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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

Pizz

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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Most Common Organizational Structures for Finance Function

AubreyMcClendon

I’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 --> MBA

NYGIANTS99

I 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??

VforVendetta

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?

ValuationMonkey

I recently got hired in the M&A department of a mid sized private company (...

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P&C company is an asset manager or what?

Anopportunist

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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What is Commercial Strategy? How does the role fit in a company? How to prepare for an interview?

martinezd8

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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Is the CFO Route a Rewarding One?

MichaelScarn

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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Got Corp Dev Offer - Compensation?

MBrown52

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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Contractor - Trying to get into a FTE role / looking for advice

thesleazye

Hi 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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Banking-like experiences at McKinsey

jhemming2020

Haven'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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Foreign Language for M&A?

amaiolo4

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...

Angelz629

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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How much should company prestige/brand matter?

CFLateral

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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My analyst went AWOL

nickcageisnotabadactor

Monkeys, 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 Finance

dsp510

Came 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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Which career path to pick - Business Development or Corporate Finance?

kalidjamie21

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?

wallstreetpop98

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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How to prepare for a corporate banking analyst interview?

Mauriceaugust117

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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GE FMP vs PwC Transfer pricing traineeship

Luca-Csécsei

Hello fellow readers, I have enrolled on GE’s FMP in Europe, however I have also been offered a position on PwC’s European Transfer Pricing Traines Program and I cannot make up my mind which to go with. For GE the rotations are a great way to leanr about corporate finance and accounting, but ob...

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CMA for Corp Dev

Monkeydevelopment

Corporate Monkeys, What do you think of the CMA designation in regards to how beneficial it is for a career in Corp Dev? I am currently in a mid size company in energy and utilities, and I have a background in Economics & Math. I didn't study any accounting at University and studied a minimal amoun...

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Commercial Lending vs International Trade Finance

363 Banker

I work at a commercial bank, and I'm currently a senior analyst for our middle market team. I'm on the path to be a commercial lender, and I will be moved into a lender role as soon as a job opens up in one of the groups that I support (no firm timeline for this). I was recently approached with an...

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Summer After Sophomore Year 2018

carefulmonkey

I am in the summer after my sophomore year, and I was not able to get an internship, so I just ended up taking a summer class at my local college(in Colorado). I go to a target school and have a decent gpa majoring in finance and mathematics. I had a tough time adjusting to the rigors of college my ...

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Looking for custom software development company

Yellowfish

Hey everybody! I have an awesome business idea and i'm ready to realize it immediately. So I need an advise based on your own experience - which software development company is the best to work with?...

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