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  2. Private Equity Tricks

    Hi guys, I'll keep it simple... what tricks will private equity managers use to make returns look bigger, improve balance sheet, legally decrease taxes, make money out of thin air, etc... Please share secret sauce ingredients. Comments appreciated &a ...

    32 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 17 2019 - 10:39am -

  3. What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?

    what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money? corporate finance FP&A 100k year cushy to Sunday, June 4, 2017- 1:55pm Salary ...

    93 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:36pm -

  4. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

    I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is the best balance betw ...

    152 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:10pm -

  5. 60+ Hours/Week: Outlier or a New Normal?

    Out of curiosity, wanted to see if anyone else has noticed any general trends in the work/life balance of corporate finance. I'm in CFin at the moment and am interviewing around, and have had one or two companies (F250) tell me many finance employees ...

    39 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 11:00am -

  6. Feeling down about post-Big 4 options

    I'm a Big 4 audit intern, just finishing up for the summer. Going into this, I was really pumped about my career prospects post-Big 4 (I know its kinda soon to be thinking of an exit strategy, but I'm playing the odds here). At my school, Big 4 ...

    96 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:42pm -

  7. Best Time to Leave Big 4 Audit Experience

    I'm finishing up my first year as an audit senior and going through the 'should I stay (until manager) or should I go' dilemma. I know I don't want to do internal audit or financial reporting and I think my target future job would be V ...

    137 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:24pm -

  8. Work to live, not live to work. Low-stress finance jobs...

    What are some roles with a combination of: Lifestyle (9-5) Decent pay ($125K in high COL region) Relatively low stress (limited fire drills, limited risk or potential for major mistakes) Demand (not super niche, potential to work in a relatively wide rang ...

    51 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 17 2017 - 11:00am -

  9. Lie to Recruiters About the Salary at my Current Job?

    I currently work as a mid-level corporate finance manager at a F500 and make $93k with no bonus. I know that I am vastly underpaid and the average pay for someone with my education/experience is about $130k with a 20% bonus, so I'm interested in maki ...

    102 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 3 2018 - 9:06pm -

  10. All about Treasury/ Corporate Treasury!

    Hello Everyone, I searched through the forum and could not find much structured info about treasury. So wish to compile scattered info about treasury. Anything from what is treasury? entry barriers, how to be a treasurer, salaries, best organizations to w ...

    78 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 12 2018 - 6:20pm -

  11. More enjoyable: FP&A vs. Treasury

    Anyone have experience in one or both that can chime in? Currently in FP&A now and it feels like a churn and a grind relatively often. Thinking treasury might be a more enjoyable next step with a still fairly decent career path. Thoughts? FP&A Tre ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 29 2017 - 11:25pm -

  12. The Other Road: Corporate Development Associate Fielding Questions

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews Given the multiple requests I got in another thread I've decided to follow in 10xleverage's footsteps. To give you some background, I graduated from Harvard undergrad in 2008. ...

    288 comments - 48 silver bananas - Aug 21 2013 - 5:18am -

  13. Transition from Corporate Finance into Investment Banking

    Hello Monkeys, this is my first time posting on this forum, however, I have been lurking for quite some time! I am almost 3 years out of college and have been working in a Treasury group for a Fortune 500 Healthcare company- I have, up until recently, bee ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  14. Commercial Banking Career Path?

    Does anyone know what the typical career path for commercial banking is along with compensation at each level, as well as if I'd need to get an MBA or CFA at some point? If not, could someone tell me about a forum that's more dedicated to " ...

    98 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2018 - 9:32pm -

  15. FLDP Q&A (Most questions answered)

    Good morning all, I've spent a lot of time on this site, and asked quite a few questions myself, so I figured I'd do my part to give back by answering any questions you might have about corporate finance or fldps in general. A little about mysel ...

