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!