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AMA: F20 Strategy Director at 25 Y/O

Dedline

Overly caffeinated and procrastinating on some technical writing that needs finishing. My path: * Top 25 Undergrad with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management with a 3.2 GPA but strong work experience * Four years of grinding through a blue chip...

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Anyone actually like their corporate development job? (Post -IB)

thecoolkid1234

I know most people exit to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> (coming from my firm) and maybe 1-2 in each analyst class exit to corporate development. I myself also plan on exiting to <abbr title="private...

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Please recommend a Financial/Strategic Analysis framework for a Restaurant Chain

aech11

Hi, What kind of financial/strategic analysis would you recommend for analyzing a Restaurant Chain? I want to expand my knowleedge regarding the analytic framework for this industry. It would be great if someone could provide some advice from a <abbr title="private...

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WSO Hall of Fame: Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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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Anyone actually like their corporate development job? (Post -IB)

thecoolkid1234

I know most people exit to PE/HF (coming from my firm) and maybe 1-2 in each analyst class exit to corporate development. I myself also plan on exiting to PE but I've always been curious about corporate dev I know the positive to corporate development is actually getting your life back but it seems...

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Exiting from Corporate Development

guitarman9470

WSO Community, I'm finishing up my first year at a private ~Fortune 500 company in their corporate development group (M&A, VC investments, some JVs, board presentations). The company's industry is loosely classified as business services. I was incredibly lucky to get this opportunity after two year...

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FP&A exit ops?

couronne

I'm thinking of next steps... I'm a 29yo female. I've done an FDLP program in an F10 firm + 4 yrs FP&A analyst. I'm in a role that I picked up last summer to create an FP&A department in a subsidiary acquisition going from private to public. It seemed like a creative type role. I was hoping to...

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Need help explaining banking/equity raising fees to a company...

basementflat02

So let's say I've got a company that needs an equity or even debt infusion for a project, and I'm proposing to charge them 4% of all the equity I raise. They are balking thinking about how much they will make off of that money vs how much I will. I am trying to put together a case study showing th...

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Need help: Comparing contract values by evaluating cost of debt vs equity

msneo111

I have been asked to develop a spreadsheet which will allow for separate contract prices for large projects to be compared. The expectation is that for each scenario there will be 2 contract bids: (i) one will not include any offer of financing and priced at x; and (ii) the other will have a financi...

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AMA - Corporate Development & Strategy

anonguytoibd

Hi everyone. There have been some recent threads on corporate development and strategy, and I thought I would share my own experience through an AMA and give back to the community. My background is fairly mixed, and I graduated with a technical degree from a non-target/semi-target three years ago a...

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Please recommend a Financial/Strategic Analysis framework for a Restaurant Chain

aech11

Hi, What kind of financial/strategic analysis would you recommend for analyzing a Restaurant Chain? I want to expand my knowleedge regarding the analytic framework for this industry. It would be great if someone could provide some advice from a PE perspective. Thank you....

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Help needed for interview for FP&A position-Sales forecast

Nickole.1001

Hello guys, I have a phone interview for the FP&A position next week. I've been doing the FP&A for almost two years and I've been focused on the expense side instead of the sales side. Really need your help on the process of doing the sales forecasting/budgeting. From my understanding, monthly fo...

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Big 4 Audit vs Corporate Finance

bballer457

Interested in which of these two disciplines is more lucrative? Also wondering if there are any sales/client facing/client acquisition roles within Corporate Finance? Upcoming Audit Intern for Big 4 firm and have an interest in corporate finance for a fortune 500 company. From what I hear, Big 4 ...

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What companies gives RSU for below Director position?

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Which companies especially in Bay area give RSU to fresh MBA to manager level? I am from top 10~15 MBA went into corporate finance. getting okay salary, but realized many MBAs are receiving fat RSU and reaching 200K total compensation easily. Google, Apple and Amazon, they are well known. What other...

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Less Accounting-heavy Corp Fin Roles?

JRMcC

Hey everyone - amateur level question here. I'm a bit of an outlier from the typical demographic here at WSO and really have no interest in pursuing IB/PE/HF as a career, partly because in Canada PE doesn't have a huge presence and that's really the only area listed above that really appeals to me, ...

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Thoughts on Consumer/Retail Corporate Development?

benasduh

What is everyone's thoughts on consumer/retail corporate development (i.e. Walmart, Macys, Nordstrom, etc.)? If the company is a sizable F500 company in the consumer/retail area, would joining a small M&A team, say ~6 people as a junior member on the team, that do just strategic M&A and related inve...

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Should I transfer colleges or wait?

sam_beetle

Hello, long time lurker of WSO. So here's my background I'm currently a freshman at a 4-year university that has a sub-par business college (Not even top 200). I chose this school because I always believed "It doesn't matter where you go, just get a degree". As well, I don't come from a wealthy fa...

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Small company controller career advice

john206

Hi all, I recently got a controller position at a small company (10 mil revenue), I’m only a few years into my career with an accounting master but no firm/cpa experience. Only other job experience was a few start ups. What is the best path to cfo of a 50 million revenue company?...

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Help with Understanding Paid Up Capital (Reading Financial Statement)

pilot_1

Hello WSO, I'm looking for some assistance in calculating the "unencumbered paid up capital" for this company: Balance sheet shows: Shareholder equity: share capital 243,000 contributed surplus 65,000 accumulated other comprehensive income 300 retained earnings (210,000) TOTAL 98,300 Share Capi...

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AMA: F20 Strategy Director at 25 Y/O

Dedline

Overly caffeinated and procrastinating on some technical writing that needs finishing. My path: * Top 25 Undergrad with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management with a 3.2 GPA but strong work experience * Four years of grinding through a blue chip technolog...

