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I am interviewing for a corporate FP&A analyst position (post-undergrad) on Monday. I'm not exactly sure what to expect in terms of interview questions..

I know their business pretty cold and can talk very intelligently about the company and industry, but what should I know in terms of finance technicals? Should I be prepared for investment banking type questions or something different?

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Aug 25, 2017 - 10:41pm

Probably different at every company, but from where I work

1.) Excel test - pretty simple. Pivots, Lookups, Index-Match, Conditional Formatting, IF statements
2.) Basic Accounting - knowledge of Financial Statements and how they link together
3.) That being said, 80% of interviews are behavioral - tell me about a situation where you took ownership of a project etc. I hate this format, but gotta play the game to get a job.

Read their last Q.

 
Aug 28, 2017 - 11:00am

^what this guy said. Out of undergrad, they know that your finance experience is limited. None of my interviews had a single technical question, they were all fit-based.

Listen to their last earnings call, read their last 10-k, look up some recent articles about the company. Make sure you have your story down- Why you want corp finance, why you like their industry, and why you want to work at their company specifically. Good luck!

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