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Common Finance Interview Questions (and Answers)

Finance interview questions to be ready for

With the start of a new academic year, we know that finance interviews are again at the forefront of many of your minds. Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing most frequently asked technical finance interview questions and answers across a variety of topics – accounting (in this issue), valuation, corporate finance – to get you prepared. If you’re looking for interview prep resources beyond this article, be sure to take a look at our Interview Prep training package.

Before we get to accounting questions, here are some interview best practices to keep in mind when getting ready for the big day.
Get prepared for finance interview questions

Finance interview best practices

Be prepared for technical questions.

Many students erroneously believe that if they are not finance/business majors, then technical questions do not apply to them. On the contrary, interviewers want to be assured that students going into the field are committed to the work they’ll be doing for the next few years, especially as many finance firms will devote considerable resources to mentor and develop their new employees.

One recruiter we’ve spoken to said “while we do not expect liberal arts majors to have a deep mastery of highly technical concepts, we do expect them to understand the basic accounting and finance concepts as they relate to investment banking. Someone who can’t answer basic questions like ‘walk me through a DCF’ has not sufficiently prepared for the interview, in my opinion”.

Another added, “Once a knowledge gap is identified, it’s typically very difficult to reverse the direction of the interview.”

It’s ok to say “I don’t know” a few times during the interview. If interviewers think that you’re making up answers, they’ll continue probing you further.

Keep each of your answers limited to 2 minutes.

Longer answers may lose an interviewer, while giving them additional ammunition to go after you with more complicated question on the same topic.

It’s ok to say “I don’t know” a few times during the interview. If interviewers think that you’re making up answers, they’ll continue probing you further, which will lead to more creative answers, which will lead to more complicated questions and a slow realization by you that interviewer knows that you don’t really know. This will be followed by uncomfortable silence. And no job offer.

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Finance interview questions: accounting

Accounting is the language of business, so don’t underestimate the importance of accounting-related finance interview questions. Some are easy, some are more challenging, but of all of them allow interviewers to gauge your knowledge level without the need to ask more complex valuation/finance questions.Below we have selected most common accounting questions you should expect to see during the recruiting process.

Q: Why do capital expenditures increase assets (PP&E), while other cash outflows, like paying salary, taxes, etc., do not create any asset, and instead instantly create an expense on the income statement that reduces equity via retained earnings?

A: Capital expenditures are capitalized because of the timing of their estimated benefits – the lemonade stand will benefit the firm for many years. The employees’ work, on the other hand, benefits the period in which the wages are generated only and should be expensed then. This is what differentiates an asset from an expense.

Q: Walk me through a cash flow statement.

A. Start with net income, go line by line through major adjustments (depreciation, changes in working capital and deferred taxes) to arrive at cash flows from operating activities.

  • Mention capital expenditures, asset sales, purchase of intangible assets, and purchase/sale of investment securities to arrive at cash flow from investing activities.
  • Mention repurchase/issuance of debt and equity and paying out dividends to arrive at cash flow from financing activities.
  • Adding cash flows from operations, cash flows from investments, and cash flows from financing gets you to total change of cash.
  • Beginning-of-period cash balance plus change in cash allows you to arrive at end-of-period cash balance.

Q: What is working capital?

A: Working capital is defined as current assets minus current liabilities; it tells the financial statement user how much cash is tied up in the business through items such as receivables and inventories and also how much cash is going to be needed to pay off short term obligations in the next 12 months.

Q: Is it possible for a company to show positive cash flows but be in grave trouble?

A: Absolutely. Two examples involve unsustainable improvements in working capital (a company is selling off inventory and delaying payables), and another example involves lack of revenues going forward in the pipeline.

Q: How is it possible for a company to show positive net income but go bankrupt?

A: Two examples include deterioration of working capital (i.e. increasing accounts receivable, lowering accounts payable), and financial shenanigans.

Q: I buy a piece of equipment, walk me through the impact on the 3 financial statements.

