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Question 1 of 20
Do you enjoy working with deadlines?
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Question 2 of 20
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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Deadline driven environments are a breeze for you as an accounting clerk! Planning and organization are key for any environment, and the interviewer simply wants to hear that you are not daunted by it. Begin by sharing an example of a deadline driven environment you have been a part of; it can even be a school setting if you are a recent graduate! Share where you were employed (or were a student), what types of deadlines you had to meet, and how you approached the tasks. Mention what organizational tools you utilized, and be sure to mention how successful you were in handling the multi-tasking deadline environment.
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Question 3 of 20
In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?
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What goals did your most recent manager set for you? What goals did you set for yourself? Think about conversations you had as well as performance reviews where goals may have been set. Be sure to include department goals as well. When asked this question be prepared to discuss 3-5 long and/or short-term goals. Mention the goal as well as the timeline you had to achieve the goal. Then, be sure to mention how successful you were in meeting each goal! The interviewer wants to hear that you are a go-getter and achieve the goals set before you.
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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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Question 5 of 20
What made you decide on a career in bookkeeping?
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Name three positive traits you already have and would most like to build upon.
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Question 7 of 20
What motivates you to perform your best?
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Question 8 of 20
What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperation from?
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Question 9 of 20
When given a new bookkeeping assignment, how do you approach it?
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Question 10 of 20
What do you know about our company?
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Question 11 of 20
What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.
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Question 12 of 20
When a mistake is made by you, who is usually the one to notice? The auditor, or yourself?
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Question 13 of 20
Are you proficient using the 10 key pad?
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Question 14 of 20
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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Question 15 of 20
How do you stay focused during a long day?
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Question 16 of 20
Outside of inputting sales and expenses, what other accounting tasks have you completed before?
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Question 17 of 20
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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Question 18 of 20
What is your personal method for double checking your work?
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Question 19 of 20
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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Question 20 of 20
What accounting tasks did you perform at your former job?
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Question 1 of 20
Do you enjoy working with deadlines?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I do because it helps me to push myself harder and helps me to stay organized.
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I do. I feel I have a purpose, like I am working towards a goal and plus I am kind of competitive.
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Not really but I work hard to get my task done in time.
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Yes, because it helps me organize and prioritize tasks. If I know beforehand when things need to be done, then I can be proactive. It allows me to plan and properly manage my time in order to achieve the intended result.
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Yes., gives you a timeline to get your do by .
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Yes, it make your work more organisation and effecent.
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Yes, because you become responsible in work.
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I enjoy working with deadlines so I can know my schedule and work ahead of time.
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Having a set date to challenge my abilities and to proof my expertise with numbers.
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I do, as it provides an insight to how well I can manage myb time in order to get the job done.
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Yes, I think every job need to have a deadlines, when you aware of the time period you need to complete a job you can plan your work according the specific time available to you to complete the task you are given to complete.
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Yes, I know where I stand and people waiting for my work feel confident.
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I do. I work very well under pressure.
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Yes I do because it will help me work effectively.
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Yes as it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Question 2 of 20
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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Every week and I do my work in time so that it wont be much and if it too busy I remain calm so that I can do my best.
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My last job, I had to finish some invoices very fast and close bills of clients that they would come to pay the same day.
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I work as soon as I am given a task I start so it doesn’t clash with my other tasks.
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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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Gate house, Container Shop - Team work.
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I work well under pressure because I use the pressure to help me work more efficiently and I believe it helps me grow. I always worked well during deadlines, and I always learned how to work more efficiently afterwards. Also I maintain self control and work as efficiently as possible. In all my experiences, I did well and I always enjoyed the experience.
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Make sure my work is in time.
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When completing essays in university I would set aside a number of hours a few days a week to get them done.
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During tax season I was presented with a clients bank statements for the whole year and had to reconcile as quickly as possible and got it done alot quicker than my boss had anticipated.
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Yes, Multitasking come to me by second nature, I don't let the stress get to me, my approach is very calm and collective, especially in the finance side where every task matters. Some my multi task opportunities in the past, School budget, Payment /Fee collection, Registrations, Day to day operation, permit update, parent tours, employee concerns, all fell under one umbrella. My calm and collective personality allowed me to prioritize my work and work according to the need and deadline allotted.
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I have been in that situation before ... Time management .. first thing first...
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I will categorized in term of priorities which are classified as urgent it should be done first and it goes according how you have planned to do it.
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Prioritize tasks and effective time management.
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Taking first things first and prioritizing by most important and time sensitive tasks.
