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WSO Hall of Fame: Other Industries Forum The Wall Street Oasis Other Industries Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on various other industries. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here...
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Dominion Group International: Food Standards Agency Issued a Warning on SeaweedThe British Food Standards Agency released a warning about a particular kind of seaweed. The consumers were warned not to eat the seaweed called Hijiki. Hijiki is a seaweed that has been found to contain abnormally high levels of inorganic arsenic. This is a chemical element that is harmful to the ...
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Dominion Group International: Review on Japan’s Supplement ProductsSome dietary supplement products from Japan has been tested by ConsumerLab. Among the nine brands of alpha lipoic acid supplements, one contained none of the ingredients while another contained only 81%. ConsumerLab, a provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products, found ...
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Computer Science Minor, Math Minor or Econ. Minor (With certain caveats)Hey everyone, I am going to have to declare my minors quite soon, and was wondering if you could give me your thoughts really quickly. Quick background about me: Finance major, passion for value investing, tech & Fintech. Previously passionate in real estate, and valuation of RE. I attend a Uni....
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If you spent a lot of time learning how to do something, Would you teach it?Another caveat to this question: If you were grouped with some one who picks up information extremely quickly, and is your competitor, would you still teach it to them. Think about it: You spent 1-2 days learning certain concepts in order to fulfill a part in your project. Then your teammates want ...
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Is Google Sales a good way to start your career? Would you prefer to take one of the following options instead?To give a bit of context, I interned over the summer at Google in Dublin and have since been offered a role in the UK sales team for a Summer 2018 start date. However, I am struggling to ignore the reservations I have about how good sales at Google would be for my career. I am in my final year at ...
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Chicago - welcoming to foreigners?Hi all, I've been thinking about moving to Chicago for a while. I'm personally quite down to earth but I enjoy larger cities since I grew up in one (Europe). However, I've read that people are quite midwestern, which means they aren't as open and culturally minded as people from NYC/SF for example....
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JP Morgan Middle Market Banking SA Superday Interview Hello Everyone, I'm a non-target student who has a superday coming up next week with JP Morgan for a 2018 SA position with their MM Banking and Specialized Industries Group. This will be my first superday, and I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge/tips on what technicals to know for JPM's Com...
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Thoughts on internal audit at a BB?What are people's thoughts on entering an internal audit role at a BB? Is it really an area where you don't learn much and can't transition into another division? Any advice would be extremely helpful....
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Accepting an offer in one location but wanting to change locationsHi so I have recently accepted an offer as an Intern at KPMG in Montvale but its far from NYC where I live, can I request to be moved to the NYC office or is that not okay to do as an intern who hasn't even started yet?...
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GS Operations SLC Superday 11/14Anyone hear back about offers yet? ----------------------------------------------------------------...
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Morgan Stanley Superday 2018Hey Everyone. First time posting here. Went in for 2 Superdays with Morgan Stanley (Corporate Treasury and Finance) for Summer Analyst Programs and was told I would hear back in 2 weeks. It has been a week and a half for one of them and a week for the second program. What is the timeline for hearing...
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JPM Private Banking Summer internship (US)Hello, I applied to multiple internship in IBD and S&T however did not receive any positive reply yet. I might have the opportunity to get into PB at JPM, but I would have to cancel my other applications. I come from a target in Europe and graduate in BBA/Finance, good GPA Do you think PB would be...
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Are there any comprehensive MBB consulting training courses like Wall Street Prep for Finance?Secondly, where can I find case studies? Ideally, I would like to practice as many as I can...............
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Non-ACA role at PwCHi, I've been offered a place on a data and analytics in assurance graduate scheme at PwC where I will join the IT risk assurance team. This is a job I could see myself staying in for a long time but I also understand that I can't predict what I'll want to do in three years so I would like to keep ...
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J.P.Morgan Wealth Management Summer Analyst Hong Kong - 1st & 2nd Round InterviewsI have this interview coming up soon in Boston so I just want to get some insight into what kinda of case study I can expect from the 1st round as well as the kind of interview questions I may get from 2nd round. First Round Interview The first round of interview will be in a group discussion forma...
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Market risk - CCAR , cmbs and RMBS Day to Day as a Market risk Analyst in mortgage back securities . Dealing with CMBS , CLO and RMBS products ....
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Market Risk analyst role Has anyone investigated ,Identified and resolved abnormal VAR, CCAR stress testing models and risk sensitivity PV01- ( Job description) ...
