Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Interviewers will expect financial analyst candidates to be well versed in financial markets, modelling and analysis. Make sure you are comfortable with both micro and macroeconomics. In addition to highly technical questions, be ready to answer a few behavioural questions that will show off your communication and collaboration skills.

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Top Financial Analyst Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top financial analyst interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: What is EBITDA, and what is left out of it?

How to answer: This question lets you showcase your knowledge of financial analysis. Mention that EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, and that many companies use this to assess their overall financial standing. Also, let the interviewer know that the acronym doesn't include the cost of capital investments such as property.

Question No. 2: What process do you use to create accurate sales reports?

How to answer: Discuss the industry-designed software tools you use to produce accurate financial reports and gauge the financial situations of companies accurately. Talk about how you analyse more specific areas and advise the business about the policies they should change for better profits after looking at the initial report.

Question No. 3: Do you hold any current industry licences or certifications? If so, why did you get them?

How to answer: Talk about your licences and certifications, and let the interviewer know that you got them to improve your competency, learn more about the latest financial analysis techniques and increase your appeal to potential clients. For example, many financial analysts have a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification from the Corporate Finance Institute.

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American Airlines
Financial Analyst was asked...4 November 2009

What is the probability of throwing 11 and over with 2 dices

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The answer is 1/12 because there are two ways of rolling 11, rolling a 5 and a 6 or rolling a 6 and a 5 (for probability purposes there are indeed two different results). There is only 1 way to roll over 11 (two 6's). That means that out of 36 possible combinations, 3 qualify as being equal to or greater than 11, which means that the probability is 3/36, which reduces to 1/12. Less


The answer is there are 6 sides on each die, therefore, 6 times 6 is 36, giving us all the possible outcomes. You can roll an 11 one of two ways a, 5 and a 6 or a 6 and a 5. You can roll a 12 only one way. This gives us 3 possible outcomes of 11 or over out of 36. Which reduces to 1/12. Less

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About derivatives,swaps, forward and future contract etc, about hedging, depth questions on capital budgeting.

10 Answers

did u get offer letter

No friend

its time waste guys better to apply for another

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JPMorgan Chase & Co

You have a bat and a ball. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball and they both add up to 1.50. How much are each?

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1.25 and 0.25

1.25 for the bat and .25 for the ball... You could not value the bat at 1.50 or 1.00, because they are not equal to 1 dollar more than the ball. Less

1.25 for the bat and .25 for the ball... You could not value the bat at 1.50 or 1.00, because they are not equal to 1 dollar more than the ball. Less

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Two Sigma

You are to write a method getMissingLetters, which takes a String, sentence, and returns all the letters it is missing (which prevent it from being a pangram)

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Strong no hire

#!/usr/bin/perl $s='The good brown fox, hi.'; print join '', map {$s!~/$_/?$_:''} a..z; Less

#!/usr/bin/python """\ Example solution using Python """ import string def getMissingLetters(sentence): """Use sets to find unused characters from the alphabet """ return ''.join(set(string.lowercase)-set(sentence.lower())) Less

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XL Dynamics

Tell me about the role of mortgage analyst or how they work.

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hey can u mail me some more details... i found it good that u shared in and around would help me alot as a fresher... i want to know ur personal experience and clear data about the company... thanks Less

Im gng interview in xl dynamics tmrw can i hv openings in Bangalore

hi hitblue, I really thank u for giving a clear idea. and let me mail u for detail information. Less

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NAB - National Australia Bank

What would you do if someone asked you to do something that you knew was wrong?

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Did you get the role ?


Hey, could you please tell me what kind of group activities were conducted at the Assessment center. Also would there be any pshycometric test there. Less

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Visa Inc.

Still waiting to hear back from the company

6 Answers

services port autonome de Dakar Sénégal

Oui passeport et permis de conduire

Demande de visa emplois du Grutiers mobile expérience

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what is your name ?

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Tell your name

My Name is Sneha Gangaprasad Tiwari.

That's a tough one.

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Cisco Systems

If you were a Cereal what kind of Cereal would you be?

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Whatever you say, just don't answer "Fruit Loops"!

Unless the inteviewer has a PHD in psychology and cant even begin to understand what could actually be learned that is relevant from such an idiotic question. If someone asked me this question I would laugh and ask if they were serious. I probably would excuse myself from the interview. Less

I don’t like cereal, I just be the milk.

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A casino decides it wants to open a new game on the floor. You win by rolling a die. If you roll 1, you get a $1000, if you roll 2, you get $2000, and so on and so forth. How much should the casino charge in order to come out ahead?

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oooops above answer is wrong!

> $6500 for each time rolling a dice

Probability of paying out each die number is 16.67% per roll. So, over time, the casino will pay out $3500 per player. $3,501+ is the price to come out on top. Less

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