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.

In your job, did you notice any process or task that was being done unsafely (unsafe machinery/equipment/worker)? How did you notice it? What did you do?

Who are your heroes?

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Bonus Questions

  • No one does a perfect job every time. What did you do after your last mistake at work?
  • Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
  • Jobs differ in the amount and type of decision making involved. Tell me about a time when you were most/least satisfied with the number of decisions you had to make. Why? What were some of the decisions?

Daily Interview Tip

Avoid dwelling on any political or religious activities that may create conflict with those of the interviewer. To be successful learn what qualifications do you need for the position, the kind of skills the employer looking for as well as who are the customers or clients. Get off to a good start by finding areas in common. Likeability plays an important part in hiring decisions.