Why did you choose this career? , Why accounting? , Why do you want to become an accountant? You can expect one of these questions at the
beginning of your interview. We will help you to understand why the interviewers ask the questions, what you should focus on when answering, and we will show you a few good answers. A job of an accountant is a routine job. It can become boring, especially if you work in a big company on an entry level accounting position, taking care of a limited number of tasks every day. The interviewers try to understand your passion for accounting (if there is any), and what motivates you to pursue this career. You should not refer to the past. To say that you want to become an accountant because you have studied the field would indicate a must. Speak about the future, your preferences, what you expect from life, and about the value you can bring to their company working as an accountant for them. б Sample answers : I love to do this job, recording transactions, analyzing them, and looking for legal ways of cutting tax expense and saving money.
I find the filed fascinating, and that is the main reason why I have chosen career in accounting. My goal is to become a financial manager in five years time. But I need to understand the cash flowб in the company, and how things relate to each other, to have a chance to get this role. I believe that the position of an (entry level) accountant is a perfect first step on this journey. Every one has some skills and is good in doing something. I am good in accounting. People enjoy doing things they do well. Remember: You should know why you want to become an accountant. If you did not know the answer, HR managers would hardly find the reasons on their own. Refer to your skills, abilities, career plans, and love for the job of an accountant. б Commerce is an interesting field till the time you start looking for jobs.
The process through which you must go through to secure a job is relatively tough. This is one job that requires an employee to be meticulous and be exceptionally good with БnumbersБ. Thus, an interviewer is sure to БgrillБ an interviewee in order to find the most suitable candidate. БWhy do you want to become an accountant? Б- б БWhy do you want be an accountant? Б БI have finished a BachelorsБ degree in commerce and I feel I have the right skills and educational qualifications to make БaccountingБ as a career. Б The interviewee is vague about what he intends to do in future;,he does not explain why he is a most suitable candidate. Speaking about educational background is fine but specific points will make one БstandoutБ and help ensure a job offer.
БI am a meticulous person with an eye for detail. I am comfortable with numbers and have a strong educational background in the field. By being an accountant, I will able me to hone my skills and carve a niche for myself in the commerce industry. I look forward to making commerce my main career and accounting is the way to begin. Б Clearly, the second interviewee has been more specific about why he has chosen accounting as a field. He has stated a number of reasons for having interest in the job and has stated his vision in a rather precise way. By his mere statement, he has been able to БwipeБ off competition and secure the job! Though it is important to have a strong reason for applying for the job,б it is useless unless well expressed. If you cannot define to the interviewer what makes you an excellent candidate, you might get left behind.