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  2. Accounting vs Finance: Part 1 – Career Paths

    In this 4 part series I'll be covering in depth the differences between a typical career in accounting starting in (Big 4) public accounting, and a typical career in finance starting in investment banking. First up in the series is a long term look a ...

    44 comments - 22 silver bananas - Jul 28 2014 - 5:34pm -

  3. AMA- Former Business Valuations Associate (BO-> Val-> Corp Dev)

    Maybe its just me (since I have selective reading, could very well be true) but when accounting firms and different groups within accounting firms are brought up "Business Valuations" is always asked about. So I thought would do an AMA on the my ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 10 2014 - 10:11am -

  4. Training the Stree Accounting Pre-Test

    Does this thing matter? Is it worth putting in the time? If I've taken basic accounting classes is there a need to study? Does your employer see it? There are some old threads on this but nothing recently. accounting ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  5. Reconciling Cash Flow Statement & Balance Sheet in Model

    Just a quick question regarding accounting/modeling. I have been learning to model with BIWS and recently tried to model two companies on my own from scratch. The place I'm having problems with is reconciling the current year BS and cash flow stateme ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2014 - 5:47pm -

  6. How much accounting do you need to know?

    I know a good amount of accounting when it comes down to it. I'm not really a CPA though. Do you need to know massive amounts of accounting detail to be an analyst at a hedge fund? Say for different types like L/S, arbitrage, distress, etc. Seems lik ...

    41 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 10:13am -

  7. The perception of these b-schools to employers, job prospects, and college decisions

    Now that I have heard back from the business schools I applied to for undergrad I am attempting to make a decision on college. I would appreciate input. I'm taking out student loans for undergrad and I was wondering the prospects for me in I-banking ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:22pm -

  8. Switch from Accounting to Consulting

    Hi everyone, I'm new to WSO so firstly I'd like thank you for help in advance! I'll give you a quick rundown of my background: (a)School: (1) Rising senior at Baruch College (Undergrad) (2) Major: Accounting, Minor: Graphic Design, GPA: 3.7 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2012 - 5:13pm -

  9. Alternative transcript. I need a strategy.

    I will start applying to MBA programs next November and I have decided to pursue an alternative transcript to supplement my current stats. What classes should I take? I was thinking of taking things that I was really interested in learning about but the m ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 10 2012 - 12:15pm -

  10. MIND BLOWN!/ Connections?

    2 Parts----------- PART 1 All that glitters isnt gold. I am absolutely mind blown at how many interns attend schools I never heard of (not top ranked) and they claim their friends who also attend these schools secure jobs at places like Morgan Stanley, Go ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2014 - 1:26am -

  11. Big 4 Accounting Full Time Interview

    I know this forum doesn't look to kindly on Big 4 accounting but it is the path I have chosen to start off with. Just to say it upfront I do intend to leave auditing after either year 3 or 4. I'll be looking to interview for a Big 4 full time jo ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2012 - 2:34pm -

  12. JOB OFFER RESCINDED

    So heres what happened. I had an offer in tax at a big 4 firm after my internship. My GPA at the time of recruitment was under 3.0 and I got in. Now a semester away from graduating and starting off they decided to rescind my FT offer. I currently carry a ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2014 - 11:34pm -

  13. Apple buys $100 of new factories with debt. How are statements affected at start of year 1?

    My answer: IS: Nothing happens CFS: Cash flow financing: +100 Cash flow investing-100 BS: PPE +100, Liabilities: Debt +100 Balance sheet balances. My question is why the factories go under cash flow from investing? I thought I should treat it as INVENTORY ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2012 - 10:12am -

  14. Big Four TS/TAS and Major?

    Alright so currently I am thinking about either majoring in finance or accounting, possibly a double major if I can do so. My goal right now is to try and get into Big Four TS/TAS valuations or similar. Would just an accounting major be enough to have a s ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2012 - 9:27pm -

  15. Accounting vs Finance: Part 4 – The work

    To wrap up this 4 part series, I want to go into a little about the actual work itself and what you will be doing. Per usual, I will compare some typical roles in accounting with the typical roles in finance or banking. Accounting Audit In audit, your goa ...

