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  2. Let's use this thread to discuss roles that offer amazing work/life balance and limited stress (i.e. not FP&A, development, etc.). It doesn't even necessarily need to be finance-specific as there are dozens of little-known roles out there th ...

    103 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. 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 ...

    99 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. Feeling down about post-Big 4 options

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  5. More enjoyable: FP&A vs. Treasury

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments29 Nov 2017 -

  6. FP&A Manager to Corp Dev or Strategic Finance Role?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I have about 5 years experience, I left big 4 audit as a senior and I'm now the FP&A manager at a small (~30-50M rev), fast growing company. I would love to move into corporate development, but I lack the M&A experience that will likely be a ...

    25 comments27 Sep 2017 -

  7. Moving to Restructuring Advisory?

    Management Consulting

    Hi, I am a former auditor with my CPA. Like most of us, I got sick and tired of that after a few years and ran towards FP&A where I'm currently an analyst for a public company. In my few months here, the job is pretty mixed but way better than th ...

    13 comments18 Dec 2018 -

  8. Am I underpaid (FP&A)?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments25 Sep 2017 -

  9. Part of FP&A team establishment- Advice appreciated

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Good afternoon and happy Friday. This is a first time post as I have been a long time stalker on this site since my freshman year of college. I am very grateful and credit everyone on WSO for being a major factor in developing a passion for finance. A lit ...

    11 comments12 Feb 2019 -

  10. Hi, I'm thinking about pursuing a career in corporate FP&A and I was wondering what senior positions FP&A may lead to at the company. People on WSO like to shit on this stuff because it's not as high-profile and more vanilla than i-banki ...

    24 comments4 Mar 2018 -

  11. How Important is the CPA for an FP&A Analyst Role?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    How important is the CPA designation for roles in FP&A at a F500? Currently staffed at a major retail client (think Gap/Levi's/Abercrombie) and am truly interested in working in FP&A. I feel that the FP&A track is well designed to one day ...

    20 comments22 Mar 2018 -

  12. Opinion on post MBA FLDP's for Corp. Finance/FP&A??

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I'm going to be starting in Big 4 audit later this year, and already know that hardcore accounting, let alone auditing, is not the end game for me. I simply want the accounting bootcamp and name on my resume. Instead, I want to move into corporate FP ...

    26 comments27 Jun 2013 -

  13. Best path to becoming a Sr. FP&A Analyst?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Let's say you're in college majoring in accounting. What internships/entry-level jobs/skills/credentials, etc. would you pursue to finally land a Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) role? FP&A ...

    17 comments11 Mar 2016 -

  14. FP&A People, what industry are you in?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    And how do you like it? I have solid FP&A experience ranging through 3 totally different industries. I'm mostly likely not going to stay in the one I'm in. So what are you in and how do you like it? FP&A ...

    20 comments13 Feb 2014 -

  15. Hi there, Which of these two positions with Fortune 500 can provide more opportunities, if I want to move to IB (mm, boutique etc.) / PE or valuation after couple years. treasury analyst vs fp&a analyst. Both are entry level positions. job description ...

    23 comments31 Mar 2011 -

  16. What's more important? Company or position?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I've been working at a Fortune 500 company now for almost six months. It's a successful, highly profitable, high-growth company with a very strong domestic and international brand. I like working there, I like telling people that I work there, a ...

    20 comments22 Feb 2013 -

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

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments5 Jul 2016 -

  18. So as the title says, I have two offers on the table which I need to decide between soon. Assuming all my other metrics are top-notch, which of the two jobs below likely offers me the smoother path into a top 10 MBA program (to be followed up with a job i ...

    11 comments29 Jun 2017 -

  19. Undergrad in Finance with Non-target MBA & 5 years industry experience. Considering taking level I of CFA next June to help with a transition from corporate finance/FP&A to Asset Management. I definitely want to make the career change but am hopin ...

    15 comments26 Oct 2012 -

  20. Corporate FP&A vs. Division FP&A

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments10 Oct 2012 -

  21. Big 4 => Strategic Finance/FP&A Role Possible?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how possible it is to move from audit at Big 4 in a major city to an FP&A or "strategic finance" type of job within a company after working 4-5 years and getting a manager's designation. When I say st ...

