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What are the best low stress well paying finance jobs?I was wondering what are some good low stress jobs for finance majors that are decent paying. The only stress free job that I can possible think of in finance is value investing. Any advice would be great I am currently going to college for financial management it be nice to have an perspective fro...
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I got my first interview for a Financial Analyst position, what should I focus on for the interview?I just graduated with a degree in finance and have been doing applications. I just heard back from a company, and they want to interview me about as position titled "Decision Support Analyst". I'm wanting to brush up on my financial knowledge a bit before the interview. Those of you who work or have...
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HSBC - Interview - Corporate BankingI was not sure what exactly the position comprised of so the technical questions were slightly surprising to me even though they should not have been. They also asked me what motivates me which was surprisingly difficult to answer. Other questions: Walk me through your resume. What do you have that ...
BDO Consulting - Interview - GeneralistOne of the interviewers starting to ask brain teasers, one of them was the Clock question regarding the hands being at 3 O'clock. I cant remember the entire question. I had seen it before, I'm pretty sure it is on the wall street oasis guides. I completely forgot the answer, so I had no idea. Anothe...
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Current Post-Merger Integration Consultant - Corporate Exit Ops?The pay is is great, but I'm over the travel. Colleagues have mostly left for other firms (and big pay bumps), but I'd really love to get out of consulting and sleep in my bed every night. The vast majority of my experience has been on the execution piece of the M&A lifecycle (target operating mode...
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Accounting for 50-50 partnershipsWhere can I read more of case studies involving accounting for 50-50 partnerships e.g Mergers&Acquisitions acquiring not more than 50% of the target? We are creating a shell that will buy 50% of a company and have challenges around accounting & reporting for the shell post merger. A similar case s...
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AIG - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Great team, lots of brilliant minds to work with. Plenty of interesting projects and sizable potential targets.. Slow moving company with a mediocre track record of performance for the last decade. Slow to promote....
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PLS HELP: JPMorgan Corporate Banking Analyst Graduate ProgramI am doing a Commercial Banking summer intenrship in HSBC right now. Ideally i want to apply for **JPMorgan Corporate Banking Analyst Graduate Program **(https://careers.jpmorgan.com/careers/global/en/programs/corporate-banking-fulltime-analyst) in September this year. I find very rare information a...
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How can we buy 51% of this target?Long story cut short. We are doing a buyout of a target company (PRIVATE). The target is owned 50% by one company and 50% by the Government and the government wants to sell the 50% stake in a privatization move. However we are interested in gaining some control hence we want a 50+% stake. The only ...
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Amazon - Interview - FinanceTell us about a time you had to give a negative decision to the organization and how did you do it, how did it work out. The question itself was not the difficult part, however there were several follow up questions that they would dig into. Also, prior to the interview, they asked for a technical ...
Verizon - Interview - Corporate FinanceI would say that there really weren't any difficult questions that they asked us. For the most part, they asked the standard behavioral questions like strengths, weaknesses, etc. As there were two 1-on-1 30 minute interviews, the interviewers' focused on different aspects. What did throw me off a bi...
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Need advice how do I get rich in accounting/financeLittle background I am an accounting student with programming skills in VBA and SQL. I am thinking about becoming a mortgage broker when i graduate shortly. Or should I become an accountant that specializes in technology? I spent alot of time and effort learning how to program(more than I even wan...
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Advice on my InternshipHi. I'm a sophomore who's currently interning at Corporate Development Team, and have a goal to land in investment banking. Currently, our company is trying to land in different PE firm, and the company has started the deal process like a month ago. However, as an intern, I have not been receiving a...
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Exiting from Corporate DevelopmentWSO 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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Exit Op after Strategy in Large Tech CompanyHey everyone, I was wondering if anyone can share some insight on the exit ops after working within a strategy role in tech giant. A little bit of background regarding myself, I came from a Big 4 background where I grinding it out in audit and left in my senior year (yr 3) then I was able to join ...
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FLDP programs with less of an accounting focus?Hey all, I just finished up my junior year and have an internship lined up for the summer, but I am starting to prepare for recruiting in the fall. I am looking into FLDP programs, but I know that accounting is not something I want to end up in, and I've heard a lot about some programs having a main...
