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  2. GPA dropped below cutoff after accepting offer help!

    Hi everyone, please help me figure this out, essentially should I be worried or not? I am currently a Junior and will be a Senior after this summer. Last fall my GPA was a 3.5 which is what I had on my resume when I applied for my summer internship. I acc ...

    38 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:52pm -

  3. Accounting major, can't seem to break into IB

    This post is a bit of a desperation post and is two-parted, but I will start with my background. I am a senior in a 5 year master in accounting program at a solid and well-targeted public (you can probably guess). I spent my early part of college as a fin ...

    26 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 12 2018 - 2:00pm -

  4. Finance Degree Worth More Than Accounting Degree?

    I know this question has been asked MANY times. But, once again.. Which major is better overall, in terms of jobs? I come from a non-target school, and it seems like every student here has a hard time getting a general finance internship/job, (never mind ...

    82 comments - 5 silver bananas - Mar 25 2018 - 6:56pm -

  5. I'm 15 Years-Old- Where Do I start?

    Hi All, I'm a 15-year-old homeschooler obsessed with finance looking to start my journey in investment banking/economics. A little young, I know:). First of all, I wanted to preface this by saying I'm under no illusion of the reality of finance: ...

    34 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 11 2017 - 1:10am -

  6. Corporate Finance Institute Reviews- CFI

    Here's the legit looking website: https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/ca... Anyone with a first-hand experience with this website? is corporate finance institute legit? Yes- the Corporate Finance Institute is a legitimate company that off ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 31 2018 - 1:40pm -

  7. Shareholder Advisory/Activism Explained?

    I know there are some older threads on this but they don't seemed to be getting much traction anymore so I wanted to start a new discussion. I've been seeing a lot of job postings and general talk about the field of shareholder advisory/activism ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 19 2019 - 7:46pm -

  8. How to Maximize Profit Given 1,000 Eggs?

    Got this question in an interview....how would you answer this question? I thought about it in terms of valuation (market prices for eggs, see historically how eggs have sold, etc.) but curious to get your thoughts. #accounting #finance ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 11:14am -

  9. MS in Accounting and Fundamental Analysis- Columbia Business School

    Hello All, I am an Undergrad from India (Econ major with Math minor) who aims to learn the ropes of the hedge fund industry in the US. I applied to many Financial Engineering programs (NYU, Columbia, etc.) but have been rejected by them all. I have a very ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 13 2019 - 3:01am -

  10. HFF Financial Modeling Experience

    Hi all, new to WSO but wanted to open this question up to anyone who knows/works at HFF. I'm interviewing for a Debt Analyst position and a team analyst for an office/industrial team. Debt Analysts, from my understanding, don't necessarily need ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 25 2018 - 10:14pm -

  11. Worried my career in finance is over before its begun....

    Hey guys, First post on here... I am graduating from Western Connecticut State University with a BBA in Finance in a month. Currently I have 0 job prospects though I have doing a lot of applications. My GPA is a 3.5 and I have done 3 internships. One at W ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 12 2018 - 10:46pm -

  12. New Venture Fianancial Modeling

    Howdy! How would you model a new venture in Excel? Do you guys (VC/business angels) have a sample of what you would like to see? Please provide samples. I am getting ready to raise capital (<250k) and I want to show a good financial plan. Thanks in adv ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 19 2019 - 1:33pm -

  13. BIWS- Accounting Fundamentals

    Hi, I am about to purchase the BIWS Excel & Financial Modeling Fundamentals Course. Therefore I wonder, if the accounting fundamentals taught at the beginning are sufficient, or if one should consider doing a course like the accounting crash course fr ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 30 2016 - 1:21pm -

  14. Assume Inventory decreased by $10. How will it affect three statements?

    Can you, please, help with question: "Assume Inventory decreased by $10. How will it affect three statements?". I suppose that inventory can decreased because it was sold or write off, can be another options? #accounting #finance ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 10 2018 - 10:06pm -

  15. Breaking In to IB from Big4

    So i am finishing my second year at a big-4 accounting firm preparing audits. Sometime around last year I realized this is not right for me, I love learning and accounting is so limited. I've been trying to break into different roles for the about 4 ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 17 2018 - 2:03pm -

  16. LSE MSc A&F for London S&T after STEM BSc

    Hi guys, long time lurker here. I'd like to have some advice on how important the content of your master is for S&T. In particular, I'd like to know if, having a BSc in Physics, the LSE MSc in Accounting and Finance, eventually choosing the ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 21 2018 - 2:18pm -

  17. How limited are your choices if you have a 700+ GMAT and a 2.5 GPA (for Masters in Accounting)

    I've decided that I'd like to come out of the wood work of entrepreneurship and sales, and will begin to apply for Masters in Accounting either in the coming year or next year. I've taken the GMAT and got a 720 and considering retaking for ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 21 2016 - 6:27pm -

