Interview question: What accounts did you make bookings to?


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Some years ago I worked for AP (Junior Accountant) doing mostly bank account reconciliations. This job lasted for about 2 years before I quit.

I also worked as GL accountant for six months after that. I took a break of some years, and now I am looking for a job again.

In a job interview somebody asked me: On your previous jobs, what accounts did you have to make bookings or post adjustments to? To be honest, I had learned the tasks of my job mostly by heart and now I can't remember which accounts I had to post stuff to.

What would be a good answer for a similar question in a future interview? Thanks a lot in advance!

PS: They also asked me which international standards I am familiar with. I couldn't answer that either. (IFRS??) I worked for North American entities and also European.
 
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My view, is be honest. Speak from the heart. To me, when someone is honest and doesn't have the correct answer but speaks logically or from the heart, I view it as a form of courage. I believe admitting you don't know something is the smartest thing a person can do. You don't know what you don't know and that's okay. Its an opportunity to learn. Through hard work anyone can learn any skill.
 

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