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Corp Strategy in BB/EB?Hey all, I'm interested in potentially going into corporate strategy after a few years in IB. I've read through a few threads on corporate strategy in investment banking firms, but I was wondering how the corporate strategy experience would be like in EB (Lazard, PJT, etc.) compared to BB. Would the...
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MasterCard - Review - Technology ConsultingThe internship program was very well organized. I had great leadership, and the company obviously cares about its interns.. The work was not intellectually challenging, nor relevant to my interests. I basically just hungout working on stuff I wasn't interested in. ...
8 Miles LLP - Interview - GeneralistWhat was a time you worked on a team with diverse cultural backgrounds? They really wanted to hear about a group experience with people from different cultures. I talked about group projects at school and how there were people from many different cultures. Touched a little bit on being aware of cult...
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Appropriate Salary Range Sophomore Corporate Finance InternHey wanted to know what is an appropriate salary range for a corporate finance intern as a sophomore and will a fortune 500 company yield a higher salary?...
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Terex Corporation - Interview - Corporate FinanceLike I said, a majority of the interview process was set on behavioral questions. The most difficult questions for me were questions about controlling costs as I was not expecting. There was also some discussion of recognition revenue, segregation of duties, cost accounting, managerial accounting, a...
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Interning in Corporate Finance at a Fortune 50 - Should I ask about Corporate Developement?I will be interning this summer at a fortune 50, think GE/J&J. This is a corporate finance role that will transition into a full time as an FLDP. I am interested in corporate development. Is it possible to network my way into Corporate Development at the same fortune 50 that i will be interning / sh...
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Should I take excel course before going through corporate finance recruiting?Will taking an excel course help me in any way with corporate finance recruiting. I studied liberal arts so have no background in excel. Just use it for personal things. I'm aiming for FP&A jobs, Compliance, or Operations. Possibly Research Analyst, Business Analyst Consulting Analyst....
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Breaking into Corporate development through MBA from an Engineering backgroundI have a background in Electrical Engineering and technical experience in telecoms. I am in an M7 MBA school and was not able to get an internship in Corp. Dev. What can I do to improve my fulltime chances? ...
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Big 4 FDD vs Capital One FRP vs BoA FMAPHey everyone, so I have an offer from a Big 4 firm in their Financial Due Diligence practice, as well as interviews from Capital One and Bank of America in their respective finance rotationals. The pay at the Big 4 is probably a little bit lower than the rotationals, and is in a SE metro. Everythin...
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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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Auto Insurance Hello Friends, I am new on this community. Everything is looking great. I am searching for Auto insurance company. What are the popular auto insurance companies in Gulf shores? Someone suggest me for new-horizon-insurance company who insure everything. I also find it on net. but I don't know much ...
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Apex Capital - Interview - Research and DevelopmentTest strategy for functional testing. How did you use your analytical skills in your work experience? White board coding to create two classes for Page Object Model. Test strategy for functional testing. How did you use your analytical skills in your work experience? White board coding to create two...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate Finance1. • “Tell me about yourself.” 2. • “Why do you want to work for JPMorgan Chase?” 3. • “Why did you choose finance as a major?” 4. • “What experience with Excel and Access do you have?” 5. • “Which of the four positions would you choose, and why?” 6. • “When h...
Citigroup - Interview - Investment Bankingthere was a multi-step accounting question (4 or 5 steps? I honestly forgot), questions about the firm (why Citi, what do you know about the company, what differentiates us from a place like Morgan Stanley or Bank of America Merrill Lynch?), analysts asked thorough questions about leveraged buyouts,...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsWhy J.P. Morgan? What was a situation in which you failed? Why did you school your university? What is a derivative? Do you keep up with the markets? What is something you've read that might affect J.P. Morgan? why Finance? walk me through a DCF? What in your opinion makes a good financial ...
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Upcoming Treasury Capital Markets InterviewHey there, like the title says I have an upcoming interview for an F500 treasury capital markets analyst position. They have international exposure so I assume I should brush up on currency technicals aside from that I haven't networked for this type of position and am going in blind. Does anyone ha...
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How to prepare to get a FLDP internshipI'm very interested in breaking into a finance development program after I graduate and I understand that the best course of action would be getting an internship my junior year with the same firm. Does anyone have any advice on how to best prepare myself to get one of these internships? I'm also a ...