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Goldman Sachs Application Status After SuperdayThe status on my Goldman Sachs Portal was recently updated to say "Thank you for interviewing with Goldman Sachs. We will be in contact with you shortly regarding your status. Thank you for your patience." Does that mean a decision has been made? This is about 1.5 weeks after my superday for a PWM r...
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DOES MORGAN STANLEY SEND REJECTION LETTERS TO EVERYONE I interviewed for MS about 3 weeks ago and have not heard back however a person who interviewed on the same day received a rejection last week . Does MS send out rejection letters to everyone or why am I not hearing back? ...
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ELI5: Insurance industry.Title is self-explanatory. Not insurance, but the insurance industry. How it operates, roles, legal stuff, any relevant links, the entire gamut basically. Not corporate, but personal insurance. Auto, home, health, travel, etc...
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How to prepare for due diligence interview at Big4?Hello everyone! I just got an offer from one of the Big4 to participate in the interview session for financial due diligence position. They said that they just set up new program that let you have both audit and FDD position at the same time (switching role every specific period of time; in this ca...
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Fidelity Investments 2018 Non tech Summer InternshipHi fellows, Did anyone apply for the non tech summer internship at fidelity investments. I got a video interview invite and guessing it ll be behavioral questions. Did anyone go through this and what will the internship be like. Its a general position possible work areas being sales&relationship ma...
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Citi Private Bank SA Superday Does anyone have information as to what it will entail, questions asked, etc? Time Frame allows for 3 hours (9-12). NY Office ...
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Toys R Us Bankruptcy Hurts ToymakersAs we all know last month Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy, but planned to continue operating stores. Investors believed that this would cause little impact toymakers during the holiday season. However, Hasbro and Mattel reported lower than expected sales/revenues recently and losing almost $800 mil...
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Big 4 - PwC internshipHi guys, I was recently offered an internship at PwC and have my first office visit tom. What should I expect? Also, does PwC provide housing stipends? Thank you...
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Commercial Banking SVP Ask Me Anything (AMA)In the spirit of sharing, I figured I would set up one of these to help out those interested in learning more about Commercial Banking. As there is no separate sub forum, it is hard to find up to date/current info. Commercial Baking isn’t super sexy like IB, but it’s a good W/L balance gig that ...
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Is Growth Hacking just a meaningless Buzzword?Working in LATAM, I've started to notice that a lot of the Silicon Valley/Start-up Jargon is being increasingly used around here due to a surge in the tech industry. A lot of people are taking advantage of this and now its becoming annoyingly common for people to proclaim themselves as blockchain ...
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Family Office MarketplaceNew to WSO. I noticed there is not much chatter on the Family Office marketplace. I work with a group that is focused on making direct investments in operating companies funded directly by family offices (off of their balance sheet), rather than through a private equity fund structure. Curious to kn...
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Amazon: Next Big Healthcare Player..?Jeff Bezos is redirecting Amazon to head back into the healthcare sector, as a distributor for prescription-drugs. This, however, poses a plethora of obstacles such as licensing, third parties (health insurers), and so on. [quote] Many health-care industry officials and advisers believe Amazon, if...
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Consumer Lending and Operations Internship Program-WELLS FARGOHello all, I recently received an email for a phone interview for the position stated in the title. I applied to this position before the whole Wells Fargo scandal and now feel kind of iffy about the opportunity. I guess what I need is feedback in terms of following through with this internship ...
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Company Review: American International Group - Finance Summer AnalystGood pay, people smarter than expected, great attitude towards interns. Senior execs easily accessible. Good culture, mainly due to new CEO - people are excited about the future. Good work-life balance, but you would be expected to pull the hours in when there's an important project. Great internshi...
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Amazon: A Real-Life BuyNLarge Hey all, If you guys have watched Disney Pixar's hit animation *Wall-E*, you probably remember "BuyNLarge", the massive monopoly that basically controls every aspect of consumers' lives. Recently I read about Amazon's potential expansion into becoming a pharmacy after acquiring rights to distribut...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - AuditorStrong brand name especially in financial services industry. Lots of room for growth and challenging work.. Hours in busy season can become hectic. Not a lot of availability to ask questions to team members. Managers can be ruthless....
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Best Study Abroad Cities / Schools for good timesTitle says it all. I will be studying abroad next fall and wanted to see where I could have the most fun... Any specific cities or schools? I'm not necessarily looking for the most prestigious university abroad, since I'm looking to "take a break" and have a blast abroad. Food scene, cost of living...
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Company Review: Ford Motor Company - Aged CompanyBig company with a lot of history and resources. Some very smart people here and there and standard benefits. Very old school and grumpy people. The processes can become cumbersome to deal with and there is a lot of bureaucracy ...