  18. Need advice how do I get rich in accounting/finance

    Little background I am an accounting student with programming skills in VBA and SQL. I am thinking about becoming a mortgage broker when i graduate shortly. Or should I become an accountant that specializes in technology? I spent alot of time and effort l ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 18 2018 - 7:17pm -

  19. LinkedIn S&A Case Interview Help

    I'm currently a summer analyst at a BB bank for S&T in NY. I applied to the LinkedIn S&A program, finished the first round screening, did the take-home assessment, and now I have a video case interview that's 1-hour long, which is the se ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 4 2019 - 2:37pm -

  20. UNC vs Boston College vs Villanova vs Fordham Undergraduate

    I am currently a high school senior and I plan on studying finance/accounting as a double major. Currently, I am between UNC chapel hill, Boston college, Villanova, and Fordham. I know UNC is the best out of the four, but I currently live in NY and am not ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2017 - 8:10pm -

  21. Any recommendations for international from non-target?

    Hi guys, I am pretty new here and want to hear your opinion, maybe some suggestions on my current situation: non target school, but have some alumni in GS, a lot at Ray Jay, international, finance major junior. GPA- 3.93 overall, Major- 4.0; CFA Level 1 C ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2017 - 9:21am -

  22. How to find interest rate, "average life over_____ basis points"

    Monkeys, Hoping someone could shed some light on this topic. When a quote is received in commercial lending with the terms below, could someone ELI5: Terms: 5 Year Term $15,000,000 Loan 30 Year Amortization (No IO) Rate: 175 bps over the Average Life No P ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 12 2019 - 12:34pm -

  23. Big 4 Traveling

    Hey, good afternoon to you guys. I'm a freshman at a top 35 school for Accounting, and, while I have tons left to go for earning my Bachelor's degree, I did have a quick question about the Big 4 that I couldn't find any specific answers for ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 4 2018 - 4:36pm -

  24. Switching Divisions @ Big 4 Firm

    Hi All, I'm a summer intern at one of the Big 4. I want to switch divisions, but not risk losing the FT offer from my current group if they catch wind of my doubts. If I get an offer, should I then try to switch to another division, or should I do it ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 16 2018 - 9:36pm -

  25. Which stock price is used when computing for the P/E and P/B ratios?

    I know this is a stupid question, but I am trying to compile a list of P/B ratios from Capital IQ. However, There are four categories for the P/B values: Average, High, Low, and Close? Which one do I use? In general also, which stock price is used by anal ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 18 2018 - 5:32am -

  26. Concept Question: Return on X Capital

    Hello all, just have a question as I'm currently preparing for full-time IBD. I get that ratios like EV / EBITDA are used for benchmarking comparables and interest coverage ratios matter for covenants, etc. but in practice how exactly are ratios like ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 13 2018 - 1:46pm -

  27. Need suggestion to ace Financial report analysis

    I need suggestion and guidance Hello everyone! I am an undergraduate student and will be facing financial report analysis lesson for next semester. I really want to spend my summer to completely understand the what the lesson all about. So, does anyone he ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2017 - 12:23am -

  28. IB, wealth management, or Big 4

    I'm a finance and accounting major at a target school in the northeast. Up until now, I've recruited with the big 4 and currently have 2 offers (one for audit, the other is currently for audit but I'm talking to alumni in advisory and may b ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2017 - 2:05pm -

  29. Inventory FIFO my number differs from the answer

    Hello! I will be grateful for your help on finding my error. I am attaching the image with an exercise description, and an excel file, in which I computed COGS and the required Gross Profit. This is a tiny exercise. I don't understand why my COGS und ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2017 - 10:08am -

  30. New To Finance

    I have recently been looking into the financial sector as a potential career area for me, but I don't have many people to talk about it with and teach me, so I happened to find this site and wanted some help. My first question that is what are the di ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2017 - 1:03pm -

  31. Add Tax Credits Back to Adjusted EBITDA

    In calculating EBITDA for a flow through corporation (S-Corp or LLC) if the corporation has an incentive tax credit like the WOTC (Worker Opportunity Tax Credit) that flows through to a shareholders or members K-1 is it customary to add the credit to adju ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2016 - 11:36am -

  32. Model from Income Statement Only?

    Hi guys, I am currently studying for a private equity interview and I am stuck on a practice problem. The example case gives me 5 years of historical P&L statements and asks to create a "financial model" for the next 5 years. With only the P ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2019 - 7:37pm -

  33. St. Gallen Master- MBF, Maccafin, SIM?

    How hard is it to get into one of uni of St. Gallen's programmes? I need your help in deciding, plz. #accounting #finance No Yes 313606 390622 435541 240799 296996 ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jul 12 2019 - 8:13am -

  34. CIMA E1 Exam Questions Answers

    Want to approach most effective and success leading resource for your upcoming CIMA E1 exam? Prepacademia can surely be that one with an exclusive collection of CIMA E1 practice kit. Here each and every CIMA E1 exam question is verified by industrial expe ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 21 2019 - 8:03am -

