{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "How hard is it to switch from IT m&a to business m&a (i.e., what financial modeling skills do you need? Is it easy to pick up from YouTube?)", "post_id": "60edee58e8a5890021c56be2", "reply_count": 8, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "58f80826e7a8f40010f604e5", "bowl_name": "M&A - Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals" }

How hard is it to switch from IT m&a to business m&a (i.e., what financial modeling skills do you need? Is it easy to pick up from YouTube?)

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Do you mean the industries IT and business services? Or IT integration vs traditional M&A? Not entirely sure

like

Yeah I meant IT to commercial or even post close integration if the level of modeling needed for commercial is too complex for a mid career change

like

Totally different skill set. A good starting place is reading through CFA materials and checking out IB analyst modeling courses. Definitely expect it to take a few months to be good at it.

like

At D we don’t do a lot of CDDs. If you want to do them reach out to your teams. The SM who runs CDDs told me that he would consider SCs with no experience but not Ms. at D it’s easier. At say PwC, the ITDD group is DDV and CDD group is S& so that require you move companies.

Would appreciate if you can connect me with that manager. I'm about to finish up on my M&A project, looking for the next engagement

Age with C1. Totally different skills and customers

Easy at PWC

Additional Posts

How fucked are we flying out tomorrow? 5pm DTW-Philly here

like

3 single consultants at DFW. Who's here?

like

i am irrationally angry/annoyed at my job and it’s affecting my personal life. My bosses expect me to pick up the slack from other coworkers and I am one of the only people on the team who constantly has statutory deadlines year round (both GAAP or IRS driven) so slacking off really isn’t an option. any tips on how to cope? i don’t want this affecting my romantic relationship

like

Stay at Capco or go to Accenture for lateral move title wise & 10% more comp?

like

What was your favorite project and why? Team? Type of work? Location? *Don’t name clients obvi.

like

Boutique looking for referral to MBB/T2 (Australia) happy to discuss background and even just thoughts on profile. Just under 4 yoe, looking for better opps to work with industrials, energy and fin/pe

like

Invited to interview for Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google Play. Any interview prep suggestions - Qs, resources, docs? Anyone within this segment open to connecting for a few? Thanks!

like

Have anyone taken flight lessons before?

like

What is EY 's take home Salary for 12 LPA fixed and 10% variable pay. Thanks in advance...😊

like

I’m interviewing a senior tax associate position at BDO, 2 years prior big 4 experience. What salary should I be expecting? LCOL like 80~85 index.

like

Seeking to transition out of the current industry into cloud computing. Spent the last 2+ years learning and acquiring experience in AWS, CI/CD, Jenkins, AWS Pipeline, GitHub, and Terraform. Honing Bash and Shell scripting. Picked up certifications as a PMP, AWS Cloud Practitioner, and AWS Solution Architect Associate along the way. Already have an MBA. What is the best way to break into the cloud and/or DevOps community?

like

How do bonuses work if you took parental leave during the year? Do hours get prorated or do you still need to hit the normal threshold?

like

Accenture 🐠 : Can you take PTO during 2 week notice period? Just relized that I will be paid only for 240Hrs of PTO rest be gone

funny

How do firms track LCA violations? Consultant on my team has a pending LCA, but is traveling to client location regardless. Just charging time to his home location. What are the implications?

likefunny

Looking to make new friends lol, my friends never want to go for happy hour or brunch and they live far ! Anyone who lives in Bethesda/Rockville/Potomac looking to hang out ? 30 married with 1 kid!

like

How flexible is moving into an industry focus at big 4? If I wanted to move from the core/generalist group to a specific industry like Tech, Healthcare, or F.S?

like

MBB fish any advice on nailing a virtual interview? What should candidates do differently (if anything)?

like

Deloitte Finance & Enterprise Performance...anyone know if this is the move to be positioned for a future VP/SM industry role in FP&A or Controllership? I.e. is it SOX, or strategic & digital finance?

like

Any Salesforce consultants looking for a referral to Deloitte? Feel free to dm me!

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal