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Interview prep for strategy internship with global media/broadcasting companyHi guys, first post here. I am a 2nd year student currently attending a British university, and I was advanced to the last stage of recruitment with a global broadcasting company (mkt cap ~ $15bn), for the position of summer intern in their strategy department (trend analysis, strategy analysis, str...
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Financial Modeling for Corporate Finance?Hey guys, looking into breaking into corporate finance and was wondering what the best self study financial modeling program out there? I have solid excel skills but am a novice when it comes to financial modeling. Also, am a novice when it comes to VBA/macros. I want to learn how to do financial v...
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Intra-Company Finance AnalystGuys, What is your opinion on an "intra-company" finance analyst position? From what I've understood after talking to the person currently in this position, his job is to develop and maintain the most efficient corporate structure possible across the subsidiaries around EMEA (his role is particularl...
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In corporate FP&A - CFA, CPA, or MBA?I'm about to finish my first year of FP and A as a financial analyst. Most of what I do is forecasting, budgeting, variance explanation, consolidating reporting, and training operations folk. I have also recently passed L1 of the CFA. I want to become a financial analyst (and some day a senior finan...
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Qualifications for Financial Analyst roles at F500s?Hey everyone, Got a chance to look at some openings for Financial Analyst positions at F500 healthcare companies since I am hoping to transition into a financial analyst role in healthcare/pharma from my Internal Audit gig at a F500 financial services company eventually. I was really surprised to s...
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GE FMP Assessment Center (EMEA)Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has had an assessment center with them before? I was told there would be a Finance test and several interviews. Any insight on his would be really helpful. ...
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Can you make great money in coporate finance without working in a top area?Like if I wanted to work in Ohio and not New York or Los Angeles ...
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How Difficult is it to Switch Industries in CF?Hi WSOers, The duration of my FLDP (CPG industry) is 3 years. I've read around that it's quite easy to switch industries in CF, which is something that I'm not very sure of myself. My goal is to move over to the following (in order of preference): (1) O&G; (2) Tech; (3) Healthcare. From what I u...
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Compensation: Corp Development roles Vs FP&A/Accounting rolesIf my end goal is F500 Leadership Roles, looking purely from a compensation perspective, would FLDP (accounting) be better than the Corporate Development/IB route? My reasons for FLDP being a better route (please correct me if I'm wrong): - The salary for corporate development is very similar to th...
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For those of you working in Tech CF - What's your experience been like?Hi everyone, I have met many CF people across virtually all industries except for Tech, especially top Tech firms like Facebook, Apple, Tesla, and Amazon, and I am very interested in what's it like doing CF for these firms. For those of you that have worked, have worked, or know people that have wor...
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What corporate jobs could I do with an MBA in finance?With a BA in Accounting, experience working as a corporate accountant and financial analyst, CPA license, and MBA in finance from a top 20 ranked program, what are some very realistic careers I could qualify for? Here are my preferences for a job from highest to least: Work-life balance, comfortable...
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Will corporate finance jobs still be around in 10 years' time?This is not news; there are numerous articles floating around detailing how automation could very soon wipe out a large portion of the "less-strategic" jobs. The accountant job is often mentioned as having one of the highest chances of becoming automated. While this is foreseeable on the Controlling...
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I'm so confused... I want to go from the FP&A team to Accounting team?!Based on my entire time at uni and now with a few months under my belt working as a FA in an FP&A team, it's safe to say someone in finance that wants to transition to accounting is rare... I wanted to ask the forum... does my logic make sense? and am I justified? TBH, I'll preface by stating I'...
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Having Second Thoughts About Sticking Around in AuditingHi everyone, I've been reflecting a bit on my busy season and discussing with people at the firm what I want to do, and I think I'm coming to the conclusion that auditing might not be what I want to do long-term and am kind of second-guessing my decision to go with Big 4 vs a Rotation Program out of...
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Where would you start in building out an FP&A and Strategy team?Hi all, I’ve recently started as a Sr. Financial Analyst reporting to the CFO of a global business unit, which does $300M in sales. At the moment it’s just me and the CFO. He is also fairly new to the role (previously Controller in another BU). I have the opportunity to build out the previously ...
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Corporate career paths, pay scales!Hello all I have been having trouble locating job progression/paths and pay scales for this industry but I'm very interested in the courses I've taken in corporate finance. I wanted to know if taking this leap will is a good option for someone intending on being the breadwinner. I'm currently intern...
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Advice for a sub-division within credit analysisHello everyone, I have been reading here for a while but this is my first post. So apologies if this is not the right place to post. To give you a bit of background, I will be interning with S&P this summer and was given the opportunity to pick my favorite two divisions within credit analysis di...
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Optum/UnitedHealth Group Corporate Development - M&A analystDoes anybody know if UnitedHealth Group corporate development is worth pursuing? Some of the top finance students at my school have gone there the last couple of years, but I'm not sure if I should target that role or IBD. Would it limit me to healthcare? Heard anything about the quality of the gro...
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Cargill SBDAnybody know anything about Cargill's SBD Associate rotational program for MBAs? Comp/location/progression etc? ...
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Modeling a Private Company Acquiring Another Private CompanyI see lots of resources for modeling the acquision of a public company by another public company. But I have seen very little resources for modeling a private co acquiring another private co. Can anyone point to some resources or give a detailed explanation of how it is done? For example, private co...
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DaVitaDoes anyone know about the healthcare company DaVita? It's a top tier employer based in Denver that hires candidates from blue-chip backgrounds. What are your impressions of it? What have you heard about it? How does the redwoods rotational program compare to others? (GE FMP, Johnson & Johnson, ...
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Military to Corporate Finance Post-MBAThe question is, what level would I recruit to post-MBA; analyst or senior analyst, knowing I have a substantial handicap of no prior CF experience? Also, is there anything I need to start working on now to get up to speed to bring relevant knowledge to my internship or should I simply learn it in m...
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Entry-level enterprise systems for small familly businesses (500k to 5M annual revenue)Let's say you're a business that's wayyy too small to be using COGNOS, Hyperion, or SAP, but you want something more sophisticated Excel and MS Access. Let's also assume you're on your way to being a legit and have already invested in Quickbooks. What enterprise solution would you use to do your bus...
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2.5 years in Big Four audit: Ask Me AnythingI 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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