A: Initially, there is no impact (income statement); cash goes down, while PP&E goes up (balance sheet), and the purchase of PP&E is a cash outflow (cash flow statement)

Over the life of the asset: depreciation reduces net income (income statement); PP&E goes down by depreciation, while retained earnings go down (balance sheet); and depreciation is added back (because it is a non-cash expense that reduced net income) in the cash from operations section (cash flow statement).

Q: Why are increases in accounts receivable a cash reduction on the cash flow  statement?

A: Since our cash flow statement starts with net income, an increase in accounts receivable is an adjustment to net income to reflect the fact that the company never actually received those funds.

Q: How is the income statement linked to the balance sheet?

A:  Net income flows into retained earnings.

Q: What is goodwill?

A: Goodwill is an asset that captures excess of the purchase price over fair market value of an acquired business. Let’s walk through the following example: Acquirer buys Target for $500m in cash. Target has 1 asset: PPE with book value of $100, debt of $50m, and equity of $50m = book value (A-L) of $50m.

  • Acquirer records cash decline of $500 to finance acquisition
  • Acquirer’s PP&E increases by $100m
  • Acquirer’s debt increases by $50m
  •  Acquirer records goodwill of $450m

Q: What is a deferred tax liability and why might one be created?

A: Deferred tax liability is a tax expense amount reported on a company’s income statement that is not actually paid to the IRS in that time period, but is expected to be paid in the future. It arises because when a company actually pays less in taxes to the IRS than they show as an expense on their income statement in a reporting period.

Differences in depreciation expense between book reporting (GAAP) and IRS reporting can lead to differences in income between the two, which ultimately leads to differences in tax expense reported in the financial statements and taxes payable to the IRS.

Q: What is a deferred tax asset and why might one be created?

A: Deferred tax asset arises when a company actually pays more in taxes to the IRS than they show as an expense on their income statement in a reporting period.

  • Differences in revenue recognition, expense recognition (such as warranty expense), and net operating losses (NOLs) can create deferred tax assets.

I hope you enjoyed this article and found these finance interview questions hepful. Please feel free to add any comments or recommendations in the comments section below.

Good luck in your interview!

 

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  1. June 11, 2018

    lava kumar

    nice

  2. May 26, 2018

    PEACE CHIMEZIE

    Epic Article. Most interesting article read.

  3. May 15, 2018

    Sven

    Q: I have a question of how to calculate net debt when there are derivatives used. Here is the information published by the company on it’s balance sheet:
    Short term borrowing 1,200
    Long term borrowing 6,700
    Cash and marketable securities 800

    But then in a different part of the report it says:
    Net debt of the company at year end was $6,850 million being total debt of $7,900 million less cash and marketable securities of $800 million and the $250 million fair value of derivative instruments utilized as a hedge on the Group’s interest bearing liabilities.

    Q: What is the correct net debt figure? Is it 6,850 or should it be 1,200+6,700-800=7,100?

    • May 17, 2018
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Sven,

      If the company believes these derivative positions can readily be exchanged for cash, that’s fine, but typically I haven’t seen the fair value of derivatives included within the net debt calculation. I would stick with our definition of cash and equivalents, which typically includes Cash, ST investments and LT investments. Hope this helps – thanks.

      Best,
      Haseeb

      • May 17, 2018

        Sven

        Thanks Haseeb, that’s very helpful. For what it’s worth the company says the derivatives are interest rate swaps so I guess the fair value will change as interest rates change. To be conservative, I guess it makes sense to ignore the derivative positions as you have suggested.
        Sven

        • May 18, 2018
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          I agree with your approach – thanks.

          – Haseeb

  4. May 14, 2018

    Ashwini

    It’s really useful………. thanks

  5. May 7, 2018

    Clotilda

    This is good and helpful

  6. February 24, 2018

    Anup Mondal

    Thanks.
    Perfect articles.

  7. February 16, 2018

    BHAGWAN PEDANEKAR

    THANK YOU SIR

  8. January 17, 2018

    Ayushi

    Nice article!!

