Is there any exit opportunities for Fp&A?

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Rank: Senior Chimp | banana points 28

I am currently a FP&A at a commercial bank, but work with forecasting numbers for auto loans, so the experience doesn't really translate to high financial jobs. I want to go into PE, but no target school so no real shot at that unless I go to get my MBA from a top 10, and even after that I'm not coming from IB experience.

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Apr 5, 2017

I love my FP&A role. I work at a $100m tech company and we are responsible for all forecasting, analytics, budgeting etc. We are also lead on all deals and work direct with the cfo and ceo. We are a 2 person team, and were a 1 person team for several months. Great exposure at smaller companies and have full visibility into the company.

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Apr 5, 2017

I'm curious- what does comp look like at a small company like yours? What is the next step up for you? I'm assuming there isn't as much of a hierarchy (analyst, senior analyst, manager, director, VP, etc). Not trying to pry too much- comp and structure is readily available for large companies, but I dream that I could jump to a decision-maker role at a smaller company and grow my career and comp with that company.

Apr 5, 2017

Unless you have some elite networking your chance at PE is slim to none. Your experience currently just doesn't support the flow into PE.

Why do you want to go into PE? Is it just because it sounds sexy?

Apr 5, 2017

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