The Wall Street Oasis corporate finance, Development and Strategy Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the corporate finance, development and strategy industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To v...
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Hello WSO Monkeys and Primates, I will be interning at Boeing for the upcoming summer and was wondering if any former/ current interns could share some tips and advice on what to expect of the business internship. I will be at their St. Louis plant working on the Defense & Space side. Thank you...
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What are your thoughts on MetLife's Corp Dev, M&A Group and career options afterwards? I know that a lot of people enter the position after having working in IB for a few years, but how would the experience differ as a newhire right out of college? Based off of what I have been fed for the past ...
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Moving into newly formed Corp Dev/ M&A role and trying to assess what tools we need. Advice on best content/data at best prices? Factset, BBG, CapIQ, Dealogic. Any others I should look at? And what is the pricing like? Small team so probably only need 2 seats. Is there one tool that does it all?...
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Anybody know what life is like at these companies after you get your MBA? I've searched their websites and have found some useful info but nothing about salary or work-life balance. I work in Energy right now for a different major but would be open to moving after getting a part-time MBA from a ta...
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Hi everyone, First off, thank you for taking the time to answer this question! I am currently a senior in an undergrad program at a Big Ten University (think OSU, PSU, UMCP) and I am having difficulty getting interview opportunities with top tech companies (ex: Amazon, Apple, Netflix) and startups. ...
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Hello, I had my phone interview for the 2013 Wells Fargo Financial analyst program for two weeks ago and am awaiting to hear back from HR if I made it to the final round office interview. This is the program in various cities and you may be placed in Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Banking, etc....
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Hello everyone, I am currently a first year FP&A analyst at a medium size company in the bay area. My current job duties consist of variance analysis on OpEx from our business operations, helping with the planning process by forecasting headcount and OpEx, and a variety of ad-hoc request my mana...
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anyone here take an interest in programming (SQL, VBA, Python, etc.), dashboards/reporting/business intelligence or other types of data analysis? has it helped you directly in your career? has it helped you to make career pivots or changes? thoughts? ...
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I'm trying to switch to a job in corporate finance. I'm one year out of college with a degree in finance and a year of tax accounting experience (not very applicable). My knowledge in these areas are rusty. Could someone point me in the direction of some good resources to help me hone the following ...
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Hi guys! I just received two offers. One from a banking consulting firm, and the other from one of the top four audit firms for a position in corporate finance. The offer from the consulting firm is much more lucrative, but I'm not sure what's the right option in terms of long-term prospects. Any a...
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I'm a first year analyst in a finance rotation program at a F100, and my company will pay for most of a graduate degree. The schools near me don't have any part time grad degrees that I find particularly prestigious, interesting, or that I qualify for at this early stage in my career. For example a ...
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Hi everyone, About two weeks ago I had a call with a finance manager at a large tech company that is by far my top choice to work for after i finish my MSF. I think the call went really well as I had a lot of solid questions for him and answers for his fit questions. He knew I wanted to join their F...
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I'm an Accounting and MIS major that is looking for opportunities to join an FLDP in technology, CPG, Pharma, or retail. At my school, only one F500 have established recruiting for their FLDP. What advice do you have for me to when applying to other companies like Microsoft, GE, General Mills, and o...
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All, Does anyone know much about this program? Comparison to GE FMP? Exit opps? B school placement? etc. ...
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Recently received a summer internship offer for Ford corporate finance. Does anyone have experience with the program, and how it could translate into exit opps/full time recruiting/advancement? Aiming for corporate finance/development roles down the line. ...
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Hello, I'm currently working on an assignment which is about the Alibaba IPO process, in more detail right now I'm working on the Underwriting process. I hope someone can help me from here! https://goo.gl/8SlAOc (The link to the prospectus) On page 16 (Prospectus Summary > The offering) it is men...
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Senior that got accepted into 2nd round interviews for FLDP. What do I expect there? What kind of interviews? What kind of case study? Thanks ...
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Hello all, To give some background, I am a senior accounting major and I interned with a F500 this past summer and was fortunate enough to receive an offer to their FLDP. The deadline for acceptance is approaching and I am most likely going to end up asking for an extension. The reason for having ...
