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Top 25 Treasurer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
What is your ideal work environment?
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Describe the aspects on an office environment that you enjoy most and why. Are you motivated by the positive attitudes of others? Do you thrive when your boss empowers you by giving you autonomy over decisions? It's important to know what you need and what you want out of a work situation. Share some qualities and attributes of the people and environment that you thrive in. Sometimes it's hard to know if the past places you've been employed were not the best for you. Think about an environment where you feel you will learn and grow best and describe that to the interviewer.
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Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
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Since you are working in a data, financial and administrative function, focus on the aspects of your education that will support you in this role. Starting with your college experience, explain how you became interested in doing this type of work. What topics did you enjoy most in school? How did your training prepare you for this role? You can share an example of some of the work you learned to do during training and talk about your technical skills. Share any continuing education or certifications you have received.
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Question 3 of 25
Why should we hire you?
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Question 4 of 25
How would you rate your leadership skills?
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Question 5 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 6 of 25
Tell me about your work experience.
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Question 7 of 25
How do you ensure that confidential information is secure and private?
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Question 8 of 25
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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Question 9 of 25
What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
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Question 10 of 25
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
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Question 11 of 25
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
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Question 12 of 25
What interests you about finance?
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Question 13 of 25
What is the most important rule of a treasurer?
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Question 14 of 25
Why have you chosen this career?
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Question 15 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 16 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your attention to detail.
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Question 17 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
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Question 18 of 25
Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Treasurer?
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Question 19 of 25
What are your future goals?
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Question 20 of 25
What does a typical work day look like for you?
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Question 21 of 25
What type of accounting/financial experiences do you have?
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Question 22 of 25
If I were to ask your previous employer, what would they say about your job performance?
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Question 23 of 25
How do you ensure accuracy when making projections based on financial data and performance?
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Question 24 of 25
How do you like to be managed?
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Question 25 of 25
Tell me about your management experience.
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Question 1 of 25
What is your ideal work environment?
Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I was working in a finance department.
2.
Yes. I used to be the book keeper for a group of teachers.
3.
NO, but I was elected the Treasurer for Richfield Park BMX in 2005
4.
No, but I was working hand in hand with someone who was.
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Yes, for accounting society.
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I have been a treasury manager now for most of the last 4 years having joined AML as treasury analyst in 2011. At college I was the treasurer for heal the wounds society, a charity organisation we had started to help disadvantaged children.
7.
I was the treasurer for my 4H club when I was still in high school.
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I did hold a treasurer position for the non commissioned officer club in Germany.
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No, but there's always the possibility of learning!
10.
I have never been a treasurer at the college, but I have abundance of experience for running a treasury section not department because I have been able to run the same here since the day I jointed these organisation, and I am proud to say, under my stewardship, we have never incurred drive this organisation to any liquidity stress while still optimising return on excess liquidity which was available for landing. I have been able to categories customers according to their perceived volatility. I have been able to develop operational framework, for liquidity risk, interest rate risk as well as operational manuals for forex, SIRESS and RTGS systems. I have lead successful projects when RTGS, SIRESS and Vantage Systems were being introducted in here.
11.
I was treasurer of Astronomy Club.
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I was the treasurer for my Sorority.
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I was the vice president of the student council, which has a very similar role as the treasurer, where I have to estimate budgets for all projections, collect funds, organise it and generate a report of how and where the budget was spend for every single events.
14.
I have not had the opportunity for this yet.
Question 3 of 25
Why should we hire you?
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1.
I am the student treasurer of the Filipino Advocates for Justice.
2.
Explore the knowledge I've received in financial management.
3.
I've always been organized and I like to have everything laid out neatly in front of me. I believe my math skills can contribute to this organization.
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I read the job description and found I would fit into the role and give my best for individual and organizational development.
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With my experience in accounting, what you require in your job description, is exactly fitting.
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I am an ideal candidate for these position because I
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Because I want to try this.
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Because I have the competence to deliver.
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Releavnt experience I have.
10.
According to me I can handle a lot of stress and a treasurer job is extremely wide and stressful with complication and complexity as I am hard working and you have to hire one person so why not me.
