300+ TOP Financial Reporting And Analysis Interview Questions and Answers

Q1. How Many Financial Statements Are There? Name Them

There are four main financial statements  balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, statements of shareholders’ equity.

Q2. Mention One Difference Between A P&l Statement And A Balance Sheet?

The balance sheet summarises the financial position of a company for a specific point in time. The P&L (profit and loss) statement shows revenues and expenses during a set period of time.

Q3. Explain Quarterly Forecasting And Expense Models?

The analysis of expenses and revenue which is predicted to be produced or incurred in future is called quarterly forecasting. An expense model tells what expense categories are allowed on a particular type of work order.

Q4. What Is The Difference Between A Journal And A Ledger?

The journal is a book where all the financial tractions are recorded for the first time. The ledger is one which has particular accounts taken from the original journal.

Q5. Is It Possible For A Company To Have Positive Cash Flow But Still Be In Serious Financial Trouble?

Yes. There are two examples : A company that is selling off inventory but delaying payables will show positive cash flow for a while even though it is in trouble. A company has strong revenues for the period but future forecasts show that revenues will decline.

Q6. What Is Npv? Where Is It Used?

Net Present Value (NPV) is the difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows. NPV is used in capital budgeting to analyse the profitability of a projected investment or project.

Q7. Do You Follow The Stock Market? Which Stocks In Particular?

You need to be very careful in wering this question. As a financial analyst, following the stock market proves to be beneficial. Also, always be up-to-date with the stocks.