So, to repeat, in many organizations, in order to insure your own success, you, the entry-level candidate will have to be incredibly aggressive in figuring out what the hell is going on. People simply won't have time to show you or tell you things in depth. SOme things can only be learned from years on the job -- sometimes hellish years.
It is odd to me that many organization aren't more aggressive with their junior-level accountants. When I train people at my job, I'm the one who's aggressive with them, as I don't expect entry-level people really to be aggressive as they often don't know what they're doing to begin with without someone first mentoring them a little.
The point of my story is you should try your best to figure out whether the people you're going to be workign with have time and/or are willing to mentor you. Otherwise, your job could be hell.