Path to IB for 24 year guy in developing country

Hi!

I am 24 year old guy in Azerbaijan( small oil rich country with average economy). I work at 2nd biggest local corporation in Finance department as Senior Associate doing pretty shitty reporting and budgeting job. My job experience is 1 year Deloitte audit + 2.5 years corporate reporting.

Recently I got an offer from KPMG corporate finance Executive 1. SO I want to take an advice from you guys.
My ultimate goal is IB in foreign countries as there is no IB in my country.

So my question is:
1) How much big4 corporate finance experience is useful for IB f.e in Russia? What downgrade should I expect?
2) Is working 2 more years in my current job, then taking top 20 MBA somewhere in Europe and then landing in directly in IB better path?

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May 1, 2017 - 10:18am

Problem is that KPMG pays only 37% of my current salary :D

So basically I decided that I need whether:

1) Live comfortable life, earn decent salary and prepare for MBA and then switch to IB
2) Accept low salary, forget about MBA, practice 2 years in CorpFin KPMG and then move to IB

But as far as I understood you think that my options are not enough for IB? According to you I should Accept low salary, practice 2 years in CorpFin, then do MBA and then land in IB. Isn't it to much risk-averse option? Or my options are enough?)

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