Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 16 Apr 2014, 12:16

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Big 4 Audit => Strategic Finance/Corp Dev Jobs Possible?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
Joined: 16 Apr 2010
Posts: 25
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 10

Big 4 Audit => Strategic Finance/Corp Dev Jobs Possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 16:40
Hi all,

I'm going to be attending a masters of accounting program this year and while I enjoy accounting to a large extent, I also want to really get into a more strategic finance-oriented role. My ideal job is corporate development, but I know that these jobs will be darn near impossible to get with only Big 4 audit experience on my resume as they usually like BB IB/MBB Consultants. On the flip side, however, I'm not necessarily married to only doing corporate development work. I could also see myself doing FP&A if it a job that is heavy on "analysis" and less so on "financial planning" if you understand what I mean. A lot of FP&A jobs seem to be accounting jobs really and while I don't necessarily need to be doing M&A type of work to be happy, I do want to be doing capital budgeting, real options analysis, NPV/IRR analysis (I guess any sort of financial modeling or stats-related work), etc. on the job as opposed to payroll/benefits budgeting, month-end closes, internal controls testing, etc. which a lot of corporate accounting roles involve. I've had a small taste of that and honestly did not enjoy it at all.

So my basic questions are if I can eventually get into a role doing the things I mentioned above with a background in audit and what types of roles/positions would involve this outside of IB/Consulting/Corp Dev as those jobs are basically ruled out for me at the moment. I'd particularly like to avoid IB/PE/HF routes because of the lifestyle/culture issues, but I would be open to advice on getting into Management Consulting/Corp Dev on the off chance those are a possiblity from audit.
Intern
Intern
Joined: 11 Oct 2012
Posts: 46
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 9

Re: Big 4 Audit => Strategic Finance/Corp Dev Jobs Possible? [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 07:05
I'm interested int his as well in case anyone has some insight
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my post useful, I give kudos back :)

Re: Big 4 Audit => Strategic Finance/Corp Dev Jobs Possible?   [#permalink] 17 Apr 2013, 07:05
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts 7 How to get in to Big 4 audit/tax? Manila 8 20 Jul 2010, 11:43
New posts Msc Finance - suitable for breaking out of big4 audit? ongi3000 1 30 Aug 2011, 00:12
New posts 2 Strategic Finance Jobs Besides Corp Dev? brooksbrahs 5 24 Oct 2012, 07:21
New posts Profile Eval Request - Big 4 Audit/IB Product Compliance projectmba 0 18 Mar 2014, 20:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Big 4 Audit => Strategic Finance/Corp Dev Jobs Possible?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.