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Difference between Gearing and Leverage RatioMy understanding of the gearing and leverage ratio formulas is as below: Gearing ratio = Net Debt/Net debt+Equity Leverage = Total Assets/Total Equity My question is regarding off balance sheet financing. In this situation if a company takes an operating lease or any other off balance sheet asset,...
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Lazard Corporate Strategy division?anybody know anything about it besides the job description? not much about it on here. ...
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Transition from front office trader to Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate FinanceHello, This is my first post on here so I apologize if this ends up in the wrong place or a duplicate discussion. For background into my topic, I graduated from college in 2014 from a "no-name" state school as was hired through a staffing agency as a temp-to-hire in back office operations (trade set...
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Dell - Interview - N/A1. Tell me about a time when you worked well in a team. 2. Tell me about your leadership experiences. 3. Tell me about a time when you overcame an obstacle. 4. Walk me through your resume. 5. Why [this company]? 6. Tell me about your ideal manager. How would you respond if [said managerial style was...
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From Asset Management to Corporate FinanceMy background: Had an undergrad from a good private school in Utah in Finance major, been working in multiple roles in a major investment bank ( some years in Operation and some in Investment Management). While in IM, I’m doing performance measurement and data management so technically a Middle Of...
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JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentNothing was out of the ordinary-- standard behavioral questions. Most of the questions were "Tell me about yourself" and a lot of hypothetical scenarios. For example, "Tell me about a time when you were on a team and had a disagreement". Glassdoor is a good resource to get a bunch of sample question...
KPMG - Review - Corporate Finance* Decent hours * Relatively laid back atmosphere * steady pipeline of live mandates to work on * Opportunity to interact directly with business owners . * Deals are small (primarily owner managed businesses) * Low compensation * Cash bonuses were discontinued in 2018 ...
The Walt Disney Company - Review - N/A-Impactful work: As an intern, I was given meaningful and educational work -Work-life balance: Interns (And full-time employees) seem to get work reasonable hours. I usually worked 8:30-5:30 and full-time employees a little longer -Friendly environment: Very friendly culture and easy to reach out t...
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Blockchain M&A boutiquesI have noticed blockchain M&A advisories continue to pop up. Why do they think the blockchain companies owners will sell via them, or someone would want to buy a crypto company not with GS for example but their small operation? What is their competitive edge? Does it have economic worthwhile to c...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Corporate FinanceGenerally friendly people, low stress, and above average PTO. Great networking opportunities throughout the firm. People in other groups were always will to grab coffee/network. . Never enough work to go around, and no training what so ever. Moral at the firm was always low, and most people acted li...
Duff & Phelps - Interview - OtherAsked a lot of questions based around accounting fundamentals as well as a lot of valuation topics. Specifically, asked to go line-by-line through the three financial statements as well as discuss how a situation would affect the three financial statements. In addition, a few brain teasers as well a...
Citigroup - Review - GeneralistGreat Culture, many people were willing to sit with you to answer questions. Low pressure environment that is laid back.. Many people travel frequently, making communication difficult. The size of the company means projects move along slowly....
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How do I get a job in Corp Development/strategy/strategic finance from my current role at a small cap value HF Long-story short, I really want to get out of my current role into something less stressful but still interesting such as corporate development. My background is I graduated from an Ivy League school, got recruited to a small cap value hedge fund, and I've been here for 2 years now after graduating....
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Procter & Gamble - Review - Consumer - RetailThe values that each employee shares which keeps everyone on the same page when taking big decisions. Also, the peer group is ever motivating - everyone is usually very happy to help you learn and make progress in your projects!. The number of processes that one has to follow and keep up with. As a ...
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Most Common Organizational Structures for Finance FunctionI’m interested in hearing about different configurations of Finance functions. In my experience, major Finance roles are siloed, with functions like FP&A, Corp Dev, Treasury/Corp Fin/Cap Markets, and Investor Relations all rolling up to separate leadership, with the FP&A team serving as a central...
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Audit --> Corporate Acct --> Corporate FP&A OR Big4 FDD --> MBAI have a specific question for my current situation and would be curious to hear what people think: I had ~2.5yrs Big 4 audit experience and then left for a corporate accounting role in the healthcare technology industry. The company is public but still small enough that I wound up splitting time a...
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Corporate Development Perspective: Deal Frequency vs Deal Size?? Hi all! In an effort to keep this as brief as possible, I wanted to get opinions on Corporate Development roles with a particular focus on the transactional functions of said roles. If possible, I'd love insight from individuals who've had experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity & CD. In sh...
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Corporate Development M&A - Should I reach out to Boutique Investment banks for deal opportunities?I recently got hired in the M&A department of a mid sized private company (...
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Under Armour - Interview - Financial Planning and AnalysisThe position was for a financial analyst for sports marketing, so a big part of the job was going to require me to deal with athlete and endorsement deals and doing the financial analysis behind new contracts. One question asked me to explain my thought process behind analyzing a new athlete signing...
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P&C company is an asset manager or what?I'm offered to become a CFO of a tiny P/C insurance company and wondering whether I'm sure about philosophy of this business. Company market themselves as a professional service provider, wiki says it's a financial service, and I think it's an asset manager. Do you have a better definition? (I have ...