    108 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 19 2014 - 5:52pm -

  16. Salaries for Corporate Finance post-MBA?

    I'm interested in doing an MBA and then working at a consulting firm for a couple years. After that I want to switch to Corp finance, corp dev, or corp strat. How much do people make in these corporate jobs? When should I expect to break $200k? Where ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:06pm -

  17. Corporate Finance Q&A with accountingbyday, BJM85, STorIB, and djfiii

    mod note: this very informative q&a was originally posted on 2/12/12 UPDATE 2/22/12: Over 20 questions and 50 responses added so far, keep 'em coming! I also took the bold away from the questions by popular request ...

    137 comments - 11 silver bananas - Dec 31 2012 - 4:19pm -

  18. Corporate Finance vs. Investment Banking differences there?

    What is the difference between corporate finance and Investment Banking? corporate finance ...

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

  19. Pros/Cons of working in F500 Corporate Finance?

    I will be working at a F50 company as a finance analyst intern over the summer and I was wondering what all the pros and cons of wiring in corporate finance were. So far I have: Pros:- Work/Life balance is amazing Cons:- Nature of work can be unsexy Any i ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2013 - 4:05am -

  20. Plant Controller at a F500- Ask me anything

    Mod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesday! To see our full list of interviews/AMA's, check out this page I've been a member of this site for a couple years now and have gotten some great information, so I'm hoping to give back based on my expe ...

    52 comments - 6 silver bananas - Dec 5 2013 - 8:05pm -

  21. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  22. Boss' condescending email...What do?

    WSO, So I recently put in my resignation letter and giving my 2 weeks notice. The boss, at the time, seemed upset but not overly dramatic about it. Then, yesterday I exchanged emails giving my official date and for whatever reason, he was not pleased. The ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 1:13pm -

  23. Corporate Finance Interview Questions and Answers

    I'm new to the corporate finance world and have final round interviews coming up. The first round was primarily fit and a 'do you know our biz model' type thing. Now obviously I'll need to have some strategic questions up my sleeve sin ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2018 - 8:59pm -

  24. My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program- Part 1

    . business school MBA Investment Banking corporate finance ...

    20 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 30 2018 - 4:08pm -

  25. Am I underpaid (FP&A)?

    Hey all, I feel as though there's the chance I'm underpaid in comparison to my peers. Thus, I would appreciate WSO's feedback on the matter. To summarize at a high level: High(est) COL Region 7 years total experience 5 years total "fin ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 25 2017 - 12:12pm -

  26. Deutsche Bank Interview Question: Why DB?

    I have a first round interview with Deutsche Bank corporate finance coming up. Anybody know what to expect? I've never had a finance interview before. More importantly, can anyone tell me "Why Deutsche Bank?" Why Do You Want to Work at DB? ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2018 - 10:16pm -

  27. Guide to Corporate Finance Job titles- distinguishing between accounting and finance

    Given all the discussion and mixed information on corporate finance jobs, I thought I would start a discussion which lists out a variety of positions which could be considered CF, as well as some information of what the job really is. I'm always frus ...

    27 comments - 14 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 5:26pm -

  28. The lonely life of a young FLDP

    Hi everyone, I am currently in a three year FLDP rotational program with a FT500 company. I will not mention the name of the company for obvious reasons. I am in my first year rotation right now. So far, it is just like what everyone said. The benefits of ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2014 - 7:58am -

  29. What's so bad about corporate finance?

    Hey guys, Lately I have been hearing mad trash talk about corporate finance. A few people even said "it was the sh*t of the shi*t of finance". I mean what is exactly bad about it? The pay is good (with potential to climb the ladder being even be ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2013 - 2:50am -

  30. Which FLDP rotation to take?

    Next summer I'll start my 3rd and final FLDP rotation at an A&D company. Here is the rub: I'm becoming more and more disenchanted with this company and industry. There are many reasons, but the main one is that there is no culture of promoti ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 11:46am -

