I 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 ...
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|7||2 years 10 months ago|
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 ...
|4||9 months 1 week ago|
Check 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...
|16||4 years 2 months ago|
What 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 ...
|13||3 years 10 months ago|
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|0||3 years 4 months ago|
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...
|11||1 year 2 months ago|
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...
|38||8 months 1 week ago|
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...
|44||4 years 3 weeks ago|
Hey everyone. I am currently a Financial Analyst at a large Fortune 500 manufacturing company and enjoy it for the most part but my passion is for investment banking, private equity, trading etc. My experience is mostly in the corporate finance world and I feel this sets me apart and allows me to a...
|6||4 days 1 hour ago|
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...
|3||4 months 3 weeks ago|
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...
|0||3 years 3 months ago|
Hey 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...
|11||6 months 5 days ago|
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-...
|22||3 months 3 weeks ago|
I'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...
|5||2 months 4 weeks ago|
Some 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...
|36||3 years 11 months ago|
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...
|4||3 years 10 months ago|
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...
|9||2 years 1 month ago|
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...
|0||3 years 3 months ago|
At my company, I want to start tracking accruals/invoices more accurately and am wondering if there's a good spreadsheet already created for this task. is there a tracking spreadsheet that will allow them to track any accruals from previous months and accrue for any items incurred this month? if any...
|3||1 day 6 hours ago|
All, 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,...
|0||5 months 1 week ago|
Hello 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...
|7||11 months 3 weeks ago|
Hey 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...
|3||2 months 2 weeks ago|
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...
|0||3 years 7 months ago|
Hello 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...
|7||1 year 9 months ago|
Hi folks I'm writing for your advice that would help me make crucial decisions on my recent two job offers. Thank you in advance for the patience in viewing my note. To start with, I'm a Chinese, and after I finish my master degree in Finance from SMG of Boston University, I went back to China last...
|2||4 years 2 weeks ago|
I work in corporate planning, corporate development, investment function at a large multinational enterprise ("Company"). My boss is an idiot. I don't know if you guys know but most corporations have contacts with buy side of investment banks (for investment) and corporate side (for example cash man...
|2||1 year 5 months ago|
I just graduated with a degree in finance and a minor in accounting. I start my first rotation of a finance development program at a top Fortune 500 oil & gas company in Corporate Treasury - Credit and Receivables Management. I would love to know any advice from members experienced in this depa...
|9||1 year 11 months ago|
Hey guys, So I went through corporate recruiting at a top target school and got a rotational management offer from a relatively anonymous multibillion dollar eCommerce company. During the interview process it seemed like it would be a mix of strategy, process improvement, and talent management whic...
|7||1 year 4 months ago|
I am about to enter a Top 15 full-time MBA program at 32 years old. Are corporate finance rotations at F500 companies available at someone my age? I'm not coming from a finance background (background in retail). ...
|12||1 year 11 months ago|
Just got a job with GE Capital that requires an extensive amount of travel. Anyone in the southern CT/NYC area have any advice on airline memberships? I heard Delta was good? Also wondering which airport in the area is the best. I appreciate any insight. ...
|6||10 months 5 days ago|
[moved to consulting corral] ...
|0||6 months 3 weeks ago|
Hello Everyone, I searched through the forum and could not find much structured info about treasury. So wish to compile scattered info about treasury. Anything from what is treasury? entry barriers, how to be a treasurer, salaries, best organizations to work with, exit options, relevant certificat...
|11||2 months 4 weeks ago|
Does anyone have any info on what work is like at Alvarez and Marsal, specifically in the valuations team? In terms of types of projects, pay and exit ops. (UK only) I applied to a role in their valuations group a while back and heard nothing for a long time but now suddenly a recruiter from them ha...
|1||5 months 2 weeks ago|
First off I want to extend many thanks to WSO and it's quirky members for their often humorous yet helpful musings that make a previous lurker like myself keep coming back. That being said I need your help... I'm a Finance major solely interested in CF and beginning my career as efficiently as possi...
|6||3 years 9 months ago|
Hello everyone, Recently I made a move from a low BO position at a BB, to a F100 in "corporate finance". At least that's what the posting specified, and the description (which I can't seem to pull up at this time) seemed to describe. - I have been deemed an analyst - I assess the risk/reward of prod...
|13||1 year 10 months ago|
AMA - I work in corporate development at a professional services company (Fortune 500) in NYC. My career path to corp dev is non-traditional and didn't involve IB but may be of some help to a couple people. My summary background: - graduated from a liberal arts college in 2006 - took a back office ...
|30||6 months 2 weeks ago|
Hello everyone, A few months ago I came to this board with a really tough dilemma and you guys helped me see it through. I now want to pay it forward as I know that people are getting increasingly interested in corporate development/ corporate finance. Here is my story: I studied at a non-target sch...