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Career Advice: Big 4 Audit to Valuation Firm

careeradvicemonkey

Background on myself, 1st year senior at Big 4 Audit completing my 3rd busy cycle. CPA and Level 3 CFA Candidate. Recently got offered a 2nd year analyst role at a top valuation firm. Comp is higher than what I make now, but comp is not really a top priority for me at this stage... Looking for advi...

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First Lien on Total Assets

alessandro_niglio

I got one questions regarding the liquidation value of a company that has a first lien on total assets. Let's not talk about the fair value of the assets. I need to know if the lender has priority also on the current liabilities. First I thought that the value was (Total Assets - Current Liabiliti...

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Upcoming FP&A interview with credit union

T. Brosevelt

Hey everyone, I applied online, passed the phone screen. I have an interview next week with the VP. Job responsibilities: profitability/cost analysis, assist with the annual budget, and assist in month/quarter/year-ends closing process The description also calls for a strong knowledge of finance/...

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Tips on Improving As A Credit Anaylst?

ASC_842

What should I focus on to become a great credit analyst? Should I review basic accounting or specific financial topics? Are there any specific books on specific topics that may be of use? ...

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Corporate Finance & FP&A Interview

Watches and Stocks

Hi everyone, I have a final FP&A interview coming up at a large company. I am a sophomore at the moment in an undergraduate business program. I was just wondering what the recruiting team will be expecting for such an interview and if anyone can provide any insight. Aside from basic accounting tech...

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Seeking Biz partner in Buying Profitable Companies

neilrutg

First time poster and hoping this is the correct forum, so here it goes. I currently run a hedge fund but have gotten tired of competing against algos all day. Looking for a partner to CO-INVEST in a profitable company / companies. I have a strategic tax credits that I can use to ensure that RO...

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29 Year-Old CFO of Kraft Heinz

CanadianEnergyBanker

The $100 billion food empire has decided to entrust the financial direction of the firm in the hands of a 29-year-old. David Knopf has worked at Kraft since 2015 and is a partner at 3G Capital. Prior to Kraft and 3G he worked at Goldman Sachs and Onex. He will become one of the youngest CFOs in the ...

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Does leasing have tax benefits for a firm ?

The White Bull

So I was studying Corporate Finance by Damodaran and it was mentioned that leasing often benefits a firm which is located in a high tax ecosystem. And the lessee should be located in a low tax rate. (because it already is suffering from low cash flows so the last thing it wants is a high tax rate) B...

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Upcoming info interview w/ VP of PE firm

T. Brosevelt

Sup everyone, I managed to land an info interview as the title states. I’m aiming to land a role in corporate finance which I mentioned in the email and luckily this guy is more than willing to still give advice and help. I’m almost two years post grad (non-target), no real finance experience...

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CFO Services / Outsourced CFO Career Path?

ThatOtherGuy

This was something I've been wondering about for a while and I don't think I've seen a related topic on this yet. Does anyone have experience with working for an outsourced CFO services firm? I see them used often for early stage companies and it seems pretty interesting. Sometimes they even end up ...

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Learning to use Bloomberg Terminal via practice sessions

The White Bull

So I had started to use Bloomberg Terminal today at my college and realized that it would be really good if I could solve some practice assignments every day, like retrieving and analyzing information from indices, equities and other derivatives to get a hang of how its done. So could you guys sugge...

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LinkedIn Strategy & Analytics Rotation Program vs Dropbox Rotation Program

lovesmoothies

Hi All, I currently have two full-time offers one from LinkedIn Business Leadership Program in Strategy & Analytics in Mountain View and another for Dropbox's Rotation Program in SF. Below are some descriptions of the program LinkedIn Program: I would be their second class (very new program). It ...

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Corporate Strategy - Case Interviews

Mr. Bob Dobalina

Hi all, I've got some CS interviews coming up with a few different companies, and was curious about the case interviews. What should I expect: MBB-esque cases, or something a little more on the lax side? Additionally, the interviews will be via phone. Can/should I: -use a calculator -have notes/fr...

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Facebook Financial Analyst

fulltimeask

I happen to have a financial modeling analytics exam in 2 weeks for Facebook's financial analyst position. Has anyone taken this and / or has any insight? It says it does have a correct answer, but its more about the formatting than anything else....

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Monday Morning Market Brief

syracusegroup

Here is your Monday update for what’s been happening in Australia and around the world to start the week off. In The Markets Shares in the Australian markets are expected to open higher after positive leads from the overseas markets last week. The SPI200 futures contract started up 0.88% or 53 po...

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Financial Modeling Assessment Test Interview

PKICF

I have a live (WebEx) interview coming up with a SaaS company in which I will be required to create a financial model from scratch. I want to brush up on my modeling skills when working from scratch (evaluating appropriate assumptions, outlining said assumptions in a model, working through to the m...

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FLDP Tech Programs

frog2i

What are the best FLDP programs in F500 in tech that are high pay and that have good exit opportunities for B-school afterwards?...

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Starting pay and training at small vs large corporations?

George-Vuxton

I'm graduating with my MS Finance in a few months and am looking for work in a corporate finance role (ideally FP&A or Treasury). I have been determined to get a job at a F500 due to higher advancement potential, and the possibility of relocating to numerous other locales. However, are there advanta...

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Credit Suisse Corporate Development / M&A

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Nuances of Corporate Finance in each Industry

dan_yo23

I want to start a thread talking about the nuances of corporate finance within each industry (Oil & Gas, Healthcare/Pharma, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods, etc). The impression I've gotten is that you can bounce around between industries in the first few years of your c...

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