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Yes. Until I learn the art of planning and prioritizing I used to run like a headless chicken try o finish 20 things at once. I remember one of the big client in my previous firm requested a set of management accounts early before they are due for bank loan approval and I had 35 vat clients that needed to be done and checked. I firstly allocated hours to do management account and ask a collegue to review it as it short notices and continue do my vat.
Question 3 of 20
In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?
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My long term goals were to attain the experience in the work field and create strong network and my short term goals were get my things work done.
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I am intended to secure a relevant job in accounting and finance as my first job.
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My short term goals were to develop confidence in the position so that I could make certain decisions without relying too much on my supervisor, I also wanted to learn more so that I could grow. As for my long term goals it was to achieve my short term goals because I find that long term goals are easier to be achieved if broken into short term goals.
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My short term goal was to gain experience in my chosen career as an accountant. In the long term I aspired to achieve my cga designation wich I am working on at the moment.
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Long term working to get a 100 on Health Inspection and short term increase lunch participation.
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My short term goal is to be recognised as an asset to the team and to be familiar with the functions of the other accounting cycle. My long term goal is to be a qualified accountant.
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In my current position my long term goals are to expand and grow within the company and to learn more. Short term goal are to become permanent within the company.
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A short term goal was to learn something new everyday. A long term goal was to run equipment on the family farm.
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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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To make my office number 1 in the state for overall performance. This meant we had to meet or exceed all targets.
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My long term goal is to attain the work experience in work field and short term goal is to perform the task with due attention.
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Long term goals to become an expert in the accounting field short term goal to develop and acquire new accounting skills.
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My long term goal was become full time employee and was complete a audit.
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My long term goals was to become full time employee and to complete audit.
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In my current position short term goals are keeping and maintaining records of daily sales, stock, purchase and routine journal entries and long term goals are achieving annual sales target, preparation of annual accounts.
Question 4 of 20
Give an example of an important goal that you set in the past. Tell about your success in reaching it.
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In my previous job, the inventory was in the amount of 250000, my goal was to get it down. In a year I manage to bring the inventory to 50000. My manager was impress.
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My important goal in the past was to stay home and raise my kids. I worked part time jobs. All of my children have graduated high school and now living their own lives as adults. That was my goal.
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Doing payroll for over 100 seasonal employess and doing correctly.
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Set up online accounts for most challenging haulers that allows us to get their invoices sooner and process them to avoid stop services.
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I made a promise to myself to get my degree no matter how difficult it was so I looked for temporary jobs saved money and paid for my school fees.
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My goal was going back to school and further my education in the accounting field.
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I managed to get a PA role working school hours and term time only when I had my daughter, that was a massive acheivment having had no experience in schools previously. I was also promoted to my managers role when she left.
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Landing an interview with the city of fll. I applied for open positions and excelled on exam.
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One important from the past would be getting my Masters and Graduating with Honors.
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I wanted a work/life balance and got it by planning my work.
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My goal in the past was to become a good role model for my daughter, and to show her that anything is possible. My success in reaching that goal was great. To be a successful independent women.
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A goal that I set for myself was to learn a video editing program, I successfully learned how to edit videos in a few weeks. It was a challenge but I was determined to learn the program.
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To complete college now I have one semester left.
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I am continuing my education which is important to me since my brother and I are the first in our immediate family. And it is important to show my son that education is a important part of life.
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An important goal that I set int he past was to establish a more efficient process for staff to.
Question 5 of 20
What made you decide on a career in bookkeeping?
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To be able to apply my skills I learned from previous job.
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As a finance major I believe that a career in bookkeeping would be a good opportunity for hands on experience in the work field.
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I have had fascination with solving problems but I realized numbers were easier to deal with than people so choosing book keeping became an obviuos choice for me.
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I have always been an organised and methodical person and enjoyed the challenges and responsibility that came with a career in accounts.
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I took a class on this once and it drew my attention.. I was interested.
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When I worked for the state I did budget analyst work that is part of some type of bookkeeping so I wanted to keep my experience up to date.
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I believe in supporting the accounting function and find my core strength lies in a support role than in a client facing one.
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Looking to explore a new challenging career opportunity.
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I have always loved working with numbers, spreadsheets, accounting software, and computers.
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I like working with numbers.
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Change career back to accounting since the prospective of newspaper industry which I currently work in gets worse and worse, and I have bookkeeping and accounting knowledge as well as some experiences.
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I like numbers. So really I decided on a career working with numbers. I like that they balance & really they tell you a complete unbiased story if you know how to look at them. They tell you where you started, where you ended, & how you got there. If you look closely they can give you a god idea of where you are going to be in the future too.
