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1. What is your experience with using Microsoft Excel?
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List of Accounts Payable Clerk Interview Questions
  1. What is your experience with using Microsoft Excel?
  2. What type of boss gets the most productivity out of you?
  3. How do you manage your time on a typical day?
  4. When have you had difficulty with a coworker? How was the situation resolved?
  5. How will you measure the success of your work?
  6. Tell me about a situation you encountered where there was no rule or precedent in place for how you should tackle the situation.
  7. What was a major accomplishment you had at your previous employer?
  8. Describe a time when you delivered more than was expected.
  9. Where do you hope your career will progress to in the next few years?
  10. Why is this accounting position right for you?
  11. How do you manage stress in your daily work?
  12. Tell me about a time when you had to assist a coworker.
  13. Tell me about your relationship with your previous managers.
  14. Why did you choose a career as an Accounts Payable Clerk?
  15. Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an irate customer?
  16. Walk me through a typical day at your last job.
  17. What techniques do you personally use to avoid mistakes?
  18. We use the accrual method for our invoicing. Are you familiar with this process?
  19. Why is an Accounts Payable Clerk a vital position to any organization?
  20. What is your greatest weakness?
  21. What are you best at as an Accounts Payable Clerk?
  22. What could you tell me about our organization?
  23. Describe your most ideal work setting.
  24. What accounting systems and software are you familiar with using?
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Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Accounts Payable Clerk Information
August 17th, 2017

An accounts payable clerk receives, verifies, processes and reconciles payments in order to complete payments and control expenses. Their responsibilities include verifying vendor accounts, maintaining accounting ledges and verifying expense reports.
A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field is the minimum requirement for this role. Accounts payable clerks must have strong accounting, organizational, data entry and analyzing skills. Attention to detail and general math skills are also essential requirements.
Your interviewer will ask you a series of questions to gauge your attention to detail and job competency. They will also want to know more about what strengths and experience you bring that make you the best fit for the job. Answering some of the questions on the spot can be difficult. If you are looking to rehearse your answers before hand, go to Mock Questions, where you will find a long list of commonly asked questions.
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