    13 comments15 Jun 2013 -

  22. Quick background: I worked in middle market investment banking as an analyst-> associate after a undergrad finance major (I have no MBA). After that, for a lifestyle change I moved to corp dev roles at public companies and sponsor backed companies. Due ...

    10 comments20 Jun 2016 -

  23. I posted over 2 years ago about a job opportunity I was considering and how it would impact my chances of getting into top MBA programs. Well, I ended up being offered the position nearly a year after that post (long story). Here's the previous post: ...

    11 comments5 Feb 2015 -

  24. Analytics or FP&A best way into Strategy/dev function?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello all, current I work at a F250 manufacturing firm, and am technically in the accounting group but have recently been working on heavy analytics projects. (building applications in Qlikview, similar to Tableau) My ultimate goal is to network my way in ...

    8 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  25. Transitioning from FP&A to M&A

    Job Search Advice

    For the past seven years I've worked in FP&A but have come to realize that this isn't the career path for me. Rather, I have decided that I want to transition to M&A, whether it be in-house or with a bank. My question-- and I haven' ...

    11 comments13 Jun 2014 -

  26. Controllers = FP&A???

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    The title pretty much speaks for itself. Let's take the example of MS/ GS. Where is their FP&A function? Is it the Controllers division? I am researching some companies, and they don't seem to have FP&A functions listed explicitly- they ...

    10 comments24 Mar 2014 -

  27. Would an MBA help in switching from IT to FP&A

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Let's say you have a BS in MIS and work in a call center/help desk type role. You want to switch out of IT, get an MBA from a top 20 school, and work as a Financial Analyst or Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) at a F500. Is that possible? FP&A ...

    9 comments18 Sep 2015 -

  28. From what I understand, corporate development is more focused on m&a while fp&a deals more with internal stuff. Could someone elaborate on their differences? And how much is fp&a like your run-of-the-mill accounting job (i.e. how does it compa ...

    11 comments14 Apr 2011 -

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

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    In order to make myself as indispensable as possible within the organization and more attractive for when i'm ready to make a move? we obviously have our busier times where there is absolutely no free time, but we also have instances where there is a ...

    8 comments2 Oct 2016 -

  30. What are some job titles under the umbrella of FP&A?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I am very interested in working in FP&A at a corporation, but it seems some companies don't clearly list a job as FP&A. For example, one job I found is "Project Controls Analyst", with such job functions as " Assist in the perf ...

    6 comments20 Jan 2019 -

  31. Hi, So I am trying to find more FP&A positions to apply for and I was wondering what the best way to go about finding contacts for these roles is. One person said that it's better to connect with recruiters at the firm rather than financial analy ...

    10 comments11 Oct 2012 -

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

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    what i do on a fairly regular basis on a high level is manage budget and spend some specifics: approving purchase requisitions and tracking purchase orders monthly accruals and reconciliation against actuals in our accounting files re-forecasting budgetin ...

    8 comments2 Jul 2016 -

  33. I want to know of what ways you guys think one could leverage an FP&A Associate role for a PE portfolio company into a role at a PE fund. Have you known someone to take this route? Any info on this would be appreciated as I have just been extended suc ...

    10 comments29 Sep 2011 -

  34. New gig FP&A- What should I know before I start? + potential paths

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello Monkeys, I just landed a FP&A gig with a F10 company. My background is not in Finance nor Accounting, so I'd like to ask you guys what do you recommend I do before I start? Should I brush up on any skills or they'll give me everything ...

    8 comments4 Jul 2015 -

  35. I'm thinking of making a career transition, and WSO has always given me good advice. I'm willing to bust out the Silver Bananas for your help! I am am a corporate finance analyst (FP&A) at a large software company that you HAVE heard of, but ...

    9 comments18 Jan 2012 -

  36. 2 offers: which one to take?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Big 4 senior here, and have been looking to make a transition into an fp&a role. I've gotten two offers so far, and looking for some opinions on which one to take. Comp is similar between them, so not as much of a factor. Offer 1) Financial Analy ...

