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Learning financial modeling on Mac?Hey everyone, I just ordered the WSP financial modeling course, but I am not sure whether it would be a mistake to take the course on my mac? Since most firms use PC, would you recommend getting hands on a PC for completing the course? Although I guess that most parts of the Excel stuff is comple...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Corporate DevelopmentGreat culture!! The company values smart and genuine team members. Exposure to industry leaders. Wells Fargo does a great job of hiring the brightest and most qualified individuals from across the finance industry to fill under management roles.. Corporate structure which has valued decentralized st...
Leidos - Interview - Business DevelopmentWhy Business Development? ...
Discover Financial Services - Interview - Corporate FinanceThe interviewer asked specific questions regarding my experience with Tableau and Excel. These were listed as skills on my resume and the interviewer seemed to be on a fact- checking mission. Other than that, most of the questions were behavioral in nature. “Describe a time when you had a confli...
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Your most useful finance analyst advice Looking for some advice for an entry level finance analyst at a F100.. Is there anything you wish you had learned to do before you started? Thank you! ...
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Financial Analyst at Amazon?Hi, I'm going to be starting a job as an entry level Financial analyst at Amazon pretty soon and I was just wondering what exactly this job would entail, in terms of day to day duties/projects/skills need? I have had zero experience working in corporate finance before this, so any advice would be ...
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Finance Analyst -> Finance Manager Promotion, No Pay IncreaseHi everyone, looking to bounce some thoughts off you guys. I am in a little bit of a pickle. I am being promoted to the Factory Consolidations Finance Manager for the manufacturing arm of a F250 multinational. I am coming up on 5 years of experience (multifunctional- accounting/ops and then 2.5 year...
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Accenture - Review - OperationsGreat company culture. Always trying to keep analysts happy since its pretty non-glamorous otherwise.. Experience working with second largest client in firm and great FP&A experience. Good name to put on resume...
Fitch Ratings - Review - Real EstateGood work hours and minimal stress. The timeline for deals is very structured, so you will know when you need to work late/weekends.. Low pay compared to other agencies; job will feel like you are on autopilot sometimes; the internal publication platform is a disaster. ...
Goldman Sachs - Review - FinanceGreat communication within team, promotion opportunities, really easy going people, work culture is awesome and very straightforward. Low salary compared to ib but thats expected in a way, more exposure to market related material. Work can sometimes be repetitive....
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Accepting TWO offers (one SA, one FT) during same year; date clash! Help!.......................................................................................................
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Comcast/NBCUniversal - Review - GeneralistGood company culture that is supported by upper management and residustes throughout the entire company. . Could be a higher focus on work-life balance. Lots of management respects time, but overall there is an emphasis placed on work....
General Electric - Review - Consumer - RetailCompany is really good about developing people. There are regular fun events and a lot of good exposure to executives.. HR department is lacking. Terrible about on boarding and communication, career path can be unclear at times. ...
Bluefish Capital - Interview - GeneralistThe hardest question asked, was what is your biggest fear? This question was very hard to answer because you don't know how to start and what direction to answer. I didn't know what to say but what I did do was be very honest. I told my biggest fear and how that related to this job but then the most...
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Contribution to IRRHi guys, I am wondering if someone could help with IRR contribution. For example, I have a stream of Cash flows that gives me an IRR of say 10%. If I then decompose those cash flows into different categories (say 3) I will get an IRR for every category and can´t to much with those. Now, if I want t...
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Verizon FLDP (internship) Upcoming InterviewDoes anyone have any experience with Verizon's FLDP summer internship recruitment? I have a phone interview (30 mins) upcoming in a couple days, and I have been assuming it would be majority fit-oriented. However, this is my first real interview for any business position (I'm a sophomore) so I hones...
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AIG - Review - Corporate DevelopmentGood work life balance Talented, tight-knit team Very interesting projects that touch all aspects of the company. Not enough deal flow at times Not the best upward mobility options within the team for a junior level person...
Google - Review - Strategy and OperationsCorporate culture at Google is very laid back even by SF standards Equity comp is generally very generous. Compensation isn't as competitive as some other companies in Silicon Valley, but the company sells total comp and culture as making up for the brand name....
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Jumping to FP&A from corporate banking? What am I worth?25 years old, moving 800 miles to join an FP&A team after two years in corporate banking. They called me on Friday to tell me an offer would be forthcoming but we haven't discussed salary yet. Just so you all know, I am coming from the midwest -- my base is 70k + about 12k bonus. I know these are tw...
