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Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

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Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    How does the current monetary policy affect your decision making?

  10. 10.

    Explain one financial concept to me.

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your experience with annual planning processes.

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    When reviewing investment programs, how do you interpret data?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    Tell me about the process you follow to create reports.

  18. 18.

    Share with me your thoughts on the recent mortgage crisis.

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    How do you evaluate the financial health of a company?

  23. 23.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    Tell me about yourself.

  29. 29.

    What are your salary expectations?

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

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

  33. 33.

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