    7 comments21 Nov 2016 -

  37. I was approached by a Fortune 100 recruiter today for an internal finance role. I'm trying to maximize my chances of getting into a top business school in a few years and was hoping for some advice.... I am currently a financial analyst (FP&A) at ...

    9 comments14 Sep 2011 -

  38. Based on my entire time at uni and now with a few months under my belt working as a FA in an FP&A team, it's safe to say someone in finance that wants to transition to accounting is rare... I wanted to ask the forum... does my logic make sense? a ...

    7 comments2 May 2015 -

  39. i'm 2 years out of non-target undergrad and looking to lateral into IB. currently working in a corporate FP&A role at a top tier software company, before that i was worked at a tiny muni-bond shop for 9 months before getting laid off. wondering i ...

    8 comments31 Jul 2011 -

  40. I've look through this board a lot and appreciate all the advice on here. I went through full-time on-campus recruiting last fall at a semi-target, made it to some IB final rounds and think I was close to making it all the way but didn't end up ...

    8 comments31 Aug 2010 -

  41. General Q

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    deleted GE fmp FP&A general electric corporate finace ...

    7 comments4 Nov 2014 -

  42. FP&A / COO Finance Strat / Treasury Finance?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello WSO, I am currently on a rotation programme within a BB with two one-year placements in various internal finance positions. I am coming to the end of my first one (product control, thank goodness it's over) and wondered what people thought woul ...

    7 comments10 Jul 2013 -

  43. F&PA- trade floor

    Sales and Trading

    Hello all, I've been working for a fortune 5 oil company for the past 17 months or so (started right out of college). I have worked in Treasury the entire time as a commercial credit analyst, supporting our NGL commercial group. I will soon start an ...

    7 comments20 Aug 2012 -

  44. Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Fairly new certification. I think started in 2013. Any thoughts? Anyone heard of it? Is it worth it? I currently work in FP&A. I have about 3 years experience, but plan to stay in FP&A and hopefully move into a management role. Thinking this might ...

    6 comments26 Feb 2016 -

  45. Difference between (Senior) Finance Business Partner vs FP&A Manager?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Sometimes on specific projects the Head of a Product Line/Project will loop in a Finance Business Partner for some support but i've never hard much interaction with them. What are the main differences in your organization between these 2? With FP& ...

    5 comments29 Oct 2017 -

  46. I have a job doing financial planning and analysis (FP&A) at a (mature and midsize) tech company when I graduate. I don't want to get too specific about what they do. What kind of exit opps are there? I want to get into something sexier than FP&a ...

    6 comments28 Jan 2013 -

  47. Anyone ever heard of a F500 paying for the CFA?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I work in FP&A for a F500 and am planning to take level 1 of the CFA next June. I'm contemplating whether or not I should ask my boss if the company will cover the fees, because it may send a message that I'm planning to leave the company si ...

    6 comments18 Dec 2012 -

  48. Non-Target Looking to Break Into FP&A at Large Firm

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi all (note: tl;dr version at bottom), So basically, I'm a recent grad who wants to work in FP&A and I am looking for advice about what my next steps should be given that my ultimate goal is to work in FP&A for a large firm. Right now, I hav ...

    6 comments26 Sep 2012 -

  49. PLEASE PM me or post here any learning materials, crash courses, etc. you know of that teach budgeting and FP&A that could help get me through a corp fin analyst interview with only 1 day to prep (was just sprung on me). It's been forever since I ...

    6 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  50. Choose Offers

    Investment Banking

    I think I have an answer to this question, but I just want to ask the WSO community as a 'sanity check', I have two offers in hand: 3 month Internship w/ NYC mezz debt fund- will not convert to FT opportunity F500 FP&A @ a divisional HQ- FT ...

    6 comments20 Mar 2012 -

  51. I'm a college junior in the process of weighing my summer offers, and it's come down to 1) A boutique (150 employees) investment bank. I would be working with the Capital Markets Group, mostly pitching and executing the capmarkets functions for ...

    6 comments6 Apr 2011 -

  52. FP&A for Corporate Functions?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi all, I am trying to help figure out some information for a friend in a job he is interviewing for. It is essentially an "FP&A" role at a F500 company. However, this FP&A role doesn't work with any of the product or project lines, ...

