Financial Analyst Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Financial Analyst interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are your salary expectations?

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List of 33 Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What are your salary expectations?

  2. 2.

    When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.

  3. 3.

    Where do you see your finance career, five years from now?

  4. 4.

    How do you evaluate the financial health of a company?

  5. 5.

    How does the current monetary policy affect your decision making?

  6. 6.

    What are the most important factors to consider when processing a loan application?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about the process you follow to create reports.

  8. 8.

    Tell me about your experience with annual planning processes.

  9. 9.

    What finance related magazines, newspapers, or journals do you read?

  10. 10.

    If you could analyze only one type of financial statement for your clients, which financial statement would you choose?

  11. 11.

    When did you start following the stock market? Have you had success?

  12. 12.

    Share with me your thoughts on the recent mortgage crisis.

  13. 13.

    When looking at the profitability of an investment, what other factors do you consider besides Net Present Value (NPV)?

  14. 14.

    Explain one financial concept to me.

  15. 15.

    Accuracy is very important when making projections based on financial data. How do you ensure accuracy?

  16. 16.

    When reviewing investment programs, how do you interpret data?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you presented an oral report to a client or employer. How did you ensure the information was absorbed?

  18. 18.

    In your opinion, what profitability models are most accurate for forecasting?

  19. 19.

    In your opinion, which is more beneficial: To increase price by one percent OR To increase customer base by one percent?

  20. 20.

    How would you explain your job as a financial analyst to someone with no financial background?

  21. 21.

    In your opinion, what are the most important metrics when dealing with investors?

  22. 22.

    Walk me through your finance related education. Which courses were your favorite? Where did you struggle?

  23. 23.

    The financial industry is large; however, it is close knit. Describe your reputation in our industry.

  24. 24.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  25. 25.

    When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

  26. 26.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  27. 27.

    How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?

  28. 28.

    Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  29. 29.

    As a Financial Analyst, accuracy is of utmost importance. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

  30. 30.

    Tell me about yourself.

  31. 31.

    Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?

  32. 32.

    Tell me one thing about yourself that you would like to improve upon.

  33. 33.

    What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?