I'm relatively very new here and need some help.
I'm currently a student in NYC and go a public business school (Baruch) and have just finished up my 2nd year (going to declare for Accounting). I am working full-time (payroll in a small private company) + taking a full-time course load. I'm also married if that helps to paint the picture of what my current situation looks like.
After hearing how boring audit is at the Big 4 (nothing wrong with Big 4) I've been looking into other career options I can pursue with an accounting degree that would be interesting with work-life balance. A financial analyst role with a mix of accounting/finance sounded really ideal to me.
Is it possible to get into corporate finance as an entry-level analyst at a F500 company straight out of undergrad without having to do FDLP in NYC? If so what steps should I take to maximize my chances?
I don't want to do FDLP because of the relocation mandate.
If what I'm looking to do isn't realistic then should I pursue a Big 4 role until I could make the jump to Corp Finance at a F500?
Sorry if the post is lengthy but some wisdom would be really appreciated.