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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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CorpDev Salary Expectations

Helpabroout

I've been in my current analyst role (MM M&A) for almost 2 years since graduation. After 3 rounds of interviews I have reached the final round interview to join the M&A team of a highly acquisitive corporate with c. $10bn sales. What should my salary expectations be? My current pay is not great ($65...

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Help Best Headhunting/Recruiting/Search Firms for Corporate Finance FP&A for New York

mm2009

Hi, Could you guys help me with suggesting any good headhunting/recruiting firms for the New York market. Or if you know of any specific good headhunter please PM me. Industry is Corporate Finance/FP&A. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

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MGM Studios Corporate Strategy & Corporate Development Group

dontbugme

Hello - I saw this post online [here: ](https://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/senior-analyst-strategic-planning-and-corporate-development-mgm-studios-JV_IC1146753_KO0,59_KE60,71.htm?jl=3064323974&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic) I am really interested ...

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Underpaid in Strategy

yungstrategymaster

Currently 1.5 years into my first job out of school at a midsize tech company that is still growing incredibly fast ($2B+ revenue and ~50% yoy growth). I work in Corp strategy and am very pleased with the work I am doing, work life balance, and benefits, but know I’m underpaid ($55k base + 15% bon...

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Junior M&A Associate to Corporate Development

space_cadet

Hi all, Potential opportunity on the horizon to move to corporate development. Has anyone made the move to CD as a junior M&A associate? Any highlights / regrets to share? Currently working at an EB, top ranked. Thanks SC ...

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English-speaking opportunities in Tokyo

Kase

Greetings all ~ Long-time lurker, first time poster. First of all, let me state the rationale for my exploration of Tokyo opportunities. My wife is Japanese and we just had our first child, currently living on the West coast. We both talk about wanting to relocate to the Tokyo area, but only under...

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Financial & Managerial Accounting Books

mnomais

I am interested in strengthening my Financial and Managerial Accounting skillet. Which book would you recommend for each subject? Also, i prefer you recommend non-classroom books, which are 800+ pages and no one ever read or finishes, and instead focus on "informative" books, max 400 pages. Thanks...

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Anyone has insight on Google FP&A?

aphoegyi1989

A recruiter from Google found me on LinkedIn and reached out to me for project lead role with FP&A so now we are scheduled to talk later this month. So I'm trying to do some homework before the call. Does anyone have any insight on Google FP&A? Culture, structure, career progression, exit opportuni...

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Banking-like experiences at McKinsey

jhemming2020

Haven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their NY office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance work and also have a sizable restructuring practice (the one tha...

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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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AMA - F500 Director of FP&A

accountingbyday

I've been asked to do an AMA a few times over the past few months and it's dead in the office so I figured I'd open myself up for questions. Brief background: - BS in Accounting from no name college with 3.0 - MS in Accounting from Indiana - 1 year in Big 4 (I knew I was going to hate it) - 1.5 yea...

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Best practical readings to prepare for a career in FDD

sterrus

Hi, I'm a MSc student with experience from Big Four audit that just accepted an offer for a TS position at another Big Four firm and I've been looking around for readings (books, articles etc) that could provide a solid knowledge on how Financial Due Diligence is performed in a practical manner. O...

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Unorthodox Path to Corporate Strategy Position

PNWguy94

WSO users: This is my first post to WSO and I'm looking for a little guidance. Background on me: BBA in Management (trust me, I've heard all the jokes about MGMT majors, I get it, whatever) from TCU and work in sales for a fairly large construction equipment manufacturer. I'm really enjoying my s...

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Servicenow Corp Finance Internship : Turn into F100 FLDP

timr23

I received an offer for the Corporate Finance internship at ServiceNow. It's a new program but the offer was good, it gives me CF experience and ServiceNow is quickly growing. I believe it has a solid chance at becoming fortune 500 soon. I was wondering if this opportunity would give me a solid ch...

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FP&A to Valuations -- skills needed?

Jake Paul

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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Broke into Corporate Development, but behind my peers in experience

mightneedit

I have pretty much all the credentials one would want as an undergraduate. Economics Major, Target School (ivy), and a great GPA. Unfortunately, with a whirlwind of college experiences including Division I sports, I only was able to muster up a few final-round interviews with BB banks in NYC. I took...

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Career Choice - FP&A

Michael Jefferson

Hi, I would like to give me your opinion about career choice I have to make the next two days. I hava bachelor in Accounting and Finance and master in Finance. My goal is to work in FP&A department of a firm. I have two offers. One is from PwC for auditing department and the other an Assistant Acc...

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Arizona State Finance Program

LosNitro

Hey 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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What is it like to start in CorpDev right from undergrad?

