I am currently taking accounting classes to satisfy the cpa requirement and planning to take cpa exam at the end of this year.
Here's my current plan:
I will start working as an accountant in a cpa firm and build up some experience on the field (2-3 years) and transfer to finance area to become a financial analyst in a corporation. (I have economics and engineering bachelor degrees)
Someone might ask me why don't I directly go to the finance field. The reason is I do not have any working experience so far neither as accoutant nor financial analyst. My initial goal was to be a financial analyst, but if I like, I will continue in that field. I want to first experience the real field before I choose my ultimate career.
Last time, someone recommended me to get an assurance,jobs in cpa firms, but I could not find enough information about the job availability, qualification, responsibility,.. etc. Is there anyone here who's working in the field?
What kind of job should I pursue as a cpa to later move into finance field?
Will working in public or private matter?
(I am planning to start CFA after finishing CPA to get edge on the field.)
I will appreciate any helps!