Financial Executive Assistant Sample Job Interview Questions

Financial Executive Assistant Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Financial Executive Assistant job interview questions designed specifically for the Executive Assistant career field.

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how have you prepared yourself for this role as a Financial Executive Assistant?

As Executive Assistance in the Financial dept, you will be required to interact confidently and effectively with strong personalities and high net-worth clients. What is your experience dealing with high profile business investors?

Describe an assignment that required you to meet with others to influence them to cooperate with you. What did you say?

The financial managers you will be supporting are often out of the office and as a result you will have to work independently. Describe a situation when you had to make a decision when you did not have all the information you wanted.

You will have to be poised under pressure when meeting big financial deadlines. Tell me about your experience in the financial industry.

Describe your experience in the financial industry.

We are looking for a goal-oriented professional for this EA position. What goals have you set for yourself in the last year?

What have you done differently as a Financial Executive Assistant than your predecessors in the position? Why?

What action do you take to provide quick and thorough service for customer requests or problems? Can you tell me about a particular situation?

Jobs differ in the amount of time one needs to spend at work. Tell me about a time when you were satisfied/dissatisfied with the amount of time you needed to spend at work as a Financial Executive Assistant. Why? Give an example.

Have you ever received feedback from your boss on your organization skills?

Have you ever prepared production or delivery schedules? Tell me about one of these situations.

What was your biggest accomplishment (failure) in this position?

What types of decisions are easiest for you to make and which ones do you find most difficult?

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Bonus Questions


  • What are your pet peeves?
  • Did you ever have formal extracurricular club/activity meetings? What was your role? Give an example.
  • What is your greatest strength?

Daily Interview Tip

In the interview, ask about other team members and colleagues. Who would you be supporting, liaising with or managing? How do the various roles fit together, and what impact does yours have within the department and the organisation as a whole? Follow up after your interview and do it quickly in writing. Write a positive, enthusiastic note thanking your interviewer and restate your interest in the position. An employer will often interview several qualified applicants for a job. An interview can be a simple, informal meeting between you and your potential employer.