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What types of questions would you expect in an interview with the company’s controller? Any technical questions or more experience related questions?

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What role are you interviewing for? Most controllers would like to know that you’re detail oriented, a problem solver, and know debits and credits like the back of your hand. Also big is knowing what a “good reconciliation” looks like and being able to prepare/review/improve recons.

Just accepted an offer this week. my first interview was with the Controller. We spoke a lot about my my background in audit and the types of clients I was on. He asked about my experience with ASC 606 and ASC 842. A lot was just informal chit chat. The only behavioral question he asked was “tell me about a time where you had to pay attention to detail” which I thought was kind of a dumb question because that’s literally our daily jobs but it was an easy answer lol. Second round was with the CFO who focused on background and client experience, final was with Senior Financial Analyst who asked the technical accounting questions and more behavioral questions.

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