Got a big interview where you’ll be applying as a Chief Dealer? No worries! Here you can find some of the most often asked Chief Dealer interview questions along with sample answers. Check them out below (and good luck!)
What experience do you have as a Chief Dealer?
This one’s pretty simple – discuss your experience as it relates to the job you’re applying for. Don’t get caught off guard by this question should you not any actual experience. Plan ahead and have something relatable to share. Your interviewer will appreciate your ability to relate skills gained in one position to another.
I believe the core requirement for x is y – and through my volunteer work I gained a ton of experience in how x fundamentally relates to y
Things are changing quickly in our industry. What do you feel are the biggest challenges within the role of Chief Dealer?
There are a variety of ways to answer this one. AI, automation, and inexpensive labor are all interesting items to bring up. Regardless of your answer, be sure to have something to backup your responses.
Like many things, I belive that with change comes opportunity
What systems have you developed to reduce/eliminate errors in your work?
Hey, no one is perfect – but when it comes to accounting & finance, perfection in numbers is expected. Here, your interviewer isn’t looking for some superhuman form of error free workmanship. What your interviewer seeks here is a process for quality control.
Rain or shine, I always make sure that x is reviewed 3 times over and referenced against y before it goes out the door
Tell me about a time you used graphs, charts, and data to drive home a point?
The truth is in the numbers. While it may be the epitomy of ‘nerdery’, story telling through data is a critical skill for those in the financial profession. A great example here would be anything relating to a decision where your data made a difference.
Our department had been struggling for years, but by clearly illustrating the relationship between x and y, we corrected and showed record improvements in the next quarter
Has there ever been a time you were required to deliver critical feedback?
We all love praise, and we all dislike hearing our work criticized. Any competent interviewer in the accounting profession understands that mistakes happen. What you’re going to want to do here is be sure to let the interviewer know what you did in reaction to this feedback. How accountable were the parties involved? Your ability to navigate though difficult situations will place you high on just about any accounting employer’s list.
No one likes these situations, but Ive found that dealing with it factually and without predjudice tends to be the best approach
Would those that know you describe you as a detail oriented person? Why might they describe you that way?
Always with the details! You’d be hard pressed to find any job in the accounting & finance industry where being detail oriented isn’t a major requirement. Like many non-valid responses, your statement ‘yes I am a detail oriented person’ is not going to cut it.
By ensuring that x and y were carefully reviewed, the organization was able to save immensely on z
Which online tools, cloud software, or other accounting specific platforms are you familiar with?
Every modern accounting practice will require some level of proficiency when it comes to software. If your experience lies in a single – or outdated platform, be sure you are familiar with the current standards. Do some research and investigate new platforms or recent developments in the software field.
Im proficient in x and y, but ive ready tons of good things about z and would love to learn more about it
Regarding culture, what environment do you feel you do your best work in?
Every company wants to find the perfect culture match for their organization. Simply put, culture fit means that your values are in alignment with your prospective employer’s. While you may be a chatty extrovert, be mindful of your response here and how it may be perceived by the interviewer.
I succeed when given clear, consise direction and find a balance of solo effort and working alongside a team is when Im most productive
Why are you leaving your last financial industry / accounting position?
This one can be leading, and must be answered carefully. Seeking more money or mentioning the ‘terrible management’ at your last job may leave your interviewer with the wrong impression of you. Even if you were let go, keep it short and concise, and avoid drama at all costs.
It was time for me to move on, and I feel as though I am ready for a new challenge