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Destroy my Resume Please

ashdalsbdlasdas

I've been out of school for a year now, working as a data/business analyst for a commercial real estate development company. At this point, I am looking for something similar somewhere new and need help/advice with my resume. I dont really know what i'm doing so any advice would be...

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How to forecast AP?

leveragedblackout

Not sure if this is the right place to ask. Currently interning at a large corporate gig and I was assigned with a task to forecast individual <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> (monthly) from suppliers but cannot figure out how to do it properly. The company...

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FDP->TAS

Gk1997

Hi folks, Currently deciding between a F500 <abbr title="Finance Development Program">FDP</abbr> offer (large tech company) and a few other roles. Looking down the line, I think working in transaction advisory, or “deals” as PwC calls it, would be really...

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Top Corp Pharmaceutical Summer Internships?

Westcoasts

I'm getting a degree in finance and have a strong interest in healthcare & pharmaceuticals. I know that I should look at Pfizer/ Merck for summer before my senior year, but most of the pharmaceutical sites do not have a set online application/ recruitment email. Coming from a non-target for this are...

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Project Finance - Mauritius, Cayman Island, etc?

doctortt

I've seen many SPVs of international project finance projects are formed under the law of Mauritius, Cayman Island, etc. Does anyone know why? Thanks ...

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F&PA job on the trade floor

pacman007

Hello all, I've been working for a fortune 5 oil company for the past 17 months or so (started right out of college). I have worked in Treasury the entire time as a commercial credit analyst, supporting our NGL commercial group. I will soon start an F&PA Fuel Oil Analyst role on the trade floor in ...

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Corporate Finance vs. Investment Banking differences there?

jgc2122

What is the difference between corporate finance and Investment Banking?...

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Does anyone know amazon's current share price! how can I find out...p.s. check out attached link

Gold_man_zak

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AMZN I'm trying to see if I can invest in amazon because I personally believe its a fairly reliable stock to invest in, so I was hoping to find out what the share price is from the website...thanks...

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big 4 salaries

Seeker

Anyone know the salaries at firms like PwC, E&Y, for their M&A/corporate finance positions? ...

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Am I a Fish in a Big @SS Lake?

TheDudeDudeski

First off I want to extend many thanks to WSO and it's quirky members for their often humorous yet helpful musings that make a previous lurker like myself keep coming back. That being said I need your help... I'm a Finance major solely interested in CF and beginning my career as efficiently as poss...

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Customer Sales Forecasting-Detailed Roll Up

willbjew

I am working on a forecast for one department of a large consumer goods company. This department sells its produced goods to about 30 different customer (400-500 different products or sku's). These sku's come and go often (ie new products are added while others deleted). What I am trying to depict...

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Big 4 vs FLDP....GO!

AsianMonky

FLDP is being praised as the second best thing to banking/consulting on this website. However...for those who want to be Fortune 500 finance sr.manager/directors (not in corpdev) in the future...what is the best path? Big 4 or FLDP? Some people say Big 4 is better because most F500 managers have Bi...

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Florida F500 opportunities

Art.Vandelay

Hello all, I've gotten great info from this site since joining. Special shoutout to accountingbyday who gave me more info than I could've asked for. Just wanted to gather a few more opinions on F500 finance as far as your location goes. I'm an accounting major at a non-target Florida school, alth...

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Calculating Cash Flow (makes no sense)

ikiq

Hey guys, I am having trouble grasping the idea of how cash flow from assets is calculated. One specific part, namely, why is an increase in the CASH ACCOUNT subtracted to calculate cash flow? --> CFA = CFO - Net Fixed Assets - Change in NWC I am talking about the change in NWC part. I understand...

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Inflation calculation

chohm

Hi, everyone. I'd like to ask you a question concerning the calculation of inflation. Assume I have a company with 3 segments The segment growth rates in real terms: Segment 1, 2.7% Segment 2, 6.0% Segment 3, 14.5% If the size of the segments is equal, the company should grow by 2.7% + 6.0% + 14....

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FICC distribution

J-finance11

Have a interview with a BB next week for the role of junior FICC COO and could use a few pointers as I am not real familiar with this type of role. It is a junior role so I imagine it will not be too grueling. Currently I work in wealth management so it is quite a change. Role is distribution mngmt ...

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Google Business Analyst Internship

BreadBaker

Hello All, I have two 30 minute phone interviews coming up for an internship at Google as a business analyst. Has anyone else gone through this and could shine any light as to what I should be expecting? Is this more of a fit sort of interview or technical? Here are the responsibilities: -Optim...

