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1. Do you enjoy working with deadlines?
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Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions. Transactions include sales, purchases, income, and payments by an individual or organization. Bookkeeping is usually performed by a bookkeeper. Bookkeeping should not be confused with accounting. The accounting process is usually performed by an accountant. The accountant creates reports from the recorded financial transactions recorded by the bookkeeper and files forms with government agencies. There are some common methods of bookkeeping such as the Single-entry bookkeeping system and...
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Accounting Clerk Interview Questions
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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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Gate house, Container Shop - Team work.
 
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I just keep my head down and worry about my self and get down whatever that task might be.
 
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In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?
 
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Short term goals are to be able to handle all my tasks effectively as an accounting clerk asap. Learn new things and reach middle level of accountant within one or two years. long term goal is to be able to do financial and accounting analysis hopefully.
 
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What percentage of your time is spent doing each function.
 
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Give an example of an important goal that you set in the past. Tell about your success in reaching it.
 
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To attain a masters in accounts and Acca. I am currently saving money and searching for some experience in that area.
 
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What percentage of your time is spent doing each function.
 
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What made you decide on a career in bookkeeping?
 
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I love to work with numbers, keeping a nice well organized filing cabinet.
 
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As an accounting student, bookeeping will help me to utilize my skills and I believe that it will prepare to the world of accounting.
 
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Name three positive traits you already have and would most like to build upon.
 
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Accuracy, organized, motivated would like to build new positive traits such as more knowledge, skilled in accounting software, thinkable.
 
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Hard working; Detailed Oriented; and Honest but I want to build my Confidence because once I get nervous my confidence is very low.
 
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What motivates you to perform your best?
 
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Satisfaction for both the company and myself.
 
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My passion for the job and be able to see clearly the future.
 
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What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperation from?
 
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Men - EX: Welders at the container shop. I had to be consistent in asking them to write down the part numbers and the quantity used for inventory purposes.
 
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The toughest group I had to get cooperation from was couple of the team members insisted their own opinions.
 
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When given a new bookkeeping assignment, how do you approach it?
 
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I open the database and start inputting the numbers.
 
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First, I will read the assignment carefully to make sure I have understood the transaction involved, and determine which accounts to be used. Then make accounting entries.
 
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What do you know about our company?
 
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Gary Job Corps is a nationwide network of campuses that offers a free education and training program and a comprehensive array of career development services to at-risk young women and men, ages 16 to 24, to prepare them for successful careers.
 
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Founded in 1985 by eamonn daly, based in rathkeale, with franchise outlets thru the region. Wholesale, general public, alloys,
 
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What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.
 
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I do WDO reports all day long and I usually have an order I go in. Well the order I receive them in. Sometime an inspector will come to me asking if he can get a rush on a report. So I promptly complete the one I am working one at that moment and start on the rush report to get it out as soon as possible.
 
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The more important or urgent the task it is finished first.
 
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When a mistake is made by you, who is usually the one to notice? The auditor, or yourself?
 
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About 90 to 95 % is myself and the other 5% would be the auditor.
 
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I catch my mistakes and am really good at double checking and triple checking my work. I am human so there are times one can gets passed me, but that is very far and in between.
 
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Are you proficient using the 10 key pad?
 
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I am proficient. I gross around 40 keystrokes per minute.
 
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What do you believe is an area of weakness for you, and what have you been doing to improve upon it?
 
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My greatest weakness is that it is hard for me to take a step back and ask for assistance. I've learned that I need to look around for capable and willingly personnel to delegate work to others to be as effective as possible.
 
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When I am anxious I find it hard to express myself correctly.
 
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How do you stay focused during a long day?
 
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I concentrate on the tasks at hand. I take some breaks in between times.
 
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Do creative work first. - Check off the tasks that require creativity or concentration first thing in the morning, and then move on to easier work, like deleting emails or scheduling meetings, later in the day. 2. Allocate your time deliberately. - 3. Train your mind like a muscle.
 
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Outside of inputting sales and expenses, what other accounting tasks have you completed before?
 
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Financial Analysis, Ledger Entry, Financial Reports.
 
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Assisting in vat returns and assisting the auditing company for the annual closing.
 
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How proficient are you with Excel? Please share with me some projects you created, and regular accounting tasks you completed on excel.
 
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Very Well. EX: Health Check spreadsheet.
 
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Keeping up to date bank information, creditors making invoices and quotations.
 
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What is your personal method for double checking your work?
 
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Review and analyze entries.
 
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Sometimes I check what I did before and make sure I did all good.
 
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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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Clean, Organize with note details of pending tasks to do.
 
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Organized and tidy with some papers left in front of my computer.
 
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What accounting tasks did you perform at your former job?
 
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Data Entry, Cash Handling.
 
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Working on sage, payment to creditors, invoices.
 
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