Bookkeeper Interview Questions



  • How does the customer invoicing relate to the accounts receivable?
  • How extensive have your past financial reports been?
  • Experience and educational qualifications
  • Tell us something about your long term goals?
  • Define Basic Bookkeeping Terms
  • What are your educational goals?
  • Rank the following in order of importance for business success: Sales, Teamwork, Quality, Integrity, Profitability, Service
  • What is the difference between liability and asset?
  • Tell me about a time you didn’t agree with something your boss asked you to do.
  • In cash basis accounting, how would your record a $600 annual insurance premium?
  • What kinds of financial filings have you done in the past?
  • Out of the other candidates that we have interviewed why should we choose you among the rest?
  • Do you think accrual or cash basis reporting is better for business management?
  • How would you record a $600 annual insurance premium using accrual accounting?
  • What is the accounting equation (or the balance sheet equation) or explain the balance sheet.
  • How can you help in the growth and progress of the company?
  • The bank account is off $0.72. How long will you spend looking for the problem and what steps will you take to find it?
  • How many gas stations (or coffee shops, etc) do you think there are in the U.S.?
  • What is an Asset? What is a Liability?
  • Explain the difference between a profit and loss statement and the balance sheet?
  • Briefly define a journal entry.
  • Can you handle customer invoicing?