FP&A Analyst in retail vs medical device
Hi all,Any advice please. Sorry if it appears duplicated, I couldn't seem to edit the content but just write new one.I am wondering which of the below 2 FP&A Analyst opportunities (in Australia) would better prepare me for a future executive role.
- A national retailer with revenue $570m, PE backed. The FP&A team has 4 including the manager. The role seems to also include sales forecast though I don't know to what extent. They use Power BI and plan to expand to SQL and Alteryx. I was told there would be opportunities to assist Ops in their projects down the track.
- Mature medical device manufacturer, also do SaaS healthcare. Globally listed, HQ in the US though started in Sydney where the Australian HQ is, market cap ~$30b in each. Global sales $3bn. The Fp&A role is in Operations so I think it's on the expense side. They use many tools but I am not sure what is used the most in this role. The team in Ops currently has 3. The biggest FP&A team is in the US.
The JD is quite similar and the differences were mentioned above to my best knowledge.
This will be my first FP&A role and I don't plan to stay in either industry for life, but rather want to develop skills that are transferable to any industry in FP&A. Ultimate goal would be CFO/COO.
I've read a couple of threads about similar topics but would appreciate any advice.