1. How would you know you were successful on this Accounting clerk job?

There are several ways to assess: You set big challenges for yourself and met them. Your achievement is a big success. Your boss told you that you were successful.

I am sure that I was successful. I have dreamt to work for your company and I can do anything to make my dream become true. And I am really interested in this job, for my passion not for money.

2. Tell about your experience with database maintenance?

Shows candidate's level of comfort with typing and data entry.

3. Explain me why did you leave your previous role?

I found myself a little ‘stuck' and decided I needed new challenges that weren't readily available in my previous role…”
“I'm interested in a job with greater responsibility, and feel that a role like this would better offer those kinds of opportunities...”
“I was laid off due to a company restructure...”
☛ Whatever your reasons for leaving your last job, resist the urge to bad-mouth your previous employer as it can appear unprofessional and disloyal.
☛ Focus on the future, and ensure you sound positive and optimistic as you elaborate on your chosen career goals.

4. Tell me what makes a good data entry specialist?

This question should give you insight into how the freelancers views their role. Data entry specialists should be able to transcribe large amounts of information accurately and quickly. Good time-management and interpersonal skills are also valuable.

5. Someone wants to befriend you on a workplace. What would you do?

As a payroll clerk, you should be not be too loyal to someone. On the other hand, it's normal to make friends on the workplace. That's why you should say that you want to make friends in work, but it will never influence any of your decisions and actions while performing your job.

6. Tell me how Detail-Oriented Are You? What Methods Do You Use?

This question seeks to 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.

7. What experience do you have in this field and Accounting clerk position?

☛ Speak about specific matters that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you do not have any specific experience, get them as close as you can.

☛ If you are being asked this question from your employer, you can explain about your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing in your previous job. You can tell about the programs you have developed and modules you have worked on. You can also tell about your achievements in different programs.

8. Tell me what prompted you to apply for this job?

I'm excited by the possibilities presented by your company. I'd like to be a part of its future success, and I want to help it to continue to grow by…
“This role offers exactly the types of challenges and responsibilities I'm looking for and is ideally suited to my skills and experience…”

☛ Focus on emphasising the match between your skills and experience and the operations and culture of the company you're applying to.
☛ Be honest and upfront about your motivations, while explaining why you're passionate about the role. These qualities will shine through in your answer and impress much more than simply trying to tell them what you think they want to hear.
☛ Demonstrate your understanding of the company and show that you've researched your potential employer thoroughly, and have good reasons for wanting to work there.

9. How do you ensure your knowledge of payrolling is up to date?

You can say that you watch changes in labor law as well as tax law closely, in order to avoid making any mistakes. Also, if you read any publications related to this problematic, you can refer to it in an interview. Presenting yourself like someone who cares about quality of his work can only help you in your interview.