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.

Jobs differ in the degree to which unexpected changes can disrupt daily responsibilities. How do you feel when this happens? Why? Tell me about a time when this happened recently.

What were some of your biggest disappointments at your last job? How did you cope with them?

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Bonus Questions


  • Give me some examples of ideas you've presented that required your team's "buy-in." How did you modify your behavior to influence team members/opinions?
  • How would you describe yourself as an individual?
  • Tell me about a time when you were competing with another person and lost (sports, student government. sorority, fraternity, etc.).

Daily Interview Tip

Convince the employer that you are not just another job seeker by pinpointing the gems in your experience and creating a clear match between your goals and the employers goals. Ask your reference what they would say about you especially in regards to such things such as interpersonal and team work skills, reliability, and work habits. Don't complain about your previous boss, avoid confrontation and be pleasant without being obsequious. Ask about the working culture to reinforce the impression you'd slot in easily.