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.

Tell me about a time when your enthusiasm dropped after an especially long workday. When did it drop? What did you do?

How do you monitor the status of orders that you've placed for materials or supplies? Give some examples.

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever been in a group with an unproductive person? How did you handle the situation? Have you ever helped a peer learn something new? How did you teach this person? Have you ever had to work with a new employee? Describe your working relationship. What did you do to make it this way? Give an example of your interactions with this person.
  • Tell me about a new idea you recently implemented. What approach did you take to gain your employees' acceptance?
  • Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.

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