Accounts Payable Clerk Interview Questions 

The ideal candidate will have good computing and accounting skills with attention to detail. He/She will be responsible for maintaining and computing bills and ensuring payments are made on time.

The below questions will help you find the right fit for the role. 

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities an accounts payable clerk should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • How do you prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • Do you consider yourself a team player? 
  • Tell us about a time you solved a discrepancy. 
  • Which accounting software are you familiar with? 
  • What should be your priority in this role? Accuracy or efficiency? 
  • Tell us about your comfort with tight deadlines. 
  • Which documents do you think you are supposed to work with? 
  • Walk us through an account payable process. 
  • What is the difference between accounts payable and bills payable? 
  • Walk us through the steps you would take to make a payment. 
  • Tell us about a time when a vendor negotiated the terms.  
  • Tell us about your experience with a team project.  
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job. 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want.