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Bookkeeper Interview

Review the description for a Bookkeeper internship position. The underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  The duties of this internship position include:

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts

  • Prepare financial management reports

  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

  • Establish and monitor accounting control procedures

  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities

  • Manage and support budget and forecast activities

  • Monitor and support taxation issues

  • Develop and maintain financial data bases


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Practice Bookkeeper Interview

  1. Tell us about yourself.
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  2. How experienced are you with Quickbooks?

Follow-up:  Tell us about the most challenging task that you've performed with Quickbooks.

  1. What were the typical needs of your previous clients?

  2. What industries were they in?

  3. What reports or forms have you filed before?

  4. Do you have any tax accounting experience?

  5. What kind of budgeting work have you done?

Follow-up:  To what extent did you monitor actual expenditures to the budget?

  1. Tell me about your experiences at NYU.

  2. Why did you want to graduate a year early?

  3. What interests you about working here specifically?

Follow-up:  How do you see this opportunity relative to your career goals?

  1. Can you handle this kind of environment on a regular basis?

  2. What kind of hours can you handle?

  3. Do you anticipate commuting to be a problem?

  4. What is your availability in the fall?

  5. Do you have any questions for us?
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