Recently started a corporate finance FP&A job. I'm not far in yet but even my senior analyst (1 year experience) spends most of his time updating already built models, refreshing excel reports, and building powerpoint decks for executive meetings.
This is not really what I thought I was going to be doing. I wanted something where I work with a bit of modeling (I understand the minimal amount of modeling actually done in FP&A) and doing some calculations on forecasts (ROI, NPV).
I work in the central finance group, which receives info from the business unit finance teams, consolidates the info to reflect the entire company's P&Ls, and does estimates on each weeks performance. The complex ad-hoc reports are done by my managers and directors who are all pushing 50+.
What can I do to eventually exit into something like valuations, or even a more complex and strategy driven FP&A role? ( I would love to hear about FP&A people breaking into consulting as well)
Please excuse some of the rambling, but it's hard to articulate my situation well with me being only a month on the job.