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Some years back I joined a non profit making organisation as a treasurer, since then I developed a passion for bookkeeping skills and decided to pursue accounting career.
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Because I believe myself.
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It is something that have been doing on regular basis in my personal life. I find it interesting and important part of our life.
Question 6 of 20
Name three positive traits you already have and would most like to build upon.
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Hardworking, Pay attention to details, Interpersonal skills.
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Detail oriented, well organized and a team player.
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As per accounting clerk I think - accuracy, fastness, honesty, hard work and mindset are to be needed to be a successful accountant / positive employee.
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I like to get my job done, I prioritize my work, and accuracy.
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Patience, calmness, and detail oriented.
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I am a quick learner, I pay attention to details, and very much a team player.
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Detail oriented, reliability, great customer service.
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Confidentiality, problem solving skills an dedication.
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I am an independent individual, I have desire for growth and I am always looking to build relationship with people.
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The positive traits that I have are taking pride in my work, being great with people and taking the initiative to get things done.
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My three positive traits are: 1.) I am accurate with numbers, 2.) I am honest and motivated. 3.) I am also a multi-tasker with great problem solver. And the most like to build upon is all three by following order and getting my work done on time.
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Detail oriented quick learner good customer service.
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Working in a methodical manner, paying attention to details, supporting my team.
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Three positive traits I have are trustworthy, honest, self starter, organized, team player and I love to uplift my co workers.
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I can communicate, multitask, and self-starter.
Question 7 of 20
What motivates you to perform your best?
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I like accuracy the first time and make sure that all paperwork is done in a timely manner. It is important that you give all that you have to the company you are working for and pay attention to every detail so that all paperwork in process correctly. You want to do your very best as if the company belongs to you.
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How long would you expect to work for us if hired ?
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I like to see that my work is accurate and up to date, so that what motivate me.
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I cant fail to do anythithing if one can do so am i.
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At the end of the day, I would like to be remembered according to the quality of work I put in the company. Believe me, even if you're doing good day in and day out, one major mistake will never be forgotten.
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I like accuracy for the first time and I make sure all the paperwork is done in a timely manner.
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Family and friends that makes my day.
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I want to give 100% effort to help the business succeed so that I can also succeed.
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Self sanctification and responsibilities.
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Personal drive, motivated to meet all challenges, no patience for errors.
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Knowing that I have given a 100% in everything I do is motivation to me so I always strive to do my best.
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Recognition for hard work, deadlines and pressure.
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My family needs me and upcoming promotions I may qualify for.
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The feeling of accomplishment that one feels when you completed your to do list.
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Motivates me to give my best I give my 100% so the organization would succeed then I can succeed. I like accuracy and getting things done in a timely manner.
Question 8 of 20
What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperation from?
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The sales personnel were the toughest group for me.
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When starting a new job with seasoned workers. They are not used to change sometimes so I have had problems with seasoned workers.
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The tax authorities. I had to constantly follow through for updates. But my persistence got me the desired outcome.
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Well, the toughest group that I have had to get cooperation from was Suitland high school. We was supposed to be a team, but not everyone wanted to act like a team.
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I had to work with some classmates that did not agree with each other.
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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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Stock controllers oftenly delayed to send through documents for processing.
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As the captain of my school football team, their was times when I was leading a group of very uncooperative individuals and this required great leadership skills in order to overcome such challenges.
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From other members of staff.
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Well toughest group not yet.
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My final year project mates.
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I think it was just me being scared to deal with executives.
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Customer. Sometimes when services delay, they get agitated and will not sometimes listen.
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None I am a calm person and try everything I'm my power to fit.
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Supervisors that were not adhering.
Question 9 of 20
When given a new bookkeeping assignment, how do you approach it?
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Review it before starting, after review, I make sure I know all the steps required to complete it, then I start.
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I research it by asking people who are familiar with the job firs and if there is time I read a little just so I inform myself.
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First find out if it is priority, and if so follow through with it and complete the assignment if not put it aside but get it done before the work day is over.
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Just like I would approach anything important. Go over the tasks and do my job.
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I listen to the guidelines of task to done, take verbal and mental notes during training. I always follow the company policies and procedures when doing assignments.
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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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Study in detail and start doing it.
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I always analyse all the information required, and then organise the information accordingly so that it is easier to interpret.
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I get clarification from my supervisor and then I peruse the assignment and then I complete.
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I have not started any assignment yet. But I would do research works probably.
