Friday, 30 January 2015

26 TOP Bookkeeper Interview Questions and Answers

1. Can you handle customer invoicing?
It goes without saying that the job of a book keeper contains a lot of customer invoicing. In fact, customer invoicing is one of the most basic of a book keeper’s key responsibility areas. Therefore, when asked this question, you should clarify your comfort levels at customer invoicing. This is one of those basic questions that work in creating the path for the further questions.

2. How does the customer invoicing relate to the accounts receivable?
This is another of the basic questions that are asked to a standard book keeper. Though even a layman can glib an answer to this one, only the well educated and qualified book keeper can give a stable and authentic answer to this question. So, make sure that you do your homework well before you opt for a bookmaker’s interview.

3. What is an Asset? What is a Liability?
This is another question that aims at finding out whether you slept through your accountancy class or did you actually learn something. An asset and liability are terms that form the base of the world of accountancy.

4. Briefly define a journal entry.
Again, this is a basic question that can be asked to a standard book keeper. These questions are generally aimed at finding out your knowledge and capabilities. Good news is that the answers to questions like this will be a reflex if you have actually paid attention in accountancy class and were serious in your studies.

5. Experience and educational qualifications
The further questions for a standard book keeper will involve finding out about their experience in the profession. If the book keeper is a novice, his or her educational qualifications will be gone through and authenticated before the interview goes anywhere ahead.

6. Tell us something about your long term goals?
I want to secure a long term position of a bookkeeper in a dynamic organization where I can utilize my ten years experience in the accounting field and special skills in maintaining records, preparing financial statements and calculating errors for the benefit and growth of the enterprise.

7. What is the difference between liability and asset?
Liability and asset are two completely different things but without them it is impossible to successfully run a company. Assets are generally things that add value to the reputation to the company. There can be fixed assets like land, building, and current assets like stock, cash, debtors, inventory and bill receivable. Intangible assets can also be included like goodwill and patients. Liability is something that the company owes to other people, and it includes bill payable, bank loans and creditors.

8. Out of the other candidates that we have interviewed why should we choose you among the rest?
This is the most common question that is asked almost in every interview. While answering this question you need to think and answer it briefly, try to give a description of your skills and achievements to the employers. Be very positive and try to explain them how your back ground qualification really matches with the bookkeeping job description. You can also state your extensive experience in this field.

9. How can you help in the growth and progress of the company?
This question you need to answer to the point. Keeping in mind your job description, tell the employer how you can prove to be a benefit for their company. If you have had soft ware education and training then you can also include this in your answer.

10. Explain the difference between a profit and loss statement and the balance sheet?
A profit and loss statement is prepared from time to time for a specific period may be a month or a week; it is usually prepared to find out the actual profit and loss of the company. A balance sheet is always prepared at the end of the financial year and it is made to find out the true position of the company’s assets and liabilities.
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