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Finance Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical Financeinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Finance interview questions.

-What processes do you use to create financial analysis reports?
-What is your process for creating regular — monthly, quarterly, annually — sales reports?
-Which profitability model do you consider best for forecasting projects?
-Which methodologies do you utilize during financial analysis?
-What licenses, credentials and certifications do you have? How do they help you in a professional context?
-What motivates you in your job?
-How do you go about persuading others to your point of view?
-Tell me about a recent high stress situation you were in. How did you manage it?
-Describe a tough financial analysis problem you faced recently.
-Give me an example of a win win situation you negotiated.
-What are the biggest challenges and opportunities that the finance professional faces today?
-What are your strengths and weaknesses as a finance professional?
-Explain to me what a cash flow statement is and how it works.
-Is it possible for a company to have positive cash flow but be in serious financial trouble?
-What is working capital?
-A company purchases a piece of new equipment. Explain the impact of the purchase on the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
-What is goodwill and how is it accounted for?
-Tell me about yourself
-Why do you want to work for our company?
-What can you bring to this position that other candidates can't?
-What weakness have you had to overcome?
-Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years?
-Are you willing to work long hours?
-What achievements are you most proud of
-What other companies are you interviewing with?
-If you could pick only one stock, which would it be and why?
-What do you know about our company, our competition, and our industry
-Convince me you want to work in finance.
-Where did the Dow Industrial Average and S&P 500 close yesterday?
-Under what circumstances to corporations buy back stock?
-Provide me an example of when you've demonstrated leadership
-What are your strengths and weaknesses?
-Value this business for me.
-What are the advantages and disadvantages of a company issuing stock to finance its operations rather than use debt?
-When is debt financing more attractive than equity financing?

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