Big 4 - Audit - Industry Selection
I am a new graduate who majored in economics & accounting and starting my big4 audit role in 2022 (Toronto, Canada). I was hoping someone could provide an explanation of the various audit industries available at Big 4 Audit and their respective exit opportunities.
As with many accounting majors, I too would like to eventually move out of audit into advisory or valuation and fromroles in IB and from there hopefully into PE (At the moment, I am interested in either Software or Infrastructure PE)
Knowing my interests is it logical to request financial institutions as my preference for the industry to audit or does it not matter? Also how long should I stay in audit knowing the longer I am in the field, the more likely my exit opps become fortune 500 financial reporting roles?
Lastly, I understand there are many highly educated individuals on this site, and so I apologize if I sound stupid in the extreme leaps I am making from Audit - -> Advisory --> IB --> PE