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What are financial instruments whose price and value derive from the value of assets underlying them called? DERIVATIVES What is an investment that is taken out specifically to reduce or cancel out the risk in another investment? HEDGE What in financial means merger ofeither one or more companies with another company or merger of two or more companies to form one company called?- AMALGAMATION What refers to various schemes of offering an equity stake by a Company to its employees? ESOPs What is Risk? -A potential negative impact to an asset or some characteristic of value that may arise from some present process or future event. What's the term that applies to the most reliable industrial shares of reputed companies which have a stable growth and least risk involved in investment in such companies by the public?-BLUE CHIP What is Service Tax?- It is a tax on services rendered- e.g on telephone, electricity , insurance etc. all attracts service tax. What is Banking Cash Transaction Tax-( BCTT) ?-Applicable on withdrawl ofcash from bank exceeding a particular amount. What is Fringe Benifit Tax( FBT)?-The perquisites or benifits provided by the epmloyer to his emplyees in addition to the salary or wage are taxable.This is known as FBT .Employers now pay this tax. What is Securities Transaction Tax- (STT)?- It is a sort of turnover tax where the investor has to pay a small tax on the total consideration paid /received in a share transaction. Why Investment Banking / Private Equity/ Private Client Services? How do you value a company (particular to investment banking / private equity etc)? What qualities do you think are important for this industry? Do you possess those qualities? Why would two companies merge? What major factors drive mergers and acquisitions? Tell me three items on the front page of today's Econimic Times / Financial Express etc? Why might a company choose debt over equity financing? Where is our firm's stock trading? What do you know about the mico-finance institutions in India? What do you know about SOX or Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Tell us more about the Basel-II implementation in Indian banks ? DO you think investment banking and asset management sectors are strategic growth markets in India? When did you decide you wanted to be in the financial services / finance career? What do you see an finance manager's role would be in day-to day work?

What will you get out of working here? How does your past career qualify you for a position in investment banking / etc? What is your greatest concern about Investment Banking / our firm/industry as such? Rank the firms in our industry. Where do you fit? Who is our competition? What differentiates our firm? What are our strengths / weaknesses? Why did you choose our company? What is carbon credit trading? -Trading in carbon credits is an emerging business globally as the cost of purchasing carbon credits from developing countries like India or China is much less than earning the credit through emission reduction in the developed countries. Carbon credits are earned by reducing carbon emissions from plants etc. Indian companies can also profit by selling their carbon credits in dedicated exchanges in Europe and the US at a much higher price.

Q: Why Finance? Q: Describe the finance functions within a company and where you see yourself fitting. Q: Whats a Price/Earning (P/E) ratio and how do you use it? Q: What if 2 companies have the same value of P/E ratios, which company does you think is better? Q: How would you explain net present value to non-finance major? Q: What is our companys stock price? How would you forecast the future stock price for next year? Q: How would you choose to buy a particular stock? Q: Why might a company choose debt over equity financing? Q: Where is the market going? Q: What major factors drive mergers and acquisitions? Q: What is goodwill? How does it affect net income? Q: What is working capital? Q: What are deferred taxes? Q:Can you describe a recent situation in which you accomplished an important objective in a brief period of time? Q: How do you take challenges? Q: Are you willing to work in shifts? Q: What is the thing you like the most in the world? Why? Q: What is the thing you dislike the most in the world? Why? Q: What does success mean to you? Q: How do you define failure? Q: What is contingency liability? Q: How do you value a company? Q: You've been asked to reduce the budget by 8%. What criteria will you use in identifying the budget reductions? Q: Who is a more senior creditor, a stockholder or a bondholder? Q: What is the difference between accounts and finance? Q: Explain fixed cost, variable cost and marginal cost? Q: What is Break Even Point? What does it signify? Q: What is the purpose of chargeback? Q: What is MIS report and do you prepare it? Q: Why are you leaving the organization you work for?

Q: How much time do you need to join the organization? Q: Are you aggressive? Q: What makes you a good manager? Q: What motivates you the most? Q: What skills and abilities do you have? Q: Is there anything you want to ask? Q:If you were hired for this job, what areas would you make an immediate impact? Q:In what areas do you think you will need guidance? Q:How will you approach learning this "new" job? Q:How will you approach acquiring new skill sets? Q escribe the most difficult situation you have faced in your career and how you managed it.

Q escribe some problems you encountered in your most recent position and ow you resolved them. Q:What specific steps do you utilize in solving workplace problems? Q: What experience have you had in fixed assets accounting? Q: How can you create Budgets for daily pods? Q: How to use special and pair value sets? Q: What is consolidation ? Q: Why depreciation is not charged on land? Q: Can u explain me the flow in General ledger? Q: What is meant by group chart of accounts in sap fico ? Q: How important does Accounts receivable for small business and why? Q: What are the goals of Accounts receivable? Q: What are the powerful softwares that could be used for doing efficient Accounts receivable? Q: What are the strategies to be followed for preparing Accounts receivable? Q: How debtors play its role in Accounts receivable? Q: Who is responsible for maintaining the Accounts receivable in an organization? Q: How important is Accounts receivable to business? Q: What do you mean by Accounts payable cycle? Q: What is Trial Balance? Q: What is difference between account payable and bills payable? Q: How to account freight cost, handling charges,purchase tax at the time of raising a Purchase Order? Q: What is Reconciliation Statement ? Q: How do you answer this question "what is company code". Q: Is it necessary to create Sundry creditors? Q: What is the meaning of TDS? How it is charged? Q: What is interest on Capital? Q: What is Pool rate? Q: What the procedures or process involved in the preparation for the audit? Q: What is Web Audit? Q: What are the different types of internal audit? Q: What is the difference between an internal audit and the annual external audit? Q: What is Internal Audit? Q: What is meant by Single Audit process? Q: Where is Audit Data Stored? Q: What is meant by computer auditing? Q: What are the reasons for getting audited? Q: What do 'income assessed' and 'non-income assessed' mean? Q: What is authorized share capital? Q: What is paid up share capital? Q: How much depreciation to be calculated for fixed assets older than 5 years? Q: What is accumulated depreciation? Q: What are the journal entries which get passed from asset purchasing to asset retirement?

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What is fictitious assets? What is the difference between the different depreciation methods? What are the activities present in payroll task? What is Payroll Disbursements Journal? What are the steps in Payroll Management? What is the software efficient for carrying out payroll tasks? What is the difference between paycheck and Payslip? How advantage is payroll for small business? What is Payroll Journal?