A Week in the Life – FLDP

Finance Leadership Development Program

Here we go! As part of our ongoing series “A Week in the Life” where we give you a real glimpse into the life of Corporate Finance & FP&A professionals, we bring you a week in the life of someone in a Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP). We will take you through the FLDP salary, […]

What is Corporate Finance

What is corporate finance

Technically, all finance jobs at any corporation is could be called corporate finance. You could say investment banking, financial planning, and anything related to finance is “corporate finance”. But when we talk about corporate finance here, and when most people talk about “corporate finance jobs”, we are talking about the finance department that runs the […]

Corporate Finance Fundamentals

corporate finance fundamentals

If you want to be successful in corporate finance, there are certain corporate finance fundamentals that you need to develop in your first few years (and ideally maybe even before you take your first job). This is not an all-encompassing list of what it takes to succeed, but rather, the list that is almost a […]

NPV Explained – What is Net Present Value

NPV Explained

If you work in finance you will inevitably spend time calculating and reviewing the return on different investments.  Some of the most common methods for calculating these valuations are net present value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). If you learn better through video check out our NPV Explanation video here: If you went […]

FP&A Director $250k/year – A Day in the Life

FP&A Director

This is the first in series of posts we plan to do where we detail the life of someone that works in corporate finance. We aim to give you some real context for: the different types of jobs within corporate finance what people actually do in a given day, week, month how people got the […]

Jobs for Finance Majors – Different Finance Career Paths

finance career paths

It can be difficult, especially for those in colleges and universities to understand what jobs for Finance majors exist. What we are going to go through is for new graduates as well as entry-level or early career positions. And while our focus is on Finance majors, this all applies to those majoring in accounting, economics, […]

Why Corporate Finance Academy Exists

I started this site for many different reasons. To help people out there that want a corporate finance career, that wants to advance their corporate finance career, or want to land a new job Give everyone a chance to hone their skills in finance and beyond and to do better in their job. To help […]

Corporate Finance Jobs & Requirements

What is Corporate Finance? There is a great deal of confusion as to what “Corporate Finance” is and is not. Part of this confusion might stem from the fact that it is broad, but here I will attempt to break it down for you all! At the highest level, it is the organization within a […]

Finance Leadership Development Program – The Ultimate Guide

Finance Leadership Development Program

This is the ultimate guide to Finance Leadership Development Programs (FLDP).  FLDPs are usually entry-level programs that last 2-3 years.  Program participants are hired out of college and then complete 3-4 “rotations” in different areas of corporate finance.  In addition to your day job these programs usually have training that goes along with the work.  […]

Preparing for a Corporate Finance Career while in College

What can you do to get ready or to prepare for a career in Corporate Finance for someone still in college or university? This is one of the more frequent questions I receive. Today I want to share some guidance for anyone thinking ahead for a career in corporate finance. Take the right classes Some […]

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