11.
You have to hire any one then why not the opportunity starts with me.
12.
I am a good learner and I willing to learn anything and I will handle it wisely.
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I am capable of handling financial assets and liabilities of a society.
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Because I am interested in helping our church.
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I am studying about accounting, finance and even business. All these are related to financial elements. I can apply what I learnt to do what I can do. Besides, I love to do arithmethic calculation and those figures.
Question 4 of 25
How would you rate your leadership skills?
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1.
My leadership skills are strong. I like to lead people in a positive direction. Without strong, dedicated leaders a company would be making mistakes and failing all the time.
2.
Good communication with the co-workers. To leasen the employers corncense. And solving the problem.
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I think I am at the junior level with leadership skills. I can manage a small group of 3 people to work on a project. I can figure out the plan and assign the task for each individual and collect the final outcome.
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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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Outstanding and inspirational. I believe in getting the team to under why a certain activity must be taken.
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I would rate my leadership skills in the intermediate range. I have experience leading a variety of size of teams. The reason why I do not put my skills higher is that I believe that a leader is someone that is always learning. With every new individual that you take under you wing, there will be a different style of leadership that needs to be used. With constant develop of oneself, calling yourself advanced might be an overstatement, although you might possess advanced characteristics that you need to be an advanced leader.
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Quite good. Like to take initiative and responsibility, guide people.
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I would rate myself 9/10 since I have had experience of being the house captain in my school and college days.
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I feel like ive had ample leadership experiences to take up this role, however, I want to try out this new role to learn other skills as a leader such as relaying messages, getting everyone to keep to the deadline for me to meet my own.
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I am good with people. I see myself as someone who is self- motivated with the ability to motivate others also and have been able to successfully lead teams in the past. So I would rate myself highly for leadership skills as I feel I have the qualities of a good leader.
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My leadership is blended with the team work efforts and guidance to staff to support the talented staff and help the others to achieve the company objective with satisfactions and love to the place of work.
12.
Pretty good, I am a member of several undergoing project, I work with lots of people, from different countries. I can help my team to do the task more effective.
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Good, but I am hoping to improve on them.
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Good, but I feel as I can work on them.
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I am a good leader in the way that I always try to put myself in the other person's shoes and see their duties from their position before I recommend or change the way that person needs to do their job. I often understand why someone performs their job the way they do better then how they understand why they do it. I am a good people reader.
Question 5 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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I am the best for this job.
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Yes. What works best for me during stressful situations is start with the smaller details and take it step by step.
3.
I work better under pressure, since the force pushing at me usually makes me more efficient and focused.
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I work extremely well under preassure I tend to manage my time well, and I won't stop until it's perfect although sometimes I may falter.
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I have gathered a lot of experience in working under pressure because of small structure here at FNB Lesotho, and over the years, I have learned to be very much organised in the way I approach my work, I normally rank my work in according to their priorities. Develop action plans, I normally focus on opportunities rather than problems. I have also learned to delegate to my juniors some of the work that could challenge them.
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I work pretty well under pressure as I cool myself and calm.
7.
Well have never tried but I think I surely can.
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Never tried but I can ya..........
9.
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.
10.
Yaaa I participated in a competition in the midst of exam period.
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I do. I am still able to think through the situation and seek help if needed.
12.
Yes I worked emergency services for 9 years I do not fold under pressure.
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I work best under pressure.
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Yes, I work even better when I am under preassure.
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I work very well under pressure. When I'm pressured, creative ideas, better strategies and effective procedures, would easily come out from my system which enable me to accomplish my task efficiently.
Question 6 of 25
Tell me about your work experience.
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1.
Worked as accountant.
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I have completed courses in different acocounting softwares programs. This will help me when learning the software this company uses beacuse I will know the basics. I have had on the job experience with excel and other microsoft office programs.
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Bookkeeping and and office controller.
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Controller of bank, controller of small business, office manager.
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I was in charge of accounting for two years. In the same time, I also have experience in banking compliance which involves in dealing with regulations about banking transactions.
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An accounting class in high school I do all our finances at home too.
