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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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New User In this ForumMyself, Rameez Ramzan and currently serving as a Senior Digital Marketing Executive at Cubix.co and trying to get knowledge on Data Analyst and Data Scientist....
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Morgan Stanley - Review - FinanceFast-paced environment and intelligent co-workers. Company name is strong and intern class was pretty diverse.. Long hours and pretty siloed by department. Pay is not necessarily on par with the work and hours involved. ...
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Corp Fin Bonus RumorsNowhere near as bulky as the bonuses across IB/PE, but what are this year's bonuses across Corp Fin? Corp Dev, Corp Strat, FP&A, Treasury, Risk?...
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Move up the corporate ladder with CFA courseEdupristine is one of the leading training providers in Finance International Certification training for CFA® course (Follows CFA® Institute Prep Provider Guidelines) What is CFA® course? A time when educational certification in major subjects is no longer an option but a mandatory document to fu...
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Belden - Interview - Public FinanceThe most difficult question I got was "What separates your above average work from your regular work?". This question was unexpected because it seems a lot like a trick question initially. Another unexpected question I got was how many Mcdonalds are there in the United States. This question was tric...
Aetna - Review - HealthcareAs an intern, it was generally a calm environment. I found that I was provided with meaningful work and a great experience.. Work can be slow at times. Some managers are not aware what to do with managers, so they might provided minimal work or small, easy projects....
General Electric - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGE has a fantastic work culture that is conducive to growth, competitiveness, and knowledge building. . Unable to take off time whenever needed. Stern upper level management. Poor discretion and ability to take on new projects...
Credit Suisse - Review - OperationsThe Credit Suisse name is prestigious and makes one proud to be there. The NYC office was also recently renovated. . if you are not in the front office you are a "nobody". If you have dreams of somehow transferring internally, forget it. ...
PNC Financial Services - Interview - FinanceHow does PNC make money? What financial statement would you value the most in making a valuation? ...
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Finished FLDP, now what?I finished a 2 year FLDP with one of the largest in Big Pharma that you've all heard of. I'm about 6 months in to my roll-off position and looking to jump ship Q1 2018. I'm eyeing top of Tier 2 consulting and have started case prep. However, I wanted to take a step back for a moment to consider ot...
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Standard Chartered Bank - Interview - Corporate BankingWhat does hard work mean to you? (It was asked during the video interview, which was a little unexpected). During the phone interview, I was also asked about how I maintain relationships with people, and to give an example of a relationship I have maintained and how did I go about doing that. They a...
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Effect of Major in Moving Up?Just a few quick questions regarding the value of accounting and CPA in terms of working up to the corp fin(or CFO at small company) ladder. Currently a finance major(Junior), could get a double major in accounting and only have to attend 1 extra quarter? Curious on the affect of accounting in term...
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Will a misdemeanor simple assault cause BB to rescind offer?I was cited with misdemeanor simple assault in August 2016 and I got it put into a court diversion program. It has been in a court diversion program since before I even applied to a finance analyst internship at a BB in NYC so when I answered the background check questions I rightfully answered no t...
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Citigroup - Review - Corporate FinanceCompetitive pay structure Great company culture Great benefits including bonuses Good location/office . No major sadness or cons to working at Citi. Very similar to all the other bulge brackets so easy to compare...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Energyvery laid back environment, good manager, well respected in the industry, good hours with interesting work and strong deal flow. comp is a bit low compare to average. a little bit niche being energy focus (renewable energy), would like to try more things...
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Loans || Interview QuestionWithout looking at any financial statements, what information would you want/need to decide whether or not to give a loan to a company? How to go about answering this question. Is this 5 cs?...
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CTP Exam preparationHello Everyone, Hopefully this is the correct forum to post this on. Because it relates directly to my line of work now, I have decided to take the [Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam](https://ctpcert.afponline.org/). I know this exam has some mixed reviews as to it's usefulness or relevan...
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Prudential - Interview - Corporate FinanceQuestions were mostly behavioral and within what's expected (why Prudential, why did you choose your MBA school, what role do you see yourself performing, etc). I think these two below were the most difficult to answer: - What is the most complex subject with which you had to deal? Doesn't need to b...
