As a Corporate Finance professional you will be dealing with financial and investment decisions of your company and working towards maximizing shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies.
Corporate finance professionals are responsible for governing and overseeing the financial activities and capital investment decisions of their company, including deciding whether to pursue a proposed investment, whether to pay for the investment with equity, debt, or a combination of both; and whether shareholders should receive dividends. Additionally, they are also involved in the management of current assets and liabilities, and inventory control.
You can take any stream at +2 but taking up Commerce stream will give you an advantage while taking up further studies in finance.
You can take a BCom(Hon) course or a BBA(Finance) course which will give you a strong base for a career in Corporate Finance. These are of three years duration.
You can also take up CA/ICWA/CFA or actuaries by Actuarial Society of India There are also numerous diploma and certificate courses available for specialisation in Corporate Finance
You can take an MBA/PGP/PGDM in Banking and finance with specialisation in Corporate Finance to enable you to take up senior positions in this career field
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Interpersonals skills are an integral part of a corporate finance career as the professionals need to interact with a lot of people . This could be people from their own or other departments ,customers , suppliers , bankers and investors , etc
Numbers are going to be a core part of a corporate finance professional’s job. Being able to handle numbers and numerical concepts with ease is an essential requirement.
As Accounting rules , tax laws and regulations keep getting changed, these professionals should keep themselves up to date with latest knowledge and trends and adapt their working accordingly.
Corporate Finance professionals need to pay meticulous attention to detail in their work as even decimal point errors can create problems. Each word and number has its own implications on the finances of the company and Diligence and accuracy is necessary