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AMA - F500 Senior Analyst CorpDev

MedTechMonkey

<h3>Ask me anything</h3> <h4>Previous:</h4> Non-target, state school MACC <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> 1 year of audit at national firm 1.5 years of valuation, financial modeling, and QofE (TAS) ...

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Microsoft FRP Analyst Salary?

GoBlue12

My friend working in the Microsoft FRP Analyst program said she got paid **$88K base, $8.5K stock, $7K stipend, $4K cash bonus = $107.5K~ for first year salary** for working 35-40 hours. She also mentioned that FRP Analysts at Microsoft are classified as "Senior Financial Analysts"...

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How long can I stay in CorpStrat, and when does it make sense to move in an operational or P&L role?

DatesExcelModels

Hi Everyone, Little bit of background: I did my undergrad in math/stats, then did my masters at a top target. I did two years of internships during, of which 2 at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> in <abbr title="investment...

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Best choice pre-MBA: Uber or Unicorn

Sumoneinbr

Hello, I am Brazilian and I have the goal to pursue a top-tier MBA in the United States. Overall career goal has been to try a Tech company in San Francisco. I had a two year consulting experience in a tier 2 global Strategy Consulting firm, in Brazil the internship for these companies usually tak...

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Working in Wisconsin

Anonymous Monkey

Was going to make a throwaway, but who give a rip. Before you berate me with insults, hear me out. I have in-laws who live near Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are not doing well health wise and I am now exploring the option to move to somewhere within 2 hours of Green Bay, WI in order to be a short d...

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IRR or return metric for 100% Debt Transaction

Iron_side

If I am buying a company using only debt, what is a appropriate return metric to use? IRR doesn't make sense since you aren't really investing anything yourself. I'm almost assuming that it's infinite no matter what return metric you would use. ...

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Strategy Analyst Interview Help

lux21

Monkeys, I'm currently in a position where I do financial modeling, build pitches/presentations, manage special projects, some marketing strategy and some business dev. I'm looking into a strategy position and I'm not extremely familiar with strategy interviews or interview questions, so if anyone ...

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Cambridge Associates vs Strategy/M&A at F500

happy_days

Hi guys, first time posting here. Would like to seek some advice between choosing an offer from Cambridge Associates (Investment Associate) and a Strategy/M&A (Analyst) role at a F500 ($10-20B market cap). This would be my first job right out of college. Might take an MBA in the future but still und...

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How do I break into corp development?

Essen24

Hello Monkeys; this is my first post on wso so go easy on me. Background: Top UK finance undergrad/GPA 3.7+; 3 years biz dev exp in Silicon Valley (two startups; both focused on AI & ML); Master in Accounting w/ focus on finance @ top 3 US school (GPA 3.7+); just started a Corp Finance position @ F...

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Metals & Mining Corporate Banking Interview

youngOG

I am expecting off-cycle internship interview at a BB in their Corporate Banking division in M&M. I was wondering if they would ask industry specific questions or focus primarily on corporate banking. Any corporate banking interview advice would be fantastic as well. ...

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Corporate Banking vs. Auditing Internship

pipolipo23

Hey everyone! I would really appreciate help in deciding which internship to take. To give a bit of background, I'm an Accounting & Economics student at a Tier-2 school, but with a prestigious undergrad Accounting program. All the Big 4 & Big 8 firms recruit directly from the program for internships...

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CorpDev w/o IB/PE/VC?

frnzs95

How difficult is it to break into CorpDev without an IB/PE/VC background? Would it be hard to break in from a Big4 Bval team and CPA? What advice do you have for breaking in for a long-term career?...

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How was Goldman able to sell this position prior to lock-up expiry?

quartermile

Hi Guys, I'm looking into MOGU, whose lock-up period for insider shareholders is set to expire on 4-Jun-19. Goldman was an inside shareholder prior to their IPO (5-Dec-18), but on 31-Mar-19 they [sold their position of 24,842 shares](https://fintel.io/soh/us/mogu/goldman-sachs-group). How was this...

