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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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Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst ProgramHey Everyone, I had a first round interview with Wells Fargo back in August for their Summer Financial Analyst Program for Summer 2015. After 2 or 3 weeks I heard back that I moved on to their final step which is a superday in SF next month. I know the superday is going to be mostly technical quest...
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JP Morgan Securities - Review - GeneralistThe company was extremely demanding, but I feel like I learned a lot. Also a great name to have on your resume. If you become friends with some senior members they will gladly recommend your for future positions. . It felt like newer, more junior members were expected to stay long hours, while senio...
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How will corporate roles change due to automation?Will automation heavily affect corporate financre, development or strategy or is this not a big worry?...
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S&P Capital - Interview - Debt Capital MarketsPhone Interview was introductory and non-technical in nature, ("walk me through your resume"; "What relevant experience"). Recruiter then asked for expectations relating to salary/timeline/level. Further explained that a senior HR rep will contact and pick up the recruiting process. Senior contac...
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General Mills FLDP InternshipI'm currently a junior looking for an internship next summer (hopefully to lead to a Finance Development Program after graduation) and I'm looking to hear some of your guys's perspectives. At the moment I have an offer for General Mill's Financial Analyst Intern position. However, I'm also in the la...
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Johnson & Johnson - Review - Corporate DevelopmentGreat Team oriented culture. Pretty high pay for typical year 1 analyst. J&J also has a great coffee and i love coffee.. J&J has bad managers at times. These guys do not understand that I dont want to work very hard sometimes. ...
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List of Recruiting Firms and your experiences with them?Hello WSO community, I’m switching jobs and would really appreciate any insight on: 1) any recruiting firms 2) how do they operate. For example, I know that they have certain quotas to meet and have interests of their own to pursue collecting data and so on (there’s absolutely nothing wrong w...
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Non-MBA Exit Corp Dev/StrategyYo, currently working at an economic consulting firm and was lucky enough to lateral into a corp dev analyst opportunity. I have a Masters in Finance and about 3 years worth of experience and will be starting as an analyst at this firm. They are a S&P 400 tech (midcap) firm with a high growth busine...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Prime BrokerageGreat team environment Lots of on-hand training Great introduction to the Prime Brokerage space Great location. HR needs to plan more intern events Some teams did not plan out work for interns Not enough room for some interns to sit near their teams...
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Arizona State Finance ProgramHey all, I’m currently a high school senior considering ASU as it would be the cheapest option for me. Would the finance program at ASU be good enough for getting me into Risk Managment, Corporate Finance, Asset managment, etc? My ultimate goal would be investment banking but that is simply an un...
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FP&A to Valuations -- skills needed?Recently started a corporate finance FP&A job. I'm not far in yet but even my senior analyst (1 year experience) spends most of his time updating already built models, refreshing excel reports, and building powerpoint decks for executive meetings. This is not really what I thought I was going to b...
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Interview for Microsoft Finance Analyst Intern?I have an interview in Seattle for MSFT for the role of Financial Analyst Intern. Any tips on what to know or what MSFT looks for in a financial analyst intern? Technical questions list? (already checked glassdoor) **Job Description:** You'll also be able to explore one of many areas of Microsoft...
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Lean Six Sigma useful in FP&AQuestion is raised in the title. Would any green belt / black belt six sigma training be useful in FP&A, specifically in operations finance for a manufacturing company? Only threads I could find were very old and related more to financial services. I would think that the process improvement ethos wo...
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EY Corporate Finance Interview - Financial Modelling Case Study for Renewable AssetHi guys, I have an EY corporate finance (Energy sector) financial modelling case study for an experienced hire position in the UK in a few days and apparently the modelling case will be on a renewable energy asset. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare? Anyone know of any good sources ...
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Pfizer - Review - PharmaceuticalsGreat mentoring and learning opportunity with plenty of room for growth. Learned a lot about the corporate scene.. Just wish there was a spot for me after the internship. Would have also liked more responsibility during the internship....
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Salary progression for F500 Hello Monkeys, Long time lurker here. Thanks to this site I have been able to work my way into a F500 FP&A Financial Analyst from a complete non-target that could be considered a notch above community college. I am starting at 70K which is solid (low COL city) but I was curious as to what the salar...
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Johnson & Johnson - Review - Public FinanceI will say that J&J is like many other corp fin departments for a conglomerate. I'll spare the work-life balance and pension benefit pros and jump into what makes J&J unique. The biggest pro at J&J is that you have the ability to be exposed to many aspects of the company while going from one part of...
