The knowledge requirements will vary depending on the employer, the scope and level of the accounting job but typically include:
► accounting principles and practices
► analysis and reporting of financial data
► auditing principles and practices
► management accounts
► accounting software applications
► application of relevant laws, codes and regulations
Accountant interview questions around the knowledge requirements are generally answered by reviewing your resume or CV as they refer directly to your qualifications, your training and your work task experience.
Expect interview questions such as:
"How have you implemented the recent tax changes in your company?"
"Detail your experience in preparing management accounts."
"Explain the different accounting packages you are familiar with and tell me which best met your needs."