AutisticChimp

From what I gathered on this forum and other websites, it seems like this is very rare, since most corpdev analysts come in after 1-2 years in IB/consulting. But for those of you who did go into this kind of role right from undergrad, did you ever feel that you missed anything or face some career li...

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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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Barclays Treasury Analyst/Department

JetsFan2729

Hi All. I have an interview with Barclays for a Treasury analyst role (entry level). Can anyone here tell me what a treasury role at a financial institution entails? Don't have much experience in this area going into this but it seems like an interesting position at a bank. Even what the day to day...

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How to prepare for a finance internship at FAANG?

GoldlockWitness

I'm about to do my first finance internship at one of the FAANG firms. I'm unsure of what group I'm going to be placed in. It will likely be Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Capital Markets, or Strategy + M&A. This is what I'm doing to prep myself: 1) Review financial accounting...

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Where can I take loan for my business startup?

johnadley35

Hello Guys! Please support me and suggest me start my business for the very initial step. I need loan for my business. Please guide me that where i can take loan in USA....

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FP&A to corporate development

tlh

Hi guys so as the title says ive been working in fp&a for the past year at a major bank i find myself interested in corporate development. Is it possible to switch from fp&a to corporate development and if so how would i go about it ?...

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What level in Corp Dev after 2 years banking + 2 years PE?

tempdallaspemonkey

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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Do companies know ahead of time of downgrades?

exile

I had an amateurish bond question regarding a situation at a nameless fortune 500 recently. They had started cutting their CAPEX budgets, restructuring and laying off employees, their stock price started plummeting, and then not too much after that their bond ratings were cut. My question is how i...

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JP MORGAN FADP / GLOBAL FINANCE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUMMER ANALYST

toemaszhang

Hey 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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Barclays Treasury Analyst Final Interviews

JetsFan2729

Hi All. I have a final interview (superday of sorts) with Barclays for a 2019 Treasury Analyst role (as I'm graduating in May) and was wondering if someone could tell me more about Barclays Treasury and what it entails. There isn't much info on the website so I'm doing research outside of that. Als...

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Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) - What did you exit into?

TONA09

For those of you that moved on from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) - I'm curious to find out what you went on to do? **Answer Template** Title: Industry: Pay: *STET, bump or drop* Hours: *Better or Worse* Culture: Hindsight: *Was it the right move or the wrong move and would you h...

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Which is better for transitioning to Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, or FP&A?

frnzs95

I wanted to get opinions on making a transition at Big4. My ultimate goal would be Corporate Development or Corporate Strategy, but would also be happy working in FP&A. I'm currently in forensics and want to transition to our TAS group - either Valuations or FDD. I think I'd be more interested in Va...

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I'm at a career crossroads and could use all the advice I can get...

ihavenoideawhatimdoing

Hi all, as a quick background and introduction: I am 32 years old and work in an Operations/Commercial Finance capacity within the Pharma industry. I have been in this position for going on three years and have been promoted once over that time frame with strong reviews each year. My company in...

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Rate in Loan Amortization vs Rate in CAGR

GeorgeC

Looking at this from a lender perspective........why doesn't the rate used in the loan amortization process (rate used in the PVIFA, (1-(1+i)^-n)/i (assuming annual ordinary annuity), which discounts annuity payments to the PV of initial principal, equal the same rate computed when using CAGR (The p...

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Break into FP&A from IT

balafbi

I have 16 plus of IT and industry experience. A MBA that i completed 11 years back. I can not go back to a FT MBA. I don't think a PT MBA will provide any openings either. What are some options that is advised/suggested. ...

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Do companies have cash reserve requirements for customer funds held (such as various crowdfunding platforms or escrow services)?

Loki777

I know companies like ADP and Paypal will do short term investments on floats for cash they are holding for a couple of days. Are there cash reserve requirements for crowdfunding or escrow companies? For example, a campaign may be 30-60 days, and the funds are not given to the creator of the crowd f...

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Amazon Corporate Development

JustADude

Anyone have details on this group? Comp, comp structure, hours, etc.? Know that they recruit Senior Product Manager roles out of MBA but haven’t heard much about this group. ...

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Question on "De facto" Standard definition for Enterprise Value (in relation to non-operating assets)

petesurfer

Hello, Sorry for the very basic questions, just started out with valuation. My first question, is there any standardizing body that gives a formal standard definition for Enterprise Value ?(regardless of the kind of entity, accounting, regulator, etc...FASB, IASB, SEC, etc..) I'm having trou...

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At a crossroads, which to choose?

axb1725

Hello fellow monkeys I am new to the community and seeking advice regarding two positions, one is a top fortune500 tool manufacturer (we'll call them ABC) and the other from UBS. I have a BSBA in Finance and just completed my Master of Science in Finance. I have about 1.5 yrs of prior work experienc...

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