I am currently working in the corporate finance division at a Big 4 and am deciding whether to commit to a CA (Australian version of CPA, relatively well respected in Aus)
Background: Completed Accounting and Finance majors in Uni. Unsure exactly where to go in the future - definitely not in accounting. Some potential careers which interest me include corporate development, private equity and investment analyst. (I find the former 2 options more interesting at the moment). Also, I would like to work overseas in some point in the future.
I have heard some finance professionals take the CA/CPA as accounting is the language of business/foundations for finance, and would also like to improve my ability to analyse financial statements.
With this in mind, would it still be worthwhile to take the CA? Or would my time better be spent elsewhere (e.g. CFA)?