Financial Management Assessment


Financial Management Assessment


The Financial Management Test is designed to assess various skill levels and competencies in the financial management of a company. The test is specifically geared towards assessing the skill level and basic knowledge of 1) financial markets and interest rates, 2) the financial management of working capital, 3) the determination of optimal capital structure and firm valuation, 4) accounting and controlling, 5) applying financial planning and decision support principles, and 6) understanding business combinations and restructurings. These are the concepts and areas of knowledge that the finance manager must deal with on a daily basis. The target audience would be those persons applying for managerial and staff positions in financial planning and analysis; financial and cost accounting (CFO, Controller, Accounting Manager) including managerial positions in receivables, payables and inventory; and treasury management/staff functions.

Tests for Corporate Tax Accounting, Payroll Management, Partnership Tax Accounting, and Cost Accounting are also available.


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Total Questions 45
Question Types Multiple Choice
Competencies Tested Working Capital Management
Firm Valuation & Capital Structure
Accounting & Controlling
Planning & Decision Support
Financial Markets and Interest Rates
Business Combinations & Restructurings
Tasks Tested Factoring Receivables
Managing Marketable Securities
Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio
Sources of Short-Term Funds
Inventory Management
Understanding Risk
Solvency Financial Ratios
Portfolio Theory
Cash Management
Factors Influencing Capital Structure
Cost of Capital
Risk Analysis
Dividend Policy
Ratios to Evaluate Capital Structure
Management Objectives
Sources of Long-Term Funds
Statement of Cash Flows
Responsibility Accounting
Management Information System Controls
Financial Statement Ratio Analysis
Direct Costing and Contribution Margin
Internal Financial Control
Variable Costs
Ratio and Trend Analysis
Understanding Financial Statements
Variance Analysis
Incremental (Direct) Costing Analysis
Cost/Volume/Profit Analysis
Uncertainty in Decision Making
The Planning Process
Financial Techniques Used in Capital Budgeting
Capital Budgeting
The Time Value of Money
Tax Planning
Interest Rates
Federal Reserve Board Actions
Types of Financial Markets
Types of Markets
Types of Business Combinations
Reasons for Business Combinations
Evaluating Business Combinations