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    Interview questions for a financial analyst

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    Hi, I am a Sr. Analyst. My team is currently looking for a financial analyst who will report to me and help with the day to day functions of the G&A Department. I work with General & Administrative (G&A) Leaders to help them forecast and budget their P&Ls. I do journal entries, excel reporting which includes a lot of data dump from the financial system and create excel reports from this data on different expense line items. I was told that they want me to take part in the interviewing process. I am wondering what kind of questions I can ask the interviewees.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    I interview candidates on a regular basis for several roles. I tend to focus more on the softer skills than the technical skills. In my opinion, you can probably get a good gauge of the person's technical skills through their resumes. Here are some questions that I would focus on:

    1. Tell me about a time when you had to analyze a large amount of financial information and provide recommendations based on your analysis.

    Commentary: You need to focus on the candidate's ability to provide a specific example and touch on all the four components below (remember STAR):
    a. Situation: Concisely ...

    Solution Summary

    The financial analyst interview functions are examined. Interviewing processes are provided.