Hello fellow monkeys I am new to the community and seeking advice regarding two positions, one is a top fortune500 tool manufacturer (we'll call them ABC) and the other from UBS. I have a BSBA in Finance and just completed my Master of Science in Finance. I have about 1.5 yrs of prior work experience with a top insurance company (finance internship), a major US bank (compliance position), and a prominent US investment bank (back office operations role). I plan on one day going back to school for a JD/MBA as I am interested in M&A , IB, and other aspects of finance. Now here is the dilemma, two great options but two different paths.
The first is a two year (rotate every six months) Financial Analyst Rotational Program with ABC where I will work in fp&a, accounting, operational finance, and a role of my choosing. I will also complete a LEAN project and attend five trainings on various topics/skills. The second is an Reporting and Control Analyst position with UBS, which is more of an operational role with some financial analysis functions but a higher title (the next title is Associate Director) and direct interaction with senior management. ABC is solely finance and accounting and upon finishing the program I would become a Senior Financial Analyst. I am concerned with being pigeonholed in operations but believe my future JD/MBA will help me combat that. Would it be worth it to work at UBS for awhile then transition into a FA program or should I just go into one or the other immediately? Which position do you think would be more lucrative?
Thanks for the advice!