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TN Visa occupation for a Director of StrategyHi All, Any experiences of obtaining a TN visa for a Corporate Strategy (Director/VP) role in the industry? Which occupation would the role of Director of Strategy sit under? Please share your experiences / thoughts. Thanks...
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Macros in FP&AHello everyone, I am currently a first year FP&A analyst at a medium size company in the bay area. My current job duties consist of variance analysis on OpEx from our business operations, helping with the planning process by forecasting headcount and OpEx, and a variety of ad-hoc request my manager...
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How to forecast headcount expenses by department?If the goal is to reduce total expenses of the company, how to go about forecasting headcount? What data is required? What assumptions should I make?...
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Just had a 30 minute phone interview for an internship this summer that ran 10 minutes short. Did I mess up?Phone interview was supposed to be 30 minutes at the maximum. It lasted for 20 minutes. Is that bad? I guess I am overthinking it......
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Corporate Development: My Experiences and BackgroundI started my career in IB (BB company) out of undergrad from a regional target school. I had held internships at other BBs prior to my full time role. I started my analyst position in Summer 2007. By Summer 2008, my entire group had been right-sized (I got canned in the third round of layoffs). cor...
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J&J FLDP case roundHaving the case round in around a week's time. What kind of topics are normally used for cases in FLDPs? I come from a business/finance background, so I'll admit that my knowledge in accounting is pretty basic as I have only taken a couple of accounting classes in business school. Will case study to...
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JP Morgan Securities - Interview - Corporate BankingThere was nothing too difficult. One of them questions that I did not expect was "What motivates you?" I was not expecting that question. Other than that one, most questions were just behavioral with the usual "What are your strengths and weaknesses?", "Tell me about yourself", "What was the most te...
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AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at F100 Entertainment Company (came from Non-MBB Management Consulting)I've been a Corporate Strategy manager at a large F100 studio (not Disney) for about a year now (and it's had its ups and downs). Just figured there isn't too much information on here about corporate strategy paths from non-MBB people, so I thought I'd throw my chex into the mix here. My backgroun...
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get advice Hello, I am recently fresh graduate from Egypt and get Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and take specialization in corporate finance and Business strategy (coursera) and plan to take CFA Level 1 and I want to get an internship in financial service company or get a junior job I applied...
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Corporate ExpensesWhat are some standard things that are common across financial services firms that one must know about when talking corporate expenses? I have a prospective job which deals in finance - expense management, but only know the surface of it. any resources to cram more knowledge?? ...
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Caterpillar Financial - Review - TreasuryExposure to senior management is fantastic. Have had the opportunity to work on interesting projects from day one.. Not located in the most glamorous city. Moving more finance roles to a larger city would potentially attract more talented candidates....
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Corporate/Tech Strategy Career Path, Post MBA?Hey folks, I bolded sections, so you can skip past stuff you don't wanna read. I'm really just typing out half this shit for my benefit. Skip to **the actual GD question** if you hate reading about random strangers lives. / **Background** - Engineer turned MBA, chose regional 25-35 ranked tier III ...
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Shell Grad vs. ING Wholesale trainee vs. Roland Berger: M&A exposure/exit opps?I am closing in on a few offers and have no clue on what to choose! All programs seem to offer slightly different things and all look interesting. Ambition is to roll in PE or M&A gig afterwards. They all have some exposure to deals but it isn't really clear or in my power... Other factors to consid...
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Johnson & Johnson - Interview - Corporate FinanceAll the questions were very expected. They consisted mostly of behavioral question and two technical questions. The overall interview was very conversational. The two technical questions that were asked were about the financial statements. I had to describe in detail how all three financial statemen...
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Exit opps for CD @ small software companyHi all, I have an opportunity to join a ...
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Incoming FDP Hello, I am an incoming FDP finance analyst at a F50 technology company this summer and I’m looking for some advice/insight on what to expect/know. I start in August and hoped someone with more experience could offer me some insights into what skills I will need on a day to day basis. I know ...
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Deloitte FAS Career Progression Does anyone have ideas on exits/Progression regarding M&A integration and seperation advisory? I've been told corp dev or some strategic PEs will take ppl from there, also some ppl say that since this group mainly does project management work, consulting is another exit. I'm a bit confused on what...