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F500 Leadership Development Program Advice

rmm77

I'm a rising junior currently interning in an F500 finance leadership development program (FLDP). I attend a target school, and I've always wanted the opportunity to intern on Wall st. I have a 3.5, so I'm not sure if I would even land the opportunity. However, if I did land an offer with the help o...

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'low level' finance jobs

watersign

What is WSO opinion on 'industry' jobs at SME type companies? For example: Credit Risk Analyst @ a mortgage firm Underwriter @ an insurance company (if you consider this a finance job) Financial Analyst @ a manufacturing firm The reason I ask is, it seems as if everyone here is hell bent on gett...

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Big 4 to Corporate Finance Transition for MBA

marathon218

Hi all - long time lurker, first time poster. I have been in Big 4 Audit for 3 years and want to leave and transition to a corporate finance/FP&A role. Long term I see myself working in corporate finance, in a more strategic role in running a company and "making the numbers," rather than "checking ...

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four offers - need help - time sensitive

policyservice

Hello All: I just graduated from a Top 5 MBA. I am blessed with offers from four different companies. I would like to have your insight on the situation to chose one of them. I would really really appreciate your help in this regard. My current offers and the details as below: 1. Details of Firs...

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Corporate Development Internship

Texas Tea

Starting a corp. development internship next week at a F500 O&G company. Can anybody who works or has worked in this area give any insight into what I can expect? Not much time to prepare as I just found out today, but would like to at least have a small idea of what I'm getting into. Thanks...

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Got Investor Relations Job Now What

rajsmith

Peeps, I just got an offer from a F500 firm to work in their IR group. I will be reporting to the VP of IR who reports to the CEO. The group is comprised of him and now me. My question is what are my exit ops after working in the IRO? Is working in IR only good for other IR exit ops or can I spin t...

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Experienced Hire Resume

SmalltownUSA

I am a 1st year associate working for an accounting firm in the Valuation Department. Should I be listing my experience before my education now that I am a whole NINE months into my first post-college job?...

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sap hyperion

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ACCA F1: free study text online?

bobbiebrown

Mods, sorry if this is the wrong forum- please feel free to move. Just wondering if there are any free resources online for the F1 ACCA exam? It's a really simple exam and so if I can bypass buying the study books I'd be happy to do that for this first exam. Is there anything reliable and free onli...

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New Grad and Job Offers... Can someone help me decide??

Unik

Hi, I just graduated from a pretty good masters in finance program and I have a few job offers that I would like to get some input on. My previous experience has only been as an intern but this would be my first real job and would appreciate any advice. First Offer Company: Federal Reserve Role: Ec...

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Credentials on the Way Up?

UTDFinanceGuy

Was curious what everyone's take was on certain certifications, degrees and such to best move up the ladder. Lets assume you are in corporate finance as a financial analyst! You want to move up the ladder to sooner or later the VP of Finance or a very Senior Director, possibly even CFO. How bene...

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Career Help - Earned my BA in economics

BenPenney

Hi, I just earned my ba in economics from an average ranked public university with a 3.00 and need guidance as to what to do next. I want to work for a large company that has a financial department and somehow obtain a position as a financial analyst. I Most of the companies I've seen online require...

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CORPORATE FINANCE and EXCEL??

seville

Which functions in Excel do people in corporate finance use most often? How can someone best prepare themselves in Excel for a corporate finance role?...

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Valuation & Financial Analysis

abmp789

Hello guys, I am working on a case study and have to write a critical essay about a PE acquisition, and I have just few data available to perform a brief financial analysis of the acquired company. I have: Ebitda 2009 : 300 K Net Sales 2009 : 600 K RAB (Regulated Asset Base) 2009 : 3000 K FCF 20...

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Analyzing Capital Structure

terminator

Hi, I am unsure of how to properly analyse the capital structure of a firm instead of just looking at how much debt and equity the firm has. I need a proper framework. Anyone has any ideas? Is a Leveraged Buyout Model useful as a framework? Cheers!...

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Investor Relations Interview - VP of IR at a F500

rajzpatel

Hi Everyone, I have an interview with the VP of IR at a F500 firm next week. This is my first in-person interview as the only other one I had was over-the-phone with HR. What kind of questions do you think I should prep for? I know I'll be ask what attracted me to IR and why I'm leaving my curre...

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Google APMM Interview

MaxLeverage

Hey guys, I know this forum is primarily dedicated to careers and paths in finance, however, seeing as how I have managed to find some (but not enough) info on Google roles, I was wondering if anyone could provide some tips on how to prepare for their interviews. I have a phone interview coming ...