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22 year working in the fiscal office where I have performed break even analyses, prepared budget and grants.
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Even though I have never played any role in the treasury front office, I have experience in treasury operations and hence understand the operations of the financial market. I understand how the market operates and investment instruments.
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I have leaderdhip skills.
10.
I have more than 18 years in the treasury and cooperate / management finance practicing which adds a lot of competency and qualification to myself to mange and lead the treasury activities and financial preference according to the highest standard world wide.
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Self motivated, I have undergone a project of similar nature i. E financial analysis and forecasting along with equity valuation of more than 15 companies.
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The key for this job is to manage the fund. As a international student, my parents send my a lot of money to me, I need to manage it myself, I have make every dollars useful and buy things wroth it. I need to find a way to make the best choose.
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I am an accounting major. I have good excel skills. I have good interpersonal and communication skills. I am self motivated and very organized.
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I am an accounting major. I am self motivated, very organized, good excel skills, good communication skills. I want to support Accounting Society.
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I don't have any experiences.
Question 7 of 25
How do you ensure that confidential information is secure and private?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I used to managed the companys bank account and documents.
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That was when my boss told me about the plan of the headquarter to do the business in the local or not.
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I am trusted with confidential information all the time. I have been granted access to payroll records and employee private information.
4.
One of my previous roles as a banking intern was a HR intern. Whilst at this department I had to keep information such as payroll etc confidential. In my current role as a finance intern there is information such as staff loans etc that are to kept confidential.
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It happened several times.
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My current position requires confidentiality on a regular basis and I do not discuss school business outside of the office or with any co-worker who is not privy to that information or involved in the conversations regarding that info.
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While employed by SeaWorld parks and entertainment in San Diego, I was part of the installation team of a new attraction. Our job was to prepare equipment for the install of the new madagascar show. This information was not yet public knowledge, and we were all required to sign non-disclosure agreements while working on the install.
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When I was a asst manager in banking I was entrusted with customer acct information and their financial practices and status.
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Entrusted with the financial statements of my church.
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When the all the business's transactions was handed over for me to control.
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My friends have told me numerous secrets that they trusted me not to spread. So far, I have not broken any promise when it comes to keeping things under lock and key.
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I had to keep it confidentail, just ss it is.
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Never got an opportunity as such.
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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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Always have trusted information in my hands as a banker.
Question 8 of 25
Tell me about a time when you fell behind your work. How did it happen and how did you catch up?
User-Submitted Answers
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Other priorities came up, worked overtime and moved priorties.
2.
When I was in charge of new task with little guideline or any training, I often fell behind my work and a little bit embarrassed. I had to seek for some one in my network who used to work on this matter and asked him some questions that hindered me. Then I figured out the problem and the solution, and I can have the brighter way for the next time.
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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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I had to attempt an online test and unconsciously I started the test with out preparing for it. Initially I fell behind the time but after some questions I managed to catch up with time and managed to get full grades.
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I fell behind my work when I returned from leave and realized my colleagues could not completely handle my schedule. I had to work extra hours in order to catch up.
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Had to attend a training and my back up had to leave. As soon as I was back at my desk, took stock of the situation, gave a heads up to stakeholder about possible delays, delegated and prioritized few tasks.
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I feel behind because I took time off due to illness. When I came back to work I work over time to catch up on my work.
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I have never fallen behind in my work.
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It happened when suddenly it felt like there was so much to do with school work and other commitments but I am the kind of person who can work well under pressure. With such pressure I organised the things I needed to do and ticked off slowly.
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I have been in a situation where I have had so many approaching deadlines. I had to prioritise my time in order to ensure I am able to get all tasks completed by the deadline or no later than a day after the deadline.
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When I was given a project on investments, work load was way more than expected and I completed it by devoting more time to it.
12.
That is undergoing project, my team cant finish the work, so I ask my professor for extension, and then, my team and I meet together, and try to find out what we missing, and we send people to do these missing part, who is the best choose to do this. Others will do the paper work. When the field guys back, we can compare our work and finish it.
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I was sick for a few days, and it got busy at work. I worked extra hours when I went back, and worked extra hard.