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Dell FDP vs. GE FMP (and upcoming interviews)I'm a Junior at a non-target school for MC firms, who's hoping to just build a good enough resume by next year to get the attention of those firms (for full-time ops). I've had an internship at the biggest healthcare provider in my state, and a pretty interesting resume beyond that (research, leader...
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TD Bank Corporate Banking Dress CodeHi everyone, Does anyone know what's the typical dress code for SAs at TD Bank? I will be interning next summer for their Corporate and Specialty Banking division and I want to prepare my wardrobe. ...
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KPMG - Review - ValuationVery good work/life balance. Young team with a very good culture. Many company events. Friday after work drinks Intelligent employees Very nice place to further develop your skills. - If you want to move into Investment Banking then its better to do an internship at a smaller bank or boutique wher...
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WACC real rate calculationHello Everybody! Could you please help me with a discounting rate issue? I'm working on an investment project with 60% leverage. Let's say nominal cost of equity 15% (Russian rubles), and cost of debt (jpy) is about 3.5%. Tax shield 20%. Then my WACC will be calculated as 15% x 0,4 + 3.5% x 0,6 x (1...
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Siemens - Review - N/AReally friendly and laid-back interview process. The Human Resources manager was extremely personable which made the interview enjoyable.. I have heard nothing back while some peers have been denied so I wish that there was more communication after the interview process regarding status....
Microsoft - Interview - TechnologyWhat would you improve about Microsoft's current product offerings? i.e. think of a feature you'd want to add. Expect all of the basics - walk through story, why Microsoft. I was grilled hard on my previous class/internship work, asked to elaborate more and more on the financial details until I ha...
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How to forecast working capital items ?Hi everyone ! I'm wondering how can I forecast working capital and more specifically " current asset or current liabilities". I first took the opening and the closing balance previous year and I calculated the variation. But, I would like to find a better methods. If you can suggest me some articl...
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BDO - Review - Corporate Financeworking conditions learning curve good thing to start colleagues are friendly and competent modern building. low salary not the firm with the best prestige status there are no food benefits or benefits for gym ...
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How can we forecast accrued payroll and benefices ? In terms of calculating the Working Capital, could you explain me how to forecast accrued payroll and benefices ?...
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KPMG Deal Advisory Case DayHi everyone, A while ago I saw an older post regarding the KPMG Deal Advisory super Case Day and I was wondering whether someone could share their experiences. It concerns the KPMG Deal Advisory Rotation Program (M&A, TS, Strategy Group, Valuation, Debt Advisory). I have completed all the previous...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - GeneralistGreat culture, great teamwork and easy to move around the different teams in the GFBM program. Rotational program available for FT.. Limited exit ops to other Lines of business, Back office gets mundane despite team. Lots of data processing....
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LONG-TERM CAREER IN CIB FINANCE: CIMA vs ACA vs ACCA (London based)Hi all! I´ve been reading the forum for a while, but today I have finally decided to jump into this pool of knowledge. The question is mainly what the title says. I have to choose one as a requirement for the grad scheme I’m in and I was wondering which one would represent a better potential gro...
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BlackRock - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentWhat sets BlackRock apart from other companies you have looked into working for? This was not that expected but it came very early on in the interview. The interviewer also asked how my skills since my major is more qualitative than quantitative fits in the financial world. No question was really th...
Deutsche Bank - Interview - Corporate BankingThe questions mainly assessed fit and my understanding of corporate coverage banking. There were also situational-based questions and detailed questions about experiences listed on my resume. Questions I got were: 1. What is your understanding of what corporate coverage banking is? 2. Why do you wan...
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PIMCO Alternative Funds Summer Internship Thoughts?Anyone have any info on PIMCO Alternative Funds Valuation Analyst as a junior year internship and leverage into full-time IB? Thanks. ...
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Citigroup - Interview - Corporate FinanceTypical interview technical questions such as how do you value a company? How does depreciation link in the three financial statements? Run me through your resume and how it relates to corporate finance. Why Citigroup? How to you consolidate a large amount of data? What are some ways in excel yo...
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Prudential FIP Offer for Summer 2019Hi everyone, I wanted to know for those who completed Prudential FIP Superday, how long did the response time take to hear back from the recruiter? If you got an offer, did you hear back on Monday, a week later, or etc? Thanks in advance!...