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Corporate Career Questions

GoIllini

Hey guys, I have a couple questions. My target area is the midwest, mainly Chicagoland, but I'm open to other ares. I'm starting a F500 in June in their Financial Development program. I'll be doing three difference rotations, which include external reporting, and an analyst for two different divis...

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How Good of Undergrad Scores

UTDFinanceGuy

Was curious what was everyone's take on what make you competitive for many of the FLDP and starting financial analyst roles! Such as Raytheon's FLDP or any other. As background I am in Dallas. The main areas I was curious about were: GPA (Cumulative and Major) Extracurricular (Finance Clubs? Vol...

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The Path To Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO

D M

Original Article at Forbes: The Path to Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO The Path To Becoming A Fortune 500 CEO Eric Savitz, Forbes Staff + Comment now Guest post written by Jeffrey S. Sanders Jeffrey S. Sanders is Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the North American CEO Practice for Heidrick & Stru...

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what do PR do?

lil_barac

i'm srsly puzzled. What do public relations ppl do? i know they r like a bridge between the company and the public and all that bullshit. but they can't doing that shit all day....

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GPA Question - Online dual credit classes during high school

UTDFinanceGuy

I was curious, during high school I took some online dual credit classes through my high school. They were at the high school yet through a Live Video Response type of thing, where we just had a professor on a screen and such. The college rated everything from a 79.6 to 89.4 as a B (3.0). So the mul...

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Corporate Finance in Oil & Gas (Houston/New Orleans)

Texas Tea

I'm not that interested in investment banking, trading, etc. What I'm interested in is corporate finance in the energy industry. I am from Houston, I grew up with 80% of family friends working in the energy industry, this is what I want to do. I got a B.S. in Finance from a large public school in...

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8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate Job

FlakieBear

Some of you have read the thread where I expressed regrets for missing the opportunity to get a job with a start-up that was recently launched by ex-Facebookers/Googlers. Some of us are not afraid to take the risk with a young company instead of going with an established white collar firm. The fol...

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Who gets the money from the facebook IPO?

ahpatsum

I need to understand IPO's a bit more; so if facebook is valued at 100 billion, and if Mr. Zuckerburg owned it 100% does Mr. Zuckerburg get 100billion if he decides to do a full-out 100% IPO? but we learn in class that IPO's raises capital for the firm to expand? so who gets the money? zuckerburg...

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Best internship/junior role to aim for?

bobbiebrown

Fecking second time to post this as I lost the last one somehow.. public library connection :( I've discussed this in another thread where I was asking for advice about breaking into finance but my background is 2.1 BA degree and 1.1 postgraduate degree, again non-finance. (These are European quali...

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Google Corporate Development and Strategy

MaxLeverage

Hey guys, I know this forum is largely for wall street related posts but I have seen some posts creep around here about internships and jobs at Google from time to town. So from anyone who is working/has worked at the GOOG, can you tell us what your experience was like? What you were doing? And ...

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need advice, sorta got screwed by my advisor

dkim1984

hey WSOers, i need your advice I got an internship in commercial banking at a regional. This regional has a corporate financial division, which is where I was aiming to go when I started my internship search. I didn't really have a grasp on the responsibilities of each level of banking when i fir...

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Corp Finance Career Path - Breadth vs. Depth

whoisthat4

I'll keep this at a 50,000 ft level but would like your advice/input on which direction to go. Here are a few background details to add some context: ~ 29 year old male, married 3 years with babies on the upcoming horizon (next 24 months) ~ BS in Finance and MSF from Florida state Universities ~ 7...

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Advice seeking on recent two job offers, thank you!

HS

Hi folks I'm writing for your advice that would help me make crucial decisions on my recent two job offers. Thank you in advance for the patience in viewing my note. To start with, I'm a Chinese, and after I finish my master degree in Finance from SMG of Boston University, I went back to China las...

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Deutsche Bank GTB Summer Analyst Internship

bloodbathmcgrath

Hello All. First time poster and long time reader. I've recently accepted an offer from DB as a SA in Global Transaction Banking. Where does this group fall in terms of the bank's line of business. I know its not IB, but its in the "Corporate and Investment Banking" division according to the website...

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Exit Ops from a Corp. Finance internship?

Anonymous Monkey

Most people saying IB internships generally help somebody get IB FT.. What other potential exit ops could one gain from doing a Corp. Finance internship, aside from doing it for a FT job? Are there any other fields they could go into? TAS? Research? Consulting, IB, AM, etc......

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2.99 GPA. Should I even bother?

