A little about myself:
-Undergrad in Accounting, minor in finance 3.5GPA (CUNY)
-1.5yrs work experience: Fortune 500 rotational program, currently working in an accounting research department
-Studying for the GMAT
Here is my dilemma:
I know I do not want to work in accounting for the rest of my career. I like it and think it is a good background to have, but I know I would eventually like to move into a finance role. I am still a little confused about where in finance I would like to go.. Some sections within my company that currently interest me are strategy, forecasting, and treasury. I’m trying to figure out what should be the next move in my career. I think about this a lot and always flip flop on scenarios.
Some options I’ve considered
1)Stay in this position for now (required to stay a year and a half; at least!), gain experience, and try to transfer to one of the finance departments (hope a good positions opens). Do this while applying for b school and getting my MBA part-time (company sponsored).
2)Stay in this position for the rest of the year and apply for outside finance positions (end of this year early next year) in areas of interest. Do this while applying for b school and getting my MBA part-time.
3)Take the CPA, go into public accounting for two years (earn my cpa). Hope for good exit options in finance, Apply for b school. Is the CPA beneficial enough to take this route?
I am definitely taking the GMAT this year. I haven’t ruled out full time b school. I just have to see how I score first. Also, I know I don’t want to work in this company for the rest of my career. I think I would only stay another 3-4 yrs max if I had to..
Please offer me any advice or suggestions. Thanks in advance. This site is the best!!