what should I do to get to the highest paying job in Finance for my case in the next 10 years?
Can someone give me some advice please regarding how to get into the highest paying job in Finance for my case?
I am 25 and I am a fresh graduate working as an external auditor in a big-four accounting firm in Australia. I am originally from China and I graduated from a top university (I was the top 1% in High School and my GPA in Uni is 3.6/4 ) in China majored in Environmental Science. Then I came to Australia and did my Master's degree in Accounting at a non-prestigious University in Au (Not because I can't get into the best University in Australia, but mainly because I need to go to this regional state to get the PR of Australia).
Now, I am working as an external auditor and at the same time doing my second Master's degree in Analytics (This program is provided by a US university with an overall ranking of around 60 globally, and the major ranks around 20-30 globally, I am doing it online and part-time and I have completed 50% of the degree.).
I am also working towards the qualification of Charted Accountant. Since I am in a small city, I don't have a crazy workload like the other big four offices in other cities so that I can have time to improve myself in terms of degree and qualification.
So, can someone please give me some advice on how to get into the highest paying job in Finance. I'd really appreciate it.
I've got a rough plan and don't know if it actually works? I'd obtain my CA and finish my master's degree in analytics in three years. At that time, I should be a senior accountant and I'd probably stay in the big-four firm until I become the assistant manager. After that, I'd probably consider doing a full-time MBA in the UK at the top University there.
So, if I follow this plan, when I get to the age of 30, I should have five years of working experience in an external audit at a big four firm with the CA qualification. I'll have and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, a Master's degree in Accounting, a Master's degree in Analytics and maybe an MBA from a top UK university. I've also got some experience in real estate property investment because my parents are property investors, the portfolio is not very high (around $5 million). But we'll discuss and I'll provide analysis and suggestions for them every time they want to buy a property.
My goal is to get into the highest paying position in fiance, maybe investment banking or asset management roles in UK/AU/Hongkong/Mainland China. Can someone give me some advice please? Any comments would be very much appreciated.