Originally Posted by JSC437
Hello. I have been going on a lot of interviews lately (mostly Corporate Finance jobs) and have been asked about my financial modeling skills. In truth, I have a very basic level of understanding on financial modeling and need to improve my skills/knowledge asap. Any suggestions? Books, online courses, etc..?
I should have taken the financial modeling course in grad school.
I'm guessing you are but if not, I would get very fluent with Excel and Access.
Depending on where you are working you can be modeling in some very odd manner. Some hedge funds do some analysis that will blow any regular financial modelers mind, sometimes its just an advanced way of thinking, other times its just absurd.
If you are interviewing for Corporate Finance you should also be well aware of NPV financial modeling. Being able to create the financial model and then project an NPV etc..
Best way to learn is experience, so I wouldn't worry tooo much about not knowing EVERYTHING, most people are looking for competent workers who can get along with the employees and will be a great fit. If you get the interview with someone working who might end up being your boss, then chances are you are VERY close to getting the job, and he is basically just making sure you are not an ass or someone he just personally cannot stand.