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What is JP Morgan's Corporate Analyst Development Program?I don't have much experience in the banking industry as my major is physics. I've been "offered" (haven't applied but verbal offer) a place on JPM's corporate analyst program in Bournemouth, UK and upon reading the description I'm a bit confused as to what it actually is (front office or back?) Her...
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AMA - deputy CFO at a listed tech companyhi all, I was previously the deputy CFO of a US-listed Internet company. My role included IR, M&A, but not FP&A. I joined right after the IPO, and missed out on the lessons of take a company public. We grew the company's stock price by 5x in 2 years, through non-deal-roadshows (NDRs) and M&A. It w...
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American Express Strategic Planning Group InterviewDoes anyone have any information on getting into this group as an undergraduate? What are the interviews like? Are there case studies involved? ...
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Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC - Review - GeneralistGreat culture. Great learning opportunities to advance career. Good leadership team.. Long hours. Sometimes bad bonus. Very structured and heirarchical. Sometimes tough to move internally...
CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Review - Generalistgood exposure due to heavy deal volume Flexible Understanding Great benefits 4 weeks starting vacation. slow progression technology sometimes sucks and package is still lower than industry standards Less holidays during Christmas...
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Emerging Market GrowthEmerging markets are forecast to grow rapidly in the next 12 years, and most of this growth will be in the middle class. Asia Pacific especially is expected to comprise 66% of the global middle class by 2030 and 59% of global middle class consumption. What do you think this means for business global...
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Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsCould speak to MD without fearing for my life and juniors were invited to meetings with clients. We were asked to contribute actively to deal strategy.. Very very low pay and virtually no bonus. This didn't sit well with anyone on the team, which eventually led to more 75% of the team leaving that s...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Generalist1. Tons of Flexibility 2. Tons of human capital resources 3. good work life balance depending on partner and director. 1. low pay for expectations of work product 2. because of the large firm environment, can sometimes be very unorganized. 3. not a diverse work environment....
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GS - Finance Controller internship in Salt Lake City - location transfer Hi, everyone! I’ve recently accepted an offer with Goldman Sachs in SLC (only offer I really liked, apart from the location), and I currently live in NJ. However, next year, as a senior, I am planning to hopefully lock a full time position in Jersey City or NY, whether that be with with GS or not...
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Apollo Global Management InternshipI applied for a Private Equity Summer Analyst role at Apollo and today I was offered an interview with Apollo's Corporate Finance BP&A team. Is the BP&A team within the Private Equity wing of the company? What could I expect to do in the BP&A role? Would I be working with portfolio companies? Any he...
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Interview Question : Capital Increase - Financial StatementsHi guys, In an M&A interview, I was asked the following question, => 100 of capital increase, financed 50% debt and 50% equity : What is the effect of this increase on the financial statements? Go first on the Income statement, then the Cash flow statement and finally on the Balance sheet. Do you ...
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Corporate Development vs Venture CapitalHi All, I'm currently an investment banking analyst and am starting to think about exit opportunities. Through a few years of work experience, I've decided on a few priorities/things I would like in a future job: * I've never been the most comfortable with numbers and actually find modeling rela...
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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 meri...
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What level in Corp Dev after 2 years banking + 2 years PE?If I wanted to move into corp dev / strategy after finishing my PE associate stint (with or without an MBA after) what level would that equate to within an F1000 or Middle Market hierarchy? Would this be an almost certain paycut from the ~$250-300 a PE associate makes or are there any roles with com...
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Dell - Interview - GeneralistGiven your experience in (enter resume line pointing to personal or work experience), what kind of takeaways can you share with us? In what ways have you been able to contribute outside of the classroom once you got to campus? * Tell us about a time in which you were challenged, failed, and what...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate FinanceHow many gas stations are there in the United States? What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from it? What was JPM's stock price trend for the past 4 months? Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? What are your three greatest weaknesses? Why do you want to do fina...
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Best InsuranceHello all, Someone please help me to know more about insurance schemes that are provided to small business....
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General Motors - Interview - Corporate FinanceSome easy accounting related questions. Most of the interviews were behavioral but if your resume exhibits a finance background they will ask accounting based questions. These questions are very basic and are not aimed to trip you up. Other semi-difficult questions involve situational questions. T...
