Accounting Clerk Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Accounting Clerk interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you enjoy working with deadlines?

"I'm great at meeting deadlines. I have a planner that I live by and as soon as I get a task, I break it down into manageable pieces and tackle them one at a time. I ensure that I always turn in my projects early if not on time."

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25 Accounting Clerk Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Do you enjoy working with deadlines?

  • 2. If a vendor called and tried to demand payment two weeks early, how would you handle it?

  • 3. If a customer came to you and asked you to alter their account without payment, how would you handle that situation?

  • 4. What's your career plan and how does the accounting clerk role fit into it?

  • 5. Give an example of a time you had too many extra duties and had to delegate or reject taking on extra duties.

  • 6. Give me an example of time you had to fix the journal entries, how you found the error, and how you fixed it.

  • 7. Give me an example of an ethical dilemma you experienced regarding your work and how you handled it.

  • 8. You may have multiple deadlines to complete your tasks. When have you been in such an environment and how did you handle it?

  • 9. If I were to look at your home office, or previous work station before you left, what would it look like?

  • 10. What is your personal method for double checking your work?

  • 11. When you make a mistake, who usually notices? You or the auditor?

  • 12. Are you proficient using the 10 key pad?

  • 13. Outside of inputting sales and expenses, what other accounting tasks have you completed before?

  • 14. Give me an example of a time you handled documentation preparation for an audit. How did you ensure you had everything required?

  • 15. How proficient are you with Excel? Please share some projects you created and regular accounting tasks you completed on Excel.

  • 16. What accounting tasks did you perform at your former job?

  • 17. What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.

  • 18. In your previous accounting experience, what's the toughest group you had to get cooperation from? How did you handle it?

  • 19. Give me an example of an accounting goal you set for yourself and achieved.

  • 20. What do you hope to achieve in the accounting clerk role?

  • 21. When given a new bookkeeping assignment, how do you approach it?

  • 22. Give an example of a time you were helping on a project but maintained your normal duties as well.

  • 23. What made you decide on a career in bookkeeping?

  • 24. As an accounting clerk, you'll act as the receptionist for the accounting department. What reception experience do you have?

  • 25. Give me an example of time you caught an accounts receivable error and how you fixed it.