  31. Exit opps from post-MBA finance at a big tech firm?

    Very interested to know what the exit opps look like for someone who did 1-2 years of post-MBA finance at a major tech firm (Amazon /Apple/Microsoft/Google/Facebook). Will he be stuck in corporate finance or can he transition into hedge funds, private equ ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 29 2017 - 4:29pm -

  32. How to best prepare for a career in Corporate Finance

    Hello guys, new member to WSO here! I am a UK undergrad. student due to start university at a so-called "target school" in September, studying Electrical Engineering and management/finance. I am only 18 and have no experience in IB /accounting t ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 4:39pm -

  33. A painful mistake or just bad luck

    Hello fellow monkeys, A story for you all. I work for a satellite HQ office (instead of the global HQ) for a multinational F500. I recently interviewed for a position that I was really interested and eager in getting. So the timeline was like this, Interv ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2015 - 3:16am -

  34. International Work Experience worth it?

    Hi, I need advice on what to do once I graduate. I have a bachelor degree in Economics, I have 2 internships under my belt, one in corporate finance sort of investment appraisal etc for a logistics firm, and one in financial accounting for a small consult ...

    42 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 18 2012 - 6:16pm -

  35. Corporate Treasury VP taking questions

    Hi WSO, In case anyone is interested in learning more about the Corporate Treasury function of large banks (i.e. nature of work, recruitment process, exit opps, comp etc.), I'm here to take some questions. corporate finance ...

    29 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 1:54pm -

  36. Wealth Management vs Corporate Finance vs IBanking

    Hey Guys, I am in a very complex situation. I interned at a wealth management firm in Seattle and they invited me back for full time. They manage $2 Billion and are expanding quickly. They are offering very low salary compared to what my peers at my schoo ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  37. How should I go about pursuing internships?

    I'm an incoming freshman at a school whose business school is a target. I myself am not currently in business school, but I will try to internally transfer. Business/finance is a recently realized interest of mine. That being said, I have been quite ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 23 2018 - 7:43pm -

  38. F100 Corp Fin FLDP vs. F100 Insurance FLDP

    I have a few days to decide between two offers, one in a corporate finance FLVP role at a top defense contractor and another FLDP at a major insurance firm. The comp is essentially the same, both have similar benefits packages, and I would most likely liv ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 1:59pm -

  39. Corporate Finance at F500

    What exactly is the role of the finance department at a top company such as Unilever or GE? how does it blend in with the rest of the company? Thanks! f500 corporate finance ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2011 - 10:15am -

  40. ROTH Capital Partners

    Hey guys, Has anyone ever heard of Roth Capital Partners? From what I have read on the website, I understand the firm specializes in the small-cap public markets. Has anyone ever worked or knows someone who has worked there? I am asking because I'm a ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  41. KPMG Corporate Finance vs. Citigroup Back Office

    Hey guys Which one of these internships would be better for my resume (as someone who is looking to get an IBD role in the future). I know that KPMG CF (I think its called T&R there) is the obvious choice because its so similar, but I have heard that ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2011 - 7:27am -

  42. How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance?

    How to set myself up for a career in corporate finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior? Seeking Career Abroad (Native of India). Suggest Some Career Paths as m Just a Student with BBA degree! career career paths corporate finance ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2017 - 2:54am -

  43. F500 Corporate Finance Leadership Programs

    Where do Financial Leadership Analyst/Rotational programs typically lead? For example, I currently have applications in for internships at F500's like Verizon, Lockheed Martin, and AmerisourceBergen that would give me an opportunity (if I'm good ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  44. GS Hong Kong Summer Analyst Internship

    I got an invitation for a first round interview. What questions should I expect? I have one week or so. It says two bankers from IBD (corporate finance) will conduct 20-30 mins. phone interviews. I go to a target school and have not much finance backgroun ...

