Here I have a question about my career mapping. I am trying to know how long I have to go before I qualify for the FA position(not straight accounting, just much more about analytical workload).
I am looking for internal finance department in a company, a kind of big picture job dealing with financial projection and planning or valuation, not directly with wall-street job of various securities.
here is my background: MS in accounting, in the middle of CPA (but now I need to financially stable to get higly focused on review , so I have not started yet now, just sit in CPA exam now.), almost fresh graduate in 2008, currently advancing study by taking Information System class while marinating with job hunting in this worse economic downtime.
My BA is in English literature. While pursuing master degree in school, I was also working as research assistant for my professor's paper and publications in accounting and financial management, a 2 -year heavy workload trained me well in data processing and a set of delicate skills.
Another work experience is to work as a staff accountant for a short term in a large medical associate (5 hospital, 2 insurance firms), only more than one month. but I am fast learners and very observant, and immediately got to know what a typical day of staff account looked like. after that, there is more than one year time gap: I started to studying information system in a local community school.
This summer I am working as manager assistant in a small company in the commercial wholesale universe, the manager is tough in cost control, so I do a lot of thing ranging from accounting, financial analysis, inventory management, marketing, sales, website construction.
both in working place and school, I did some simple financial analysis using excel based modeling : setting formula, auto count, pivot table, Vlookup, hlookup. Never use PV,FV....