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Bookkeeper Interview Questions

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Brian Schuchart is a CPA with fourteen years of experience, including nine years in financial strategy roles. He has held the roles of auditor, staff accountant, manager of financial planning and analysis and senior finance partner.

Question 1 of 30

What have you done recently to become a better bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What have you done recently to become a better bookkeeper?

  2. 2.

    How would you handle working in an increasingly remote work environment?

  3. 3.

    What are some methods you use to self-review your work?

  4. 4.

    Do you have experience working with external auditors?

  5. 5.

    Do you have experience explaining complex accounting concepts to non-financial personnel?

  6. 6.

    What is your comfort level with interacting and communicating with senior leadership?

  7. 7.

    Are you proficient in Excel?

  8. 8.

    Give some examples of non-cash expenses.

  9. 9.

    What accounting software are you familiar with?

  10. 10.

    Are you a detail oriented person?

  11. 11.

    What are the steps involved in the accounting close process?

  12. 12.

    What are the steps involved in the bank reconciliation process?

  13. 13.

    What are the different inventory valuation methods?

  14. 14.

    How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  15. 15.

    What are the differences between accrual accounting and cash accounting?

  16. 16.

    What are the three main financial statements and what do they indicate about an organization’s financial position?

  17. 17.

    How do you manage your manager? In other words, what steps do you take to make sure you get what you need from your boss and make both your lives easier?

  18. 18.

    What are Days Sales Outstanding, and what is indicated when days outstanding grows?

  19. 19.

    Why did you want to become a bookkeeper?

  20. 20.

    What do you do when you don’t know the answer to something?

  21. 21.

    What have you done at your previous job to reduce costs or save time?

  22. 22.

    Are you willing to work extra hours if needed during busier times?

  23. 23.

    What are Days Inventory on Hand, and what is indicated when days on hand grows?

  24. 24.

    What are Days Payable Outstanding, and what is indicated when days outstanding grows?

  25. 25.

    What are some examples of internal controls that impact the bookkeeper role?

  26. 26.

    What is depreciation expense, and how is it recognized?

  27. 27.

    Do you have any experience with invoicing vendors?

  28. 28.

    Imagine that you are producing a month-end report and notice the ledger is off. What would you do to rectify this situation?

  29. 29.

    Which statements or reports would you prepare as part of your month-end close package?

  30. 30.

    True or False: For vendor invoices, it is always best to pay the bill as soon as possible.