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Accounting Clerk

25 Interview Questions & Answers

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You may have multiple deadlines to complete your tasks. When have you been in such an environment and how did you handle it?
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Do you enjoy working with deadlines?
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What do you hope to achieve in the accounting clerk role?
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Give me an example of an accounting goal you set for yourself and achieved.
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Give me an example of a time you handled documentation preparation for an audit. How did you ensure you had everything required?
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What made you decide on a career in bookkeeping?
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Give me an example of time you caught an accounts receivable error and how you fixed it.
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In your previous accounting experience, what's the toughest group you had to get cooperation from? How did you handle it?
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When given a new bookkeeping assignment, how do you approach it?
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Give an example of a time you were helping on a project but maintained your normal duties as well.
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What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.
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Are you proficient using the 10 key pad?
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When you make a mistake, who usually notices? You or the auditor?
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As an accounting clerk, you'll act as the receptionist for the accounting department. What reception experience do you have?
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Give me an example of an ethical dilemma you experienced regarding your work and how you handled it.
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If a vendor called and tried to demand payment two weeks early, how would you handle it?
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If a customer came to you and asked you to alter their account without payment, how would you handle that situation?
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What's your career plan and how does the accounting clerk role fit into it?
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Give an example of a time you had too many extra duties and had to delegate or reject taking on extra duties.
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Give me an example of time you had to fix the journal entries, how you found the error, and how you fixed it.
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If I were to look at your home office, or previous work station before you left, what would it look like?
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What is your personal method for double checking your work?
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Outside of inputting sales and expenses, what other accounting tasks have you completed before?
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How proficient are you with Excel? Please share some projects you created and regular accounting tasks you completed on Excel.
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What accounting tasks did you perform at your former job?
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