  9. December 15, 2017

    Hiren

    Nice article!

  10. November 28, 2017

    Anshu Kumari

    Can you explain this question in more detail :-
    Q: Is it possible for a company to show positive cash flows but be in grave trouble?

    • January 8, 2018
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Anshu,

      The point of this question is to demonstrate that there are other potential issues that a company can mask. If it’s just shedding old inventory, or booking many more payables, or it has a horrible sales retention rate and there’s significant change of loss in sales going forward, these are all signs of a company in grave trouble, despite currently managing its cash flow.

  11. November 24, 2017

    Anand M K

    Thank you so much for the article Sir! Really appreciate a lot. This made my confidence boosted as I was searching for Finance Questions to be asked by the interviewer. Really thanks once again Sir.

    • November 24, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Maphuti,

      I apologize but this website cannot ask specific questions about interviews at certain companies. What I would suggest, generally, is that you review tax accounting concepts and do some research on the type of work this company focuses on. Hope this helps!

  12. November 21, 2017

    Maphuti seleka

    I’m having interview at tax worx and I don’t know what type of questions I will be asked and it’s been 2years since I did accounting and this will be my 1st internship after my N6 achievement in financial management.

  13. October 19, 2017

    tayyaba

    thanks a lot

  14. October 13, 2017

    vishnu

    Thank you

    • October 10, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      What is the specific current asset? Is it inventory? The answer will be very different from buying equipment. Let’s run through a purchase of inventory:

      1) Buying Inventory
      Debit: Inventory
      Credit: Cash

      Inventory then sits on the balance sheet until it is recognized as a Cost of Goods Sold per the matching principle.

      2) Recognizing COGS
      Debit: COGS
      Credit: Inventory

      Let me know if you have any additional questions – thanks!

      • November 21, 2017

        Hashmat faqiri

        Dear sir: I have interview in Finance and banking and I need your help that how to prepare myself for it. Method of questions.

  15. October 8, 2017

    PJ Usak

    If you buy a Current Asset for $100 how does it flow through the three financial statements?

    Is this the same answer as buying equipment?

    • October 3, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Al Mamun,

      Typically basic finance questions talk about your background, why you want to work in finance, and why you want to work in a specific investment bank. If you can answer all of those questions properly, that’s a good start to acing the qualitative portion of the finance interview. Let me know if you have any specific questions – more than happy to help – thanks!

      Best,
      Haseeb

  16. October 3, 2017

    Al-mamun

    sir,at first take my salam. Sir i can’t answer properly in viva question about finance.Although finance was major in my BBA programmer.what kind of question comes from basic finance. sir please suggest me,,which question can i follow, have you any fdf file “the basic question about finance in viva ” please help me sir.

  17. September 17, 2017

    Opubor Efemena

    This was very helpful. Thank you very much.

    • September 27, 2017

      vishnu

      sir,
      sorry for the question actually my doubt is a firm’s expenses (2016) they not accounted that year then the next year they paying cash to that party then what will be the entry
      plz help

      • October 12, 2017

        vishnu

        Dear sir
        if the company not disclosing a expense rs.5000 for the date 01-03-2016 (the expenses not accounting in that year)
        and the payment to made to that party on 01-05-2017 through bank. then how will it shown ( the expenses is for past year)
        and i am really sorry to disturbing you
        with regards
        vishnu

        • November 24, 2017
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          Hashmat,

          Have you looked into our Technical Finance Prep online course? That course does a great job of covering all topics expected during interviews, in detail. Thanks!

  18. September 15, 2017

    vishnu

    dear sir
    in an pantnership firm the previous expenses paid in current year and it would in previous as payable. now the amount is paid then what will be the entries
    plz give me a answer

    • September 26, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Vishnu,

      I think you are describing an accrued expense, so when you recognize the expense, the journal entry would be the following:

      1) Debit – Expense
      2) Credit – Accrued Expense (Liability)

      When cash is used to pay the expense, this would be the following entry:

      1) Debit – Accrued Expense (Liability)
      2) Credit – Cash

      Hope this helps – thanks!

