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.

Why are you leaving your present job?

What formal training did you receive on the job at your last place of work? How did you do?

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Bonus Questions


  • Sooner or later, everyone comes under some pressure to sacrifice quality to complete work on time. When has this happened to you? What did you do?
  • To what extent do you face distractions or interruptions in your job? Explain. How have you reacted to them? Give an example.
  • Is there anything else I can tell you about the job and the company?

Daily Interview Tip

Think about how you're going to address the more tricky questions, such as, "where would you like to be in five years' time?" or "what are your weaknesses?". Describe two or three skills you have that are relevant to the job when asked about your strengths. Avoid clich If during your interview you've been told you'll hear by a certain day, by all means give them a call a few days later.