I hate PE - the documenting, the fire drills, the countless decks, the continuous chasing after deals/info/responses. The only thing I can tolerate is the modeling. Given what I've read at a high level, it seems like strategic finance roles can be really focused on modeling and forecasting, such as revenue forecasting, modeling out a potential new contract, cash flow forecasts, etc., while allowing me to take a vacation or stop constantly checking my email.
Would love to hear from others familiar with these roles, particularly at smaller, growth-focused companies. what's the role like, the career path, is it a path to a CFO role if you're really good?