 2016

Congratulations to b1nbee for being selected as our 67thWeevil of the Week !

b1nbee s favourite location is Bin Pet Paradise and they enjoy chatting with buddies. shopping earning Mulch as well as exploring the Binscape! I love all those activities too!

Their favourite Bin Weevils character is Snappy and their favourite colour is turquoise ! What s more, b1nbee s favourite foods are Bin Salads. Chocolate Sludge Cakes and Slime Sandwiches yum!

Additionally, you can see that b1nbee is a level 39 Bin Tycoon member with their very own Bin Pet !

b1nbee says, I am a responsible Weevil and I try to make the Bin happier!

Well done, b1nbee! hope you enjoy the next 7 days as a giant Big Weevil!

You could be the next Weevil Of The Week and win a super, fantastic, amazing prize pack too!

January 7th, 2016

Calling all Bin Tycoons!

Who remembers the upcoming American Diner nest items showcased on the January Highlights blog post earlier this week?

Well the nest item set isn t quite ready to go on sale just yet, but we ve decided to give all our Bin Tycoon members early access to two of the brand new items!

We hope Bin Tycoons across the Binscape will enjoy this exclusive sneak peek at the Classic American Diner Booth seating and the Classic American Diner Table !

All you have to do is log in and redeem these two codes at the Mystery Code Machine to get your items!

Both codes will remain active until 20th January 2016 and all Weevils will be able to buy plenty of American Diner style nest items at Nestco very soon !

Not a Bin Tycoon yet? Click the below button to find out all about the exclusive features available to Bin Tycoon members!

Listen to the Bin Weevils Show every weekend from 10am on Fun Kids Radio – tune in on DAB Digital Radio, online at funkidslive.com or grab the radio item and listen in your nest!



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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

Absolutely despicable: “Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes $20,500, says. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.” How about, instead of this, we order every member of Congress to pay back everything they have earned since the outbreak of the war and, if they refuse, they be sent to a battle zone as mine sweepers?One of the four sins that cry [Read More. ]

Ouch:“Sean Hannity has entered the pantheon of a true propagandist. His behavior reminds me of a conversation I had with a [Soviet] political officer in the mid-1980s when I was an air attaché to Bulgaria. I asked this officer what truth was to him. He responded without hesitation, ‘Truth is what serves the party.’” – Michael Hayden, Ex-CIA DirectorDouble ouch:“FOX News has almost entirely jumped the shark,” said Michael Hayden, the CIA director under George W. Bush. “They have gi [Read More. ]

is a corrupt Nixonian policy wonk. Don’t forget that. The moment she wins it will be time to fight her. [Read More. ]

Had a lovely day yesterday. After Mass (which was deeply nourishing), took a five mile walk through the neighborhood, through an October wood, across the freeway overpass, down the interurban trail, around the lake, up and around the quiet lane behind our house, down to the store and home. Then my [Read More. ]

A reader writes:This lad, Nolan Scully, is in great need of immediate prayer. He is undergoing intensive cancer surgery today that he may very well not survive. Our parish held a prayer service for him Sunday, pleading with the Lord for His Divine Mercy.Any assistance you can provide via [Read More. ]

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting new project. Dynamic Catholic released its first Christmas Advent album. The album, O Emmanuel, is a new 10 track album featuring a mesmerizing synthesis of jazz improvisation, classical and sacred music. In the first week of pre-order the album sold [Read More. ]

On Monday, Sherry Antonetti gabbed about Deathstorm 2016 and other adventures:On Tuesday, Michael Lichens and I yakked about the Discovery of the Trinity:On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I had a grand time talking about Frankenstein, both the book and the film(s):On Thursday, [Read More. ]



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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

Your answers will be expected to show up to date knowledge. Research recent changes to accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and ethical rules concerning accountants practice and obligations. Be aware of recent changes in legislation and how it affects the accounting profession as questions are often asked exploring your awareness of these.

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Before getting to the interview you want to be fairly sure in your mind that this is a good company to work for by carrying out some research. This will also help at interview if you have some background knowledge of the company, including its standing and general modus operandi. The company’s website may have client newsletters, staff profiles, and other information to help.