    5 comments15 Dec 2015 -

  53. Where would you start in building out an FP&A and Strategy team?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi all, I've recently started as a Sr. Financial Analyst reporting to the CFO of a global business unit, which does $300M in sales. At the moment it's just me and the CFO. He is also fairly new to the role (previously Controller in another BU). ...

    5 comments7 May 2015 -

  54. CFO Services / Outsourced CFO Career Path?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments12 Jul 2018 -

  55. First, a limited background: Graduating UG next month, non-target school, second-tier U.S. financial city, embarrassing GPA... 1) Work in my current city for a serial-entrepreneur (HBS grad) with high responsibility and visibility. Supposedly starting two ...

    5 comments29 Apr 2011 -

  56. FP&A B-school chances?

    Business School and GMAT

    All, i am an entry-level analyst at a large Silicon Valley technology firm (our products are a household name) in the Financial Planning and Analysis group. i'm from a non-target public university (top 10) with a decent gpa. anyone on this forum with ...

    5 comments8 Dec 2010 -

  57. Jobs that aren't tied so closely to month and quarter-end?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    sick of the accruals, the reforecasts and the budgeting season what else is out there, that harnesses similar skills as FP&A or corporate finance but isn't tied to a cycle FP&A corporate finance quarter end reforecast ...

    4 comments6 Jul 2017 -

  58. Treasury?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    hey all- anyone here in (or have done a stint in) treasury? i am curious as to the day-to-day, potential for upward mobility and overall job satisfaction (stress, work/life, pay, etc.). i'm sure we have a handful of people here that have done it or h ...

    4 comments5 Jun 2017 -

  59. Best college major for FP&A?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    What's the best college major if I eventually want to get a T10 part-time MBA and work in F500 FP&A? Out of all other business majors, I'm interested in MIS the most, but I'm not sure if it would be useful for FP&A. Any suggestions? ...

    4 comments17 Jan 2016 -

  60. I am currently at a Big 4 working in audit based in the UK. When in college I had an offer after an internship from a 2nd Tier IB in corporate finance. I enjoyed the work, disliked the highly unpredictable long hours and got good performance reviews. In t ...

    4 comments18 Feb 2012 -

  61. FP&A or similar roles for startups/growth stage?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Are there typically roles that focus on managing the growth through financial analysis, dashboards, investor relations, fundraising, and similar strategic activities? I mainly see controller or CFO, and maybe outsourced book keeping in small companies, bu ...

    3 comments1 Jun 2018 -

  62. FP&A Possibilities after undergrad

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hey all, I am a rising junior at a target school 3.7 GPA hoping to get into FP&A after undergrad. I am currently doing a double major in Finance and MIS, however, I've been thinking about doing Finance/Accounting rather than Finance/MIS due to th ...

    3 comments26 Aug 2017 -

  63. FP&A: How does your company handle accruals?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I'm curious as to how your company handles month end close, specifically accruals vs. actuals? Seems like most companies use SAP or Oracle. FP&A financial planning corporate finance accrual accounting ...

    3 comments2 Mar 2017 -

  64. Working remote in FP&A and Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    can it be done? have you done it? if so, what: role career level industry would love to have a somewhat flex schedule where i could work from home 1-2x/week. in my current role, i'd say 90% of my job could be done entirely remote but the "butts- ...

    3 comments30 Jan 2017 -

  65. Career path and development

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi All, Quick question to get your sense on next steps from a career development standpoint. I'm post-MBA and have been working with the same organization for about 5 years now. I started on the operational side, but after two years jumped over to a ...

    3 comments8 Apr 2016 -

  66. Any thoughts on this corporate finance job based on description?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Thanks! Overview Sales & Marketing Financial Analyst supporting Oral Care, Private Label, Loyalty, and Household Brands Roles/Responsibility Summary: Proactively deliver relevant, actionable financial information/analysis and recommendations to the sa ...

    3 comments3 Feb 2016 -

  67. 29 years old working in middle office at a BB, do I have any chance?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Been trying to get into an fp&a role for about 6 months. Much more interested in forecasting budgeting and planning than traditional accounting. I'm 29 and feeling pigeonholed. Hiring managers think I'm too old for FA roles but too inexperie ...

