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Bookkeeper Sample Job Interview Questions

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Bookkeepers maintain the books of the company. They usually make accounting entries to record transactions made by the company. This includes accounts payable for bills and receivables for revenues and it is the job of the bookkeeper to record it in the journal and then posting to the GL or general ledger.

Here are bookkeeper sample job interview questions.


You will need to work closely with the executive director and board of directors.  What kinds of managers do you work with most successfully?

Explain what depreciation is.  Defined deferred revenue accounts.

Have you ever handle payroll?  How may employees were included in his payroll?  With a full-time salary employees or hourly workers?

Describe your bookkeeping background and experience.

What do you feel is the most important thing when it comes to maintaining investment schedules and overseeing cash flow requirements?

Have you ever worked with QuickBooks, simply accounting, Microsoft Excel, access database, and SAP?  Rate your level of knowledge and experience with each application.

What’s your experience with completing HST reports, government compliance reports, personnel reports, and so forth?

What kind of experience to help with accounting software?

How you maintain your knowledge of regulatory changes and its impact on an organization’s books?

We are looking for someone who is highly efficient and productive.  How do you ensure that you are efficient and productive?

You’ll need to be a fast learner in this job.  Describe when you had to learn some complex things in a short period of time.

How do you stay organized so that you can prepare backup documentation to support any financial information?

We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills in this Accounting role.

What types of forms do you regularly complete in our job as Bookkeeper? Tell me about one of the most difficult or important forms you have had to complete.

Deadlines and busy periods are part of the job in bookkeeping, especially during tax season there can be very long hours.

Describe a situation when you worked with a very demanding customer and your results did not meet your boss’ or company’s expectations. What happened? What action did you take?

What is the secret to being successful during a busy tax season?