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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

Your answers will be expected to show up to date knowledge. Research recent changes to accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and ethical rules concerning accountants practice and obligations. Be aware of recent changes in legislation and how it affects the accounting profession as questions are often asked exploring your awareness of these.

4. Research your prospective employer

Before getting to the interview you want to be fairly sure in your mind that this is a good company to work for by carrying out some research. This will also help at interview if you have some background knowledge of the company, including its standing and general modus operandi. The company’s website may have client newsletters, staff profiles, and other information to help.

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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

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As the Call Center Manager for Sound Telecom, Brian is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term success of the company while managing a variety of inbound customer support programs. He also has a hand in taking care of the Solaxis services division. Prior to joining Sound Telecom, Mr. Gabriel held management positions with several prominent Internet Services companies including XpenseWise.com and Greatfood.com. Brian started his career in advertising and sales before moving to Washington State. He joined AEI Music in 1995 and supervised their international customer service department and technical support call centers. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish languages from San Diego State University. Brian teaches adult education at his church and actively supports Christian ministries.



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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

Absolutely despicable: “Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes $20,500, says. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.” How about, instead of this, we order every member of Congress to pay back everything they have earned since the outbreak of the war and, if they refuse, they be sent to a battle zone as mine sweepers?One of the four sins that cry [Read More. ]

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So, yesterday, I get this message from the Catholic Answers Forum moderator warning me about an infraction I committed. The message stated

He is referring to a response I made to one of their members. Let me give you a little background, the thread was about the Staples vs. White debate on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. If anyone is familiar with the Catholic Answers Forum, it is most difficult to keep folks on track and goes astray very easily. Usually, everything from the Trinity to the canon to the ol’ “number of Protestant denominations ” red herrings are tossed into the mix. Every now and then, someone will hop on the thread with something like this.

Because of the frustration caused by warding off these red herrings and staying on track, I didn’t want to wander off the beaten path to indulge philosophical meanderings. It bothers me when purgatory, other than being a later belief and has had multiple understandings in its vague “existence”, is given a convenient philosophical coating to bring legitimacy to the doctrine. In my humble estimation, this is sophistry. pure and simple. So, I replied to this post with the following

Now, although my response is critical of Ratzinger’s statement, there is nothing personal about it, let alone any that could be offensive to Catholics. If one provides a statement like the above without there being any evidence of its reality, then we can muse “all the live long day” about it, but it remains nothing but words. At CAF, how often are the statements of Protestant leaders criticized and worse. Yet, is anything done about it by the administrators. My intent was the statement and not the one making the statement. Getting into these types of dialogues makes the discussion tedious, but it seems that calling sophistry for what it is, gets you warned because of the status of the individual saying it and not for any other reason. I really doubt that there would have been much offense if Ratzinger were still a cardinal and theologian. It is deemed disrepectful of the faith of Catholics to criticize a statement from a pope, at least that’s what it seems this moderator is infering. Needless to say, I’m still quite peeved, especially when one considers all the personal nonsense I’ve endured on that forum. So, I questioned this moderator, asking him if the same thing applies to those who criticize Protestant leaders. What I got was

Again, remember. the CAF forums is replete with all sorts of personal attacks against Protestants, from past to present, Luther through MacArthur. To back it up, one only needs to read through the threads. Yet, one remark regarding one’s own personal musings and I get a warning. Although I have no knowledge of the disciplines given to Catholics on the forum, it is hard to take this moderator’s statements seriously when one sees the constant bantering given Protestants. So, I respond once again, explaining that no animosity was intended, but I still had to question him once more if the same standard is enforced for the likes of John MaArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, James White, etc. and the ol Churchmouse is told

So, my statement is judged as “contempt for the Catholic faith “. Calling one’s statement “sophistry” (because it is) is ruled “contempt”. The moderator continued by posting the list of CAF rules, with emphasis (red letters) as to where the violation was committed

