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BG/SBLC Offer for lease or purchaseI am direct mandate to the managing director of Raystorm Investments Ltd which is one of the leading UK based financial service company that specializes in procurement of bank instruments such as Bank Guarantee(BG), Standby Letter of Credit(SBLC) , Letter Of Credit (LC) from AAA rated banks. We are ...
05 months 4 days ago
72 years 7 months ago
"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 ...
46 months 2 weeks ago
$100,000,000.00 + CEO Golden ParachutesCheck out this report highlighting some of the most lucrative CEO severance packages since 2000. Pretty insane if you ask me. This is obviously not typical, but now I'm curious about what typical severance packages are like for F500 CEOs. Moreover, what are they like for other executives? Anyone wit...
164 years 4 hours ago
'low level' finance jobsWhat is WSO opinion on 'industry' jobs at SME type companies? For example: Credit Risk Analyst @ a mortgage firm Underwriter @ an insurance company (if you consider this a finance job) Financial Analyst @ a manufacturing firm The reason I ask is, it seems as if everyone here is hell bent on getting ...
133 years 7 months ago
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03 years 1 month ago
1st year FLDP - thinking about quitting the program. Help please.Hi everyone, Just as the title states, I'm thinking about quitting the program soon. A little about myself: I graduated from a non-target university with a average GPA with a degree in Finance. Like a lot of fellow students, i didn't really know what i wanted to do with my life. By the time i learnt...
1111 months 4 weeks ago
2.5 years in Big Four audit: Ask Me AnythingI was recommended to do an AMA thread by the good people in this thread: 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...
385 months 2 weeks ago
2.99 GPA. Should I even bother?So I'm going to UC Berkeley and just finished my first semester as a junior and I ended up with a 2.99 GPA. I don't think I can do banking anymore and other internships are asking for a 3.0+. I don't know what I can do. I really want an internship this summer. Can anyone help me, or at least put me...
443 years 10 months ago
29 years old working in middle office at a BB, do I have any chance?Been trying to get into an fp&a role for about 6 months. Much more interested in forecasting budgeting and planning than traditional accounting. I'm 29 and feeling pigeonholed. Hiring managers think I'm too old for FA roles but too inexperienced for SFA roles. I'd like to avoid going back to sch...
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31 month 4 weeks ago
2nd Annual NYC Finance Expo; Worth It? Is this expo (info below) worth attending? It seems like there's some networking to be done, but I wouldn't know. I'm more interested in IBD, and I'm only a 19 year old university student with high ambitions. Perhaps it's not worth my time? Cheers! 2nd Annual NYC Finance Expo / Conference NYC Netwo...
03 years 1 week ago
3G Capital KraftHeinz InterviewHey all, I have an interview coming up with KraftHeinz for their corporate management trainee program. This program is a new pet project of CEO Bernardo Hees, and part of the interview is a 1 on 1 meeting/interview with Bernardo. All I know about 3G is what I've read in the papers...intense merit...
113 months 1 week ago
5 things I wish I had known when I was a business undergrad...I graduated from one of the top 10 undergraduate business schools in the US with a 3.85/4.0 GPA, an honors degree with a double major and a minor, and an offer to work at one of the top 10 Fortune Global 500 companies. I thought I was a badass and was ready to conquer the world and take over the C-...
221 month 3 days ago
5 Things you should never stop doingI've been working at a F500 company since my college graduation (8 years ago), and just recently, I decided that it was time to look outside to see what else is out there and also to see how much someone with my years of experience and skills is worth. As I was researching jobs, applying for new r...
56 days 22 hours ago
8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate JobSome of you have read the thread where I expressed regrets for missing the opportunity to get a job with a start-up that was recently launched by ex-Facebookers/Googlers. Some of us are not afraid to take the risk with a young company instead of going with an established white collar firm. The foll...
363 years 8 months ago
ACCA F1: free study text online? Mods, sorry if this is the wrong forum- please feel free to move. Just wondering if there are any free resources online for the F1 ACCA exam? It's a really simple exam and so if I can bypass buying the study books I'd be happy to do that for this first exam. Is there anything reliable and free onlin...
43 years 7 months ago
Accepted internship offer in FP&A, how to get ready?I'm pretty excited about this opportunity as I will be in the FP&A division at a fortune 100 company. I think this will be a great learning experience for me this summer. I am wondering if there is anything I can do between then and now to get ready...any books to read, etc.? Or should I just ex...
91 year 11 months ago
Accounting Treatment for fee Income Hi guys, I have question in regard of accounting treatment for fee income such as ( management fee, Up front fee and commitment fee). Do you think such fees should be Amortization over the loan period and is this accounting treatment is inline with IFRS and International GAAP? I had a serious discus...
03 years 2 weeks ago
Advice for a chimpAll, I am a recent graduate from a non-target in Finance and Economics and am currently in the first round of my finance development program. My post is pretty general, but being as I am new to the site I definitely want to take advantage of the knowledge and experience that exists here. In general,...
02 months 2 weeks ago
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...
79 months 3 days ago
Advice for Sophomore Interning at Boeing Gold Care Division Summer 2016/ next stepsHey everyone, I am just looking for some advice. I landed an internship for this next summer at Boeing's Gold Care division up in Seattle as a business/operations analyst. Has anyone worked in this division of Boeing before? I heard this division is quite new (4-5 years old), and has a more "startup...
21 week 3 days ago
Advice needed - Placement - University Hi everyone, I'm currently in my 2nd year of university and looking for some advice regarding a one year placement offer that I've been made. I've been working for 3 months at an M&A boutique. They have made me an offer to stay on as an intern for the year. However, I do have some concern and qu...
03 years 5 months ago
Advice on a FLDP/rotation program offerHello all, this is my first WSO post, been lurking for a few months now. I am currently a senior set to graduate in May 2015 at a non-target SEC school. I am looking to break into corporate finance upon graduation, and am interested in a finance rotation program. I know the programs offered by place...
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71 year 6 months ago


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