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Low Business Development Pay? Recently, I've been looking at Business Development roles (from BD Associate to Manager) and have noticed that the pay for these roles (~$40k-$70k) is pretty low, considering that most applications have been asking for 2-4 years experience. Given that I have no prior direct sales experience (I'm com...
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ontario teachers pension plan - Review - Strategy and OperationsShort hours, good working environment. Didn't really have to do much and was considered on higher end of payscale for first internship.. Shitty boss and didn't do or learn much as a result. Seemed like a waste of first internship actually....
State Farm Insurance - Review - InsuranceState Farm offers employees a stable career, where someone can make a decent living. Good work life balance. . Insurance Industry is very slow moving, especially at a very large and old company. Many employees only care about their work and fail to see the big picture on how activities are related....
Comcast/NBCUniversal - Review - Corporate FinanceGood hours and great culture. Juicero does a great job of forming a community for all of its employees with weekly outings. . Lack of direction from senior leadership was the main con. Often less senior members would be left without work or with too much work due to a lack of organization. ...
Leidos - Interview - Finance"Tell me about a time that you were inserted into a group and had to work with others." That was probably the oddest one, the entire interview process was very straightforward and behavioral. I was asked questions like "What is your biggest strength, weakness - why?" "Tell me about a time you had t...
UBS AG - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe interview was recorded which is very difficult. There's no one to ask you questions, you can see yourself being recorded, as soon as the question appears your own webcam goes on, so you don't have a choice but to come up with something. Questions were about the demonstration of leadership skills...
Moodys Corporation - Review - Corporate Financegreat overall company. focused and industry leader. great benefits and retirement contribution. work is manageable. work can get a little repetitive at times, not the most innovative "making a difference" job, but that is normal in Finance...
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Start career in Corporate Development or as M&A advisor at IB? Currently, I have 2 offers on the table: 1 role as CD analyst at a multinational and 1 as M&A Analyst at a respected M&A boutique (Big4 competitor). I just finished a 4 months internship as Analyst at an M&A boutique. Its my goal to eventually be head of CD at a large multinational, so starting my c...
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what is the average GPA needed to land a internship in corporate finance?im a Econ major at a non target (UMD) who is a freshman right now. I wanted to get a corporate finance internship during the summer after sophomore year. I was wondering what GPA do I need in order to qualify for a internship? is a Econ Major good enough?...
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Working capital/restricted cash question Hi, I have a question regarding working capital/net debt and restricted cash. Say a company have 200 in debt and 100 in cash where 50 of them is restricted because they PROBABLY have to be paid to customers at a later point. Ie. these 50 also has a payable account on the balance. My question is; ...
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General Motors - Interview - Corporate FinancePlease tell me about yourself. Please tell me about your previous internship or other work experience. What was the key takeaway from your previous internship (Hint: something technical) How are your Excel skills? Are you able to take an Excel test? Name a time when there was disagreement in the wor...
Amazon - Review - GeneralistGood tech company, good CEO, stock price may be in a bubble like the rest of the Internet industry today.. Vey different experience depending on the team. Lack of discipline in hiring and project selections....
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Strategy on Everything, Review of 'Strategy-A History'I found this review on medium, and I must say, it's simply golden and highly relevant for young and old alike operating in the business and highly resonant. I think what you find here in the degree of hedging that is tantamount to good strategy in everything--always accounting for risks/unforeseen e...
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Treasury/Liquidity Risk to Front OfficeWorking in Corp Treasury and ALM/Liquidity risk both in industry and at an MBB has been really cool experience over the past couple of years. Like anyone in MO will tell you, the hours are great, the pay is solid but limited, and the work can be interesting most of the time, not to mention direct ex...
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F&BM TreasuryDoes any one know about the Finance and Business Management role within Treasury at JPM? (hours, what the work is like, etc) I understand it is more on the quantitative side of things, but I wasn't able to get a lot of info from a google search. ...
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Business Development/Corporate Development ProgramsAs a bit of background on myself, I am currently an IBD SA at a BB in NYC and have prior internship experience with a top financial leadership/management program. I am very interested in both corporate development and business development and am trying to gauge whether I should return to IB FT or ...
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