Arnold Clark Automobiles - Graduate Accountant Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Graduate Accountant

    4.8571/5 | Interview date: July 2015 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Accounting

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My initial contact was via email after I had submitted my application which asked me a number of questions around my degree, availability and salary expectations.
    The next stage was an interview.
    I was interviewed at an Arnold Clark Motorstore.
    The interview panel consisted of 2 senior members of the Accounting staff who included the Area Accountant as well as the Branch Accountant.
    I was asked a number of skill/competency based questions, technical questions as well as questions which assessed my personality and ability to fit in and work well with my colleagues.
    Towards the end of the interview the interview panel and I engaged it general conversation which I felt was a continuation of the assessment on my personality and traits but I felt this gave me the opportunity to assess the management whO I found to be very personable.
    The format was formal but did become slightly more informal toward the later stages.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a time in which you have had to make a decision which was not in the best interests of yourself but for your employer. How did you overcome these concerns

    Interview tips

    Before this successful interview I had attended many interviews (over 10) and the difference at this interview was that I almost pushed myself to be more relaxed.
    My advice is to be yourself, Show your personality, evidence your skills, show your drive/motivation, and again be yourself.

    Experiences at the assessment centre


    Interview steps


    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

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