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

  45. Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst Technical Exam

    I have a second round interview coming up for Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst position and I have been told that I have to take a "technical exam". I asked the HR representative for what I should expect, however she just told me that it was going to ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  46. Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?

    A couple of stories have hit the tapes recently which both make fairly depressing reading for those looking to jump into a new 2/3 year analyst programme at a bulge bracket bank. 1- Bonuses are down. Way down. I can only give UK figures here but the avera ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 8:26pm -

  47. Corporate Finance to Corporate Development/Strategy Role Long Term

    I'm new to WSO and have enjoyed reading through all the forums. They've been a big help for me in defining my career goals. I am currently in the process of applying to Top 15 business schools. Career wise I am very interested in working in corp ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 3:00am -

  48. Verizon FLDP (internship) Upcoming Interview

    Does anyone have any experience with Verizon's FLDP summer internship recruitment? I have a phone interview (30 mins) upcoming in a couple days, and I have been assuming it would be majority fit-oriented. However, this is my first real interview for ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 1:40pm -

  49. Corporate Finance within financial services; exit opportunities/lateral potentials

    I recently received a full-time offer for Corporate Finance Development Program within a major bank in US and I was wondering what are some potential exit opportunities for those who are doing Corporate Finance in financial services (banks etc). Is it pos ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 13 2018 - 3:40pm -

  50. Public vs. Private Corporate Finance/FP&A

    anyone here with experience in both? is one preferable over the other? does one typically have less stress or constraints (i'm thinking private)? public private f500 f100 corporate finance ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 11 2016 - 9:35pm -

  51. Does ER Have Corporate Finance Exit Opps?

    Hi, ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  52. At what point in FP&A (in New York City area) should you break $100K?

    Just curious as to the typical salary range for each "level" in an organization within the FP&A function. At what point, bonus included or not, should you be approaching $100K annually? What, in your opinion, is fair market value? Thanks! co ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2016 - 7:09am -

  53. Goldman Sachs list of target schools

    I'm hoping to get into Goldman Sachs for Investment banking for a summer internship and possibly a few years in their CF department before going on to doing my PG which requires about 5 years of job experience. I was wondering if anyone knows what ar ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 1:29am -

  54. Consulting or Corporate Finance: When to make the switch?

    I graduated from a non-target with a strong GPA and have been working for a private dairy manufacturer for the past two years as a financial analyst. The company is a great company for people who are looking to settle down and retire, but is not that inno ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 9:47pm -

  55. Corporate Finance to Asset Management?

    Undergrad in Finance and just finished MBA non-target. 5 years of experience (rotational program at a F500, a couple accounting roles, most recently FP&A). I'd like to move out of the corporate finance world and into investment management, even i ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  56. Corporate Finance Exit Opps

    Where can one realistically go from corporate finance? For example, let's say you start out in a corporate finance role within a Fortune 500 company, what other finance related jobs can you transition to? (Still mention them, even if the transition w ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  57. Corp Fin F500 or Big 4?---> End goal MBA

    I'm interested to know others' opinions on whether a Big 4 gig or Corp Fin at a F500 would look "better" on an MBA application. Right now, I am working at a Big 4 in audit, and doing an advisory rotation with the strong possibility of ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2015 - 10:33pm -

  58. Leaving finance to run family business

    Hi guys, I have worked in business development / strategic FP&A roles at a major BB for the past two years since graduating college- The work, although not as prestigious as IB, was challenging and had some rewarding aspects- My ultimate goal however ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2011 - 2:41pm -

  59. DB Corporate Finance Internship Interview(1st round)

    I have DB first round interview coming up. Does anyone know how it will be? Technical or more fit? Deutsche Bank corporate finance ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 14 2009 - 3:25pm -

  60. What corporate jobs could I do with an MBA in finance?

    With a BA in Accounting, experience working as a corporate accountant and financial analyst, CPA license, and MBA in finance from a top 20 ranked program, what are some very realistic careers I could qualify for? Here are my preferences for a job from hig ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2015 - 12:49pm -