Standard and Poors - Review - CreditEasy work life balance. In the office by 9 and out by 5 on most days. Good client interaction opportunities. . Credit analysis is not terribly challenging. Primarily rate sub-IG names prior to Associate Director promotion. ...
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ROIC/Invested CapitalWhat is ROIC with a negative NOPLAT and a negative Invested Capital? Example: NOPLAT = 100 Invested Capital = 1.000 ROIC = 10% NOPLAT = -100 Invested Capital = -1.000 ROIC = ?...
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Negotiation for Guaranteed Promotion?Hi guys, I am currently an associate at a BB (going into 5 years in IBD at my current firm) recruiting for a corporate development role with a F500 company. The company is in an attractive, growing sector which I have experience in. I am seeking advice on how to negotiate with the hiring manager to...
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Alliance Holdings Inc - Interview - GeneralistWhat are your biggest weaknesses? This question was unexpected because the interview had been fairly starightforward and easy up until this point. But as long as you have prepared in advnce and have a few you can talk about and back uo with stories and then show how you are improving now then you w...
Comerica Incorporated - Interview - TreasuryLots of typical questions like why do you want to get into banking and what experiences do you have that would help you to do the role, but a few technical questions tossed in. Some were more simple - how do banks make money, what is WACC. Also asked a few excel questions - what formula would you us...
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Global Finance & Business Management Hello, I was recently invited to JP Morgan's Global Finance & Business Management Superday! Does anyone have any prior experience with this division? Can someone explain his/her superday process? Thank you!...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - GeneralistThe case was the only difficult question that I was asked. Basically, it had to do with modeling a ride sharing company similar to uber. I feel like capital one is obsessed with break even points so that was a portion of it. I had to factor in a surge pricing model and I ended up making it way more ...
Chevron Corporation - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsTell me about yourself, where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years, where can Chevron grow it's business lines both internationally and from a commercial standpoint. Tell me about a time you tried to push an idea upwards through management but were met with resistance, and you ended up pushing it in a...
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JPMorgan Global Finance & Business Management Internship Program I recently received an invitation to a super day in Brooklyn for the Global Finance and Business Management internship program. I was wondering if anyone on here could offer any insight on what to expect and what sort of technical questions might be asked. Thanks!...
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JP MORGAN FADP / GLOBAL FINANCE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUMMER ANALYSTHey guys, I am new to this so I am probably posting on the wrong forum. Please leave any feedback on this post as neccessary. I recently just got an offer from JPM at their global finance & business management program previously known as FADP for 2019 summer. I was wondering if anyone did this prog...
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Capital One Financial - Review - N/A* Good salary * Great working hours -- Not too stressful * Smart people to work around and very fun environment . * Not always the most interesting work * Have to really advocate for yourself to get facetime with more senior coworkers ...
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Generalistwas happy but there might be stress as well during busy seasons. since I'm in bay area overall the culture is pretty chill. i don't think there is any significant sadness but being in a big four there will be lots of stress....
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Corporate Development - worth the paycut / lateral salary move (london)?Hi guys Background - Big 4 Audit followed by close to 3 years in Strategic Finance Analyst role in leading corporate. Currently on 60k PS and most likely going to get bumped to 65k in Dec but high chance to 70k & promotion to Manager role. Exploring Corporate Development opportunities. Have had ...
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BlackRock - Corporate Functions & Operations - Finance ?Going through first round interviews with BlackRock, anyone have experience with this position, it is for summer analyst in New York. ...
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JP Morgan CIB Risk Management Superday InterviewsHey all, I have a Superday this coming Friday for JP Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank Risk Management 2019 Summer Analyst program. I am REALLY nervous and was wondering if anyone has recently/ever gone to a Superday for this program in particular? What kind of technical questions should I expec...
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JPM CCBSI Superday LACould anyone shed light on the JPM Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries super day? I know it is multiple interviews within a three hour period, but what type of questions are asked. I am interviewing for the LA location. Thank you. ...
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Optum/UnitedHealth Group Corporate Development - M&A analystDoes anybody know if UnitedHealth Group corporate development is worth pursuing? Some of the top finance students at my school have gone there the last couple of years, but I'm not sure if I should target that role or IBD. Would it limit me to healthcare? Heard anything about the quality of the gro...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Corporate BankingOverall the company paid well and the team wanted you to succeed. My group was very friendly and always willing to help.. Overall the work wasn't very challenging. I felt bored a lot of the time and ran out of projects to work on throughout my summer....

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