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WSO Hall of Fame: Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy Forum The Wall Street Oasis corporate finance, Development and Strategy Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the corporate finance, development and strategy industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To vi...
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INTERVIEW: JP Morgan Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries Intern Super dayHey guys, I just got invited to for super day at JP Morgan for the middle market banking and specialized industries internship. I don't have a particularly strong finance technical skills, so it'd be great to hear if anyone went through the same interview, and possibly share their experiences!...
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Citi Financial Management AssociateI just received a full time offer from Citi's FMA program in NYC. The salary isn't huge, but I'm wondering how this program is perceived. Comments?...
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Wells Fargo FAP Superday Written AssessmentFirst post here. Just wondering if anyone has insight regarding the written assessment (2 hours) that is administered. superday is next week in Socal....
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Corporate FP&A vs. Division FP&AI've got two job offers in hand. 1. Mid-sized pharma firm (growth history), product development (division) FP&A team. 2. Fortune 50 tech (mature), Corporate FP&A. I have 1 year of accounting/finance experience. Offer is low 60s+bonus for both. My big question: What are some of the major difference...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - CADP Summer AnalystFortunate to be in the Strategy & Process Improvement group (internal consulting group). Work with ex-consultants (BCG, McKinsey, Accenture, etc.) Work is extremely interesting Ability to meet senior leadership (c-level execs). Lateral mobility after summer as an analyst is impossible. HR will do ev...
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Company Review: The Boeing Company - Good CompanyWork life balance, no pressure to stay late if you cannot. Interesting industry with good company reputation, plenty of upside if you play your cards right / network properly.. Average age of employees is very high, which leads to a certain level of technological incompetence, promotions can be slo...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Life @ the Greendot!- Great Exposure - Smart people; confident but not overbearing! - Firm makes an investment to grow and develop you via 40 hrs mandatory training and new Unviersity - 6 weeks PTO - Strong Compensation. - Some times you don't get the best engagements and really not good to turn them down - Large firm...
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Facebook Finance & Business Operations Analyst - Financial Modeling Analytics ExerciseHi everyone, I recently got selected to move forward in the recruitment process for the Facebook Finance & Business Operations Analyst Rotation Program. I am being asked to complete a 2-hour timed Financial Modeling Analytics exercise and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this before...
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Company Review: JP Morgan Securities - Corporate Development InternBig company with many smart people to learn from. Open environment and lots of learning opportunities. Work was very repetitive and dragged on at times. Because the company is big tough to stand out due to larger teams...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JP Morgan Corporate Analyst Development InternMostly how banks make money. It wasn't a technical interview, so I was surprised by that question. I should have studied a bit more about JP Morgan as well, but they mostly prepared us for the interviews during the presentations the first and second day of the event. Also all of the interviews were ...
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From equity research to corp fin, what gives?I interned at GS in the equity research department this summer but didn't get a call back. Now I would be interviewing for a corp fin role. So what could be an answer to why corp fin over equity research? (Apart from the hours) ...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - hiOk happpppppppppppcfoiacjiasdmclaeowaicdisnawofnoasdncouweuwcnoauwencuinpeapuwneaouwneappuconasdjcakw. OkOk happpppppppppppcfoiacjiasdmclaeowaicdisnawofnoasdncouweuwcnoauwencuinpeapuwneaouwneappuconasdjcakw...
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Company Review: BDO Consulting - Corporate Finance BDOI only recently started, but as far as I can tell: - lot of oportunities to learn; - flat structure; - colleagues have strong backgrounds; - more laidback as compared to investment banking, but same kind of content (focus on middle market).. Again, I have only recently started: - the pay could be be...
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Company Review: Accenture - Moderately good place to workWork hours are pretty good compared to the average my friends work, and I think the culture is strong . Low pay with a disappointing bonus at the end of this year, need more exposure to multiple industries as a first or second year...
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Company Review: Natixis - NatixisOverall, I am happy working for Natixis. My peers and superiors are great to work with. My bosses' expectations are always within reason. - The people are great to work with. - Good work/life balance. - Managers' understand that work/life is a give/take relationship. . - Change is slow due to the m...