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Last semester, I fell behind in my french class. Mostly because I was embarrassed at how poorly I pronounced french words. But I sought out tutoring and put in extra effort and was able to pass the class.
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I felt sick for three days and I was able to recover by working overtime.
Question 9 of 25
What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
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The easiest decision is to settle for invoices and the most difficult one is to raise funds.
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Easiest to make is the day to day work hardest is what to do on down time.
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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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Decisions that are totally professional are easier for me to make where as personal ones are difficult for me.
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Decisions which will favourably impact my organisation are the easiest decisions to make. The most difficult situations is where there are high risks involved or where it may affect a member of the team.
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Decisions regarding myself and my own choices come easy to me. Choices that affect other people can be difficult.
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Decision which would benefit the organization in the long run us easier whilst is difficult to make decisions for personal benefits.
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The easy decisions are ones that have a clearly laid path to yes or no. The difficult decisions are ones that require much thought and have both good and bad aspects to each choice.
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Logical decisions are easy where there's a yes or no answer anything where there's a gray area in between or multiple options that can sometimes be difficult.
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Personal and professional.
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Necessary decisions are easy that don't necessarily affect people's lives. Those that do are difficult but I will do what needs to be done.
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Most difficult are those who are connected with people and the easy ones are with fugurs.
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Decisions pertaining to getting tasks completed are easier for me than those relating to personal conflicts.
Question 10 of 25
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
User-Submitted Answers
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Analytical self-motivated teamwork.
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Motivated, efficient, hard working.
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Driven. Dedicated. Positive.
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Talented - senior - Modern treasurer.
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Intelligent, Creative and Driven.
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Efficient, methodical. Trustworthy.
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Vivacious, independent, determined.
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Good, timely, dependable.
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Hardworking, diligent and sociable.
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Hard working manager like quality and trustworthy.
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Ambitious reliable team player.
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Organized, trustworthy, and proficient.
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Team player, integral and focused.
Question 11 of 25
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
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Its a best thing to correct the mistake immetately.
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When I had an interview with the Head of a team that I dream of becoming a member, I did not focus on his words. I asked him to repeat and as a result I failed that interview.
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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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I was once playing a golf tournament in Phoenix at a course I had never played before. After finishing one of the holes, it was unclear where the next hole was. I asked a man who worked there, but he was very hard to understand and I was in a rush. I basically heard him say follow me I'm heading that way, as he took off in his cart. So I went the way he did, but it turns out I didn't go far enough and I almost teed off on the wrong hole. Luckly I saw the sign that said hole#13 out of the corner of my eye before taking a swing.
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I have over 30 years of office and customer service experience, work well with the public and am eager to learn.
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I didn't hear my teammate properly once, so I missed a meeting where they distributed roles. However, when I realized what I'd missed, I contacted my teammate immediately to get a recap of what happened.
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Once in a group project we all had a vote on a idea and everyone voted against this idea that somene had but turned out it was right.
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I never did make a mistake, my instructions are normally plain and straightforward.
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I never had such an experience.
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Not preparing in advance.
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When I was a student at the University. I prepared a presentation on the wrong topic because I've missed the topic assigned to me.
Question 12 of 25
What interests you about finance?
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Have training in finance.
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I really enjoy working in finances whether in my personal life or for my job. At the credit union I work all day helping people achieve financial success. I feel that I have excellent knowledge in advising people in good financial choices.
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I enjoy working with fiqures, controlling and balancing.
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Because finance requires a lot of efforts, challenge and intelligence if you work in the industry and in return it pays you deservedly.
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I really like to challenge myself on making sure everything is in order.
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I enjoy understanding the "big picture" and how a decision now may impact a program later.
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All, my life I have been interested in money. Why does a piece of paper have so much value? I started investing on my fathers account at a very young age. It's a truly marvelous thing watching your money, make you more money. When I got to high school and took economics, I knew this was a very good field for me to be in.
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I feel more comfortable when working on that aspect of a business.
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I want to manage expenses neatly for an organization larger than I am, so I can contribute indirectly to the company's success and keep it from falling apart.
