So as the title mentions, I am hoping to get some advice on the typical career path in corporate finance.
Background: Started as an intern at a very mature F100 tech company in Fall of 2015. Transitioned into a Business Analyst role from Fall 2016 to Early 2018. Using that experience, I was recently able to obtain a role on the Corp FP&A team within the same company.
I am still relatively green in the area of corporate finance, so I was hoping to learn more about the traditional career path. From what I can gather it seems like it would go Analyst -> SFA -> Manager -> Director depending on the company's structure of course. But how do you actually get these promotions? Do you need an MBA to jump from SFA to Manager? or is it all experience based? is there an ideal time to jump companies? For example, make SFA with current company, then look at outside tech firms to get that managerial role?
I have a few other questions, but I will keep those for the comment section. Thanks in advance for any advice!