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Top 35 Bookkeeper Interview Questions

Question 1 of 36
Which federal, state and local legal bookkeeping requirements are you familiar with?
Question 2 of 36
How are your computer skills?
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Give me example of a project or task you started on your own.
Question 3 of 36
What type of accounting systems are you most familiar with using?
Question 4 of 36
Give me example of a project or task you started on your own.
Question 5 of 36
How would you build your supervisor's confidence about yourself?
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Priorities and meeting deadlines with accuracy.
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Keep Comunicating.
Question 6 of 36
What is the most difficult part of being a Bookkeeper?
Question 7 of 36
How did you go about deciding what strategy to employ when dealing with a difficult customer?
Question 8 of 36
Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.
Question 9 of 36
What is the most rewarding part of being a Bookkeeper?
Question 10 of 36
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Bookkeeper?

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Question 11 of 36
How well do you manage your time?
Question 12 of 36
What skills would you like to develop in this job?
Question 13 of 36
If you were unhappy with your job, how would you discuss this with your boss?
Question 14 of 36
What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?
Question 15 of 36
Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs that demonstrate your willingness to work hard.
Question 16 of 36
How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
Question 17 of 36
How would you describe your work style?
Question 18 of 36
What were the responsibilities of your last position?
Question 19 of 36
How do others describe you?
Question 20 of 36
How would you handle a situation where an employee makes the same mistake repeatedly?
Question 21 of 36
Describe a project or idea that was implemented primarily because of your efforts. What was your role? What was the outcome?
Question 22 of 36
Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
Question 23 of 36
What are your career goals as a Bookkeeper?
Question 24 of 36
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Question 25 of 36
Tell me about your previous work experience as a bookkeeper.
Question 26 of 36
How much interaction have you had with vendors and clients?
Question 27 of 36
What do you like most about being a Bookkeeper?
Question 28 of 36
Are you a detail oriented person?
Question 29 of 36
What have you done recently to become a better bookkeeper?
Question 30 of 36
What do you know about this company and our services?
Question 31 of 36
Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
Question 32 of 36
What interested you in applying for this position?
Question 33 of 36
Why do you want to leave your current job?
Question 34 of 36
What do you like least about being a Bookkeeper?
Question 35 of 36
Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new at a fast pace.
Question 36 of 36
Tell me about a difficult situation you encountered at work and how you handled the situation?

About Bookkeeper

October 9th, 2017

Bookkeepers work in the finance department, where they are responsible for maintaining records of the company's financial transactions. They inspect the company ledger thoroughly to make sure that all money earned and spent is recorded in the company ledger. They are also responsible for reconciling any discrepancies that they find and for producing detailed reports for presenting to the management.
A high school diploma is the minimum educational qualification required to become a bookkeeper. However, larger companies may require all applicants to have completed their secondary application. Knowing how to work with computer and spreadsheets along with an understanding of basic accounting practices are essential requirements for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a bookkeeper. Bookkeepers must have a good eye for details. They must also have excellent analytical, problem-solving, observation and organizational skills. Completing an internship will help boost employment opportunities tremendously.
Have you had any experience with bookkeeping or a similar role? Do you think you can handle the bookkeeping for a company with a larger budget than your previous employer? What are your strengths as a bookkeeper? What about your career goals? Are you looking for a stop-gap arrangement or for a long-term opportunity? Are you willing to sign a confidentiality agreement? These are some of the many questions you will be asked at the interview. You can see more at Mock Questions.

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