|26||2 days 14 hours ago|
I am currently looking for internships and have been interested in breaking into the Tech industry. Has anyone gone through the Amazon Finance Internship program? What percentage of interns are offered full time positions? How is the recruiting process? Any general insights into working at Amazon? T...
|5||2 years 2 months ago|
I found this program while looking through the Amazon MBA website:http://college.amazon-jobs.com/amazon-ops/ Wanted to see if anyone knew about this program and what kind of exit ops it would provide. Would this be a good path to COO of a company or is that more often someone involved in the Financ...
|0||3 years 5 months ago|
Anyone have any insight into what this role is like? Hours, salary progression, exit ops? I have a post MBA offer but have not been able to find any alums to speak with who have gone through the program. Everyone seems to go the PM or Ops route. Thanks ...
|0||6 months 1 week ago|
Just wondering if any of you have heard of the American Express financial analyst pipeline initiative? How does it work? I kind of understand it as a priority list for finance job openings and if you get on that list you get the interviews before the job becomes publicly posted. If you don't get tha...
|0||3 years 4 months ago|
Hi I'm a senior at non-target school for American Express hoping to land a position in their financial analyst program. I applied for their internship this past summer in the fall shortly after it was posted and was unsuccessful. Have a 3.6 GPA, Finance/Accounting major, Econ minor and have had fi...
|5||3 years 6 months ago|
Is corporate finance is analyst or associate the higher position? Also, is an analyst vs. associate title a negotiable part of a job? ...
|3||6 months 3 days ago|
Hi, I am unsure of how to properly analyse the capital structure of a firm instead of just looking at how much debt and equity the firm has. I need a proper framework. Anyone has any ideas? Is a Leveraged Buyout Model useful as a framework? Cheers! ...
|6||3 years 10 months ago|
Hi, I have returns for 72 months, i.e. 6 years, and I calculated the std deviation using the 72 months of data. To annualize it, I multiplied with the sqr root of 12. But I also calculated the total return for each of the 6 years using the data, and when I calculated the std deviation for the return...
|6||3 years 2 weeks ago|
I just want to get a little insight onto what Antares Capital does. Website is antares dot com (wont let me post URL) ..... Cant tell if it is purely Lev Fin or they do other shit. I have an interview for an internship there coming up on campus and would like to get a bunch of opinions on any aspec...
|4||2 months 5 days ago|
Hey everyone, As per the request from some people here and other people I've talked to, I am planning to get my CPA once I finish the few accounting hours I have left to sit for it. Due to my situation (will be in Internal Audit wanting to move to F500 CorpFin) I think it would be in my best interes...
|11||1 year 1 month ago|
Thanks! Overview Sales & Marketing Financial Analyst supporting Oral Care, Private Label, Loyalty, and Household Brands Roles/Responsibility Summary: Proactively deliver relevant, actionable financial information/analysis and recommendations to the sales and brand organization/platforms they are...
|3||2 months 3 weeks ago|
I work in FP&A for a F500 and am planning to take level 1 of the CFA next June. I'm contemplating whether or not I should ask my boss if the company will cover the fees, because it may send a message that I'm planning to leave the company since the CFA isn't directly related to corporate finance...
|6||3 years 4 months ago|
super day was the 12th, anyone, anyone?? ...
|0||1 year 4 months ago|
Corporate Strategy and finance is my back-up if I can't get into consulting, but I'm having trouble finding salary information and internship opinions on a lot of the corp 500 roles. ...
|5||1 year 3 months ago|
Hi all, Currently an incoming senior at a semi-target school. Right now I am interning at a Fortune 100 Aero/Def company in an FP&A and operations finance hybrid role. Work is not bad but I have to work with a lot of engineers on a daily basis and I am not a fan of the way they do carry out thin...
|4||1 year 3 months ago|
Hi all, I was wondering if there are any users who frequent this section that know much about product/brand management roles. I've been reading more about it and it seems like an area I could be interested in way down the road. It seems that these people are basically the owners of the business unit...
|23||1 year 1 month ago|
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here has taken or is in the process of taking the CPA exam. Basically, I need help planning out my sections and how I should tackle them. I will have roughly 3 months in the summer to take some tests. My goal is to take 3 over the summer and then take 1 (hopefully e...
|4||2 years 1 month ago|
I'd like to know more about it if anyone can share info. Exit opps, work atmosphere, compensation, etc. ...
|41||2 years 11 months ago|
I am looking for advice to leverage a connection I have at Apple. At a conference last month I met some Apple finance guys recruiting for their finance development program. I am currently a senior and was told that they are only recruiting for interns but after talking with one for a while they aske...