      • October 1, 2017
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        Vishnu,

        Are you referring to accrued expenses? Accrued expenses typically arise when a company has to declare expenses before actually paying them out in cash. Think of this example – a company’s employees get paid every 2nd and 4th Thursday, but the company has to disclose the expenses not paid in cash in a given period to close the books for the period. Let me know if you need any additional clarification – thanks!

        Best,
        Haseeb

        • October 12, 2017
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          Vishnu,

          If you are following accrual accounting you need to ensure that expense is recognized as an accounts payable – and then you are just paying down the accounts payable. When you say expense, is it an expense related to a supply purchase. If so, the COGS would have already been recognized if you sold those goods. This pertains to you paying back a supplier a year later, in which you would have booked a payable at the time you initially purchased the supplies last year. Hope this helps.

          Haseeb

  19. September 9, 2017

    Carlos Esqueda

    Thank you!! 🙂

  20. September 9, 2017

    K Masthan

    Please send some short tips for Basic Of Accounts Interview questions

  21. August 12, 2017

    Ganesh

    thank you

  22. July 27, 2017

    Christha

    Thank you so much. 🙂

    • July 7, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Great!

      • June 1, 2017
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        From our discussions with investment banks and prospective candidates, we’ve made a concerted effort to cover the most common questions asked. Thanks!

  23. July 6, 2017

    Zulaikha Madina Zahari

    Thank you. This helped me so much.

  24. June 17, 2017

    Akinwunmi zainab

    Hi,

    pls sir wats d link to join if i want to get basic accounting questions nd your update

    • April 17, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Shweta,

      Goodwill arises when a company pays above the fair market value of the net assets of a target company in an M&A situation. It is an asset that counts for how much the acquirer “overpaid” for the target. I hope this helps – thanks!

  25. June 5, 2017

    Allan

    thanks for your question and answers, it has help me improve my project issues about financial system assignment

  26. June 1, 2017

    Raymond

    Are you sure these are the most common questions?

  27. April 15, 2017

    sonu

    thank u

  28. April 13, 2017

    SHWETA PATIL

    Hello Sir I have a doubt in goodwill calculation, like goodwill it is reputation of company, then also we will treat it asset and keep in balance sheet with measuring in amount so how you calculate in amount.
    can i get explanation.

  29. April 8, 2017

    Romya Ranjan Dash

    Precise and informative points for job seekers.

  30. March 23, 2017

    Pounraj

    Thanks, hope it’s useful for my interviews

  31. March 21, 2017

    Naveed

    Precise and clear answers.

    • February 11, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thank you!

  32. February 23, 2017

    Narayana

    Very Informative and well written.

    Thank You

  33. February 15, 2017

    AMIT

    “well explained answers in short way”
    Thanks

  34. February 15, 2017

    AMIT

    THANKS SIR

  35. February 15, 2017

    vijay

    Thanx sir and my help in english speeking in job intarview

    • January 20, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  36. February 11, 2017

    mounuddin ansari

    it’s really precise and understandable ans.
    thank u sir

  37. February 8, 2017

    Shweta

    Thank you sir.

    • July 25, 2017

      RAMESH Chauhan

      Want to connect directly for more interviews questions and answers

  38. January 25, 2017

    Shweta

    Very Informative and well written. Thank You!

    • January 19, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  39. January 20, 2017

    mamta sharma

    thnk u sir for the efforts u had made for the interseted readers with proper explaination of the important topics

    • January 18, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Stay tuned for more content online, but I encourage you to also visit http://www.wallstreetoasis.com for additional interview content.

  40. January 19, 2017

    Vijay Gowda

    All are use full questions & Answers. Thank u

    • December 29, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  41. January 18, 2017

    AMI

    Like Rohit Sharma I am also in need of many more such Q&A to help me in my upcoming interviews.
    I don’t know how to contact IBD for mock interviews. So in the interim your prompt help in providing many more such Q&A will be helpful.