    13 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 8:00am -

  16. HOW ON EARTH CAN SOMEONE GET A HIGH GPA!!?!

    I am honestly a very very very hard working person, studied through nights, and I still keep having Bs in my GPA around 2.93 out of 4. Every job says they want someone with high gpa because they have dedication to stay long hours, but hello!!! i did, it j ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2014 - 1:47am -

  17. Extremely Tough Accounting Questions

    Don't flame me, I searched the site, no one ever gave specific questions. Now I've covered what I consider to be "easy" accounting questions: what happens when you change a/r or a/p, cogs, accrued liabilities, deferred revs, LIFO/FIFO. ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  18. Graduate Early as Accounting Major or Graduate One Semester Later with Acc/Finance Double Major?

    I am currently an honors business student at UNLV (University of Nevada-- Las Vegas), and I cannot decide between these two options: Graduate one semester early with a bachelor in accounting. Graduate one semester late, but with a double major in accounti ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 6:02pm -

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    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2013 - 7:23am -

  20. Was your Accounting, Finance, or Economics Professor Terrible? Head to MIT

    Hey WSO, Do you ever wish you could get notes and problems to brush up on your Economics, Accounting, or Corporate Finance skills? Or do you need to learn more about Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice for the upcomin ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 6:13am -

  21. Goldman, Lizard, Morgan Stanley

    Wassup guys Just trying to get a sense of what to expect if I accept an internship at one of these three firms doing either Risk management,controller,corp treasury type work. Are these seen as mid office positions? Is there a valuable skillset to be deve ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2011 - 3:03pm -

  22. Need some counselling for the future*

    Hi, I am currently a grade 11 student in Canada. I am studying in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). At the moment, I achieve high marks in my school (Around 94-97%). I am involved in few clubs in my school. I am part of the Student Activity Council, part of ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2011 - 8:01pm -

  23. Future SA who hasn't taken corp fin or accounting. How fucked am I?

    Somehow I got an SA position at a great bank in NYC, but I'm not taking either of the mentioned courses until next year (didn't realize importance until it was too late). Is the learning curve going to be impossibly steep? Or does most SA work e ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2013 - 8:35pm -

  24. Diversity program eligibility

    I've been looking at some diversity programs that presently recruit at my midwest semi-target school. I do not qualify as a diversity applicant, but some of these programs appear to state that they are also available to "exceptional students&quo ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2014 - 8:24pm -

  25. Internal Audit at BB vs Big 4

    Might seem lame to most but I'm just an accounting type of guy. Could anyone give their 2 cents on audit opportunities in bb vs big 4? In terms of salary and exit opps mostly. Also how does someone land an internal audit job at an investment bank? Mo ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2012 - 12:11am -

  26. how does the net income carry through the basic accounting statements

    . accounting ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  27. Where you go to school matter? (Accounting and Big 4)

    Hey WSO, first time posting. I didn't see an accounting sub forum so I decided to ask here. I have a question and that is, does where you go to school for an accounting degree matter in the eyes of the Big 4. I live in Canada, and go to a college, th ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2012 - 8:15pm -

  28. Financial statement analysis help

    I'm Looking at a company who uses the direct method to get to CFO. Cash Receipts from customers is $7bn but revenue as recorded on the IS is $6bn. Receivables only fell by c.200m so I'm not sure where the rest of this $800m is coming from. Any i ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2014 - 12:08pm -

  29. How to be a Public Accounting Audit Intern Pro

    Congratulations on getting an internship. Public accounting is a great start to your career. If you’re still on the hunt for an internship, check out the Big 4 Blueprint, where I outline networking, the Big 4 interview questions and how to answer them. Yo ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 26 2014 - 4:48pm -

  30. How often do auditors REALLY give a qualified opinion?

    I don't know if any of you have been following the Ebix trainwreck today, but the tl;dr is that they had some accounting issues that are now getting an investigation by federal attorneys. I did some digging and found that KPMG resigned as their audit ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2013 - 4:10pm -