    3 comments7 Dec 2015 -

  68. So, I'm looking to move into equity research, specifically as part of a healthcare group. A Corp Dev/FP&A analyst role with a healthcare company has been recommended to me by a recruiter. I understand that FP&A can give you a lot of experienc ...

    3 comments6 Feb 2014 -

  69. Currently work as a senior FP&A analyst at a well respected F500 and looking to break into the investment management world, ideally as a research analyst at a large AM firm. Please be as open and harsh as possible. FP&A ...

    3 comments28 Jul 2013 -

  70. F&PA job on the trade floor

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello all, I've been working for a fortune 5 oil company for the past 17 months or so (started right out of college). I have worked in Treasury the entire time as a commercial credit analyst, supporting our NGL commercial group. I will soon start an ...

    3 comments16 Aug 2012 -

  71. Agriculture focused PE fund exit opps after a two year Pre-MBA stint at such a fund? Thanks agriculture associate repe FP&A Salary ...

    3 comments26 Sep 2011 -

  72. Hi All, I'm an ABL Risk Manager. I work in a mid sized bank at a back office so I do not have a sales goal. I feel grateful for the low stress, decent salary (100K + all in) but I feel pigeonholed and can't seem to get a lateral or even downgrad ...

    2 comments9 Jul 2019 -

  73. I am a senior at a semi-target with a few options:-FP&A at a F500 Tech company (not FANG...but still very recognizable and respected) (I interned here previously and got the return offer)-FMAP at two of these BB (JPM / BoA /Deutsche/ Citi) Location of ...

    2 comments11 Oct 2017 -

  74. Hello people my first post ever in wso! My current situation: I am a recent graduate with an accounting major from a semi-target school. My school has a very top accounting program but it's only a semi-target. Currently, I am in NY trying to seek a j ...

    2 comments7 Oct 2017 -

  75. Do we have any FP&A or Corporate Finance Managers (or above) here?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    would love a run down of your day-to-day, whether you like the job and where you see the job going for yourself, and in general, in the future. corporate finance FP&A financial planning finance f500 Salary ...

    2 comments16 Mar 2017 -

  76. Anyone flip from FP&A to Business Intelligence or vice versa?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    if so, please weigh in on why and if it was a good switch for you. i am considering it mainly b/c i love reporting and working with dashboards. FP&A finance corporate finance business intelligence reporting ...

    2 comments17 Dec 2016 -

  77. So...when does the "fun" start?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    if ever, in FP&A? i've heard such varying job responsibilities from others in this line of work that make me think there must be some interesting/challenging aspects to it. for instance, i once spoke with someone who worked in FP&A for a majo ...

    2 comments4 Oct 2016 -

  78. Starting at the bottom (Financial Analyst) at 29 years old...

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Looking to move from middle office at a large broker/ dealer into corporate finance. I'm finding out that I might have to start relatively junior. How long does it usually take to progress in this field? Super scared that, at 29, I am too old to be t ...

    2 comments19 Jan 2016 -

  79. hi all, i have been working at a BB in the middle office in trade management and i am bored to tears with absolutely no room for upward mobility. i have been researching making a move into corporate finance and have been leveraging my connections at some ...

    2 comments16 Jul 2015 -

  80. Job Change Suggestions

    Other Industries

    I've been working at a hedge fund for ~5 years now primarily in an FP&A type of role. There's not much in terms of growth opportunities, so it's time to figure out my next steps. I'm not an accountant and don't want to be one. ...

    2 comments30 Jul 2012 -

  81. So I have a second round interview in a few days for a Financial Analyst position (FP&A), but the job posting is already taken down on the corporate website. Does that generally mean they offered it to someone else already? Bad sign? or should I not t ...

    2 comments19 Sep 2011 -

  82. Hello, I've worked towards and finally obtained a Financial Analyst job with a medium sized company (>$1,000,000,000 in revenue). I work at an operations site with the following responsibilities: *Organize/responsible for two Budget/Operating plan ...

