Less Accounting-heavy Corp Fin Roles?

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Hey everyone - amateur level question here. I'm a bit of an outlier from the typical demographic here at WSO and really have no interest in pursuing IB/PE/HF as a career, partly because in Canada PE doesn't have a huge presence and that's really the only area listed above that really appeals to me, and partly because I highly value my work-life balance (I'm fine with 50-60 hour weeks, but I just don't have an appetite for much more than that). I'm extremely interested in valuations, investment analysis/decision making, corporate strategy, and corporate development.

Being interested in finance, this makes it tough for me. I don't want to do AM (I like sales but its a little TOO sales-heavy for me, and I'm more oriented towards analytical work), and looking at corporate finance roles it seems like the vast majority are EXTREMELY accounting heavy.

So I'm wondering, what types of corporate finance roles exist that aren't like 80-90% accounting work, if any? Are there any I can break into right out of school, or am I more stuck taking something a little more boring and trying to lateral? Corp Dev sounds amazing, but I know they mostly hire ex-IB guys for those roles.

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Feb 16, 2019

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