Dell FP&A vs. KPMG FDD

Help me to make a decision for entry full time position. Below is my profile! 

About me:

• final year of MSc in non-target school in Central&Eastern Europe

• did 2 internships at big4 companies: 3mos in Audit, 9mos in Financial Due Diligence/M&A/Valuations

• long-term goal: career in corporate strategy/CFO at big companies in Europe (think Novo Nordisk, Procter and Gamble, Dell, Amazon, Pfizer)

•additional question: In case I choose Dell, how hard or easy is with eg. 3yrs of experience tranfer to FP&A of another huge company, in different industry (eg. pharma)?

I secured two offers for full-time position, which one to choose:

1) DELL Tech - Finance Graduate Program

  • pros
    • immediately entering the corporation and FP&A role without going to big4 for several years
    • tech company + great rotational program as I've heard + maybe better WLB (not sure) compared to big4
    • deep understanding of the company, not grasping only the surface like at BIG4
  • cons:
    • it is in Slovakia, and I am from more developed EU country so salary I would receive would not be great

2) KPMG FDD 

  • pros
    • it is in home country, salary the same
    • big4, multiple industries and clients
  • cons:
    • I worked 9mos there so know the team and the job - team is good, atmosphere is good, like the job, but not sth what I would like to do all my career, max 3yrs
    • seems like criterias fell down in Europe regarding recruiting the talents as nobody wants to work at BIG4, also I have a feeling like it is hard to transfer (from no matter which position, even as senior +2yrs experience) to FP&A corporate roles
 
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I'm an FP&A analyst at F500. It massively depends on the company, at least in my workplace the career progression in FP&A teams is slow and we are overworked - it's definitely not a 9-5 job contrary to what I was told. Anyway, my company prefers ex IB/Equity research/consultants for corporate strategy external hires, otherwise you can go for FP&A, then lateral to FP&A in another (desired) company/location, and then try to lateral internally. My company is more lax about internal laterals but you still need to network. I tried to lateral to another M&A role and haven't been successul, so bear in mind that internal laterals aren't guaranteed either 

 

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