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Wells Fargo Finance Analyst ProgramDid anyone else get invited to the first round phone interview for Wells Fargo's Finance Analyst Program?...
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - 3.5Low travel model encourages better office relationships and exposes you to partners on a more regular basis; interesting casework.. Hours can be very long, limited support in terms of training or development, EY organization overall is kind of b-team...
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Company Review: American International Group - AIG Finance InternshipFantastic experience. Although it was a little slow because the company is going through changes, everyone was so incredibly supportive. . The work wasn't terribly interesting and does not have the "pizzaz" of other finance-related jobs to put on your resume. ...
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Company Review: American International Group - AIG Finance InternshipFantastic experience. Although it was a little slow because the company is going through changes, everyone was so incredibly supportive. . The work wasn't terribly interesting and does not have the "pizzaz" of other finance-related jobs to put on your resume. ...
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Company Review: Fidelity Investments - MehWork life balance was pretty solid. Work was challenging, but not overly difficult. Mentorship was lacking. . Lower pay. Work was not that challenging. Not much of a work hard , play hard attitude within the office. ...
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Company Interview: Ernst & Young LLP - Valuation & Business ModellingAnswered above. There were no difficult questions. If you really know your CV then this should pose absolutely no problem whatsoever. I would additionally drum down on international exposure / cross-border operations and your English ability. They don't recognise any qualifications other than the ...
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Am I underpaid (FP&A)?Hey all, I feel as though there's the chance I'm underpaid in comparison to my peers. Thus, I would appreciate WSO's feedback on the matter. To summarize at a high level: High(est) COL Region 7 years total experience 5 years total "finance" experience: 3 years BB middle office ops (past), 2 year...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - SatisfiedGreat culture, immersive projects, stimulating work, competent management, mix between senior managers and younger analysts/associates. Interns primarily work on specific sections of credit underwriting memos during the summer, limiting exposure to overall credit underwriting process...
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Best path to becoming a Sr. FP&A Analyst?Let's say you're in college majoring in accounting. What internships/entry-level jobs/skills/credentials, etc. would you pursue to finally land a Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) role?...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Tech Summer AnalystGood place to work with nice culture. Managers were very nice and helped you along the way with any project.. Not much teamwork driven with a little old corporate culture. A lot of work is individual and you are solely responsible....
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PwC Corporate Finance Case Interview Hello everybody, I have an upcoming interview with PwC's corporate finance division. First round is a video interview of two rounds, one behavioral and one case study. The second interview, if the first round goes well, will be in-person, presumably some combination of behavioral, technical, & cas...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - Wells Summer Intern Hours. 9-5 40 hour weeks compared to other who working much longer hours in other departments. Nice people . Did not want to stay. People often were not eager to help and had a lot of time spent watching movies ...
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Booz Allen Hamilton VS Walmart Corporate FinanceHi friends, I'm trying to decide between interning at Booz Allen Hamilton (Summer Games) or Walmart Corporate (Accounting finance development program) this summer. My background is in economics, so I'm pretty flexible. My past internships are in government/policy. I'm interested in Walmart vs. Amazo...
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Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some questions. Happy to an...
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Post MBA at Chevron/Exxon/ShellAnybody know what life is like at these companies after you get your MBA? I've searched their websites and have found some useful info but nothing about salary or work-life balance. I work in Energy right now for a different major but would be open to moving after getting a part-time MBA from a ...
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Company Interview: Bloomberg - Strategy and Operations AnalystCase interview about determining the number of radio stations was difficult and unexpected. While case interviews are generally broad, this question was difficult not because of the scope of the interview but because there wasn't much data provided initially. The right questions needed to be asked t...
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Corporate development > Product Management?Been working in corporate development & strategy (work on both deals and corporate strategy) in a mid-cap publicly traded company for approximately three years. I am going to have the opportunity to make the move to product management if I so desire. Product manager is something I have always be...
