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  2. The most laid back Corporate jobs for those of us without C-suite aspirations?

    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 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:25pm -

  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. 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 -

  5. 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 -

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

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 27 2017 - 1:39pm -

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

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 12 2019 - 5:00pm -

  8. 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 -

  9. Moving to Restructuring Advisory?

    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 ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 18 2018 - 5:18pm -

  10. FP&A Manager Salary and Positions

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2018 - 1:28pm -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 22 2018 - 3:02pm -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 27 2013 - 9:47pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2016 - 12:31pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2014 - 7:51pm -

  15. 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 -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 22 2013 - 1:11am -

  17. Corporate finance jobs: treasury vs FP&A?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2011 - 7:09pm -

  18. Which job offer to choose to get into top MBA?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 29 2017 - 2:33pm -

  19. Lifestyle in Asset Management?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 1:35am -

  20. 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 -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:46pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2013 - 9:51pm -

  23. MS Accounting worth it for continued advancement mid to senior level FP&A?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2016 - 2:10pm -

  24. Update to a Previous Thread- What do you guys think?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 11:34pm -

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

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 20 2019 - 1:25pm -

  26. Transitioning from FP&A to M&A

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 13 2014 - 11:40pm -

  27. Controllers = FP&A???

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2014 - 1:53pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2015 - 4:17pm -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 2 2016 - 3:08pm -

  30. Financial Planing & Analysis vs. Corporate Development

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2011 - 2:17pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2016 - 10:25am -

  32. Looking for FP&A roles, How to Contact Firms

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2012 - 2:09pm -

  33. Fp&a Associate for a PE port. co to a PE fund Associate

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2011 - 4:53pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2015 - 1:25am -

  35. 2 offers: which one to take?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 21 2016 - 10:40am -

  36. Corp Fin Brand Name (SBs for good posts!)

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2012 - 12:17am -

  37. Jump to F100 company?- SBs for good answers

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2011 - 3:05am -

  38. I'm so confused... I want to go from the FP&A team to Accounting team?!

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2015 - 1:52am -

  39. HELP: If/when should I jump to IB?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2011 - 6:03pm -

  40. General Q

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

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 11:01am -

  41. Analyst Recruitment after Graduation

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 12:31am -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2013 - 3:28am -

  43. Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2016 - 5:00pm -

  44. F&PA- trade floor

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 11:06am -

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

    Currently working in Group FP&A, most of my interaction is with Heads of FP&A (Directors etc) & other Divisional FP&A managers or various Group managers/directors etc of corporate / HQ departments. Sometimes on specific projects the Head o ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 29 2017 - 8:03pm -

  46. Where can I go from FP&A role at tech company? (exit opps)

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 28 2013 - 3:07am -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2012 - 2:53pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 10:53am -

  49. URGENT Swag needs corp fin/budgeting help!!!

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 5:45pm -

  50. Choose Offers

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2012 - 11:21am -

  51. 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 -

  52. Boutique Capital Markets vs. Mid-sized Corp. Finance for the summer

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 6 2011 - 4:40pm -

  53. FP&A for Corporate Functions?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2015 - 6:25pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2015 - 3:35pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2017 - 8:30am -

  56. Treasury?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2017 - 10:57am -

  57. Thoughts on Two Opportunities

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2011 - 2:54am -

  58. FP&A B-school chances?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2010 - 9:35am -

  59. Best college major for FP&A?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2016 - 9:42pm -

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

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 1 2018 - 12:12pm -

  61. Big4 Auditor to moving to corporate development/finance/strategy role in industry

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2012 - 1:30pm -

  62. FP&A Possibilities after undergrad

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2017 - 7:44pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2017 - 8:53pm -

  64. Working remote in FP&A and Corporate Finance

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 10:06pm -

  65. Career path and development

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 10:40pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2016 - 11:13am -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2015 - 9:40am -

  68. Corporate Development/FP&A to Equity Research

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2014 - 9:22am -

  69. F500 Senior Financial Analyst looking to break into Investment Management

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2013 - 4:42pm -

  70. Pigeonholed in Asset Based Lending

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 9 2019 - 1:04am -

  71. F&PA job on the trade floor

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2012 - 1:59pm -

  72. Associate position at a small REPE firm focusing on agriculture

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

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:02pm -

  73. Senior at semi-target deciding between job offers?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2017 - 2:53pm -

  74. How can I possibly break into Equity Research?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2017 - 4:02pm -

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

    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 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 8:04am -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2016 - 10:22pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2016 - 7:08pm -

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

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2016 - 4:39pm -

  79. Transitioning from BB middle office operations (trade management) into Corporate Finance/FP&A

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2015 - 10:03pm -

  80. Job Change Suggestions

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 12:23pm -

  81. Made it to second round, but...

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2011 - 6:32pm -

  82. Middle Business FP&A to F500 FP&A?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2011 - 7:29pm -

  83. FP&A Modeling Test

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 29 2019 - 7:31pm -

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

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 5 2018 - 11:21am -

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

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 12 2018 - 7:15pm -

  86. Networking from Corporate Finance to IB

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 24 2018 - 9:24pm -

  87. [cross-post] Corporate Development- worth the paycut / lateral salary move (london)?

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