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I have an interview coming up with a bank that has product specialists in larger cities and needs a relationship manager to maintain client relationships locally. But does anyone know in detail what this job entails in practice? The internet is almost empty when it comes to this topic. ...
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anyone here with experience in both? is one preferable over the other? does one typically have less stress or constraints (i'm thinking private)? ...
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As we all finished our super days this past Wednesday and Thursday I figured Id make a form to discuss both our experience and if we have heard back yet. Location: Boston Position: Full Time ...
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Profile: 1st year FA in a small plant at F500 company, graduated BA in accounting with 120 units (can sit on CPA exam, but licensure) 5 years ago. Was an corp accountant at small private company after graduation. Question: What I am currently concerning about is that I heard that if I would like to ...
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Guys, The application procedure for KPMG's Deal Advisory Rotation Program (M&A, TS, Restructuring, Valuation, Debt Advisory) constists of (1) CV/cover letter, (2) online tests, (3) interview with recruiter and manager, and (4) superday. I'm having my superday later this week, which consists of: ...
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Hi Guys, I wanted to know what would the interview process be for an applicant with a Political Science degree for the Wells Fargo FAP. I have a diverse background in terms of internships, but I've never worked in a bank, I'm basically into business operations/development for Non-Profit organizati...
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I interviewed recently for the FCLDP After reading a little bit of the reviews on glassdoor it doesn't seem to be your typical f500 finance rotational program. Seems like the exit opps and the skills developed are not that great. Apparently you're in collections for a year? Does anyone know more abo...
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Hi WSO, I have some interviews coming up for commercial banking analyst positions and was hoping that someone who currently works in commercial/corporate banking could provide me with a template for writing a credit review for a new or outstanding transaction (i.e. a term loan or revolver). It would...
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I am currently employed in equity research at a regional firm and am interested in making a switch to corporate finance. In addition to the fact that my firm is struggling to compete and the analysts that I was hired to support have left the firm, the outlook for equity research as a profession app...
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Quick bio: been an insurance broker at one of the top 3 shops (Marsh, Aon, Willis) for the last 2 1/2 years after finishing my BA in econ. Very seriously considering a career change into corp finance, and specifically FP&A (main reasons: wanting a more stimulating/challenging job & not havin...
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Hey guys, I'm wondering what the exit ops are like (if any) from internal ERM at a F100? -For the last 15 months I've been doing FP&A at a F100 as my first job out of college -Now I have two offers on the table, a senior analyst in FP&A at a new company, or internal ERM at my current company...
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I've got 10+yrs of corporate finance experience all within industry. The experience is diverse and includes M&A, restructures, divestitures, strategy development, performance improvement, digital transformation. I am looking to transition into fund management and/ or corporate advisory, and woul...
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Hey everybody, I am currently a staff in B4 audit. I have come to realize that audit is not for me, and working in IB no longer interests me. Recently, I received a job offer to be an assistant controller for a small ($20m) company. I would get about a $40k pay bump. I know that isn't a lot of mone...
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Hi! Guys can you advice summer school or courses (2017) in corporate finance? ...
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Freshman year (about 3 years ago) I purchased an item on-campus for a cheap price. The police found the guy who sold the item to me and a couple of weeks later the police came and talked to me about it. Because the price that I paid for the item was so cheap, they said I must have known that the i...
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Hi, So I just got a 1st round for one of my dream jobs in banking / corporate dev. On my resume when I applied, I had around a 3.5, and this was my grades from 2 semester ago. The last semester (spring) before my summer internship wasn't finalized due to a horrific event where one of my friends comm...
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if ever, in FP&A? i've heard such varying job responsibilities from others in this line of work that make me think there must be some interesting/challenging aspects to it. for instance, i once spoke with someone who worked in FP&A for a major airline. one of his projects was to analyze the...
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In order to make myself as indispensable as possible within the organization and more attractive for when i'm ready to make a move? we obviously have our busier times where there is absolutely no free time, but we also have instances where there is a lot of opportunity to improve processes or build ...
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Tax accountant here - not yet designated (Toronto, new senior after 2 years). I do transaction (mostly sell-side) and corporate advisory, pre-close restructuring, fund extraction/recap, pre-raise/expansion reorgs, etc. Not advising from business side, just making transactions more tax efficient. I ...
