Accenture

www.accenture.com

Accenture Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
47 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

61%
26%
11%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

24%
24%
23%

Interview Difficulty

3.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

47 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First hired on as an Intern which required an in person interview on at university campus by a senior level, two phone interviews (both conducted by recruiters), then hired on as an intern for the Summer. One last interview after internship to get hired on as full time employee.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interview which were pretty easy and asked questions like "when is an example when you did this..." They all were easily relatable to any internship or previous job. Then I had a 3 hour interview with an Analyst, Specialist, and Manager. This was a little more in depth, they wanted to see if I had experience that would make me a good fit for an Analyst position and to make sure I would be able to fit with the team.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an opinion you feel strongly about that is not widely held by others?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    A 3 step process.

    First, a phone screen with HR to go over your resume a bit in order to ensure that your skills match the role and that you truly have an interest in it.

    Then, an hour long behavioral interview where you recall experiences from your past. I was asked four questions. It is best to use the STAR technique when answering these questions. The questions asked were: "Describe a situation where you had a good working relationship." "What is your most significant accomplishment?" "Name a situation in which you had to deal with a difficult coworker/teammate." "Have you ever been in a situation where you had a lot of assignments but a limited amount of time to complete them?"

    The final step is an on-site interview in which you meet separately with 4 employees over about a 4 hour period. You meet with an analyst, a specialist, a project manager, and then another manager. The analyst simply asks you to speak a bit about yourself (run through your resume) and what you know about the company and the role. Then he/she will give you a detailed run through of the position. It is very important and it is expected for you to take notes. You'll be asked the same questions later about Accenture and the role, and your answer should constantly improve as the process goes on. They want to see that you can retain information and communicate it effectively. Then you meet with a specialist and he/she will ask scenario-driven position specific questions as well as follow ups to test your financial acumen (examples below). The next two interviews are just a run through of specific points on your resume. I was asked to explain some of my responsibilities in past internships and some extra curricular work. One thing I did notice is that there was a contrast in personalities between the managers. One was laid back and very informal while the other was stone-faced and very serious. So be prepared to handle conflicting personalities and always show that you have a deep interest in the role.

    Interview Questions
    • Specialist questions: "Name a time when you foresaw a problem." "Discuss a time where you conducted a financial analysis in order to discover an area in which a company could improve. What did you find?" "Have you ever done a budget or forecast?" "Discuss a time where you motivated a team or a group of individuals." "   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation since it is an entry-level position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Previous reviews on Glassdoor are all an accurate indication on how the process will be. I heard back 2 weeks after submitting my application online. The interview process is three steps. Step one is the initial phone screening with the recruiter who wants to assess what you know about the role and some background about you in regards to the experience and why you want to work for Accenture. After you pass that, step two is a situational interview. This will be done over the phone and will last 45-60 minutes depending on questions and follow-up questions/explanations. The interviewer will have 4 scheduled questions to ask and then based on the answers you give will ask additional follow-up questions. Just make sure you have strong work-related or academic examples to back up the questions. Prepare accordingly. Step three is the final round. This is where you come to the local Accenture office and get interviewed by an Analyst, a Specialist, and a Manager. The analyst is a peer interview, more based on your fit. The Specialist interview is a skills interview to make sure you have the required financial acumen to be successful in the role. The Manager interview is last and again is more based on whether you'd be a good addition to the team. From the time of first interview to last took approximately 2 and a half weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • When have you worked on a budget, financial analysis, forecast? When is a time you took a risk? When have you identified an error in client information?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Entry level position so not much room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Client Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st Interview: Phone interview with HR recruiter-Basic Tell me about yourself? why Accenture? Why Analyst position? Know your resume very well.
    2nd Interview: Was on site interview with three employees (1 Analyst, senior analyst and a senior manager)- Behavioral type questions to be expected- Teamwork, leadership skill, problem solving skills. they are very big on teamwork!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected if you go through the questions on this site   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews- brief phone call, hour long phone call, 3-hour video conference interview. first phone call was easy about my resume. second was a behavioral interview (recall a time you were challenged, you foresaw a problem, etc-- they ask you to elaborate on everything you say and will ask more questions like "and how did that make you feel"). 3rd interview was over video (supposed to be in office but they don't pay for flights) with 4 different people. know info about accenture and about the position- everyone asked what the company does and what you know about the role you're applying for. be attentive and ask relevant questions. overall everyone was very friendly and easy to talk to

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter for a Financial Analyst position at Accenture. After an initial phone screening with the recruiter, I spoke on the phone with a hiring manager at Accenture. The phone call lasted about 30 minutes and I answered some basic questions about my current role, what I liked about my current job, what I didn't like about my current job, and how I thought I could add value to their team. The manager than provided more details about Accenture and the position.

    Within a week or so I got a call back from the recruiter saying they were interested in a fact to face interview. The face to face interview lasted about an hour and it was with two of the people I would be working with. I essentially provided a summary of my resume (education and work history), and talked more in detail about my current role and what skills I brought to the table. The interview was actually quite laid back and I wasn't asked any of the typical annoying interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Thankfully, there were not any difficult of unexpected questions. Just the expected questions about my specific work experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After getting an offer, I told the recruiter that I was offered more money to stay with my current employer, and then upped their offer by $5K a year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews: phone, second with the finance manager and the last one with the HR person.

    Interview Questions
    • The finance manager asked general accounting questions: What is an accrual? How to you book a loan, Difference between accrual and prepayments....   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had one phone interview. I talked about my work experience and why I wanted to work there. It was a very standard procedure interview. The interviewer seemed friendly. Unfortunately I was not chosen to move forward in the process. I have heard that it is very grueling as there were at least two face to face interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    All the recruiters are very loving and are prepare to help you if any doubt about the job

    1. Phone Interview
    2. Phone Interview but very deep with situational questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

Work at Accenture? Share Your Experiences

Accenture

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.