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Jensen's Alpha

abdelaallbayan

is this equation correct? : Intercept – Rf (1- Beta) = Jensen’s alpha. or is the Jensen's Alpha the same as the intercept? ...

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F50 FP&A to Moelis Research Analyst/Business Management - Restructuring

bennett1921

Hi all, I've just finished a finance rotational program at an F50 company and - as with most analysts in my class - have been quite unhappy with my final placement following the program. Despite campaigning heavily for roles I was interested in, the new program manager seems to have placed us mostl...

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Corporate Strategy for Financial Institutions

ClamKing101

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe WSO is lacking a solid thread on Corporate Strategy for Financial Institutions (e.g. banking, capital markets, Asset Management, insurance...). Why is that? I have seen numerous Corporate Strategy / Corporate Development posts for other industries, but very ...

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What is a "Diverse Markets Banker"

CodyParkey

Was given a business card by a family member to reach out to someone that is a SVP "Diverse Markets Banker" at a bank with ~10B+ AUM. What exactly does this mean/what do they do? Would like some more info before I reach out. Thanks!...

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Corporate Finance to Corporate Development/Strategy Role Long Term

dallasbusinessgirl

I'm new to WSO and have enjoyed reading through all the forums. They've been a big help for me in defining my career goals. I am currently in the process of applying to Top 15 business schools. Career wise I am very interested in working in corporate finance at a biotech/big pharma company Post-MBA...

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Business Levers

512Finance

Hey Friends, Quick question as I think it is important to pick everyone's brains here. If you look at a company focused on offering social media and customer engagement services, from a strategic standpoint, how would you look at some of the business levers/drivers for the company? From an operatin...

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How to best prepare for a career in Corporate Finance

ukwannabebanker

Hello guys, new member to WSO here! I am a UK undergrad. student due to start university at a so-called "target school" in September, studying Electrical Engineering and management/finance. I am only 18 and have no experience in IB/accounting though have some decent work experience/exposure in en...

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Financial Leverage

Pankaj-Swain

There seem to be different formulas for Financial Leverage, viz. Change in EPS/Change in EBIT, PAT/EBIT, EBIT/PBT, Total Debt/Shareholders Equity, Net Assets/Net Worth, etc. Kindly clarify whether they are all correct and if so, under what condition each of them become applicable?...

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Breaking into Corp Dev - Nontraditional Background?

Venturepapi

Really want to break into Corp Dev but not sure whats the best angle to do so, would appreciate any insight on how to think about this move. Background: Previously worked in ER in AM, done BD at a startup, started my career in Commercial Banking. Any advice/insight on how to think about this and ...

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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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Investor Relations Analyst - Interview Advice

nontarget-struggle

Hey everyone. First time posting, but I have been following WSO for a while now. I am graduating in a few weeks from a small, non-target liberal arts school and I have an interview coming up for an Investor Relations Analyst position at a subsidiary of PNC that focuses on investor relations and corp...

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Interested in moving from Ops - Supply chain to treasury role

Tonki_castrin

Hello, I am interested in moving from my current supply chain job to a finance job. My background is as follows: I have 5 years of experience in finance outside of the US (Latin American country mostly doing corporate finance and treasury in commercial banking). I came to the US, got my MBA in Fina...

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Leverage Ratio

Pankaj-Swain

I have came across various formulas for Operating Leverage, viz. Change in EBIT/Change in Sales, Contribution/EBIT, EBIT/Gross Profit, Fixed Cost/ Total Cost, to name a few. Kindly clarify whether they are all correct and if so, under what condition each of them become applicable?...

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FP&A Modeling Test

512Finance

Hello WSO Family, I have a last round interview with two high up individuals next week at a SaaS company in Dallas and they are asking me for a one-hour modeling test. I am not sure what to expect. The position would be part of the FP&A/Strategy division at a fast-paced company. What to expect? Not...

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JPM Treasury Analyst

EYTap Newbie

Hi there fellow monkeys, I am currently going to be graduating from a semi-target with a non-finance background. I recently received an interview request for the following position https://jobs.chase.com/ShowJob/Id/197629/Corporate-Treasury-Middle-Office-Finance-Analyst/ . I have read differing v...

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