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What could I expect in terms of salary for a role like this? Anyone have an idea? I appreciate it. The Corporate Banking Portfolio Manager 2 will focus on structuring and executing transactions and support more senior staff with financial/credit analysis for corporate customers. Duties may include:...
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Currently in my 3rd year as a corp banking analyst and pretty much looking to get out ASAP. Mainly looking for a better work/life balance. Had an interview with an F500 for an FP&A role, but pay cut was too much from my current base (-$15k). For those of you who made the jump or are in the same ...
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Hi everyone, I have an upcoming interview with the corporate development and strategy team of Bloomberg. Has anybody interviewed there before? If so, what type of questions do they ask? behavioral? technical finance questions? case study? It would be great if you could share your personal experi...
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Has anyone heard of companies that offer secondment or sabbatical opportunities to early career (1-4 years of experience) associates? I'm particularly interested in secondments, basically temporary "loaning" of employees to other companies to do projects that give them new experiences and new skills...
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For the past 6 years that I've been out of college I've either worked as an analyst or a "Controller" or "Business Unit Manager" for a business unit for a larger company (> $2 billion per year in revenue for parent co. I did management reporting, budgeting, presenting plans to Senior Management ...
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Fellow Monkeys, I have an interview coming up for a corporate development role with a large aerospace & defense company (Lockheed, Boeing, United Tech, General Dynamics) and would appreciate any insight on what to prepare for in terms of potential questions or skills tests. To give you more cont...
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What exactly does it mean "to finance a trade deficit"? I mean, when does a trade deficit really need to be financed? I'm asking because if a company just buys for example Chinese products, it doesn't really need to finance them if it has enough cash on hand. Any explanation will be greatly appreci...
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Background: First year credit analyst with Wells Fargo Capital Finance FAP Program. It's Asset Based Lending.... I know it isn't IBD but I am really loving the program. The pay is solid, but the real value IMO comes from the great deal I've been able to learn about. On top of that, my coworkers are ...
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Hi all, I am wondering if anyone can provide more insight about the Leadership Development Program for BB&T. I know that it is a 9 month program of credit training in Winston Salem North Carolina (their HQ) and after that you get placed into a role. Im wondering if there is any guarantee that yo...
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I saw some accounts receivables position at HSBC, careers in corporate finance, and then ran across another at a non-bank company. From what I have read so far skills developed = financial analysis, business analysis, decision making. Though I am not quite sure to what extent since each place has th...
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Guys, I have never posted a discussion here before, but I am hoping some of you all might be able to help me out a bit. I am a Corporate development professional (sr analyst, 2 juniors under me, I report to the director of corp dev and the two of us do meaningfully all the M&A work and report ...
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Anybody know anything about Cargill's SBD Associate rotational program for MBAs? Comp/location/progression etc? ...
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Hi champs, I am 3 years out of college and have been working in analytics/corp fin/strategy. I took a few accounting & finance classes in school (contemplated a career in banking back then but never made the cut) and have friends working in banking, so I know excel, the lingos, concepts, what DC...
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I know there has been on lot of discussion around this in the past and I just wanted provide those interested with my experience. I was an analyst in corp banking at a strong middle market bank. We have the same base and bonus as our IB counterparts (again, this is just my experience). We see simili...
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Hi guys, Have a question, got a case study where a wine company sold its vineyard and decided to purchase all of its grapes and processes themselves. What ratios do you normally look at to find out why the decision was made and that is the right way to go? I was thinking of fixed asset turnover or a...
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So my company is raising capital. We are dealing with investors and have agreed upon a $5 million pre-money valuation. Based on the number of shares outstanding, the current share price works out to $0.3931 or a more precise calculation is $0.39306229 A new investor is coming in and wants to give...
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have had a major change of heart and realized i don't want to be in banking/ deal making environment. looking for advice on how to get into a solid f500 program after ive done internships at boutique ib and pe? Mainly looking for structured program w/ brand name/ ...
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i know what ops is at a broker dealer. but what is ops in F500 or even much smaller companies? for instance a contact of mine has recently started working in "operations" at a sexy startup in san francisco. it just seems like a kind of catch-all job title. but is there a typical description of what ...