    • December 5, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Rohit – I would reach out to peers who are currently working in IBD and conduct mock interviews with them – that’s the best approach!

  42. December 28, 2016

    Pervez

    Short & simple & more helpful.
    Thank you.

    • November 27, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      No problem – thanks!

  43. December 4, 2016

    Rohit Sharma

    Can you please provide me bunch of questions that usually ask at the time of interview.

    • November 4, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Deewakar – there are a lot of good resources to focus on MBA interview prep – please check them out – we are focused on IBD training specifically so we can’t promise we’ll write content in line with MBA interview prep. Hope this helps!

      • August 23, 2016

        tajamul hussain

        i am going to appear in junior executive finance interview, what are the possible questions which they may ask me?????????

  44. November 23, 2016

    Ambarin Anwar

    Very informative article. Its going to be of very great help in my preparations for upcoming interviews.

    • August 23, 2016
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      Shannan Wilson

      Tajamul,
      Check out our IB Interview Prep Pack Plus for help with your interview. It includes 200+ of the most common technical questions with sample answers and 30 sample behavioral interview questions!

      • August 4, 2016
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        Shannan Wilson

        Hi Adefioye,
        We offer the Wall Street Prep IB Interview Prep Pack Plus which includes 200+ of the most common technical questions with sample answers and 30 sample behavioral interview questions. We also offer IB Interview Prep Pack Plus
        & The Premium Package which Everything in the IB Interview Prep Pack Plus, Complete financial modeling training program and Certification in Financial and Valuation Modeling. I hope this helps!
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        • February 9, 2016
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          Shannan Wilson

          Hi Kamal,
          We offer the Wall Street Prep IB Interview Prep Pack Plus which includes 200+ of the most common technical questions with sample answers and 30 sample behavioral interview questions. We also offer IB Interview Prep Pack Plus
          & The Premium Package which Everything in the IB Interview Prep Pack Plus, Complete financial modeling training program and Certification in Financial and Valuation Modeling. I hope this helps!

  45. November 3, 2016

    deewakar jha

    Dear sir,

    I am pursuing my MBA in finance and currently in second year and the placements are on the doorstep. I request you to keep publishing these kind of articles along with I think, if you will write on how to answer the questions related to the resume, which really drives the interview.

    Awaiting your positive response.

    Thanks for your support.

    Deewakar Jha
    ph-9738337737
    Bangalore.

  46. August 15, 2016

    Mamatha

    I had been searchIng for basics to prepare myself for interview. I’m glad your article helped me .

  47. August 14, 2016

    VIJAY PATIDAR

    Short and Sweet. Very helpful.

  48. August 9, 2016

    Abdeleah Alqahtani

    Thank you very much for those informative answers.

  49. August 3, 2016

    adefioye emmanuel olushola

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  50. August 1, 2016

    Byju Subhash

    This was really helpful. Thanks a lot!

    • July 27, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Hisham,

      Study the core tenets of our valuation courses, work with a friend to mock interview you on technical and fit based questions, and you will be in good shape – good luck!

      • June 20, 2017
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        Akinwunmi,

        We periodically update our coursework and will provide you with email notifications. Pertaining to accounting questions that would be common, I would refer to going through the “Accounting Crash Course.”

  51. July 13, 2016

    chaitanya

    hi
    this is very good.
    it is very simple and clear.
    thank you

    • July 26, 2017

      Hisham

      dear sir iam going to interview tommorow give me some suggestions how to pass out the interview is about bank related and finance

  52. June 19, 2016

    Jeanica

    I really appreciate your answers!! Its very useful!! Thank u!

    • January 4, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Glad you liked it!

  53. January 24, 2016

    Kamal

    Hi,

    Can you provide me resource or database, which contains similar types of questions. Liked these set of questions.

