Top 25 Treasurer Interview Questions
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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
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Tell me about your education.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I was working in a finance department.
 
2.
I was the treasurer for my 4H club when I was still in high school.
 
3.
No, but I was working hand in hand with someone who was.
 
4.
I was the treasurer for my Sorority.
 
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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.
 
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Why should we hire you?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
I am very dependable and have the schools best interest in mind.
 
3.
Because I am very organized, I know how to manage my time efficiently, and I will invest alot of my time and effort to make the club run smoother.
 
4.
I am capable of handling financial assets and liabilities of a society.
 
5.
I am a team player, have the skills for the position but more importantly I have integrity and is passionate about assisting the lives of our children through the administration in a school district.
 
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How would you rate your leadership skills?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
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 .
 
3.
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.
 
4.
Very.
 
5.
Strong quite type.
 
Question
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Do you work well under pressure?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
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.
 
3.
I work best under pressure.
 
4.
I am the best for this job.
 
5.
I do. I am still able to think through the situation and seek help if needed.
 
Question
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Tell me about your work experience.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Sorry I used to be secretary.
 
2.
Bookkeeping and and office controller.
 
3.
I have leaderdhip skills.
 
4.
I have worked in the accounting field my entire career with the most recent 10 1/2 years for Bryan City School district with the last 6 years as the Assistant Treasurer.
 
5.
Controller of bank, controller of small business, office manager.
 
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How do you ensure that confidential information is secure and private?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I used to be a librarian and help the teacher to handle all those paperwork which involved secret information.
 
2.
I used to managed the companys bank account and documents.
 
3.
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.
 
4.
All my years in banking I have been trusted with personal account information which is strictly confidential.
 
5.
That was when my boss told me about the plan of the headquarter to do the business in the local or not.
 
Question
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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?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
3.
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.
 
4.
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.
 
5.
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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What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
Easy -work related, most difficult- related to people.
 
3.
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.
 
5.
Decision which would benefit the organization in the long run us easier whilst is difficult to make decisions for personal benefits.
 
Question
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What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Ambitious reliable team player.
 
2.
Motivated, efficient, hard working.
 
3.
Talented - senior - Modern treasurer.
 
4.
Organized, trustworthy, and proficient.
 
5.
Team player, integral and focused.
 
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