Is calling a statement made by a Catholic cleric “sophistry” disrespectful of the “faith of Catholics”. How? It seems that one needs an infallible interpreter for these rules because the moderators don’t seem capable of grasping a correct understanding. We Protestants can read them ourselves and ascertain what the rules mean without the need for outside sources. If one looks at rule 7 (which is really “8”), does my criticism of Ratzinger’s statements compare to Whore of Babylon, Holy Roller, Christ-killer, or terrorist ? Not at all. If one looks at rule 9 (which, in reality, is number 10 on their website), did I pursue speaking about the mods and their actions on the forum itself? Nope! This applies to those who use the forum to criticize a moderator’s actions, of which I didn t do. Maybe there is another deposit of rules which brings clarity to these rules that I am unaware of (and they cannot provide it for me because it is rooted in the traditions and practices of the forum and not outright). Yet, I am told by this moderator that I must give an affirmative not to break these rules, by midnight, to keep my account open

I can abide by the rules as they are written. There’s no problem there, but the way I see it. it’s like this: If I give an affirmative then I would be acknowledging my comments to be “contempt for the Catholic faith and its leader” and that these rules apply to the situation. On another level, to affirm these would imply that Ratzinger’s statements aren’t sophistical in nature, which is something I cannot do because I believe they are. Please remember, I am not calling Ratzinger a Sophist, but only that his statement is sophistical. The moderator needs to understand that Ratzinger’s writings are in the public forum and open to criticism. That’s just the way it is.

Moral of the story. If you would like to participate on the Catholic Answers Forums, you must read through the rules and understand that words, such as contempt. are always left up to the discretion of the moderator in charge. He or she can interpret the rules in whatever way he or she deems fit. Whether or not it truly defines contempt really doesn t matter. Furthermore, although the rules forbid any criticism of moderators or their actions on the forums, the moderator can put you under review anyway, which negates your posting privileges until you are able to see things their way (and you have until midnight of course). If you dare to disagree, question the fairness of the actions, or critique the process, well, prepare to have your account permanently closed. Sure, you can exercise the option of contacting the administrators if you’d like, but I wouldn t hold my breath if I were you, especially when one sees the liberality practiced by Catholics who do the same to Protestants. They can continue as they please. If you are one who desires to speak freely without having to walk on eggshells, worrying if public statements are going to be deemed dishonestly, well this isn’t the forum for you. Biased minds will find loopholes in the rules and you’re a goner.

Addendum: Hmmm maybe it s contemptuous to refer to the pope as Ratzinger and not by his proper title, Pope Boniface XVI. Well, considering that I still view him as Joseph Alois Ratzinger and considering that I reject the concept of papism and its alleged charisms, I choose to refrain from advancing the title. So, if this is deemed contemptuous , well, that is something I can live with. You just can’t please everyone, especially when it comes down to one’s integrity.

Post addendum: I did get one last response from the moderator, which amounted to “see ya !” I mumbled something to the extent of “There is nothing new under the sun “, which leads to my final graphic.

By the way, the word is “refusal ” and not “refussal”, right PRmerger? ( Churchmouse at 5:43 PM



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Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

Accounting interviews can be complex with the interview questions reflecting the detailed nature of the work. They will be directed towards finding out how skilled you are and how adept you will be when carrying out your responsibilities.

These tasks can be varied however as you know the function of accounting involves the setting out, interpreting, and communicating of the financial information about a business or company, and hence lies at the very heart of business enterprise. The communication of information is usually in the form of financial statements going to managers and shareholders that show the economic resources available, profits, creditors, and possibly other relevant material such as projections for the future.

Likewise the skills required will be varied and the accounting interview questions will be specifically targeted towards discovering how competent you are. For example, expertise required in accounting involves applying mathematics to determine whether a profit or loss is being made over any given period of time, and ultimately whether a business is likely to prosper or fail. Numeracy is a core skill as is the ability to apply the principles of accountancy via day to day accounting, book-keeping, and auditing.

In this article I list some of the most frequently asked accounting interview questions and I detail how to answer so as to score highly.

Accounting Interview Questions Commonly Asked

Technical Accounting Questions

You may be asked to complete tests such as numeric or psychometric tests. In addition you may have a test of your accounting knowledge and this can be in the form of a multiple test or even a case study where provide a broad overview of a set of prepared accounts or financial problem.