  31. Advice: Becoming a Big 4 Partner/Sr. Partner

    It has been my goal since my senior year in high school to become a senior partner at a Big 4. I am now a rising sophomore in The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas. I am in the Master of Professional Accounting Program and will be grad ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2014 - 2:22pm -

  32. Accounting at the Big 4 with no accounting degree

    I'm currently a sophomore (Rising Junior) at a target school for accounting. Would be possible to land a FT position at the Big 4 without having an accounting degree or being CPA-Eligible? I am currently a double major in accounting and business admi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 8:33pm -

  33. BB Operations vs Big 4 Accounting

    In my eyes, they're both pretty boring, but I wanna look at backups.. What in your opinion wins out in each of: Starting salary (including bonus) Long term wage growth (my guess would be accounting but I dont know much) Competitiveness to get in (wit ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2012 - 11:55pm -

  34. JD to MSA

    Curious as to whether JD--> MSA/Macc makes sense? Know anyone that's done it with success/with no success? Worth the extra year and money? Job prospects? etc. Tax consulting would be the goal. Any info at all- positive and negative- would be much ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2012 - 6:07pm -

  35. Accounting question- calculating gross PP&E

    Using the assumptions and information below calculate the company's gross PP&E at the end of the year. Beginning gross PP&E: 100 Beginning accumulated depreciation: (70) Beginning net PP&E: 30 Sales: 100 Capex % of sales: 10% Depreciation ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2012 - 10:13am -

  36. Distressed debt buyback accounting

    Say a company has debt with book value 100. It goes into distress and buys back all of it for 50 cents on the dollar. Cash goes down by 50, correspondingly debt goes down by 50. But that leaves 50 in debt whereas the whole debt was bought back, Where/how ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2014 - 4:55pm -

  37. accounting help! will give SB to fellow monkeys!!!!

    HI monkeys, i am in need of your help~~ i attached the picture of my question.. please follow the red lines for question 1, and blue lines for question 2... image here: http://i47.tinypic.com/nd671f.jpg thanks!!!!!!!!! will give out many silver bananas He ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 4:10am -

  38. Accounting vs Finance: Part 3- Lifestyle

    Accounting Busy periods The longest hours for accountants will usually be during their time in public accounting. There is a good amount of travel, frequent periods of long hours including "busy season" which can be more than once a year. Audit ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 28 2014 - 5:32pm -

  39. Now taking Financial Accounting

    I am now taking Financial Accounting as a sophomore. I want to go into banking (interning at a PE firm starting Monday) and I want to get the most out of my accounting classes. Does anyone have any tips for me regarding the class? Thanks. Investment Banki ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2012 - 7:30pm -

  40. Accounting vs. Financial Statement Analysis

    Hey guys, what's the difference between a course that focuses on "financial accounting" and "financial statement analysis"? accounting ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 10:20pm -

  41. Question for the accountants here

    I'm an accounting student who will be attending a top MAcc next year intending to work in Big 4 tax. I really have no idea what I want to do afterwards, but I do know I would make a shitty partner and therefore had no intent of sitting in the SM park ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 10:30pm -

  42. Please critique my resume. Been working on this alone.

    Hi there, I've been working on my resume alone using guides from the internet. I would deeply appreciate any feedback on how it can be improved. My current targets are entry level Financial Analysts and Junior/Intermediate Accountant positions as I w ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 5:26am -

  43. Societe Generale Summer Internship?

    I have recently landed an internship for the summer analyst program at Societe Generale CIB in the accounting and finance department. I understand that this is not front office, but its the best thing I could get this summer and I'm pretty happy with ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2012 - 5:04pm -

  44. Why aren't preference shares included in market cap calculations?

    And as a result you need to add them back in to get EV..? accounting ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:44pm -

  45. Career Advice for Non-Trad w/ Master's in Accounting?

    I am about to begin my last year of my Master's in Accounting program, and I currently work for a small "part-time CFO" firm, where we do everything accounting/finance related aside from taxes for small to medium sized companies. I'm a ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2014 - 12:15pm -