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CIBC World Markets - Interview - Corporate BankingTell me something you're proud of that's not on your resume. Follow up question to one of my job experiences were unexpected. Asked about any interesting stories heard from clients (I was in a client-facing role at an Investment bank). Asked me about the oil prices/gold prices/ and even thoughts on...
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KPMG Corporate Finance InfoI saw a posting for an Associate role in KPMG's Corporate Finance Group. I was hoping to get some information on the group. Does anyone have much info on compensation (including progression), culture, working hours, travel potential, etc. Any information would be appreciated!...
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JPM Super Day Follow-Up?I interviewed at JPM's Super Day for their 2019 Global Finance & Business Management Program on Friday, 4/20. I felt like both of my interviews went pretty well and the recruiter told me that we would be hearing back within 2-3 weeks. It has now been exactly two weeks, and I haven't heard anything f...
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American Axle and Manufacturing - Interview - AutosHow would you go about working with information that was continually in the wrong format? Say you had to paint a building, would you expense or capitalize this expense? How did you handle a conflict with your supervisor or manager? Are you familiar with activity-based costing What are some acc...
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Corporate Finance, FP&A Undergrad Starter GuideGreetings, I am currently a Junior, rising Senior at a VERY low Non-Target School majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance. I am also going to Intern at a small Accounting Firm in Government Services for the summer, however, I wanted to go into FP&A Full-Time next year a...
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The HEINEKEN Company - Interview - Corporate FinanceIn the online assessments - you had to recognise patterns, answer pre-recorded video questions on the fly, there were also aspects of logical & critical thinking involved in number processing. Also a short "English section" where you had to fill in the blanks within a passage. They wanted to test if...
Capital One Financial - Review - OtherThe best thing about working here was the people - very friendly and collaborative culture/atmosphere while also being surrounded by incredibly bright minds.. The work was rather straightforward, and due to the work-life balance focus, the projects were not as rigorous as they could have been....
CIT Group - Interview - Corporate BankingNo technical questions, but typical behavioral questions, such as walk me through your resume, why did you choose your school, and why did you select your major. The most notable/difficult ones were "Why should we select you" and "What can you bring to our firm?" These questions were part of the on-...
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Transitioning out of Corporate Finance - RecommendationsSo I've noticed there have been a few threads regarding the difficulty in transitioning from CF to ______ position, but I am looking for more of a recommendation on what position to transition to out of CF to get to the position I want to be in, as there are multiple paths (take into consideration b...
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Interview "recommend who we should buy" presentation template?So I've an interview coming up which, and I know that they always ask "who should we buy". I've a few ideas, but I want to go beyond and actually give them something concrete. That in mind, while I've plenty of experience writing CIMs and the like, less so for condensing all of that into, say, a com...
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Industries that promote youngSome of the most active threads in the CF corner of WSO have to do with salary progression based on career level. I'm hoping to spur some discussion on a similar topic but approached from a different direction: We've already established general pay bands by level, so let's try to establish an age ra...
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Leave current Development Program for Strategy Program after 1 year on the job?Hello WSO, Just had an opportunity present itself in an area I am extremely interested in. Some context first: * I just joined a MM bank in the ALM group last June (first job out of college), particularly helping develop credit loss models to determine how much reserves the bank should hold. *...
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NO FINANCE OR BCOMM DEGREEhello! currently working on my polisci degree but have a growing passion for a career in finance. I've had one finance related internship at a bank. How can i increase my chances of working in finance without a degree in finance or commerce or economics?...
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Looking for helpHey guys, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right sub-forum, I'm new here so please bear with me. I just registered here today since I have an interview scheduled for next Wednesday at one of the largest banks in my country (the Netherlands) for an internship position (Corp/Institutional Ban...
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Genworth Financial - Interview - InvestmentsI was basically asked the standard questions. Mostly behavioral. Examples: * What was the most complicated project you've done in excel? Describe the specific formulas and functions you used. (this one threw me a little, I talked about trying to make an efficient frontier in excel) * Tell me...
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Samsung Electronics America Strategy GroupHi Guys, I got an offer from Samsung Electronics America's Corporate Strategy Group (this is different to their Global Strategy Group GSG). I was wondering if anyone knows much about team culture, projects and exit opportunities? Can a move to Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon etc be possible from th...
