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 will you do if you don't get a job offer?

Have you ever led a meeting in which one or more participants were not serious about its purpose? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions


  • Do you consider yourself successful?
  • Describe a time when you were able to have an effect on your organization's technical or professional direction. Explain.
  • What was the most frustrating thing about your last job?

Daily Interview Tip

Read carefully through the job and person specification, identifying your experiences that demonstrate the skills or knowledge gained. Again, practise articulating each one. Practice your "script" ahead of time before your informational interview. Think of it as a rehearsal and say the "script" until it feels natural. Try it out on a family member or friend. 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.