Going to make this as short as possible. I've been at a pretty large (30+B) Hedge Fund / Investment Manager firm for about a year now in an accounting role with some finance mixed in.
There is an internal opening for a Portfolio Data Analyst position. Basic responsibilities include verifying completeness of trades and information, resolve discrepancies, set-up financial instruments in our system, perform settlements of various types of financial instruments by working with thedesk and operations.
I would like to eventually find a way out of accounting/middle office role and get to the "". Would this type of role be something that is a good step? I know it will at least get me working on trades, working with traders on a daily basis and working on operations so I figure it is a good step, if a tedious one.
All thoughts would be appreciated.