So I've been doing some reflecting over my spring break about what I really enjoy about finance based on what I've been exposed to and I was wondering if there is a job or career track that would eventually lead me to doing these kinds of activities on a regular basis. I feel like I'm all over the place in terms of what I like, so that's why I'm seeking this forum's help in narrowing down what job function I seem to be aiming for. Thanks in advance!
I would like a job that involves (listed in order of preference):
-Forecasting Sales, Costs, etc. for products (I know I want to work for an industry company eventually) in order to decide what projects to invest in, which products to develop, markets to enter, etc.
-Using Sales Forecasts to see if financial goals are being met and altering strategic plans when things aren't going according to plan.
-Hedging against currency risk
-Determining how to finance said projects/products
-M&A and Joint Ventures formation and valuation
-Doing SWOT/Due Diligence on the company, competitors, and the industry in general to decide what strategies to implement.
Now I doubt, particularly at the junior levels, that my job will involve ALL of the following, but based on this, is there a job function that seems more suited to my interests?
Also, I actually enjoy accounting to some extent, but I just don't want my job to be PURELY constructing financials, adhering to GAAP, and preparing closing entries. I enjoy forecasting and modeling the most, so I'd definitely tend toward a job that allows me to do a good amount of that.