Accounts Receivable Clerk

Ready to hire your next high performing Accounts Receivable Clerk? These interview questions will help you find the best candidate for your team.

Accounts Receivable Clerk qualifications to look for 

An Accounts Receivable Clerk’s tasks and requirements may vary in different industries. 

It is usually an entry-level position requiring no more than a high school degree and minimal customer service experience.

We’ve designed these accounts receivable process interview questions to help you find a more experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk with a BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration and proficiency with spreadsheets and accounting software.

Keep an eye out for candidates who are:

  • Whizzes with processes and terminology
  • Go-getters with a deep understanding of the functions for their role
  • Solid problem-solvers
  • Motivated
  • Accurate

Industry experience in accounts receivable and payable may be more valuable than general accounting experience, depending on the circumstances. You may need to add customized industry-specific questions in this instance.  

Top tip: Hire candidates willing to grow by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem-solving interview questions

  • Why are you interested in this position and what attracted you to our company? 
  • What training or experience makes you the right person for this role?
  • Explain the step-by-step accounts receivable process.
  • What are the top goals of AR?
  • What types of financial statements or reports do you routinely prepare? 
  • What is your process when closing the AR period?
  • What accounting software have you used? What are your favorite features? 
  • Describe a time you found a billing discrepancy. What did you do to resolve the issue? 
  • Describe the journal entry process from the time of generating an invoice to receiving payment.
  • Do you play a role in the collections process? If so, describe the process. 
  • Explain back end collections and front end collections.
  • What information do you include in a bill for services rendered?
  • How have you resolved a challenge you faced in your previous position?  

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