I have some lateral Associate interviews coming up. One is what the banker described as a "technical interview". Another the banker I spoke with for a networking call where he's going to get me into the process said their process is pretty technical.
What does this mean? What kind of technical questions are they going to be asking me in an interview that's "more technical"? Some theories I had:
- DTA/DTL - what they are, how they arise, how they are accounted for
- More involved merger accounting questions (full PPA walkthrough)
- How to value and structure earnouts
- How to capitalize leases
- How to adjust for unfunded pension liabilities
- More involved accounting questions with more moving parts (e.g. depreciation, a loan, sale of an asset for a process all at once in a multi-step line of questioning)
- More involved accretion dilution questions (multiple sources of funds, impact of PPA on accretion/dilution, etc.)
- Maybe some kind of process questions? SPA/APA negotiation/common reps and warranties?
What else could it be? Or am I just over thinking this?
Also, the banker described this interview as a "technical interview" does that mean they're just going to be asking me technical questions? He said there was a modeling test, too. What would that involve?