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.

Describe a situation in which your first attempt to sell an idea to your boss, subordinate, etc. failed. What happened next? What approach did you use the second third, fourth time?

How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

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Bonus Questions


  • Switching jobs can be a major change. What factors influenced your decision to change jobs?
  • Occasionally we are confronted by someone who wastes our time at work. Tell me about a situation like this. What did you do?
  • What can you do for us that other candidates can't?

Daily Interview Tip

It's hard to overturn a negative first impression so it's important to start off the interview strong. If you were fired and are not on good terms with your previous employer, explain the reason why you were fired. Stress that you learned something from the previous situation. You