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Dell - Interview - Corporate FinanceMostly behavioral questions or general competency questions rather than technical questions. I think they know they are interviewing for an entry level role but they definitely don't want a novice. Answer questions carefully and demonstrate capabilities. - What is the most challenging role/task yo...
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Salaries for Corporate Finance post-MBA?I'm interested in doing an MBA and then working at a consulting firm for a couple years. After that I want to switch to Corp finance, corp dev, or corp strat. How much do people make in these corporate jobs? When should I expect to break $200k? Where do most max out at? Corporate Finance Salary Pos...
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Amgen - Interview - Corporate FinanceThe interview is composed of both behavioral and techniques. Be sure to know about the corporate finance and bit-tech industry. Also know well about yourself. There are several accounting and finance questions, so be sure to review them. The interviewers are nice, but be sure to LinkedIn them to k...
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Need your suggestion with valuation of a company in emerging marketsI was doing valuation of a company in emerging markets and I have a question in mind but couldn't find a proper theory suggesting a solution. Suppose, the company receives its revenue in US$ currency and incur costs in INR currency. The company’s functional currency is INR so the revenues are c...
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Financial Analyst at Google/Amazon/Yahoo recruitingHi Everyone, I'm very interested in getting into big tech firms after graduation. I was wondering could you give me some insight about the recruiting and interview process? When do they start to interview for summer internship/full time role? How are the difficulties in those firm compare to inve...
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Larry Culpepper Not Doing a Good Job Saw this article today https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-pepper-snapple-sales-flat-as-it-plans-for-keurig-merger-1518619129 about how Dr. Pepper Snapple sales were basically flat. Overall this can't be a good thing for Keurig who bought the drink company for 18 billion (with a b). The article says th...
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Personal trading as a controller (BO) in Goldman SachsHello everyone, I just recently accepted an offer with GS within their finance division. I have about 4 brokerage accounts where I do different types of trading. Does anyone know if it is still possible to invest in your own brokerage accounts while working at a BB in corporate finance? ...
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Under Armour's Weak HouseIf you follow sports and have been playing them your whole life like I have you are familiar with the different sports brands that equip the sports you love. Growing up I would say that I have never really had any sort of strong brand loyalty for any one athletic company since I feel they each excel...
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Bloomberg - Review - AdvisoryGood work life balance. Good pay Good projects Good snacks Good experience Good commute and location to work . lack of professional and personal development incompetent management using egos to make decisions rather than data...
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Just saying hi! Hi everyone! I stumbled upon this forum through a thread about strategic finance and I am so glad I found you guys! I grew up in China, studied MS. in Finance in Colorado and worked in Denver a bit before I moved to the Bay Area. I worked for about 7 years as a Financial Analyst. Recently I quit my...
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Capital One Financial - Review - Financial ServicesGreat culture and management. Always felt apprised of my progress and performance. Good work/life balance.. A lot of movement and re-organization around the company due to a recent shut down of a division and several upper management promotions....
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MBA Internship Recruiting - Corporate Development/Strategy AMAHave received a lot of info off of this site and this forum in particular, so thought I would give back. I know the MBA landscape and CD/BD/CS roles can be a black box at times (they were for me less than a year ago), so hopefully I can clear some things up. Please note I have just started my intern...
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Standard Chartered Bank - Interview - Corporate BankingPre-recorded video interview, about 1:30 min each and there were 8-10 questions. So be ready and prepared. Mostly fit questions to try to gauge your interest for the programme. The Bank treasure and emphasizes on its values - so read up and try to relate to them at times during the interview process...
Verizon - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)"Can you recall a moment when you encountered a problem when working in a team and how did you solve it". There was honestly nothing that required on the fly thinking. I responded to the question with a story about an Excel Macro not working properly and I was in charge of it. I didn't create the ma...
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RBC Business Analyst AmplifyI wanted to see if any of you guys could provide insight into a business analyst role at RBC in terms of responsibilities, salary, compensation, and how easy it would be to possibly move laterally across the firm to investment banking division later on. ...
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Looking for advice on how to switch to FP&AHi all, I'm looking for any advice on how to break into FP&A roles. I started my career doing engineering and project management within infrastructure and utilities space for 5 years. My undergrad was in engineering (non-target state univ) and got my MBA from USC. I have one BB internship, but th...