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I look at it, analyse and do necessary research before proceeding.
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Firstly I must acsertain what the job entails.I then gather data.
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Take my time and firstly understand the task at hand. If there are issues I don't understand, I seek clarification and then proceed with the task.
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I accept it, Ilearn it and then execute it.
Question 10 of 20
What do you know about our company?
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Founded in 1985 by eamonn daly, based in rathkeale, with franchise outlets through the region. Wholesale, general public, alloys,
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I know that you are always looking to inspire and nurture new talent.
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88,000 employes across 150 different countries leader in its field.
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It started in 1984 with the purchase of a service station and has grown to dominate the convenience retailing sector.
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I know that our company is one of the largest school systems in the state of Maryland, that strives for excellent.
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Its been my desire to work in a prestigious and competitive nature organization and your company is the one where I can achieve my goal.
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Your company is massive, and has big emphasis upon providing exceptional customer service.
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Excellent on assisting clients.
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The Fire Service was established in 1871. The first fire station was located on Suttin Street, Downtown. The first fire vehicle was a horse drawn pump operated by a small number of men under the command of Scotsman Alexander McFarlane. The current head of the service is Laurie A. William. The Fire Service is divided into two branches, namely: Administrative Branch and Operations Branch. There are 33 fire station and 3 fire boats. The Vision Statement is a citizen centered fire and rescue service that provides high quality emergency response.
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Your company is one among the best accounting firm. And anyone would want to work with you.
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I know your company to be a recruiting firm with the motor of Great people, exceptional companies.
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Firstly I must acsertain what the job entails.I then gather data.
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You are an advertising industry for TV and radio.
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Its a cotton company establish in.. Year.
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Hospital where sick people consult for therr haelth care.
Question 11 of 20
What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.
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When priorities change quickly I take a step back and look at the situation before I decide on the course of action. Once we were to submit our monthly reports but it was during audit time when the auditor demanded that we make correction on a certain report before she could move on.
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I would need to put aside what I am currently working on and concentrate on the one that needs done sooner.
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When prioritize change quickly I focus and review what I need to complete my goals then I execute them.
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When priorities change quickly, I set up a new plan to ensure that the most important priorities are fulfilled first.
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I work from a to do list in order of priority, the list changes constantly depending on what is going on at the time. I am often required to provide last minute figures for use during meetings,
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I was working on a task and my supervisor needed something done that was more important so I had to stop and start a new task and have it done the same day.
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I discuss the change with my managers and see if I needed assistance to complete the newly prioritised assignment. This happened when a client was going on leave.
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I will switch to the more important task and finish the other one(s) later. I always had homework from all my classes. One time I had a 10 page paper due pretty soon, but we had an assignment that was due sooner. I worked on the assignment and then got back to the paper. I admit I was stressed, but the stress motivated me to work harder to get the assignments done by the due dates.
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Just want to sort out this happened when our company changed its nature from trader to manufacture.
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The more important or urgent the task it is finished first.
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Then we have to quickly adapt to changes. And make sure the work continue as efficiently and effectively to get no complain which is completely out of my principles.
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I adjust immediately and focus on the new thing I need to do.
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This has never happened to me but I would finish what I was doing then get to do the task as soon as possible.
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One example is when the call volume is maxed during the summer. At this time delegation is key, so as to take in calls quicker and not focus so much time covering all duties yourself.
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I quickly re adjust and start thinking of strategies that will help me reprioritize.
Question 12 of 20
When a mistake is made by you, who is usually the one to notice? The auditor, or yourself?
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It would definitely be myself because my goal is not to make mistakes that are passed on unnoticed. Also, I am not too bold to think I will not make mistakes.
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I take my time to go through my works over and over again so I can correct my mistakes so it is usually me that notices my mistakes.
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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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About 90 to 95 % is myself and the other 5% would be the auditor.
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Me... But sometimes we don't know it... So auditor should notice it.
Question 13 of 20
Are you proficient using the 10 key pad?
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I am proficient. I gross around 40 keystrokes per minute.
Question 14 of 20
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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Keeping quiet all day minding my own business which most of the time I tell my self at work we only work while I am missing the point that work also can be fun and be friendly with people around me.
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When I am anxious I find it hard to express myself correctly.
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I love to do the right thing and I expect that from other people too and when that doesn’t happen I sometimes get annoyed. I try to get an understanding instead of just getting annoyed I assume that the person might not know he or she is wrong so I talk to them or I educate them politely.
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I would have to say I have trouble slowing down. If I have work that needs to be done I do it. Even if it isn't due for a day or so, if it is on my desk it will be done.