|1||5 months 3 weeks ago|
I know that front office folks have to go thru internal compliance first, if in fact, they are allowed to trade at all.. wondering how it is like for back office people... Also, does it matter if you work for a public vs private company given the different disclosure requirements, priority given to ...
|3||6 months 1 week ago|
Is there a difference in the difficulty of acquiring a F500 finance analyst position compared to IB? ...
|6||2 years 10 months ago|
I've applied to a handful of F100 companies for a summer internship but most of the locations are on the east coast or far away from where I live. Does anyone know if these internships are generally paid? Thank you. ...
|14||3 years 3 months ago|
How do you calculate the annual arithmetic return for a stock with the use of 72 months of returns? And should you use the arithmetic or geometric average when calculating the sharpe ratio? ...
|6||3 years 1 week ago|
Or as a junior officer would i just be setting up latrines and stuff without learning value? Better to go combat arms for leadership xp? Would go combat all else being equal for the cool guy shit they do and to have that experience. Actual title would be quartermaster. I would want to go to bschool ...
|2||3 years 1 day ago|
All, So i'm 6 months into my new position. Most of you know I was an FLDP in Aerospace and I immediately left that company for what I think was a promising position in healthcare at a smaller more meritocratic. I make 80k base and was given a 10k signing bonus and i'm the only junior analyst workin...
|28||2 years 3 months ago|
I am applying for a Finance Leadership trainee position at a midsize manufacturing company. The HR department said there will be an assessment, but so far I haven't got any details about what excatly will be tested on the assessment. I graduated with a Masters in Accounting in spring 2012, so its be...
|3||1 year 9 months ago|
How is asset based lending for middle market? What are the exit opps ? can i still get into Private equity or any mezzanine type fund ? ...
|3||3 months 2 days ago|
Today is the time of electronics & Information media. Internet has become a vital need of each family. Being entered in e-world, kids are also searching help for their assignment help & also searching for tutors who may assist them online for maths and other conceptual subjects. Now a days i...
|0||3 years 7 months ago|
I'm doing some job research for my GF and we've came to the conclusion that brand management at a CPG is a good fit for her. However, I can't figure out the standard career path for undergraduate marketing majors to become an assistant brand manager. Why kind of jobs should she apply to before BM? ...
|12||2 years 12 months ago|
I have a specific question for my current situation and would be curious to hear what people think: I had ~2.5yrs Big 4 audit experience and then left for a corporate accounting role in the healthcare technology industry. The company is public but still small enough that I wound up splitting time ab...
|2||8 months 3 weeks ago|
If I have monthly returns for 10 different mutual funds, how do I calculate the average standard deviation for all the 10 funds together? Can I use the average return of each month for all the 10 funds or should I calculate the standard deviation of each fund first? ...
|12||3 years 1 week ago|
Hi all, I would like to ask something which I guess many of you will be able to answer: How difficult is it to transit from other line of service to the CF area within the B4? What do you think is the most important to have? Transferable skills, qualifications (CFA, Msc Fin, etc.), networking...? An...
|4||1 year 2 months ago|
I was wondering if anyone could provide some insights on working for BAE Systems and particularly the FLDP. How were your experiences? I am particularly interested in government contracting and/or M&A/Corporate Development. How is the pay, lifestyle, and advancement opportunities? I'd appreciate...
|6||4 years 3 months ago|
Just had a superday at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the GTS division. Has anyone else heard back yet? ...
|1||2 months 3 weeks ago|
Does anyone have knowledge of either of these two programs? I have received internship offers for both, but I'm wondering if anyone knows which has a better career path and how the salaries compare. The FMAP Finance Management Associate Program places you in one of the CFO groups (fin, acct, treas) ...
|2||1 year 1 month ago|
I'm looking to apply for "Wholesale Credit Analyst (financial institutions)" but does anyone have advice on the specific roles of this position? Kinda confused since it says front office... Wholesale Credit is a front office function that works closely with origination functions such as Corporate ba...
|2||1 month 1 week ago|
Hey everyone, Can anyone comment on this bank and their corporate finance advisory group? I have an interview with them for an Analyst role. Does anyone know their interview process? Questions, degree of techs, do you have to build a model, etc? Anything can help. Thanks! ...
|0||3 years 3 months ago|
Hello everyone, I am really looking to find books on bank valuation or modeling. Any information that anyone has would be very appreciated. Thanks, Aaron ...
|4||1 week 1 day ago|
Any thoughts on how these positions are viewed internally? I'm thinking about taking a position at a non BB international bank (i.e. BTMU, BNP, RBC, etc.) but don't have any idea how much influence these groups actually have. For anyone in the know, are banking CSBD positions good professional exper...