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Walmart Corporate FinanceHow does Walmart's Accounting finance development program compare to other corporate finance development programs? What are the top corporate finance development programs?...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JP wealth mangementTalk about a leadership experience. I didn't have time to prep for the question so I got a little off guard. Another question was, how do you keep updated with the markets. I got scared when I first saw the question. Then I tried to write down some key points down so I can articulate my points. I ta...
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is this a corporate development job?My background is mainly in finance/accounting roles with F500 companies. Hold bachelors degree in finance plus MBA/CPA. I came across the job below which interests me, but it isn't clear to me whether this role falls within Business Development, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, or some hy...
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Company Interview: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Structured Finance Analyst , Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation -What is project finance? -Who are our competitors & what makes our business unique? -What was on the Wall Street Journal's front page today? -Pitch a stock -Do you think the yield curve will invert in the future? -What are the consequences of an inverted yield curve? -What is the fed funds rate? -W...
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Amazon: Business Analyst (full-time)I'm a senior and am interested in a number of different industries (don't have my heart set on any one thing). While I've mostly been looking for corporate strategy rotational programs, I saw that Amazon is recruiting for a straight-up full-time business analyst role at my university. The group woul...
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FP&A planing foreacasting and budgeting process? please helpHey guys, I have a phone interview next week for the fp&a role. I’m in the financial service industry before and wanted to switch to a more financial analyst role. I know the basic stuff of accounting and finance, but I don’t have the actual experience in fp&a position (even though I put some re...
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Company Interview: Siemens - FLDPMost of the questions were basic. The first question posed was to just tell them about myself. After that we went over my resume step by step. Some example questions asked involved leadership positions and how I would react in certain situations. The interview was held by 3 people that wrote down s...
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GE Oil & Gas FMP vs. Accenture Consulting Development ProgramI have offers for both FMP and Accenture Consulting (I have a finance background). The jobs are obviously very different, and there are pros and cons to both. I am having a hard time deciding which is the best opportunity since I don't have a clear long-term career goal that directs me to pick one o...
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Company Interview: Duff & Phelps - Valuation AnalystGot asked a question on purchase price allocation. My prior experience was a corp dev internship so he asked me what type of assets would the purchase price match to. Also had a questions about an LBO model. After I answered it he said I wouldn't really have to know too much abo...
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Non-GAAP Activision Blizzard DeferralsI am strugling to understand how the deferrals work in ATVI Income Statements. However I don't understand whta they refer to when day say for example that: "The decrease in net deferred revenues recognized for 2016, as compared to 2015, was primarily due to: • Deferrals of revenues associated wit...
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Corporate Finance Careers - Question About Earnings Potential Based on FunctionHey all, I'm in a FLDP right now and I could honestly see myself being okay winding up in one of the accounting/reporting roles for a few years. However, I was talking to an alum from the program earlier this week and they mentioned something about comp for the other functions and that it was higher...
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Difference between (Senior) Finance Business Partner vs FP&A Manager?Currently working in Group FP&A, most of my interaction is with Heads of FP&A (Directors etc) & other Divisional FP&A managers or various Group managers/directors etc of central departments. Sometimes on specific projects the Head of a Product Line/Project will loop in a Finance Business Partner ...
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Large Split Screen to Replace Dual Monitors?Does anyone forgo dual monitors for 1 large monitor and use a split screen configuration? My back has been acting up so I've been considering ordering a stand up desk to use an hour or so a day, but the configuration of my office/desk likely wouldn't allow me to keep the dual monitor. I consider t...
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Company Review: TD Bank - TD Bank Treasury DepartmentGreat culture and management team committed to ensuring career and personal development. Work-life balance was strong.. The entire company is still in a zero expense growth environment. Lots of consultants and tempory workers which can sometimes lead to conflicts...
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Has anyone heard back from GE FMP internship application?I still have not heard back from GE and would assume they have started interviews. Trying to see if anyone else has heard back...