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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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Work and never stop trying.
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I believe my excel skills are not as advanced as I thought so I have been working through tasks on excel.
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My communication skills.... I'm not good in that.
Question 15 of 20
How do you stay focused during a long day?
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I think of all the things I want to accomplish for my family and this keeps me on track.
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When my mind start to wonder off I usually read bible verses or go out for a bit of fresh air den when I get back at work I am refreshed and focused.
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I plan my day with a schedule of work to be completed and remain focus until the job is done.
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Love you job and try to bring fun out of what you are doing.
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I concentrate on the tasks at hand. I take some breaks in between times.
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Working on current assignments and reviewing previous as well.
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Ensure that I utilise the breaks I am given. Ensure that I have a big breakfast full of protein and high energy products that will keep me energises throughout the day.
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I know your company to be a shipping company.
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I prioritize the more urgent tasks are split between the more less important tasks. I also take short breaks from the computer.
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To be able to stay focus everyone know that we have to get a good sleep at night. Wake up early. Have a good breakfast and healthy food. And try to work out as often to be in good health and then anyone can stay focused.
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I get myself busy with whatever I have to do.
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I take suppliments every morning to keep my energy levels high, when I'm at work focus is the main thing.
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We need not to stay all over the day only the certain timings of the company is their so we definitely stay at that time because it is over duty.
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We need not to stay all over the day only the certain timings of the company is their so we definitely stay at that time because it is over duty.
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For a long day I try to focus on the positive things like if I get this task done I will feel good about myself all through the day so that keeps me focused.
Question 16 of 20
Outside of inputting sales and expenses, what other accounting tasks have you completed before?
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Assisting in vat returns and assisting the auditing company for the annual closing.
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I have imported files from microsoft word to create an excel document.
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All incoming payments go through me and I post each payment to each account weather it is check, credit card, cash, or even money orders. I also order products and send out any payments for our office in regards to office supplies or events.
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Financial Analysis, Ledger Entry, Financial Reports.
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Tax returns, profit and loss and balance sheets.
Question 17 of 20
How proficient are you with Excel? Please share with me some projects you created, and regular accounting tasks you completed on excel.
User-Submitted Answers
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89 percent I can creat the formulas.
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Keeping up to date bank information, creditors making invoices and quotations.
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I took a computer course all through high school and also at the university level so I am familiar with the basics and how to create excel documents. I created a files for my company for sales.
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So one of the big projects I have done was going through all of our account and changing any phone first customer over to an email, card, or anytime service. I had to keep track of every account and noted into out pestpac system and also into a excel worksheet.
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Very Well. EX: Health Check spreadsheet.
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I am quite efficient I have completed budgets and cash flows on excel.
Question 18 of 20
What is your personal method for double checking your work?
User-Submitted Answers
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Go through my work twice.
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Sometimes I check what I did before and make sure I did all good.
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Going through my work over and over again until I make sure it’s error free.
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I go over it many times. I double check it and triple check it. I love using highlighters as well.
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Review and analyze entries.
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I like to do a spell check read through my work and double check all numbers.
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By reviewing if I follwed step by step procedure.
Question 19 of 20
If I were to look at your home office, or previous work station before you left, what would it look like?
User-Submitted Answers
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Organized and tidy with some papers left in front of my computer.
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Every has it's place. I am very organized and I know where everything is at a drop of a hat. If someone ask for it I will have it in a second.
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Clean, Organize with note details of pending tasks to do.
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Neat and tidy papers all in piles stationary all together.
Question 20 of 20
What accounting tasks did you perform at your former job?
User-Submitted Answers
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Working on sage, payment to creditors, invoices.
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Inputing sales and balancing credit and debit for sales using excel.
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Many. I would go through delinquent accounts and send out letters or call if needed. I would have to discuss each account with the customer is they had questions. I would take payments of all forms and post to the correct account. Something I would have to send out invoices and ledgers to customer for their records and billing. Even with termite reports we would do work and would have to send out work agreement to be singed and collect payment. Also doing real estate transactions with Section reports was very important to get all escrow information for the billing purposes.
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Data Entry, Cash Handling.
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Record keeping and filing.
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I did a lot of tax returns and profit and loss sheets and balance sheets.
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Inputting sales and expenses... Bank reconciliation...

About Accounting Clerk

August 17th, 2017

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 the Double-entry bookkeeping system. But while these systems may be seen as "real" bookkeeping, any process that involves the recording of financial transactions is a bookkeeping process.

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