Accounting Clerk Interview Preparation Guide
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Accounting Clerk job preparation guide for freshers and experienced candidates. Number of Accounting Clerk frequently asked questions(FAQs) asked in many interviews

26 Accounting Clerk Questions and Answers:

1 :: Please introduce yourself?

Review your employment experience. Try mentioning qualifications which are probably the most vital: numeric agility, ability to use computers and calculators, typing skills, ability to maintain files and records with impeccable attention to detail, etc. Mentioning people skills can also help, even if you think the job will be all backroom.

2 :: Tell me are you computer literate?

Specify computer applications you are proficient with (Microsoft Office, Adobe, PowerPoint, Linux, Notepad), specific experience working in a computerized environment, and any projects you might have done using computers (presentations, etc.). Typing speed is also relevant.

3 :: Are your communication skills effective?

Mention front desk customer service as well as regular communication with the management (representations, proposals, etc.). For example, talk about your ability to sense requirements before they are said and how you've resolved complaints effectively.

4 :: Describe yourself as a responsible employee?

Talk about experience doing tasks which required responsibility, such as problem solving, research, and tracking documentation problems and discrepancies.

5 :: Can you provide the highest possible attention to detail as an accounting clerk in our company?

Answer in the affirmative and provide detail. Describe specifics of filing, record keeping, and calculating, verifying which of those require close contact with other departments. Show that you understand that typing requires maximum attention to detail.

6 :: Who is accounting clerk?

Accounting clerks deal with data, records, and documents, as well as provide front-desk customer service. It's their duty to compile, calculate, and sort documents, post receipts, tally deposits, and file and maintain accounting records with financial data.
Accounting clerks have to be professional in appearance and behavior, and be detail oriented, agile, and good with numbers.

7 :: What was your important goal that you set in the past?

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.

8 :: What made you decide on a career in accounting?

As a finance major I believe that a career in accounting would be a good opportunity for hands on experience in the work field.

9 :: What motivates you to perform your best?

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.

10 :: What positive traits you already have and would most like to build upon?

As per accounting clerk I think - accuracy, fastness, honesty, hard work and mindset are to be needed to be a successful accountant/positive employee.
☛ Detail oriented
☛ Well organized
☛ Team player
☛ Patience
☛ Calmness

11 :: What is your personal method, for checking work?

Usually if it is numerical, I review it in my head, then I use a calculator, to make sure. Or I compare it to the standard.

12 :: What you know about our company?

Founded in **** by ABC, based in XYZ, with franchise outlets through the region. Wholesale, general public, alloys, Etc.

13 :: How do you approach it when given a new accounting assignment?

Review it before starting, after review, I make sure I know all the steps required to complete it, then I start.

14 :: Tell me what are your career goals as an accounting clerk?

Interviewers will ask this question in order to determine your plans for development and your ability to plan the future. Perhaps you want a position as the lead accounting clerk or some other supervisory position in the future. If so, be sure to provide details as well as a time frame. For example, you could say that you will work toward earning your first promotion within two to three years and then follow up with your ultimate goal; you would like to be a supervisor or perhaps even the department head for the company in a five or six year period. However, if you have not yet set goals, you should state that you have been focused on career development rather than your future plans.

15 :: Do you understand computers very well?

As an accounting clerk, much of your time will be spent working with computers. As such, your interviewer will likely ask you about the various computer programs and types of software with which you are proficient. Be sure to list each of them and elaborate on the ones that you are most familiar with. For instance, stating that you are capable of using Microsoft Office is not the best answer; instead, elaborate on the facets of that program that you understand the best. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others are all important to your job. Similarly, be sure to mention Adobe, Notepad, Linux, Open Office and other programs if you are familiar with them.

16 :: Are you detail-oriented?

Bring out your organizational abilities as well as any particular skills you employ to stay on task. During your accounting clerk training, you likely learned about several ways to maintain your focus. Be sure to provide information about the methods you like the best and explain them very briefly. For example, if you like to perform tedious data entry tasks after lunch so that you can focus better, make sure to say so. On the same note, you should recognize that individual companies usually have their own ways filing, entering data, etc. You may be required to conform to this, so be sure to mention that you can maintain focus while still being flexible to the needs of the company.

17 :: How much you effectively communicate with others?

Although there is a good possibility that you will work in a back office as an accounting clerk, you may be required to work at a front desk for a company and combine your accounting skills with administrative knowledge. In either case, good communication is essential. If you have worked in a customer service position in the past, now is a good time to mention that. Also, you may choose to provide an example of a situation in which you were able to resolve a disgruntled client or customer's issue simply by being sensitive to his or her needs and anticipating the expected resolution.

18 :: How to keep composure?

Interviewers evaluate more than the content of your answers. They also note how you formulate responses to get a sense of your creativity and approach to problems. Remain calm, maintain eye contact and stay confident.

19 :: Can I ask for clarification?

If you're stumped, it's OK to ask for clarification. Ask the interviewer to repeat or reword the question. Interviewers will respect your desire to give them what they are looking for in an answer.

20 :: Can I dodge the interviewer?

Don't dodge questions. You could be particularly tempted to do so if asked about a resume gap. If you stopped working as an accounts payable clerk so you could finish an MBA program early, say so. Be honest and factual, and get ready for the next question.