    Regards

    • December 30, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      These are all great suggestions – thanks!

  54. January 3, 2016

    kanthi shanmugamnathan

    yes, i enjoyed this article….hope it ll b useful for my interviews……
    thank you.

    • December 1, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Will do – thanks!

      • November 10, 2015

        JUN JUN TOLICA

        It helps me a lot thank you

        • October 13, 2015
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          Mustaq – I think most of our basic accounting questions are covered within our basic finance questions – thanks!

  55. December 30, 2015

    pradeep shah

    this question is really very helpful but sir please include some case study type question and please add some term and financial word because if interviewer ask some financial word and we all read but on that we forget or not prepare financial term. if you add next time this type of question . That is very helpful to us.

    • November 29, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks so much!

      • October 20, 2015
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        Thanks Khoshali!

        • October 11, 2015
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          I think we have you on a list that keeps you aware of the upcoming webinars we have – thanks!

          • August 19, 2015
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            Haseeb Chowdhry

            Prasanth – keep on checking out our website for updates – thanks!

  56. December 1, 2015

    Ssaurabh vashistt

    Very helpful thing……Thanks for this and must say that plz add more questions in it so that we can grab the knowledge……… or plz share the site or any link where we can grab the knowledge of finance.

  57. November 28, 2015

    devaraj .j

    very smart answers thank you it is useful for my life

  58. October 23, 2015

    Nehal

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge

  59. October 20, 2015

    Khoshali

    Very helpful.. Hoping for more posts like this!

  60. October 18, 2015

    Asif Hossain

    Thank you!

    • October 7, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  61. October 13, 2015

    Mustaq

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Please send some short tips for Basic Of Accounts Interview

    Thanks

  62. October 11, 2015

    Yesha Patel

    Very useful set of questions and answers. Would be great if you kindly forward many more on my personal mail Id as I am preparing for my placements.

  63. October 7, 2015

    Katie Roszik

    That was a great article with lots of useful information I really enjoyed reading it, thanks so much

  64. September 30, 2015

    Deepeksha

    This is very helpful..thank u

  65. August 19, 2015

    prashanth dev

    Very much useful questions really to say ..was help full kindly add some more questions like this so that it can be helpful for many who really refer this path ..

    • July 10, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Awesome thanks!

      • November 4, 2016

        vinoth Kumar.g

        Very useful questions thank you

  66. August 9, 2015

    Surya Tej Singh

    Excellent information..it cleared many of my doubts.thank u

    • July 10, 2015

      rodrick

      enjoyed,Thanks

      • June 29, 2015
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        Thanks!

  67. August 8, 2015

    salih

    It is very helpful thank you for your effort

    • July 7, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  68. July 30, 2015

    mercy

    thanks. this was very educative.

  69. July 25, 2015

    shiavm divedi

    very important knowledge. thank you sir………

    • November 4, 2016
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      No problem! Thanks!

  70. July 7, 2015

    santosh kumar

    It is very helpful for the people and keep doing it.

  71. June 29, 2015

    Jesofa

    These questions are really good. They are essential things to know in financial reporting. Thanks for helping, would practice repeatedly.

  72. June 10, 2015

    Suzy Anna

    Hi,
    It is very very useful continue with the spirit.
    And thank

  73. May 27, 2015

    Brett

    I’ve read this article over before several of my interviews and it was extremely helpful.

    Thank you!

  74. May 16, 2015

    Md. robiul Islam

    Many Many Thanks !

  75. May 13, 2015

    kumaras

    It’s really Good.. i enjoyed it… Thanks..

  76. April 26, 2015

    yousuf

    nice job, thanks

  77. April 21, 2015

    Johannes Aphane

    This is great. thanks

  78. April 18, 2015

    sathish

    Thank you verymuch these basic financial qustions are very hellped me good jo ….

  79. April 15, 2015

    Pawan

    This article is very useful specifically for people who are looking for hard core accounting job. Request you to please provide some interview Q/A and tips for MBA Finance people who are looking job other than hard core accounting job. Thanks.