|0||2 years 12 months ago|
Does anyone know the salary breakdown for internal strategy groups at top bulge brackets (e.g. AVP, VP, SVP, Director)? Additional Info that Might Help: The group at the bulge bracket with which I'm interviewing exclusively recruits from MBB or MBB alumni. ...
|0||10 months 1 week ago|
In a corporate bankruptcy, say liquidation, are there priorities for unsecured creditors? Suppose the Company has $5 BN in debt, mixed bank loans and bonds, all of them unsecured. Is there a difference how each unsecured creditor will be treated in a liquidation scenario? Suppose unsecured creditor...
|9||3 years 3 months ago|
Hi all, I received my placement information for a Finance Analyst SA program at a BB this summer and am a little bummed. I'd like some advice to make the most of my internship and enhance my opportunities. I was placed in the BB's BO with the which was totally unexpected as I made IB and Commercial ...
|10||1 year 11 months ago|
First, I want to start off by telling about my interview experience at BB Corporate banking summer internship process. 1. OCR interview- very formal, fixed set of questions - Market related - Financial Statements and how they flow to each other - Situational questions, mainly on teamwork and hardsh...
|1||1 year 2 months ago|
hey guys. I'm graduating in May and have interviews with both of these firms. I know GE FMP program is good and is what I would want to do overall but I applied to late to the program.. Have you heard of GE Plant fiancee leadership program or BB&T Leadership Development and have any thoughts on ...
|0||5 months 2 days ago|
Hey everyone, I am interested in entering corporate finance and I was wondering what would be better option for me. I have two possible routes I can take. One would be graduated 4 years with a Bachelors in Business Administration and go straight into corporate finance. My other option would be to g...
|8||2 years 9 months ago|
Hello, Any advice for an upcoming interview for a summer internship position at Brown Brothers Harriman. Interview is with head of healthcare division within corporate lending. What type of corporate lending questions will I be looking at apart from the basic interview questions? ...
|1||1 year 2 weeks ago|
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has advice regarding behavioral interviews and how to prepare for them. Don't ask me why, but I've had a few interviews with Corporate Finance companies and have done worse (they were basically all behavioral) compared to the interviews I've had for boutique i-banki...
|2||3 years 9 months ago|
I am a new graduate about to start a F100ish A&D FLDP in July. What would your best advice be for someone like me wanting to move into corporate strategy/corporate development long term? I have seen on here that a lot of the more senior people in strat/dev came from MBB, would it be a feasible/e...
|6||2 years 11 months ago|
Hello Everyone, I am Jennifer from Macnross. Macnross is a certified public accountants and audit firm in Dubai and here I am talking about auditing, accounting and all the financial services which a company need must for the growth of their business. Everyone knows about auditing and accounting. Au...
|0||8 months 4 weeks ago|
What's the best college major if I eventually want to get a T10 part-time MBA and work in F500 FP&A? Out of all other business majors, I'm interested in MIS the most, but I'm not sure if it would be useful for FP&A. Any suggestions? ...
|4||3 months 3 days ago|
Hey guys I'm looking to break in commercial/corporate banking and I noticed a lot of companies are asking that you have attended a commercial banking analyst training program or a credit training program. I know that Moody's and Fitch Learning offer a couple of training courses. I just don't know wh...
|2||4 months 1 week ago|
I can't say I'm a huge fan of ranked lists, but this one always catches my attention. I'll make some notes on the list below Best Companies Top 10: 1) Google - They aren't dropping out of the top 10 anytime soon. They deserve this spot. 2) SAS - I don't really know anything about this company. I alw...
|19||2 years 3 months ago|
Hey guys, I'm trying to compile a list of companies that are good places to work in the realm of corporate finance. Reasons being good environment, compensation,job opportunities, quality of work, management, growth opportunities, etc. I'm trying to figure out the top companies to work for in corpor...
|22||4 months 3 weeks ago|
The world of corporate finance certainly has its appeal. What do you guys think are the best FLDPs out there for undergrads? How are exit opps for the best and/or pay? We all know about GE FMP. Any others with similar clout? ...
|15||2 years 4 months ago|
What are the best books besides vault guide? I'm looking for financial modeling in excel, valuation methods, and how to ace the interview (behavioral, fit, technicals) I'm looking for the interview tips on corporate finance gigs, what do I need to know during the interview in terms of behavioral, fi...
|1||3 years 2 months ago|
Fecking second time to post this as I lost the last one somehow.. public library connection :( I've discussed this in another thread where I was asking for advice about breaking into finance but my background is 2.1 BA degree and 1.1 postgraduate degree, again non-finance. (These are European qualif...
|11||3 years 11 months ago|
Hey guys, I am trying to decide between a double major in economics and either finance or accounting(Have to choose one of them). I eventually want to end up in corporate finance at a f500 company. Appreciate any responses. ...
|53||2 years 10 months ago|