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Company Review: Standard and Poors - S&P Global Summer InternThe work is generally pretty easy and relatively interesting depending on the group that you are places in. 9-5 hours and pay is about equivalent to banking except for bonuses. Great access to private information which is interesting. . Could see working here longterm becoming boring, very criteria ...
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Company Review: American Express - American Express Intern SingaporeFlat hierarchy; supportive management team; the hours were super good like, we normally finished our work before 5. Personally, I feel the company is not suitable for students who are ambitious and who eventually want to do finance stuff, like IB and S&T; too chill and cannot learn much...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - Commercial Banking - Financial AnalystThe good thing about working in commercial banking at wells are the friendly hours (generally 45-60 a week), friendly peers and fair amount of company spend on analyst training and happy hour style events.. Compensation isn't a strong point at Wells in general so expect to be paid just a bit less th...
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Company Interview: Ally Financial - team memberInterviews usually take place face to face and in person, although modern communications technologies such as the Internet have enabled conversations to happen in which parties are separated geographically, such as with videoconferencing course telephone interviews can happen without visual contact....
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Company Review: Capital One Financial - Great CompanyCapital One is a great place with a great culture. Everyone conducts themselves with respect and tries to benefit both the firm and the client.. I think those at Capital One need more drive and competitiveness. Not everyone in my group was pushing to move up the ladder....
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Company Interview: Kellogg Company - Customer Sales InternWhat was your biggest failure? I talked about how I worked at a real estate startup where I was in charge of a project that involved developing a consultation method to onboard high school students. My boss had told me we were meeting with a potential investor, assumed it was a typical dinner meetin...
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Company Review: United States Army - US Army reviewThe Army is a great career starting out. You are exposed to many leadership experiences very early on in your career. Your branch of service definitely matters, though. . Great leadership experience and the opportunity to work in a foreign country. I worked in Afghanistan for over a year....
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Company Review: Deloitte - M& -Lot of responsibility -Good exposure to Excel/PowerPoint -Small diligences so got the chance to work on a couple. -No work life balance (short deadlines and high expectations) -People not super enthusiastic -Work not very engaging -Feedback not a thing...
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Company Review: Bloomberg - Great company and job, IF you fit their agenda on company valuesHigh level of transparency throughout entire firm, many opportunities to shadow other departments, access to ridiculous amounts of data and research. Very little emphasis on performance in favour on "collaboration, diversity, approachability" etc. which often penalizes you for hard work, not a very ...
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Company Review: BNY Mellon - Summer Analyst The pay was good, and overtime was available at a time and a half rate. Good location in FiDi / Tribeca.. Only half of interns received a full time offer. HR is not great, they don’t really know what they’re doing....
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Company Interview: Quicken Loans - Capital Markets InternMostly behavior/fit with one technical question. 1.)Tell me about a time when you faced an obstacle in a professional capacity? 2.)Walk me through you resume? Went through Work Experience and Past Financial Experiences 3.)Why Capital Markets? 4.)What would you say your greatest weakness is? 5....
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Company Review: National Australia Bank - NABNYLaid back culture Female-friendly Great boss/upper management of program Good team dynamics Strong debt presence . No presence in strategic advisory, not much modelling work, overall not too many cons and a smooth pleasant introduction to wall street...
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Company Interview: Goldman Sachs - Risk "tell me about a time you took credit for someone else's good work" "if you caught your friend cheating on a test, and you were the only one who knew, what would you do?" 'tell me why you'd be a good fit for Investment Banking" "What have you been looking at in the news that you think investors woul...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Associate in Audit at PwC-Overall, food benefit plan -Prestigious firm; looks good on resume -Provides flexibility to employees looking to work in other lines of services. -overwork for little pay -meeting clients on a daily basis can be a hassle, especially if you have a long way to commute ...
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Company Interview: Wells Fargo and Company - Summer Financial AnalystNone of the questions were way out of left field. Most of the questions were behavioral. - Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to get a project done - Tell me about yourself and give a brief background about your education and experience There were only two (relatively easy) technic...
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Company Review: Fitch Ratings - Fitch RatingsGood place to work at! Nice culture, laid back. 9-5 in standard unless your team has a really big presentation. Not alot of upward mobility. Most people are either starting there career or at the tail end. MD's themselves told me that this is not the place to be for the bulk and instead try to get ...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Quantitative Financial AnalystGood work life balance in the company. Work with smart people and has a very good and laid back culture.. Many people stay in the group for a long time so it's hard to take on more managerial responsibilities since everyone is so senior....
