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Corporate finance test helps you assess crucial advisory and employability skills

Corporate finance advisory test helps you assess the candidate's finance knowledge and understanding of M&A specific scenarios. In addition, this pre-employment hiring test will help you hire the best candidates for advisory profiles.

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Mercer| Mettl's corporate finance advisory test helps recruiters in many ways, including finding a suitable candidate hassle-free, enabling them to make unbiased hiring decisions, and providing granular insights on every subskill. Consequently, it lessens the administrative burden of conducting assessments at scale. This corporate finance test helps find well-versed candidates in the finance and merger and acquisitions (M&A) process.

This test has been designed and developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) to gauge the skill level of candidates, as per industry standards. It is a comprehensive assessment that can assess a candidate's understanding of concepts such as accounting principles, financial statements, valuation and ratio analysis. In addition, Mercer|Mettl's innovative case study simulator has also been included to assess a candidate's analytical and decision-making skills pertaining to an M&A scenario.

Hiring managers can use in-depth insights from the corporate finance advisory test to find the best-fit candidates. In addition, they can conduct assessments in a secure, controlled environment with features such as webcam proctoring, limited system access, and window violation.
They can screen candidates and engage eligible candidates for the next stage of the recruitment process. In addition, Mercer|Mettl's holistic test reports can enable them to gauge the depth and breadth of candidates' knowledge and make objective hiring decisions.

The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions and one case study based question, which assess the knowledge and understanding of:

  • Financial statements and accounting principles
  • Financial valuation and ratio analysis
  • M&A basics and case analysis

Mercer|Mettl's corporate finance advisory test helps to screen the candidates who possess the following skills:
Ability to evaluate potential targets
Ability to provide valuation analysis and strategic alternatives to the clients

Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • Post-graduates (MBA) with work experience of 0-2 years

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Competency Under Scanner

Corporate Finance Advisory - Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)


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