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We discuss finance interview questions and answers for entry-level roles, like internships or analyst positions. Download my free interview pdf study guide as well.

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If you don’t know me already, my name is Eric and I’ve worked in finance for the last eight years starting as an intern and now working in executive roles, so I’ve both interviewed candidates and been interviewed for finance roles many times.

In the resources section above, I’ve included some key videos that will help you prep for your finance interview, as well as a downloadable question and answer PDF that you can use to review as well.

I’ve also included links to some of my Excel courses. Having strong Excel skills is one of the most important things going into finance roles. DO NOT go into a finance interview without strong business Excel skills. Excel interview questions are very common, and you should expect them.

In this video, I’ll help you prepare answers for finance interview questions for entry level roles. These could include corporate finance or investment banking internships, or maybe MBA programs.

I include some of the most common interview questions as well as how I would answer them. Some of the questions are more general, with a few technical questions included as well.

DISCLAIMER: These are how I would answer these questions, but it doesn’t mean that it is the best or the only way.

Here are the finance interview questions I answer in the video:

0:46 What is the goal of finance?
1:44 Can you describe a financial model, and walk through one you built.
3:12 Walk through main sections of a P&L.
5:20 What are the three main financial statements, and what do they show?
6:21 How do you evaluate the financial health of a company?
7:31 What is cash vs. accrual accounting?
9:46 What’s something interesting that has happened in the capital markets recently?
12:09 BONUS: finance interview questions to ask your employer as well!

Always make sure to ask your interviewer good questions. You are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you – and you want to make sure you feel good about the company before working there.

Final piece of advice – do some reflecting on your life / career.

The reason we prepare for interviews is not to know every question in advance, it’s to think about why we want to do the role we’re interviewing for, and what experiences in our lives led up to this moment.

Think about your story and how to tell it. The basic knowledge is important, but ultimately people who are reflective, self-aware, and interesting are always the most interesting candidates.

Hope this helps you crush your finance interview!

PS – don’t forget to download my free finance interview questions and answers PDF study guide in the “resources” section above.

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30 comments

j ms 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I don’t think that “Finance Staff need to create plan & project for the future”.

I personally believe that boss or board of directors is familiar with the business that they are running or doing & the job for creating plan or projection for the future should be done by boss or board of directors, not finance staff, do you think so?

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enquiry enquiry 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Re: Point for Finance Involved Allocating Capital

I don’t understand that your video in Finance Interview Questions & Answers | For Entry-Level Roles

mentioned that “Finance involved capital allocation”.

I don’t think that Finance involved allocating capital.

I think that allocation capital function is decided by board of director but not finance department team member.

Finance role only provide information to board of director for making decision, is it correct?

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Wadha M 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

amazing ,especially question to company we want more like that smart question,how have recommend

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Florentina Obiang Ubenga Matomba 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I needed a Youtuber like you, you are doing well, thank you so much

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Eric Andrews 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

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NIBUS VISUAL CREATIONS 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Hi I am pursuing CMA USA. Is it useful for me to get to improve my degree of proficiency in finance as I had been in this field for the past one decade. For the exam point of view is it beneficial?

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Emerald Moonx13 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I have an interview for a college finance counselor on Friday. I’m so nervous, I have no experience with finance!

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Victoria_1330 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Very insightful! Thanks! 👍🏼

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Naveen Natukula 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Nice video about finance role. Really like your saying..

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Ruby Karanja 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Its funny how I was good with this at school, and now I can't even remember anything smh

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Jac G 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I have an interview for debt management officer next week, please give me any tips or answers as to what the questions maybe.

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Sarah N 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I have job interview for financial analysis next Monday it’s hard for me because I graduated 3 years ago from master of financial analysis and I worked as a self employed in different sector . Any advice for me. Thank you

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Anh Nguyen 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

The video is very helpful. Thank you very much 😁

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TheFootballPlaya 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I have a question. I am certain on getting a masters degree. More than likely in finance, but coming from a background that is not business. Non-engineering stem field. Are candidates with MS in Finance ineligible for entry level roles or how does the field generally view them? I am career-switching looking for entry-level role.

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Saud Arshi 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

That is the most complete video I saw for a finance job interview, thanks for the great video.

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Артур Мамедов 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

watching from Russia, thank you!

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fear no agent 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

excellent video! thanks. got an interview tomorrow

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Nikunj Ranka 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

8:41
So Tesla is receiving money, so what entry they should be passing? Why cant they pass below entry?
Cash A/c Dr
Advance Income A/c Cr

But you said they won't be showing Cash in Balance Sheet, so where they'll show their Cash which they have generated in January? Why cant they show that Advance Cash as Prepayment/Advance Income in B/s by passing my above entry?

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Fruitcake 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

This is great! Well put for beginners and incredibly easy to digest and understand. Props brother!

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Oanh Luong 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Can you please help us to look into the Banner 9 finance for many people use it to help us create a budget spreadsheet or a interview questions that would be great? Thanks 😁

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Eric Andrews 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Been getting a lot of comments asking about case studies in finance interviews 😎 so I just released a lesson on Solving a Finance Case Study + Making a Recommendation ► https://youtu.be/qURd_jDrQsI

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Pierre Vendetta 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Thank you for this useful video!

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Keyspan Music 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Another great video! Super helpful, thanks Eric!

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Tarek Alsherif 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Thank you

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Zoltan Csillag 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

As a small business owner, I appreciate your content immensely. Thanks for all of this great material. Can you direct me to a business model for subscriptions? We've begun servicing the websites we built on a monthly basis and I would love to see this projected out with growth and 10% annual customer fall off. thanks!

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Duncan Mahood 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I really like your point about asking the interviewer about their job or the company culture. I am always impressed as an interviewer when candidates ask me questions like this. It shows a lot of initiative!

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Jaison J. Raju 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

I really appreciated this. Very helpful.

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Gregory Cohen 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Wow, super helpful! Thanks for putting finance into such simple, digestible terms. Appreciate all of these high quality videos.

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Eric Andrews 08/12/2021 - 9:47 Chiều

Thanks for watching! What are some other finance interview questions you are prepping for? Stay tuned for part 2 of the series 😎

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