What Is Your Opinion on Creative Accounting?


Creative young accountantThere are two types of accountants. First only do their job, nothing more. Not s single move… They keep records of every transaction, ensure the books are clear and complete and prepare financial reports in time. It is not bad actually, is it?

However, there is also second type of an accountant – the one that strives to bring some added value to the company, to go above and beyond of what is expected of him. The one that tries to give suggestions to the managers, looks for legal holes in system, is creative and uses creative accounting to save money of his employers or clients.

And that should be you! Companies always prefer to hire the second type of accountants, especially for intermediate and advanced positions… You should be creative accountant who does not think about his paycheck only, but cares about an employer too… And that’s why you should not hesitate to admit you apply creative accounting too.

Show them that you have guts, that you care for their profits. But at the same time, ensure them that you would not do anything that could harm the reputation of the company or result into penalty. Let’s have a look at some good answers.

Sample answers

I believe that a good accountant should do everything possible, and use all the legal methods, to help his employer to save some money, to improve cost efficiency. That is why I like to apply creative accounting, and also study it regularly and strive to find new applications every day.

I support creative accounting. At the end of the day, here lies the bottom line of a good accountant. Even a computer program can take care of bookkeeping.  However, a good accountant is able to analyze things, to find ways of improvement, to reduce expenses. Having said that, I would never do anything that could cause damage to the company and would always consult the managers regarding my actions.

Note: If you want to really impress the employer with your answer, I suggest you to think about a practical application of creative accounting. Talk about something you did already…

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