I've got two job offers in hand. 1. Mid-sized pharma firm (growth history), product development (division) FP&A team. 2. Fortune 50 tech (mature), Corporate FP&A. I have 1 year of accounting/finance experience. Offer is low 60s+bonus for both.
My big question: What are some of the major differences between corporate and division FP&A? Where does corporate FP&A add value? I'm a little worried that the corporate FP&A position will be too general (consolidation, review, high-level analysis), not allowing me to sharpen my analytical skills; is that often the case? Is corporate FP&A often involved in strategy, modeling, and decision support?
Goal: Like most people, get in the position that is most likely to bring me to the corner office.
I have experience in divisional FP&A, but I'm a little unsure about corporate. Any knowledge would be great... Thanks.