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Finance Basic Questions, Arti Iyer F019

1. I am an electronics engineer graduated from K.J.Somaiya college of


engineering Mumbai in 2013.Then I joined Accenture as Associate software
engineer and worked in an internal project as a testing resource. I was also
trained in cloud computing CRM called Salesforce.com
2. I am a self driven and motivated person. I served as IEEE KJSCEs treasurer
during my final year engineering. I had the opportunity to handle complete
finance of the council. The role involved budgeting, planning, managing
the funds for various activities round the year. This made me realise the
importance of knowledge of finance for efficient management . This also
aroused a quest in me to learn finance for management of projects. So I
am here to do my MBA in finance.
4. I see myself as a senior analyst in a financial institution 5 years down the
line. My long term goal is to become a Vice President in 10 years.
5. My strengths are self drive or self motivation, honesty, patience till
perfection, optimism, presence of mind, altruism. My weakness are key
attention to details, forgetfulness, addiction to social networking sites like
facebook.
6. The following are the instances when I use my strengths:
Self drive / Self motivation: This helps me to initiate fruitful activity into
any project I am entrusted .I try to initiate work and ideas, motivate
myself and my team to achieve it.
When I was serving as Research and development head in IEEE I initiated
idea of robots with claws, structured the idea, conveyed and motivated my
team to implement it.
Honesty: I try to be honest and sincere in whatever task I do.I try to
everything as per ethics. This makes me win the trust of people and hence
I am entrusted responsible roles. Like I was R&D head in third year
engineering, I went to gain a responsible role of treasurer in final year.
Patience till perfection: I will work on any project patiently till perfection is
achieved. This help me maintain the quality of deliverables and ensures
higher job satisfaction. The quality of work I do was appreciated in
Accenture and I could handle the testing of a complete method which is a
huge responsibility rarely entrusted to a junior.
7. My approach to overcome weaknesses:
Forgetfulness: To overcome this I make a to-do list everyday.
Procrastination: I have set up my mobile and laptop wall paper as
Procrastination is the thief of time. This keeps me on my toes.
Addiction to social networking: I use facebook only once at night after
dinner only for 5 minutes.
8. The greatest professional achievement is within a year of joining
Accenture and few months into the testing project I was given
responsibility of handling the complete testing of a method which is
usually a responsibility entrusted to a senior 2 levels above mine.
Personal Achievement: My father was suffering from serious illness when I
was in my third year engineering. I gave tuitions along with studies and
tried to meet extra household expenses though it was not a necessity my
parents could handle them well. It gave me a sense of satisfaction of
greatest achievement in my life!

Finance Basic Questions, Arti Iyer F019


9. With my experience in corporate and IEEE I bring to the table qualities like
team spirit, cooperation, optimism. With my qualities like self motivation,
Self drive I can keep the team spirit high in terms of crisis. Also with my
strengths like patience till perfection, optimism will help me handle
problems effectively even in terms of crisis. This will add value to the
teams I work with as well as to the organisation as a whole.
10.You should not hire me because I have a keen eye for details. This may
extend the deadlines at times. Else I see no reason to not hire me.
11.My hobby is singing carnatic music. I never found a professional teacher
for high level music in my locality so did not have a chance to learn its
intricacies in detail. It takes nearly 10 years to be trained well and master
the art of music if you get a good teacher. Given a chance I would love to
learn it as a hobby to gain knowledge.
12.I believe everyone is a manager in his life. The first manager we all come
in contact with is our mother who handles family- a team of people,
finance-day to day expenses, operations etc. But given the formal training
you would be a great manager with detailed knowledge handling the team
and activities more effectively.MBA prepares for efficient decision making
through its curriculum and pedagogy like case study methodology.
Engineers can be good managers but for managerial roles EQ is more
important than IQ best example is Rahul Yadav of Housing.com. So
Engineers can be managers but I feel managers with MBA can serve
better.
13.With my corporate knowledge coupled with excellent team spirit,
optimism, desire to learn. I will always be up for new ideas. I can keep the
team motivated and help them achieve the goals . My qualities like
excellence in delivery, equal opportunities to everyone will help my peers.
Not only that but my out of the box thinking will help in unique product
development and help the peers to learn and my firm grow.

Finance Basic Questions, Arti Iyer F019