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25 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 25
How strong are your skills in cash flow and general analysis?
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How to Answer
You may answer this question by rating yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, and why.

Should you lack skills in certain areas, ensure to mention you are more than willing to undertake training. This will show the interviewer you are committed and are serious about working for this employer.
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1.
How strong are your skills in cash flow and general analysis?
You may answer this question by rating yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, and why.

Should you lack skills in certain areas, ensure to mention you are more than willing to undertake training. This will show the interviewer you are committed and are serious about working for this employer.

Rachelle's Answer
"I would rate myself 9/10 with respect to cash flow, and 6/10 with respect to general analysis. My last roles entailed mostly cash flow related duties, and little general analysis. I am however familiar with general analysis and am more than willing to undertake required training in that area if necessary in order to reach expert level."
2.
Tell me about the biggest cash flow issue you have resolved.
Tell the interviewer about the biggest cash flow issue you have resolved in your career, in any position (i.e., it does not have to be in a formal capacity of Treasury Assistant but can be in a position wherein you had treasury duties).

Should you not have experienced such issues, tell the interviewer why that is the case.

Rachelle's Answer
"Fortunately, I have never had to resolved cash flow issues. I believe my high degree of meticulousness ensured such situation would rarely occur as I always review my work numerous times before submission to ensure the information is accurate."
3.
In your opinion, what are the top 3 qualities every Treasury Assistant should possess?
Always review the job description before the interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits required from the successful incumbent.

Answer this question by mentioning 3 qualities from the job posting, if provided, and provide an example of these qualities in a professional capacity. Alternatively, provide your top 3 qualities, which you believe will highly benefit you in this role, and provide an example of these qualities in a professional setting.

Rachelle's Answer
"The top 3 qualities a Treasury Assistant should possess are time management skills, metiiculousness and hardworking capabilities, which I possess. These qualities served me well in my last position at (X company name) where I was employed as a/an (X position title). In this role, I (X confirmation re: how/why your qualities benefitted you in this role)."
4.
Tell me about your expertise in posting deposits, maintaining financial records, and reconciling bank accounts.
Tell the interviewer about your experience against the position you applied for, obtained in a professional or volunteer capacity. Ensure to respond to all aspects of the question.

It is mandatory to do your due diligence before your interview by reviewing the job description and the company website/social media pages to familiarize yourself with the work involved and services offered at the company.

Example of an answer to the above question: "My experience posting deposits was obtained while working for (X company name) as a/an (X position title). My daily duties entailed (X duties). Regarding the maintenance of financial records and reconciliation of bank accounts, I perform these duties extensively while working for (X company name) as a/an (X position title). My daily duties in this role entailed (X duties)."
Rachelle's Answer
"My experience posting deposits was obtained while working for (X company name) as a/an (X position title). My daily duties entailed (X duties). Regarding the maintenance of financial records and reconciliation of bank accounts, I perform these duties extensively while working for (X company name) as a/an (X position title). My daily duties in this role entailed (X duties)."
5.
Where do you see yourself in 2 to 3 years from now?
Answer by telling the interviewer about your short-term goals, however by ensuring your goals are related to the position and company you applied for.

Should your short-term goals significantly differ from the position or company, the interviewer may assume you will leave eventually the position if hired, for a better opportunity at another company, should one presents itself. As a result, you may be instantly disqualified.

Rachelle's Answer
"In 2 to 3 years from now, I would like to have grown within the company and having established myself as a treasury expert. I hope to eventually move up the ladder and become a Treasury Manager or Team Lead within the department. I wish to commit to my employer and contribute to the company's success."
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