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M&T Bank - Interview - Commercial BankingCost of equity vs. cost of debt. Why would a firm want to issue equity rather debt and vice versa. Overall, it was not a difficult interview. If you know basic finance and accounting then you should be able to get by without a problem. I think the most difficult part was honestly preparing for all t...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Investment BankingA few technical questions were asked with hypothetical statements (or case study) in the industry. One question was regarding expansion into an emerging market and factors should be considered. After giving a response, the managing director kept pushing for more information, so you had to think of a...
The Vanguard Group - Interview - GeneralistNot much basic questions is typically a signal of higher risk associated with a firm's operations. Investors tend to require additional return to assume additional risk. A company's WACC can be used to estimate the expected costs for all of its financing sources.is typically a signal of higher risk ...
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What is Commercial Strategy? How does the role fit in a company? How to prepare for an interview?Hello guys, I have a commercial strategy interview coming up for a F50 company and I wanted to get some more details so that I can show up prepared. Like the title says, in your viewpoint, what is commercial strategy (is it the same as corporate strategy?), how does this role fit in a company, and ...
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Lockheed Martin - Interview - Business DevelopmentAll behavioral. Many questions asking to recall times working in a group. How to overcome an obstacle in a group. How to deal with a team member that is not doing well. The process was very conversational, and both of the interviewers clearly cared about the questions they were asking. One was more ...
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Is the CFO Route a Rewarding One?My friend's father is CEO of mid-sized public company. Since it's a public company, I decided to do some totally legal snooping and checked out online how much a CEO like that makes... and was shocked to learn that my friend's dad made $5.2 million last year! I was shocked for a few reasons, but ...
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nomura securities - Interview - OperationsWhat does operations do on a day to day basis? Why are you choosing Nomura as the company in which you want to work for over the Summer? What do you see yourself doing in the future with Nomura or within operations as a whole? Walk me through your resume highlighting some talents or skills that may ...
CIT Group - Review - TreasuryGreat work life balance. Very small organization most roles make you very visible. Two different offices and its not frowned upon if you ocassionally work from home.. The culture is depressing. It seems like a everyone here has a back office job. For such a small company it is extremely burecrat...
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Financial ServicesGood work life balance, great colleagues, great first job out of college with the benefit of training program . Hurt reputation from the 2016 scandal but still a great bank to work for (speaking for the corporate side)...
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Got Corp Dev Offer - Compensation? Got an offer as a senior associate (I think it's the same as a senior manager?) in corporate development. All-in it looks like it would range from $200-$275k (salary is $165k). Is this where the market is for a senior associate / senior manager in corporate development? Anyone in corporate develop...
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Fannie Mae - Review - Corporate FinanceAbility to roam among the departments, meet executives and company culture. Had a chance to meet the CEO. Pay pretty low compare to other companies. My manager rarely communicated with me and thus I had to seek out others for work....
JP Morgan Securities - Review - Corporate BankingLearned a lot about the types of businesses at the firm and about the products that the firm offers.. The program management is not the best. Almost did not get clearance to start on the first day of orientation....
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentWhat would you do if you printed something out for a presentation and realized that at the last minute the information on there was wrong? Had to articulate if you would simply play it off in front of seniors or admit to your mistakes. How does JP Morgan make money? You have to know company basics...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - FinanceI enjoyed all the networking events that were available to us and the series speakers. We had the opportunity to listen to upper management speak and reach out to ED's, MD's, etc.. I wish there was mobility into other programs if you express interest outside of the intern program you are currently i...
Phillips 66 - Review - Oil & GasSolid benefits and very flexible schedules. The work/life balance is outstanding if your efficient at your job.. Finance management cares for relationships over results. There is an overabundance of meetings, that all discuss nothing at all....
Citigroup - Review - Corporate Finance- company culture was amazing - friendly, collegial atmosphere - great learning curve, interesting businesses. - work is slightly routine - recruiting process was a little messy - same class interns were all spread out in different offices...
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Contractor - Trying to get into a FTE role / looking for adviceHi All, I'm a long time lurker here. I'm 10 years experienced - all in the O&G industry, primarily in Accounting/Corp Finance/Business Analytics: * 4 Years - Management Accounting/FP&A with minor Treasury duties at a medium-sized, multi-national service company. Promoted twice. * 4 Years - Jo...
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Microsoft - Review - Technologychill environment, especially for me coming from the banking industry. 9 to 5 and no one bothers you over the weekend.. Terrible weather in Seattle and not too much to do. the promotion is slow and could get political sometimes...
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Banking-like experiences at McKinseyHaven'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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PNC Financial Services - Review - GeneralistLots of independence and responsiblity, get to interact with customers on a daily basis as a second year associate. Majority of work gets dumped on associates and bosses care about hours in the office, very limited mobility while in development program...
Johnson & Johnson - Interview - Corporate FinanceNothing was incredibly difficult or unexpected. Be sure to brush up on your basic finance/accounting concepts. Make sure you know the basic formula of assets = liabilities + owner equity. They ask a lot of people the question: What costs go into making this pen/pencil? Be sure to mention labor, mate...
