Hi all, this is my first thread. Really need some advice on a career change from accounting to finance. Please help. :))
Here's a little background about myself.
M.A. (Economics) from top 30 university. GPA 3.5
CPA license, CFA Level II passed.
2 years in public accounting and 1 year in a real estate investment company as accountant...
I live in Southern California. I'll move to the north if necessary.
*I don't hate accounting. But I major in Math/Econ. It was really an accident where I ended up. It was my mistake I didn't plan it well. *
I've been applying jobs for the past few days, for financial analyst roles. Some companies contacted me asking if I want to work for their accounting department...I DON'T. :))
Please, all the smart and nice people out there. Please give some career advice on this career switch. What's my best strategy now? Where should I land?
Corporate FP&A; valuation/advisory from accounting firms; research/analyst from wealth management... These are the areas I've been exploring...What do you think is my best shot?
I know it's all about personal interest. But I also need a realistic evaluation about my qualifications.
I heard two things from recruiters: 1. start fresh from finance department as jr. 2. get a job in accounting department then transfer to FP&A. What do you think?