  46. Advice for a non-target incoming frosh

    Hey all, I'm in incoming freshman at a non-target school (picture is a hint) that is fairly well represented on wall street meaning it (apparently) has pretty solid networking opportunities as well as decent finance, economics, and accounting program ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2014 - 9:32pm -

  47. Jobs within E&Y not directly involving Accounting

    MBA student with concentrations in Supply Chain and Finance-Investments. Would love to work in IB or a Hedge one day. I know a family friend who is a partner at E&Y. He told me to contact him regarding a possible internship but I despise Accounting. A ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2013 - 6:04pm -

  48. CIMA

    Does a CIMA qualification help for IB? Is it useful for modelling, etc. I think financial analysis is way diff than acc.. Does accounting help though? Thnks.. accounting ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 6:19am -

  49. Why are footnotes so important?

    Why are footnotes so important?? Someone told me that they're just as important as the statements themselves?? An explanation and an example would be really help me understand this.. I'm just a sophomore in college, so I apologize if this sounds ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2012 - 5:51pm -

  50. Rising Junior- Smeal Accounting- make me cry if necessary

    Title is pretty informative. I'll be a junior in the PSU Smeal College of Business this fall. My GPA could certainly be higher but I'm working to make up for it with leadership and involvement. Two cool internships, one at a boutique PE firm and ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 11:03am -

  51. Basic accounting question

    Quick question: Assume a firm has the following simplified balance sheet: Assets=300 Debt=100 Equity=200 Now assume the company's credit rating is downgraded. Does the balance sheet still accurately reflect the value of its liabilities? accounting ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2013 - 3:15pm -

  52. Accounting technicals

    Last week at work, someone shared this potential interview question as we discussed full-time recruiting for those trying to lateral. I would love to hear people's answer to this question: "Give 5 ways to increase cash without touching the incom ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2013 - 1:50am -

  53. CPA or 3 BS Degrees (BSBA, BSA,BSIS)

    So I have an interesting general question for this forum... ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2013 - 10:03pm -

  54. accounting interns/ jobs

    Are they hard to find or get? My dad thinks it is, but I don't think so. My dad thinks it is because Im from a non target and he thinks those with masters get it than those with bachelors. accounting ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 12:52am -

  55. Help me make an important career decision!

    I posted the other day and it was somewhat helpful, so now I am going to attempt to narrow it down. I am from a large 2nd tier (maybe 3rd?) state school. I am an undergrad, and graduating this upcoming spring. I have a 4.0 GPA, and I am majoring in accoun ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2012 - 9:47pm -

  56. Big 4 M&A Tax Over IB

    I'm a sophomore at a semi-target majoring in econ (minoring in acct) and am deciding whether to go into IB or Big 4 accounting. I want to eventually start my own firm and think that if I work in taxes, I could start my own accounting firm after 5-6 y ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 3:49pm -

  57. Why does combined EV increase?

    Lets say company A has EV of 100, Market Cap 80, Debt 20 and company B has EV of 50, Market Cap 30, Debt 20 When company A acquires company b, the combined EV is 180 (100+50+30) according to my notes I guess my question is, why does the acquisition result ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2012 - 9:57pm -

  58. "Walk me through an equity or debt $100 "bailout" of a company and how it affects the three statements?

    I dont really get why nothing happens to the income statement. accounting ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2012 - 10:45am -

  59. How Sale of PPE flow through the 3 statements? (with some twists)

    A day ago I had an interview for an IB position and was asked the following question, which in general is simple, but some details got me confused: A piece of equipment was bought 5 years ago for 100k. Annual depreciation is 10k. In the middle of this fis ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2014 - 8:42pm -

  60. Accounting Student Questions

    Please pardon any naivete I'm about to reveal, but I'm currently an undergrad accounting student trying to escape my apparent destiny in audit. I've been reading up on the many aspects of management consulting but I had a few questions I wa ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2014 - 11:08am -

  61. Into and plea for guidance

    Hello everyone. I'm a rising junior at Penn State in desperate need of ideas to get me out from the hole I have dug for myself. I am an accounting major and currently have a 3.33 GPA, some level of involvement (social fraternity positions, community ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2014 - 10:02pm -

