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.

Bosses are not always completely satisfied with the way we do certain tasks or complete certain projects. What is the most recent example of when this happened to you? Do you have another example?

How do you establish performance standards for your subordinates? Tell me about the process you use. Give an example of a time when this worked for you.

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Bonus Questions


  • To what extent do you face distractions or interruptions in your job? Explain. How have you reacted to them? Give an example.
  • Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn't want me to know.
  • Have you ever oriented a new employee to a technical task or area? Tell me about one of these situations.

Daily Interview Tip

Rather than just saying you possess particular experience or a skill, prove it. Practise your story-telling techniques to show how you achieved a result or used your skills. What about employment gaps? Assure the interviewer there are no serious problems or job difficulties that could carry over to a new job. Drive or travel the route a day or two ahead, at the same time of day as you will on the day of the interview.