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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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CorpDev Exit Opportunities

MedTechMonkey

Just started in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> at a Fortune 500 medtech and med device company. I am 3 years out of school. Does anyone have any insight into exit opportunities after a couple years of experience and deals closed?

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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?

hhahhahssdfnm

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?

Moron123

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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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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Controller at Exxon

zhang128

Hi all, I am interested in your thought on the controller position at Exxon for MBA hire. What is he compensation and how do the exit opportunities look like? Thanks. ...

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Expedia Corporate Development Interview

lilboosie

Hi, Just wanted to see if anyone has interviewed at Expedia in their corp dev group before. Want to know what to expect from an initial interview perspective. More broadly, what kind of technical questions do corp dev firms like to ask and how can I prepare for the interviews?...

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Career Progression for Capital One business analyst

marketriskjobs

What is the career progression for someone who starts as a business analyst at capital one? What is the range of salary at each stage? ...

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I think my parents stole my identity for loans and I can't pull my credit report

avatilbin

So I'm finally ready to start working on medical debt as taxes came in and I can pay things off. I went to pull my reports and it asks security questions about taking out store cards in 2014 and an auto loan in 2017. I did not know of this so I selected none of the above and was denied. I believe b...

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Corporate finance and investments

troy1

Hello. I missed an opportunity to work in investment firm as an accountant and feel like corporate is a drag now. I missed opportunity to invest and save and now that I'm almost mid career I am regretting it....

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Part of FP&A team establishment - Advice appreciated

gc21995

Good afternoon and happy Friday. This is a first time post as I have been a long time stalker on this site since my freshman year of college. I am very grateful and credit everyone on WSO for being a major factor in developing a passion for finance. A little background about me. Graduated in May fr...

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