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AMA - Transaction Advisory Senior at Accounting...My story: nontarget undergrad, nontarget MBA, Big 4 auditor for a few years, recently moved to the transaction advisory division of a mid-tier accounting... 9 months 3 days
What Career Advice Will You Give Your Kids?On WSO, we’re frequently presented with a given career situation. For example, “I’m a senior in high school and I want to be a banker – which school is better?” “I’m a rising sophomore at a nontarget – which internship should I try for?” “I’m two years out of college and in a back office... 2 years 2 weeks
Best Time to Post on WSOWhat time of day or day of the week has the most traffic on WSO? If I had an awesome post (like I'm announcing I found out that Brady, Swaggon, and Bankerella are the same person), I don't want to waste it on a time nobody is watching. Alternatively, what are the slowest days or times? Some... 2 years 3 weeks
America's Smartest CityReal estate blog Movoto named Pittsburgh as America's smartest city based on a combination of public school rank, education level, and per capita universities, libraries, media, and museums. NYC didn't even place in the top 50. What do you guys think about the results? How would your... 2 years 3 weeks
Google Says GPA Is Worthless (SATs and...Further confirmation that our education system is woefully outdated and completely ineffective for the purpose of educating students. Some of the most interesting quotes from Laszlo Book, Google's SVP of HR: [quote]“One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are... 2 years 1 month
5 Signals You're Unknowingly Sending at WorkThis comes from Business Insider. A fellow WSOer posted it elsewhere so I apologize for double-poaching, but I think that while the article's rules may not be universally applicable, it makes some good points. Do you guys think about these things? [quote]When it comes to how you're judged at... 2 years 1 month
Your Model of Life Is WrongMod note: for the tl;dr version, skip down to "Circa 1960" First, some background. I’m going to explain how we got to where we are today in order to frame our place in history and our model of life, so bear with me... A Long Time Ago B.C.(E.) A long time ago, human civilization began... 2 years 1 month
The 5 Types of Professional Summaries (a thinly...I've been searching online for some good examples of professional summaries, and can't find much ("good" being the operative word). Couldn't find much on WSO either. Anyone want to post the professional summary section of your resume to help me out? I need to have a professional summary to define... 2 years 2 months


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It should be up on the WSO home page at some...It should be up on the WSO home page at some point this week, but I'm not sure exactly when. 8 months 4 weeks
There isn't a specific industry you should focus...There isn't a specific industry you should focus on - TAS tends to cover a wide variety of industries, so some variety in industry experience is probably preferable. 8 months 4 weeks
Not at all - thanks for clearing up valuation a...Not at all - thanks for clearing up valuation a bit. 9 months 9 hours
This. This. 9 months 16 hours
1. I have seen people move from credit risk, but...1. I have seen people move from credit risk, but not from BO. Since BO is such a wide category, if you let me know if you're interested in one in particular, I can probably provide some insight. The MBA/CPA aren't essential as long as you have the necessary skills, but they are both valuable.... 9 months 17 hours
@moneytrail @Lester Freamon @betaa @schuoh @...@moneytrail @Lester Freamon @betaa @schuoh @Eastern @Davy ihorn @Bay Street Fool @wdb @ggmanhax @Commuter @UFC @Bankn @FutureWaller @Soros @moneytrail @schuoh @Lou Check out my TAS webinar at 8:00 ET tonight: 9 months 17 hours
No, we pretty much just use Excel and PowerPoint. No, we pretty much just use Excel and PowerPoint. 9 months 3 days
We typically don't even see their models. We'll...We typically don't even see their models. We'll discuss with them what the key items and assumptions are, and base our work on that. Usually, we're focused on historical information, and our work is key in the PE firm's updates to their detailed model in terms of EBITDA, FCF, etc., but we don't... 9 months 2 weeks
1) I've found the hours to be pretty comparable...1) I've found the hours to be pretty comparable in terms of quantity. The big difference to me is that it is less predictable than audit (which is one of the few negatives that come with moving to TAS), but less sustained (which is a huge positive). You don't have to give up your life from January... 9 months 2 weeks
We aren't doing anything fancy - just compiling...We aren't doing anything fancy - just compiling lists of potential clients using Pitchbook, LinkedIn, and other online sources, checking for existing relationships that our firm might already have with them, and reaching out directly if there are no such relationships. We start by inviting them to... 9 months 2 weeks