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Visa - Interview - Corporate FinanceNothing too difficult was asked. Toughest questions were about how to evaluate whether or not to undertake in a company investment in a new recreation facility on their Bay Area campus. There was no concrete right answer, but it was imperative that you mention both quantitative and qualitative aspec...
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Questions in corp dev interviewAre corp development interview more fit related, or are they technical? How would I figure out which aspect to prepare more for? And if fit related, what are some good questions? Background - MBA with strategy consulting background, looking to break into a cop dev of business unit in a large F500 c...
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The most laid back Corporate jobs for those of us without C-suite aspirations?Let's use this thread to discuss roles that offer amazing work/life balance and limited stress (i.e. **not** FP&A, development, etc.). It doesn't even necessarily need to be finance-specific as there are dozens of little-known roles out there that someone with a finance or analytical mindset can do...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - AccountingI was happy. But it is mostly back office work. Still good experience nonetheless. Good perks and nice bosses. Sometimes gets mundane. Not a lot of cool tasks or projects to work on. Repetitive work. Good experience ...
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LinkedIn Strategy & Analytics Rotation Program vs Dropbox Rotation ProgramHi 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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Compensation Structure at the mid-management level in Corporate Development / Strategy / FinanceCurious how comp structure looks in Corp Dev / Strat / Fin as you progress through the ranks. I know it can vary a lot by industry/company at the senior levels (VP, SVP, EVP), but I wonder if it is more or less the same at lower levels. Would be great to get some insight from more experienced folks ...
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Corporate Banking Analyst with one year experience- What salary should I expect?? UKI am returning from working as a graduate abroad and expecting an offer in the UK for the role of an Analyst supporting a Corporate Banker in a Tier 2 bank, the role is based in the Midlands. What salary can I expect? I had expected a minimum of around 30K as I have just over one years worth of exp...
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Internships Opportunities in Singapore as a Brit?Hello everyone, My name is Deji and I'm from Scotland, UK. I've recently been applying for summer internships in Singapore but haven't had much luck so far. Most job postings are looking for Singaporeans or PRs. To share a little more about my situation, here's an extract from my CV: I am intere...
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Grant Thornton - Review - ValuationThere's an unlimited time off policy so as long as you do your minimum billable hours you can take large amounts of time off.. The pay for the work I'm doing is below the industry standard. Also, I am not in the Big 4 accounting firms so name recognition isn't quite what I'd like it to be....
JP Morgan Securities - Review - FinanceGreat place to work. There are plenty of smart people. Due to finance being so diverse at the company you have the opportunity to try everything from corporate finance to strategy.. Due the the company being so large there is a lot of bureaucracy and that makes it hard to get a lot of things done. ...
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BB Derivatives Reg Ops vs FLDP at Big PharmaHey, everyone! I've been a longtime lurker on these forums and decided to make my first post today. I currently have an offer from a Big Pharma firm for a 3 year FLDP and my first rotation is going to be Financial Analysis and Reporting. One of my colleagues reached out to me and secured me an inte...
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Target - Interview - Prop Trading1. What was the most interesting thing you have ever done at work? 2. Name a time you have had to do something that you knew wasn’t right for a superior. 3. How do we know you won’t leave us after 6months. (This seemed like an issue for the company as they said their candidates are often poached...
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60+ Hours/Week: Outlier or a New Normal?Out of curiosity, wanted to see if anyone else has noticed any *general* trends in the work/life balance of corporate finance. I'm in CFin at the moment and am interviewing around, and have had one or two companies (F250) tell me many finance employees average 55-65 hours a week, which is higher tha...
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Cisco - Interview - Financial Serviceswhat is accrual vs cash based accounting? ...
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Financial Modeling and Project FinanceHi, I'm looking for recommendations on books on the subject of corporate finance, particularly Project Finance and Financial Modeling. I want to evaluate international power generation projects....
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Fidelity Investments - Review - Corporate FinanceYou learn how a great company runs the corporate finance and are challenged with interesting problems that require intelle. The company moves slowly and your work often falls on deaf ears. There is also no incentive to work harder, you will move up when there is space....

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