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  2. Next big step to the C-suite

    Hi all, Not sure if this question was already asked else where... Anyway, I'm 28, with an MBA, half way done with my CPA, working as a Senior Financial Analyst for a Fortune 50. (probably a dream job to many) Life is easy at the moment. However, I fe ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2013 - 1:38pm -

  3. CFO track post-MBA with no previous finance experience?

    A question that I hope to get an answer for from those fellow monkeys who have more knowledge about the F500 finance world than I do (or have any other insights into this): How feasible/realistic is it to get into a post-MBA FLDP or a regular (but CFO-tra ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2014 - 7:36am -

  4. AM, HF--> Chief Financial Officer?

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER... A totally different kind of career path from what us WSO monkeys normally dream about... but certainly a VERY attractive job, especially if this is possible when you're only in your early or mid 30's. There are many sk ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2013 - 9:07am -

  5. Best route to CFO

    If my ultimate goal is to become CFO, which is better? Going the traditional Big 4 audit route, getting a CPA, and then lateral to the finance division of another company or taking part in a rotational finance program (such as that of JP Morgan), getting ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2008 - 6:08pm -

  6. A good CFO

    There are a bunch of reports and surveys out there on what constitutes a good CFO, but they're usually too generals or cover large cap companies. If we're talking about a $15m to $20m revenues company (slightly profitable, but could do a lot bet ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2013 - 7:07am -

  7. Startup: CEO vs. CFO?

    Hey guys, Was talking to a friend at a BB and he mentioned that, after your banking stint, you could be the CFO of a startup. My understanding is that this is because you'd understand capital structures, accounting, would know how to model, etc. I th ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2010 - 6:43am -

  8. Best college(s) for an aspiring Businessman?

    Hi everybody, I am a 16 year old, who plans to go to college, major in Economics, work for a while, enter a top MBA program, and then possibly end up in a career in business, maybe eventually Chief Financial Officer. I was wondering which colleges you thi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 31 2012 - 7:15pm -

  9. Difference in reported CFO line items vs. calculated corresponding B/S change help?

    Can anyone explain to me why a CFO line item (or any SCF line item) may not reflect the same number as I calculate from the balance sheet for a corresponding line item? I'm working on modeling Starbucks and a number of working capital and non-cash it ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 1:15pm -

  10. Jumping from a F500 to a private company?

    I currently work as a controller at a F500, and a headhunter recently called me about a CFO role with a smaller, private company. I never considered leaving the F500 realm, but the all in pay is more than double what I make now and it could be nice not ha ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2014 - 8:46pm -

  11. Why Don't More People Want to Become Executives??

    So I will soon begin to study for the GMAT and be trying to get into a top MBA program. My idea is to try and get into M&A as an associate. But the more I see what executives are getting paid, the more I wonder if I should try and pursue the executive ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2016 - 2:23pm -

  12. Don't you feel like MD's and CEO's are much easier to talk to when you don't know who they are?

    A few hours ago I just finished a second round interview at a BB firm. It was a two on one interview. They both were very chill, all the questions were about my experiences but I showed off my bank and technical knowledge in some of the answers. Afterward ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 2 2011 - 11:46pm -

  13. CFO Services / Outsourced CFO Career Path?

    This was something I've been wondering about for a while and I don't think I've seen a related topic on this yet. Does anyone have experience with working for an outsourced CFO services firm? I see them used often for early stage companies ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 12 2018 - 9:12am -

  14. Please help Investment Company CFO

    I am a Senior Auditor working in the investment management space. I've worked on PE funds, mutual funds and hedge funds (mostly hedge funds) for 3.5 years at a big 4 public accounting firm. I'd like to get any thoughts on the best path to become ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 11:32pm -

  15. Subtracting tax shield from D&A in the CFO

    If we are adding back D&A in CFO since it's a non-cash item, why don't we subtract the tax shield we are getting from D&A that is baked into net income, which is the first item of CFO? CFO D&A ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm -

  16. Startup CFO from Cbanking?

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask for advice on my career path. I was spending some time tonight to write down some goals for myself for the next 10 years and wanted WSO to help me with the path. I've been working as a corporate banking analyst for almost ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2013 - 10:21pm -

  17. Healthcare banking exit opps?

    What are the most common exit opportunities for this work? It seems like you get pigeonholed? Being an associatefor a healthcare investment bank. After a couple years and I was wondering what the exit opportunities are. I was thinking healthcare vc but ha ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2013 - 12:44am -

  18. What is life like as a CFO? Would like to know more about it

    I know a typical way is through one of the big 4 getting your cpa, then becoming a CIO to a CFO. How many years do this process usaully take, and what do their salaries look like? What are the hours like? Is the job difficult to reach? Thank You. cpa big ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2010 - 6:15pm -

  19. Making Manager/Sr Manager at Big 4 Firm vs CFA

    Hey I have a question thats very important in helping me determine my career options..how long does it take to make Manager at a Big 4 accounting firm and how long does it take to make senior manager. How much does an accounting manager and senior manager ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2010 - 11:47pm -

  20. Credit Suisse- Shared Services CFO

    Anyone know anything about this position? Mid Office? Salary? Exposure? Here is their website: https://www.credit-suisse.com/who_we_are/en/shared... Thanks credit suisse CFO ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2009 - 11:36am -

  21. Most Useful Internships for a Future CFO Career

    Hi everyone, I am currently in the final stages of my bachelor degree in Business at Vienna School of Business and Economics (Austria, Europe). I will finish Jan-2017 with 1.00 (best GPA possible) and will take till Sep-2018 to gain some experience doing ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 13 2016 - 8:56pm -

  22. 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 -

  23. 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 -

  24. Are MC/PA virtually the only way to become a top level exec in a company?

    So basically, I have a long-term goal of becoming a CFO or other high-level executive within a company, and I'm wondering if management consulting, public accounting, and to a lesser extent i-banking are the only ways to go about doing this? Yeah I&# ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2010 - 2:01am -

  25. 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? ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jan 25 2018 - 3:48am -

  26. What Is A Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

    CFO stands for Chief Financial Officer. They are the highest-ranking officer in charge of the financial operations of a company. Their responsibilities include: Monitoring cash flow Financial planning Money management Related Terms C-Level Chief Executive ...

    - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 4:39am -

  27. Received soft offer for CFO position, need advice on forming a compensation package request

    A successful start-up has offered me a CFO position. The founders have requested that I write up a proposal for compensation. I am willing to sacrifice the lion's share (or all) of the salary in exchange for a fair amount of equity. The plan is to ge ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 10:38am -

  28. Looking for Semi-Senior Banker mentorship as part time CFO (Singapore)

    Dear MODs, I'm not sure where's the best place to post this--but though VC is the most appropriate section. Dear WSO community--I am currently running a recycling company (cleantech/greentech) recovering plastic wastes into a usable raw material ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2011 - 4:50am -