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Finance Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Finance Manager interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

Finance Manager was written by on January 1st, 2021. Learn more here.

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Have you ever had to explain complex accounting concepts to non-finance leaders? How did you go about that task?

"When I was Finance Manager at ABC Retailers, we noticed that bad debt expense was higher than normal. After analyzing the situation, we determined that our sales teams would need to change their product selection in order to return bad debt expense to an acceptable level. In order to do this effectively, I first needed to explain what we were seeing on the financial reporting side and the impact to the financial statements. I created a deck that laid out some concepts like accrual accounting and the components of how bad debt expense was measured. These were concepts I knew the audience would not be familiar with. Then I also gave examples of what steps could be taken from the sales side and the impact it would have financially. This process helped the sales team understand the importance of getting bad debt under control."

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25 Finance Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Behavioral

    1. Have you ever had to explain complex accounting concepts to non-finance leaders? How did you go about that task?

  • Behavioral

    2. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Behavioral

    3. How do you keep up with the latest developments in accounting and financial reporting practices?

  • Behavioral

    4. Identify a time when you made a mistake and the actions you took to correct it.

  • Behavioral

    5. What are some methods you use to motivate your team?

  • Behavioral

    6. How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  • Behavioral

    7. What skills or qualities do you believe a good leader should possess?

  • Behavioral

    8. What skills or qualities do you believe a good Finance Manager should possess?

  • Behavioral

    9. What is your experience with presenting to senior executives?

  • Behavioral

    10. Describe how previous experience has prepared you for the Finance Manager role.

  • Behavioral

    11. Why do you want to work for XYZ Corporation?

  • Behavioral

    12. How would your management style change if your employees and team members worked remotely full time or part time?

  • Technical

    13. What experience do you have with analyzing business metrics?

  • Technical

    14. What is the role of a Finance Manager as you understand it?

  • Technical

    15. What is free cash flow and what does it tell about a company's finances?

  • Technical

    16. Do you have experience handling massive amounts of data? Give an example of how you used data to solve a problem?

  • Technical

    17. Have you ever been involved in accounting and financial reporting software implementations?

  • Technical

    18. What is your approach to budgeting, forecasting and other forward-looking projections?

  • Technical

    19. What are some benchmarks that you compare actual results to when completing monthly analysis?

  • Technical

    20. Do you have experience using data visualization software?

  • Technical

    21. Give an example of a time when you took a manual process and made it automated.

  • Technical

    22. What ERP systems have you used?

  • Technical

    23. What is the difference between cash flow as presented on the Statement of Cash Flows and Free Cash Flow?

  • Technical

    24. What tools do you use to perform the duties of a Finance Manager?

  • Technical

    25. How have you managed the annual budget process in previous roles?