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Controller Interview Questions

Prepare for your Controller interview. Understand the required skills and qualifications, anticipate the questions you may be asked, and study well-prepared answers using our sample responses.

  1. What do you believe is the most important thing you do as a controller?
  2. What are some of the most important financial concepts that a controller should know?
  3. How do you stay up-to-date on financial trends and issues that might impact the organization?
  4. What is your experience with using financial software?
  5. Can you explain the difference between an audit and an inspection?
  6. How do you stay organized when dealing with multiple projects at once?
  7. How would you handle a situation where there was a discrepancy in financial reports?
  8. What are some common mistakes that controllers make?
  9. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing controllers today?
  10. We want to improve our cash flow. What are some strategies you could suggest?
  11. How familiar are you with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other financial regulations?
  12. What do you think is the most important trait for a successful controller?
  13. What do you think sets our organization apart from other companies in our industry?
  14. What do you think will be the most challenging part of working as a controller for our organization?
  15. How do you handle stress while working on complex tasks?
  16. Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision regarding financial matters.
  17. What are your thoughts on succession planning for this role?
  18. How do you maintain high levels of integrity in your work?
  19. Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an irate customer.
  20. Are there any areas of our financials that you think need improvement?
  21. If you were given permission to make one change to our ledger system, what would it be?
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