  61. Interview excel test

    Hello, I have an interview coming up tomorrow for a Senior Analyst position in corporate finance (not IB, job description about project planning, forecasting, budgeting and so on) and they told me I would have to take an Excel test at the interview. I ask ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  62. Rank these Internal M&A groups (corporate development groups)!!! please

    Could anybody rank these corp dev groups/ internal M&A groups please? GE Nationwide Cardinal Health P&G American Electric Power (AEP) Limited Brands Thanks again I really appreciate the help!! Investment Banking corporate finance ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2013 - 11:52pm -

  63. Deloitte Corporate Finance 2017 Comp

    I've been hearing of these M&A groups (not transaction services, but DCF as in post McColl Partners acquisition) at consulting places like Deloitte. Generally it seems like people agree comp is lower but hours are better. Just wondering exactly w ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:02pm -

  64. 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 -

  65. Corporate FP&A vs. Division FP&A

    I've got two job offers in hand. 1. Mid-sized pharma firm (growth history), product development (division) FP&A team. 2. Fortune 50 tech (mature), Corporate FP&A. I have 1 year of accounting/finance experience. Offer is low 60s+bonus for both ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2012 - 8:38pm -

  66. FLDP or Controller at F500 O&G

    FLDP programs are seen by a majority of people in the CF world to one of the more coveted CF jobs out of undergrad. I am curious as to what you all think which route will lead to better exit opportunities in the future an FLDP (MSFT/J&J/IBM) or a role ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 19 2018 - 11:46pm -

  67. 2yrs in Corp Fin + 2yrs IB + MBA = Sweet PE postion?

    I'm about 1.5 years into my corp fin gig out of undergrad and now I'm pondering whether I should jump to IB (atleast try to jump) after 6 months or so. I'm switching to a new role right now and would like to get this experience for atleast ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2012 - 9:34am -

  68. 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 -

  69. IBM Financial Analyst Co-op

    Hello, I'm a senior who goes to a non-target school, and I had one semester left before graduation. I somehow was able to land a IBM Financial Analyst Co-op offer and took it. I accepted the offer, and yesterday i received the offer letter stating my ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2012 - 10:55pm -

  70. Make a Corporate Finance Forum Dammit!

    corporate finance ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 7:58pm -

  71. FLDP Non-OCR/Technical Q's

    Hello, I am a rising senior at a top 10 university, and looking at the pages of most of the FLDP's, they don't recruit on campus at my school. Do you think this is a significant disadvantage/how do I make sure I can demonstrate my interest? Also ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 11:37pm -

  72. 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 -

  73. In need of help and career advice. Corporate finance.

    Dear WSO, I'm a long term lurker, first time posting. I'm really desperate for your help. I don't know what direction to take and I know I'm going to get blasted by you guys for making a post like this, but I exhausted all methods and ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2013 - 11:00pm -

  74. Age Limit for Finance Rotation?

    I am about to enter a Top 15 full-time MBA program at 32 years old. Are corporate finance rotations at F500 companies available at someone my age? I'm not coming from a finance background (background in retail). corporate finance ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2014 - 11:40am -

  75. Internship: MM Corp Finance or UBS Wealth Management?

    Hey guys, so I'm going into the summer before my senior year in undergrad at a top 100 school. I have been part-time interning with a UBS Wealth Management group, one of their top 100 groups nationally, and have a full time offer for the summer. It&# ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2011 - 10:28pm -

  76. Has anyone here swung a 4/10 work week?

    I have been contemplating this. If you've done it how did you go about it and how great is it? Thanks! work Week Hours corporate finance ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 1:35am -

  77. Would you take this internship?

    What are your thoughts on an internship at a Financing and financial services company such as GE Capital or CIT working in their corporate finance or Trade Finance groups? Would this be a good way to start your career? Is it good leverage to intern at a b ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 3:41pm -

