What makes you a good financial manager? Do you have all of the skills requested as detailed in the job description?
Here's where a well prepared elevator speech could make a difference. Be prepared at any time to launch into portions of your elevator speech that would best articulate your value to the employer. Most job descriptions contain specific skills required to perform the job successfully. Interviewers will ask very exact questions about these skills in order to gauge how qualified you are and how proficient you are with each of them. Very exact answers are expected in response. Maintain a positive attitude when being asked questions designed to uncover something negative about you. Avoid negativity and put a positive spin on your response and address how you learn and grow. If you think your response might not completely answer their question, follow up with a question of your own. Try to uncover any objections or shortfalls in your response and address them before moving onto the next topic.