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Hey all, Just curious on anyone's advice on attending a three-month intense data science bootcamp. Personally, I worked in ER for almost two years after undergrad and I've been doing some data science on the side for fun over the past few months while working part-time for a small fintech company. I...
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Virtual Reality VC firm exposed Link labeled the "Valley's Party Animal" in Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-28/rothenberg-ventures-silicon-valley-s-party-animal ...
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Currently I am a college freshman and have been really interested in accounting and investing in general for 3-4 years now. My end goal is to become a CFO and I would like to start in accounting preferably at a big 4 firm to build from. After a few years I would like to go back to school and get an ...
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I'm graduating in May from undergrad, and am evaluating two programs. Boeing 3-4 year program Puget Sound Area (Renton/Everett) 55k starting salary Particularly attracted to the brand name, stability of career, and doors it will open in the future. Pay is a bit low but the Puget Sound region is not ...
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Hello lads and ladies, I'm working for a Corporate Financing and Advisory firm in Beijing, and have recently come across the power of Bloomberg Terminal, as well as had a demonstration in their office. For a small firm, $25k USD pa might be hard to justify, though for the work we do, and the busines...
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Hi everyone, I am currently in the final stages of my bachelor degree in Business at Vienna School of Business and Economics (Austria, Europe). I will finish Jan-2017 with 1.00 (best GPA possible) and will take till Sep-2018 to gain some experience doing multiple internships which brings me to my qu...
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Anyone ever been on the buy-side of an acquisition, in which you over-valued the target's value? Today I had to meet with accounting/finance/B.I. of company I work at to discuss reasons why I messed up on an acquisition. The acquisition closed a few months ago, and we are just now realizing that the...
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Just trying to learn more about corporate finance in general, but anyways I'm meeting w/ an alum next week who's a principal at Deloitte. I looked into their programs for undergrads, and granted I've seen some people on LinkedIn w/ profile descriptions as "IB analyst at Deloitte." I'm mostly curious...
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I am working on the factory financial model. Therefore, depreciation costs of the Plant and Equipment are included in COGS, as these fixed assets are used in the direct production of the inventory. My question is - as far as all the fixed assets company owns is just an equipment that is used in dire...
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I was recommended to do an AMA thread by the good people in this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-bus... While as that one was from the perspective of a first year auditor, I myself am a third year one (well 2.5 years in). As background I work in London auditing corporate clie...
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Hi, So I recently applied to the Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Program 2016, this is the full time position. I applied mid march and my application status just moved from "Applied" to "Review" I can only think this is more good than bad. Has anyone else who has applied for this program or other p...
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I'm looking to move from industry to corporate advisory, I've managed M&A transactions, debt & equity financing, restructures, capital planning, strategy development, performance improvement. Despite by experience, it is challenging to find opportunities to move into corporate advisory, whic...
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maybe it's just my industry, or perhaps more specifically, my company, but it seems many eople who started in FP&A or commercial finance roles actually move to other parts of the organization. sure, some go into M&A or strategy but i've seen many others move into somewhat different career pa...
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Question for those of you in Big 4. I'm currently a Senior in an office on the East Coast, and looking to make my way out West. I don't want to be in public for more than another year, and am looking to transition into an fp&a role. I've been applying to positions with companies in the city I...
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Hey guys, How is Market Value of Equity calculated for an unlisted company? Using comps? how? What if the comps aren't comparable? Use book value of equity? Thanks! ...
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I currently have two potential job offers but I am not sure which route will help me get into corporate finance down the years. Just a little back story- I finished my undergrad last year with a non-business degree and took up a marketing analyst internship, which transitioned into full-time, at a...
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I am a 3rd year analyst in an ABL group at a BB. As I head into my third-year, I am wondering what my exit opps would be. I've asked other people in the industry what some exit opps will be, and it seems like most people stay in credit or either go to the relationship management side, which I do not...
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Hello everyone, I am working in a Private banking Due to the market turmoil, the private banking business is sharking all around the world. Principally the business is driven by NNM (net new money) and Market effect. (which will increase AuM and increase asset related revenues) Points I'd like to ...
