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FDIC Senior Financial Analyst Interview Questions

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Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at FDIC (Washington, DC) in April 2010.

Interview

FDIC uses structured interviews, typically with four questions, each of which has subparts to them. It is critical that one writes the questions down to ensure you answer each subpart, always using situation, action you took and positive outcome of the action. They want an organized, full answer. They can not answer any questions, and because it is structured, it can seem very impersonal; however, it is conducted to ensure fairness and prevent lawsuits.

I had one interview which lasted an hour. We were given the questions in the waiting room approximately an hour before we were interviewed. Two people were there to interview each individual, one of which took notes while the other person asked the question.

Interview Questions

  • What was the most complex financial project you worked on and what actions did you take to resolve the challenges?   Answer Question

Negotiation

It is a Federal agency and one is not able to negotiate; however, make sure you provide the FDIC with evidence of your previous salary because your starting salary is either the bottom of the range for the position or at your previous salary, not to exceed the maximum point in the range allowed for all people (for example, for a senior analyst position paying $100,000 base with a range of $100,000 to $180,000, the FDIC could offer you the job at $100,000 up to a maximum of $135,000 (a number set for each position within the range of the salary for each position---the HR person handling the position will tell you what the maximum amount that can be offered is. You have to provide a paycheck that proves what you were making. If you made $150,000 or $250,000, the FDIC would have been limited to paying you $135,000. If you made $120,000, they would offer you $120,000. If you made $10,000 or zero, they would offer you $100,000- the bottom of the salary range.

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