  78. How to move into Consulting within the firm

    Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your replies! Assuming that I do a good job over the summer and they offer me a full-time position, is there any way I can indicate to them that I would like to be in the Management Consulting division? Should I indicate ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2014 - 11:35pm -

  79. BAE Systems/FLDP

    I was wondering if anyone could provide some insights on working for BAE Systems and particularly the FLDP. How were your experiences? I am particularly interested in government contracting and/or M&A /Corporate Development. How is the pay, lifestyle, ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  80. Financial career in FMCG

    Hi guys, Not sure if i posted this in the right forum, i apologise if it's not the right one. Just wanted to know what kind of finance roles would be available in an FMCG firm, and how does it differ from say, a typical finance role in a bank or fina ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2015 - 8:22am -

  81. Plan B- Boutiques and MM banks

    Hey, Recruiting is pretty much wrapped up everywhere now including boutiques and middle market banks. So the rest of us are done for. But its time to either find a job in finance what other jobs in finance are there? Do interviewing for Asset Management o ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 6:10am -

  82. Never Meeting Clients: Am I Lucky?

    I've been working in Corporate Finance for over 7 years now and my biggest concern at first was "I'm never going to meet clients". Indeed, if you work in Financial Planning & Analysis or Treasury, most of the people you meet are yo ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 5:45am -

  83. Do corporate finance rotational programs only recruit recent graduates?

    Hey guys, just wondering if corporate finance rotational programs only recruit recent graduates. I just graduated this January and was looking into this. I might start out small at a lower company since I'm way too late in the game. Also any general ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2013 - 10:15am -

  84. I'm in need of career advice, please read.

    Dear WSO, I'm a long term lurker, first time posting. I'm really desperate for your help. I don't know what direction to take and I know I'm going to get blasted by you guys for making a post like this, but I exhausted all methods and ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2013 - 10:54pm -

  85. 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 -

  86. Houlihan Lokey vs. Jefferies vs. Terra Firma

    Have offers from Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, and Terra Firma (UK private equity company)- all for London office. Just wondering which do you think will be best for Silicon Valley VC? Edit: Regardless of which offer I take I imagine I will have to do a MBA ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 8:11pm -

  87. CPA vs MBA

    For climbing the corporate ladder, do you think a CPA or an MBA is a better decision, or would I need to get both? After doing a lot of thinking, I think I've come to the conclusion that banking just isn't for me. I really don't think I ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  88. Is Being a Non-Target Going To Hurt me When Applying to F500s?

    So basically, I'm wondering if working in the corporate finance (NOT AT A BANK) for a F500 company is less competitive than investment banking/consulting. After being rejected by every bulge bracket (in just about all of their divisions) and even loc ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2010 - 5:49pm -

  89. Another recent grad at the cross-roads

    Recently, I've been encountering numerous threads like this one, but, since my story and background are somewhat non-standard, I'm suspecting, that I might get different recommendations. My profile can be summed up as follows: * B.S. in Finance, ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2011 - 7:03am -

  90. Big 4 audit v tiny no name corporate finance

    Have an interview coming up for the corporate finance with a tiny accountancy firm (three partners). Currently working in Big 4 audit. Would I be mad to leave big 4 for this position? At least I would have some corp fin experience but I imagine the deals ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2011 - 6:23am -

  91. Corporate Development- Currently interning at F1000 company

    Hey all, I'm currently interning at a F1000 company with there corporate development team. I really like the work, position, and group I work with. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that I get a full time offer due to the small size of the group and ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 4:57pm -

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  94. What's entry-level work like in finance at an F500?

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  96. What should I do with my downtime in FP&A?

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  97. Is Banking ALWAYS better experience than Corp Fin for business school?

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  99. Financial Planing & Analysis vs. Corporate Development

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  100. CorpFin structure?

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  101. Am I doing FP&A or glorified accounting?

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