What exposures do you have to accounting software programs such as QuickBooks, Sage, ATX, or others?
When responding to this type of specific question about software applications you've used, it's not enough just to throw out a few buzzwords here and there. You have to clearly show that you know and understand the particular programs they're asking about. To do that most effectively, be prepared to point to specific examples of how and when you've used them. No matter whether your experience is extensive or limited, your responses should be detailed and specific yet understandable and brief enough to hold the interviewer's interest. In addition to discussing the technology or tool itself, give them an overview of the entire process or task that the tool assists with. This helps an interviewer put your specific and overall experience in context and helps them visualize you working with the program in the job itself. If you don't have familiarity with the specific program mentioned you may want to draw comparisons to similar programs and discuss your ability to learn and adapt to new things like this quickly.