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Underwriting share issuesHi! I work in corporate finance here in Sweden and recently my firm has come in contact with several international companies who want to enter the Swedish MTF venues. We have been pretty successful in setting up alternative venues for smaller companies so that they can raise capital and extend their...
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Continuing Education Classes/Seminars for CFMy firm wants me to go to a continuing education class/seminar this year and I'm curious what all options there are. A guy I work with is doing Training the Street for his. Background: I work at a REIT, have an MBA, and am a level 2 CFA candidate. I love working in real estate, but I think I'm going...
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10k of a company || Interview questionCan you please tell me how to answer the following question - When looking at a 10 k to analyze a company what should you look at first? Is the appropriate answer cash flow statement? This is an interview question, how would i go about answering this. Please help. this is urgent....
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Capital Budgeting 101In Capital budgeting, why don't we simply include dividends and interest in cashflows and discount by Rf+inflation?...
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Leveraged equity as a call option?Hi all, I'm having trouble to understand why leveraged equity of a firm can be viewed as a call option? Can someone explain please?...
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Comcast/NBCUniversal - Interview - Corporate FinanceThe interview consists of a two interviewers using your resume to question where they think weaknesses might lie, so hard questions will be dependent on where you have holes in your resume. The interview was set up like a conversation, but the nature of the conversation didn't make me feel very conf...
Microsoft - Interview - FinanceThere really were no difficult questions. He asked me how I liked school and what I found most challenging about business school in general. We also deeply discussed his time at Microsoft. It seemed like he really enjoyed his time there and spent the interview convincing me of why Microsoft as oppos...
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Compensation for Leveraged Finance Credit Analyst/ Associates ?What would be the typical Leveraged Finance Credit Analyst's/Associate's salary in a BB ? Please include as many stats as possible ...
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Solar Power Project Finance Model - Suggestions and ReviewAn energy company needs a project finance model for a solar power plant acquisition candidate - to see if it's a worthy investment and check profitability. They provided certain details about the case. I've attached the financial model along with the case details here. Also, how do you calculate an...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Valuation- good place for learning - potential carer development - gives you good contacts - The big 4 which is growing the most . - some horrible people there - still seen far below Deloitte and PwC - Mix of excellent with mediocre professionals. ...
Capital One Financial - Review - FinanceThe ability to work from home when needed and the culture was awesome. I enjoyed the aesthetics of the buildings and conferences provided for interns. . I wish they had more openness in discussions with interns about their progress and expectation. I did not get accurate reviews on my performance. ...
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Wells Fargo 2018 Sophomore Leaders ConferenceAnyone in the middle of the application process? What did you think of the interview and when do you think we'll find out the result? Also, feel free the share any new information you learned about the program....
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F100 Financial Analyst Role vs FDLP with manufacturing/industrial companySo I've received two offers. The first is from Allstate to be an entry-level financial analyst, $60K base but no FDLP. Also got an offer from UL for an FDLP for $63K base. For me the pros and cons go: Allstate: - Experience with F100 with opportunity to lateral out to other F500 in IL -While not a ...
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Duff & Phelps - Review - Valuation- nice professional people - willing to sponsor visas - knowledgeable coworkers - great office location in London. - low pay (think around Big 4) - limited exit opportunities - hours are more demanding than big 4 - nonexistent benefits...
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FLDP Aptiv DelphiWhat do you think about Finance leadership development program of Aptiv (former Delphi)? It's a 3 years rotational program. It would be fine to break in a top MBA program and eventually PE/Consulting?...
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Amazon - Interview - N/AWhat's your weakness? If you had a friend who was great for a job and an identical person who was just as good, but your friend earned you $2,000 less, who would you give the job to? What is the one thing you like most about your current manager, and what is one thing you would change? “Give me an...
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Strategic Rationale Presentation Interview?Hey guys! I find myself at a rather interesting, if standard, point of about being interviewed for a CD position: the 4-hour case study. A brief time in which to analyze a company for strategic rationale, give a financial assessment, and assess risk factors, something I've never actually come across...
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Any Insights? - Investment Analyst / Corporate Development for Large Asian Holding Companieshey all, I am getting headhunted by a few large holding companies based in Asia (representative examples: Fosun, COFCO, Mitsubishi, Dalian Wanda, Tata Group, Itochu, Marubeni, etc.) for internal M&A roles which are essentially corporate development functions for these HoldCos, making large strateg...
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