  62. Adjustments when ParentCo acquires remaining stake in an associate?

    Hey guys, a quick one- anyone kind enough to help on the below scenario please? Thanks! AssociateCo has assets $100, liabilities $20, equity $80. As of last years close, ParentCo owns 40% stake in AssociateCo, i.e. 'investment in associate' BS i ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2014 - 8:55pm -

  63. Rising Junior/Acctg. major at non-target school

    Rising Junior at a Non-Target school extremely south of Mason Dixon line; majoring in Accounting and probably going to minor in Finance. I was wondering which career is better to get into? IB or Big 4 I want to know whats Investment Banking like? (for exa ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 3:28am -

  64. New Accounting Graduate

    I am about to graduate with a degree in Accounting but I am leaning more toward the Audit side because Tax seems insane. I live in Atlanta, GA and go to Georgia State University. I was never able to get an internship because I had to pay my way through sc ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 10:53pm -

  65. NI & NI on CF don't match?

    I'm building a case study 3-statement. I'm given monthly IC, BS, and CF numbers. For IC and CF, I added the months together to get the annual #s as I am only want to model FY numbers.... I finished the IC and the BS, and am now trying to start t ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2012 - 10:00pm -

  66. Why tax

    Hello guys, I am going through an interview process with big 4 and I am told that that I will be asked a question: "why tax?" I am trying to know what to answer. I know my answer should be "say whatever you think is the reason you picked a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2012 - 12:40am -

  67. Business Career Options as a Canadian

    Hi there, Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, I'm fairly new to this website. As the title mentions, I'm a Canadian attending the University of Western Ontario (will be in the Richard Ivey School of Business HBA program starting 3rd year) ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2012 - 3:21pm -

  68. Big4Bound: Accounting vs Finance & taking questions!

    @"Big4Bound" did a 4-part series on Accounting vs Finance, check out Part 4- The Work, he's also answering questions if you have any accounting Big4Bound ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 5:35pm -

  69. Accounting Question- D&A expense vs. Change in Accumulated D&A

    Why would depreciation and amortization expense reported for the current year be different than the change in accumulated depreciation and amortization from the most recent year and the year prior to that? The expense is greater than the change in accumul ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2013 - 1:36pm -

  70. Need Advice on Achieving Goals

    Hi all (TL;DR version at the bottom...apologies for the length), I'm about to pursue a masters of accounting degree because I was initially very interested in corporate work, but recently, I'm having a change of heart and need some advice on how ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2013 - 8:48pm -

  71. Accounting: Floating Rate Bond

    So, we have a floating rate bond in our portfolio. This is issued at discount (98.5). The coupon payments of this bond is planned to be paid semi-annually. The coupon rate is tied to 6 months LIBOR + spread (2.75). ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2012 - 12:08pm -

  72. Net Income- foolish Q

    P/E and EPS use net income, which takes into account the capital structuer of a company, but why is the net income considered to be value that equity holders receive? Is net income what dividends are based on? How does it exclude debt? Since it includes i ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2011 - 12:24pm -

  73. struggling on an accounting question

    Both were right. Thanks for the help accounting ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  74. When Accountants complain about the number of hours they work during “busy season”

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When someone tells me they're an accountant We got featured on Business Insider! http://www.businessinsider.com/the-creators-of-the... And of cours ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 8 2012 - 8:38pm -

  75. Full-Time Vs. Part-Time for MACC

    I plan on doing a MACC program next year, and I was wondering if full time/part time status would effect my ability to get a big four position? I'm currently in a retail role for a finance company, and I would like to keep my job throughout school. B ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2014 - 6:59pm -

  76. Big 4 first day interning- Business Casual or Suit?

    I'm interning with a big 4 firm and tomorrow is my first day. For attire it says that business casual is appropriate, but I can't decide on whether to go business casual or to go with a suit. I don't want to be "that guy" wearing ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 3:43pm -

  77. PWM to CFO?

    Hi WSO, Here is my situation: I'm a 2013 grad from a non target, economics major, work in BB PWM, 3.2 gpa, great EC's. Ultimately I want to be a CFO because it allows me to: 1. work with companies 2. Help build something from the start to finish ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 12:50pm -

  78. Currently an Analyst within Corporate Banking. Not sure which path will open most doors up for me. MSA in Accounting vs MBA?

