FP&A superday, how to prepare?

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I have my first superday coming up in a couple days for a F200 entry level FP&A role. Since this is my first one I'm not really sure what to expect. They told me they're bringing 10-12 candidates out and to expect to be there for 4-5 hours.

Now my internship was in FP&A so I'm fairly confident on any technicals and some of the nuances of the job. Besides that, I dont know what else to expect in terms of questions, or even about the superday in general.

So far I have a small note sheet that I've been studying about the company (Upper Management, History, different areas of business, recent news, and things effecting their industry) along with some notes on my general strengths/weaknesses, why their company, and why finance.

Is there anything I'm missing? Anything else I should go over or even expect when I'm there?

Thanks!

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Dec 6, 2017

Trader_Joe, sorry there are no responses yet. Maybe one of these topics can point you in the right direction:

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