Im based in London and am deciding between two options there.
I have a job offer to join a big 4 accountancy firm in their audit division to take the ACA accounting qualification.
I also have another offer from a (really quite) small M&A advisory company. i.e. only 100 professional staff globally.
My eventual plan is to move into private equity, and I was wondering which would set me up best for entrance into PE?
The accountancy work is dull and has a smaller salary, so I'd only choose that one if would set me up for a move into PE better than spending the same amount of time (3 years) at the small advisory company.
I would, however, be able to do several month long secondments into the advisory side of the accounting firm. I know a partner in the private equity group and an MD in the Transaction and restructuring division, who would let me move into their department for up to 6 months. Does this change anything?
Thanks for any help