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Cost Accountant was asked...June 5, 2012

How do you cost a product?

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It all depend in materials used, labors, packaging and delivery cost.

it all depend in materials used labors,packaging,and delivery ,That call product cost. Less

Depends on the product, transportation, loading and unloading cost and packaging cost if needed. Less

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Imperial Oil

describe a time when you had to make a hard decision.

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No not yet! They said we would hear in a few weeks.

I am in the same boat as you! Waiting for a response. Let me know when they finally do get in touch Less

Nope, I haven't heard anything yet.

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Exterran

When can you start?

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I need to be sure my current boss finds a replacement for me. This could take the full two weeks. Less

now

Whirlpool Corporation
Costing was asked...March 19, 2009

How do you rate your effectiveness as a change agent and how did you drive change within your organization.

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Good question but can be answered in many different ways. Not sure what the real or "effectiveness" definition of change is. In my opinion this question is difficult to answer when applying for an analytical job. Less

"I have a reputation for shaking things up a bit. Although I do it in as cooperative a manner as possible, I am always questioning the norm and looking for better and more efficient ways to get things done. My coworkers know that 'we've always done it that way' is never a good reason. This can ruffle some feathers, but inevitably those that I work with appreciate that I am just doing what I feel is best for the company." Less

Ameriprise

How many types of accounting

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Cost Accounting Financial accounting Management accounting

1. Financial accounting, 2. Cost accounting 3. Managerial accounting,

Commercial Metals

What would you do to reduce the cost of a service department?

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Head count reduction.

Get rid of a couple of supervisors, companies almost invarable are top heavy

Spudnik Equipment

How would you summarize a large amount of data in an Excel spreadsheet

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Pivot Table

Hansen-Rice

If a sales rep. asked you to complete a cost estimation on a job in 3 days but you knew now matter what you did you would not be able to accomplish it in less than 5 days what would you do?

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I would explain that it would take longer and why .

i would give a price for three days then bury them in extras

Amazon

Amazon 14 Principles und Allgemeines.

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1. Past worked experienced 2. Excel hands-on

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1. Daily task on my past worked experience. 2. Only basic formulas and formats in excel. Less

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