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Accountancy & Finance

The recruitment process for finance positions within financial services has never been more stringent. Hiring companies are looking for exact match candidates both on paper and in person. Competition is fierce and it's vitally important to impress.

To assist you at interview stage, we've compiled a list of questions which have been asked at recent interviews set up by Randstad Financial & Professional. Some are technical and will of course only come up if you're going for a similar relevant finance job. Most are competency based, requiring you to give quantifiable examples of when you've demonstrated particular skills and attributes.

Either way, we would advise you to familiarise yourself with both types of questions and consider how you might answer these. Remember, in any answer you give you need to quantify the results you achieved - so give plenty of concrete stats and facts to back up your achievements.

  • questions senior finance candidates may be asked
  • questions you may be asked as a newly qualified or part qualified candidate
  • questions you may be asked if you're interviewing for a managerial position
  • general questions
  • adaptability
  • client focus
  • communication
  • problem solving and judgment
  • results orientation
  • teamwork
  • impact and influence
  • innovation
  • leadership
  • relationship building
  • self-motivation
  • strategic thinking
  • initiative
  • conflict management
  • planning and organisation
  • closing questions