I'm looking for any advice on how to break into FP&A roles. I started my career doing engineering and project management within infrastructure and utilities space for 5 years. My undergrad was in engineering (non-target state univ) and got my MBA from USC.
Iinternship, but the internship didn't work out.
Just my luck (and probably due to my unorthodox background), I only managed to land an internal strategy role at a utility company (I did receive interviews from big4,, but did not land anything sadly).
My current role involves some business/operations process improvements, some IT project management, some finance (capital budgeting for our assets and sometimes off-/ project finance modeling) and some data analytics.
Basically jack of all trades master of none, and at this point I realized my resume is probably very f**k'd up. I do learn a lot because of the variety of the work and exposures to a ton of people in the organization, and it's a very stable job, but... I don't see myself doing this forever.
Back in B-school, I turned down a FDLP FP&A internship at F500 for the BB internship (which did not work out sadly), so now I was thinking maybe I should try FP&A because the path is more defined.
Can anyone give some advice on what strategies I need in order to break into FP&A? Is this even realistic given I've been out of school for almost 2 years (since Aug 2016)? Honestly, I don't mind taking a paycut at this point and don't mind taking a demotion to just entry-level analyst to get my career paths straighten up.
If anyone can give me some ideas, I'd so so so appreciate it very much...