BigTalkinWalker

So I'm going to UC Berkeley and just finished my first semester as a junior and I ended up with a 2.99 GPA. I don't think I can do banking anymore and other internships are asking for a 3.0+. I don't know what I can do. I really want an internship this summer. Can anyone help me, or at least put m...

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Internal corporate finance after MBA

luke77

Hey guys, The short version of my question is as follows: is it possible to go into internal corporate finance at a F500 company after an MBA, with no prior experience in corporate finance (background in sales, marketing, or something else)? If so, what kind of starting position is typical? I'm ask...

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Corporation Reinvention

DC1

The last few years, many industries have seen companies with traditional/legacy business models really take a market share hit by newer business models or approaches. Recently it has been brick and mortar businesses being overcome by more nimble or cheaper methods of delivery (online streaming conte...

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The importance of undergraduate business school

kmess024

March 29 is the day wharton undergrad decides if I will be part of the school. If I do not get in to this or other undergrad b-schools, will it limit my business career and will it limit how far I can go in the business world? ...

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Best/Worst Firms for Professional Development

D M

I'm curious as to what people think on this. Anyone have first-hand experience with a specific company? Talked to anyone who ranted/raved about a certain company? I've been hearing good things about Capital One a lot lately (in the news, from other users, etc). On the other hand, I've heard AmEx do...

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Pricing a Business Development (Corp Dev) Role

rajzpatel

Hi Monkeys, I have a job interview for a Manager of Business Development role in Rockville, MD (Washington DC metro). The HR director wants me to quote a salary, I am wondering what a good range is for this role. The specs are below. Location - Rockville, MD Industry - Healthcare Exp - modeling,...

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Corporate strategy undergrad internship interview preparation for entry/undergraduate/analyst level?

xxxo

Hi everyone, I was wondering how to best prepare for a corporate strategy internship interview at the entry/undergraduate/analyst level. Thanks!...

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OT: A beautiful morning in Palm Springs

GentlemanJack

I may be the only that cares about this kind of stuff but I usually hit the driving range at one of my clubs as soon as they open at 7AM. I like to work on my swing early. Today was an exceptionally gorgeous day and I took this picture. God has giving us a great day today!...

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Internship signing bonus?

witsandwagers

Cap One offered me an internship signing bonus of $1,000 for their Business Analyst program (they're paying $2,500 biweekly, working in either Dallas, Richmond or DC) I haven't heard of getting a signing bonus for taking a summer internship--is it just me or is this ridiculous generous?...

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$100,000,000.00 + CEO Golden Parachutes

manbearpig

Check out this report highlighting some of the most lucrative CEO severance packages since 2000. Pretty insane if you ask me. This is obviously not typical, but now I'm curious about what typical severance packages are like for F500 CEOs. Moreover, what are they like for other executives? Anyone wit...

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Corporate Strategy at tech firms (post-MBA)

dudguy

I'm leaving this pretty open so that more people can chime in. Does anyone have insight into how recruiting is done for corporate strategy or development in tech firms such as Google or HP? For instance, have a look at these job postings: 1. http://bit.ly/r2YVZu 2. http://linkd.in/AalBEw 3. http:/...

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Corporate Strategy Salary Range

rajzpatel

I have an interview with a Fortune 100 company in Washington DC for a Corporate Strategy role. I was wondering what to say when the salary question comes up during the interview because I know it will. The job specs are as follows – - Searching new business categories for the firm - Analyzing p...

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BAE Systems/FLDP

tigerfbfan1986

I was wondering if anyone could provide some insights on working for BAE Systems and particularly the FLDP. How were your experiences? I am particularly interested in government contracting and/or M&A/Corporate Development. How is the pay, lifestyle, and advancement opportunities? I'd appreciate if ...

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Corporate Finance Grad Compensation

MarmosetFace

Hi, First time poster. I've noticed some useful threads on sharing 2011/2012 compensation in capital markets for analysts/ associates. All the numbers seem pretty consistent (all high). However, I'm a lot less clear on the average for corporate finance grads. I know it would depend largely on indu...

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F100 Corp Fin FLDP vs. F100 Insurance FLDP

spartan119

I have a few days to decide between two offers, one in a corporate finance FLVP role at a top defense contractor and another FLDP at a major insurance firm. The comp is essentially the same, both have similar benefits packages, and I would most likely live in Boston for both positions. I would lik...

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F500 Corp Dev Opportunities In The Northeast?

dublin

So I've been thinking a lot about corp dev recently as my ideal exit opp whenever I decide I'm done with banking. From the nature of the work to the hours to the culture to the comp, I think it might fit the bill (thanks HarvardGrad for the fantastic info). However, it seems like all of the refere...

