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Accounts Payable Clerk Interview Questions

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Interview Questions for Accounts Payable Clerk

Are you familiar with the different types of invoices and purchase orders that are used in accounts payable?

What are some of the most important pieces of information that should be included on an invoice or purchase order?

How would you handle a situation where you receive an invoice but the vendor already sent a payment earlier in the month?

What is your process for verifying that a vendor’s account number and contact information are correct?

Provide an example of a time when you identified a mistake in your department’s accounting records and describe what you did to correct it.

If you received multiple invoices from the same vendor on the same day, how would you prioritize which ones to process first?

What would you do if you noticed that a vendor’s contact information had changed but the updated information wasn’t reflected on the company’s invoices?

How well do you perform under pressure and how do you stay calm when processing invoices and payments?

Do you have experience using financial software to enter invoices and payments into the company’s accounting system?

When processing invoices, what is your process for confirming that all of the information on the invoice is correct?

We want to increase the speed of our accounts payable process. How would you approach this goal?

Describe your experience with using spreadsheets to organize large amounts of information.

What makes you a good fit for this accounts payable clerk position?

Which accounts payable clerk responsibilities do you enjoy the most?

What would you do if you noticed that a vendor’s invoice was incorrect and the company already paid them?

How well do you understand IRS guidelines for paying vendors?

Do you have experience performing reconciliations to ensure all accounts are correct?

Describe a time when you had to quickly research an issue regarding accounts payable and explain how you solved it.

Are you familiar with any accounting software applications or financial software that you could use to improve efficiency?

Tell me about a time when you had to work with other departments to complete a task related to accounts payable.

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