From audit (2 yrs) to senior financial analyst, am I leaving too soon?

Hi folks,

      2 years in Big 4 audit (financial services)  for almost 2 years. Got my CPA. BS and MS in Accounting with a Information system minor. About to be a senior this year (hopefully), and I've been doing senior work since last October. Metro-NYC.

      Been thinking about leaving lately. People keep telling me the longer you stay the better, but I seriously don't want to spend any year in public accounting, the hour, the pressure, the complaints I hear every single day. Just….. NO! Can't take it.

      I'd like to pursue a senior financial analyst job (corporate finance) in industry (not financial services). How realistic is that? Most job descriptions say minimum 3-4 years post undergraduate experience. Do they value B4 experience more than other acccounting jobs? 

      Anyway, I've also considered internal audit, but most people I talked to voted against this track. I hate walkthroughs, so I guess that won't work.

      Your opinion will be greatly appreciated!

      

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