Investment banking interviews are divided into early rounds and superdays. Expect your first round interview to be technical-heavy, so come ready to answer questions about accounting, valuation, and modeling. Though these interviews are quite technical, prepared candidates know that this is only half the battle. Make sure to also focus on preparing responses to fit questions that will highlight your disciplined, collaborative, and reliable work ethic.
Could you walk me through the cash flows statement? What are some items that would be found under each heading?
The cash flows statement shows cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities. In the operating activities area, for example, you would add back depreciation expense to net income (since no cash has actually left your firm). Investing activities could include money from sales of land, and financing could include receiving cash from a loan, or giving out dividends to shareholders.