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Company Interview: PNC Financial Services - PNC Risk ManagementThey asked me what I follow that does not pertain to my majors at school. To answer this, I spoke about my keen interest in soccer, tennis, and track - all three have nothing to do with my majors in university and the one interviewer loved it because he follows track as well and not many people do. ...
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Analyst Development Program- Liberty Mutual InsuranceHi everybody, I have an interview next Friday with Liberty Mutual Insurance for the Analyst Development Program Internship. It is a final round interview and I was wondering if anybody has done this internship before. What advice do you have for me and how should I prepare for the interview? Thanks...
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Company Review: PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC ReviewGreat experience. Gained a lot of analytical and communication skills. My excel skills increased dramatically as well.. long hours, management does not often take the time to train employees, less company politics would be nice....
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Company Interview: Commonwealth Bank of Australia - AnalystThe hardest question in the interview was to estimate the revenue of a ferry company. Additional questions were fairly standard, including walking through how to build a DCF. The case study was of average difficult, and focused on a short-form paper and reviewing the investment case. Subsequently, ...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - Summer AnalystGot asked why i didn't go for investment banking and that i was too qualified. they obviously didn't think so, but i think they wanted to measure how well i could handle random flattery. Nothing especially difficult, just know your case study well and do more research than what is solely on your pow...
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Company Review: KPMG - Audit sucksStability and the hours, other than in busy season, are nice. The people I work with are relaxed and competent.. It's the most boring job of all time. So much mundaneness. It's to be expected in public accounting, but still....
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Company Review: Ernst and Young - EY ReviewGreat support and mentoring, plus it's one of the few professional jobs that I can do while studying at uni. Reasonable pay for the hours and lots of progression opportunities down the track (+ the support to get there).. The company supports career progression and has excellent resources designed t...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - JP audit analyst Not bad, overall shop. Your experience will vary drastically depending on your team composition. Good learning experience.. No real incentive to try hard, stick in confines of the program, people who go above and beyond get nothing for their hard work....
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Company Interview: Kobre Kim - AnalystThe interview overall wasn't very hard, it was mainly questions about my experience and interests, trying to gauge why I wanted to be there. The one question that caught me off guard was in-depth questioning about a research paper I had written. The interviewer went really in depth with his question...
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Company Interview: Hellman & Friedman LLC - friedmanthere were no complicated questions. mostly about a time i overcame adversity, talking about class, specific things on my resume and what I can bring to the table. Very conversational and had a very nice bag and forth with the two people I had interviewed with. Talked a lot about company culture and...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley Public FinanceThe technical interview was somewhat difficult. It went beyond regular bond math and was more about critical thinking. There were also questions on compound annual growth rate. Additionally, there was one designated technical interview but most interviews had a technical aspect in addition to behavi...
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Company Review: Bank of New York Mellon - Overall great place to workGreat people to work with, plenty of free lunches and easy access from the surrounding suburbs. Generally good environment to work.. The CEO at the time took a limousine service home everyday. The problem was he got picked up right infront of the bus stop where 50% of the employees would wait....
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - CADP ProgramHow do you go about solving problems? Walk me through the process you usually take. Where do you see yourself in 30 years? What position would you have; where would you be? What types of risk would a large bank face? (only for those who had been interested in the risk division) Would you rather be ...
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Company Review: United States Navy - Typical Government JObOverall a good company with opportunities to grow early on. Management provides plenty of opportunities to lead projects.. After a few years, with the workforce average age decreasing, the promotion potential goes away and the workforce grew restless....
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JPM Risk or Capital One Commercial Banking?Hello, I was wondering people's opinions on whether they would pick JPM Risk or Capital One CB as a fresh-out-of-college job. Both NYC locations. Thanks!...
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Company Interview: Caliber Financial Management - Product Management Internship* Tell me about a time when you had to deal with mass quantities of data and what did you do? * What data tools have you used? What analysis can you perform using these tools? * What do you know about mortgage industry? Why do you want to join mortgage Industry? * How much do you know ab...
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Company Interview: Goldman Sachs - Operations AnalystTalk to me a bit about our 3rd quarter results. Don't need 500 words, so I will put this in... In each box, please start by listing a question you received, followed by your response (optional). Please try to phrase as a question and/or be as detailed as possible about the technical problem, busine...
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Company Interview: Wells Fargo and Company - middle marketing financial analystWhat are the components in the financial statements that you would explain to a person who does not understand any accounting? What are some of the things youve missed in a project and how did you deal with these things? The most difficult one was just asking general questions about finance that wer...

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