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Foreign Language for M&A?Hi all, I'm about to transfer to Pace University's Lubin School of Business, and I'm trying to figure out what foreign language to take for my degree. I know for sure that I want to go into M&A and stay there, but I can't find anything on here specifically about what foreign language to take to be ...
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5 things I wish I had known when I was a business undergrad...I graduated from one of the top 10 undergraduate business schools in the US with a 3.85/4.0 GPA, an honors degree with a double major and a minor, and an offer to work at one of the top 10 Fortune Global 500 companies. I thought I was a badass and was ready to conquer the world and take over the C-...
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Fox Corporate Finance - Interview - GeneralistNo difficult technicals pretty much just all behavioral. They would just ask you go through your resume and highlight each of your topics. Pretty much just to get the gist of what you have done and what you now. They will go over what the position requires and ask how familiar you are with the proce...
Dell - Review - Corporate FinanceGood work life balance with very flexible schedule during non-busy times. Good networking and development opportunities.. Not very challenging work or projects. Lots of "floaters" who take advantage of the flexible work schedule....
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How much should company prestige/brand matter?Wanted to get some thoughts on how much you all value the prestige/branding. For context, a recruiter for a F500 based out of the city where I grew up in recently reached out with a role that seems pretty interesting. The pros are that it's home and close to my family, the pay is actually pretty goo...
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State Farm Insurance - Review - Commercial BankingFriendly coworkers who always are willing to help. Very predictable work hours and there is usually work avalable. . The work is slow paced and can lack a challenge. No travel whatsoever so I was always at the same desk everyday. ...
Deloitte - Review - Transaction Advisory ServicesNice colleagues, pretty and air conditioned office. No open space office, but small rooms for two to four persons. . Very much work, expensive food at cafeteria. Some directors are real workaholics and give you monotone work (e.g. unnecessary references within excel)....
Discover Financial Services - Review - MarketingMediocre company with limited options. It was a solid place to spend my sophomore summer, since I had time to network.. Low pay, slow pace, limited learning opportunities, mediocre talent and mediocre projects to work on....
Microsoft - Review - Corporate FinanceVery smart people, Excellent work/life balance - Junior pay among highest of any FLDP program, Excellent medical benefits, Best on-campus dining/lunch - Thursday pho and sushi combo and free lacroix :), Easy to move across the company, Great campus life. I did not came across anything negative. Seni...
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My analyst went AWOLMonkeys, I jumped companies ~6 months ago to work in corp dev. It was a promotion, different city, etc. Overall a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone have an analyst working under me. Said analyst was at the company before I joined. It was a weird situation - they didn't have an previou...
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Citi Asset Based FinanceCame across a posting for a Portfolio Associate within Citi's Asset Based Finance group and was wondering if anyone had information regarding this particular group (comp, hierarchy, hours, work flow, etc). *Asset Based Finance (ABF) is part of the U.S. Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) Credit Products un...
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Deloitte - Review - EnergyGreat atmosphere with colleagues typically in same age group, therefore very easy to get along with and management very proactive to get you involved into the Deloitte brand. Work is very mundane, essentially a monkey could perform the tasks you do. They basically just have the program to entice you...
Google - Review - GeneralistNon-corporate culture; changing landscape; good hiring policies; interacting with driven people; smart influx of employees.. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a partner, this is a no-go....
Raytheon Company - Review - Defense* Easy work hours: the company adheres to a 40-hour week pretty strictly, and if you exceed 40 you can use that time later as time off. * Flexible schedule (half day Fridays, every other Friday off, etc) * Leadership at all levels is very accessible for guidance/advice. * Work is often very ...
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Which career path to pick - Business Development or Corporate Finance?Hey guys! I desperately need of your knowledgeable opinions! Which career path should I pick? Today, I'll be completing my 3 month internship program from a renowned financial advisory firm (they wanna hire me). They made me rotate among various departments so I can get acquainted with the importan...
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Director and Sr Director Comp at Fortune 100?Can anyone give a rough estimate as to what Director and Senior Director compensation looks like in Corp Dev/Strat if you're working at F100 Company? Is 500-600k possible or is it generally lower? Thanks...
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International Finance Corporation - Interview - GeneralistTalking about debt. They deal a lot in debt investments and as such wanted to discuss debt in a lot of detail. So, basically how would you think about Tenor, Pricing, Leverage etc were all part of the interview. Know the key ratios and different methodologies of debt repayment. Also know the detai...
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How to prepare for a corporate banking analyst interview?Im a rising sophomore majoring in accounting and finance. I go to a non-target. I recently got an interview offer for TD's corporate and speciality banking through ModernGuild. The program is for a summer 2019 analyst position. Since the interview is in a week, I want to know what I should study....
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JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentIn your essay you mention that you have a "drive for excellence." You say that it has served as a motivation for you and has helped you to get to where you are now. What do you mean when you say that you have a "drive for excellence"? What does having this "drive for excellence" mean to you? How doe...
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2019 Commercial Banking – Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries Summer Analyst Program with JPMorganI got a hirevue to complete for this internship does anyone know the questions that might be asked ?...
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