Having said that it’s also possible that your interviewer may test your knowledge with some specific technical interview questions. The range of questions is impossible to predict however they are unlikely to ask you about something you have not been exposed to before. Sample technical accounting interview questions for example.

  • Are you aware of recent tax changes and how they might affect your company?
  • Can you describe for me your experience in preparing management accounts?
  • Could you explain the different accounting packages you may have used recently and give me your opinion on which was most useful?
  • What is your understanding of IFRS9 and how have you incorporated this into your work?

The interviewer will focus on questions that look for evidence of accountancy-related competencies. You could be asked to relate specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency.

Each specific competency will likely be explored with questioning. You can use the following examples to help formulate your own responses to such questions.

Planning and Organising

  • Tell me about an example of a complex financial project you have handled with precise data analysis requirements and tight time constraints.
  • How do you keep track of several on-going projects at once without overlooking deadlines?
  • What work objectives have you set for this year and what steps are you taking to ensure you will achieve them?
  • Do you keep track of regulations that may affect both your industry and your accounting position, and, if so, how?
  • How have you monitored the performance of your team, or compared your own performance with that of colleagues?
  • How would you go about deciding which tasks to give to which staff members?

Accounting interview questions will also focus on your ability to assess problems and arrive at logical solutions.

  • Describe a recent difficult financial analysis problem you have had to deal with.
  • Could you demonstrate a recent budget preparation, or explain how you would go about it.
  • How would you manage potential payment problems with your customers?

Judgment and Decision Making

  • What would you say has been the most significant decision you made at work this year?
  • Tell me how you have reacted or would respond when someone else s errors were having a knock-on adverse effect on your situation.
  • Describe a situation where you have received instructions but were not in agreement, and how you handled the situation.
  • Do you rely solely on your own judgement or mainly take guidance from others?

How to Answer Accounting Interview Questions

Success in answering interview questions lies in preparation, in anticipating the questions and preparing answers accordingly. Here are some useful guidelines for preparing answers to your accounting interview questions.

1. Refresh your memory of Accounting Principles:

It is all too easy to forget some of the basics especially if you do not use them daily. Refresh your knowledge of the following and this will help when you are giving your answers:

  • The principles of accountancy
  • The principles of auditing
  • The analysis and reporting of financial data
  • The management of accounts
  • Understanding budgets
  • All IFRS

2. Prepare examples which demonstrate the core skills required

In addition to the competencies mentioned above, other skills required include Analytical ability, Numeracy, Teamwork, and Communication and you should prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated these skills successfully. In your answers use correct structures for these competency type questions being very clear about the actions you took and the results you delivered.

The accounting profession, like law, is based on honesty and integrity, so you should also prepare examples which show your attitudes and ethics, maybe based on past experiences or hypothetical situations.

3. Research recent changes and new legislation

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Ok give it to me straight. How much should an answering service cost?

Actually, this is a darn good question. But there is only one way to really answer it you must have your expectations set properly so that you understand my answer. You have to first decide what level of service you are looking for. Most everyone wants the best answering service in the world for next to nothing. I get that. But is that realistic?

The other day, I spoke to a gentleman for almost 20 minutes. He wanted 24/7 live answering service support. He wanted all of his calls answered by a live person in 3 rings or less. He wanted little to no hold time ever on any of his calls and he wanted us to handle a very complicated emergency message relay involving several different people, email addresses and text message destinations. He finally told me that this critically important answering service would only be needed to handle about 15 to 20 calls per month. This was to be set up as a type of insurance policy to make sure that his new client (the one that was spending thousands of dollars a month on his services) was well taken care of. So I told the prospect I could provide that level of service for $45/month. He told me that my rates were outrageous and he hung up the phone on me. Clearly, this guy did not have realistic expectations.

There are a couple of primary ways that answering services bill for their service by the call or by the minute. We bill by the minute so I will give you some general guidelines on per-minute pricing:

Low quality buyer beware!

Be careful Good services use these rates for VERY high volume customers (over 10,000 minutes monthly)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans (500 to 5,000 minutes per month)

Market rate you should expect to pay this rate for most usage plans that are less than 500 minutes per month.