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F500 - What's your take?

UFOinsider

EDIT I'm still pretty gung ho on NYC finance, but I'm wondering what happens when/if I want to slow down the pace a bit later in life. What happens if I go to F500 and a recession like the 2008 blowout hits? How bad were the layoffs there? People always talk about the tradeoff for quality of lif...

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finance leadership rotational program

nybigshot7

What is the pay structure like for a 3 year finance rotation program for a fortune 500 company? Is the salary the same for all 3 years? Also are there any benefits for doing one of these programs in a company ie faster advancement?...

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Limiting myself

Cmoss

I am currently in the trenches at Capital One Auto Finance managing a group of 16 risk associates (collectors on bad car loans).While CapitalOne was just named one of the top 10 places to find leaders, I have been struggling with the prospect of shorting myself by staying at Capital One for the nex...

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What's more important? Company or position?

EmperorTamarin

I’ve been working at a Fortune 500 company now for almost six months. It’s a successful, highly profitable, high-growth company with a very strong domestic and international brand. I like working there, I like telling people that I work there, and I’m proud of being a part of the success story...

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Good Questions to Ask a Bank COO?

fine-nance

Scheduled to grab lunch with the COO at my current MM firm (think Stifel, Jefferies, Baird, etc.). We connected because we went to the same school. I’m a recent college grad, currently in a LDP rotational type of program, and simply grabbing lunch for networking purposes. What are some good questi...

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How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance?

sapiens2402

How to set myself up for a career in corporate finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior? Seeking Career Abroad (Native of India). Suggest Some Career Paths as m Just a Student with BBA degree!...

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Internal Transfer/Application - How soon is too soon?

romborama

Currently working in a supply chain finance (i.e., cost accounting) role for a large manufacturing company, about 5 months in. I do some variance analysis, material costing reviews/updates, and some month end close tasks. I really like the company I'm with, and would like to stay here for some tim...

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Deal Size Matter in Real Estate?

SuccessIsRevenge

Is deal size crucial in terms of experience quality in underwriting properties? I am assuming it is much more preferable looking at larger, sexier properties rather than class B - C properties in tertiary markets, but does it make a huge difference in terms of future opportunities in underwriting po...

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Treasury Interview Crash Course

zoomie

So I networked/lucked into an F500 treasury phone screen/first round interview. I'm a military academy guy still on active duty, so I really haven't been exposed to these types of positions before... Any basics I should cram in the next couple weeks?...

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Moving from back office to corporate development/strategy

lgups

Hi all- I recently joined WSO and was a former Associate at a hedge fund in CT, working in the back office for the derivatives group. After approximately 4 years, I decided to leave the firm to pursue a new career path. I am interested in corporate development and corporate strategy, and have been l...

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Roadmap to CFO

RYANKLAUS1998

Currently I am a college freshman and have been really interested in accounting and investing in general for 3-4 years now. My end goal is to become a CFO and I would like to start in accounting preferably at a big 4 firm to build from. After a few years I would like to go back to school and get an ...

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Is it worth to go to a start up in early stage of career?

Nickole.1001

I have an interview with a start up (which actually has taken majority of the market share of its industry and it's growing fast) as a FP&A analyst. I have finance background and some related experience but not actually FP&A role. I'm interned in FP&A but a little worried is it a good thing to sta...

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CF vs. Corporate Banking / Asset Management

Andrew-Jonathan

To each other, how would these jobs compare in term of: 1. Specific jobs as junior/analysts 2. Pays, bonuses, and progressions. Is hierarchy as rigid as one in IB? 3. Hours. I think CF would be around 40hours/week, but how about CB or AM? Do these careers enable you to live a life? (...

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New product adoption rate assumptions

jkim13

When analyzing a new business development opportunity, how do you guys make the growth rate assumption completely new product? I've done plenty of these in the past, but they were always for an existing product where I already know what the predefined market is. This is a first where I need to ass...

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Disney Corporate Strategy / Corporate Finance / Decision Support?

JohnDoe251192

Hi all, I know a lot has been said about the strength of Disney's corporate strategy group in terms of exit opportunities, business school placement, buyside, etc. However, I'm a little confused about the actual layout of the firm. So at my school they recruit for: - corporate finance - Decision S...

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Repricing Employee Options

Malloybmw

Hi everyone, I had a question about repricing employee stock options, here it is, 5. Patriot Corp. compensates executives with 10-year European call options which is granted at-the-money. If there is a significant drop in the share price, the company’s board will reset the strike price of the ...

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