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Company Review: Pfizer - PFE CompGood work life balance. Fun work environment. Interesting work. Great opportunities to move up and talk to senior leaders.. Long hours during certain periods of the month. Industry lends itself to a lot of integration work at times....
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Wells Fargo Analytic Consultant 1 (Credit) Application StatusGood afternoon, I had an inquiry; my application status for the listed position went from "Applied" to "Review" about a couple weeks ago. What is the general "Review"/application timeline for this position, and if they've declined my application, does it change immediately? Also how does this di...
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Company Interview: Procter and Gamble - Finance InternAs an economics major, I didn't really know much about financial terms or calculations. Otherwise you'll get questions on how to calculate NPV and stuff. But the interviewer decided to ask me deductive reasoning questions. One of them was, how many marriages occur every year in the US? The behaviora...
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Company Interview: Amazon - Financial AnalystThe case interview will have three scenarios. Case one: Deal buy - You will need to determine if taking advantage of a price reduction will be in the best interest of the firm. Case two: Product drop - Determine which product(s) to drop and have a good answer as to why. There will be various informa...
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HelpWhich major is better for working as a finance analyst, management analyst etc, finance or economics...
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Amazon 2017 Finance Diversity Leadership SummitHas anyone applied or heard back yet from Amazon for this program? Also, does anyone know how they select candidates?...
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Company Interview: BNP Paribas - BNP Paribas1. Strong focus on capital ratio calculation of a Bank 2. In depth calcucation of the cost of equity 3. Detailed analysis of the MIFID regulation Obverall teh other questions were not very difficult, were based on basic knowledge of corporate finance. The team wants to know if you really understand...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - JPM AnalystI love the complany that I work for. Being an analyst at one of the largerst banks in the world is great.. Working tons of hours is never any fun, but living in NYC more than makes up for the lack of free time during the week....
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - Corporate Finance in Jersey CityEnergetic manager who is driven; quiet office. Feel comfortable reaching out to people for questions.. Coworkers' intelligence and education level is not as high as expected. Experience at this company seems to depend a lot on who your manager is....
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Fortune 50 FP&A Interview QuestionsI am interviewing for a corporate FP&A analyst position (post-undergrad) on Monday. I'm not exactly sure what to expect in terms of interview questions.. I know their business pretty cold and can talk very intelligently about the company and industry, but what should I know in terms of finance tech...
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Entry Level Corp Dev Exit Opps Hi everyone, Currently a first year analyst in corp dev (M&A) at a mid-sized pharmaceuticals company. I landed this position right out of undergrad after doing a summer in MM IBD. I haven't seen many clear answers on exit opps out of entry-level corp dev, but I'm looking for anyone to share their e...
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Company Interview: IBM - Summer Analyst-IBMName a time where you didn't have the necessary resources to complete a task, and explain your thought process in attempting to solve the problem anyway. Explain a time where you used more than one of the skills listed on your resume to accomplish a difficult task. Why are you applying to a positi...
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[Standard Chartered]2018 Internship - IG Programme - corporate finance video interview questionHey, has anyone applied 2018 Internship - IG Programme - corporate finance in Standard Chartered, and can share with video interview question? thanks a lot!...
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Finance Rotational Program for BB or FP&A for Highly-Regarded Tech Company?I am an undergraduate finance student and have opportunities to work in Financial Development Rotational Programs for two out of the 4 BB (Goldman Sachs/JPMorgan/BoA/Morgan Stanley). I was wondering if these were highly regarded programs and what possible exit opportunities they would provide. I a...
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Has anyone worked at FP&A for Caesars Entertainment?I have a phone interview and I was wondering if anyone can shed some light into what I can expect. What's the job like, what did you think of it, are there any recommendations for how to prepare and make it through all three rounds?...
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Big 4 FDD vs Capital One FRP vs BoA FMAPHey everyone, so I have an offer from a Big 4 firm in their Financial Due Diligence practice, as well as interviews from Capital One and Bank of America in their respective finance rotationals. The pay at the Big 4 is probably a little bit lower than the rotationals, and is in a SE metro. Everythin...

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