I have come across several VERY SMALL operations that charge a per-minute rate between $.55 and $.70 per minute and provide very good service. But these telephone answering service operations are usually VERY SMALL operations. This means that you have a family-based business that works out of the basement of their home and they have about 30 to 50 answering customers. Yes, these services can provide great service to their 30 or 50 customers but these operations are NOT scalable for larger volumes. Further, they tend not to have any advanced technical features like, oh, text-to-cell message delivery. Also, they run into staffing issues quite frequently and cannot handle call spikes well. These are very small businesses that can only handle very small volumes of calls. If you are looking for $.55 to $.70 per minute answering service, you are not being realistic because the small mom-and-pop shops are the exception, not the rule.

If you really want a quality operation that can handle low, medium and high volume then you should expect to pay somewhere between $.80 and $1.00 per minute based on the call volumes that you send into your chosen answering service. Most answering service calls take a minute and half to process. So let s say you are paying $.90 per minute. This means that an answered call is going to cost you $1.35. Is that too much? Well, if you operate a law practice and a prospective DUI client is worth about $15,000 in legal fees then I would say it is a $1.35 well-spent. What if you are a plumbing contractor? The average after-hour emergency service repair is going to be billed around $300. So is it worth $1.35 to your business to capture a $300 sale? Of course it is.

You should always strive to get the best value for whatever you spend your money on. But when you are shopping for answering service, don t consider price as the ONLY guideline for making a good decision. There are a number of other factors you should be discussing with your vendor:

  • How quickly do your operators answer my calls?
  • Where are your agents based (USA or overseas)?
  • Is there hold time? How much?
  • Do you offer custom message delivery?
  • What kind of reports can I get?
  • Do your operators sound professional, friendly and courteous?
  • Who do I contact if I need to make changes?
  • Can you handle a complicated on-call list of after-hours personnel?
  • And on, and on

Look at the WHOLE picture not just price. Use price as a consideration but make sure you are getting a quality service that will properly represent your business.

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About Brian Gabriel

As the Call Center Manager for Sound Telecom, Brian is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term success of the company while managing a variety of inbound customer support programs. He also has a hand in taking care of the Solaxis services division. Prior to joining Sound Telecom, Mr. Gabriel held management positions with several prominent Internet Services companies including XpenseWise.com and Greatfood.com. Brian started his career in advertising and sales before moving to Washington State. He joined AEI Music in 1995 and supervised their international customer service department and technical support call centers. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish languages from San Diego State University. Brian teaches adult education at his church and actively supports Christian ministries.



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Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood:When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement.That little smiling guy was actually the mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, now widely considered to be super duper racist, but at the time, I wasn’t aware of the concept of racism, America’s history of [Read More. ]

Absolutely despicable: “Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes $20,500, says. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.” How about, instead of this, we order every member of Congress to pay back everything they have earned since the outbreak of the war and, if they refuse, they be sent to a battle zone as mine sweepers?One of the four sins that cry [Read More. ]

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Had a lovely day yesterday. After Mass (which was deeply nourishing), took a five mile walk through the neighborhood, through an October wood, across the freeway overpass, down the interurban trail, around the lake, up and around the quiet lane behind our house, down to the store and home. Then my [Read More. ]

A reader writes:This lad, Nolan Scully, is in great need of immediate prayer. He is undergoing intensive cancer surgery today that he may very well not survive. Our parish held a prayer service for him Sunday, pleading with the Lord for His Divine Mercy.Any assistance you can provide via [Read More. ]

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting new project. Dynamic Catholic released its first Christmas Advent album. The album, O Emmanuel, is a new 10 track album featuring a mesmerizing synthesis of jazz improvisation, classical and sacred music. In the first week of pre-order the album sold [Read More. ]

On Monday, Sherry Antonetti gabbed about Deathstorm 2016 and other adventures:On Tuesday, Michael Lichens and I yakked about the Discovery of the Trinity:On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I had a grand time talking about Frankenstein, both the book and the film(s):On Thursday, [Read More. ]