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Tricks on How to Prepare for An Interview and Get the Job

There are different ways you can prepare while going for a job interview and pass. Well below will help you prepare accordingly and make you grab the opportunity.

1. Three key areas of preparation

  • About us.
  • About them
  • About you. 

Prepare to talk about us. Read the company`s website – and not just the specific area you’re interested in.

Talking to other people who work in the firm can also provide you with inside information, and even if it doesn't, you'll be able to demonstrate in an interview that you've done your study. However, once you've been invited to an interview, do not contact the members of the interview panel; this is OK before the shortlist, but not after.

Prepare to talk about the sector. If you’re new to working in a particular field.  find out more about it. Think about what the company stands for.

Prepare to talk about yourself. Reread the job description and consider how you meet the needed abilities and experience. To avoid scrabbling about in your head for examples during the interview, try to have at least three instances for each necessary criterion, and ideally the same for any desired talents.

2. Be on time: Make sure you're in an area with strong reception and that no one else is on the line with you at the time we'll call.

3. Do not tell much about us [ the company}: When a candidate weaves proof that they have researched what we do into their answer, it is always impressive. But there's a fine line to be drawn between demonstrating your study and telling me what I already know.

4. Always listen to the question posed by an interviewer; Allow yourself a few seconds to ponder the question before jumping into your response. It might not be the question you're expecting. And repeat for each question - the first may lull you into a false sense of confidence! I just finished 11 interviews for the same position, and not a single candidate answered the second question; instead, they all responded to what they thought the second question asked.

5. Be Honest with your answer in case you don't know: Allow yourself to learn what you don't know, to be honest as the interview may be able to judge you from your answer.

6. Give specific Examples when asked: Don't go overboard with your answers. Remember the only way an interviewer can tell whether you’ve got the experience you claim to have is if you give us specific examples of the things you have done.

7. Think in STARs: When offering an example, it's a good idea to mark it with a 'STAR.' Begin with a brief summary of the Situation, followed by a similarly brief statement of the Task you accepted. We'd like to know a lot more about the action you took and what transpired as a result of it.

8. Duration of Talking: The STAR method also helps you shape your response and avoid talking for too long or too little time. You need to offer us enough information to comprehend what a fantastic job you did in that specific instance, but not so much that we don't need to know and won't remember.

9. Be as specific as possible in your responses on what you have done individually.

10. Self Reflective: If you're asked in an interview, "What did you find difficult about X?" "What would you find most challenging about the job?" or "say about a time you made a professional error," don't try to seem perfect. These questions aren't meant to trip you up; rather, they're meant to assess how well you can review and reflect on your own performance.

11. What are your salary Expectations: You will almost certainly be asked what you hope to earn. It's a tricky topic to answer, but conduct your study on the company salary bands online, and don't undersell yourself because you won't have much of an opportunity to re-address your salary once you're hired.

12. Make the interviewer laugh: Don't be too serious or over funny during the interview. This does not imply forcing yourself to be hilarious, but rather attempting to be as relaxed and natural as possible.

13. Ask questions after the interview: Most interviewers will allow you to ask questions at the end of the interview. You are unlikely to be graded on them, and you are not required to ask any, but have questions to ask shows that you are interested, that you have considered the work, and that you want to know more because you picture yourself performing it. So keep one or two questions ready towards the finish.

14. Ask for Feedback on whether or not you get the job, and ask for any comments or advice on how the interview went.

Here are some jobs you can Apply for.

The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.

Financial Controller

Key Purpose Statement

The Financial Controller role is responsible for providing a high quality, efficient and optimal function for the processing of transactional activities within Financial Accounting and providing deep financial expertise and knowledge across the Financial Accounting accountabilities i.e. Assets, RTR, Accounts Payable. The role ensures the function is optimally resourced with capable and motivated people supplying bench strength, drives short term process improvements with an eye towards longer term finance transformation improvements and manages the Tax function per CCBA strategic objectives. The FC additionally provides an integrated and optimal Balance Sheet.

Key Duties & Responsibilities    

  • Strategic leadership and ownership of the integration of the Financial Accounting, including processes, systems and tools.
  • Balance Sheet  and  asset accounting, including budgeting and forecasting
    • Plan and manage the annual and 3 year budgeting process for the Balance sheet and Capital Investment. Done in partnership with and per the timelines as per Group
    • Plan and manage the balance sheet commentary and reporting process. Partner with other finance executives on the delivery of the monthly and annually group requirements
    • Provide insightful, timeous financial reporting
    • Review and control of balance sheet reconciliation process.
    • Custodianship of the fixed asset governance process as agreed with the Governance and Risk Manager
    • Manage and plan fixed asset verification and reconciliation
    • Oversee completion of the financial hard close reporting requirements.
  • Treasury
    • Optimal funding
    • Work with Group Treasury on FX transactions
    • Cashflow management
    • Procurement Operational accountability
    • Manage and deliver the Accounts payable and P2P processes with the operational teams including the performance reporting and query resolution
  • Specialist activities:
    • Deliver the Working Capital objectives
    • Manage and deliver internal control systems
    • Relevant financial and taxation legislation compliance
    • Ensure CCBA Treasury mandates and strategies are executed and complied with
    • Tax accounting: ensuring tax mandates and strategies are executed and delivered.
    • Manage stakeholders: Tax authorities, Bankers, Insurers, External auditors etc.
    • Manage the performance of outsourced service providers performing activities for the financial accounting function.
    • Ensuring a continuous improvement mind set throughout the business.

Skills, Experience & Education    

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field from a recognized university. 
  •  Must be a CPA Finalist or completed ACCA.

Experience

  • 7 - 10 years of relevant financial experience of which 4 must have been in a Leadership role within Finance.
  • Have experience in providing strategic leadership and ownership of the integration of the Financial Accounting, including processes, systems and tools.
  • Expertise in Balance Sheet and asset accounting, including budgeting and forecasting.
  • Expertise in managing and delivering the Accounts payable and P2P processes with the operational teams including performance reporting and query resolution.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of financial and taxation legislation compliance.
  • Experience managing policies and the chart of accounts.
  • SAP FI or similar experience.
  • Strong knowledge on statutory requirements.
  • Policy

Special offer

 

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