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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Review the description for an Accounts Payable Supervisor. A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  Supervisor needed for fast-paced environment with proven ability in accounts payable.  Responsible for processing monthly closing, account analysis, processing expense statements and reporting.  Vendor contact and compiling and preparing special reports as required.  Desired qualities include strong negotiation, customer service and communications skills and the ability to work in a team.  Experience desirable in accounting system implementation.

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  • sales tax

  • use tax

  • collections

  • recognizing expense

  • supervision

Practice Accounts Payable Supervisor Interview

  1. Take us through your resume.
    Focus on the aspects of your experience that apply to this position.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. What accounting applications do you have experience with?
    Talk about what applications you've worked with and what you did including implementation, conversion and training.

  3. Give us an example of the accounting reports that you've prepared.

  4. What experience have you had in processing expense statements?  

Follow-up:  What was your monthly volume?  With how many employees?

  1. How would you deal with an irate employee who has not received his expense reimbursement?
    Your steps should include let the employee vent, listen, identify the problem, and follow up to resolve the problem.

  2. What percentage of payment discounts did your section earn in your previous position?  

Follow-up:  What was the single most important factor in your success?

  1. What aspect of supervision do you find the most difficult?

  2. Give us an example of your ability to negotiate?

  3. Our Accounts Payable Department has not had a permanent supervisor in six months.  Morale is suffering and the employees are stressed.  If you are the successful candidate, what steps will you take to correct the situation?

  4. What is the most important contribution you will make to our team?

  5. Is there anything else?
    Summarize by emphasize your qualifications as they apply to this job.   Also cover anything you missed from your opening.  Tips on your interview closing.


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