Tell me about a time you didn’t agree with something your boss asked you to do.
The right answer here will depend upon the personality you’re seeking. Do you want a follower who will do what you say? Are you looking for an advisor to tell you what should be done? Perhaps a mix is the right answer for you, someone who is confident enough to speak their mind, but is willing to take direction.
There are tons of potential interview questions to ask when interviewing bookkeepers. The ones listed above can give you a good indication of whether or not the candidate is a good fit. For a better assessment of accounting skill, checkout AIPB’s bookkeeper test. Don’t forget to check references and try to talk to a CPA who has had the opportunity to see their work.