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Interview

GlynisGlynis Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 488
I went for an interview at an accounting firm this week and I have been asked to go for a second one. This hasn't happened so far and am quite excited. Nothing has yet been mentioned about study support. Do you think I should ask about this in the interview as I think it might look good that I'm keen to study at my age?
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  • snowmaraudersnowmarauder Feels At Home Registered Posts: 99
    Good one, that happened to me and I got the job, yipee, check out there web site and see if they support cpd, if it doesnt say. When they say do you have any ques, just ask 'what is your policy on cpd' if they say what is cpd, then you know they dont know what you are on about, so rephrase and ask, cont. prof. dev. if they look at you gone out. then rephrase again and say i would like to continue with my education, what is the companies policy on suppot of this? I forgot to ask exactly what my companies policy was, prob, as I they do have a cpd policy and forgot to ask exactly how it worked. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD VIBES COMING FROM ME TO YOU, pass the vibe xx
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Depending on how much you value the study support as part of the role which the degree of practical experience would be valuable anyway. I would simply just ask 'if there would be study support on offer with the package to help with the completion of the AAT and further studies should that be appropriate'.

    Most practices would want you to develop so can't see it being a problem.

    Well done and best of luck for the second interview.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    I have just realised that the letter says I will need to do a test. OMG does anyone know what this would involve? I am panicking like hell now.
  • PrimblePrimble Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 734
    Glynis wrote: »
    I have just realised that the letter says I will need to do a test. OMG does anyone know what this would involve? I am panicking like hell now.

    Thats great news! glad things are on the up. You didn't say what the role involved (and i haven't been asked to do a test) so am just guessing but i guess it will be linked to the job role so could include bank rec, trial balance, financial statements etc but maybe just short versions or certain aspects (DFS Stylee). or it could involve situations involving ethics.
    oh i did have to do a test when i applied to work in a bank, it was about adding up and features on cheques and notes
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    Primble wrote: »
    Thats great news! glad things are on the up. You didn't say what the role involved (and i haven't been asked to do a test) so am just guessing but i guess it will be linked to the job role so could include bank rec, trial balance, financial statements etc but maybe just short versions or certain aspects (DFS Stylee). or it could involve situations involving ethics.
    oh i did have to do a test when i applied to work in a bank, it was about adding up and features on cheques and notes

    Similar to the test at my second interview, I needed to calculate an ETB and do some journal entries.

    Good luck Glynis i'm sure you'll do brilliant :)
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    OMG I hope I don't get asked to do an ETB. It's for an assistant auditor and it's tomorrow I definately won't sleep tonight.
  • PrimblePrimble Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 734
    Glynis wrote: »
    OMG I hope I don't get asked to do an ETB. It's for an assistant auditor and it's tomorrow I definately won't sleep tonight.

    maybe some sampling or something then?
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    Or psychometric tests?
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    Or psychometric tests?

    What is one of them? OMG I can't cope with this:(
  • keane155keane155 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 404
    Good luck with the second interview. :)
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Another thread?! Really??
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    How did the interview go Glynis?
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    I'm sure I heard an increased number of companies now utilising lie detectors in Interviews, did they do that?
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    It didn't go well:( I was asked to draft some journals to dispose of a fixed asset and I couldn't think of the entries and was also asked to calculate some profit percentages which I think went ok. The girl that interviewed me was a partner but looked very young. They said I would find out either today or tomorrow.
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    Good luck.
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    Glynis wrote: »
    It didn't go well:( I was asked to draft some journals to dispose of a fixed asset and I couldn't think of the entries and was also asked to calculate some profit percentages which I think went ok. The girl that interviewed me was a partner but looked very young. They said I would find out either today or tomorrow.

    Young people are allowed to be partners you know!!
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Glynis wrote: »
    It didn't go well:( I was asked to draft some journals to dispose of a fixed asset and I couldn't think of the entries and was also asked to calculate some profit percentages which I think went ok. The girl that interviewed me was a partner but looked very young. They said I would find out either today or tomorrow.


    You come across very ageist on here... it's beginning to get a bit boring...
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Best of luck glynis
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Rachey wrote: »
    Young people are allowed to be partners you know!!

    Must agree. I'm only 24 and run my own practice.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • MoneySavingBankMoneySavingBank Well-Known Registered Posts: 143
    good luck

    good luck.

    Hope you get that job.

    Regards,

    MSB
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453
    burg wrote: »
    Must agree. I'm only 24 and run my own practice.

    Im 30 years old, Ian, can I do some work for you?

    I promise I won't mind that you are younger! :001_tt2:
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    I'm a partner and I'm 30 (and I started this business when I was 24). Our oldest employee is over retirement age. We don't care about age in this office.
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453
    Got a job for me then? :D

    *hint hint*
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Rinske wrote: »
    Im 30 years old, Ian, can I do some work for you?

    I promise I won't mind that you are younger! :001_tt2:

    Just taken on someone actually so you are a little late!

    They are older though at around 40 so hope they don't take offence that I'm younger!!!
    Regards,

    Burg
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    I don't think anybody else has a problem with age!
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    I don't think anybody else has a problem with age!

    I think the problem with age is you get jealous and wish you'd have been whatever level at that age! :D
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Glynis wrote: »
    It didn't go well:( I was asked to draft some journals to dispose of a fixed asset and I couldn't think of the entries... The girl that interviewed me was a partner but looked very young...

    This is comedy genius.

    Witty opener, leading on to a set up for the next instalment to keep us gripped to our seats. Really looking forward to the punchline when you don't get the job and give us your interpretation of why they were in the wrong for not employing you.

    Can't wait for the next episode of the Glynis show.
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453
    burg wrote: »
    Just taken on someone actually so you are a little late!

    They are older though at around 40 so hope they don't take offence that I'm younger!!!
    I might live a bit far away anyways! It's nice that you actually let me know though, I was only half serious.

    It's nice to know you are doing so well though!
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Drafting journal entries to dispose of a fixed asset is - let's be honest about it - pretty basic stuff and should be second nature to someone with years of accounts experience.

    I can't understand why Glynis - who has seemingly struggled with and hated audit every step of the way - is still so obsessed with becoming an auditor. You wouldn't become a lion tamer if you had a fear of cats, would you?
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    So how'd it go?
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