Finance Interview Guides

Complete guides to ace an interview in any area of corporate finance

Investment Banking Interview Questions & Answers

Analyst/Associate Investment Banking Interview Form Total Interview time: approx. 45 minutes. Checklist for Interviewer: Welcome, introduce yourself & your position and thank interviewee for their time & interest. Clarify the time for the interview and explain that you may interrupt if necessary, etc. Provide an outline of what they should expect during the interview. Highlight...

Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate Interview Experience This is a detailed breakdown of the actual interview questions for a summer investment banking Associate position at a global investment bank. Any references to names of people, universities, banks, or cities have been removed to keep the information anonymous.  This individual’s investment banking associate interview experience went down as follows…  ...

Equity Research Interview Questions

What are the most common equity research interview questions? Based on our first hand experience, as well discussions with equity research professionals, we’ve compiled a list of the top questions to be asked by a research analyst when interviewing an associate. We’ve also added what we think are the best answers to these challenging interview questions. For even...

FP&A Interview Questions

What are the most common FP&A interview questions? Based on extensive research and feedback from professionals in financial planning and analysis, we’ve compiled the most likely interview questions to be asked by a hiring manager. In addition, we’ve also created what we think are the best answers to these FP&A interview questions. FP&A questions with answers...

Accounting Interview Questions

What are the most common accounting interview questions? We’ve compiled the most frequently asked accounting interview questions along with what we believe are the best answers.  The key to acing an interview is practice, so be sure to check our our interview guides for finance, FP&A, equity research, and more. Walk me through the 3 financial statements. The balance sheet...

Finance Interview Questions

What are the most common finance interview questions? This list includes the most common and frequently asked finance interview questions.  If you want to ace your finance interview then make sure you master the answers to these questions below.  This guide is perfect for anyone interviewing for a financial analyst job position and is based...

Credit Analyst Interview Questions

What are the most common credit analyst interview questions? What is a reasonable Debt/Capital ratio? It completely depends on the industry.  Some industries can sustain very low debt to capital ratios, typically cyclical industries like commodities, or early stage companies like startups. So these would have 0-20% debt to capital.  Other industries like banking and...

Macro Economics Interview Questions

What are the most common macro economic interview questions? What are the correlations among these four asset classes: gold, oil, U.S. 10-year treasuries, and the S&P?  Explain quantitative easing to me.  Tell me about the shape of the yield curve.  If the U.S. defaults on it’s debt, explain to me what will happen in all...

Behavioral Interview Questions

Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers Behavior interview questions are very common for finance jobs, and yet applicants are often under-prepared for them. With the right preparation, they can be easy to handle.  The key is to have about 5 stories you can draw on as examples to use, depending on the type of question they...