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Treasurer
March 1st, 2017

A treasurer is responsible for the management of an organization's finances. Typical tasks including overseeing the funds allocated for various purposes, signing checks, handling all bank-related work and making wise investments using excess funds. The exact details of the job would depend on the type and size of the organization you are employed with. While the task may be pretty straightforward in a smaller organization, it is likely to be very elaborate and highly challenging in a larger company.

You must be passionate about finance if you want to take up a job as a treasurer in any organization as you be required to oversee all kinds of financial transactions and dealings such as payment processing, managing cash and investment portfolios and formulating and implementing investment policies,

Most companies will prefer to hire someone with a strong treasury background. This means you need to have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or economics and at least 7 to 10 years experience in finance and treasury. Knowledge of accounting, tax, finance and currency markets will give you additional points.

At the interview for a treasury job, your interview will ask you tough treasury-related questions to determine your suitability for the job. You may be asked questions about debts and loans, governance and treasury policies, payment processing or capital and currency markets. Demonstrating your extensive knowledge in this field by answering all questions accurately and confidently is the key to getting hired as a treasury.
Treasurer Interview Questions
2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
 
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I was working in a finance department.
 
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I was the treasurer for my 4H club when I was still in high school.
 
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Why should we hire you?
 
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I have strong organisation, prioritisation and interpersonal skills in each and every job I have high pressure to meet the demanding deadlines. This was achieved because I planned activities in advance identify any issue in advance and resolve it before they surface. I have very good interpersonal skills I communicate effectively at all level with all type of people. I have very strong can do attitude I always like to take on new challenge and new task I never say no to any that was given to me. Icomplete all the tasks to client expectation. I also have good team spirit provide and help to member of team and department. I have professional qualification and experience these all matches to your job description hence in my opinion you should hire me and your decision would not be wrong. I will do everything that I can to add value to 20% growth forecast.
 
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I am very dependable and have the schools best interest in mind.
 
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How would you rate your leadership skills?
 
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Probably at the junior level however I am good a recognizing the strengths of co-workers and believe I could assign tasks that would compliment their strengths.
 
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I rate my leadership skills a 9 out of 10. I know there is more to learn but I realize I am a strong leader .
 
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Do you work well under pressure?
 
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Yes as I had mentioned before I used to be a debator and I have been through the struggle between debate practice which required for long hours and limited time for me to do revision.
 
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I have always worked under pressure in meeting up the deadline. As accountant I always have a dead line to achieve from time to time and to do so I preparemy timetable and allocate my task accordingly.
 
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Tell me about your work experience.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Sorry I used to be secretary.
 
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Bookkeeping and and office controller.
 
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How do you ensure that confidential information is secure and private?
 
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I used to be a librarian and help the teacher to handle all those paperwork which involved secret information.
 
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I used to managed the companys bank account and documents.
 
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Tell me about a time when you fell behind your work. How did it happen and how did you catch up?
 
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To certain extend, I would.
 
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I worked the additional time needed to catch up on work that needed my attention and asked for help on work that could be re-assigned.
 
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What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
 
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Decisions about who to call for assistance; routing of forms, ordering supplies, budgetary questions are easiest for me to make. Questions relating to contracts, staffing and legal issues are most difficult.
 
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Easy -work related, most difficult- related to people.
 
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What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
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Ambitious reliable team player.
 
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Motivated, efficient, hard working.
 
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Give an example of a time when you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
 
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Thinking quickly how can I rectify the mistakes side effects as first priority by consulting others especially the person who advice me earlier and I missed his recommendations in addition It will be a good lesson to me to listen carefully next time for anyone.
 
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Not preparing in advance.
 
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What interests you about finance?
 
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I enjoy understanding the "big picture" and how a decision now may impact a program later.
 
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I am interested because no one in my family has a clue about it . They are all in the medical field.
 
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What is the most important rule of a treasurer?
 
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Gate keeper of the efficient cash and funding with mitigating all financial risk associated and max the profit.
 
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To pen your signature on all monetary aspects.
 
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Why have you chosen this career?
 
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I want to learn something new.
 
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I have always been drawn to anything to do with math and computers and all of my job experience required strong abilities in both of these areas.
 
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Tell me about yourself.
 
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Married with 2 kids a boy and girl love my family very much and like reading and thinking and green natural ares.
 
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I am a mother of two, a crafter and financial guru.
 
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Give me an example that demonstrates your attention to detail.
 
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Very much.
 
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I make my schedule beforehand, I make my schedule as tidy as possible.
 
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What do you know about our organization?
 
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Is about 7 years now and working diligently in all manner of life.
 
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Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Treasurer?
 
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BCs in financial and commerce. CMA from ICMA Australasia CFM from FCR UK CTP from AFP Many strategic training and leadership courses. IFRS training CFO practitioner in the financial community.
 
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It has not prepared me at all. I have learned everything by myself.
 
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What are your future goals?
 
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Yes as long as the organization offer the opportunity to me where I can gives more support and efforts.
 
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I would love to grow with the organization moving only when the time is right where I learned as well as given back.
 
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What does a typical work day look like for you?
 
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Everything at work to happen as I have planned it. To leave early and to have time with my family.
 
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All appts kept, all meetings run smoothly all tasks are completed.
 
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What type of accounting/financial experiences do you have?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Well I have eight years at walkers doing things ike cheques, accounts recievable, accounts payables etc.
 
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If I were to ask your previous employer, what would they say about your job performance?
 
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They'd say I had a great performance reputation and that I worked hard to get my jobs done well and thoroughly.
 
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How do you ensure accuracy when making projections based on financial data and performance?
 
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How do you like to be managed?
 
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Tell me about your management experience.
 
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