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Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction IndustryRecently 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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GE FMP with CPA?I'm an incoming GE FMP (Financial Management Program) and was just wondering if getting a CPA will be worth it for me. I don't really know what I want to do long-term, but I know I don't plan to ever work in public accounting. I'm thinking after the FMP program to enter into another corporate financ...
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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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Corproate Finance InternshipHey guys I am a junior at a non-target school close to NYC with a 3.0 GPA. Transferring from a CC I have chosen to major in finance. I have been researching into different areas in finance to pursue a future career in. I have no prior internships and I know how important junior year internships a...
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JP Morgan Finance Analyst Development ProgramHi, I recently got an offer for JP Morgan's 2 year Finance Analyst Development Program in Newark, DE. Has anyone gone through this program? What did you think of it? Would you recommend? Any networking opportunities? Any exit ops? I don't see myself caring to live in DE past 2 years so I'm wondering...
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Would an MBA help in switching from IT to FP&ALet's say you have a BS in MIS and work in a call center/help desk type role. You want to switch out of IT, get an MBA from a top 20 school, and work as a Financial Analyst or Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) at a F500. Is that possible? ...
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JP Commercial Banking Hi All, I am fairly new to this site but I wanted to ask some questions about CB. I'm currently a SA in operations at at JP Morgan. Through an internal process, I received an interview for a full time position in the commercial banking analyst program at JP. Does anyone know about the interview proc...
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Transitioning from BB middle office operations (trade management) into Corporate Finance/FP&Ahi all, i have been working at a BB in the middle office in trade management and i am bored to tears with absolutely no room for upward mobility. i have been researching making a move into corporate finance and have been leveraging my connections at some companies (NBCUniversal, Unilever, etc.) to d...
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Corporate Finance / Project Analysis Case Study?hey guys - so as part of an infrastructure IBD interview, I have to complete a project finance case study. it's pretty complicated and im not 100% sure how to approach it. just looking for some opinions. the case study is basically asking to figure out how to finance the construction of a bridge, wh...
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Switching from IB to TreasuryAnyone ever make the switch from IB to treasury? I had a headhunter contact me asking if I'd be interested in working in a treasury analyst-type role at a F1000 co. I told her I'd entertain an interview, so I have the initial phone interview early next week. I can't complain about the current job, ...
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Switching from IB to TreasuryAnyone ever make the switch from IB to treasury? I had a headhunter contact me asking if I'd be interested in working in a treasury analyst-type role at a F1000 co. I told her I'd entertain an interview, so I have the initial phone interview early next week. I can't complain about the current job, ...
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What are the most annoying things your coworkers do in the office.Regardless of industry every office has its own quirks and annoyances. Whether you be in banking, real estate, marketing, if you're in corporate America and on a floor that consists of 50+ people then it is certain that there will be some fucking whack jobs sharing the space along side of you. One o...
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"Quit" FLDP to accept a permanent Analyst role at F500. Need advice.Hello everyone. This is my first time posting on this forum and I am hoping to get some feedback on my current situation. I apologize in advance for the long read. I graduated undergrad from a non-target school with a 3.8 GPA in Finance. Prior to graduation, I accepted an offer to join a FLDP with ...
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BMW Global Leadership Development ProgramDoes anyone have any information at all about the GLDP program that BMW Group offers? Its an 18 month rotational program with 3 months spent in Munich, 3 months in another foreign office, and 12 months rotating through different BMW groups. During the program you rotate through various groups rangin...
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How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior?I am a rising junior at a well known state school who just switched my major to Finance, with a 3.4 GPA. Because I switched late, I have to stay an extra year and so technically I'm going into my 4th year atm. Last summer I had an Client Strategy internship at a well known company - but no direct fi...
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Non-Target, interested in Leveraged FinanceHi! I've been following a few posts on WSO for a while now, and figured I'd try my hand and see if I can garner some good advice from everyone on here. I'm a rising second-year student at a huge, "non-target", state university. I'm pretty interested in leveraged finance (my interests may change as...
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Non Target, Looking for advice into Leveraged FinanceHi! I've been following a few posts on WSO for a while now, and figured I'd try my hand and see if I can garner some good advice from everyone on here. I'm a rising second-year student at a huge, "non-target", state university. I'm pretty interested in leveraged finance (my interests may change as...
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Non Target, Looking for advice into Leveraged FinanceHi! I've been following a few posts on WSO for a while now, and figured I'd try my hand and see if I can garner some good advice from everyone on here. I'm a rising second-year student at a huge, "non-target", state university. I'm pretty interested in leveraged finance (my interests may change as...
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New gig FP&A - What should I know before I start? + potential pathsHello Monkeys, I just landed a FP&A gig with a F10 company. My background is not in Finance nor Accounting, so I'd like to ask you guys what do you recommend I do before I start? Should I brush up on any skills or they'll give me everything (assume that's the norm)? Also, what is the normal path...
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Looking to do Corporate Finance in Asia/SGHi, I am looking to do CF in Asia. I do not have direct experience so I am looking at smaller players. Came across firms such as Rothschild, Prime Partners, and others. Anyone heard of these firms before? Is the CF in these mid level firms similar to those banks? definitely not referring to big bank...
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How easy is to move from audit into M&A within Big 4 and then into IB?I am starting a role in audit at one of the Big 4 (London office) in September, in the audit team where I'll hopefully gain the ACA after 3 years. My ultimate/eventual aim is to move into the M&A arm of an Investment bank. I've heard that an internal move in a big 4 firm into CF/M&A first i...
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How easy is to move from audit into M&A within Big 4 and then into IB?I am starting a role in audit at one of the Big 4 (London office) in September, in the audit team where I'll hopefully gain the ACA after 3 years. My ultimate/eventual aim is to move into the M&A arm of an Investment bank. I've heard that an internal move in a big 4 firm into CF/M&A first i...
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Need help with technology/pro systems for a start-upPretend you have just been made an executive at a start-up. The way the business is working out, you are legitimately expecting to have 100 customers, a revenue stream of $1, and a valuation of $25-50M. The problem is that the current CEO and founder is running his business on Excel and Notepad. Wh...
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Breaking Into Corp. Banking Without Previous ExperienceI'm currently interning for a relatively reputable PWM group at a BB and have been for about a year now. So far, it is sort of established that I will be receiving a FT offer with the group given our relationship and my performance, but I'm starting to have serious doubts about if this is what I wan...
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Salary for post-MBA FP&A Analyst at F500?I'm thinking about going T25 MBA, and then finding a Senior Financial Analyst position at a F500. I have a BA in Accounting and a CPA license. How much could I make as a Sr. Financial Analyst at a large southern city (Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, etc.)? Is there a large difference between FP&A sa...
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