Transition to Investment Banking Industrials from Public Accounting. Feasible?
So far my first year out of college has been in public accounting but its not living up to expectations and my firm doesn't have any intentions on letting me move into the deal side from assurance so I am looking at pivoting into IB to get some M&A exposure. The work is public accounting is just so dry and the pay is pretty shit in comparison to what I see others making (plus I already work over 60 hours a week) so I want to jump ship as soon as I apply for my CPA license.
I am looking at joining an Aerospace & Defense company in the long term and I don't want to get pigeon holed into accounting only roles given my current background so I feel if I try this move into IB it might open up some exit options. Wanted input from anyone about deal flow in the Industrials space specifically A&D if anyone has had experiences and what banks they worked for.
I did fine in school (3.7 in both Undergrad and Grad). Non target, Accounting and Finance degree. Idk if this is still relevant or if they're more looking for technical skills at this point since I've worked for a year (been doing some self study on modeling).