  80. April 12, 2015

    jyoti kshirsagar

    Wow….thankuu so muchhhh….i ws so helpful

  81. April 12, 2015

    Priya

    Your article given more information and my suggestion is you can add little more information

  82. April 6, 2015

    Aks

    That was a very helpful quick recap of the accounting section.
    But where are questions from Valuation and corporate finance?

  83. April 4, 2015

    v.Mithilesh

    it’s like refreshing the entire degree subj………… use full for us…….

  84. March 31, 2015

    Muhammad Aslam

    Massive information.thanks ……….

    • March 1, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Ashok,

      Try creating question ‘scenarios’ for yourself. Let’s say you have an Apple tree. How can you value that Apple tree? Stuff as simple as that will get you started and will get you to a point where you can explain a DCF very simply to a person. Thanks.

      Haseeb

  85. March 16, 2015

    manoj

    Financial question and answer is very much useful for me……

  86. March 16, 2015

    k.lalitha

    very fantastic article was very informative

  87. March 1, 2015

    ashok

    Thanks it’s very helpful. Generally when we go for interview we usually receive a set a pratical Q and then asked to solve. Can u pls help us with such Q.

    • February 18, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Keep on the lookout for newer material – thanks!

      • February 11, 2015
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        Haseeb Chowdhry

        Not a problem – enjoy!

        • September 14, 2017

          name: Bharathi Raja . C

          what is the car loan finance simple interview questions sir….? please help me sir…

          • September 11, 2017
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            Haseeb Chowdhry

            You’re welcome!

          • September 13, 2017
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            Haseeb Chowdhry

            K,

            Typically accounting questions that focus on how depreciation flows through the 3 statements, questions on gains/losses on sale, and other general accounting questions that focus on capital raising on the B/S are to be expected.

  88. February 20, 2015

    kalpana

    Very nice and useful collection of questions related to accounts and finance. Thanku

    • February 18, 2015

      swathi

      hai its very useful.. can you plz more adding question for experience ppl.

  89. February 12, 2015

    Sultan Ahmed Khan

    Thanks

    • September 14, 2017
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Bharathi,

      Can you please elaborate on this question? Thanks!

  90. February 11, 2015

    Kalpana

    Thank you so much for your valuable guidence…!

    • January 27, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Great to hear! Thanks!

  91. January 27, 2015

    Julius

    This was awesome, perfect prep!

    Thanks so much.

    • January 23, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Not a problem – we will keep them coming!

  92. January 23, 2015

    Sunit Kumar jha

    Very valuable information for me.plz more adding question.

    Thank You

    • December 29, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      You should ask questions about the types of work you’ll be doing in the role, the types of projects expected of you to complete, how your managers want to work with you. You also want to get an idea of the culture of the firm – is it collegiate, is there more of an emphasis on face time, etc. You want to get a feel for the firm and people b/c you will spend considerable time there – hope this helps!

  93. January 20, 2015

    Lucy

    Hello

    Those are very useful and helpful answers.
    Thanks.

    • January 21, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Great to hear – thanks!

      • December 25, 2015

        reddy shekar reddy

        i want what type of question ask to the companys in the genral

        • November 10, 2015
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          Haseeb Chowdhry

          Thanks!

  94. January 19, 2015

    Gayathri.GV

    The above questions are really use full.

    • January 19, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Thanks!

  95. January 15, 2015

    harish

    it’s very use full information if it is possible could u send to my mail id

    • January 15, 2015
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      Haseeb Chowdhry

      Harish,

      Keep on looking for updates here – take care!

      Best,
      Haseeb

  96. December 19, 2014

    Isha

    Was very helpful. Please keep adding more questions to this. 🙂

  97. December 14, 2014

    MOHAMMED RHISWAN

    Very very very useful information. Thank you

  98. November 7, 2014

    esther

    hello.
    the article is very helpful & useful. thank you. keep it up

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