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Interview Question

Financial Analyst Interview Mountain View, CA

-If you projected a $500M expense and the variance came in

  at $1M, what are some of the explanations for why that is happening? (Be prepared to give more than 3 scenarios).

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1. Headcount expense came in more - (PTO was less than historical average)
2. Travel expense came in higher due to late submission of receipts
3. Depreciation came in higher due to timing of capital assets (ie when they were put in service)

Kumar B on Feb 22, 2016

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