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I have been searching but found mainly inactive users. Most threads had relatively recent posts, but mainly people trying to figure out a few things. Would be good to hear from you. And, if you could drop some tips on how to hit the ground running that would awesome. ...
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I am "graduating" from a FLDP program (coming up on my 2 years at a F500) and I am trying to move on and find another Corp Fin role at a F500. I simply do not see myself staying at this company because it has a slow and bureaucratic culture and I really want to switch to a different firm. I wanted s...
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Is the "Corporate & Institutional Clients and corporate finance" internship at Standard Chartered Bank their IBD internship? I know that generally, for SCB's other internships such as in Commercial Banking or Wealth Management, their interviews are composed of purely resume-related and behaviour...
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I'm a first year Cornell Johnson MBA student and I'm wondering what the chances are of getting a corp dev/strat role without a 2 year IB stint? ...
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We provide effective Term Paper Writing Service helping our users with real time benefits. Here we offer you the best assignment help according to your requirements. ...
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Does anyone have any information on what the new Johnson & Johnson FLDP starting salary is? I've heard through the grapevine that they bumped it up. ...
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Hi all, Next year summer I'll be completing my 2-year analyst program at a top BB in corporate finance here in NYC and am thinking about moving to Florida. My only problem with this is that my current position gives me really great exposure and looks really good on my resume, but it wouldn't be poss...
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I'm looking for jobs in Canada in investment banking, corporate banking or derivatives at executive director ...
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Hello WSO Community, I recently started my first full time job and feel extremely shorted. I was told this position would be mostly corporate development with a lot of focus on M&A deals. However, so far all I have done is quarterly/monthly reporting and some treasury focused things. The role ha...
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Recently guys I have started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world. It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard of because the c...
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LONDON - July 19, 2016 - BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC," or "the Company") a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the businesses of Sunrise Brokers Group ("Sunri...
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Anyone know of any reputable and legitimate healthcare corporate strategy groups that involve long range strategic planning (3-5 years) hiring at the associate/manager level? ...
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LONDON, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC" or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that Dean Berry will be joining BGC Partners1 as an Executive Managing Director in its...
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Our Financial Services business provides a full range of trade execution and broker-dealer services. The benefit of BGC's integrated platform is that it gives customers flexibility and choice in price discovery, execution and processing of their transactions, through voice, hybrid, or fully electron...
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I am looking to apply to fldps this year and have not been able to find out when they start recruiting. Are they on the same timeline as banks or are they later in the year? ...
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Effective marketing is needed in order to succeed in business. With effective marketing skills, an entrepreneur can turn even the dreariest of businesses into a gold mine. The right marketing skills can help a person attract the market to his or her business. However, the rights skills may not be en...
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Hi guys, little background information on myself: I am going to be a senior, undergrad finance student at a Big Ten university (think IU, MSU, UofI type school). I just completed an audit internship at EY however, I hated accounting and used to be an accounting major but just switched over to finan...
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Hey guys, I'm an equity analyst covering TMT stocks for a BB in San Francisco (1st year VP) after a stint in management consulting, and I'd really like to make a transition to Corporate Development in LA (in the entertainment industry). I know my background isn't a perfect fit, but am I deluding mys...
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Lets say that I was able to have a successful business venture or do tech sales for 3/4 years post graduation. Then go back to get a MS in Accounting. Would being older be a disadvantage for Big 4 hiring or might it even be a *plus* since you have more verifiable and actionable experience. I guess ...
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Hey all - I will be graduating from a top 20 MBA interested in a career in corporate finance for a technology company. Spent my whole career in corporate finance roles too. Question: what is the starting salary for a recent MBA grad in the tech sector? I have 8 years of corporate finance experie...
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Hi guys, Got an assignment question that I am unsure of and would greatly appreciate any help. I have calculated EV and the question is asking for equity value. To derive to Equity Value, do I deduct book value of debt (taken from balance sheet or Deduct EV by target debt based on D/V ratio? And why...
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I'm currently an engineer in the aerospace division of a F50 company. I've been in our engineering rotation program for about 2 years now and almost at the tail end of my rotation which means I'll have to pick a permanent group for the next few years. Throughout my rotations I've realized 2 things -...
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