Answered by Cassie, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, March 26, 2015
I would make sure you re-read the job description carefully and see if you truly think you can meet the qualifications. If they asked you in the interview if you could do certain things make sure you answered them accurately because those are tasks you will most likely be doing. I think it’s also safe to ask the Recruiter/HR Contact what type of training plan will be in place when you start. For an entry level role, there is most likely some sort of training plan, but you do want to make sure you meet the basic qualifications and feel comfortable going into it. Starting a new job is always a bit scary and you are not going to know everything, but again you need to make sure you feel comfortable that after a little training you can pick it up quickly and know the basics going into it.
If you have any professors you could contact from school or anyone you know in an Accounting job it may be good to reach out to them as well to get there thoughts on expectations going into this type of a role. If you know someone in a similar role reach out to them and ask their experience when they first started.
Ultimately, you went through the interview process and you won the job, so they must think that based on what they heard in the interview you were the best qualified candidate for the job. It sounds like this is the type of role you’ve been wanting, so again if you feel that you meet the basic qualifications and there is a training plan to get you up to speed, it sounds like a good opportunity. I would continue to study/research as much as you can before starting as well if you do accept the offer. Perhaps you can even take a course at a local college or an online refresher course to build your confidence before starting.