I am a second year auditor at a Big 4 firm, double-majoring in accounting and finance (bachelor's degree)
As I am about to complete my second year, I have been looking for another opportunity to transfer to my firm's (or other Big4) , M&A or valuation departments. The reason is because I would like to focus more to finance field instead of continuing my career in accounting (i.e. auditing), with a goal to hopefully get PE job.
My questions are:
1. Does anybody have more information about these three different departments? How do you differentiate the three departments in terms of the types of work done?
2. Which one will give me more expertise/opportunity to land PE job?
3. I heard that M&A in big 4 firm is not as good as M&A in IB or PE firms. Is this true? If so, why is this the case?
4. With my background (Bachelor's dual degree in accounting and finance, 2 years of audit experience), which of these department do I have the best opportunity to land a job on?
Hope someone can help me get more information about these three different opportunities.
Thanks in advance!