City Controller Interview Questions

31 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
32 Share an experience in which you delegated authority for the receipt, disbursement, banking, protection, or custody of funds, securities, or financial instruments and were happy with the results. How about a time that you were unhappy with the results of your delegation?
33 Provide an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.
34 Tell me about a time when you developed your own way of doing things or were self-motivated to finish an important task.
35 Provide an example of when you were persistent in the face of obstacles.
36 Tell me about your last experience receiving, recording, and authorizing requests for disbursements in accordance with your company's policy.
37 Provide an experience in which you successfully conducted a difficult audit of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requierments and statutes.
38 Describe a time when your current knowledge of new policies, procedures, and standards helped your company.
39 Share a time when you willingly took on additional responsibilities or challenges. How did you successfully meet all of the demands of these responsibilities? (Make sure the candidate is a self-starter and can demonstrate some initiative.)
40 Describe a time when your monitoring of financial activities and details helped your company meet a legal or regulatory requirement, that may have been overlooked.
41 Provide an example of when you set expectations and monitored the performance of subordinates. What guidance and direction did you find most effective?
42 Share an example of when you established and accomplished a goal that was personally challenging. What helped you succeed?
43 Describe an experience in which facilitating financial activities was made easier by your relationship with personnel in another financial department.
44 Share your last experience monitoring and evaluating the performance of a financial staff. How did you deal with peronnel actions like promotions or dismissals?
45 Describe a time when your advisement to management or other personnel on financial objectives produced good results.
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