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Sample Accounting Interview Questions 

  • What steps would you take before approving an invoice for payment?
  • Tell us about your experience in accounts payable.
  • What is the difference between billable and non-billable expenses?
  • You've been asked to prepare a bill for services. What information should be included in the bill?
  • Describe some of the methods used to allocate support costs.
  • Name some components of an effective chargeback system.
  • What are the various means of calculating depreciation?
  • Based on Internal Revenue Service rules, what criteria distinguish a consultant from an employee?
  • Which accounting systems are you familiar with?
  • Aside from mathematical efficiency, what do you think is the most important skill a successful accountant should have?
  • If you were working on an audit for a client and noticed several errors in the company’s reports, how would you communicate this to a project leader?
  • Please describe your computer skills, including any accounting software programs, and rate those skills as advanced, intermediate, or basic.



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