  35. UCSB-> IB | Financial Math vs. Econ + Accounting Major

    Hello all, I'm a first year Financial Math major at UCSB, planning to become either an IB Financial Analyst or get into a Hedge Fund. I've recently joined Finance Connection and Data Science club and am improving my resume as much as I can. I� ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2019 - 2:42pm -

  36. Projecting Capital Leases for 3-Statement Model / General Question about Modeling Tests

    Hi all, I'm trying to create a 3-statement model for Twitter, and am having difficulty projecting out capital leases. For the capital lease roll forward, should the equation just be BOP capital lease liability- (cash payment for lease- interest expen ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 10 2019 - 9:37pm -

  37. Calling all Future Summer & Full time Analysts (Especially class of 2020/2021 and beyond!)

    Hi all- first I'd like to thank everyone who took the previous survey about two weeks ago- we got over 180 respondents & some quality insights on the recruiting struggle! My team and I have taken the next step & started the prototyping proces ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2019 - 12:48am -

  38. I think my parents stole my identity for loans and I can't pull my credit report

    So I'm finally ready to start working on medical debt as taxes came in and I can pay things off. I went to pull my reports and it asks security questions about taking out store cards in 2014 and an auto loan in 2017. I did not know of this so I selec ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 17 2019 - 3:55pm -

  39. Resume critiques for an equity analyst position... feeling lost

    Hey everyone, I posted on here a few minutes ago explaining my situation and asking for help/ feedback on what I should do to get my career started working as an Equity Analyst. I feel overwhelmed and very depressed at the moment. I am getting 0 interest ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 12 2018 - 10:51pm -

  40. LONG-TERM CAREER IN CIB FINANCE: CIMA vs ACA vs ACCA (London based)

    Hi all! I've been reading the forum for a while, but today I have finally decided to jump into this pool of knowledge. The question is mainly what the title says. I have to choose one as a requirement for the grad scheme I'm in and I was wonderi ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 4 2018 - 2:41pm -

  41. Cash conversion cycle effects

    Let's consider three different inventory management solutions: assuming 0 DSO (days sales outstanding) and DPO (days payable outstanding) for simplicity Buy and got delivered 1 lot of inventory ($30k of value) the first day of each month, produce at ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Aug 31 2018 - 11:57am -

  42. Wells Fargo awards 35% pay hike for its CEO despite bank scandals

    Wells Fargo (WFC) has given its CEO Timothy Sloan an almost 35% hike in compensation for 2017. The compensation, which amounts to slightly more than $17 million, comes from an increase in stock awards value. Sloan, who succeeded John Stumpf in 2016, saw a ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 1:58pm -

  43. Cornell MPS in Management Accounting

    If you have experience with this Cornell program, or any other higher end MACC programs, I would like to hear your opinion. I'm currently at a school in NYC that only really places anyone into Audit or Tax, and maybe IB once per year. I was hoping to ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2018 - 11:14am -

  44. ADVICE ON NEXT MOVE FROM FUND ACCOUNTING

    Hi, im currently writing to ask for advice/opinions on potential directions I could move from where I currently am in my career. I graduated about a year and a half ago with my bachelors in accounting and landed a job as a fund accountant in New Jersey. I ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 5:24pm -

  45. Getting Into Management Consulting as a Recent Graduate

    As a recent college graduate I have been exploring options within the consulting profession (mainly management and strategy consulting). I have a few questions about the profession, and how to get my foot in the door. Before I start a few details about my ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2017 - 9:24pm -

  46. Student looking to go into Financial Engineering or Quantitative Finance??

    I am a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering on the Financial Systems Track at Rutgers University. I am interested in entering the field of Quantitative Finance or Financial Engineering. I have strong math and statistics skills and am a ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 11:27am -

  47. Informational Interview with a MD in Finance Product Control tomorrow- what questions should I prepare?

    Interning at a BB and managed to set up an informational interview with a MD in Finance Product Control tomorrow. He has over 25 years of experience and I really want to get the most out of this session. Any suggestions on questions I should ask? #account ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 28 2017 - 11:05pm -

  48. Gross profit rate based on computing the COGS

    Hello! Please, take a look at the screen shot from the exercise. I have computed the Gross Profit rate, which according to the book shall be 38%. I get this rate **only if ** I don't deduct Purchase discounts and Freight-in from the Cost of goods ava ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2017 - 1:42pm -

  49. What degree(s) should I declare?

    I've still got a hot minute (2ish years) before I have to even choose a college, but I figured proactivity is better than procrastination. I want to be an investment banker and then get a job on the buy side, but I'm also thinking about becoming ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2017 - 9:05pm -

  50. Want to go into finance but school only offers a concentration in it?

    I go to the University at Buffalo, I want to change majors and eventually work in finance but there's one dilemma. The School of Management only offers a BS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration with several concentrations you can choose ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2017 - 3:23pm -

  51. Accounting Help

    Hello, I am hoping someone can provide me with practice or videos on how to input journal entries for a property's operations. I am trying to get into real estate and may have an opportunity for a accountant position. Any help would be greatly apprec ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2016 - 2:28pm -