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Well I love numbers . Even at home, I want to know what the numbers are.
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As such finance term is a bigger word but I think I can manage a large amount of money at a single period.
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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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My interest in finance is to the extent of it having the power to help others, make them better by improving their lives.
Question 13 of 25
What is the most important rule of a treasurer?
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Providing cost effective programs while retaining quality staff.
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The most important rule of a treasurer is understanding how to budget and finding a balance between spending and saving.
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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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I believe it is understanding how to budget and finding a balance between spending and saving.
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Understand how to budget and do so with confidentiality.
Question 14 of 25
Why have you chosen this career?
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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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I want to be the treasurer because I am very interested in Finance and Economics and will soon be switching my major to reflect that. I want to use my financial skills to help this school.
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I want to render effective financial management.
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I like to see things laid out in front of me, and as treasurer, I can do just that. I hope to benefit the company as well as myself in terms of skill level.
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It was not intentional, its more like this chose me, I am good at it so I stick with it.
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Because that has always been my goal.
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As such to understand the work circle of a treasurer behind each success and failure there is a strategy in order to understand the whole world of a treasurer.
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I want to learn something new.
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Interest led me to handling finance.
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I enjoy accounting and finance especially when the outcome helps or services others.
Question 15 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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I have good communication skills and problem solving skills.
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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.
3.
Well, I was born and raised in San Diego. Graduated high school in 2011 on as a member of the Principle's honor role. I worked for Sea World parks and Entertainment for 4 years. For the past 2 years, I attended Grand Canyon University. I have been playing golf since I was 3 years old and I currently play for the team here at SNC. I've taken two missions trips to Nicaragua and one to Costa Rica. In my spare time I like to practice photography and I also have a sizeable instagram following.
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I am organized, dedicated, and efficient. I like to get things done as soon as possible, and I don't give up.
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I am full of integrity and hardworking.
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I am a mother of two, a crafter and financial guru.
Question 16 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your attention to detail.
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I like to be very organized and pay close attention to what task I am performing. When I am doing something my mind is completely in it, but I can also multi-task. I try to make minimal mistakes and to achieve that I must pay very close attention to details because things can be hidden.
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I am somewhat oriented.
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I am very detailed oriented. I have been asked to be on several committees because of it.
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I make my schedule beforehand, I make my schedule as tidy as possible.
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One of my basic role is to advice market trends and where the market of money market and derivatives instruments is going therefore I am monitoring everything worldwide hourly and keep my eye on everything even small news and this gives you idea of my detailed oriented skills. This is actually my daily work skill.
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Worked under pressure, intelligent.
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I pay attention to every detail, from the last cent to a missing pencil.
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Very detail oriented but still, I try first to see the whole pictures.
Question 17 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
User-Submitted Answers
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Is about 7 years now and working diligently in all manner of life.
Question 18 of 25
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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Started well in mathematics which helped me to gain grounds for this financial role.
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I've always been at the top of my math class, and math requires a lot of organization and meticulous work. I believe my years of math have prepared me for this job.
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It has not prepared me at all. I have learned everything by myself.
Question 19 of 25
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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Possibly, but the same fundamentals of Treasurer will be maintained, such as the requirement of being well-kept and having the ability to make decisions for the good of the company. I will continue to give support and effort.
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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.
Question 20 of 25
What does a typical work day look like for you?
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When am able to work efficiently as expected of me.
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Everything is prepared and I can see things clearly. I don't have to clear my way out of murky situations, and all the expenses are well-documented.
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When I get all my work done in time for me to go home.
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All appts kept, all meetings run smoothly all tasks are completed.
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Everything at work to happen as I have planned it. To leave early and to have time with my family.
Question 21 of 25
What type of accounting/financial experiences do you have?
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Well I have eight years at walkers doing things ike cheques, accounts recievable, accounts payables etc.
Question 22 of 25
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.
Question 23 of 25
How do you ensure accuracy when making projections based on financial data and performance?
Question 24 of 25
How do you like to be managed?
Question 25 of 25
Tell me about your management experience.

About Treasurer

August 18th, 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.

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