    2 comments30 May 2011 -

  83. FP&A Modeling Test

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello WSO Family, I have a last round interview with two high up individuals next week at a SaaS company in Dallas and they are asking me for a one-hour modeling test. I am not sure what to expect. The position would be part of the FP&A/Strategy divis ...

    1 comment29 Apr 2019 -

  84. Forensics--> Valuations--> Corporate Finance?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I wanted to get people's opinions on potential career progression. I'm currently an associate at a Big4 in the forensics practice. I really love some of the work, but at the same time hate some of the work (compliance, look backs, etc.). I' ...

    1 comment5 Dec 2018 -

  85. List of Recruiting Firms and your experiences with them?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello WSO community, I'm switching jobs and would really appreciate any insight on: 1) any recruiting firms 2) how do they operate. For example, I know that they have certain quotas to meet and have interests of their own to pursue collecting data an ...

    1 comment12 Nov 2018 -

  86. Hi all, I know this is an uphill battle, but I'd appreciate any advice on how to position my emails and anything else I could be doing to improve my chances of getting to interview for an IB position. Thanks for your input. FP&A Back Office Netwo ...

    1 comment24 Oct 2018 -

  87. [reposting from CF forum for more visibility/appropriatness] Hi guys Exploring Corporate Development opportunities. Some roles that recruiters have approached me with from SMEs / several hundred m turnover companies are on 55-60k. Is it worth taking such ...

    1 comment18 Oct 2018 -

  88. Contractor- Trying to get into a FTE role / looking for advice

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi All, I'm a long time lurker here. I'm 10 years experienced- all in the O&G industry, primarily in Accounting/Corp Finance/Business Analytics: 4 Years- Management Accounting/FP&A with minor Treasury duties at a medium-sized, multi-nati ...

    1 comment5 Aug 2018 -

  89. I cleared my CPA (took a fair bit of time), interned for 3 years at a mid-size firm. Did audits there. Wanted to get into an IB. Areas of interest are capital raising, valuations, forecasting, DD, M&A, fund raising, analyst roles at PEs / VCs, Transac ...

    1 comment2 Aug 2018 -

  90. I am in a bit of a weird situation. I started with an "M&A advisory" firm that is relatively new. The deal flow is pretty small but the work that I did was fun, I really enjoy valuation work. I was just offered an FP&A role in a new depa ...

    1 comment24 Jul 2018 -

  91. Wall Street Prep vs Udemy: Financial Modeling Certification on Resume

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello everyone, I'm someone who is 2.5 yrs out of college that has been working in Digital Marketing. My degree & interests lie in Finance however, and I'm preparing to apply to Corporate Finance/FP&A roles across startups and F500 compa ...

    1 comment9 Jul 2018 -

  92. Jumping to FP&A from corporate banking? What am I worth?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    25 years old, moving 800 miles to join an FP&A team after two years in corporate banking. They called me on Friday to tell me an offer would be forthcoming but we haven't discussed salary yet. Just so you all know, I am coming from the midwest-- ...

    1 comment26 Feb 2018 -

  93. How to forecast headcount expenses by department?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    If the goal is to reduce total expenses of the company, how to go about forecasting headcount? What data is required? What assumptions should I make? FP&A P&L forecasting headcount ...

    1 comment25 Feb 2018 -

  94. FP&A to Corp Strat (w/M&A consulting background)

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Looking to get advice: I'm considering an FP&A job offer at a mid-level tech company after 3.5 years in consulting, primarily in M&A consulting (post-merger integration, operational due diligence, operational separation, etc), but ultimately ...

    1 comment19 Dec 2017 -

  95. I am currently an MBA Finance student from India's one of the top 10 B-Schools (JBIMS). I will be joining an Indian Tech Company as an Associate Manager in Financial Planning, Analysis and Strategy role. What are my exit options in India and abroad a ...

    26 Feb 2017 -

  96. Hi All, I am a FP&A (financial planning & analysis) professional based in India currently. I will be relocating to the US post wedding and eligible to work, seeking opportunities in FP&A / related fields post the paper-work is sorted out which ...

    29 Dec 2016 -

  97. What kind of exit ops are there from internal ERM at a F100?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

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