    First of all, I did not go to a target school. My undergraduate degree is in Accounting from a local well recognized public university. I graduated in 2012 and at the time did not want to pursue a career in Public Accounting (which I sometimes regret). Bu ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 1:12am -

  79. Looking for some guidance, looking to solidify a career path

    Hi guys, I'm in bit of a tough time in my life right now. Currently, I'm a 1L in law school and to say that I'm having a difficult time would be an understatement. Since I committed to this school, it has dropped drastically in the rankings ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2014 - 1:14am -

  80. Greetings from Accounting!

    Hey all, Stuckinaccounting123 here, I'm a tax intern at a Big 4 firm. I'm looking to break into MBB, or quite possibly IB. For now, I want to stick to MBB. I don't attend a target school, but I do have a strong GPA (3.8). I'm here for ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2014 - 8:13am -

  81. Linn Energy- accounting irregularities

    As many of you probably already know, Linn Energy's stock (NASDAQ:LINE) took an 18% dive yesterday as they reported that they were being examined by the SEC for accounting irregularities. I understand the Cliff Notes version / basic overview on why t ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2013 - 9:14am -

  82. Accounting undergrad, masters in finance?

    So long story short I did really shitty in highschool, and have been trying to make up for it. Going to transfer from CC with a 3.6 to a small nj college(Ramapo). If I finish up with a high gpa what are the chances of getting into a good masters program f ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2012 - 2:10am -

  83. Ernst & Young audit vs. Deloitte audit

    All, Does anyone know the difference between EY Audit NY (Financial Services Office) and Deloitte audit (general) NY? I know for EY the clients all comprise of financial institutions. Is this good or would a broader client expsoure (Deloitte) be better? A ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2011 - 4:49pm -

  84. Education Question

    Hello, I am wondering if it is worth it for me to continue my undergrad studies in accounting at The Ohio State University, or if transferring to a more prestigious school for undergrad will really make a huge difference when I apply for graduate school t ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2011 - 11:44am -

  85. Hall of Fame Con Men: Mark Morze – Part 2 of 2

    (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here) So, what about the CFO of ZZZZ Best? In part one I wrote about the headlines that many may have seen in any business or auditing class teaching about famous stock frauds. But in this particular case, there is s ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2013 - 8:04pm -

  86. Introduction of a Junior College Student

    Hi, everyone. I'm Antony, a junior college student, major in Accounting. Actually, I just came to the US few months ago. Thus I hope to know more about the working practices here, especially in the Accounting and Finance area. Through WSO, I want to ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 10:34pm -

  87. Engineer to Accounting Career Transition Advice

    Hey Everyone, ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2014 - 7:55pm -

  88. What are My Internships Really Worth?

    I'm gonna try and make this quick so I don't bore anybody. Basically I just have a few questions about entering the IB world based on my current experience. I'll start off with a little bit about myself. My ultimate goal is to get into IB a ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2014 - 9:03pm -

  89. Case studies from Security Analysis

    While reading the Security Analysis by Ben Graham I was astonished by the stupidity of some accounting errors and intentional misguidance. At the same time while reading different financial reports for different companies in various industries it was very ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 8:31am -

  90. Financial statements affected by 50/50 debt and equity payments?

    Apologies if this question has been asked before on the board, but I haven't been able to find an answer to it. If a company is to buy a tractor and pay for it with 50% debt and 50% equity, how would that affect the financial statements in year 1 (be ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2014 - 11:25pm -

  91. Help Modeling Asset Retirement Obligation and Royalty to Related Parties

    Has anyone modeled out an Asset Retirement Obligation or a Royalty to Related Party liability in the context of a DCF? Any other considerations I should be aware of? A) Essentially, my copper tailings processing company has an obligation to remove equipme ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2013 - 11:59pm -

  92. IB Accounting Notes + Free Corp Fin Textbook Online

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