As there is often discussion about what constitutes "elite work experience", I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on this matter. There is little to no disagreement that the traditional prestigious pre MBA roles are (IB, consulting, PE) etc. However, how is Big 4 audit or F500 FP&A / Corp Accounting experience viewed by Adcoms for top MBA programs? Now I am not talking about H/S/W but more in the range of lower Top 10 - 20 schools. Is an accounting based background perceived that negatively if a candidate aims to switch to a consulting role post MBA? I am trying to gauge the competitiveness of my profile for the range of schools I am aiming to apply for and I do realize its a holistic approach to admissions. Basically, are Adcoms going to be completely turned off by F200 FP&A experience and a CPA designation (Hint, yes that is my profile)? I realize its not the most thrilling experience which is why I want to pursue an MBA. I figured that if I started out my career in such a field, I might as well try to excel in it and at least secure my designation. Love to hear everyone's thoughts.