1st year FA in a small plant at F500 company, graduated BA in accounting with 120 units (can sit on CPA exam, but licensure) 5 years ago. Was an corp accountant at small private company after graduation.
What I am currently concerning about is that I heard that if I would like to move up the ladder in Corp Fin (such as manager and higher in FP&A), CPA is a must, is that correct? If so, what's the realistic moves I can make on that since I do not have enough education hours (that may be made up by going for master accounting, but what's the point of going master accounting for Corp fin especially when I have BA in accounting) and at the same time, I would not have experience hours in order to get my CPA lincensure unless I work at public accounting under valid CPA holder. If not, what will be the option for me instead of getting CPA or MBA?
Any help will be very appreciated.